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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
Rank 548 545 530
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing VB6 54 82 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.41% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 65
Median daily rate £353 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £412 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+40.93% -

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
18246 19878 19756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.76% 38.23% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12585 13505 12981
Median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.48% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 483 423
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.77 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +20 52 £351 +0.35% 24
London +33 28 £375 +36.36% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £375 -
North West +25 6 £275 -8.33% 2
East Midlands +7 6 £363 +9.84% 1
Lancashire +16 4 £275 -
West Midlands -8 4 £310 -17.33% 1
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +20 3 £300 +20.00% 6
Northampton -7 3 - -
Northamptonshire -9 3 - -
North East -17 3 £300 -14.28% 3
South East +17 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire +14 2 £350 - 5
Leeds +3 2 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear -25 2 £275 -21.42% 1
Warrington - 2 £275 -
Cheshire - 2 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £363 - 1
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
Birmingham +2 1 £375 +7.14%
Staffordshire -1 1 £250 -32.43%
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £250 -32.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 1 £300 -14.28%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 1
Durham - 1 £300 - 1
York - 1 £250 -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) VB
2 98 (80.99%) .NET
3 64 (52.89%) VB.NET
4 61 (50.41%) SQL
5 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
6 55 (45.45%) C#
7 45 (37.19%) Windows
8 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
10 35 (28.93%) XML
11 33 (27.27%) T-SQL
12 28 (23.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
13 25 (20.66%) .NET Framework
14 24 (19.83%) Oracle
14 24 (19.83%) VBA
15 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
15 20 (16.53%) WinForms
16 19 (15.70%) HTML
16 19 (15.70%) Migration
17 18 (14.88%) Visual Studio
17 18 (14.88%) MS Access
17 18 (14.88%) Unit Testing
17 18 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (14.05%) Finance
19 16 (13.22%) Web Services
19 16 (13.22%) CSS
19 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
19 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared

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 8 (6.61%) IIS
2 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (1.65%) JBoss
3 2 (1.65%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.83%) Confluence
4 1 (0.83%) DNN
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS Office
2 5 (4.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.65%) DNS
2 2 (1.65%) NAS
2 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.65%) SAN
2 2 (1.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (23.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (14.88%) MS Access
4 16 (13.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (10.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (10.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (5.79%) DB2
8 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (3.31%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.83%) MySQL
13 1 (0.83%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (14.88%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.26%) JIRA
3 5 (4.13%) ClearCase
3 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.13%) Rational Robot
4 4 (3.31%) Moq
4 4 (3.31%) NUnit
5 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.48%) Subversion
6 2 (1.65%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.65%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.65%) Selenium
6 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.65%) WiX
7 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.83%) NuGet
7 1 (0.83%) Rational Rose
General
1 17 (14.05%) Finance
2 2 (1.65%) Back Office
2 2 (1.65%) Banking
2 2 (1.65%) Billing
2 2 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (1.65%) Front Office
2 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.65%) Prime Brokerage
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (73.55%) Developer
2 48 (39.67%) .NET Developer
3 31 (25.62%) VB Developer
4 29 (23.97%) VB6 Developer
5 27 (22.31%) C# Developer
6 24 (19.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (19.83%) VB.NET Developer
7 15 (12.40%) SQL Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Access Developer
9 8 (6.61%) Access VBA Developer
9 8 (6.61%) Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Excel Developer
9 8 (6.61%) Excel VBA Developer
9 8 (6.61%) VB VBA Developer
9 8 (6.61%) VBA Developer
10 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Applications Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.96%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (80.99%) .NET
2 35 (28.93%) XML
3 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
4 25 (20.66%) .NET Framework
5 20 (16.53%) WinForms
6 19 (15.70%) HTML
7 16 (13.22%) CSS
7 16 (13.22%) Web Services
8 15 (12.40%) Entity Framework
8 15 (12.40%) XSD
9 13 (10.74%) XSL
10 12 (9.92%) SOAP
11 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (8.26%) WPF
12 8 (6.61%) jQuery
12 8 (6.61%) WCF
13 6 (4.96%) XSLT
14 5 (4.13%) ADO.NET
14 5 (4.13%) HTML5
14 5 (4.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) Equities
4 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) PACS
4 2 (1.65%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.65%) Wiki
5 1 (0.83%) PDA
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (37.19%) Windows
2 15 (12.40%) Windows XP
3 12 (9.92%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) AIX
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.70%) Migration
3 18 (14.88%) Unit Testing
4 15 (12.40%) SDLC
5 13 (10.74%) MVC
5 13 (10.74%) Release Management
6 12 (9.92%) Data Analysis
6 12 (9.92%) TDD
7 11 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.26%) ITIL
9 7 (5.79%) Open Source
9 7 (5.79%) UML
10 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.96%) Functional Testing
10 6 (4.96%) OO
10 6 (4.96%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (4.96%) Project Management
10 6 (4.96%) SOLID
11 5 (4.13%) Business Analysis
11 5 (4.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 121 (100.00%) VB
2 64 (52.89%) VB.NET
3 61 (50.41%) SQL
4 55 (45.45%) C#
5 33 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 24 (19.83%) VBA
7 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
8 12 (9.92%) C++
9 8 (6.61%) Java
10 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.13%) VC++
12 4 (3.31%) C
13 2 (1.65%) VBScript
14 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.83%) Perl
14 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.83%) UniBasic
14 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) CTC Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.83%) Degree
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
3 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.83%) MCP
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.65%) DICOM
3 2 (1.65%) HL7
3 2 (1.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.65%) VMware GSX
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) MOM
1 2 (1.65%) SCCM
1 2 (1.65%) SCOM
1 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.65%) WSUS
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Webmin
Vendors
1 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.83%) Oracle
3 4 (3.31%) ILOG
4 3 (2.48%) Perforce
4 3 (2.48%) SAP
4 3 (2.48%) Sybase
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco
5 2 (1.65%) Citrix
5 2 (1.65%) HP
5 2 (1.65%) NetApp
5 2 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.65%) Telerik
5 2 (1.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.83%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.83%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.83%) Mitel
6 1 (0.83%) Redback
6 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
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