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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 527 508 458
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -50
Contract jobs citing VB6 98 108 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.51% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 73 77
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.25

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
22637 21075 20433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.26% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 13351 12848
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 425 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 -20 90 £333 +14.65% 38
London +5 24 £400 +3.22% 7
West Midlands +14 13 £375 +21.95% 6
South West +4 13 £288 +16.16% 3
Gloucestershire +4 10 £316 +34.57% 1
East Midlands - 10 £313 - 5
East of England +11 8 £313 -7.40% 2
North East -20 8 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear -22 8 £338 -
Cheltenham - 8 £304 -
Hertfordshire +5 7 £300 -14.28% 1
South East -44 7 £331 +38.02% 9
Leicestershire - 6 £300 - 3
City of London +5 5 £325 -53.57% 3
Yorkshire -46 5 £340 +6.25% 1
Birmingham - 5 £375 - 3
South Wales - 5 £330 -
Wales - 5 £330 -
Sunderland -2 4 - -
West Yorkshire -36 4 £340 +6.25% 1
Cardiff - 4 £330 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £300 -
Staffordshire -6 3 £420 +44.82% 1
Leeds -28 3 £340 +6.25%
North West -34 3 £306 +7.45% 4
Leicester - 3 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £313 - 1
Coventry +1 2 £265 -18.46%
Solihull - 2 £340 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 195 (100.00%) VB
2 163 (83.59%) .NET
3 131 (67.18%) SQL Server
4 98 (50.26%) C#
5 94 (48.21%) SQL
6 91 (46.67%) VB.NET
7 70 (35.90%) Microsoft
8 66 (33.85%) HTML
9 63 (32.31%) ASP.NET
10 52 (26.67%) Visual Studio
10 52 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 48 (24.62%) XML
12 46 (23.59%) JavaScript
13 44 (22.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (22.05%) T-SQL
14 43 (22.05%) Windows
15 35 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (17.44%) Finance
16 34 (17.44%) Oracle
16 34 (17.44%) IIS
17 33 (16.92%) CSS
18 28 (14.36%) WinForms
18 28 (14.36%) Web Services
18 28 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (13.85%) .NET Framework
19 27 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
20 26 (13.33%) IBM
20 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
21 24 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 34 (17.44%) IIS
2 5 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.05%) JBoss
3 4 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.03%) CMS
5 2 (1.03%) Tuxedo
5 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.03%) MTS
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 21 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.77%) FTP
2 11 (5.64%) Internet
3 5 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.05%) DNS
4 4 (2.05%) SSL
4 4 (2.05%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.03%) LDAP
6 1 (0.51%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (67.18%) SQL Server
2 52 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 44 (22.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.10%) MS Access
8 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.59%) DTS
10 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.03%) DB2
13 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.03%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 2 (1.03%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 52 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 28 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.64%) Subversion
4 9 (4.62%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (3.59%) JIRA
7 4 (2.05%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.05%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.54%) FinalBuilder
9 2 (1.03%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.03%) Maven
9 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.51%) InterDev
10 1 (0.51%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.51%) GCC
10 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (17.44%) Finance
2 22 (11.28%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.08%) Banking
3 6 (3.08%) Retail
4 5 (2.56%) French Language
5 4 (2.05%) Automotive
6 3 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (65.13%) Developer
2 58 (29.74%) .NET Developer
3 39 (20.00%) VB Developer
4 31 (15.90%) VB6 Developer
5 24 (12.31%) C# Developer
5 24 (12.31%) VB.NET Developer
6 22 (11.28%) Programmer
7 16 (8.21%) VB Programmer
8 12 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.64%) Analyst
10 10 (5.13%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.10%) Consultant
11 8 (4.10%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.59%) Support Engineer
13 6 (3.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (2.56%) Architect
14 5 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
15 4 (2.05%) CRM Consultant
15 4 (2.05%) Senior C# Developer
15 4 (2.05%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (83.59%) .NET
2 66 (33.85%) HTML
3 63 (32.31%) ASP.NET
4 48 (24.62%) XML
5 33 (16.92%) CSS
6 28 (14.36%) Web Services
6 28 (14.36%) WinForms
7 27 (13.85%) .NET Framework
8 20 (10.26%) WCF
9 18 (9.23%) WPF
10 17 (8.72%) ADO.NET
11 14 (7.18%) COM+
11 14 (7.18%) jQuery
12 13 (6.67%) XSL
13 10 (5.13%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.10%) XHTML
14 8 (4.10%) WSDL
14 8 (4.10%) XML Schema
15 7 (3.59%) Ajax
15 7 (3.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.56%) NHS
4 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.54%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.54%) Online Games
5 3 (1.54%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.03%) iPhone
6 2 (1.03%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.03%) Wiki
6 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) EPoS
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.05%) Windows
2 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.56%) UNIX
4 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.54%) Linux
6 2 (1.03%) zOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.03%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) VME
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.28%) MVC
3 20 (10.26%) TDD
4 19 (9.74%) Migration
4 19 (9.74%) SDLC
5 17 (8.72%) OO
6 12 (6.15%) SOA
7 10 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 9 (4.62%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.62%) Project Management
8 9 (4.62%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.62%) Scrum
9 8 (4.10%) CRM
10 7 (3.59%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (3.59%) Software Delivery
11 6 (3.08%) Time Management
11 6 (3.08%) Kanban
11 6 (3.08%) Software Engineering
12 5 (2.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (100.00%) VB
2 98 (50.26%) C#
3 94 (48.21%) SQL
4 91 (46.67%) VB.NET
5 46 (23.59%) JavaScript
6 43 (22.05%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.72%) VBScript
8 16 (8.21%) C++
9 15 (7.69%) PL/SQL
10 13 (6.67%) VBA
11 10 (5.13%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.56%) Perl
13 4 (2.05%) Java
13 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.54%) COBOL
14 3 (1.54%) VC++
15 2 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.03%) XAML
15 2 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.05%) MCDBA
4 4 (2.05%) MCAD
4 4 (2.05%) MCSD
5 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) HL7
2 2 (1.03%) TickIT
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 70 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.44%) Oracle
3 26 (13.33%) IBM
4 3 (1.54%) Cognos
4 3 (1.54%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.54%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.51%) Sun
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.51%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.51%) Perforce
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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