The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 27 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.57% 2.14% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 4.11% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £250 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +34.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
68 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 38.64% 52.14% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 48
Median daily rate £308 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the Staffordshire region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Staffordshire region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB6
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 £250 -32.43%
VB6
West Midlands

VB6
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB6.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc