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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank - 88 -
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.14% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £308 £289
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
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
738 531 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.48% 37.42% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 369 283
Average daily rate £355 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) VB Developer
1 3 (100.00%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle