The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 59 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing VBA 8 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.93% 2.95% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.36% 8.52% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 3
Average daily rate
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£270 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £217 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £370 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
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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 Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
339 270 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.56% 34.62% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 203 157
Average daily rate £400 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) Banking
3 18 (46.15%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
5 10 (25.64%) SAS
6 9 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.51%) MS Access
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle
8 7 (17.95%) Essbase
9 6 (15.38%) Teradata
9 6 (15.38%) Retail
9 6 (15.38%) MS Project
9 6 (15.38%) MS Office
10 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.82%) CSS
10 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
10 5 (12.82%) .NET
10 5 (12.82%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) Java
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.82%) Business Objects
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (12.82%) Open Source
10 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (25.64%) SAS
2 2 (5.13%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (15.38%) MS Project
3 6 (15.38%) MS Office
4 4 (10.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) MS Access
2 7 (17.95%) Essbase
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) Banking
3 6 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Excel Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Essbase Developer
3 6 (15.38%) VBA Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Database Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Business Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (5.13%) MI Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Graduate
8 1 (2.56%) Trainee Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Trainee
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.56%) SAS Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Access Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Modeller
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
1 5 (12.82%) CSS
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
1 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
2 4 (10.26%) V-Model
2 4 (10.26%) Scrum
2 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.26%) TDD
2 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
3 3 (7.69%) Change Management
3 3 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.56%) ETL
5 1 (2.56%) RAD
5 1 (2.56%) Data Management
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (2.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) Teradata
3 5 (12.82%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
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