The first table below looks at the demand for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 192 159 167
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +8
Contract jobs citing VBA 50 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.70% 2.44% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 26
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.30% -51.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £12.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.50 £12.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -30.00%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2943 2910 3044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.97% 34.33% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1485 1525
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 150 190
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
England

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Hampshire -11 19 £280 -28.88% 1
Berkshire 0 11 £210 -44.00% 2
Surrey -2 8 £470 +44.61% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £230 -47.12% 1
Oxfordshire +1 2 - - 2
Kent -2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 64 (60.38%) MS Excel
2 41 (38.68%) Microsoft
3 36 (33.96%) SQL
4 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
5 25 (23.58%) HP
5 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
6 24 (22.64%) ISTQB
7 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
7 23 (21.70%) MS Office
8 22 (20.75%) Finance
9 21 (19.81%) QA
10 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (16.98%) Quality Management
11 18 (16.98%) .NET
11 18 (16.98%) MS Access
12 17 (16.04%) VB
13 16 (15.09%) SAP
13 16 (15.09%) Project Management
13 16 (15.09%) MOS
14 13 (12.26%) Document Management
14 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (12.26%) C#
14 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (10.38%) Test Strategy
15 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
15 11 (10.38%) Migration
16 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (8.49%) HTML
17 9 (8.49%) SharePoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.89%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.89%) Papyrus
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
3 1 (0.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 64 (60.38%) MS Excel
2 23 (21.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.89%) Exstream
2 1 (0.94%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
1 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) SAN
2 3 (2.83%) 3G
2 3 (2.83%) UMTS
3 2 (1.89%) GSM
3 2 (1.89%) 2G
3 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.94%) HSPA
4 1 (0.94%) LTE
4 1 (0.94%) 4G
4 1 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) GPRS
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.98%) MS Access
3 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (5.66%) Ingres
7 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.77%) QlikView
8 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (2.83%) SAP BW
9 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.89%) OLAP
10 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.94%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.94%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Military
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Analyst
2 34 (32.08%) Developer
3 14 (13.21%) VBA Developer
4 13 (12.26%) Tester
5 12 (11.32%) Excel Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Excel VBA Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Data Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) QA Tester
8 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) VB Developer
10 4 (3.77%) MI Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Report Developer
10 4 (3.77%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.60%) Web Services
5 5 (4.72%) XML
6 4 (3.77%) MDX
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
7 2 (1.89%) XHTML
7 2 (1.89%) EDI
7 2 (1.89%) jQuery
7 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.94%) JPA
8 1 (0.94%) OLE
8 1 (0.94%) CSS
8 1 (0.94%) JSP
8 1 (0.94%) Flash
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.77%) Statistics
1 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
2 2 (1.89%) EPoS
2 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
2 2 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.94%) FMCG
3 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.94%) Physics
3 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Windows
1 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
2 4 (3.77%) UNIX
2 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Quality Management
2 16 (15.09%) Project Management
3 13 (12.26%) Document Management
3 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (10.38%) Test Strategy
4 11 (10.38%) Migration
5 6 (5.66%) SOA
5 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
5 6 (5.66%) Data Transformation
5 6 (5.66%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (4.72%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (4.72%) CRM
6 5 (4.72%) ERP
7 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
7 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.77%) Low Latency
7 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.77%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.83%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) SQL
2 17 (16.04%) VB
3 13 (12.26%) C#
4 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.60%) VB6
5 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) VBScript
8 2 (1.89%) Java
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.64%) ISTQB
3 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
4 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (15.09%) MOS
6 8 (7.55%) Degree
6 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.89%) CNA
8 2 (1.89%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.94%) CIMA
9 1 (0.94%) ACCA
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (38.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.58%) HP
3 16 (15.09%) SAP
4 7 (6.60%) Business Objects
5 6 (5.66%) Citrix
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle
7 2 (1.89%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.89%) BT
7 2 (1.89%) Capita
8 1 (0.94%) Actix
8 1 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.94%) Tableau
8 1 (0.94%) Planview
8 1 (0.94%) Hummingbird
8 1 (0.94%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.94%) webMethods
8 1 (0.94%) Software AG
8 1 (0.94%) Dell
8 1 (0.94%) EMC
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