The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 59 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing VBA 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.60% 1.17% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 3.45% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+2.93% +35.29%
VBA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
222 203 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.31% 34.06% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 116 75
Average daily rate £425 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 33 20
Average hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £32.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -16.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £12.50 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 7 (36.84%) DB2
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) J2EE
3 7 (36.84%) WebLogic
3 7 (36.84%) MQSeries
3 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (36.84%) Data Structures
4 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (36.84%) WebLogic
1 7 (36.84%) MQSeries
1 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) CTI
1 1 (5.26%) MPLS
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Lombardi
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) VBA Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (36.84%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) SUSE
3 4 (21.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) JCL
3 1 (5.26%) COBOL
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cadence
4 1 (5.26%) Spiceworks