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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 577 593 539
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -54
Contract jobs citing VB6 75 80 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 62
Median daily rate £325 £330 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +8.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £420 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £330 £309
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
21782 22087 21365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.16% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15000 15015 13819
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 531 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £17.19 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -9 65 £330 -1.49% 16
North West +33 24 £300 +44.57% 3
London +14 12 £375 -4.15%
Scotland +22 10 £290 +5.45% 1
South East +14 10 £330 -7.36% 2
Lancashire +28 9 £300 +44.57% 2
Erskine - 9 £290 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £290 -
Manchester -4 8 £300 -
North East -18 7 £475 +40.74%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £475 +40.74%
Tyne and Wear -22 7 £475 +40.22%
Hampshire +18 6 £330 +10.00%
South West +10 5 £325 +8.33%
Merseyside - 5 £300 -
East Midlands -11 4 £338 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -37 4 £350 -16.66% 4
East Sussex - 4 £355 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £386 -
Preston +4 3 - - 1
Winchester - 3 £330 -
Swindon - 3 £303 -
Wiltshire - 3 £303 -
Cheltenham -5 2 £325 +6.99%
Gloucestershire -7 2 £325 +2.76%
Birmingham -12 2 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 3
Hove - 2 £355 -
Fleetwood - 2 £300 -
City of London +13 1 £350 +7.69%

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 159 (100.00%) VB
2 120 (75.47%) .NET
3 97 (61.01%) SQL
4 85 (53.46%) VB.NET
5 83 (52.20%) C#
6 81 (50.94%) SQL Server
7 67 (42.14%) JavaScript
8 55 (34.59%) Oracle
9 54 (33.96%) XML
10 53 (33.33%) T-SQL
11 52 (32.70%) jQuery
12 50 (31.45%) HTML
13 49 (30.82%) CSS
14 46 (28.93%) VBA
15 42 (26.42%) .NET Framework
16 40 (25.16%) Relational Database
17 39 (24.53%) Visual Studio
18 36 (22.64%) Classic ASP
18 36 (22.64%) ASP.NET
19 34 (21.38%) PL/SQL
20 33 (20.75%) IIS
20 33 (20.75%) Windows
21 32 (20.13%) Java
22 29 (18.24%) C++
22 29 (18.24%) Web Services
22 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
22 29 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
23 27 (16.98%) Waterfall
23 27 (16.98%) ITIL
24 25 (15.72%) DCOM

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 33 (20.75%) IIS
2 19 (11.95%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.40%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.77%) WordPress
6 5 (3.14%) Drupal
6 5 (3.14%) Joomla!
7 3 (1.89%) CMS
7 3 (1.89%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.89%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.89%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) JBoss
8 1 (0.63%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 9 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) AWD
2 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.18%) Internet
2 7 (4.40%) Firewall
2 7 (4.40%) LDAP
3 6 (3.77%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (50.94%) SQL Server
2 40 (25.16%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (10.06%) Oracle Database
5 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (8.81%) MS Access
7 8 (5.03%) RDBMS
8 7 (4.40%) DB2
9 4 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.89%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.26%) GIS
11 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.63%) MySQL
12 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.81%) Subversion
4 6 (3.77%) ClearQuest
5 5 (3.14%) ClearCase
5 5 (3.14%) Rational Robot
5 5 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.52%) JIRA
6 4 (2.52%) Moq
6 4 (2.52%) NUnit
7 3 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.26%) FinalBuilder
8 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.26%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.26%) WiX
9 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Marketing
3 4 (2.52%) German Language
4 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) Advertising
5 2 (1.26%) Billing
5 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (74.21%) Developer
2 48 (30.19%) .NET Developer
3 29 (18.24%) VB Developer
3 29 (18.24%) VB6 Developer
4 26 (16.35%) VB.NET Developer
5 25 (15.72%) C# Developer
6 22 (13.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (12.58%) SQL Developer
8 19 (11.95%) Applications Support
9 18 (11.32%) ASP Developer
10 14 (8.81%) Classic ASP Developer
11 13 (8.18%) SharePoint Developer
12 12 (7.55%) Applications Developer
12 12 (7.55%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.40%) Applications Engineer
13 7 (4.40%) Applications Support Engineer
13 7 (4.40%) Support Officer
14 6 (3.77%) Analyst
14 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (3.77%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (75.47%) .NET
2 54 (33.96%) XML
3 52 (32.70%) jQuery
4 50 (31.45%) HTML
5 49 (30.82%) CSS
6 42 (26.42%) .NET Framework
7 36 (22.64%) ASP.NET
7 36 (22.64%) Classic ASP
8 29 (18.24%) Web Services
9 25 (15.72%) DCOM
10 20 (12.58%) HTML5
11 19 (11.95%) WinForms
12 18 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (10.69%) Entity Framework
14 13 (8.18%) CSS3
14 13 (8.18%) SOAP
14 13 (8.18%) XHTML
14 13 (8.18%) XSD
15 9 (5.66%) XSL
16 8 (5.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.63%) Online Games
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.75%) Windows
2 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.98%) ITIL
2 27 (16.98%) Waterfall
3 22 (13.84%) Scrum
3 22 (13.84%) Web Development
4 21 (13.21%) MVC
5 20 (12.58%) Release Management
6 19 (11.95%) Configuration Management
7 18 (11.32%) Change Control
8 17 (10.69%) Kanban
9 16 (10.06%) ITIL V3
9 16 (10.06%) SDLC
9 16 (10.06%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.40%) Migration
11 7 (4.40%) OO
11 7 (4.40%) Project Management
12 6 (3.77%) TDD
12 6 (3.77%) UML
13 5 (3.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 159 (100.00%) VB
2 97 (61.01%) SQL
3 85 (53.46%) VB.NET
4 83 (52.20%) C#
5 67 (42.14%) JavaScript
6 53 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 46 (28.93%) VBA
8 34 (21.38%) PL/SQL
9 32 (20.13%) Java
10 29 (18.24%) C++
11 14 (8.81%) PHP
12 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
13 7 (4.40%) VC++
14 5 (3.14%) VBScript
15 4 (2.52%) C
16 1 (0.63%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.40%) HND
5 2 (1.26%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 55 (34.59%) Oracle
2 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.06%) ILOG
4 7 (4.40%) IBM
4 7 (4.40%) SAP
5 6 (3.77%) BEA
6 5 (3.14%) Arqiva
7 3 (1.89%) Lotus
8 2 (1.26%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.63%) Northgate
9 1 (0.63%) Perforce
9 1 (0.63%) PTC
9 1 (0.63%) Telerik