Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 745 703
Rank change year-on-year -42 -42 -50
Contract jobs citing VB6 68 126 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 92 102
England median daily rate £358 £336 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +1.51% +7.29%
10th Percentile £312 £268 £228
90th Percentile £488 £449 £430
UK median daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year +6.72% +1.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
England median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%

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 40061 39387 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.24% 40.48% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28242 27279 27548
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 814 952
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.52 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
London -20 35 £363 -0.68% 2
North of England +32 15 £345 +15.00% 10
Yorkshire +32 10 £345 - 7
South East -19 8 £475 +41.79% 3
Midlands +5 5 £350 -12.50% 8
North West -1 5 £450 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -11 5 £350 -17.65% 3
South West -11 3 - -
East of England - 2 - - 2
VB6
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 68 (100.00%) VB
2 54 (79.41%) .NET
3 43 (63.24%) SQL
4 42 (61.76%) C#
5 39 (57.35%) VB.NET
6 35 (51.47%) Windows
7 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
9 28 (41.18%) ASP.NET
9 28 (41.18%) T-SQL
10 22 (32.35%) Web Services
11 21 (30.88%) WinForms
12 18 (26.47%) MVC
12 18 (26.47%) Client/Server
12 18 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (25.00%) Finance
14 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
15 11 (16.18%) TDD
15 11 (16.18%) Web Development
16 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
17 9 (13.24%) C++
17 9 (13.24%) Scrum
17 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
18 8 (11.76%) Release Management
18 8 (11.76%) SDLC
18 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
18 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 7 (10.29%) BDD
19 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Kentico
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) DTS
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.88%) Rational Robot
5 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (80.88%) Developer
2 23 (33.82%) .NET Developer
2 23 (33.82%) C# Developer
3 20 (29.41%) VB Developer
3 20 (29.41%) VB6 Developer
4 15 (22.06%) VB.NET Developer
5 13 (19.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (16.18%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Applications Support
9 5 (7.35%) WinForms Developer
10 4 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (79.41%) .NET
2 28 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 22 (32.35%) Web Services
4 21 (30.88%) WinForms
5 17 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
7 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (7.35%) XML
9 4 (5.88%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.88%) WPF
9 4 (5.88%) XSD
9 4 (5.88%) XSLT
10 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.41%) jQuery
11 2 (2.94%) Ajax
11 2 (2.94%) JSON
12 1 (1.47%) CSS
12 1 (1.47%) HTML
12 1 (1.47%) SOAP
12 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.94%) RIA
4 1 (1.47%) Derivative
4 1 (1.47%) Fintech
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.47%) MVC
3 11 (16.18%) TDD
3 11 (16.18%) Web Development
4 9 (13.24%) Scrum
5 8 (11.76%) Release Management
5 8 (11.76%) SDLC
6 7 (10.29%) BDD
6 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.35%) High Availability
7 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.88%) OO
8 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.41%) Migration
9 3 (4.41%) SOA
9 3 (4.41%) SOLID
9 3 (4.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) VB
2 43 (63.24%) SQL
3 42 (61.76%) C#
4 39 (57.35%) VB.NET
5 28 (41.18%) T-SQL
6 9 (13.24%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.41%) VBA
8 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.47%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.47%) Agilent
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Tableau