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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 57 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing VBA 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 0.70% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£400 - £281
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -13.40%
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
295 287 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.58% 35.79% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 134 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 12
Average hourly rate £19.75 £34.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £140.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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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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 -5 2 £400 - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
VBA
North West

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) EMIR
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (18.18%) MiFID
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (18.18%) GIS
4 2 (18.18%) ESRI
4 2 (18.18%) ArcGIS
4 2 (18.18%) PL/1
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (9.09%) Legal

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (18.18%) ArcGIS
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) VBA Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Excel Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Excel Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Excel VBA Developer
3 2 (18.18%) GIS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) MI Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) ETL
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Data Management
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
1 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (18.18%) User Stories
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) PL/1
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) MiFID
1 2 (18.18%) EMIR
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) ESRI
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau