Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 781 791
Rank change year-on-year +115 +10 -87
Contract jobs citing VB6 35 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.065% 0.071%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 49
England median daily rate £360 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £275
90th Percentile £471 £498 £520
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £23.49 -
% change year-on-year +112.86% - -

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 25,162 39,971 39,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.21% 44.14% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,333 28,299 28,183
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 625 718
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.80 £17.49
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Midlands +61 18 £360 +2.86% 6
West Midlands +56 17 £360 +2.86% 3
South East +85 4 £420 +24.44% 8
South West +30 4 £355 -11.25% 1
London +112 3 £513 +60.16% 4
East of England +27 3 £415 +32.80%
North of England +50 2 - - 7
North West +21 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £385 - 3
VB6
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 35 (100.00%) VB
2 34 (97.14%) .NET
3 27 (77.14%) C#
3 27 (77.14%) SQL
4 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 24 (68.57%) ASP.NET
6 16 (45.71%) MVC
7 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
8 14 (40.00%) Problem Management
8 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (37.14%) HTML
10 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
10 12 (34.29%) CSS
10 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (31.43%) Windows
11 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
12 10 (28.57%) XML
12 10 (28.57%) Process Improvement
13 9 (25.71%) Oracle
13 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (22.86%) Web Development
14 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
14 8 (22.86%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
15 7 (20.00%) Unix
15 7 (20.00%) OO
15 7 (20.00%) WinForms
16 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework

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 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (22.86%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (5.71%) MS Access
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) MSI
3 1 (2.86%) NSubstitute
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Applications Support
4 6 (17.14%) VB Developer
5 5 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Network Support
8 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) WinForms Developer
8 2 (5.71%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 24 (68.57%) ASP.NET
3 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (37.14%) HTML
5 12 (34.29%) CSS
6 10 (28.57%) XML
7 7 (20.00%) WinForms
8 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
8 6 (17.14%) jQuery
9 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
9 4 (11.43%) ODBC
9 4 (11.43%) WPF
10 3 (8.57%) WCF
10 3 (8.57%) Web Services
11 2 (5.71%) ADO
11 2 (5.71%) Ajax
11 2 (5.71%) LINQ
11 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 2 (5.71%) RESTful
11 2 (5.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) LIMS
3 1 (2.86%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Unix
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) MVC
2 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 14 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Process Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) Web Development
7 7 (20.00%) OO
8 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
8 6 (17.14%) Statistics
9 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
11 2 (5.71%) Data Management
11 2 (5.71%) Migration
11 2 (5.71%) Project Delivery
11 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.71%) TDD
11 2 (5.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) VB
2 27 (77.14%) C#
2 27 (77.14%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
4 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) VBA
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) DICOM
1 1 (2.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) webMethods
4 3 (8.57%) Northgate
5 2 (5.71%) IFS
6 1 (2.86%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) Wonderware