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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 89 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.069% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £348 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
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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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
450 436 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.99% 34.71% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 248 160
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Average hourly rate £19.25 £37.49 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.65% +68.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £117.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle