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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 564 524 480
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -44
Contract jobs citing VB6 92 103 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 63 72
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £466 £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 1
Median hourly rate £33.50 - £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
21012 20476 19711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.52% 37.63% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14472 13578 13015
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 422 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -36 88 £350 +9.80% 31
London +2 31 £425 -2.85% 5
South East +2 31 £335 +7.20% 4
Hampshire +19 23 £325 -9.72% 2
South West -11 8 £350 +4.08% 5
Winchester - 7 £335 -
East Midlands +16 6 £388 +14.81% 5
Berkshire - 6 £375 -
City of London +30 5 £315 -19.74% 2
West Midlands -13 5 £338 +22.72% 2
Wiltshire - 5 £375 -
Reading - 4 £375 -
Cheltenham +9 3 £325 -3.34% 2
East of England +7 3 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 3 £325 -9.40% 2
Scotland -13 3 £388 -
Solihull - 3 £338 -
Salisbury - 3 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £400 - 3
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Derbyshire +14 2 - -
Essex -2 2 £250 - 1
North West -11 2 - - 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £275 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £390 -
Surbiton - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £380 -
Andover - 2 £375 -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 172 (100.00%) VB
2 123 (71.51%) .NET
3 91 (52.91%) SQL
4 86 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 83 (48.26%) VB.NET
6 72 (41.86%) C#
7 56 (32.56%) Oracle
8 44 (25.58%) CSS
9 43 (25.00%) HTML
10 42 (24.42%) T-SQL
11 41 (23.84%) JavaScript
12 40 (23.26%) VBA
13 38 (22.09%) XML
14 35 (20.35%) Classic ASP
15 34 (19.77%) ASP.NET
15 34 (19.77%) Visual Studio
16 33 (19.19%) Finance
17 32 (18.60%) PL/SQL
18 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
18 28 (16.28%) jQuery
19 27 (15.70%) IIS
19 27 (15.70%) Windows
20 25 (14.53%) C++
20 25 (14.53%) Relational Database
21 24 (13.95%) DCOM
21 24 (13.95%) MVC
21 24 (13.95%) Scrum
22 22 (12.79%) WinForms
22 22 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (12.79%) .NET Framework

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 27 (15.70%) IIS
2 12 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.91%) Drupal
5 5 (2.91%) Joomla!
5 5 (2.91%) Node.js
5 5 (2.91%) WordPress
6 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Captiva
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.07%) MS Office
3 4 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.58%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) Internet
2 6 (3.49%) HTTP
3 4 (2.33%) Firewall
3 4 (2.33%) LDAP
3 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.53%) Relational Database
3 17 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.30%) MS Access
4 16 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 13 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (6.98%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.91%) MySQL
8 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.33%) DB2
9 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.74%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.16%) GIS
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 34 (19.77%) Visual Studio
2 19 (11.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.88%) Subversion
4 6 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.74%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.74%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.74%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.58%) MSTest
7 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.58%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.58%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 33 (19.19%) Finance
2 15 (8.72%) Front Office
3 5 (2.91%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) German Language
3 5 (2.91%) Marketing
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Back Office
5 3 (1.74%) Advertising
5 3 (1.74%) Games
5 3 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (75.58%) Developer
2 65 (37.79%) .NET Developer
3 45 (26.16%) VB Developer
4 42 (24.42%) VB.NET Developer
4 42 (24.42%) VB6 Developer
5 21 (12.21%) ASP Developer
6 20 (11.63%) SQL Developer
7 16 (9.30%) Classic ASP Developer
8 13 (7.56%) Applications Support
9 12 (6.98%) C# Developer
9 12 (6.98%) VBA Developer
10 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (6.40%) Excel Developer
10 11 (6.40%) Excel VBA Developer
10 11 (6.40%) WinForms Developer
11 10 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Architect
13 8 (4.65%) Applications Developer
13 8 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
14 6 (3.49%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (71.51%) .NET
2 44 (25.58%) CSS
3 43 (25.00%) HTML
4 38 (22.09%) XML
5 35 (20.35%) Classic ASP
6 34 (19.77%) ASP.NET
7 28 (16.28%) jQuery
8 24 (13.95%) DCOM
9 22 (12.79%) .NET Framework
9 22 (12.79%) WinForms
10 15 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (8.72%) HTML5
11 14 (8.14%) XHTML
12 12 (6.98%) Web Services
13 11 (6.40%) CSS3
14 6 (3.49%) AngularJS
15 5 (2.91%) ActiveX
15 5 (2.91%) COM
15 5 (2.91%) JSP
15 5 (2.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.65%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.74%) Derivative
4 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.74%) Online Games
5 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.16%) Linux
2 2 (1.16%) Unix
2 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) Solaris
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.95%) MVC
1 24 (13.95%) Scrum
2 22 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.21%) Software Engineering
4 20 (11.63%) Waterfall
4 20 (11.63%) Web Development
5 17 (9.88%) Migration
6 14 (8.14%) Change Control
6 14 (8.14%) Kanban
7 12 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (6.40%) ITIL
9 9 (5.23%) SDLC
10 8 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.65%) Data Management
10 8 (4.65%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.07%) OO
11 7 (4.07%) Project Management
12 6 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.49%) Change Management
12 6 (3.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) VB
2 91 (52.91%) SQL
3 83 (48.26%) VB.NET
4 72 (41.86%) C#
5 42 (24.42%) T-SQL
6 41 (23.84%) JavaScript
7 40 (23.26%) VBA
8 32 (18.60%) PL/SQL
9 25 (14.53%) C++
10 17 (9.88%) Java
11 13 (7.56%) PHP
12 10 (5.81%) PowerShell
13 9 (5.23%) Python
14 6 (3.49%) VBScript
14 6 (3.49%) VC++
15 3 (1.74%) C++/CLI
16 2 (1.16%) C
16 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.16%) XAML
17 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.07%) Degree
3 6 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.74%) HND
5 3 (1.74%) PhD
5 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.16%) MCSD
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 56 (32.56%) Oracle
2 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.65%) SAP
4 6 (3.49%) IBM
5 3 (1.74%) BEA
5 3 (1.74%) Siebel
6 2 (1.16%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.16%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.16%) Sybase
7 1 (0.58%) Avaya
7 1 (0.58%) Capita
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco
7 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.58%) Motorola
7 1 (0.58%) Telerik
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