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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 105 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing VBA 39 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.57% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.62% 1.64% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 9
Average daily rate
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£290 £243 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% -3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £214 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £285 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
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
1077 973 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.86% 34.63% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 522 628
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 41
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.67 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Manchester +1 22 £285 +17.52% 4
Lancashire -15 7 £325 - 3
Cheshire +6 4 £250 - 1
Merseyside +1 3 £300 -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 62 (74.70%) SQL
2 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (32.53%) PL/SQL
3 27 (32.53%) MS Excel
3 27 (32.53%) Finance
4 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
5 22 (26.51%) T-SQL
6 19 (22.89%) Java
6 19 (22.89%) SaaS
7 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
7 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
7 18 (21.69%) Degree
8 17 (20.48%) Perl
8 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
8 17 (20.48%) Python
8 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
9 16 (19.28%) webMethods
9 16 (19.28%) Dell
9 16 (19.28%) Software AG
9 16 (19.28%) SAP
9 16 (19.28%) ResourceLink
9 16 (19.28%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (15.66%) Oracle
11 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
12 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (12.05%) MS Access
12 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (12.05%) Oracle Database
13 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (32.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.23%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.82%) MS Office
5 3 (3.61%) MS Project
5 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.61%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (19.28%) ResourceLink
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (2.41%) Academy Housing
4 2 (2.41%) arcHouse
5 1 (1.20%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) SaaS
2 16 (19.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) MS Access
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (12.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.41%) OLAP
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.20%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Toad
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (32.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 5 (6.02%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (49.40%) Developer
2 24 (28.92%) Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) MI Developer
3 14 (16.87%) Architect
4 11 (13.25%) MI Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Excel Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Integration Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Report Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) VBA Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Excel VBA Developer
9 3 (3.61%) VB6 Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) VB Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Data Migration Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) SAS Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Migration Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.43%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (7.23%) Data Mapping
3 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
3 6 (7.23%) Data Cleansing
3 6 (7.23%) Migration
3 6 (7.23%) Project Management
4 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
5 4 (4.82%) Data Architecture
6 3 (3.61%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.61%) Demand Management
6 3 (3.61%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Analytics
7 2 (2.41%) Marketing Analytics
7 2 (2.41%) Matrix Management
7 2 (2.41%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.41%) Product Marketing
7 2 (2.41%) Information Security
7 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (74.70%) SQL
2 27 (32.53%) PL/SQL
3 22 (26.51%) T-SQL
4 19 (22.89%) Java
5 17 (20.48%) Perl
5 17 (20.48%) Python
5 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.64%) VB
7 4 (4.82%) VB6
7 4 (4.82%) VBScript
7 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.20%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
1 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
1 18 (21.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) webMethods
2 16 (19.28%) Dell
2 16 (19.28%) Software AG
2 16 (19.28%) SAP
3 13 (15.66%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) Sage
5 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.41%) Anite
6 2 (2.41%) Northgate
6 2 (2.41%) Civica
6 2 (2.41%) Comino
6 2 (2.41%) Capita
6 2 (2.41%) Orchard
6 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.41%) Avaya
6 2 (2.41%) Genesys
7 1 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.20%) Teradata
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