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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 492 469 415
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -54
Contract jobs citing VB6 109 126 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.62% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 73 78
Average daily rate
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£303 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
20851 20378 17900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 37.41% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13565 13266 11015
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 481 644
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £18.10 £15.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 May 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 May 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
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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 -18 107 £300 -6.25% 50
Yorkshire -13 27 £300 -4.76% 5
London +16 25 £438 +32.07% 11
West Yorkshire -5 25 £300 -4.76% 3
Leeds -5 21 £300 -6.25% 2
South East -25 18 £325 -7.14% 11
North East - 17 £295 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 17 £295 - 2
Sunderland - 17 £295 -
City of London +9 9 £438 +25.00% 3
Surrey +8 9 £313 -16.66% 3
South West +4 7 £324 +17.72% 1
Somerset +6 5 - -
West Midlands -16 5 - - 10
West Sussex -23 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Essex -11 3 - - 2
East of England -17 3 - - 3
North West -25 3 £300 -17.24% 4
East Midlands -6 2 £338 +35.00% 3
East Sussex -11 2 £288 -32.35% 3
Brighton -11 2 £288 -32.35% 3
Chelmsford - 2 - - 2
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £295 -
Docklands, London - 2 £237 -
Stoke-on-Trent +3 1 - -
Derbyshire +2 1 £400 +60.00%
Dorset +2 1 £305 - 1
Wales -2 1 £495 - 2
Scotland -2 1 - -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 210 (100.00%) VB
2 168 (80.00%) .NET
3 128 (60.95%) SQL Server
4 111 (52.86%) C#
5 110 (52.38%) SQL
6 77 (36.67%) VB.NET
7 65 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 56 (26.67%) Visual Studio
9 49 (23.33%) ASP.NET
10 47 (22.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 45 (21.43%) XML
12 44 (20.95%) Oracle
13 43 (20.48%) SQL Server 2000
14 42 (20.00%) HTML
15 41 (19.52%) Web Services
16 39 (18.57%) T-SQL
17 37 (17.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (17.14%) PL/SQL
19 35 (16.67%) Finance
20 33 (15.71%) JavaScript
21 32 (15.24%) Windows
21 32 (15.24%) WCF
22 29 (13.81%) CSS
22 29 (13.81%) IBM
22 29 (13.81%) SQL Server 2008
23 28 (13.33%) Unit Testing
24 25 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
25 24 (11.43%) Manufacturing
25 24 (11.43%) TDD

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (10.00%) IIS
2 8 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.90%) MTS
4 3 (1.43%) Apache
5 2 (0.95%) Node.js
5 2 (0.95%) Confluence
5 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.48%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 11 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.00%) FTP
2 9 (4.29%) Internet
3 4 (1.90%) HTTP
4 3 (1.43%) LDAP
5 2 (0.95%) Firewall
5 2 (0.95%) SMTP
6 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (60.95%) SQL Server
2 47 (22.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (20.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 37 (17.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (13.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (7.62%) Oracle Database
9 12 (5.71%) MS Access
10 8 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.86%) DTS
11 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.95%) MySQL
15 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 56 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.76%) Subversion
4 9 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.81%) JIRA
6 7 (3.33%) Maven
7 6 (2.86%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.90%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.43%) PVCS
10 3 (1.43%) WebSpeed
10 3 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.95%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.95%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.48%) JUnit
12 1 (0.48%) Introscope
General
1 35 (16.67%) Finance
2 24 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.38%) Automotive
3 5 (2.38%) French Language
4 4 (1.90%) Back Office
5 3 (1.43%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 130 (61.90%) Developer
2 38 (18.10%) VB Developer
3 37 (17.62%) Programmer
4 35 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 33 (15.71%) VB6 Developer
6 25 (11.90%) VB Programmer
7 17 (8.10%) Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) Applications Support
9 13 (6.19%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.24%) SQL Developer
10 11 (5.24%) Applications Developer
11 10 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.29%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (4.29%) AWS Developer
13 8 (3.81%) Consultant
13 8 (3.81%) VB.NET Developer
14 7 (3.33%) Architect
15 5 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
16 4 (1.90%) Senior SQL Developer
16 4 (1.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (80.00%) .NET
2 49 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 45 (21.43%) XML
4 42 (20.00%) HTML
5 41 (19.52%) Web Services
6 32 (15.24%) WCF
7 29 (13.81%) CSS
8 23 (10.95%) WPF
9 21 (10.00%) WinForms
10 14 (6.67%) .NET Framework
11 12 (5.71%) COM+
12 10 (4.76%) WF
12 10 (4.76%) ADO
13 9 (4.29%) SOAP
13 9 (4.29%) XSL
13 9 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (4.29%) Entity Framework
14 8 (3.81%) XSLT
15 7 (3.33%) ActiveX
15 7 (3.33%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (1.90%) NHS
4 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.43%) Equities
4 3 (1.43%) Derivative
4 3 (1.43%) User Experience
4 3 (1.43%) Open Source
5 2 (0.95%) Health Informatics
5 2 (0.95%) Informatics
6 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Life Science
6 1 (0.48%) CMDB
6 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.24%) Windows
2 6 (2.86%) Linux
3 5 (2.38%) UNIX
3 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.43%) Solaris
6 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 24 (11.43%) TDD
4 22 (10.48%) OO
5 20 (9.52%) MVC
6 14 (6.67%) SOA
7 13 (6.19%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.29%) Workflow
9 9 (4.29%) Scrum
10 8 (3.81%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.81%) CRM
10 8 (3.81%) OOP
11 7 (3.33%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.33%) System Testing
12 6 (2.86%) Software Deployment
12 6 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.86%) Content Management
12 6 (2.86%) Migration
13 5 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 210 (100.00%) VB
2 111 (52.86%) C#
3 110 (52.38%) SQL
4 77 (36.67%) VB.NET
5 39 (18.57%) T-SQL
6 36 (17.14%) PL/SQL
7 33 (15.71%) JavaScript
8 23 (10.95%) Java
9 22 (10.48%) VBScript
10 15 (7.14%) VBA
11 10 (4.76%) C++
12 7 (3.33%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.86%) PHP
14 4 (1.90%) Delphi
15 2 (0.95%) F#
15 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.95%) XAML
16 1 (0.48%) C
16 1 (0.48%) COBOL
16 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (6.19%) Degree
2 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) MCDBA
5 4 (1.90%) MCAD
5 4 (1.90%) MCSD
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) OCP
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) HL7
2 2 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 65 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.95%) Oracle
3 29 (13.81%) IBM
4 6 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.90%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.43%) Sybase
6 3 (1.43%) Progress
6 3 (1.43%) CODA
6 3 (1.43%) Sculptor
7 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.95%) BEA
7 2 (0.95%) Sun
8 1 (0.48%) Vignette
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe
8 1 (0.48%) Siebel
8 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix
8 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.48%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.48%) OpenText
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