The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 85 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing VBA 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.91% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 2.21% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £318 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
VBA
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
464 408 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.95% 41.21% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 267 114
Average daily rate £396 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Average hourly rate £22.54 £19.75 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -51.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.15 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.35 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -1 2 £318 - 2
Knutsford - 1 - -
VBA
North West

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) MS Access
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) SAS
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) User Experience
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) CAML
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) Data Structures

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) VBA Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) VB Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CAML
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft