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 29 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 153 155 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Contract jobs citing VB6 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.051% 0.026% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.083% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £35.00
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
1320 1208 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 31.90% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 783 537
Median daily rate £383 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 North West region with a requirement for VB6.

1 8 (100.00%) VB
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) VC++
4 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
4 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) SOLID

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Information Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOLID
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) VC++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Motorola