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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 165 157 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.075% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.23% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 - -
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
1404 1277 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.89% 32.12% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 808 553
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 34
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire - 3 - -
Cheshire -6 1 - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) VB
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 2 (25.00%) VC++
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) SOLID
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) VB Developer
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ClearCase Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
4 1 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior WinForms Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior WPF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
2 1 (12.50%) SOLID
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Motorola