The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / South West
Rank 130 136 146
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing VB6 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% -  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1030 1108 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.02% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 654 742
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the South West

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the South West

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Bristol - 4 £350 - 2
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West region with a requirement for VB6.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) COM+
4 3 (50.00%) DCOM
4 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (50.00%) WPF
4 3 (50.00%) Modbus
5 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) CRM
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) XAML
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) MVVM
6 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
4 2 (33.33%) AWS Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) COM+
1 3 (50.00%) DCOM
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) MVVM
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware