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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK / England
Rank 517 532 486
Rank change year-on-year +15 -46  
Contract jobs citing VB6 53 86 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 69
Median daily rate £364 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +10.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £494 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.93% -  
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 16855 18696 17833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.11% 38.44% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11610 12876 11687
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 449 374
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £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 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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +7 20 £365 -15.36% 5
Yorkshire +16 7 £375 +50.00% 3
South West +4 6 £375 +29.31% 3
West Midlands +12 5 £450 +20.80%
East Midlands -7 5 £363 +1.75% 1
North West +30 4 £275 - 2
North East -10 4 £269 -23.21% 1
South East +9 2 - - 2
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for VB6.

1 98 (100.00%) VB
2 74 (75.51%) .NET
3 55 (56.12%) VB.NET
4 47 (47.96%) SQL
5 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
6 42 (42.86%) Windows
6 42 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 38 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (35.71%) C#
9 22 (22.45%) T-SQL
10 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
11 19 (19.39%) VBA
11 19 (19.39%) Migration
11 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
12 18 (18.37%) MS Access
13 16 (16.33%) Office 365
14 15 (15.31%) Unit Testing
14 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (15.31%) Windows XP
15 14 (14.29%) CSS
15 14 (14.29%) XML
15 14 (14.29%) HTML
16 13 (13.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (13.27%) SDLC
16 13 (13.27%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (12.24%) Windows 10
17 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (12.24%) Data Analysis

VB6
Top Related 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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 2 (2.04%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.02%) Confluence
4 1 (1.02%) DNN
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.33%) Office 365
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) FTP
1 3 (3.06%) Modbus
1 3 (3.06%) SSH
1 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) NAS
2 2 (2.04%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.04%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.37%) MS Access
2 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (13.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (13.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.10%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (4.08%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (4.08%) MySQL
9 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.02%) DB2
10 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.02%) Pentaho
10 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.12%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.04%) Selenium
5 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.02%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Back Office
2 2 (2.04%) Banking
2 2 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.04%) Front Office
2 2 (2.04%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (1.02%) Electronics
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (76.53%) Developer
2 33 (33.67%) .NET Developer
3 28 (28.57%) VB Developer
4 26 (26.53%) VB6 Developer
5 21 (21.43%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (16.33%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Access Developer
7 10 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.18%) SQL Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Access VBA Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Excel Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Excel VBA Developer
9 8 (8.16%) VB VBA Developer
9 8 (8.16%) VBA Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (4.08%) C++ Developer
12 4 (4.08%) DBA
12 4 (4.08%) MySQL DBA
12 4 (4.08%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (75.51%) .NET
2 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.29%) CSS
3 14 (14.29%) HTML
3 14 (14.29%) XML
4 10 (10.20%) XSL
5 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (8.16%) WinForms
6 8 (8.16%) WPF
6 8 (8.16%) XSD
7 6 (6.12%) ODBC
7 6 (6.12%) WCF
8 5 (5.10%) Web Services
9 4 (4.08%) ADO.NET
9 4 (4.08%) COM+
10 3 (3.06%) DCOM
10 3 (3.06%) RESTful
11 2 (2.04%) Ajax
11 2 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Client/Server
2 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) PACS
3 3 (3.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Equities
4 2 (2.04%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.04%) Wiki
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (15.31%) Windows XP
3 12 (12.24%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.08%) CentOS
6 4 (4.08%) Linux
6 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) AIX
8 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.39%) Migration
3 15 (15.31%) Unit Testing
4 13 (13.27%) SDLC
5 12 (12.24%) Data Analysis
5 12 (12.24%) MVC
6 8 (8.16%) Release Management
6 8 (8.16%) TDD
7 7 (7.14%) Scrum
8 6 (6.12%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.10%) ITIL
10 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (4.08%) Open Source
11 3 (3.06%) Data Extraction
11 3 (3.06%) Data Management
11 3 (3.06%) Mathematics
11 3 (3.06%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.06%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (100.00%) VB
2 55 (56.12%) VB.NET
3 47 (47.96%) SQL
4 35 (35.71%) C#
5 22 (22.45%) T-SQL
6 19 (19.39%) VBA
7 12 (12.24%) C++
8 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.08%) VBScript
11 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.06%) Java
12 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.02%) MUMPS
13 1 (1.02%) Perl
13 1 (1.02%) UniBasic
13 1 (1.02%) VC++
13 1 (1.02%) XAML
13 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) MCP
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) DICOM
1 3 (3.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.06%) HL7
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.04%) VMware GSX
4 1 (1.02%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Webmin
2 2 (2.04%) MOM
2 2 (2.04%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) SCOM
2 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) InterSystems
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
3 3 (3.06%) Sybase
3 3 (3.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco
4 2 (2.04%) Citrix
4 2 (2.04%) HP
4 2 (2.04%) NetApp
4 2 (2.04%) Perforce
4 2 (2.04%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.04%) Telerik
5 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.02%) Mitel
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.02%) Redback
5 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
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