The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 70 76 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing VB6 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.18% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% 0.54% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
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£290 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.15% -6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -4.05%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
423 369 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.31% 33.55% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 209 281
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 43
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -25.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB6
North West

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 22 July 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 - - - -
VB6
North West

VB6
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) OO
5 4 (44.44%) CRM
5 4 (44.44%) OOD
5 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (11.11%) VBA
7 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB6 Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior VB Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior VB6 Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) OO
1 4 (44.44%) CRM
1 4 (44.44%) OOD
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago