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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 137 132 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -39
Contract jobs citing VBA 17 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.61% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 2.01% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 12
Median daily rate £350 £311 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £142 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £28.84 £19.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.76% +26.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.00 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.17 £19.00 £29.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -33.33%
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
1331 1144 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.38% 30.29% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 730 538
Median daily rate £380 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +59.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.13 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 10 £350 +27.27% 4
Merseyside +1 3 £275 - 1
Lancashire -10 2 - -
Cheshire +1 1 £288 -15.75% 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (44.00%) Banking
5 8 (32.00%) MS Project
6 7 (28.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (28.00%) Dashboard Development
7 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Marketing
9 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
10 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 3 (12.00%) C#
10 3 (12.00%) .NET
10 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (12.00%) Retail
10 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (8.00%) SDLC
11 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
11 2 (8.00%) Cash Management
11 2 (8.00%) Front Office
11 2 (8.00%) Back Office
11 2 (8.00%) CMS
11 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (28.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Marketing
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
5 2 (8.00%) Back Office
5 2 (8.00%) Front Office
5 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (4.00%) International Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) PMO Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) PMO Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Support
4 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (8.00%) VBA Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) CAML
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Dashboard Development
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Cash Management
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Business Development
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Database Security
5 1 (4.00%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ECDL
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint