The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 31 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing VBA 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.22% 0.41% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.90% 1.20% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £21.73
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -19.46%
VBA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
77 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.30% 34.02% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 41
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £508 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £17.48
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 - £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £20.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Liverpool - 3 £325 - 2
VBA
North West

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Econometrics
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (25.00%) NHS

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) VBA Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Excel Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Excel VBA Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Econometrics
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) MicroStrategy