The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Essex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 35 50 36
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing VBA 21 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.26% 1.28% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 3.02% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£300 £265 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% +14.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £37.05 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.45 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +3.00%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
168 199 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.08% 42.61% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 107 83
Average daily rate £375 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 31
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -14.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.05 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
East of England

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 22 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 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
Brentwood -1 4 £238 -12.03%
Colchester - 1 £450 -
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (70.97%) MS Excel
2 21 (67.74%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) VB
5 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
6 12 (38.71%) HTML
6 12 (38.71%) CSS
6 12 (38.71%) XML
6 12 (38.71%) Ingres
6 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
6 12 (38.71%) VB6
6 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (32.26%) Systems Analysis
8 9 (29.03%) Oracle
8 9 (29.03%) Java
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) DB2
9 7 (22.58%) J2EE
9 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
9 7 (22.58%) MS Office
9 7 (22.58%) MQSeries
9 7 (22.58%) Linux
9 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
9 7 (22.58%) Banking
9 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
10 6 (19.35%) Data Protection

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (22.58%) WebLogic
1 7 (22.58%) MQSeries
1 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.45%) Documentum
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 22 (70.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Office
3 4 (12.90%) PowerPivot
4 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) assyst
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (38.71%) Ingres
2 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (22.58%) DB2
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (19.35%) DTS
5 2 (6.45%) MS Access
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Lombardi
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Analyst
3 11 (35.48%) VB Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (9.68%) VBA Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Release Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Junior VBA Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SAP Developer
8 1 (3.23%) ABAP Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) HTML
1 12 (38.71%) CSS
1 12 (38.71%) XML
2 7 (22.58%) J2EE
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.45%) XHTML
4 2 (6.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
3 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 7 (22.58%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Process Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) VB
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (38.71%) VB6
3 9 (29.03%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.68%) ABAP
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) JCL
6 1 (3.23%) COBOL
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) RACF
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Cadence
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) NetApp
4 2 (6.45%) EMC
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM