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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 142 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs citing VBA 16 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.04% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 3.01% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 9
Average daily rate £280 £350 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +98.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -1.92%
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
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +5 10 £273 -19.85% 1
Cheshire -7 5 £313 -21.87% 1
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (69.77%) SQL
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
4 12 (27.91%) Finance
5 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (23.26%) VB
6 10 (23.26%) Data Modelling
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (20.93%) SAS
7 9 (20.93%) .NET
7 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
7 9 (20.93%) MS Access
7 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
8 8 (18.60%) Web Services
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) VBScript
8 8 (18.60%) Java
8 8 (18.60%) ETL
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle
9 7 (16.28%) CA
9 7 (16.28%) Informatica
9 7 (16.28%) ERwin
9 7 (16.28%) VB.NET
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (16.28%) Base SAS
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (20.93%) SAS
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) Apache
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
1 5 (11.63%) SMTP
2 1 (2.33%) 2G
2 1 (2.33%) 3G
2 1 (2.33%) 4G
2 1 (2.33%) GSM
2 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) MS Access
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (16.28%) Base SAS
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
5 5 (11.63%) MySQL
5 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (11.63%) SQLite
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.98%) QlikView
7 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.33%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (2.33%) Cognos Powerplay
9 1 (2.33%) Cognos Transformer
9 1 (2.33%) DTS
9 1 (2.33%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.28%) ERwin
3 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.95%) NUnit
4 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.63%) JUnit
4 5 (11.63%) PHPUnit
4 5 (11.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Author
3 7 (16.28%) Technical Author
4 6 (13.95%) VBA Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Digital Developer
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Developer
6 4 (9.30%) VB Developer
7 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Excel Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Information Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Insight Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) Web Services
3 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.95%) jQuery
4 5 (11.63%) CAML
4 5 (11.63%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) Django
4 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 5 (11.63%) LAMP
4 5 (11.63%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (11.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.33%) LINQ
5 1 (2.33%) React
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.98%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.98%) NHS
4 2 (4.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Unix
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Data Modelling
2 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.60%) ETL
3 8 (18.60%) ITIL
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.95%) TDD
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Data Management
6 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (11.63%) Web Design
7 4 (9.30%) CRM
7 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
8 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.65%) Change Management
9 2 (4.65%) Direct Marketing
9 2 (4.65%) ITSM
9 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) VB
3 8 (18.60%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) VBScript
4 7 (16.28%) VB.NET
5 6 (13.95%) C#
5 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.63%) C
6 5 (11.63%) C++
6 5 (11.63%) FQL
6 5 (11.63%) PHP
6 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 5 (11.63%) Python
6 5 (11.63%) Ruby
6 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CISA
3 1 (2.33%) CRISC
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.63%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) CA
2 7 (16.28%) Informatica
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos
3 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.33%) MEDITECH
3 1 (2.33%) Nokia
3 1 (2.33%) Teradata