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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 143 146 91
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -55
Contract jobs citing VBA 11 24 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.54% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 1.76% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 23
Median daily rate £325 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £221 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £442 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.17 £34.63 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.85% +3.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +95.12%
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
1322 1362 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.31% 30.80% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 864 658
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 29
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £20.10 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
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 27 September 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 -3 7 £375 +15.38% 4
Cheshire +4 2 £306 -20.96% 2
Lancashire +11 1 - - 2
Merseyside +6 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
5 12 (48.00%) SQL
6 10 (40.00%) Banking
7 8 (32.00%) MS Project
7 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (28.00%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
10 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
10 4 (16.00%) Marketing
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
11 3 (12.00%) SAS
11 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
12 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
12 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (8.00%) Cash Management
12 2 (8.00%) Retail
12 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking

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 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (12.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) GeoServer
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) MS Access
3 2 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SAS EBI
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Back Office
4 2 (8.00%) Front Office
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Advertising
5 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.00%) International Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) PMO Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) PMO Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Support
4 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAS BI Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SAS Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) VBA Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (28.00%) Dashboard Development
3 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Cash Management
6 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Business Development
7 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Database Security
7 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ECDL
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) ESRI