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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 562 524
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38  
Contract jobs citing VB6 51 83 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.39% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 74
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £39.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £41.13 -
% change year-on-year +27.65% -  

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 19579 21327 20763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.53% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 14651 13478
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 470 432
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB6 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 43 £375 - 14
London +10 10 £389 -9.85% 1
Yorkshire +27 7 £375 +50.00% 2
South West +2 7 £375 - 2
East Midlands -11 6 £450 +26.31% 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £350 - 2
Leeds - 6 £350 - 1
West Midlands +20 5 £450 +33.33% 1
Bristol - 5 £375 -
North East +19 4 £269 -8.51%
Kingston Upon Thames 0 4 £360 -7.69% 1
Telford - 4 £500 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £500 - 1
South Wales - 4 £525 -
Wales - 4 £525 -
Tyne and Wear +21 3 £263 -10.63%
Northamptonshire 0 3 £450 +16.12% 1
Northampton -5 3 £450 - 1
North West +31 2 £275 - 3
Lancashire +8 2 £275 - 2
South East +3 2 - - 3
Leicestershire -2 2 £350 +22.80%
Leicester - 2 £350 -
Cardiff - 2 £525 -
Fleetwood - 2 £275 -
Scotland +35 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Edinburgh +16 1 £300 -32.39% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 1
Nottingham +4 1 - - 1
City of London -7 1 £300 -27.27%

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 110 (100.00%) VB
2 82 (74.55%) .NET
3 60 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 52 (47.27%) SQL
5 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
6 48 (43.64%) C#
7 45 (40.91%) Windows
8 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (39.09%) SQL Server
10 23 (20.91%) Migration
10 23 (20.91%) VBA
11 22 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 21 (19.09%) T-SQL
13 19 (17.27%) MVC
14 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
14 18 (16.36%) MS Access
14 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (14.55%) Office 365
17 15 (13.64%) Unit Testing
17 15 (13.64%) Windows XP
17 15 (13.64%) Finance
18 14 (12.73%) C++
19 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2014
20 12 (10.91%) Windows 10
20 12 (10.91%) SDLC
20 12 (10.91%) Data Analysis
20 12 (10.91%) .NET Framework

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 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.45%) IIS
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.73%) JBoss
4 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.82%) DNN
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.82%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.82%) WordPress
6 1 (0.91%) Confluence
6 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.55%) Office 365
3 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.73%) FTP
2 3 (2.73%) Modbus
2 3 (2.73%) SSH
3 2 (1.82%) DNS
3 2 (1.82%) NAS
3 2 (1.82%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.82%) SAN
3 2 (1.82%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) HTTP
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (39.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.36%) MS Access
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.64%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (3.64%) MySQL
9 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.91%) DB2
11 1 (0.91%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.82%) Selenium
4 2 (1.82%) Subversion
4 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.91%) Maven
5 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.91%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.91%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Banking
2 3 (2.73%) Front Office
3 2 (1.82%) Back Office
3 2 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Prime Brokerage
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (75.45%) Developer
2 32 (29.09%) .NET Developer
3 29 (26.36%) VB Developer
4 28 (25.45%) VB6 Developer
5 20 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 20 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
6 13 (11.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Access Developer
8 9 (8.18%) VBA Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Access VBA Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Excel Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Excel VBA Developer
9 8 (7.27%) SQL Developer
9 8 (7.27%) VB VBA Developer
10 6 (5.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (5.45%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (4.55%) C++ Developer
11 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (4.55%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (74.55%) .NET
2 22 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (10.91%) .NET Framework
3 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (10.00%) HTML
4 11 (10.00%) XML
5 10 (9.09%) CSS
6 9 (8.18%) Web Services
6 9 (8.18%) WPF
7 7 (6.36%) WinForms
8 6 (5.45%) ODBC
8 6 (5.45%) WCF
8 6 (5.45%) XSL
9 5 (4.55%) Classic ASP
10 4 (3.64%) ADO.NET
10 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.64%) XSD
11 3 (2.73%) Ajax
11 3 (2.73%) COM+
11 3 (2.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.36%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.73%) PACS
3 3 (2.73%) Replication
4 2 (1.82%) Equities
4 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.82%) Wiki
5 1 (0.91%) Derivative
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.91%) PDA
5 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.91%) Windows
2 15 (13.64%) Windows XP
3 12 (10.91%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.55%) Linux
7 4 (3.64%) CentOS
7 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.73%) Unix
9 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.91%) AIX
10 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) Migration
3 19 (17.27%) MVC
4 15 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 12 (10.91%) Data Analysis
5 12 (10.91%) SDLC
6 11 (10.00%) Scrum
7 9 (8.18%) TDD
8 8 (7.27%) Release Management
9 6 (5.45%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.45%) ITIL
9 6 (5.45%) Web Development
9 6 (5.45%) Workflow
10 4 (3.64%) Data Management
10 4 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.73%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (100.00%) VB
2 60 (54.55%) VB.NET
3 52 (47.27%) SQL
4 48 (43.64%) C#
5 23 (20.91%) VBA
6 21 (19.09%) T-SQL
7 14 (12.73%) C++
8 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.45%) Java
11 4 (3.64%) VBScript
12 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.82%) Perl
13 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.91%) MUMPS
14 1 (0.91%) Python
14 1 (0.91%) UniBasic
14 1 (0.91%) VC++
14 1 (0.91%) XAML
14 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) CTC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) DICOM
2 3 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.73%) HL7
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.82%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.82%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Webmin
2 2 (1.82%) MOM
2 2 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
2 2 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
2 8 (7.27%) SAP
3 3 (2.73%) Citrix
3 3 (2.73%) InterSystems
3 3 (2.73%) Perforce
3 3 (2.73%) VMware
4 2 (1.82%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) HP
4 2 (1.82%) NetApp
4 2 (1.82%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (1.82%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.82%) Sybase
4 2 (1.82%) Telerik
5 1 (0.91%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.91%) Mitel
5 1 (0.91%) Plumtree
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) Redback
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