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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 63 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing VBA 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.49% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 0.97% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
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
268 308 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.52% 34.45% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 143 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £31.56 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -44.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 October 2014. 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
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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
Warrington - 1 £135 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
VBA
North West

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Engagement Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Report Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft