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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank - 54 56
Contract jobs citing VBA 0 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.14% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.83% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +14.18%
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
154 212 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.81% 40.30% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 113 132
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 22
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.27 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Physics
1 2 (66.67%) Chemistry
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Report Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Chemistry
1 2 (66.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft