The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VB6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 159 201
Rank change year-on-year -9 +42  
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.060% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
City of London median daily rate - £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
London median daily rate £370 £370 £425
% change year-on-year - -12.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

VB6 is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1668 1624 2514
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.04% 48.59% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2544 2848 3917
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.06%  
10th Percentile £363 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 32
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
10th Percentile £15.63 £18.50 £18.27
90th Percentile £32.63 £85.00 £54.00
London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the City of London

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB6 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the City of London

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VB6.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle