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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 137 90 117
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Contract jobs citing VBA 21 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 4.34% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £525 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +62.85%
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
1142 967 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 32.20% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 550 467
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £51.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 11 £250 -9.09% 8
Lancashire -4 6 £311 -40.85% 1
Cheshire -10 3 £341 - 2
Merseyside -11 1 - - 2
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (55.74%) SQL
2 31 (50.82%) MS Excel
3 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (34.43%) MS Access
4 17 (27.87%) Oracle
5 15 (24.59%) MS Office
5 15 (24.59%) Finance
6 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
7 8 (13.11%) VB
7 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
9 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
9 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Migration
9 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
9 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
10 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
10 5 (8.20%) SDLC
10 5 (8.20%) Banking
10 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (8.20%) Degree
10 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
10 5 (8.20%) Windows
10 5 (8.20%) Apple

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (50.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (24.59%) MS Office
3 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (6.56%) MS Project
6 2 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
1 2 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (3.28%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) MS Access
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.28%) MySQL
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) VBA Developer
4 13 (21.31%) Data Analyst
4 13 (21.31%) Excel Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Access Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Excel VBA Developer
7 4 (6.56%) MI Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.92%) Report Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Integration Architect
9 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) SOAP
1 1 (1.64%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
1 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
3 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
4 5 (8.20%) SDLC
5 4 (6.56%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (6.56%) Service Management
6 3 (4.92%) Six Sigma
6 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.92%) CRM
6 3 (4.92%) ETL
6 3 (4.92%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.28%) Quantitative Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Validation
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.28%) E-business
8 1 (1.64%) ITSM
8 1 (1.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) VB
3 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
5 2 (3.28%) Python
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) APMP
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) MiFID
1 2 (3.28%) EMIR
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) Apple
4 3 (4.92%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.28%) Cognos
5 2 (3.28%) Tableau
5 2 (3.28%) Dell
5 2 (3.28%) Software AG
5 2 (3.28%) webMethods
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.64%) Teradata
6 1 (1.64%) Northgate
6 1 (1.64%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.64%) MEDITECH
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Cheshire
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Posted: 24 days ago
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