The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 136 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26  
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.048% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.50% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +12.96% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.61% -  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 664 995 760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.12% 32.82% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 637 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 36
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the West Midlands

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) CentOS
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (50.00%) Webmin
3 3 (50.00%) ODBC
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) Replication
3 3 (50.00%) SSH
3 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) Telerik
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) WordPress
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) WPF

VB6
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.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%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) CentOS
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Telerik