The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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 / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 144 138
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6  
Contract jobs citing VB6 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.27% 0.24% 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.66% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £388 £293 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.47% +6.36%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 932 1060 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.67% 36.61% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 568 497
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in Scotland

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in Scotland

VB6
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh +21 6 £388 -
VB6
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB6.

1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) Ajax
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (83.33%) React
2 5 (83.33%) VB.NET
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) COM+
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (50.00%) Vue.js
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MSMQ
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) JSF
5 1 (16.67%) JTA
5 1 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (16.67%) Java EE
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (83.33%) VB Developer
2 5 (83.33%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Ajax
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (83.33%) COM+
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) React
3 3 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (50.00%) Vue.js
4 2 (33.33%) MSMQ
5 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (16.67%) Java EE
5 1 (16.67%) JPA
5 1 (16.67%) JSF
5 1 (16.67%) JTA
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) API Development
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle