Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 735 717
Rank change year-on-year -98 -18 -49
Contract jobs citing VB6 63 130 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 94 93
UK median daily rate £363 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -1.79% +12.90%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £488 £464 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +14.09% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £38.48 £36.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £42.50 £39.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% +14.09% -

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 42,220 39,754 40,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 40.84% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,785 27,308 27,773
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 865 1,044
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.58 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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 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 17 January 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 -67 55 £365 +4.29% 38
UK excluding London -17 38 £350 +16.67% 33
London -45 24 £365 -2.67% 5
North of England +23 17 £385 +28.33% 7
Yorkshire +31 15 £345 +22.12% 4
Midlands +1 8 £350 +1.82% 9
East Midlands +2 6 £350 +3.70% 4
South East -23 5 £475 +46.15% 11
Scotland -19 4 £350 +20.69%
Wales - 3 - -
West Midlands -3 2 £300 -14.29% 5
North West -13 2 £450 +50.00% 2
South West +1 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 63 (100.00%) VB
2 44 (69.84%) .NET
3 39 (61.90%) C#
4 35 (55.56%) SQL
5 34 (53.97%) SQL Server
6 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET
7 24 (38.10%) Windows
7 24 (38.10%) VB.NET
8 20 (31.75%) T-SQL
9 17 (26.98%) Web Services
10 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (23.81%) Client/Server
12 13 (20.63%) WinForms
12 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (19.05%) Finance
14 10 (15.87%) Visual Studio
15 9 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (14.29%) C++
15 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.70%) MVC
17 7 (11.11%) Oracle
17 7 (11.11%) CSS
17 7 (11.11%) XSLT
17 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
17 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 6 (9.52%) TeamCity
18 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 6 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
18 6 (9.52%) XML

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 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.59%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (53.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.59%) DB2
6 1 (1.59%) DTS
6 1 (1.59%) MS Access
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Power BI
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (15.87%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.17%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.59%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.59%) Rational Robot
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (77.78%) Developer
2 20 (31.75%) .NET Developer
3 17 (26.98%) C# Developer
4 16 (25.40%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (25.40%) VB Developer
4 16 (25.40%) VB6 Developer
5 14 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
6 13 (20.63%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (15.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Analyst
10 5 (7.94%) Applications Support
10 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.94%) SQL Developer
10 5 (7.94%) WinForms Developer
11 4 (6.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
12 3 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (4.76%) FoxPro Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (69.84%) .NET
2 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET
3 17 (26.98%) Web Services
4 13 (20.63%) WinForms
5 7 (11.11%) CSS
5 7 (11.11%) XSLT
6 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (9.52%) HTML
6 6 (9.52%) XML
7 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
7 5 (7.94%) Ajax
7 5 (7.94%) Classic ASP
8 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.35%) jQuery
9 3 (4.76%) WCF
9 3 (4.76%) XSD
10 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.17%) WPF
11 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
11 1 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 9 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) FMCG
5 2 (3.17%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.70%) MVC
3 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.94%) High Availability
4 5 (7.94%) Release Management
4 5 (7.94%) SDLC
4 5 (7.94%) Web Development
5 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.35%) ERP
5 4 (6.35%) OO
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Scrum
6 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.17%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.17%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) VB
2 39 (61.90%) C#
3 35 (55.56%) SQL
4 24 (38.10%) VB.NET
5 20 (31.75%) T-SQL
6 9 (14.29%) C++
6 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.94%) C
7 5 (7.94%) VBA
8 4 (6.35%) RPG
9 3 (4.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.17%) COBOL
11 1 (1.59%) C++/CLI
11 1 (1.59%) Java
11 1 (1.59%) MUMPS
11 1 (1.59%) Perl
11 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) QAD
4 1 (1.59%) Agilent
4 1 (1.59%) BEA
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Pega
4 1 (1.59%) Reuters
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau
4 1 (1.59%) webMethods