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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 103 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing VBA 29 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.66% 2.02% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 5
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£375 £186 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.61% -42.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £155 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +677.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +23.80%
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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
Manchester +11 17 £375 +39.92% 11
Lancashire - 7 £340 -
Cheshire +1 5 £400 +145.39% 4
Merseyside - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 54 (76.06%) SQL
2 27 (38.03%) Finance
3 18 (25.35%) Oracle
3 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
5 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
6 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
6 14 (19.72%) SAS
6 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
8 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
9 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
9 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (12.68%) Migration
9 9 (12.68%) Degree
10 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
10 8 (11.27%) MS Access
10 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
10 8 (11.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (9.86%) Retail
12 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
12 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (8.45%) VB
12 6 (8.45%) C#
12 6 (8.45%) Java
12 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
12 6 (8.45%) Base SAS
12 6 (8.45%) SaaS
13 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (19.72%) SAS
2 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (2.82%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.41%) SPSS
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Academy Housing
2 2 (2.82%) arcHouse
2 2 (2.82%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.27%) MS Access
3 8 (11.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.45%) Base SAS
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.82%) OLAP
8 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (1.41%) Big Data
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.82%) Toad
3 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (38.03%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Billing
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Developer
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Data Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) SAS Developer
3 8 (11.27%) MI Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Excel Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Report Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) MI Developer
6 5 (7.04%) VBA Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Excel VBA Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Data Migration Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.82%) GIS
3 2 (2.82%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.41%) AS400
4 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.41%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Migration
2 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
3 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
4 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) Analytics
5 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.63%) Data Governance
5 4 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (4.23%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) E-business
6 3 (4.23%) ETL
6 3 (4.23%) Data Management
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 54 (76.06%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
3 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.45%) VB
4 6 (8.45%) C#
4 6 (8.45%) Java
4 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.63%) VB6
5 4 (5.63%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) VBScript
6 3 (4.23%) SAS Macro
7 2 (2.82%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.82%) PL/1
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Oracle
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) Northgate
3 4 (5.63%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Anite
5 2 (2.82%) Civica
5 2 (2.82%) Comino
5 2 (2.82%) Capita
5 2 (2.82%) Orchard
5 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.82%) webMethods
5 2 (2.82%) Sage
5 2 (2.82%) Dell
5 2 (2.82%) Avaya
5 2 (2.82%) Software AG
5 2 (2.82%) Genesys
5 2 (2.82%) ESRI
6 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata
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