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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / North West
Rank 132 150 134
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing VB6 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £275 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £224 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £370 £305
% change year-on-year
-20.94% +21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.25 -

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
1038 1402 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.45% 35.78% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 899 697
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £41.32 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -1 2 £275 +34.14% 1
Cheshire - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for VB6.

1 32 (100.00%) VB
2 29 (90.63%) .NET
3 21 (65.63%) C#
3 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 21 (65.63%) XML
4 18 (56.25%) T-SQL
5 13 (40.63%) Entity Framework
5 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
5 13 (40.63%) WinForms
5 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
5 13 (40.63%) XSD
6 12 (37.50%) Web Services
7 11 (34.38%) SOAP
7 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (25.00%) CSS
9 8 (25.00%) XSL
9 8 (25.00%) Oracle
9 8 (25.00%) HTML
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
10 7 (21.88%) Windows
11 6 (18.75%) TDD
12 5 (15.63%) WPF
12 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (15.63%) Rational Robot
12 5 (15.63%) ClearCase

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) ColdFusion
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) NAS
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
3 5 (15.63%) ClearCase
3 5 (15.63%) Rational Robot
4 4 (12.50%) Moq
4 4 (12.50%) NUnit
5 3 (9.38%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (9.38%) JIRA
6 2 (6.25%) WiX
7 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.25%) Billing
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 24 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (53.13%) C# Developer
4 16 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 9 (28.13%) SQL Developer
7 6 (18.75%) VB Developer
7 6 (18.75%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
9 3 (9.38%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (9.38%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (9.38%) WPF Developer
10 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (6.25%) Billing Developer
10 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (6.25%) Digital Developer
10 2 (6.25%) Portal Developer
10 2 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 21 (65.63%) XML
3 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
3 13 (40.63%) Entity Framework
3 13 (40.63%) WinForms
3 13 (40.63%) XSD
4 12 (37.50%) Web Services
5 11 (34.38%) SOAP
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (25.00%) CSS
6 8 (25.00%) HTML
6 8 (25.00%) XSL
7 5 (15.63%) WPF
7 5 (15.63%) XSLT
8 2 (6.25%) WCF
9 1 (3.13%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) TDD
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.38%) SOLID
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (6.25%) UML
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.13%) OO
6 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.13%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) VB
2 21 (65.63%) C#
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 18 (56.25%) T-SQL
4 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
5 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (6.25%) VMware GSX
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) MOM
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
1 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
3 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce