The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 April 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 90 97
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing VB6 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.31% 0.31% 0.057%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 1.04% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £450 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -10.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £41.13 -
% change year-on-year +27.65% -  

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 East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 628 481 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 39.45% 29.47% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 317 423
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Median hourly rate £50.00 £33.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +22.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB6 in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the East Midlands

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the East Midlands

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Northamptonshire 0 3 £450 +16.12% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - - 1
Leicestershire -3 1 - -
VB6
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VB6.

1 10 (100.00%) VB
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
3 7 (70.00%) VBA
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) SAP
5 5 (50.00%) Classic ASP
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (20.00%) Workflow
8 2 (20.00%) CSS
8 2 (20.00%) HTML
8 2 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (10.00%) CSS3
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (10.00%) DB2
9 1 (10.00%) IIS
9 1 (10.00%) XML
9 1 (10.00%) XSLT

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
3 1 (10.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) VB
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
3 7 (70.00%) VBA
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Telerik
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