The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 146 124 103
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing VBA 14 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.70% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 2.13% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
Median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.50 - £14.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
VBA
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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1290 1222 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.38% 32.86% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 785 531
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Merseyside - 2 £275 -
Lancashire -11 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 8 (36.36%) MS Project
6 7 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (31.82%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (18.18%) VB
7 4 (18.18%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Retail
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) .NET
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) MS Access
8 3 (13.64%) CRM
8 3 (13.64%) C#
9 2 (9.09%) VBScript
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 2 (9.09%) SAS
9 2 (9.09%) Intranet
9 2 (9.09%) CMS
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (9.09%) SAS
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (36.36%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MS Access
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) QlikView
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Developer
3 7 (31.82%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint Analyst
5 5 (22.73%) PMO Support Analyst
5 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Support
5 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) VBA Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Designer
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) CAML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Database Security
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) VB
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
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