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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 109 104 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing VBA 30 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.88% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 2.54% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £206 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.31% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £156 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +24.35%
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
1100 984 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.26% 34.75% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 551 613
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £16.00 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 15 £388 +40.90% 8
Lancashire -14 9 £345 - 2
Cheshire 0 2 £363 +122.39% 4
Merseyside -9 1 £300 +4.34%
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (75.90%) SQL
2 30 (36.14%) Finance
3 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (28.92%) PL/SQL
5 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
6 19 (22.89%) Degree
7 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
7 18 (21.69%) Java
7 18 (21.69%) SaaS
7 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
8 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
9 16 (19.28%) T-SQL
10 15 (18.07%) Oracle
10 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
10 15 (18.07%) Python
11 14 (16.87%) Dell
11 14 (16.87%) SAP
11 14 (16.87%) Perl
11 14 (16.87%) Software AG
11 14 (16.87%) Shell Script
11 14 (16.87%) webMethods
12 13 (15.66%) SAS
12 13 (15.66%) ResourceLink
12 13 (15.66%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
14 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (9.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 8 (9.64%) MS Access
16 7 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (15.66%) SAS
2 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) SPSS
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (15.66%) ResourceLink
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.41%) Academy Housing
3 2 (2.41%) arcHouse
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) SaaS
2 13 (15.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) MS Access
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (9.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.02%) Base SAS
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.41%) OLAP
7 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.20%) Big Data
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.41%) Toad
3 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (45.78%) Developer
2 28 (33.73%) Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Integration Architect
4 9 (10.84%) SAS Developer
4 9 (10.84%) MI Developer
4 9 (10.84%) MI Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Excel Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Report Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Data Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) VBA Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Excel VBA Developer
9 3 (3.61%) VB6 Developer
9 3 (3.61%) VB Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Data Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.41%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) AS400
5 1 (1.20%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (8.43%) Data Analysis
3 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
3 6 (7.23%) Migration
4 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.82%) Data Governance
5 4 (4.82%) Analytics
5 4 (4.82%) Project Management
5 4 (4.82%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (3.61%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Demand Management
7 2 (2.41%) Marketing Analytics
7 2 (2.41%) Data Mapping
7 2 (2.41%) Product Marketing
7 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.41%) OO
7 2 (2.41%) CRM
7 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (75.90%) SQL
2 24 (28.92%) PL/SQL
3 18 (21.69%) Java
4 16 (19.28%) T-SQL
5 15 (18.07%) Python
6 14 (16.87%) Shell Script
6 14 (16.87%) Perl
7 6 (7.23%) VB
8 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.82%) VBScript
9 4 (4.82%) VB6
10 3 (3.61%) C#
11 2 (2.41%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Degree
2 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.61%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.07%) Oracle
3 14 (16.87%) Dell
3 14 (16.87%) Software AG
3 14 (16.87%) webMethods
3 14 (16.87%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) Northgate
4 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.41%) Avaya
5 2 (2.41%) Genesys
5 2 (2.41%) Sage
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) Civica
5 2 (2.41%) Comino
5 2 (2.41%) Capita
5 2 (2.41%) Orchard
5 2 (2.41%) Anite
6 1 (1.20%) Teradata
6 1 (1.20%) ESRI
6 1 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
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