The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 86 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +9
Contract jobs citing VBA 44 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.65% 2.18% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £326 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.06 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.11% -15.00%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
947 870 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.20% 32.58% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 460 677
Average daily rate £338 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £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 26 25 73
Average hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +45.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire +6 20 £525 +147.05% 1
Manchester +8 18 £225 -27.41% 7
Cheshire +6 4 - - 5
Merseyside +4 1 £325 +44.44% 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 45 (73.77%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) MS Excel
3 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
4 21 (34.43%) PL/SQL
5 20 (32.79%) Finance
6 17 (27.87%) T-SQL
6 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
7 16 (26.23%) Degree
8 15 (24.59%) SaaS
8 15 (24.59%) Java
9 14 (22.95%) Perl
9 14 (22.95%) Python
9 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
10 13 (21.31%) webMethods
10 13 (21.31%) Dell
10 13 (21.31%) Software AG
10 13 (21.31%) SAP
10 13 (21.31%) ResourceLink
10 13 (21.31%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
11 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
11 12 (19.67%) MS Access
12 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (13.11%) Migration
13 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
13 8 (13.11%) Data Cleansing
13 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
13 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (11.48%) Oracle

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (42.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.56%) InfoPath
4 3 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.92%) MS Project
4 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (21.31%) ResourceLink
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.64%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) SaaS
2 13 (21.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) MS Access
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.64%) Big Data
7 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Toad
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Architect
4 10 (16.39%) MI Developer
5 9 (14.75%) MI Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Excel Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Report Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Information Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Migration Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Excel VBA Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.28%) VBA Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Engagement Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Data Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Extraction
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
2 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
2 8 (13.11%) Data Cleansing
2 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (9.84%) Data Mapping
3 6 (9.84%) Data Architecture
4 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
4 5 (8.20%) Project Management
5 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Change Management
6 3 (4.92%) Demand Management
6 3 (4.92%) Data Transformation
7 2 (3.28%) Validation
7 2 (3.28%) ITSM
7 2 (3.28%) Service Management
7 2 (3.28%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.28%) ITIL
7 2 (3.28%) CRM
7 2 (3.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) PL/SQL
3 17 (27.87%) T-SQL
4 15 (24.59%) Java
5 14 (22.95%) Perl
5 14 (22.95%) Python
5 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.56%) VB
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Degree
2 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) Dell
2 13 (21.31%) Software AG
2 13 (21.31%) SAP
2 13 (21.31%) webMethods
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Sage
5 3 (4.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £660.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago