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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 45 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing VBA 19 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.96% 3.95% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.00% 11.49% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £430 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £29.25 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -18.24%
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
211 174 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.87% 34.39% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 84 112
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Chelmsford -7 7 £410 +41.37%
Brentwood -2 1 £425 +78.94%
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 23 (95.83%) Finance
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (54.17%) Cognos
4 13 (54.17%) CODA
5 10 (41.67%) SunGard
5 10 (41.67%) Crystal Reports
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (29.17%) MS Access
7 6 (25.00%) SunGard AvantGard
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) CODA-Financials
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
9 4 (16.67%) Service Management
9 4 (16.67%) ITSM
9 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL
11 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 2 (8.33%) Analytics
11 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (4.17%) Information Security
12 1 (4.17%) Back Office

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (20.83%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (29.17%) MS Access
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 23 (95.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Support Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Systems Support
5 6 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (20.83%) Applications Support
6 5 (20.83%) Developer
7 4 (16.67%) Report Analyst
7 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (16.67%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
9 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
10 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (4.17%) MI Developer
10 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
10 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Service Management
1 4 (16.67%) ITSM
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cognos
1 13 (54.17%) CODA
2 10 (41.67%) SunGard
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) HP