Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 755 737
Rank change year-on-year -59 -18 -58
Contract jobs citing VB6 82 103 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 105
UK median daily rate £365 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £525 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £41.19 £28.24
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.38 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% -

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 45,260 39,578 42,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 41.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,702 27,125 29,183
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 797 917
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £13.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +12.00% +7.14%

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 23 July 2018.

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 14 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 23 July 2018. 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 -63 71 £365 +2.46% 22
London -38 44 £375 +4.90% 4
UK excluding London -51 38 £350 -6.67% 21
North of England -16 12 £325 +4.84% 8
Yorkshire -25 7 £325 -6.47% 3
South East -5 6 £325 - 2
Scotland -34 6 £350 -9.68% 3
Wales -12 5 £375 -28.57%
East Midlands -1 4 £438 -2.78% 1
East of England -3 4 £350 - 1
Midlands -25 4 £438 -2.78% 4
North West -23 3 £383 +39.09% 5
North East +2 2 £300 +11.63%
South West -8 1 £325 -13.33% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VB6.

1 82 (100.00%) VB
2 68 (82.93%) .NET
3 57 (69.51%) SQL Server
4 56 (68.29%) SQL
5 51 (62.20%) VB.NET
6 43 (52.44%) C#
7 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
8 21 (25.61%) Windows
8 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
9 19 (23.17%) T-SQL
9 19 (23.17%) Project Management
10 18 (21.95%) Web Services
11 17 (20.73%) XML
12 15 (18.29%) HTML
13 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
14 12 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (13.41%) CSS
15 11 (13.41%) Finance
16 10 (12.20%) Ajax
16 10 (12.20%) Oracle
16 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
16 10 (12.20%) Client/Server
17 9 (10.98%) VBA
17 9 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (10.98%) RESTful
18 8 (9.76%) C++
18 8 (9.76%) OOD
19 7 (8.54%) Scrum
19 7 (8.54%) JSON

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 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Epicor Tropos
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (69.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) OLAP
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) Riak
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (4.88%) JIRA
5 3 (3.66%) Subversion
6 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.22%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.22%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (1.22%) Selenium
7 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Back Office
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Front Office
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (80.49%) Developer
2 48 (58.54%) .NET Developer
3 32 (39.02%) VB.NET Developer
4 29 (35.37%) VB Developer
5 28 (34.15%) VB6 Developer
6 17 (20.73%) C# Developer
7 14 (17.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (13.41%) SQL Developer
9 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
10 9 (10.98%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Developer
11 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (8.54%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 7 (8.54%) Senior VB Developer
12 7 (8.54%) Senior VB.NET Developer
12 7 (8.54%) Senior VB6 Developer
13 6 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (7.32%) Senior SQL Developer
13 6 (7.32%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (6.10%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (82.93%) .NET
2 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
3 18 (21.95%) Web Services
4 17 (20.73%) XML
5 15 (18.29%) HTML
6 11 (13.41%) CSS
7 10 (12.20%) Ajax
8 9 (10.98%) RESTful
9 7 (8.54%) jQuery
9 7 (8.54%) JSON
9 7 (8.54%) WPF
10 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (6.10%) WCF
11 5 (6.10%) WinForms
12 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.88%) Classic ASP
13 3 (3.66%) CSS3
13 3 (3.66%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (12.20%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.88%) EPoS
4 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.44%) Derivative
4 2 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Project Management
3 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.76%) OOD
5 7 (8.54%) Scrum
5 7 (8.54%) SDLC
5 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.10%) MVC
6 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (6.10%) TDD
7 4 (4.88%) Metadata Management
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Workflow
8 3 (3.66%) ETL
8 3 (3.66%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.44%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) VB
2 56 (68.29%) SQL
3 51 (62.20%) VB.NET
4 43 (52.44%) C#
5 19 (23.17%) T-SQL
6 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.98%) VBA
8 8 (9.76%) C++
9 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.66%) Java
10 3 (3.66%) Python
10 3 (3.66%) VC++
11 2 (2.44%) C
11 2 (2.44%) COBOL
11 2 (2.44%) Erlang
12 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) GDPR
1 1 (1.22%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.22%) Epicor
4 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.22%) Perforce
4 1 (1.22%) Reuters