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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 26 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB6 2 0 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.52% - 20.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% - 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 16
Average daily rate
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£290 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%
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
54 43 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 40.91% 36.13% 62.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 74
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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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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
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 4
VB6
West Midlands

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) JSF
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
2 1 (33.33%) JSF
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sage