The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 525 408 378
Rank change year-on-year
-117 -30
Contract jobs citing VB6 93 179 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.88% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 121 109
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 19
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21641 20443 20821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 38.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 13100 12385
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 567 726
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB6
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 within the UK.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 within the UK.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB6
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -99 92 £300 -7.69% 50
London -30 34 £275 -29.03% 4
Tyne and Wear - 16 £330 - 2
North East - 16 £330 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £330 - 2
North West -12 14 £280 -10.40% 6
City of London +18 12 £375 -
Manchester -1 11 £275 - 4
South East -32 10 £325 - 7
West Midlands -25 6 £350 +32.07% 7
East of England -15 5 £205 -41.42% 4
Yorkshire -38 5 £300 +3.44% 5
East Sussex -9 4 £350 -16.66% 2
Leeds -8 3 £300 +3.44% 3
Oxfordshire -12 3 £325 +25.00%
West Yorkshire -29 3 £300 +5.26% 5
Cambridgeshire - 3 £205 -
Brighton - 3 £366 - 1
Cheshire +4 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Birmingham -6 2 £375 +45.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - -
Milton Keynes -9 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £290 - 4
York -5 1 £320 +6.66%
North Yorkshire -8 1 £320 +6.66%
East Midlands -11 1 £250 -5.66%
Hampshire -13 1 £238 -
Lancashire -15 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -20 1 £160 -48.80% 3
South West -38 1 £308 +11.81% 15

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6.

1 219 (100.00%) VB
2 146 (66.67%) .NET
3 121 (55.25%) SQL Server
4 104 (47.49%) SQL
5 88 (40.18%) C#
6 63 (28.77%) VB.NET
7 56 (25.57%) Oracle
8 53 (24.20%) JavaScript
9 50 (22.83%) XML
10 48 (21.92%) ASP.NET
11 44 (20.09%) VBScript
12 39 (17.81%) HTML
13 38 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (17.35%) Windows
14 32 (14.61%) CSS
14 32 (14.61%) Oracle Database
15 31 (14.16%) PL/SQL
15 31 (14.16%) IIS
15 31 (14.16%) SQL Server 2000
16 30 (13.70%) Java
17 27 (12.33%) Finance
17 27 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
19 24 (10.96%) VBA
19 24 (10.96%) WCF
20 21 (9.59%) Visual Studio
20 21 (9.59%) COM+
21 20 (9.13%) DTS
22 19 (8.68%) ActiveX
22 19 (8.68%) SQL Server 2005

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (14.16%) IIS
2 14 (6.39%) Tuxedo
3 9 (4.11%) Documentum
4 6 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.91%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.46%) JCAPS
Applications
1 18 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Project
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.91%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.37%) HTTP
2 2 (0.91%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) LDAP
3 1 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (55.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.61%) Oracle Database
3 31 (14.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 27 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (9.13%) DTS
6 19 (8.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.20%) BusinessObjects XI
10 7 (3.20%) Ingres
10 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.37%) MS Access
12 3 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 21 (9.59%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.57%) NUnit
3 8 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.20%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (3.20%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.83%) ClearQuest
6 3 (1.37%) JUnit
6 3 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.37%) Moq
6 3 (1.37%) Maven
6 3 (1.37%) JIRA
6 3 (1.37%) Selenium
6 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.91%) Subversion
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.46%) Toad
8 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 27 (12.33%) Finance
2 7 (3.20%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 3 (1.37%) Back Office
5 2 (0.91%) German Language
5 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (70.78%) Developer
2 76 (34.70%) VB Developer
3 69 (31.51%) VB6 Developer
4 39 (17.81%) .NET Developer
5 35 (15.98%) Analyst
6 23 (10.50%) Programmer
7 18 (8.22%) C# Developer
7 18 (8.22%) VB.NET Developer
8 15 (6.85%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.39%) Senior Developer
10 12 (5.48%) Analyst Programmer
10 12 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (4.57%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.57%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (4.11%) Technical Leader
12 9 (4.11%) Applications Support
12 9 (4.11%) VB Programmer
12 9 (4.11%) Senior VB Developer
13 8 (3.65%) Senior VB6 Developer
13 8 (3.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (66.67%) .NET
2 50 (22.83%) XML
3 48 (21.92%) ASP.NET
4 39 (17.81%) HTML
5 32 (14.61%) CSS
6 24 (10.96%) WCF
7 21 (9.59%) COM+
8 19 (8.68%) ActiveX
9 16 (7.31%) Classic ASP
10 15 (6.85%) XSLT
10 15 (6.85%) .NET Framework
11 13 (5.94%) XSD
11 13 (5.94%) jQuery
12 12 (5.48%) XSL
13 10 (4.57%) Web Services
13 10 (4.57%) JSON
13 10 (4.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (4.11%) WinForms
15 8 (3.65%) Ajax
15 8 (3.65%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.20%) W3C
3 3 (1.37%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.37%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.91%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.46%) Derivative
5 1 (0.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.46%) Informatics
5 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.46%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.46%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.46%) Open Source
5 1 (0.46%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.35%) Windows
2 18 (8.22%) UNIX
3 17 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.20%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.91%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (8.22%) OO
3 16 (7.31%) MVC
4 15 (6.85%) CRM
4 15 (6.85%) Performance Testing
5 13 (5.94%) Unit Testing
6 12 (5.48%) SOA
7 11 (5.02%) Migration
8 10 (4.57%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.11%) Project Management
10 8 (3.65%) UML
11 7 (3.20%) Use Case
11 7 (3.20%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.20%) MVVM
12 6 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (2.74%) TDD
12 6 (2.74%) Data Modelling
13 5 (2.28%) OOD
13 5 (2.28%) OOP
13 5 (2.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 219 (100.00%) VB
2 104 (47.49%) SQL
3 88 (40.18%) C#
4 63 (28.77%) VB.NET
5 53 (24.20%) JavaScript
6 44 (20.09%) VBScript
7 31 (14.16%) PL/SQL
8 30 (13.70%) Java
9 24 (10.96%) VBA
10 16 (7.31%) C
11 14 (6.39%) Shell Script
11 14 (6.39%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.57%) C++
13 6 (2.74%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.83%) Perl
15 2 (0.91%) COBOL
15 2 (0.91%) XAML
16 1 (0.46%) Delphi
16 1 (0.46%) PHP
16 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.83%) Degree
2 3 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.91%) APMP
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.20%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (25.57%) Oracle
2 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.94%) Sybase
4 10 (4.57%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.20%) CODA
6 3 (1.37%) Telerik
7 2 (0.91%) Northgate
7 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.46%) Sage
8 1 (0.46%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
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