Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 738 852 819
Rank change year-on-year +114 -33 -50
Contract jobs citing VB6 47 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.049% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 51
UK median daily rate £398 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +5.63% +5.97%
10th Percentile £328 £263 £300
90th Percentile £499 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £355 £348
% change year-on-year +11.27% +2.16% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £23.49 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.80% -43.05% -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £23.49 £41.25
% change year-on-year +78.80% -43.05% -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 33,295 46,631 43,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.26% 44.68% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,930 32,864 30,168
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 688 780
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £17.43 £16.54 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%

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 9 December 2019.

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 12 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 9 December 2019. 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
UK excluding London +89 46 £395 +11.27% 18
England +123 45 £398 +6.13% 21
South East +74 16 £420 +20.00% 1
Midlands +72 15 £353 -19.43% 9
West Midlands +47 14 £345 -12.66% 7
North of England +20 7 - - 4
North West +16 7 - - 2
South West +4 4 £355 -2.07% 2
East of England +40 2 £405 +29.60% 2
Scotland +36 2 £444 +18.33%
London +81 1 £475 +26.67% 3
East Midlands +26 1 £600 +37.14% 2

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 47 (100.00%) VB
2 45 (95.74%) .NET
3 37 (78.72%) C#
4 34 (72.34%) SQL
5 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
6 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
7 20 (42.55%) Oracle
7 20 (42.55%) Windows
8 19 (40.43%) XML
8 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (34.04%) MVC
10 14 (29.79%) Problem Management
10 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (29.79%) C++
10 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
10 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (25.53%) WinForms
11 12 (25.53%) WPF
12 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
13 10 (21.28%) Process Improvement
14 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
14 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
14 9 (19.15%) Unix
14 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
14 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
15 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (17.02%) Web Development
15 8 (17.02%) CSS
15 8 (17.02%) XSLT

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 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.77%) DB2
5 4 (8.51%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.13%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.64%) ClearCase
3 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Maven
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.13%) MSI
6 1 (2.13%) NSubstitute
6 1 (2.13%) NUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Rational Robot
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (74.47%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Applications Support
5 6 (12.77%) WinForms Developer
5 6 (12.77%) WPF Developer
6 5 (10.64%) VB Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Network Support
9 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) .NET
2 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
3 19 (40.43%) XML
4 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (25.53%) WinForms
5 12 (25.53%) WPF
6 8 (17.02%) CSS
6 8 (17.02%) XSLT
7 7 (14.89%) HTML
7 7 (14.89%) RESTful
8 6 (12.77%) .NET Core
9 5 (10.64%) XSD
10 4 (8.51%) ODBC
11 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
11 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (4.26%) Java EE
12 2 (4.26%) JPA
12 2 (4.26%) jQuery
12 2 (4.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.13%) LIMS
1 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.13%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.13%) VMS
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) MVC
3 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
3 14 (29.79%) Problem Management
4 10 (21.28%) Process Improvement
5 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Web Development
7 7 (14.89%) Data Management
7 7 (14.89%) OO
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
8 6 (12.77%) Project Planning
8 6 (12.77%) Statistics
9 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.38%) Migration
12 2 (4.26%) UML
12 2 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) VB
2 37 (78.72%) C#
3 34 (72.34%) SQL
4 14 (29.79%) C++
5 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
6 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.02%) C
8 6 (12.77%) VC++
9 3 (6.38%) Java
9 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.26%) VBA
11 1 (2.13%) Pascal
11 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) DICOM
1 1 (2.13%) HL7
1 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) webMethods
4 3 (6.38%) Northgate
5 1 (2.13%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Sun
5 1 (2.13%) Wonderware