The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 18 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.32% 2.38% 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 3.23% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £250 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +34.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+40.93% -

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

Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
28 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 36.84% 73.81% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 11
Median daily rate £250 £325 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB6
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 20 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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