The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 128 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing VB6 7 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.29% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.90% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Average daily rate £363 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £278 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £298 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 781 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.13% 32.39% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 384 560
Average daily rate £330 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
Average hourly rate £36.15 £24.25 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% +4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.24 £12.02 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB6
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -19 3 £350 +21.73%
Merseyside - 2 - -
Manchester -10 1 £375 - 1
Cheshire - - - - 4
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (100.00%) VB
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
4 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 5 (55.56%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) Classic ASP
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (33.33%) jQuery
6 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) WinForms
6 3 (33.33%) CSS
6 3 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) VBScript
7 2 (22.22%) Sybase
7 2 (22.22%) XAML
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) OOD
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Subversion

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) T4 Templates
4 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Classic ASP
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) jQuery
5 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (33.33%) WinForms
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) POCO
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
6 2 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
6 2 (22.22%) WF
6 2 (22.22%) LINQ
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
7 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) OOD
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
1 2 (22.22%) MVVM
2 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (22.22%) XAML
6 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Sybase
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft