The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VB6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 83 71
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.25% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% -  

VB6 is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 209 405 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.92% 41.71% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 257 212
Median daily rate £400 £358 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -9.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VB6 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in Cheshire

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB6 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in Cheshire

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in Cheshire

VB6
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VB6.

1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) MOM
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware GSX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) VMware GSX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) MOM
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
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