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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 121 111 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing VBA 23 7 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 0.31% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 0.80% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 16
Average daily rate £375 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £328 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £348 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £26.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 - £23.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 - £26.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1196 870 1339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.93% 38.63% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 481 667
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 128
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.33 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -16 10 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £270 -16.92% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £315 - 1
Suffolk -6 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 - 3
Norfolk - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 13 (28.89%) XML
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (24.44%) HTML
5 11 (24.44%) .NET
5 11 (24.44%) MS Access
5 11 (24.44%) Windows
5 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (22.22%) CSS
6 10 (22.22%) VB
7 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
7 8 (17.78%) Ingres
7 8 (17.78%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (17.78%) VB6
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle
8 7 (15.56%) MS Office
8 7 (15.56%) C#
9 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
9 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
10 5 (11.11%) Java
11 4 (8.89%) Essbase

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.44%) Papyrus
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
3 3 (6.67%) MS Project
4 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (4.44%) XMetaL
5 1 (2.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Exstream
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (24.44%) MS Access
2 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (17.78%) Ingres
4 4 (8.89%) Essbase
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) MarkLogic
6 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.44%) DTS
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) VB Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) VBA Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Junior
8 2 (4.44%) Essbase Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) XML Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Access Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Essbase Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Hyperion Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) XML
2 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
5 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) XHTML
6 2 (4.44%) WCF
6 2 (4.44%) XML Schema
6 2 (4.44%) XSL
7 1 (2.22%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) MDX
7 1 (2.22%) jQuery
7 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
7 1 (2.22%) DHTML
7 1 (2.22%) SOAP
7 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Semantic Web
1 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.44%) Ontologies
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.44%) SOA
4 2 (4.44%) RDF
4 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
4 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.44%) Release Management
4 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.22%) Logistics
5 1 (2.22%) Data Management
5 1 (2.22%) Content Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Management
5 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.22%) VB
4 8 (17.78%) VB6
5 7 (15.56%) C#
6 5 (11.11%) Java
7 3 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (6.67%) VBScript
8 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.22%) PHP
9 1 (2.22%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 4 (8.89%) Cognos
5 3 (6.67%) Teradata
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.22%) Cadence
7 1 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.22%) EMC