The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 462 464 418
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -46
Contract jobs citing VB6 127 99 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.51% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 51 75
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.51 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +23.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.64%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 116 £320 -1.53% 62
Yorkshire +37 33 £320 +1.58% 7
West Yorkshire +33 26 £320 +1.58% 5
South East +1 25 £230 -27.55% 15
London -17 18 £408 +4.95% 7
Surrey - 16 £225 - 5
North West +1 14 £290 -3.33% 10
East of England -18 11 £350 -6.66% 5
Scotland -21 10 £350 +35.92% 2
Leeds - 10 £320 - 4
Manchester +5 9 £290 - 3
Edinburgh -18 6 £388 +50.48% 1
City of London +19 5 £538 +40.52%
Oxfordshire +5 5 £270 -1.81% 2
East Midlands -6 4 £230 - 2
South West -36 4 £248 -23.84% 12
York - 4 £320 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £338 -
Leicestershire - 4 £230 - 2
North Yorkshire - 4 £320 -
Oxford +1 3 £250 -9.09% 2
East Sussex 0 3 £315 +23.52% 4
Glasgow -6 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire -17 3 £300 - 4
Leicester - 3 £230 - 1
Preston -5 2 - - 2
West Midlands -22 2 £300 +20.00% 4
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £235 -
Cheshire - 2 £280 - 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 172 (67.98%) .NET
3 159 (62.85%) SQL Server
4 104 (41.11%) C#
5 100 (39.53%) SQL
6 79 (31.23%) VB.NET
7 66 (26.09%) ASP.NET
8 65 (25.69%) Windows
9 62 (24.51%) Microsoft
10 56 (22.13%) HTML
11 52 (20.55%) JavaScript
11 52 (20.55%) XML
12 48 (18.97%) Oracle
13 42 (16.60%) CSS
13 42 (16.60%) MS Excel
14 35 (13.83%) VBA
14 35 (13.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 35 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 33 (13.04%) Finance
15 33 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
16 31 (12.25%) VBScript
16 31 (12.25%) IIS
16 31 (12.25%) Visual Studio
17 27 (10.67%) DTS
18 26 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (9.88%) .NET Framework
20 24 (9.49%) WCF
20 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 24 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (9.49%) COM+

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (12.25%) IIS
2 10 (3.95%) Documentum
3 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.40%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.40%) CICS
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 42 (16.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.19%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (62.85%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 35 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 27 (10.67%) DTS
5 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (6.72%) Ingres
7 16 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.95%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.77%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.98%) MS Access
12 4 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (0.79%) QlikView
13 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (12.25%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (3.16%) Subversion
6 7 (2.77%) JIRA
6 7 (2.77%) NUnit
6 7 (2.77%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (2.77%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.19%) Maven
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.19%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.40%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.40%) MSI
9 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (1.98%) Back Office
3 4 (1.58%) Marketing
4 3 (1.19%) Banking
4 3 (1.19%) Retail
4 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 186 (73.52%) Developer
2 94 (37.15%) VB Developer
3 83 (32.81%) VB6 Developer
4 47 (18.58%) .NET Developer
5 31 (12.25%) Analyst
6 25 (9.88%) VB.NET Developer
7 20 (7.91%) Programmer
8 19 (7.51%) C# Developer
9 17 (6.72%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (5.14%) SQL Developer
12 12 (4.74%) Software Developer
12 12 (4.74%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.74%) Senior VB Developer
13 11 (4.35%) Senior VB6 Developer
13 11 (4.35%) Support Analyst
13 11 (4.35%) Technical Support
13 11 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
14 10 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
15 7 (2.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (67.98%) .NET
2 66 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 56 (22.13%) HTML
4 52 (20.55%) XML
5 42 (16.60%) CSS
6 25 (9.88%) .NET Framework
7 24 (9.49%) COM+
7 24 (9.49%) WCF
8 22 (8.70%) Classic ASP
8 22 (8.70%) WinForms
9 21 (8.30%) Web Services
10 17 (6.72%) XSLT
10 17 (6.72%) WPF
11 16 (6.32%) JSON
11 16 (6.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (5.53%) jQuery
13 10 (3.95%) LINQ
13 10 (3.95%) Ajax
14 9 (3.56%) ActiveX
14 9 (3.56%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.77%) W3C
2 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
4 2 (0.79%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.40%) Open Source
5 1 (0.40%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.40%) Derivative
5 1 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.40%) Informatics
5 1 (0.40%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.69%) Windows
2 26 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (7.51%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.93%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.79%) UNIX
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (8.70%) OO
3 18 (7.11%) MVC
4 17 (6.72%) Migration
5 15 (5.93%) CRM
5 15 (5.93%) SOA
6 14 (5.53%) MVVM
7 12 (4.74%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (4.74%) Unit Testing
8 11 (4.35%) TDD
8 11 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 10 (3.95%) Project Management
10 8 (3.16%) OOP
10 8 (3.16%) OOD
11 7 (2.77%) Asset Management
11 7 (2.77%) Quality Management
11 7 (2.77%) UML
11 7 (2.77%) Data Modelling
11 7 (2.77%) Use Case
11 7 (2.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 104 (41.11%) C#
3 100 (39.53%) SQL
4 79 (31.23%) VB.NET
5 52 (20.55%) JavaScript
6 35 (13.83%) VBA
7 31 (12.25%) VBScript
8 22 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 22 (8.70%) Java
9 12 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.35%) XAML
10 11 (4.35%) C++
11 8 (3.16%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.98%) Perl
13 1 (0.40%) PHP
13 1 (0.40%) Delphi
13 1 (0.40%) C
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.58%) Degree
2 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.79%) APMP
4 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.11%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 62 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.97%) Oracle
3 10 (3.95%) Sybase
4 6 (2.37%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.37%) Citrix
5 5 (1.98%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.58%) Telerik
7 2 (0.79%) SAP
7 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) Sage
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee
8 1 (0.40%) EMC
8 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Diss
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Epsom
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago