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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
Rank 541 547 513
Rank change year-on-year +6 -34  
Contract jobs citing VB6 55 95 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 74
Median daily rate £365 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% -  

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 18638 20170 19570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12810 13769 12685
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 486 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 0 53 £365 +1.38% 22
London +23 20 £370 -14.20% 5
Yorkshire +15 7 £375 +50.00% 3
West Yorkshire +15 6 £350 - 1
Leeds +12 6 £350 -
South West 0 6 £375 - 4
West Midlands -1 5 £450 +20.80%
East Midlands -8 5 £363 +1.75% 1
North West +27 4 £275 - 3
Lancashire +17 4 £275 -
North East -16 4 £269 -23.21% 1
Bristol - 4 £350 - 2
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Telford - 4 £500 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £355 -8.97%
Northampton -5 3 - -
Northamptonshire -6 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -15 3 £263 -25.00%
South East +15 2 - - 5
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £363 +7.40% 1
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Bromley +12 1 £425 -22.72%
Nottingham +6 1 - - 1
City of London +2 1 £300 -27.27% 1
Birmingham -3 1 £375 +7.14%
Darlington - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 102 (100.00%) VB
2 77 (75.49%) .NET
3 56 (54.90%) VB.NET
4 50 (49.02%) SQL
5 44 (43.14%) SQL Server
5 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
6 43 (42.16%) Windows
7 38 (37.25%) C#
7 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (21.57%) T-SQL
8 22 (21.57%) MS Excel
9 20 (19.61%) Migration
10 19 (18.63%) VBA
10 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
10 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (17.65%) MS Access
12 16 (15.69%) Office 365
13 15 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (14.71%) Unit Testing
13 15 (14.71%) Windows XP
13 15 (14.71%) XML
13 15 (14.71%) HTML
14 14 (13.73%) CSS
15 13 (12.75%) MVC
15 13 (12.75%) Finance
15 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (12.75%) SDLC
15 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (11.76%) Windows 10

VB6
Top Related 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 5 (4.90%) IIS
1 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (1.96%) JBoss
2 2 (1.96%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) DNN
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.69%) Office 365
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.94%) FTP
2 3 (2.94%) Modbus
2 3 (2.94%) SSH
3 2 (1.96%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) NAS
3 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.96%) SAN
3 2 (1.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.98%) Firewall
4 1 (0.98%) HTTP
4 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (17.65%) MS Access
4 15 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.90%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (3.92%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (3.92%) MySQL
10 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.98%) DB2
12 1 (0.98%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.96%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.98%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Back Office
3 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Front Office
3 2 (1.96%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (75.49%) Developer
2 33 (32.35%) .NET Developer
3 28 (27.45%) VB Developer
4 26 (25.49%) VB6 Developer
5 21 (20.59%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (15.69%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.80%) Access Developer
7 10 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.82%) SQL Developer
9 8 (7.84%) Access VBA Developer
9 8 (7.84%) Excel Developer
9 8 (7.84%) Excel VBA Developer
9 8 (7.84%) VB VBA Developer
9 8 (7.84%) VBA Developer
10 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (3.92%) Applications Developer
12 4 (3.92%) C++ Developer
12 4 (3.92%) DBA
12 4 (3.92%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (75.49%) .NET
2 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
3 15 (14.71%) HTML
3 15 (14.71%) XML
4 14 (13.73%) CSS
5 10 (9.80%) .NET Framework
5 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (9.80%) XSL
6 8 (7.84%) WinForms
6 8 (7.84%) WPF
6 8 (7.84%) XSD
7 6 (5.88%) ODBC
7 6 (5.88%) WCF
7 6 (5.88%) Web Services
8 4 (3.92%) ADO.NET
8 4 (3.92%) COM+
9 3 (2.94%) DCOM
9 3 (2.94%) RESTful
10 2 (1.96%) Ajax
10 2 (1.96%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.84%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.94%) PACS
3 3 (2.94%) Replication
4 2 (1.96%) Equities
4 2 (1.96%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.96%) Wiki
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.98%) PDA
5 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.16%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) Windows XP
3 12 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.90%) Linux
7 4 (3.92%) CentOS
7 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.96%) Unix
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.98%) AIX
9 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) Migration
3 15 (14.71%) Unit Testing
4 13 (12.75%) MVC
4 13 (12.75%) SDLC
5 12 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 9 (8.82%) Release Management
7 8 (7.84%) TDD
8 7 (6.86%) Scrum
9 6 (5.88%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.88%) ITIL
10 5 (4.90%) Workflow
11 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (3.92%) Open Source
12 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (2.94%) Data Management
12 3 (2.94%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.94%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 102 (100.00%) VB
2 56 (54.90%) VB.NET
3 50 (49.02%) SQL
4 38 (37.25%) C#
5 22 (21.57%) T-SQL
6 19 (18.63%) VBA
7 12 (11.76%) C++
8 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.90%) Java
11 4 (3.92%) VBScript
12 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.98%) MUMPS
14 1 (0.98%) Perl
14 1 (0.98%) UniBasic
14 1 (0.98%) VC++
14 1 (0.98%) XAML
14 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) ISEB
4 1 (0.98%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) DICOM
2 3 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.94%) HL7
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.96%) VMware GSX
4 1 (0.98%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Webmin
2 2 (1.96%) MOM
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
2 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) Citrix
3 3 (2.94%) InterSystems
3 3 (2.94%) Perforce
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.94%) Sybase
3 3 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (1.96%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco
4 2 (1.96%) HP
4 2 (1.96%) NetApp
4 2 (1.96%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.96%) Telerik
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.98%) Mitel
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.98%) Redback
5 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
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