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 3 months to 25 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)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 547 523
Rank change year-on-year +7 -24  
Contract jobs citing VB6 40 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 48
Median daily rate £375 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +14.81% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.61% -  

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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17809 19052 19578
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.11% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12247 13284 13296
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 412 396
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.85 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
London +5 22 £370 -5.12% 5
East Midlands -15 8 £450 +5.88% 2
North West +28 2 - - 2
South East +12 2 £400 +19.40% 1
East of England -8 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £345 - 6
West Midlands +20 1 £375 +11.11% 1
South West -2 1 £413 +26.92%
VB6
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for VB6.

1 93 (100.00%) VB
2 76 (81.72%) .NET
3 59 (63.44%) VB.NET
4 54 (58.06%) C#
5 52 (55.91%) SQL
6 39 (41.94%) Windows
7 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
8 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
10 28 (30.11%) T-SQL
11 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET
12 19 (20.43%) MVC
13 18 (19.35%) VBA
14 17 (18.28%) Web Services
15 16 (17.20%) Finance
15 16 (17.20%) C++
15 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (16.13%) .NET Framework
17 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
17 13 (13.98%) WinForms
18 12 (12.90%) Scrum
18 12 (12.90%) XML
18 12 (12.90%) HTML
18 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
19 11 (11.83%) CSS
20 10 (10.75%) Client/Server

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 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.30%) IIS
4 2 (2.15%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.08%) DNN
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) Kentico
5 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.53%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) FTP
1 3 (3.23%) Modbus
1 3 (3.23%) SSH
1 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) SSL
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (9.68%) MS Access
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.30%) MySQL
11 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
12 2 (2.15%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (1.08%) DB2
13 1 (1.08%) OLAP
13 1 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (1.08%) Pentaho
13 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.23%) JIRA
4 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.15%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.08%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.08%) Billing
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (84.95%) Developer
2 30 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 26 (27.96%) VB Developer
4 25 (26.88%) VB6 Developer
5 21 (22.58%) C# Developer
6 17 (18.28%) VB.NET Developer
7 10 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (8.60%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Access Developer
11 5 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (5.38%) C++ Developer
11 5 (5.38%) VBA Developer
11 5 (5.38%) WPF Developer
12 4 (4.30%) DBA
12 4 (4.30%) Excel Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Excel VBA Developer
12 4 (4.30%) MySQL DBA
12 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (81.72%) .NET
2 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 17 (18.28%) Web Services
4 15 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (13.98%) WinForms
6 12 (12.90%) HTML
6 12 (12.90%) XML
7 11 (11.83%) CSS
8 10 (10.75%) WPF
9 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (7.53%) Classic ASP
10 6 (6.45%) XSD
11 5 (5.38%) ODBC
11 5 (5.38%) XSL
12 3 (3.23%) ADO.NET
12 3 (3.23%) COM+
12 3 (3.23%) DCOM
12 3 (3.23%) WCF
12 3 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (2.15%) Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) Fintech
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) PACS
5 1 (1.08%) PDA
5 1 (1.08%) RIA
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.94%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 7 (7.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.38%) Linux
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.30%) CentOS
5 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Unix
7 1 (1.08%) AIX
7 1 (1.08%) Solaris
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.43%) MVC
3 12 (12.90%) Scrum
4 9 (9.68%) Migration
4 9 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
5 8 (8.60%) TDD
6 7 (7.53%) Metadata Management
6 7 (7.53%) SDLC
6 7 (7.53%) Web Development
7 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.38%) BDD
9 4 (4.30%) Data Management
9 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.30%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.30%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.30%) OO
9 4 (4.30%) Release Management
9 4 (4.30%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 93 (100.00%) VB
2 59 (63.44%) VB.NET
3 54 (58.06%) C#
4 52 (55.91%) SQL
5 28 (30.11%) T-SQL
6 18 (19.35%) VBA
7 16 (17.20%) C++
8 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
9 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.15%) Java
11 2 (2.15%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.15%) VBScript
12 1 (1.08%) MUMPS
12 1 (1.08%) Perl
12 1 (1.08%) Python
12 1 (1.08%) UniBasic
12 1 (1.08%) VC++
12 1 (1.08%) XAML
12 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) DICOM
1 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.08%) HL7
1 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Webmin
2 2 (2.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
2 7 (7.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.15%) InterSystems
3 2 (2.15%) Telerik
4 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.08%) Citrix
4 1 (1.08%) Embarcadero
4 1 (1.08%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.08%) Perforce
4 1 (1.08%) Plumtree
4 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.08%) Redback
4 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.08%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago