The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 161 199 193
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -6
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.38% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £300 £383 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -28.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £35.00
VB6
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1674 2620 2459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.79% 44.73% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1433 2154 1907
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 13
Median hourly rate £50.00 £24.62 £31.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -23.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the City of London region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the City of London region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VB6.

1 8 (100.00%) VB
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) WinForms
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) WPF
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
6 2 (25.00%) DevExpress
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) XAML
6 2 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) MCSD
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Azure Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Messaging Developer
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (25.00%) VB Developer
4 2 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (12.50%) DBA
5 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) XML Messaging
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ActiveX
5 1 (12.50%) AppFabric
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) XAML
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) MCSD
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft