The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank - 57 58
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.76% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.19% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £258 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +6.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
240 228 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.39% 34.70% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 157 113
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £175.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the Birmingham region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Birmingham region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB6
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VB