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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 121 109 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing VBA 30 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 2.74% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £267 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.12 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -37.16%
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
1156 911 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 29.33% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 529 391
Average daily rate £375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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
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 29 May 2015. 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
Lancashire +18 12 £310 - 2
Manchester -13 10 £338 -10.00% 7
Cheshire -5 6 £341 +19.73%
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 39 (59.09%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) MS Excel
3 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
4 21 (31.82%) Oracle
5 19 (28.79%) MS Access
6 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
8 12 (18.18%) Finance
8 12 (18.18%) Migration
8 12 (18.18%) MS Office
9 11 (16.67%) Data Migration
10 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
11 8 (12.12%) ITIL
11 8 (12.12%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.61%) Banking
12 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
13 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
13 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
13 6 (9.09%) ETL
14 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (7.58%) Apple
14 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
14 5 (7.58%) Windows
14 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
14 5 (7.58%) C#
14 5 (7.58%) VB
14 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) SAS
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (3.03%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 31 (46.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (18.18%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (6.06%) MS Project
6 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Boomi
1 2 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) IP Telephony
1 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) MS Access
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.55%) Base SAS
7 2 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Developer
2 25 (37.88%) Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) VBA Developer
4 13 (19.70%) Excel Developer
4 13 (19.70%) Data Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Report Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Access Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) GIS Developer
8 2 (3.03%) SAS Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) SOAP
1 1 (1.52%) ODBC
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.03%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
1 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Migration
2 11 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Data Analysis
4 6 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (9.09%) ETL
5 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.58%) E-business
5 5 (7.58%) SDLC
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.55%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.55%) CRM
7 3 (4.55%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.03%) Data Governance
8 2 (3.03%) User Stories
8 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.03%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.58%) C#
3 5 (7.58%) VB
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) PL/1
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) VB6
6 1 (1.52%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) APMP
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.03%) EMIR
1 2 (3.03%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) Oracle
3 5 (7.58%) Apple
4 3 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Northgate
5 2 (3.03%) Tableau
5 2 (3.03%) ESRI
5 2 (3.03%) Cognos
5 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) Symantec
5 2 (3.03%) webMethods
5 2 (3.03%) Software AG
5 2 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Teradata
6 1 (1.52%) Ceridian
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