Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 747 686
Rank change year-on-year +4 -61 -57
Contract jobs citing VB6 98 155 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 107 131
UK median daily rate £365 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +3.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £312 £275 £263
90th Percentile £450 £438 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £313
% change year-on-year +11.94% +7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.07% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -4.07% - -

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40253 42547 42828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 39.23% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27660 29240 28495
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 767 911 914
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +4.17% +5.88%

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 August 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 15 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 August 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 -9 87 £356 +1.79% 15
UK excluding London +17 61 £375 +11.94% 12
London +12 37 £356 -8.65% 3
North of England +79 18 £345 +6.15% 7
Midlands +23 14 £450 +26.32% 2
Yorkshire +46 11 £348 +39.00% 4
South West +6 10 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -20 9 £450 +12.50%
Scotland +27 8 £375 +32.74%
South East -15 6 £325 -2.99% 1
West Midlands +40 5 £450 +33.33% 2
North West +29 4 - - 3
North East +54 3 £263 -
Wales - 3 £525 -
East of England -12 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 98 (100.00%) VB
2 75 (76.53%) .NET
3 61 (62.24%) C#
4 59 (60.20%) SQL
5 56 (57.14%) VB.NET
6 43 (43.88%) Windows
7 38 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (32.65%) T-SQL
8 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
9 28 (28.57%) MVC
10 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
11 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
12 25 (25.51%) Web Services
13 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (20.41%) Web Development
15 19 (19.39%) Scrum
16 16 (16.33%) WinForms
16 16 (16.33%) TDD
16 16 (16.33%) C++
17 14 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (14.29%) Visual Studio
17 14 (14.29%) Finance
18 13 (13.27%) Oracle
18 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
19 12 (12.24%) BDD
19 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
20 11 (11.22%) Client/Server
21 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
22 9 (9.18%) HTML
22 9 (9.18%) SAP

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 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) CMS
4 2 (2.04%) Kentico
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) DNN
5 1 (1.02%) JBoss
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) FTP
1 3 (3.06%) Modbus
1 3 (3.06%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.08%) MySQL
6 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.04%) MS Access
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.02%) DTS
8 1 (1.02%) OLAP
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.08%) Rational Robot
3 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) Maven
4 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.02%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Front Office
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (84.69%) Developer
2 33 (33.67%) .NET Developer
3 31 (31.63%) C# Developer
4 30 (30.61%) VB Developer
4 30 (30.61%) VB6 Developer
5 20 (20.41%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (11.22%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 9 (9.18%) Software Developer
9 6 (6.12%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (6.12%) C++ Developer
10 5 (5.10%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (5.10%) WPF Developer
11 4 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Architect
11 4 (4.08%) DBA
11 4 (4.08%) MySQL DBA
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (76.53%) .NET
2 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
3 25 (25.51%) Web Services
4 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (16.33%) WinForms
6 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
8 9 (9.18%) HTML
9 8 (8.16%) Ajax
9 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.16%) COM+
9 8 (8.16%) CSS
9 8 (8.16%) WPF
10 7 (7.14%) XML
11 5 (5.10%) Classic ASP
11 5 (5.10%) React
12 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.08%) ODBC
12 4 (4.08%) XSD
12 4 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Derivative
4 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.04%) RIA
5 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
5 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) PACS
5 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows Server
2 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.10%) Linux
4 4 (4.08%) CentOS
4 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.57%) MVC
3 20 (20.41%) Web Development
4 19 (19.39%) Scrum
5 16 (16.33%) TDD
6 12 (12.24%) BDD
7 8 (8.16%) SDLC
8 6 (6.12%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.10%) Metadata Management
9 5 (5.10%) OO
10 4 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.08%) Data Management
10 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
10 4 (4.08%) Migration
10 4 (4.08%) Release Management
10 4 (4.08%) SOA
11 3 (3.06%) Data Extraction
11 3 (3.06%) Stress Testing
11 3 (3.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (100.00%) VB
2 61 (62.24%) C#
3 59 (60.20%) SQL
4 56 (57.14%) VB.NET
5 32 (32.65%) T-SQL
6 16 (16.33%) C++
7 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
8 8 (8.16%) VBA
9 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.06%) Java
11 2 (2.04%) VBScript
12 1 (1.02%) MUMPS
12 1 (1.02%) Perl
12 1 (1.02%) Python
12 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.02%) MCP
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) DICOM
2 1 (1.02%) HL7
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Webmin
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle
3 9 (9.18%) SAP
4 2 (2.04%) InterSystems
5 1 (1.02%) Agilent
5 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.02%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.02%) Citrix
5 1 (1.02%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.02%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.02%) Perforce
5 1 (1.02%) Plumtree
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.02%) VMware