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 27 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 131 125 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing VB6 6 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.22% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.65% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
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£315 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%
VB6
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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
1128 928 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.20% 33.71% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 508 621
Average daily rate £338 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £15.24 £15.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.57 £53.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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
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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
Manchester -5 3 £295 - 4
Lancashire -24 2 £350 -
Cheshire 0 1 - - 3
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 22 (100.00%) VB
2 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) OO
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (31.82%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) VBScript
7 5 (22.73%) OOD
8 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (18.18%) CRM
8 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (18.18%) VBA
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
9 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 2 (9.09%) MVVM
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (9.09%) WPF
10 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Retail
10 2 (9.09%) Sybase
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 2 (9.09%) MVC

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) VB Developer
2 12 (54.55%) VB6 Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
5 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) VB Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.09%) WPF
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) OO
2 5 (22.73%) OOD
3 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) MVVM
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) VB
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) VBScript
6 4 (18.18%) VBA
6 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.55%) Java
8 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
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