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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / North East
Rank 82 67 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19  
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.55% 0.80% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 2.22% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £269 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.21% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% -  

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 311 316 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 42.90% 36.32% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 204 164
Median daily rate £350 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB6 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -17 3 £263 -25.00% 1
Durham - 1 £300 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (100.00%) VB
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

VB6
Top Related 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 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) VB
2 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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