The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 57 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing VBA 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 0.50% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 1.58% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £316 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +3.00%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
221 190 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.94% 31.93% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 107 124
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
West Midlands

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 July 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 July 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 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
3 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) MS Office
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (32.26%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Perl
7 9 (29.03%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
9 7 (22.58%) MySQL
9 7 (22.58%) VB
10 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) Migration
10 5 (16.13%) Cognos
10 5 (16.13%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (12.90%) LTE
12 3 (9.68%) LiveCycle
12 3 (9.68%) 4G
12 3 (9.68%) Reference Data
12 3 (9.68%) Adobe
12 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
12 3 (9.68%) CSS
12 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
12 3 (9.68%) .NET
12 3 (9.68%) C#
12 3 (9.68%) HTML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) LiveCycle
3 1 (3.23%) FileNet
3 1 (3.23%) Documentum
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (41.94%) MS Office
3 9 (29.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) LTE
2 3 (9.68%) 4G
3 2 (6.45%) 3G
3 2 (6.45%) 2G
4 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Software Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) VBA Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Excel Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Excel VBA Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Database Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) OSS Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) OSS Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Access Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Reference Data
2 2 (6.45%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
2 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Use Case
2 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytics
3 1 (3.23%) Data Transformation
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Content Management
3 1 (3.23%) Document Management
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
3 1 (3.23%) Data Management
3 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.23%) Workflow
3 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) Perl
4 7 (22.58%) VB
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.68%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) SAPscript
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Cognos
3 3 (9.68%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) SAP