The first table below looks at the demand for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 60 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing VBA 9 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.16% 0.63% 3.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 1.54% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Average daily rate £270 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 259 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 36.86% 40.98% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 157 171
Average daily rate £360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -4.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBA
East of England

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the Hertfordshire region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the Hertfordshire region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £243 -
Stevenage - 2 £450 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
VBA
East of England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) MS Access
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
5 4 (26.67%) Essbase
6 3 (20.00%) Teradata
6 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (20.00%) MS Project
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Hyperion
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) VB
7 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
8 1 (6.67%) jQuery
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
8 1 (6.67%) Data Management
8 1 (6.67%) Logistics
8 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MS Access
2 4 (26.67%) Essbase
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) VBA Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Essbase Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Access Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Essbase Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Hyperion Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) DHTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Logistics
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
2 3 (20.00%) Teradata
3 2 (13.33%) Hyperion
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) EMC