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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 115 114 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing VBA 40 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.64% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 2.02% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 11
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£315 £293 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.12 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.12 £22.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.89% -41.13%
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
1261 989 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.31% 31.70% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 558 384
Average daily rate £363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £413 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.34 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 £300 - 11
Lancashire +14 12 £315 - 2
Cheshire 0 8 £325 +14.03% 1
Merseyside -11 1 £165 -49.23% 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 44 (63.77%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
3 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.43%) Oracle
5 18 (26.09%) MS Access
6 17 (24.64%) Finance
7 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.84%) Migration
9 12 (17.39%) Data Migration
9 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
10 10 (14.49%) MS Office
10 10 (14.49%) SAS
11 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
12 8 (11.59%) ITIL
13 7 (10.14%) Banking
13 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
13 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 6 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
14 6 (8.70%) Degree
14 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
14 6 (8.70%) C#
14 6 (8.70%) ETL
15 5 (7.25%) Apple
15 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
15 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
15 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
15 5 (7.25%) Windows
15 5 (7.25%) E-business

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (14.49%) SAS
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (2.90%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (5.80%) MS Project
6 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.45%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) IP Telephony
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) MS Access
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.25%) Base SAS
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 27 (39.13%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Data Analyst
4 13 (18.84%) VBA Developer
5 12 (17.39%) Excel Developer
6 6 (8.70%) SAS Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Report Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Excel VBA Developer
8 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Access Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Lead Business Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (2.90%) Excel Specialist
10 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) SOAP
1 1 (1.45%) ODBC
1 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) GIS
3 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Economics
4 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
1 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Migration
2 12 (17.39%) Data Migration
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
4 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (8.70%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) E-business
7 4 (5.80%) Data Governance
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) CRM
7 4 (5.80%) Service Management
7 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.35%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.90%) User Stories
9 2 (2.90%) Statistical Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (63.77%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.70%) C#
4 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.80%) VB
6 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) SAS Macro
7 2 (2.90%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) PL/1
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) APMP
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) EMIR
2 2 (2.90%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.43%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Apple
4 3 (4.35%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) Northgate
5 2 (2.90%) Tableau
5 2 (2.90%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.90%) Cognos
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec
5 2 (2.90%) ESRI
6 1 (1.45%) Software AG
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) webMethods
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Teradata
6 1 (1.45%) Ceridian