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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
Rank 544 543 503
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -40
Contract jobs citing VB6 56 75 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 67
Median daily rate £365 £370 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £419 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £370 £305
% change year-on-year
-20.94% +21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.25 -

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
18187 19652 18968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.56% 38.64% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12429 13280 12747
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 519 408
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +17 55 £365 -1.35% 16
London +36 39 £375 +36.36% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £375 - 1
North West +18 5 £275 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire +3 3 £283 -23.64% 2
East Midlands +1 3 - - 2
West Midlands -14 3 £310 -17.33% 2
West Yorkshire +11 2 £315 +8.62% 2
Lancashire -1 2 £275 +34.14% 1
Northampton -13 2 - - 1
City of London -14 2 £360 -11.11%
Northamptonshire -18 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £275 -
Warrington - 2 £275 -
Fleetwood - 2 £275 -
Westminster - 2 £373 -
South East +15 1 £285 -20.27% 2
North Yorkshire +10 1 £250 -20.63%
Halifax +7 1 £315 -
Leeds +1 1 - - 2
Staffordshire -3 1 £250 -32.43% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £250 -36.70% 1
Birmingham -5 1 £375 +7.14%
North East -20 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 1 £300 -14.28%
Tyne and Wear -25 1 £300 -14.28%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £285 -
York - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 130 (100.00%) VB
2 105 (80.77%) .NET
3 75 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 75 (57.69%) VB.NET
4 74 (56.92%) SQL
5 64 (49.23%) C#
6 46 (35.38%) T-SQL
6 46 (35.38%) Windows
7 43 (33.08%) Microsoft
8 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (26.92%) XML
9 35 (26.92%) VBA
10 33 (25.38%) ASP.NET
11 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
12 29 (22.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (21.54%) Oracle
14 25 (19.23%) .NET Framework
15 23 (17.69%) jQuery
16 22 (16.92%) SDLC
16 22 (16.92%) WinForms
16 22 (16.92%) Migration
17 21 (16.15%) Release Management
17 21 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (15.38%) HTML
18 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
19 19 (14.62%) MS Access
19 19 (14.62%) Visual Studio
20 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
20 18 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
20 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 10 (7.69%) IIS
1 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 3 (2.31%) ColdFusion
3 3 (2.31%) IBM Domino
3 3 (2.31%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (1.54%) JBoss
4 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.54%) WordPress
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) DNN
5 1 (0.77%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.15%) MS Office
3 4 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) DNS
1 2 (1.54%) NAS
1 2 (1.54%) NetScaler
1 2 (1.54%) SAN
1 2 (1.54%) SSL
1 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) DHCP
2 1 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (14.62%) MS Access
4 18 (13.85%) Relational Database
4 18 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (9.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (4.62%) DB2
8 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.77%) MySQL
12 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (14.62%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.92%) JIRA
4 5 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.85%) Rational Robot
5 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.08%) Moq
5 4 (3.08%) NUnit
5 4 (3.08%) Subversion
6 3 (2.31%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.54%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.54%) Selenium
7 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.54%) WiX
8 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.77%) NuGet
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Prime Brokerage
3 2 (1.54%) Back Office
3 2 (1.54%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Billing
3 2 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Front Office
3 2 (1.54%) Legal
3 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Law
4 1 (0.77%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (76.15%) Developer
2 47 (36.15%) .NET Developer
3 33 (25.38%) VB Developer
4 31 (23.85%) VB6 Developer
5 27 (20.77%) C# Developer
6 23 (17.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (17.69%) VB.NET Developer
7 19 (14.62%) SQL Developer
8 11 (8.46%) Applications Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Access Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Access VBA Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.15%) Excel Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Excel VBA Developer
10 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (6.15%) VB VBA Developer
10 8 (6.15%) VBA Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (80.77%) .NET
2 35 (26.92%) XML
3 33 (25.38%) ASP.NET
4 25 (19.23%) .NET Framework
5 23 (17.69%) jQuery
6 22 (16.92%) WinForms
7 20 (15.38%) HTML
8 17 (13.08%) Web Services
9 16 (12.31%) CSS
10 15 (11.54%) Entity Framework
11 14 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (10.00%) SOAP
12 13 (10.00%) XSD
13 12 (9.23%) XSL
14 8 (6.15%) HTML5
14 8 (6.15%) WPF
15 7 (5.38%) Classic ASP
15 7 (5.38%) RESTful
15 7 (5.38%) WCF
16 5 (3.85%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Equities
5 2 (1.54%) PACS
5 2 (1.54%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.54%) Wiki
6 1 (0.77%) Online Games
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (8.46%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.92%) Migration
2 22 (16.92%) SDLC
3 21 (16.15%) Release Management
4 17 (13.08%) MVC
4 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
5 16 (12.31%) ITIL
6 14 (10.77%) Waterfall
7 12 (9.23%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.23%) TDD
8 11 (8.46%) Data Analysis
8 11 (8.46%) ITIL V3
9 10 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.38%) Project Management
10 7 (5.38%) Scrum
11 6 (4.62%) OO
11 6 (4.62%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (4.62%) Open Source
11 6 (4.62%) UML
11 6 (4.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (100.00%) VB
2 75 (57.69%) VB.NET
3 74 (56.92%) SQL
4 64 (49.23%) C#
5 46 (35.38%) T-SQL
6 35 (26.92%) VBA
7 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
8 16 (12.31%) C++
9 12 (9.23%) Java
10 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.08%) C
11 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.08%) VC++
12 3 (2.31%) VBScript
13 1 (0.77%) Perl
13 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) Degree
5 1 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.77%) ISEB
5 1 (0.77%) MCP
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.31%) QA
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) DICOM
2 2 (1.54%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.54%) VMware GSX
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) MOM
1 2 (1.54%) SCCM
1 2 (1.54%) SCOM
1 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.54%) Oracle
3 10 (7.69%) ILOG
4 3 (2.31%) Lotus
4 3 (2.31%) Perforce
4 3 (2.31%) SAP
4 3 (2.31%) Sybase
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco
5 2 (1.54%) Citrix
5 2 (1.54%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) NetApp
5 2 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.54%) VMware
6 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.77%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.77%) Mitel
6 1 (0.77%) Northgate
6 1 (0.77%) PTC
6 1 (0.77%) Telerik
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