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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 51 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing VBA 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.17% 1.35% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 3.58% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -13.72%
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
208 279 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.63% 37.55% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 68
Average daily rate £370 £356 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £27.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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
Brentwood - 5 £425 -
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) PowerBuilder
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) MS Access
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) VB6
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
3 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) MI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Statistician
3 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) OCP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) HP