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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 481 429 406
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -23
Contract jobs citing VB6 95 138 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 87
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -59 85 £305 +2.52% 68
London -5 29 £350 -6.66% 8
Yorkshire -43 14 £309 -1.98% 7
West Yorkshire -34 13 £309 -1.98% 5
Leeds -9 12 £309 +10.26% 4
South West -14 10 £300 - 3
South East -44 10 £375 +31.57% 10
City of London +14 8 £438 +25.00% 1
Scotland -4 8 £344 -11.85% 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £300 - 1
North East - 7 £300 - 1
West Midlands -9 6 £263 +9.37% 19
Glasgow - 6 £350 - 2
North West -9 5 £300 +50.00% 9
East of England -9 4 £380 +8.57% 5
Hampshire -12 3 £350 +23.89% 1
Basildon +4 2 - -
Berkshire +1 2 £438 +59.09%
Essex +1 2 - - 1
Devon -4 2 £300 -7.69%
Staffordshire -4 2 £275 +14.58% 6
Exeter -5 2 £300 -7.69%
Kent -14 2 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £425 -
Enfield - 2 £250 -
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 2 £300 - 5
Cheshire - 2 £295 - 2
Surrey -1 1 £400 -5.88% 6
Somerset - 1 - - 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 203 (100.00%) VB
2 145 (71.43%) .NET
3 114 (56.16%) SQL
4 98 (48.28%) SQL Server
5 89 (43.84%) C#
6 60 (29.56%) VB.NET
7 58 (28.57%) Oracle
8 48 (23.65%) PL/SQL
9 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
9 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
10 40 (19.70%) XML
11 39 (19.21%) Finance
12 38 (18.72%) JavaScript
13 37 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (17.73%) Oracle Database
15 29 (14.29%) HTML
15 29 (14.29%) T-SQL
16 28 (13.79%) Web Services
17 27 (13.30%) CSS
17 27 (13.30%) WCF
18 25 (12.32%) Java
19 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
20 23 (11.33%) SQL Server 2008
21 22 (10.84%) Unit Testing
21 22 (10.84%) VBScript
21 22 (10.84%) Windows
21 22 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 21 (10.34%) VBA
23 19 (9.36%) UNIX
23 19 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (8.87%) IIS
2 15 (7.39%) Tuxedo
3 7 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.97%) MTS
6 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.99%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) Node.js
7 2 (0.99%) SAS
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.49%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.49%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.93%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.49%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) FTP
2 4 (1.97%) HTTP
3 2 (0.99%) LDAP
3 2 (0.99%) SMTP
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 36 (17.73%) Oracle Database
3 23 (11.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (5.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (5.42%) MS Access
9 10 (4.93%) BusinessObjects XI
10 8 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.96%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.48%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (0.99%) DTS
15 2 (0.99%) Ingres
15 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.96%) Subversion
4 5 (2.46%) Maven
5 4 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.97%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.48%) Moq
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.48%) PVCS
6 3 (1.48%) JUnit
6 3 (1.48%) WebSpeed
6 3 (1.48%) JIRA
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.48%) Selenium
6 3 (1.48%) NUnit
7 2 (0.99%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (19.21%) Finance
2 8 (3.94%) Manufacturing
2 8 (3.94%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Back Office
4 3 (1.48%) Retail
4 3 (1.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Front Office
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (63.05%) Developer
2 34 (16.75%) VB Developer
3 33 (16.26%) .NET Developer
4 29 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
5 28 (13.79%) Analyst
6 22 (10.84%) Programmer
7 19 (9.36%) Applications Support
8 12 (5.91%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.91%) SQL Developer
9 11 (5.42%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.42%) Applications Developer
9 11 (5.42%) VB Programmer
10 10 (4.93%) VB.NET Developer
11 9 (4.43%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (4.43%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.94%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.94%) Architect
13 7 (3.45%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.45%) Technical Leader
14 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (71.43%) .NET
2 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
3 40 (19.70%) XML
4 29 (14.29%) HTML
5 28 (13.79%) Web Services
6 27 (13.30%) CSS
6 27 (13.30%) WCF
7 19 (9.36%) WPF
8 12 (5.91%) ActiveX
8 12 (5.91%) WinForms
8 12 (5.91%) XSL
9 10 (4.93%) XSD
10 9 (4.43%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.94%) WF
11 8 (3.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (3.94%) XSLT
11 8 (3.94%) ADO
12 7 (3.45%) Classic ASP
12 7 (3.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.48%) User Experience
2 3 (1.48%) Equities
2 3 (1.48%) Derivative
2 3 (1.48%) Open Source
3 2 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (0.99%) Health Informatics
3 2 (0.99%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.99%) NHS
3 2 (0.99%) Informatics
3 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
3 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.49%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.84%) Windows
2 19 (9.36%) UNIX
3 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.97%) Linux
6 3 (1.48%) Solaris
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.84%) Unit Testing
3 18 (8.87%) OO
4 17 (8.37%) MVC
5 14 (6.90%) Performance Testing
6 12 (5.91%) TDD
6 12 (5.91%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.43%) Scrum
8 8 (3.94%) OOP
8 8 (3.94%) SOA
9 7 (3.45%) Workflow
9 7 (3.45%) System Testing
10 6 (2.96%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.46%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.46%) Waterfall
11 5 (2.46%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (1.97%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.97%) Migration
12 4 (1.97%) Business Analysis
12 4 (1.97%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 203 (100.00%) VB
2 114 (56.16%) SQL
3 89 (43.84%) C#
4 60 (29.56%) VB.NET
5 48 (23.65%) PL/SQL
6 38 (18.72%) JavaScript
7 29 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 25 (12.32%) Java
9 22 (10.84%) VBScript
10 21 (10.34%) VBA
11 17 (8.37%) C
12 15 (7.39%) Shell Script
13 7 (3.45%) C++
14 5 (2.46%) PHP
14 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.48%) COBOL
15 3 (1.48%) Delphi
16 2 (0.99%) Perl
16 2 (0.99%) F#
17 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.93%) Degree
2 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.96%) VCP4
4 4 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) OCP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 58 (28.57%) Oracle
2 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.42%) Sybase
3 11 (5.42%) Business Objects
4 10 (4.93%) CODA
5 9 (4.43%) IBM
6 5 (2.46%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.48%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.48%) Progress
8 2 (0.99%) BEA
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.99%) Northgate
9 1 (0.49%) Google
9 1 (0.49%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.49%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.49%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.49%) Open Text
9 1 (0.49%) Vignette
9 1 (0.49%) Siebel
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