Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 752 718
Rank change year-on-year -42 -34 -71
Contract jobs citing VB6 81 144 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 104 110
UK median daily rate £358 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.72% +1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £248
90th Percentile £487 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%

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 42587 42282 43921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.33% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29754 29055 29713
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 878 1051
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.31 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 19 November 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 13 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 19 November 2017. 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 -39 68 £358 +5.93% 20
UK excluding London -36 45 £350 +7.69% 19
London -31 35 £363 -0.68% 2
North of England +37 15 £345 +15.00% 8
Yorkshire +31 10 £345 - 5
Scotland -11 9 £369 +27.16% 1
South East -12 8 £475 +41.79% 2
Midlands +14 5 £350 -12.50% 7
North West 0 5 £450 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £350 -17.65% 1
South West +3 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 81 (100.00%) VB
2 61 (75.31%) .NET
3 52 (64.20%) SQL
4 49 (60.49%) C#
5 46 (56.79%) VB.NET
6 40 (49.38%) Windows
7 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (38.27%) SQL Server
9 29 (35.80%) T-SQL
10 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET
11 22 (27.16%) Web Services
12 21 (25.93%) WinForms
13 18 (22.22%) MVC
13 18 (22.22%) Client/Server
13 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (20.99%) Finance
15 16 (19.75%) Web Development
16 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
17 12 (14.81%) C++
18 11 (13.58%) TDD
19 10 (12.35%) Scrum
19 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
20 9 (11.11%) Oracle
20 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
20 9 (11.11%) SDLC
21 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
21 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
21 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET Web API
21 8 (9.88%) Release Management

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 4 (4.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.47%) CMS
2 2 (2.47%) Kentico
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.23%) DTS
5 1 (1.23%) MS Access
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
4 4 (4.94%) Rational Robot
5 2 (2.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (80.25%) Developer
2 29 (35.80%) .NET Developer
3 28 (34.57%) VB Developer
3 28 (34.57%) VB6 Developer
4 25 (30.86%) C# Developer
5 18 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
6 15 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (13.58%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Software Developer
9 6 (7.41%) Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
10 5 (6.17%) WinForms Developer
11 4 (4.94%) .NET Software Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
12 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (75.31%) .NET
2 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET
3 22 (27.16%) Web Services
4 21 (25.93%) WinForms
5 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
7 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (8.64%) Ajax
9 6 (7.41%) CSS
9 6 (7.41%) HTML
10 5 (6.17%) COM+
10 5 (6.17%) React
10 5 (6.17%) XML
11 4 (4.94%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.94%) WPF
11 4 (4.94%) XSD
11 4 (4.94%) XSLT
12 3 (3.70%) jQuery
12 3 (3.70%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.47%) RIA
5 1 (1.23%) Derivative
5 1 (1.23%) Fintech
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 40 (49.38%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.22%) MVC
3 16 (19.75%) Web Development
4 11 (13.58%) TDD
5 10 (12.35%) Scrum
6 9 (11.11%) SDLC
7 8 (9.88%) Release Management
8 7 (8.64%) BDD
8 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.17%) High Availability
9 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.94%) OO
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.70%) Data Modelling
11 3 (3.70%) Migration
11 3 (3.70%) SOA
11 3 (3.70%) SOLID
11 3 (3.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (100.00%) VB
2 52 (64.20%) SQL
3 49 (60.49%) C#
4 46 (56.79%) VB.NET
5 29 (35.80%) T-SQL
6 12 (14.81%) C++
7 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.70%) VBA
10 2 (2.47%) COBOL
11 1 (1.23%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) Agilent
4 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.23%) Tableau