The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 52 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing VBA 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 1.58% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 4.43% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£263 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £288 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £363 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -13.40%
VBA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
173 203 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.77% 35.74% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 123 90
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -51.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VBA 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 VBA.

1 7 (58.33%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) VB
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) VBScript
5 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
7 1 (8.33%) CAD

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VBA 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 VBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Excel Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Report Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) IBM