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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 45 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing VBA 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.67% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 1.81% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£155 £238 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.73% -28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £188 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £288 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +25.33%
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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 Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
170 221 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.03% 36.89% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 132 79
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) SQL
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (42.86%) VB
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) UNIX
5 5 (23.81%) Solaris
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) SAN
5 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) VMware
5 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Symantec
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) Data Entry
7 3 (14.29%) VBScript
7 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 3 (14.29%) .NET
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 3 (14.29%) IBM

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SAS
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (9.52%) MS Office
4 1 (4.76%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) OLAP
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Excel Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Report Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Data Entry
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) CAD
3 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) VB
3 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.76%) Siemens