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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 136 169 123
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -46
Contract jobs citing VB6 24 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.11% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 0.36% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 10
Median daily rate £300 £208 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -25.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £330 £309
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
1304 1373 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.96% 30.67% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 871 672
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 30
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £19.20 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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
Lancashire +28 9 £300 +44.57% 1
Manchester -4 8 £300 -
Merseyside - 5 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 25 (100.00%) VB
2 24 (96.00%) .NET
3 20 (80.00%) C#
4 18 (72.00%) XML
5 15 (60.00%) SQL
6 13 (52.00%) WinForms
6 13 (52.00%) Entity Framework
6 13 (52.00%) .NET Framework
7 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
7 12 (48.00%) Web Services
8 11 (44.00%) SOAP
9 10 (40.00%) VB.NET
10 9 (36.00%) Oracle
10 9 (36.00%) XSD
10 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (24.00%) Windows
13 5 (20.00%) ClearCase
13 5 (20.00%) XSLT
13 5 (20.00%) Rational Robot
13 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (20.00%) WPF
14 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
14 4 (16.00%) Moq
14 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
14 4 (16.00%) TDD

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 (12.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 5 (20.00%) Rational Robot
3 4 (16.00%) Moq
3 4 (16.00%) NUnit
4 3 (12.00%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) WiX
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.00%) Billing
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 20 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (68.00%) C# Developer
4 16 (64.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (32.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Developer
7 6 (24.00%) VB Developer
7 6 (24.00%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (16.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
9 3 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (12.00%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (12.00%) WPF Developer
10 2 (8.00%) Billing Developer
10 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (8.00%) Digital Developer
10 2 (8.00%) Portal Developer
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (8.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) XML
3 13 (52.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (52.00%) Entity Framework
3 13 (52.00%) WinForms
4 12 (48.00%) Web Services
5 11 (44.00%) SOAP
6 9 (36.00%) XSD
7 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) WPF
8 5 (20.00%) XSLT
9 4 (16.00%) CSS
9 4 (16.00%) HTML
9 4 (16.00%) XSL
10 2 (8.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) TDD
2 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Feasibility Study
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) SOLID
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) UML
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Service Design
5 1 (4.00%) Use Case
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) VB
2 20 (80.00%) C#
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (40.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Perforce