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 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 91 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Contract jobs citing VBA 46 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 0.55% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 1.63% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £218 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £334 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.06 - £14.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.68 - £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -20.30%
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
1036 982 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 33.73% 39.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 527 708
Average daily rate £335 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
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 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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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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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 +7 18 £225 -27.41% 11
Lancashire - 18 £525 -
Cheshire +2 6 £193 -9.41% 2
Merseyside +1 3 £325 +44.44% 2
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 51 (71.83%) SQL
2 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
3 24 (33.80%) PL/SQL
3 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 24 (33.80%) Finance
4 21 (29.58%) T-SQL
5 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
6 17 (23.94%) Degree
7 16 (22.54%) Java
7 16 (22.54%) SaaS
8 15 (21.13%) Perl
8 15 (21.13%) Python
8 15 (21.13%) Shell Script
9 14 (19.72%) webMethods
9 14 (19.72%) Dell
9 14 (19.72%) Software AG
9 14 (19.72%) SAP
9 14 (19.72%) ResourceLink
9 14 (19.72%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
10 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.90%) MS Access
11 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (14.08%) Oracle
13 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
14 9 (12.68%) Migration
14 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
14 9 (12.68%) Data Migration

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.63%) InfoPath
4 3 (4.23%) MS Project
4 3 (4.23%) MS Office
4 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (19.72%) ResourceLink
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.41%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) SaaS
2 14 (19.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) MS Access
3 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Big Data
7 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Toad
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.82%) Billing
3 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (52.11%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) MI Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Architect
5 9 (12.68%) MI Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Excel Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.63%) VBA Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Report Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Excel VBA Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Data Migration Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Migration Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Information Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) VB Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.82%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Data Extraction
1 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
1 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (12.68%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Data Cleansing
4 7 (9.86%) Data Mapping
5 6 (8.45%) Data Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Project Management
6 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.23%) Data Transformation
8 3 (4.23%) Demand Management
8 3 (4.23%) Change Management
9 2 (2.82%) Information Security
9 2 (2.82%) Matrix Management
9 2 (2.82%) ITSM
9 2 (2.82%) Service Management
9 2 (2.82%) Quality Management
9 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (71.83%) SQL
2 24 (33.80%) PL/SQL
3 21 (29.58%) T-SQL
4 16 (22.54%) Java
5 15 (21.13%) Perl
5 15 (21.13%) Python
5 15 (21.13%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.45%) VB
7 3 (4.23%) VB6
8 2 (2.82%) VBScript
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Degree
2 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) webMethods
2 14 (19.72%) Dell
2 14 (19.72%) Software AG
2 14 (19.72%) SAP
3 10 (14.08%) Oracle
4 7 (9.86%) Sage
5 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
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