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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.61% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 1.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 4
Median daily rate £310 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £354 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
718 918 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.24% 35.17% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 570 394
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.29 £17.04 £20.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VB6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 1 £375 +7.14%
Staffordshire -1 1 £250 -32.43%
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB6.

1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Telerik
5 1 (16.67%) SSH
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) DNN
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (16.67%) WordPress
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) DNN
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Webmin
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (16.67%) Telerik
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