The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 98 104 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing VB6 8 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.053% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 0.16% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 11
Median daily rate £300 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £330 £308
% change year-on-year
-4.69% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
728 620 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.00% 33.03% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 378 352
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.00 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB6.

1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) VB
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) WinForms
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Moq
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Billing
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) WiX

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Moq
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 8 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Billing Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Portal Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) WinForms
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle