The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 19 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing VBA 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.75% 0.46% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.80% 1.30% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -25.00%
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 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -20.30%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51 77 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.02% 35.48% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 28
Average daily rate £300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £625 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +288.88%
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 the Midlands

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) SAS
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) IVR
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Genesys
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Commercial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Genesys
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft