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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 51 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing VBA 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.76% 1.22% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.33% 3.50% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £197 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.25% -21.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +30.55%
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
208 200 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.70% 34.78% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 106 72
Average daily rate £425 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 16
Average hourly rate £35.18 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.60 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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
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 17 December 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 - 2 - -
Brentwood - - - -
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Data Structures
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (23.53%) MQSeries
5 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (23.53%) J2EE
5 4 (23.53%) DB2
6 3 (17.65%) MS Access

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) MQSeries
2 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (23.53%) DB2
4 3 (17.65%) MS Access
5 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Automotive
5 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Statistician
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
1 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
1 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) VB6
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) OCP
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) BT
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Spiceworks