The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 45 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing VB6 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.70% 0.49% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 2.04% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £319
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
190 49 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 44.60% 23.79% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 27 51
Average daily rate £360 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.88 - £14.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 - £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 - £16.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB6
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (100.00%) VB
1 5 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) DTS
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) DCOM
2 4 (80.00%) ActiveX
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) DTS
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) DCOM
2 4 (80.00%) ActiveX
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (40.00%) MSMQ
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB
1 5 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) C#