Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 798 825
Rank change year-on-year +291 +27 -63
Contract jobs citing VB6 25 51 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.056% 0.076%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 65
Median daily rate £385 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £330 £298 £313
90th Percentile £519 £433 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £350
% change year-on-year -12.61% +14.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.18% +1.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -1.18% +1.49%

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 14,311 38,488 45,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 42.36% 44.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,467 26,641 31,787
Median daily rate £498 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 696 744
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +8.31% +0.31%
10th Percentile £17.50 £20.95 £16.33
90th Percentile £56.60 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £36.50 £44.00 £40.88
% change year-on-year -17.05% +7.65% -0.67%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB6.

Daily rate trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB6 over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB6.

Hourly rate trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 10 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 12 August 2020. 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 +280 24 £384 -4.06% 10
UK excluding London +195 12 £350 -12.61% 8
London +223 6 £494 +101.53% 2
Midlands +92 5 £375 -37.50%
Work from Home - 4 £330 - 3
East of England - 4 £330 - 1
East Midlands +61 3 £385 -35.83%
South West +97 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 25 (100.00%) VB
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
2 21 (84.00%) .NET
3 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
3 19 (76.00%) C#
4 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (52.00%) Finance
6 13 (52.00%) CSS
6 13 (52.00%) HTML
6 13 (52.00%) T-SQL
7 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (48.00%) WinForms
7 12 (48.00%) WPF
7 12 (48.00%) jQuery
8 10 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (40.00%) IFS
8 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL
8 10 (40.00%) XML
8 10 (40.00%) Oracle
8 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
8 10 (40.00%) XHTML
9 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
10 8 (32.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 8 (32.00%) Windows
10 8 (32.00%) Java
10 8 (32.00%) Migration
10 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (32.00%) Service Management
10 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (12.00%) MS Access
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.00%) DTS
5 1 (4.00%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
1 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.00%) German Language
2 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) IFS Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 5 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) IFS Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps Developer
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) VBA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Access VBA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Market Data Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 13 (52.00%) HTML
4 12 (48.00%) jQuery
4 12 (48.00%) WinForms
4 12 (48.00%) WPF
5 10 (40.00%) XHTML
5 10 (40.00%) XML
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (12.00%) .NET Core
8 2 (8.00%) Ajax
8 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
8 2 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (8.00%) SignalR
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) WF
9 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
9 1 (4.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
3 6 (24.00%) Document Management
3 6 (24.00%) Release Management
4 5 (20.00%) ERP
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (12.00%) Kanban
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) OO
7 1 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) VB
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 19 (76.00%) C#
4 13 (52.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (32.00%) Java
8 2 (8.00%) VBA
8 2 (8.00%) XAML
9 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) DICOM
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) IFS
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.00%) InterSystems