The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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)
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5  
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 1.14% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +14.81% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 222 175 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 51.99% 37.23% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 87 114
Median daily rate £465 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.39% -17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £41.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £27.00 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.33 £45.00
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in Essex

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for VB6.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft