Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 731 725
Rank change year-on-year -58 -6 -75
Contract jobs citing VB6 86 153 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.36% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 102 114
UK median daily rate £355 £335 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.97% +2.29% +2.34%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £257
90th Percentile £484 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +6.87% +0.77% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -2.94% - -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41655 42605 43559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28934 29274 29458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 907 987
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.09%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.20 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB6 over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England -28 73 £353 +5.22% 17
UK excluding London -29 50 £350 +6.87% 15
London +8 36 £358 -4.03% 2
North of England +58 14 £345 +15.00% 4
Midlands +24 9 £350 -6.67% 4
Scotland +11 9 £369 +27.16%
East Midlands -9 9 £350 -17.65% 2
South East -10 9 £438 +30.60% 4
Yorkshire - 9 £345 - 4
North West -3 5 £450 +50.00%
Wales - 4 £525 -
South West +12 3 - -
East of England -21 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for VB6.

1 86 (100.00%) VB
2 65 (75.58%) .NET
3 55 (63.95%) SQL
4 52 (60.47%) C#
5 51 (59.30%) VB.NET
6 39 (45.35%) Windows
7 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (34.88%) T-SQL
9 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
10 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
11 22 (25.58%) MVC
12 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
12 20 (23.26%) Web Services
13 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (20.93%) WinForms
14 18 (20.93%) Web Development
15 16 (18.60%) Finance
16 14 (16.28%) TDD
16 14 (16.28%) Client/Server
16 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (13.95%) Scrum
18 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
18 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio
18 11 (12.79%) C++
18 11 (12.79%) SDLC
18 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
19 10 (11.63%) BDD
19 10 (11.63%) Oracle
20 9 (10.47%) Release Management
20 9 (10.47%) AngularJS

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.16%) DTS
6 1 (1.16%) MS Access
6 1 (1.16%) OLAP
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.16%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.65%) ClearCase
3 4 (4.65%) Rational Robot
4 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (81.40%) Developer
2 31 (36.05%) VB Developer
2 31 (36.05%) VB6 Developer
3 30 (34.88%) .NET Developer
4 24 (27.91%) C# Developer
5 17 (19.77%) VB.NET Developer
6 14 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.63%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 9 (10.47%) Software Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.81%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (5.81%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) FoxPro Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (75.58%) .NET
2 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
3 20 (23.26%) Web Services
4 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (20.93%) WinForms
6 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
6 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (10.47%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.14%) Ajax
8 7 (8.14%) CSS
8 7 (8.14%) HTML
9 5 (5.81%) COM+
9 5 (5.81%) React
9 5 (5.81%) XML
10 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.65%) WPF
10 4 (4.65%) XSD
10 4 (4.65%) XSLT
11 3 (3.49%) Classic ASP
11 3 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.33%) RIA
5 1 (1.16%) Derivative
5 1 (1.16%) Fintech
5 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.58%) MVC
3 18 (20.93%) Web Development
4 14 (16.28%) TDD
5 12 (13.95%) Scrum
6 11 (12.79%) SDLC
7 10 (11.63%) BDD
8 9 (10.47%) Release Management
9 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.81%) High Availability
10 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.81%) OO
11 4 (4.65%) Migration
11 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.49%) Metadata Management
12 3 (3.49%) SOA
12 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.49%) SOLID
12 3 (3.49%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) VB
2 55 (63.95%) SQL
3 52 (60.47%) C#
4 51 (59.30%) VB.NET
5 30 (34.88%) T-SQL
6 11 (12.79%) C++
7 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.81%) VBA
9 3 (3.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Degree
1 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) MCP
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) Agilent
4 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.16%) Tableau