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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 16 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.41% 5.26% 3.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 8.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £250 £395 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.70% +43.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £370 £305
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.25 -

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
24 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 33.80% 65.79% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 8
Median daily rate £275 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £315 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database

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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc