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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 69 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing VB6 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.97% 0.81% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate £350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £308 £289
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
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
361 225 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.86% 36.64% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 156 110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -27 9 £350 +16.66%
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) VB
2 11 (84.62%) VB.NET
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) MCP
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.69%) MS Office
8 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Web Development
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Developer
3 8 (61.54%) VB Developer
3 8 (61.54%) VB.NET Developer
3 8 (61.54%) VB6 Developer
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (15.38%) ASP Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP Developer
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (7.69%) SDLC
1 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
1 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) VB
2 11 (84.62%) VB.NET
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft