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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 116 85 71
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs citing VB6 6 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.92% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 2.85% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.41%
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
England

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
822 666 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.88% 32.36% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 413 435
Average daily rate £338 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £23.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £37.15 £41.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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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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 -9 2 £375 +45.63% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £290 - 4
Warwickshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) XML
6 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (25.00%) OOP
6 2 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) DTS
3 1 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) JSF
5 1 (12.50%) JSP
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) OOP
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) SOA
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Web Development
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Metadata Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) RUP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
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