The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 117 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing VB6 15 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.34% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
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£288 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +6.81%
VB6
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1027 971 1309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.29% 33.84% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 523 709
Average daily rate £338 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Manchester -2 13 £280 - 4
Lancashire -14 1 £300 -4.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (100.00%) VB
2 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 13 (48.15%) C#
5 10 (37.04%) Oracle
6 8 (29.63%) OO
7 7 (25.93%) OOD
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (22.22%) WinForms
9 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Sybase
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 5 (18.52%) WPF
9 5 (18.52%) MVVM
10 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
10 4 (14.81%) CRM
10 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (11.11%) C++
11 3 (11.11%) VBScript
11 3 (11.11%) VBA
11 3 (11.11%) Time Management
12 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
12 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.70%) T4 Templates
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) VB Developer
3 16 (59.26%) VB6 Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior VB Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) WinForms
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) WPF
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
4 2 (7.41%) jQuery
4 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.70%) POCO
5 1 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) MFC
5 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) OO
2 7 (25.93%) OOD
3 5 (18.52%) MVVM
4 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) VB
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) VBA
6 3 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (11.11%) VBScript
7 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.41%) XAML
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Sybase
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
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