The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 553 574 540
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -34
Contract jobs citing VB6 61 75 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 66
Median daily rate £363 £373 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
-16.89% +14.72%
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% -

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
20189 21206 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.73% 38.56% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13844 14473 14427
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 540 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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
England +12 59 £363 -2.02% 14
London +24 24 £365 -9.87% 1
North West +9 20 £300 +42.85% 2
Lancashire -3 10 £275 +34.14% 1
North East -24 7 £475 +39.70%
Tyne and Wear -27 7 £475 +35.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 7 £475 +31.94%
Manchester +4 6 £300 -4.76% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £365 -
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +18 3 £283 -33.52% 3
Preston +5 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £300 -
Cheshire - 3 £300 -
West Yorkshire +19 2 £315 +8.62% 3
South East +6 2 £285 -24.00% 2
South West +4 2 £325 -18.75%
City of London -14 2 £360 -13.25%
Westminster - 2 £373 -
Leeds +18 1 - - 3
East Sussex +11 1 - -
North Yorkshire +9 1 £250 -20.63%
Brighton +5 1 - -
Halifax +4 1 £315 -
Merseyside 0 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire 0 1 £325 -18.75%
Leicestershire -2 1 - -
Scotland -2 1 £272 -27.46% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 3
Birmingham -4 1 £350 -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 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 with a requirement for VB6.

1 133 (100.00%) VB
2 101 (75.94%) .NET
3 82 (61.65%) SQL
4 77 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 73 (54.89%) VB.NET
6 69 (51.88%) C#
7 49 (36.84%) T-SQL
8 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
9 40 (30.08%) VBA
10 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 38 (28.57%) jQuery
11 37 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (27.82%) Oracle
11 37 (27.82%) XML
12 36 (27.07%) Windows
13 31 (23.31%) .NET Framework
13 31 (23.31%) Relational Database
14 30 (22.56%) HTML
15 29 (21.80%) Visual Studio
16 26 (19.55%) ASP.NET
16 26 (19.55%) CSS
17 24 (18.05%) Release Management
17 24 (18.05%) ITIL
18 23 (17.29%) SDLC
19 22 (16.54%) Web Services
19 22 (16.54%) Classic ASP
19 22 (16.54%) C++
19 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB6
Top Related IT Skills 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 18 (13.53%) IIS
2 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.26%) CMS
4 3 (2.26%) ColdFusion
4 3 (2.26%) IBM Domino
4 3 (2.26%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.26%) MS Office
3 3 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) Firewall
1 2 (1.50%) Internet
1 2 (1.50%) LDAP
1 2 (1.50%) NAS
1 2 (1.50%) SAN
2 1 (0.75%) DHCP
2 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 31 (23.31%) Relational Database
3 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (13.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (10.53%) MS Access
7 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
9 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (4.51%) DB2
11 5 (3.76%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.50%) InterSystems Cache
14 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.75%) MySQL
14 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (21.80%) Visual Studio
2 21 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.02%) JIRA
4 6 (4.51%) Subversion
5 5 (3.76%) ClearCase
5 5 (3.76%) Rational Robot
6 4 (3.01%) Moq
6 4 (3.01%) NUnit
7 3 (2.26%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.50%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.50%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.50%) WiX
9 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.75%) NuGet
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (13.53%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Billing
2 2 (1.50%) Legal
2 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.50%) Prime Brokerage
2 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Advertising
3 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.75%) Back Office
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Electronics
3 1 (0.75%) Front Office
3 1 (0.75%) Games
3 1 (0.75%) Law
3 1 (0.75%) Local Government
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (77.44%) Developer
2 42 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 27 (20.30%) VB Developer
4 26 (19.55%) VB6 Developer
5 25 (18.80%) C# Developer
6 22 (16.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (16.54%) SQL Developer
7 21 (15.79%) VB.NET Developer
8 13 (9.77%) Applications Developer
9 11 (8.27%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.02%) ASP Developer
10 8 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Classic ASP Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Analyst
12 6 (4.51%) Applications Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Applications Support Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (75.94%) .NET
2 38 (28.57%) jQuery
3 37 (27.82%) XML
4 31 (23.31%) .NET Framework
5 30 (22.56%) HTML
6 26 (19.55%) ASP.NET
6 26 (19.55%) CSS
7 22 (16.54%) Classic ASP
7 22 (16.54%) Web Services
8 20 (15.04%) WinForms
9 16 (12.03%) Entity Framework
10 15 (11.28%) HTML5
11 13 (9.77%) SOAP
12 12 (9.02%) CSS3
12 12 (9.02%) DCOM
12 12 (9.02%) XSD
13 10 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (6.77%) XSL
15 6 (4.51%) RESTful
15 6 (4.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) PACS
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Equities
6 1 (0.75%) Online Games
6 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (4.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 24 (18.05%) Release Management
3 23 (17.29%) SDLC
4 20 (15.04%) Waterfall
5 17 (12.78%) Configuration Management
6 16 (12.03%) ITIL V3
6 16 (12.03%) Test Scripting
7 15 (11.28%) Migration
7 15 (11.28%) Web Development
8 12 (9.02%) MVC
8 12 (9.02%) Scrum
9 11 (8.27%) TDD
9 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.52%) Change Control
10 10 (7.52%) Kanban
11 7 (5.26%) Project Management
12 6 (4.51%) OO
12 6 (4.51%) OOA/OOD
12 6 (4.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 133 (100.00%) VB
2 82 (61.65%) SQL
3 73 (54.89%) VB.NET
4 69 (51.88%) C#
5 49 (36.84%) T-SQL
6 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
7 40 (30.08%) VBA
8 22 (16.54%) C++
9 21 (15.79%) Java
10 15 (11.28%) PL/SQL
11 10 (7.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.01%) C
12 4 (3.01%) VC++
13 3 (2.26%) PHP
13 3 (2.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.01%) HND
5 3 (2.26%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.75%) Degree
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) DICOM
2 2 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.50%) HL7
2 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.50%) VMware GSX
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) MOM
1 2 (1.50%) SCCM
1 2 (1.50%) SCOM
1 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 37 (27.82%) Oracle
3 16 (12.03%) ILOG
4 5 (3.76%) Arqiva
4 5 (3.76%) SAP
5 3 (2.26%) Lotus
6 2 (1.50%) BEA
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco
6 2 (1.50%) Citrix
6 2 (1.50%) HP
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) NetApp
6 2 (1.50%) Perforce
6 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.50%) Sybase
6 2 (1.50%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.75%) Mitel
7 1 (0.75%) Northgate
7 1 (0.75%) PTC