The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 64 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing VBA 5 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.30% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 0.83% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -20.30%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
270 362 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.41% 36.49% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 170 126
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £15.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the Reading region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the Reading region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (20.00%) BT
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) MDX
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Changepoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) QlikView
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) VBA Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSD
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
1 2 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft