Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 July 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 749 798 726
Rank change year-on-year +49 -72 +8
Contract jobs citing VB6 63 71 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 65
England median daily rate £388 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +2.82% +1.43%
10th Percentile £299 £313 £285
90th Percentile £430 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £364
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.34% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.34%
10th Percentile £39.04 £41.25 £41.19
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.15 £50.38
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.34%

VB6 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 36,413 41,612 36,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.88% 44.08% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,457 29,371 25,128
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £444
% change year-on-year +2.70% +4.17% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 744 758
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% - +10.67%
10th Percentile £20.31 £17.50 £16.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.38 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in England

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in England

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB6 in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB6 in England

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in England

VB6
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +38 24 £350 +6.87% 7
South East +34 16 £405 +24.62% 8
North West +21 14 £400 +4.58% 4
London +19 14 £310 -17.33% 3
Yorkshire +28 10 £350 +6.87% 1
Midlands +24 6 £375 -14.29% 4
West Midlands +6 5 £350 - 3
South West -15 2 - - 4
East Midlands +23 1 £600 +37.14% 1
East of England +13 1 £350 -
VB6
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VB6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for VB6.

1 63 (100.00%) VB
2 48 (76.19%) .NET
3 46 (73.02%) C#
4 42 (66.67%) SQL
5 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
6 26 (41.27%) VBA
7 24 (38.10%) VB.NET
8 21 (33.33%) XML
9 19 (30.16%) Windows
10 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
10 18 (28.57%) Oracle
11 16 (25.40%) C++
11 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
12 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
12 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (22.22%) HTML
13 14 (22.22%) Process Improvement
13 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
14 13 (20.63%) T-SQL
14 13 (20.63%) WPF
14 13 (20.63%) WinForms
15 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
15 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (17.46%) XSLT
16 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
17 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
17 10 (15.87%) Power BI
17 10 (15.87%) Power Platform

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (12.70%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.76%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Power Platform
2 4 (6.35%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.87%) Power BI
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (7.94%) MS Access
5 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.35%) SQLPlus
6 4 (6.35%) SSDT
7 3 (4.76%) DB2
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.59%) OLAP
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.70%) JIRA
5 7 (11.11%) ClearCase
5 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (4.76%) Rational Robot
8 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) French Language
2 4 (6.35%) German Language
2 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Avionics
4 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (88.89%) Developer
2 20 (31.75%) Software Developer
3 19 (30.16%) .NET Developer
4 13 (20.63%) SQL Developer
5 9 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 8 (12.70%) VB Developer
7 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) VB6 Developer
10 3 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (3.17%) .NET Software Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
11 2 (3.17%) C++ Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
11 2 (3.17%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (76.19%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) XML
3 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 14 (22.22%) HTML
5 13 (20.63%) WinForms
5 13 (20.63%) WPF
6 11 (17.46%) XSLT
7 8 (12.70%) Classic ASP
7 8 (12.70%) CSS
8 7 (11.11%) .NET Core
8 7 (11.11%) XSD
9 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (7.94%) Web Services
10 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.35%) ActiveX
10 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.35%) jQuery
10 4 (6.35%) XHTML
11 3 (4.76%) RESTful
12 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.17%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.59%) SCADA
3 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) OpenVMS
3 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 9 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.70%) Project Planning
7 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.52%) MVC
7 6 (9.52%) SDLC
8 5 (7.94%) DevOps
9 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) Web Development
10 3 (4.76%) Data Management
10 3 (4.76%) Multithreading
10 3 (4.76%) TDD
11 2 (3.17%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) VB
2 46 (73.02%) C#
3 42 (66.67%) SQL
4 26 (41.27%) VBA
5 24 (38.10%) VB.NET
6 16 (25.40%) C++
7 13 (20.63%) T-SQL
8 9 (14.29%) C
9 8 (12.70%) VC++
10 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 6 (9.52%) VBScript
12 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
13 3 (4.76%) Java
14 1 (1.59%) Pascal
14 1 (1.59%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.59%) HNC
3 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 15022
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 20022
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) HL7
3 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Oracle
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.35%) IFS
4 4 (6.35%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter