The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 23 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing VB6 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.14% 3.26% 3.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 8.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate £370 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £303 £286
% change year-on-year
+22.31% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
West Midlands

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
74 36 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 52.86% 39.13% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 39
Average daily rate £338 £303 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £370 +34.54%
VB6
West Midlands

VB6
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Games
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) Online Games
1 6 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft