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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 149 118 116
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing VBA 15 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 2.61% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 8
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.12 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.26%
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
1324 1187 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.92% 31.79% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 769 546
Median daily rate £385 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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
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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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 -11 10 £350 +3.70% 7
Cheshire -12 2 £360 +5.49% 3
Merseyside - 2 £275 - 1
Lancashire -8 1 - - 5
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
4 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
5 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 9 (30.00%) SAS
6 9 (30.00%) Banking
7 8 (26.67%) MS Project
8 7 (23.33%) ETL
8 7 (23.33%) Oracle
8 7 (23.33%) ERwin
8 7 (23.33%) CA
8 7 (23.33%) Informatica
8 7 (23.33%) Base SAS
8 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (23.33%) Dashboard Development
9 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (13.33%) Retail
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (13.33%) Marketing
10 4 (13.33%) VB
10 4 (13.33%) MS Access
10 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
11 3 (10.00%) CRM
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.00%) VBScript
11 3 (10.00%) Graphic Design
11 3 (10.00%) QlikView

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 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (30.00%) SAS
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (26.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Base SAS
2 4 (13.33%) MS Access
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.00%) QlikView
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) ERwin
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Marketing
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Author
3 7 (23.33%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Technical Author
4 6 (20.00%) SharePoint Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) PMO Support Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Support
5 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (10.00%) VBA Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Insight Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) VB Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CAML
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 7 (23.33%) Dashboard Development
2 7 (23.33%) ETL
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Direct Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Content Management
6 1 (3.33%) Document Management
6 1 (3.33%) SDLC
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) VB
3 3 (10.00%) VBScript
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) CA
2 7 (23.33%) Informatica
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle