The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 65 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB6 16 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.91% - 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% - 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
352 98 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 42.05% 29.08% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 44 58
Average daily rate £370 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £21.38 £32.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.23% +60.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £30.10
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 North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the North East region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Tyne and Wear - 16 £330 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 20 (100.00%) VB
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
3 15 (75.00%) Oracle
3 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
4 14 (70.00%) PL/SQL
4 14 (70.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (70.00%) C
4 14 (70.00%) UNIX
4 14 (70.00%) Tuxedo
4 14 (70.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) ActiveX
6 4 (20.00%) DTS
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (20.00%) DCOM
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (10.00%) MSMQ
9 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
9 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 14 (70.00%) Tuxedo
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Spatial
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) DTS
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Technical Leader
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ActiveX
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) DCOM
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (10.00%) MSMQ
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) VB
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 14 (70.00%) C
3 14 (70.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo