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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 62 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VBA 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.87% 0.80% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 2.14% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate £308 £400 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +145.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £176
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
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
331 280 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.82% 37.14% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 179 144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.38% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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 -2 4 £275 -38.88%
Warrington -12 1 £275 -31.25%
Macclesfield - 1 £340 -
VBA
North West

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) MS Access
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) VB
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) SAS
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Cognos
7 1 (7.14%) Cognos Powerplay
7 1 (7.14%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MS Access
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) DTS
5 1 (7.14%) ReportNet
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) VBA Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Report Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CISA
1 1 (7.14%) CRISC
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata