The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 102 116 96
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing VB6 11 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.19% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 0.62% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
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£420 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +16.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.25
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
738 804 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.93% 31.10% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 449 424
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -29.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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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
Birmingham - 4 - - 4
Staffordshire -12 3 £420 +44.82%
Solihull - 2 £340 -
Coventry +1 1 - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (100.00%) VB
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
3 16 (84.21%) VB.NET
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) WinForms
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
6 9 (47.37%) Migration
6 9 (47.37%) Degree
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 7 (36.84%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) ADO.NET
9 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
9 6 (31.58%) XML
9 6 (31.58%) C#
9 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (26.32%) NHS
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (26.32%) Data Transformation
11 4 (21.05%) Internet
11 4 (21.05%) IIS
11 4 (21.05%) MS Office
11 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
11 4 (21.05%) VBScript
12 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
12 3 (15.79%) Finance
12 3 (15.79%) Games

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
5 2 (10.53%) MS Access
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) WinForms
3 7 (36.84%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) ADO.NET
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) WPF
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.26%) CSS3
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Online Games
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Data Transformation
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) System Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) VB
2 16 (84.21%) VB.NET
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
5 6 (31.58%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) VBScript
7 1 (5.26%) VBA
7 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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