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 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 557 557
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing VB6 53 87 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 52
Median daily rate £375 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +14.81% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.61% -  

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 19423 20883 21303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.84% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13268 14340 14218
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 452 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 June 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 24 June 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 +10 40 £375 +11.11% 19
London +15 22 £370 -5.12% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +5 18 £365 -6.41% 1
East Midlands -11 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Scotland +44 6 £388 +32.47%
Edinburgh +23 6 £388 -
Northampton +1 5 £450 +5.88%
Northamptonshire -5 5 £450 +5.88%
Leicester - 3 £350 -
Leicestershire - 3 £350 -
North West +21 2 - - 2
Lancashire +8 2 - -
South East +4 2 £400 +19.40% 1
Surbiton -1 2 £383 -
East of England -5 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £345 - 6
South Wales - 2 £525 -
Wales - 2 £525 -
Leeds - 2 £345 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £345 - 4
Cardiff - 2 £525 -
West Midlands +22 1 £375 +11.11% 1
South West +1 1 £413 +26.92%
City of London -4 1 - - 3
Essex -13 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 108 (100.00%) VB
2 89 (82.41%) .NET
3 69 (63.89%) VB.NET
4 66 (61.11%) C#
5 64 (59.26%) SQL
6 46 (42.59%) Windows
7 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
10 33 (30.56%) T-SQL
11 29 (26.85%) ASP.NET
12 25 (23.15%) MVC
13 22 (20.37%) Web Services
14 18 (16.67%) VBA
14 18 (16.67%) Web Development
14 18 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (15.74%) HTML
15 17 (15.74%) Scrum
16 16 (14.81%) Finance
16 16 (14.81%) C++
16 16 (14.81%) CSS
16 16 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
18 13 (12.04%) TDD
18 13 (12.04%) Visual Studio
18 13 (12.04%) WinForms
19 12 (11.11%) Oracle
19 12 (11.11%) XML
19 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
19 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) DNN
5 1 (0.93%) Kentico
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Office 365
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) FTP
1 3 (2.78%) Modbus
1 3 (2.78%) SSH
1 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (8.33%) MS Access
7 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (3.70%) MySQL
11 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.93%) DB2
13 1 (0.93%) OLAP
13 1 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.85%) Rational Robot
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.93%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (85.19%) Developer
2 40 (37.04%) .NET Developer
3 31 (28.70%) VB Developer
4 30 (27.78%) VB6 Developer
5 28 (25.93%) C# Developer
6 25 (23.15%) VB.NET Developer
7 17 (15.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (10.19%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.63%) Access Developer
11 5 (4.63%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (4.63%) C++ Developer
11 5 (4.63%) VBA Developer
11 5 (4.63%) WPF Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Access VBA Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Excel Developer
12 4 (3.70%) Excel VBA Developer
12 4 (3.70%) MySQL DBA
12 4 (3.70%) VB VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (82.41%) .NET
2 29 (26.85%) ASP.NET
3 22 (20.37%) Web Services
4 18 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (15.74%) HTML
6 16 (14.81%) CSS
7 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
8 13 (12.04%) WinForms
9 12 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (11.11%) XML
10 10 (9.26%) WPF
11 9 (8.33%) Ajax
12 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
12 8 (7.41%) COM+
13 7 (6.48%) Classic ASP
14 6 (5.56%) XSD
15 5 (4.63%) ODBC
15 5 (4.63%) React
15 5 (4.63%) XSL
16 3 (2.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Derivative
4 2 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) PACS
5 1 (0.93%) PDA
5 1 (0.93%) RIA
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (42.59%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
3 7 (6.48%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.63%) Linux
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.70%) CentOS
5 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (0.93%) AIX
7 1 (0.93%) Solaris
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.15%) MVC
3 18 (16.67%) Web Development
4 17 (15.74%) Scrum
5 13 (12.04%) TDD
6 11 (10.19%) Migration
7 10 (9.26%) BDD
8 9 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.48%) Metadata Management
10 7 (6.48%) SDLC
11 6 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.56%) Workflow
12 4 (3.70%) Data Management
12 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.70%) Mathematics
12 4 (3.70%) OO
12 4 (3.70%) Release Management
12 4 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 108 (100.00%) VB
2 69 (63.89%) VB.NET
3 66 (61.11%) C#
4 64 (59.26%) SQL
5 33 (30.56%) T-SQL
6 18 (16.67%) VBA
7 16 (14.81%) C++
8 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.63%) Java
10 5 (4.63%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.85%) VBScript
13 1 (0.93%) MUMPS
13 1 (0.93%) Python
13 1 (0.93%) UniBasic
13 1 (0.93%) VC++
13 1 (0.93%) XAML
13 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) DICOM
3 1 (0.93%) HL7
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Webmin
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.11%) Oracle
3 9 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (1.85%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.85%) InterSystems
4 2 (1.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix
5 1 (0.93%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.93%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.93%) Perforce
5 1 (0.93%) Plumtree
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Redback
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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