The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 74 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing VB6 15 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 0.41% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 1.16% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 9
Average daily rate
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£285 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.05%
VB6
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
505 431 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.08% 35.47% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 271 312
Average daily rate £323 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB6
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - -
VB6
North West

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 20 (100.00%) VB
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) OO
6 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (25.00%) VBScript
6 5 (25.00%) VBA
6 5 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) CRM
7 4 (20.00%) OOD
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) Retail
9 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (10.00%) C++
10 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
10 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) VB Developer
2 13 (65.00%) VB6 Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior VB Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior VB6 Developer
5 1 (5.00%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) OO
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) OOD
2 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) VB
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (25.00%) VBScript
3 5 (25.00%) VBA
3 5 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C++
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle