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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
England / North West
Rank 128 138 118
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing VBA 9 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.39% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 1.04% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 22
Median daily rate £375 £278 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -19.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.48 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+123.55% -7.31%

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
1047 1444 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.36% 37.75% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 918 716
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.82 £15.57 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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
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 February 2017. 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 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 - 4 £375 - 5
Cheshire +32 3 - - 10
Merseyside - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Decision Tree
6 2 (15.38%) Power BI
6 2 (15.38%) Infographics
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (15.38%) WFM
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Neural Network
6 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Earned Value Management
6 2 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Logistic Regression
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (15.38%) Power BI
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Report Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Planning Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) MDX
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) RIA
3 1 (7.69%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Decision Tree
3 2 (15.38%) Earned Value Management
3 2 (15.38%) Infographics
3 2 (15.38%) Logistic Regression
3 2 (15.38%) Neural Network
3 2 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) WFM
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) R
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Prism
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau
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