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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 143 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.52% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 1.76% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £350 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £331 £308
% change year-on-year
-5.05% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
1031 738 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.85% 29.26% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 443 439
Median daily rate £362 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 2 £350 - 1
Staffordshire -6 1 £475 +13.09% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £275 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) VB
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) WinForms
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Games
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Online Games
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (14.29%) C#

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) WinForms Developer
4 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
4 2 (28.57%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft