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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 586 561 528
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs citing VB6 67 97 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 73
Median daily rate £335 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
21642 22232 20944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.00% 38.06% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14853 14897 13283
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 501 413
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 £15.00 £17.50 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.09 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -30 56 £335 +3.07% 18
South East +27 18 £335 +1.13% 2
Hampshire - 18 £335 -
East Midlands +2 15 £425 +36.00% 1
London -17 15 £375 -6.25% 5
Northamptonshire - 13 £425 -
Scotland +25 11 £283 +2.72% 3
Renfrewshire - 11 £283 - 2
Erskine - 11 £283 - 2
Northampton - 11 £425 -
Winchester - 9 £335 -
North West +18 5 £313 +2.04% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £386 - 2
Merseyside +9 2 £313 - 1
Nottingham -4 2 £338 -10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £338 +8.00% 1
West Midlands -39 2 £375 +10.29% 1
Manchester - 2 £300 -
Docklands, London - 2 £240 -
City of London +21 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Lancashire +14 1 £325 +8.33%
Staffordshire 0 1 £475 +13.09%
Stoke-on-Trent 0 1 £475 +13.09%
Gloucestershire -1 1 £325 +3.17% 2
Cheltenham -3 1 £325 -1.51% 1
South West -6 1 £325 +13.04% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £275 -
Andover - 1 £375 -
Hook - 1 £300 -
Ilford - 1 £375 -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 153 (100.00%) VB
2 109 (71.24%) .NET
3 103 (67.32%) SQL
4 87 (56.86%) SQL Server
5 79 (51.63%) VB.NET
6 71 (46.41%) JavaScript
7 64 (41.83%) C#
8 59 (38.56%) CSS
9 58 (37.91%) jQuery
10 57 (37.25%) HTML
11 55 (35.95%) T-SQL
12 52 (33.99%) VBA
13 50 (32.68%) Oracle
14 48 (31.37%) Classic ASP
15 44 (28.76%) PL/SQL
15 44 (28.76%) XML
16 43 (28.10%) Relational Database
17 41 (26.80%) Visual Studio
18 38 (24.84%) IIS
19 35 (22.88%) DCOM
20 34 (22.22%) ASP.NET
21 32 (20.92%) Scrum
21 32 (20.92%) Web Development
22 29 (18.95%) Java
23 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
23 28 (18.30%) .NET Framework
24 27 (17.65%) Waterfall
25 26 (16.99%) HTML5
25 26 (16.99%) C++
26 25 (16.34%) Windows

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 38 (24.84%) IIS
2 20 (13.07%) SharePoint
3 17 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.58%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.92%) WordPress
6 5 (3.27%) Drupal
6 5 (3.27%) Joomla!
7 4 (2.61%) CMS
8 3 (1.96%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.96%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.65%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.50%) Internet
2 7 (4.58%) Firewall
2 7 (4.58%) LDAP
3 6 (3.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.31%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (56.86%) SQL Server
2 43 (28.10%) Relational Database
3 21 (13.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (13.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (11.11%) MS Access
6 12 (7.84%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (5.23%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.31%) GIS
11 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.65%) DB2
12 1 (0.65%) MySQL
12 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 41 (26.80%) Visual Studio
2 20 (13.07%) Subversion
3 14 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.92%) ClearQuest
5 4 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.96%) FinalBuilder
7 2 (1.31%) Moq
7 2 (1.31%) NUnit
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.65%) MSTest
8 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.65%) Selenium
8 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.65%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.65%) WiX
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Front Office
3 5 (3.27%) Marketing
4 4 (2.61%) German Language
4 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (79.08%) Developer
2 42 (27.45%) .NET Developer
3 30 (19.61%) VB Developer
4 28 (18.30%) VB6 Developer
5 27 (17.65%) ASP Developer
6 23 (15.03%) VB.NET Developer
7 20 (13.07%) Classic ASP Developer
7 20 (13.07%) SQL Developer
8 16 (10.46%) Applications Support
9 13 (8.50%) Applications Developer
9 13 (8.50%) SharePoint Developer
10 11 (7.19%) C# Developer
10 11 (7.19%) Support Engineer
11 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.58%) Applications Engineer
13 7 (4.58%) Applications Support Engineer
13 7 (4.58%) Support Officer
14 6 (3.92%) C++ Developer
15 5 (3.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (71.24%) .NET
2 59 (38.56%) CSS
3 58 (37.91%) jQuery
4 57 (37.25%) HTML
5 48 (31.37%) Classic ASP
6 44 (28.76%) XML
7 35 (22.88%) DCOM
8 34 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 28 (18.30%) .NET Framework
10 26 (16.99%) HTML5
11 21 (13.73%) CSS3
12 19 (12.42%) XHTML
13 17 (11.11%) Web Services
14 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (6.54%) WinForms
16 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
17 8 (5.23%) Apache Flex
17 8 (5.23%) J2EE
18 7 (4.58%) COM
18 7 (4.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.96%) Derivative
5 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.65%) Online Games
6 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.34%) Windows
2 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.92%) Scrum
1 32 (20.92%) Web Development
2 27 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.03%) Change Control
3 23 (15.03%) Kanban
4 22 (14.38%) ITIL
4 22 (14.38%) MVC
5 20 (13.07%) SDLC
6 16 (10.46%) Release Management
7 15 (9.80%) Configuration Management
8 12 (7.84%) ITIL V3
8 12 (7.84%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.88%) Migration
10 7 (4.58%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.27%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.27%) OO
12 4 (2.61%) Change Management
12 4 (2.61%) Workflow
13 3 (1.96%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (100.00%) VB
2 103 (67.32%) SQL
3 79 (51.63%) VB.NET
4 71 (46.41%) JavaScript
5 64 (41.83%) C#
6 55 (35.95%) T-SQL
7 52 (33.99%) VBA
8 44 (28.76%) PL/SQL
9 29 (18.95%) Java
10 26 (16.99%) C++
11 15 (9.80%) PHP
12 14 (9.15%) PowerShell
13 5 (3.27%) VBScript
14 4 (2.61%) VC++
15 3 (1.96%) C++/CLI
16 1 (0.65%) Delphi
16 1 (0.65%) Perl
16 1 (0.65%) Python
16 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.58%) HND
3 7 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.96%) Degree
4 3 (1.96%) PhD
5 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) MCSD
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 50 (32.68%) Oracle
2 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.84%) ILOG
4 8 (5.23%) SAP
5 7 (4.58%) IBM
6 6 (3.92%) BEA
7 5 (3.27%) Arqiva
8 3 (1.96%) Lotus
9 2 (1.31%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.65%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.65%) Northgate
10 1 (0.65%) PTC
10 1 (0.65%) Siebel
10 1 (0.65%) Telerik
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