The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / East of England
Rank - 119 129
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.88%  
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 East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 841 786 901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.72% 32.19% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 454 490
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +6.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £32.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £50.00 £45.00
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 East of England

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

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the East of England

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the East of England