Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 357 377
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing VB6 8 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 13
South East median daily rate £475 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -0.74% +41.36%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £293
90th Percentile £488 £365 £436
England median daily rate £358 £336 £330
% change year-on-year +6.32% +1.89% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
England 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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5878 5919 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.36% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 3624 4208
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 220 248
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.42 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the South East

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the South East

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB6 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB6 in the South East

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the South East

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley - 6 £475 -
Berkshire - 3 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
East Sussex -2 1 - - 2
Hampshire -6 1 £325 -2.99%
VB6
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for VB6.

1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) PaaS
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Kentico
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) Electronics
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) DTS
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DTS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) FoxPro Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Agilent
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft