The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 28 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 / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 131 62
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.062% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.18% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +14.81% +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 North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 175 548 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.81% 33.81% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 867 405
Median daily rate £370 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £496 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 58 10
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.10 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the North East

VB6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB6 in the North East

VB6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for VB6.

1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) C#

VB6
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft