The first table below looks at the demand for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 125 90 111
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs citing VBA 24 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 1.26% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 3.28% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 7
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£300 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £25.40 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.00%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1173 915 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.65% 38.28% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 470 626
Average daily rate £350 £334 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 140
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
England

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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
Essex +11 20 £300 +13.20%
Bedfordshire -19 3 £283 -19.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 2
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (46.67%) Windows
3 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 17 (37.78%) VB
3 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
5 14 (31.11%) Oracle
5 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (28.89%) Java
7 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.67%) HTML
7 12 (26.67%) CSS
7 12 (26.67%) XML
7 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 12 (26.67%) Ingres
7 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (26.67%) VB6
7 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 11 (24.44%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (20.00%) MS Access
10 8 (17.78%) MS Office
11 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
11 7 (15.56%) Linux
11 7 (15.56%) J2EE
11 7 (15.56%) DB2
11 7 (15.56%) MQSeries
11 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
11 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
11 7 (15.56%) Banking
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
1 7 (15.56%) MQSeries
1 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) Documentum
4 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.78%) MS Office
3 4 (8.89%) PowerPivot
4 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) assyst
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.67%) Ingres
2 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (20.00%) MS Access
4 7 (15.56%) DB2
4 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
5 6 (13.33%) DTS
6 5 (11.11%) Essbase
7 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.22%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Lombardi
General
1 7 (15.56%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) VB Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) VBA Developer
5 4 (8.89%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Excel Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Junior Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Junior
6 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Essbase Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) HTML
1 12 (26.67%) CSS
1 12 (26.67%) XML
2 7 (15.56%) J2EE
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.44%) XHTML
5 2 (4.44%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) NHS
1 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.56%) Linux
5 4 (8.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Release Management
3 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Process Management
6 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.44%) ITSM
7 1 (2.22%) Balanced Scorecard
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) ERP
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.22%) Logistics
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) VB
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.67%) VB6
4 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.67%) ABAP
6 2 (4.44%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) COBOL
7 1 (2.22%) JCL
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.22%) RACF
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) EMC
4 3 (6.67%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.44%) NetApp
5 2 (4.44%) Cadence
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Avaya
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) IBM