The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 548 552 516
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Contract jobs citing VB6 62 66 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 62
Median daily rate £363 £373 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £360 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
VB6
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18651 19794 19686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.79% 39.08% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12928 13590 13528
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 511 401
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in England

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in England

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in England

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in England

VB6
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 22 £365 -12.04% 3
North West +18 21 £300 +42.85% 4
North East -29 7 £475 +39.70%
South East +15 4 £343 -11.61% 2
South West +10 4 £325 -18.75%
Yorkshire +17 3 £283 -33.52% 4
East Midlands -8 1 - - 3
West Midlands -15 1 £350 -6.66%
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 England region with a requirement for VB6.

1 119 (100.00%) VB
2 90 (75.63%) .NET
3 83 (69.75%) SQL
4 61 (51.26%) VB.NET
5 60 (50.42%) SQL Server
6 58 (48.74%) C#
7 49 (41.18%) T-SQL
8 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
9 37 (31.09%) Oracle
9 37 (31.09%) XML
10 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
12 33 (27.73%) Windows
13 32 (26.89%) HTML
14 28 (23.53%) CSS
15 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
15 27 (22.69%) Visual Studio
15 27 (22.69%) VBA
16 25 (21.01%) Classic ASP
17 24 (20.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (20.17%) jQuery
18 23 (19.33%) Web Services
19 22 (18.49%) SDLC
20 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 20 (16.81%) Waterfall
21 20 (16.81%) SQL Server 2008
22 19 (15.97%) WinForms
22 19 (15.97%) Finance

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (14.29%) IIS
1 17 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.52%) CMS
3 3 (2.52%) ColdFusion
3 3 (2.52%) IBM Domino
3 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.84%) Confluence
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.84%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Firewall
1 3 (2.52%) Internet
1 3 (2.52%) LDAP
2 1 (0.84%) DHCP
2 1 (0.84%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (50.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (16.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (13.45%) Relational Database
6 13 (10.92%) MS Access
7 10 (8.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
9 6 (5.04%) DB2
9 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (4.20%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.68%) InterSystems Cache
14 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
14 1 (0.84%) MySQL
14 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (22.69%) Visual Studio
2 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.72%) JIRA
4 6 (5.04%) Subversion
5 5 (4.20%) ClearCase
5 5 (4.20%) Rational Robot
6 4 (3.36%) Moq
6 4 (3.36%) NUnit
7 3 (2.52%) ClearQuest
7 3 (2.52%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.68%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.68%) WiX
9 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.84%) NuGet
9 1 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Billing
2 2 (1.68%) Legal
2 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.68%) Prime Brokerage
2 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.84%) Advertising
3 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.84%) Back Office
3 1 (0.84%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Electronics
3 1 (0.84%) Front Office
3 1 (0.84%) Games
3 1 (0.84%) Law
3 1 (0.84%) Local Government
3 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (81.51%) Developer
2 42 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 26 (21.85%) VB Developer
4 25 (21.01%) C# Developer
4 25 (21.01%) VB6 Developer
5 22 (18.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (18.49%) VB.NET Developer
6 20 (16.81%) SQL Developer
7 11 (9.24%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (7.56%) ASP Developer
9 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (5.88%) Classic ASP Developer
10 7 (5.88%) Senior Developer
11 6 (5.04%) Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) Applications Developer
11 6 (5.04%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 5 (4.20%) Applications Support
12 5 (4.20%) Business Analyst
12 5 (4.20%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.36%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (75.63%) .NET
2 37 (31.09%) XML
3 34 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 32 (26.89%) HTML
5 28 (23.53%) CSS
6 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
7 25 (21.01%) Classic ASP
8 24 (20.17%) jQuery
9 23 (19.33%) Web Services
10 19 (15.97%) WinForms
11 16 (13.45%) Entity Framework
11 16 (13.45%) HTML5
12 13 (10.92%) SOAP
13 12 (10.08%) CSS3
13 12 (10.08%) DCOM
13 12 (10.08%) XSD
14 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (7.56%) XSL
16 6 (5.04%) RESTful
16 6 (5.04%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.52%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) PACS
6 1 (0.84%) Equities
6 1 (0.84%) Online Games
6 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.49%) SDLC
3 20 (16.81%) Waterfall
4 15 (12.61%) Web Development
5 14 (11.76%) Migration
6 12 (10.08%) MVC
6 12 (10.08%) Scrum
7 11 (9.24%) TDD
7 11 (9.24%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.40%) Change Control
8 10 (8.40%) ITIL
8 10 (8.40%) Kanban
9 7 (5.88%) Project Management
9 7 (5.88%) Release Management
10 6 (5.04%) OO
10 6 (5.04%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (5.04%) Open Source
10 6 (5.04%) SOLID
10 6 (5.04%) UML
11 5 (4.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 119 (100.00%) VB
2 83 (69.75%) SQL
3 61 (51.26%) VB.NET
4 58 (48.74%) C#
5 49 (41.18%) T-SQL
6 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 27 (22.69%) VBA
8 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
9 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
10 8 (6.72%) C++
11 7 (5.88%) Java
12 4 (3.36%) C
12 4 (3.36%) PHP
12 4 (3.36%) VC++
13 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.04%) HND
4 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.52%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.84%) Degree
6 1 (0.84%) ISEB
6 1 (0.84%) MCP
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) DICOM
2 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.68%) HL7
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.09%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) SAP
4 5 (4.20%) Arqiva
5 3 (2.52%) BEA
5 3 (2.52%) IBM
5 3 (2.52%) Lotus
6 2 (1.68%) Perforce
6 2 (1.68%) Sybase
7 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.84%) ILOG
7 1 (0.84%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.84%) Mitel
7 1 (0.84%) Northgate
7 1 (0.84%) PTC
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