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 3 months to 28 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 239 254
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15  
Contract jobs citing VB6 2 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.33% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.074% 0.95% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 27 4
Median daily rate £400 £335 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% +1.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2693 3144 3207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.85% 35.02% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1950 1999
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 119 85
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
VB6
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for VB6.

1 4 (100.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) CMS
4 1 (25.00%) Billing
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Kentico
4 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS

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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft