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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 483 425 411
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -14
Contract jobs citing VB6 100 128 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 81
Average daily rate
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£323 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £289 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -46 87 £310 +0.81% 60
London +6 37 £350 -12.50% 8
South West -5 14 £300 -7.69% 2
City of London +12 13 £405 +3.84% 2
Scotland -11 11 £350 -10.25% 1
West Midlands -1 8 £263 +9.37% 8
Glasgow +1 7 £344 -1.78% 1
Bristol +1 7 £290 -
East Midlands +16 6 - - 2
South East -23 5 £350 +32.07% 17
Yorkshire -34 5 £323 -0.76% 7
North East - 5 £300 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £300 - 2
East of England -9 4 £380 +31.03% 2
Enfield - 4 £250 -
Staffordshire +6 3 £275 +14.58% 2
North West -10 3 £325 +62.50% 12
West Yorkshire -31 3 £320 +0.78% 7
Basildon +7 2 - -
Berkshire +4 2 - - 1
Essex -1 2 - - 1
Hampshire -20 2 £350 - 5
Leeds -23 2 £320 +16.36% 7
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 2 £300 - 7
Northamptonshire -4 1 - -
Exeter -6 1 £300 -7.69%
Devon -7 1 £300 -7.69%
Kent -11 1 £350 - 2

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 194 (100.00%) VB
2 133 (68.56%) .NET
3 115 (59.28%) SQL
4 98 (50.52%) SQL Server
5 76 (39.18%) C#
6 61 (31.44%) Oracle
7 54 (27.84%) VB.NET
8 50 (25.77%) PL/SQL
9 44 (22.68%) JavaScript
10 42 (21.65%) ASP.NET
11 41 (21.13%) XML
12 39 (20.10%) Microsoft
12 39 (20.10%) Oracle Database
13 30 (15.46%) Finance
13 30 (15.46%) VBScript
14 28 (14.43%) T-SQL
15 27 (13.92%) HTML
16 26 (13.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (12.89%) Java
17 25 (12.89%) CSS
17 25 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (12.37%) IIS
19 22 (11.34%) VBA
20 20 (10.31%) Visual Studio
20 20 (10.31%) Web Services
20 20 (10.31%) WCF
21 18 (9.28%) UNIX
21 18 (9.28%) Windows
21 18 (9.28%) OO
22 17 (8.76%) C

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (12.37%) IIS
2 15 (7.73%) Tuxedo
3 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.06%) MTS
5 2 (1.03%) Confluence
5 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.03%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.03%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) FTP
3 2 (1.03%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
4 1 (0.52%) DHCP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (50.52%) SQL Server
2 39 (20.10%) Oracle Database
3 26 (13.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (7.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (7.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (5.67%) MS Access
10 10 (5.15%) BusinessObjects XI
11 9 (4.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
12 6 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.55%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (1.03%) DTS
15 2 (1.03%) Ingres
15 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
16 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (10.31%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.06%) JUnit
3 4 (2.06%) Subversion
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.55%) Selenium
4 3 (1.55%) NUnit
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.55%) Moq
5 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) Introscope
6 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 30 (15.46%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) Back Office
3 6 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (64.95%) Developer
2 40 (20.62%) VB Developer
3 33 (17.01%) .NET Developer
3 33 (17.01%) VB6 Developer
4 29 (14.95%) Analyst
5 18 (9.28%) Programmer
6 17 (8.76%) Applications Support
7 12 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.67%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.67%) VB.NET Developer
8 11 (5.67%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Applications Developer
8 11 (5.67%) VB Programmer
9 9 (4.64%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Analyst Programmer
9 9 (4.64%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Technical Leader
11 7 (3.61%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (68.56%) .NET
2 42 (21.65%) ASP.NET
3 41 (21.13%) XML
4 27 (13.92%) HTML
5 25 (12.89%) CSS
6 20 (10.31%) Web Services
6 20 (10.31%) WCF
7 15 (7.73%) ActiveX
7 15 (7.73%) XSD
8 13 (6.70%) XSL
9 12 (6.19%) WPF
10 10 (5.15%) Classic ASP
10 10 (5.15%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.64%) XSLT
11 9 (4.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.09%) HTML5
13 6 (3.09%) COM+
13 6 (3.09%) XHTML
13 6 (3.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.55%) Derivative
2 3 (1.55%) Equities
2 3 (1.55%) User Experience
2 3 (1.55%) Open Source
3 2 (1.03%) Health Informatics
3 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.03%) NHS
3 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.03%) Informatics
3 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.28%) UNIX
1 18 (9.28%) Windows
2 7 (3.61%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.55%) Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (9.28%) OO
3 16 (8.25%) MVC
4 15 (7.73%) Unit Testing
5 14 (7.22%) Performance Testing
6 10 (5.15%) OOP
7 8 (4.12%) TDD
7 8 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.09%) System Testing
9 6 (3.09%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (3.09%) SOA
9 6 (3.09%) Migration
9 6 (3.09%) Scrum
9 6 (3.09%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.58%) Workflow
10 5 (2.58%) Data Analysis
10 5 (2.58%) MVVM
10 5 (2.58%) Waterfall
11 3 (1.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 194 (100.00%) VB
2 115 (59.28%) SQL
3 76 (39.18%) C#
4 54 (27.84%) VB.NET
5 50 (25.77%) PL/SQL
6 44 (22.68%) JavaScript
7 30 (15.46%) VBScript
8 28 (14.43%) T-SQL
9 25 (12.89%) Java
10 22 (11.34%) VBA
11 17 (8.76%) C
12 14 (7.22%) Shell Script
13 7 (3.61%) C++
14 4 (2.06%) PHP
15 3 (1.55%) COBOL
16 2 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.03%) Perl
17 1 (0.52%) X++
17 1 (0.52%) C++/CLI
17 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (3.61%) Degree
2 5 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) OCP
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) HL7
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 61 (31.44%) Oracle
2 39 (20.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.67%) Business Objects
3 11 (5.67%) Sybase
4 10 (5.15%) CODA
5 6 (3.09%) IBM
6 4 (2.06%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.03%) Northgate
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.52%) Open Text
8 1 (0.52%) Telerik
8 1 (0.52%) Siebel
8 1 (0.52%) Sun
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.52%) Sage
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix
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