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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 558 527 488
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -39
Contract jobs citing VB6 83 105 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 68 73
Median daily rate £375 £309 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £282 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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
21249 20957 20507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.23% 37.46% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14628 13625 13390
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 487
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.69 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.45
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.23%

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 6 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

VB6 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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 -49 78 £375 +22.95% 30
London -8 29 £431 -1.42% 3
South East -7 23 £350 +7.69% 4
Hampshire - 14 £325 - 1
West Midlands -9 7 £338 - 1
Berkshire +6 6 £375 -14.28%
City of London +40 5 £413 +3.12% 1
East Midlands +11 5 £356 +5.55% 5
South West -3 5 £375 +22.95% 5
Scotland -5 4 £300 -
Reading - 4 £375 -
Winchester - 4 £338 -
East of England +8 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 £213 -
Salisbury - 3 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £388 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £375 -
Solihull - 3 £338 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 3
Cheltenham +11 2 £325 -5.10% 1
Gloucestershire +10 2 £325 -5.10% 2
Essex +2 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -7 2 £250 -
Yorkshire -21 2 £250 -16.66% 5
Nottinghamshire - 2 £338 - 3
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Preston - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £338 - 3

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 161 (100.00%) VB
2 120 (74.53%) .NET
3 86 (53.42%) VB.NET
4 80 (49.69%) SQL Server
5 79 (49.07%) SQL
6 75 (46.58%) C#
7 44 (27.33%) Oracle
8 39 (24.22%) HTML
9 36 (22.36%) T-SQL
9 36 (22.36%) CSS
10 33 (20.50%) VBA
11 31 (19.25%) JavaScript
11 31 (19.25%) ASP.NET
11 31 (19.25%) Finance
12 30 (18.63%) Visual Studio
13 29 (18.01%) Windows
14 28 (17.39%) Microsoft
15 27 (16.77%) Classic ASP
16 26 (16.15%) WinForms
17 24 (14.91%) XML
18 22 (13.66%) C++
18 22 (13.66%) Software Engineering
18 22 (13.66%) .NET Framework
18 22 (13.66%) jQuery
18 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (13.04%) MVC
19 21 (13.04%) Relational Database
20 20 (12.42%) Migration
21 19 (11.80%) Scrum

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 (11.18%) IIS
2 10 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.97%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.11%) Drupal
4 5 (3.11%) Joomla!
4 5 (3.11%) Node.js
4 5 (3.11%) WordPress
5 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.62%) Captiva
6 1 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.62%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.73%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.62%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.62%) AWD
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) Internet
2 6 (3.73%) HTTP
3 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.62%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (49.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.83%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.21%) MS Access
7 8 (4.97%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.73%) DB2
9 5 (3.11%) MySQL
9 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.86%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (18.63%) Visual Studio
2 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.83%) Subversion
4 4 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.86%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.24%) FinalBuilder
6 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.62%) MSTest
7 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.62%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.62%) Selenium
7 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (19.25%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Front Office
3 5 (3.11%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) German Language
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Back Office
4 4 (2.48%) Retail
4 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.86%) Games
6 2 (1.24%) Advertising
6 2 (1.24%) Billing
6 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (77.64%) Developer
2 70 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 48 (29.81%) VB.NET Developer
4 45 (27.95%) VB Developer
5 42 (26.09%) VB6 Developer
6 17 (10.56%) SQL Developer
7 14 (8.70%) ASP Developer
7 14 (8.70%) WinForms Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Applications Support
8 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Classic ASP Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Excel Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Excel VBA Developer
8 11 (6.83%) VBA Developer
9 9 (5.59%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.97%) Applications Developer
10 8 (4.97%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (74.53%) .NET
2 39 (24.22%) HTML
3 36 (22.36%) CSS
4 31 (19.25%) ASP.NET
5 27 (16.77%) Classic ASP
6 26 (16.15%) WinForms
7 24 (14.91%) XML
8 22 (13.66%) .NET Framework
8 22 (13.66%) jQuery
9 19 (11.80%) DCOM
10 14 (8.70%) HTML5
11 12 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (6.21%) CSS3
13 9 (5.59%) XHTML
14 7 (4.35%) Web Services
15 6 (3.73%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.73%) COM+
16 5 (3.11%) WPF
17 4 (2.48%) Entity Framework
17 4 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Fixed Income
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Reference Data
3 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.86%) Derivative
3 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.86%) Online Games
4 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) iSeries
5 1 (0.62%) SCADA
5 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.01%) Windows
2 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.48%) Unix
3 4 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.24%) Linux
4 2 (1.24%) zOS
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
5 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.66%) Software Engineering
2 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.04%) MVC
3 20 (12.42%) Migration
4 19 (11.80%) Scrum
5 15 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (9.32%) Web Development
6 14 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 9 (5.59%) ITIL
7 9 (5.59%) Kanban
8 8 (4.97%) Change Control
8 8 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.97%) Data Management
8 8 (4.97%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.97%) SDLC
9 7 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.35%) Project Management
10 6 (3.73%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.73%) OO
11 5 (3.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 161 (100.00%) VB
2 86 (53.42%) VB.NET
3 79 (49.07%) SQL
4 75 (46.58%) C#
5 36 (22.36%) T-SQL
6 33 (20.50%) VBA
7 31 (19.25%) JavaScript
8 22 (13.66%) C++
9 19 (11.80%) PL/SQL
10 13 (8.07%) Java
11 10 (6.21%) PHP
12 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
12 9 (5.59%) Python
13 5 (3.11%) VC++
14 3 (1.86%) C
14 3 (1.86%) C++/CLI
14 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.24%) COBOL
15 2 (1.24%) VBScript
15 2 (1.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) Degree
1 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.86%) PhD
3 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.24%) HND
4 2 (1.24%) MCSD
5 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.24%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 44 (27.33%) Oracle
2 28 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.35%) SAP
4 4 (2.48%) IBM
5 3 (1.86%) Siebel
6 2 (1.24%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.24%) Sybase
7 1 (0.62%) Avaya
7 1 (0.62%) BEA
7 1 (0.62%) Capita
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.62%) Motorola
7 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.62%) Telerik
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Connectus
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