The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 63 62 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs citing VBA 3 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.36% 3.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 1.21% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Median daily rate £500 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +12.89%
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
228 248 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.92% 30.10% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 175 152
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £28.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VBA.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) MS Access
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) ADO
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Intranet
4 2 (22.22%) Extranet
4 2 (22.22%) DAO
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Quality

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Extranet
1 2 (22.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MS Access
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Access Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Access VBA Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) VBA Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Excel Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Excel VBA Developer
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) RAD Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ADO
2 2 (22.22%) DAO
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (11.11%) RAD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle