The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 191 154 148
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -6
Contract jobs citing VBA 64 80 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.95% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.83% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 24
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£350 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £178 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £392 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 10
Average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £19.10 £37.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.25 £41.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3128 2823 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.58% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1484 1313
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 135 175
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.25 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015.

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
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 26 January 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -9 29 £390 +12.87% 11
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £306 +12.38% 1
Surrey 0 9 £310 -0.80% 5
Berkshire -11 5 £350 +3.70% 2
Oxfordshire -23 3 £163 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Kent - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 66 (47.48%) MS Excel
2 63 (45.32%) Microsoft
3 60 (43.17%) SQL
4 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
5 34 (24.46%) SQL Server
6 31 (22.30%) SC Cleared
7 27 (19.42%) MS Office
7 27 (19.42%) Finance
7 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (17.27%) ISTQB
9 23 (16.55%) HP
10 20 (14.39%) JavaScript
10 20 (14.39%) Software Testing
10 20 (14.39%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (13.67%) Citrix
11 19 (13.67%) SharePoint
11 19 (13.67%) SAN
11 19 (13.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (12.95%) CRM
12 18 (12.95%) HTML
12 18 (12.95%) Oracle
13 17 (12.23%) CSS
13 17 (12.23%) Knowledge Management
14 16 (11.51%) VB
14 16 (11.51%) MS Access
15 14 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
15 14 (10.07%) System Testing
15 14 (10.07%) Unit Testing
16 13 (9.35%) Project Management
17 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 19 (13.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.19%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.72%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 66 (47.48%) MS Excel
2 27 (19.42%) MS Office
3 9 (6.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (2.16%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.44%) Maximo
5 2 (1.44%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.44%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.72%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) SAN
2 6 (4.32%) ATM
3 3 (2.16%) GSM
3 3 (2.16%) UMTS
3 3 (2.16%) 3G
4 2 (1.44%) 2G
4 2 (1.44%) LTE
4 2 (1.44%) GPRS
5 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.51%) MS Access
3 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.88%) QlikView
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.44%) DB2
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP
9 1 (0.72%) MySQL
9 1 (0.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (19.42%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Banking
3 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Marketing
5 4 (2.88%) Billing
5 4 (2.88%) Publishing
5 4 (2.88%) Military
6 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (42.45%) Analyst
2 44 (31.65%) Developer
3 22 (15.83%) Data Analyst
4 10 (7.19%) VBA Developer
5 9 (6.47%) MI Analyst
6 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 8 (5.76%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) CRM Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Excel Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (2.88%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.88%) Billing Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) Programmer
9 4 (2.88%) Tester
9 4 (2.88%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.88%) Architect
9 4 (2.88%) Consultant
9 4 (2.88%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) HTML
2 17 (12.23%) CSS
3 10 (7.19%) .NET
4 8 (5.76%) XML
5 6 (4.32%) MDX
6 4 (2.88%) jQuery
6 4 (2.88%) Ajax
7 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.16%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.44%) Web Services
8 2 (1.44%) XSLT
8 2 (1.44%) OLE
9 1 (0.72%) SOAP
9 1 (0.72%) WCF
9 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.72%) HTML5
9 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.04%) Statistics
3 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) Handset
5 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.72%) PMI
5 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.76%) Windows
2 2 (1.44%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.72%) UNIX
3 1 (0.72%) Android
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.39%) Software Testing
2 18 (12.95%) CRM
3 17 (12.23%) Knowledge Management
4 14 (10.07%) Unit Testing
4 14 (10.07%) System Testing
5 13 (9.35%) Project Management
6 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.19%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.04%) Business Analysis
8 7 (5.04%) Line Management
9 6 (4.32%) Change Control
10 5 (3.60%) Test Strategy
10 5 (3.60%) Migration
10 5 (3.60%) Quality Management
10 5 (3.60%) ITIL
10 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.88%) ETL
11 4 (2.88%) Validation
11 4 (2.88%) Document Management
11 4 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (43.17%) SQL
2 20 (14.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.51%) VB
4 11 (7.91%) C#
5 8 (5.76%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.16%) Java
7 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.30%) SC Cleared
3 24 (17.27%) ISTQB
4 19 (13.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.91%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.04%) Degree
7 4 (2.88%) MOS
8 3 (2.16%) MCP
8 3 (2.16%) MCSD
8 3 (2.16%) MCSE
8 3 (2.16%) ISEB
8 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.44%) ACCA
9 2 (1.44%) CIMA
10 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.72%) CNA
10 1 (0.72%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 6 (4.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (14.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (45.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.55%) HP
3 19 (13.67%) Citrix
4 18 (12.95%) Oracle
5 8 (5.76%) Business Objects
5 8 (5.76%) Remedy
6 6 (4.32%) SAP
7 4 (2.88%) BMC
8 3 (2.16%) Intergraph
8 3 (2.16%) Google
9 2 (1.44%) Ariba
10 1 (0.72%) Adobe
10 1 (0.72%) Cognos
10 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.72%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.72%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.72%) Primavera
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