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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 514 439 419
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -20
Contract jobs citing VB6 99 146 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 92
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 22
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.05%

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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 417 554 739
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 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -71 93 £300 -10.44% 55
South East +4 23 £270 -31.64% 12
North West 0 18 £285 -5.00% 5
London -41 17 £228 -41.66% 6
Manchester +2 15 £285 - 3
Yorkshire -7 11 £310 +8.77% 9
West Yorkshire -10 9 £310 +8.77% 4
Surrey - 9 £225 - 2
Oxfordshire -6 6 £273 +19.78% 1
East Sussex -7 6 £350 -16.66% 5
Scotland -16 5 £350 +32.07% 4
West Midlands -26 5 £308 +16.03% 8
Leeds -1 4 £310 +8.77% 3
East of England -28 4 £325 -13.33% 2
City of London +11 3 £210 -44.00%
Hertfordshire -24 3 £255 -18.40% 1
Brighton - 3 £366 - 5
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -3 2 - - 1
Hitchin -4 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Cheshire - 2 £300 - 1
Oxford - 2 £263 -
Staffordshire - 2 £290 - 3
York +4 1 £320 +1.58% 3
North Yorkshire -1 1 £320 +1.58% 4
Milton Keynes -2 1 - -
East Midlands -4 1 £250 -28.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -
Lancashire -23 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £238 - 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 226 (100.00%) VB
2 147 (65.04%) .NET
3 135 (59.73%) SQL Server
4 109 (48.23%) SQL
5 91 (40.27%) C#
6 63 (27.88%) VB.NET
7 60 (26.55%) JavaScript
8 53 (23.45%) Oracle
9 52 (23.01%) ASP.NET
9 52 (23.01%) XML
10 49 (21.68%) Windows
10 49 (21.68%) HTML
11 44 (19.47%) VBScript
12 40 (17.70%) CSS
13 38 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (15.49%) Microsoft
15 32 (14.16%) SQL Server 2000
15 32 (14.16%) IIS
16 30 (13.27%) Java
16 30 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
17 28 (12.39%) PL/SQL
17 28 (12.39%) VBA
17 28 (12.39%) Oracle Database
18 26 (11.50%) MS Excel
18 26 (11.50%) Finance
18 26 (11.50%) WCF
18 26 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
19 25 (11.06%) DTS
20 23 (10.18%) OO
21 22 (9.73%) COM+

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 32 (14.16%) IIS
2 11 (4.87%) Tuxedo
3 9 (3.98%) Documentum
4 5 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.44%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) HTTP
1 3 (1.33%) Intranet
2 2 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.44%) VPN
3 1 (0.44%) DNS
3 1 (0.44%) LDAP
3 1 (0.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (59.73%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 30 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (12.39%) Oracle Database
5 26 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (11.06%) DTS
7 15 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.42%) Ingres
9 8 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.77%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.77%) MS Access
13 3 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
15 1 (0.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (9.73%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.42%) NUnit
4 7 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (3.10%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.10%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.77%) JIRA
5 4 (1.77%) ClearQuest
6 3 (1.33%) Subversion
6 3 (1.33%) Maven
6 3 (1.33%) Selenium
6 3 (1.33%) Moq
7 2 (0.88%) JUnit
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.44%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.44%) Toad
8 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (11.50%) Finance
2 4 (1.77%) Banking
2 4 (1.77%) Marketing
3 3 (1.33%) Retail
3 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.33%) Back Office
4 2 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (72.57%) Developer
2 81 (35.84%) VB Developer
3 72 (31.86%) VB6 Developer
4 41 (18.14%) .NET Developer
5 29 (12.83%) Analyst
6 23 (10.18%) Programmer
7 21 (9.29%) C# Developer
8 18 (7.96%) VB.NET Developer
9 15 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (6.19%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.31%) Analyst Programmer
12 11 (4.87%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.42%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.42%) Senior VB Developer
13 10 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (3.98%) Senior VB6 Developer
14 9 (3.98%) Technical Support
14 9 (3.98%) Applications Support
14 9 (3.98%) Technical Leader
14 9 (3.98%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (65.04%) .NET
2 52 (23.01%) ASP.NET
2 52 (23.01%) XML
3 49 (21.68%) HTML
4 40 (17.70%) CSS
5 26 (11.50%) WCF
6 22 (9.73%) COM+
6 22 (9.73%) .NET Framework
7 20 (8.85%) Classic ASP
8 19 (8.41%) ActiveX
9 16 (7.08%) XSLT
9 16 (7.08%) jQuery
10 15 (6.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 14 (6.19%) JSON
11 14 (6.19%) Web Services
12 12 (5.31%) XSL
12 12 (5.31%) WinForms
13 11 (4.87%) XSD
13 11 (4.87%) WPF
14 9 (3.98%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.10%) W3C
3 3 (1.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.88%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) Open Source
5 1 (0.44%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.44%) Derivative
5 1 (0.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.44%) Informatics
5 1 (0.44%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.68%) Windows
2 17 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.19%) UNIX
5 10 (4.42%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.42%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.88%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.18%) OO
3 19 (8.41%) MVC
4 16 (7.08%) SOA
5 14 (6.19%) CRM
6 13 (5.75%) Software Engineering
6 13 (5.75%) MVVM
7 12 (5.31%) Performance Testing
7 12 (5.31%) Unit Testing
7 12 (5.31%) Migration
8 10 (4.42%) TDD
9 9 (3.98%) Project Management
10 8 (3.54%) UML
11 7 (3.10%) OOP
11 7 (3.10%) OOD
11 7 (3.10%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.10%) Use Case
12 6 (2.65%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 226 (100.00%) VB
2 109 (48.23%) SQL
3 91 (40.27%) C#
4 63 (27.88%) VB.NET
5 60 (26.55%) JavaScript
6 44 (19.47%) VBScript
7 30 (13.27%) Java
8 28 (12.39%) PL/SQL
8 28 (12.39%) VBA
9 20 (8.85%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.31%) C
11 11 (4.87%) Shell Script
12 10 (4.42%) C++
13 8 (3.54%) XAML
14 6 (2.65%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.21%) Perl
16 1 (0.44%) PHP
16 1 (0.44%) COBOL
16 1 (0.44%) Delphi
16 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.77%) Degree
2 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.75%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 53 (23.45%) Oracle
2 35 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.42%) Sybase
4 4 (1.77%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.33%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.33%) Telerik
6 1 (0.44%) Northgate
6 1 (0.44%) Citrix
6 1 (0.44%) Sage
6 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
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