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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
London / City of London
Rank 153 154 187
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33  
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.069% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £300 £413 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -1.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% -  

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 1446 1546 2230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.47% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1303 1794
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VB6 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the City of London

VB6
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HL7
3 1 (33.33%) DICOM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) PACS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) InterSystems
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ODBC
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

VB6
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Access Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) DICOM
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) InterSystems
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
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