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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 578 548 480
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -68
Contract jobs citing VB6 72 97 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.45% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 78
Median daily rate £335 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £35.00

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
21226 21570 19987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.31% 37.87% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14541 14498 12816
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 437 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 -39 65 £335 +3.07% 12
South East +28 21 £335 -0.74% 2
Hampshire +24 21 £335 -6.94%
London -5 21 £330 -15.65% 2
East Midlands +3 15 £425 +38.77% 2
Northamptonshire - 11 £425 - 1
Winchester - 10 £335 -
Northampton - 10 £425 -
Scotland +4 7 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £275 -
Erskine - 6 £275 -
City of London +41 4 £300 -21.56% 2
South West -15 3 £300 -9.09% 2
Andover - 3 £375 -
Docklands, London - 3 £240 -
East of England +14 2 £250 -16.66%
Derbyshire +5 2 - -
Nottingham -3 2 £338 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £338 +8.00%
Surbiton - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £275 -
Wiltshire - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 £250 -
North West -1 1 - - 2
Cheltenham -2 1 £325 -1.88%
Stoke-on-Trent -2 1 £475 +13.09%
Sunderland -4 1 - -
Staffordshire -4 1 £475 +13.09%
Lancashire -6 1 - -
Gloucestershire -8 1 £325 -2.25%

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 160 (100.00%) VB
2 109 (68.13%) .NET
3 101 (63.13%) SQL
4 84 (52.50%) SQL Server
5 73 (45.63%) VB.NET
6 67 (41.88%) C#
7 57 (35.63%) JavaScript
7 57 (35.63%) CSS
8 56 (35.00%) HTML
9 53 (33.13%) Oracle
10 49 (30.63%) Classic ASP
10 49 (30.63%) T-SQL
11 48 (30.00%) VBA
12 46 (28.75%) jQuery
13 43 (26.88%) Visual Studio
14 42 (26.25%) PL/SQL
15 40 (25.00%) XML
16 37 (23.13%) Relational Database
17 35 (21.88%) IIS
18 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
19 32 (20.00%) DCOM
20 31 (19.38%) Scrum
21 30 (18.75%) Finance
22 29 (18.13%) C++
22 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (18.13%) Web Development
23 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
24 26 (16.25%) .NET Framework
24 26 (16.25%) Waterfall
25 25 (15.63%) Java

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 35 (21.88%) IIS
2 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.38%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.13%) Drupal
5 5 (3.13%) Joomla!
5 5 (3.13%) WordPress
6 2 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.63%) Captiva
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) Internet
2 7 (4.38%) Firewall
2 7 (4.38%) LDAP
3 6 (3.75%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 37 (23.13%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (11.25%) Oracle Database
5 17 (10.63%) MS Access
5 17 (10.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.88%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.25%) GIS
10 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) DB2
11 1 (0.63%) MySQL
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (26.88%) Visual Studio
2 19 (11.88%) Subversion
3 11 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.75%) ClearQuest
5 5 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.88%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.63%) MSTest
8 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.63%) Selenium
8 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.63%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 30 (18.75%) Finance
2 13 (8.13%) Front Office
3 5 (3.13%) German Language
3 5 (3.13%) Marketing
3 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.25%) Games
5 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 121 (75.63%) Developer
2 46 (28.75%) .NET Developer
3 34 (21.25%) VB Developer
4 31 (19.38%) VB6 Developer
5 30 (18.75%) ASP Developer
6 25 (15.63%) VB.NET Developer
7 23 (14.38%) Classic ASP Developer
8 20 (12.50%) SQL Developer
9 15 (9.38%) Applications Support
10 13 (8.13%) SharePoint Developer
11 11 (6.88%) C# Developer
12 10 (6.25%) Applications Developer
12 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (6.25%) VBA Developer
13 9 (5.63%) Excel Developer
13 9 (5.63%) Excel VBA Developer
13 9 (5.63%) Support Engineer
14 8 (5.00%) Architect
15 7 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 7 (4.38%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (68.13%) .NET
2 57 (35.63%) CSS
3 56 (35.00%) HTML
4 49 (30.63%) Classic ASP
5 46 (28.75%) jQuery
6 40 (25.00%) XML
7 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
8 32 (20.00%) DCOM
9 26 (16.25%) .NET Framework
10 24 (15.00%) HTML5
11 19 (11.88%) CSS3
12 17 (10.63%) XHTML
13 16 (10.00%) Web Services
14 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (6.88%) WinForms
16 8 (5.00%) AngularJS
16 8 (5.00%) Apache Flex
16 8 (5.00%) J2EE
16 8 (5.00%) JSP
17 6 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.38%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.75%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.88%) Derivative
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Online Games
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.38%) Scrum
2 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.13%) Web Development
3 26 (16.25%) Waterfall
4 21 (13.13%) Change Control
4 21 (13.13%) MVC
5 20 (12.50%) Kanban
6 17 (10.63%) ITIL
7 15 (9.38%) SDLC
8 10 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.63%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.00%) Release Management
11 7 (4.38%) OO
12 6 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.75%) Data Management
12 6 (3.75%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.75%) Migration
12 6 (3.75%) Project Management
12 6 (3.75%) Risk Management
12 6 (3.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 160 (100.00%) VB
2 101 (63.13%) SQL
3 73 (45.63%) VB.NET
4 67 (41.88%) C#
5 57 (35.63%) JavaScript
6 49 (30.63%) T-SQL
7 48 (30.00%) VBA
8 42 (26.25%) PL/SQL
9 29 (18.13%) C++
10 25 (15.63%) Java
11 15 (9.38%) PHP
12 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
13 7 (4.38%) Python
14 6 (3.75%) VBScript
14 6 (3.75%) VC++
15 3 (1.88%) C++/CLI
16 2 (1.25%) XAML
17 1 (0.63%) C
17 1 (0.63%) Delphi
17 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.38%) HND
4 5 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) PhD
5 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.25%) MCSD
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 53 (33.13%) Oracle
2 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.63%) IBM
3 9 (5.63%) SAP
4 6 (3.75%) BEA
4 6 (3.75%) ILOG
5 5 (3.13%) Arqiva
6 2 (1.25%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.25%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.63%) Avaya
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.63%) Siebel
7 1 (0.63%) Telerik
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