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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 87 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +18
Contract jobs citing VBA 53 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.65% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.86% 1.90% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 7
Average daily rate
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£280 £225 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £208 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £274 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.34 £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.95% +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
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
1090 1002 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.13% 34.42% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 545 672
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 30 34 48
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
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 1 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 1 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 +5 27 £273 +15.95% 3
Lancashire - 15 £446 - 1
Cheshire +7 5 £193 -9.41% 2
Merseyside -4 3 £325 +44.44% 3
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 64 (72.73%) SQL
2 32 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 30 (34.09%) Finance
4 29 (32.95%) PL/SQL
5 27 (30.68%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
7 25 (28.41%) T-SQL
8 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.59%) Java
9 19 (21.59%) SaaS
10 18 (20.45%) Degree
11 17 (19.32%) Perl
11 17 (19.32%) Python
11 17 (19.32%) Shell Script
12 16 (18.18%) webMethods
12 16 (18.18%) Software AG
12 16 (18.18%) Dell
12 16 (18.18%) SAP
12 16 (18.18%) ResourceLink
12 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 16 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
13 15 (17.05%) Oracle
14 14 (15.91%) MS Access
14 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
17 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
18 10 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
18 10 (11.36%) Migration

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.55%) MS Office
5 3 (3.41%) InfoPath
5 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.41%) MS Project
6 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (18.18%) ResourceLink
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (2.27%) Academy Housing
4 2 (2.27%) arcHouse
5 1 (1.14%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) SaaS
2 16 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.91%) MS Access
2 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.27%) OLAP
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.14%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Toad
2 2 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (34.09%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) General Ledger
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (48.86%) Developer
2 25 (28.41%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) Architect
3 14 (15.91%) MI Developer
4 13 (14.77%) MI Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Integration Architect
5 10 (11.36%) Excel Developer
6 6 (6.82%) VBA Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Report Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Excel VBA Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Data Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Migration Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Data Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) VB Developer
9 3 (3.41%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
1 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.14%) ADO.NET
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Data Extraction
3 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (11.36%) Migration
2 10 (11.36%) Data Migration
2 10 (11.36%) Data Cleansing
3 8 (9.09%) Project Management
3 8 (9.09%) Data Mapping
3 8 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (6.82%) Data Architecture
5 5 (5.68%) Demand Management
5 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.41%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.27%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.27%) OO
7 2 (2.27%) CRM
7 2 (2.27%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (2.27%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 64 (72.73%) SQL
2 29 (32.95%) PL/SQL
3 25 (28.41%) T-SQL
4 19 (21.59%) Java
5 17 (19.32%) Perl
5 17 (19.32%) Python
5 17 (19.32%) Shell Script
6 9 (10.23%) VB
7 5 (5.68%) VB6
8 4 (4.55%) VBScript
8 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.14%) SAS Macro
9 1 (1.14%) C#
9 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Degree
2 16 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.18%) webMethods
2 16 (18.18%) Software AG
2 16 (18.18%) Dell
2 16 (18.18%) SAP
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle
4 8 (9.09%) Sage
5 5 (5.68%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.27%) Genesys
7 2 (2.27%) Avaya
7 2 (2.27%) Northgate
7 2 (2.27%) Civica
7 2 (2.27%) Comino
7 2 (2.27%) Capita
7 2 (2.27%) Orchard
7 2 (2.27%) Anite
8 1 (1.14%) Teradata
8 1 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
North West
Code Red Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 23 days ago