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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 195 163 171
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs citing VBA 49 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.90% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 2.62% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 24
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£325 £394 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +37.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £325 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £435 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
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 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.50 £12.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +3.00%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2902 2901 2965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.09% 34.41% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1475 1493
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £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 97 162 195
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -22 20 £278 -26.00% 1
Berkshire +2 9 £218 -42.00% 2
Surrey -5 8 £470 +44.61% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £230 -47.12% 2
Oxfordshire -8 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 23 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 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.13%) SQL
4 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
4 26 (24.53%) HP
5 25 (23.58%) ISTQB
5 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
6 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
6 23 (21.70%) MS Office
7 22 (20.75%) Finance
8 21 (19.81%) QA
9 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 18 (16.98%) Quality Management
10 18 (16.98%) SAP
10 18 (16.98%) .NET
10 18 (16.98%) VB
11 17 (16.04%) MS Access
12 16 (15.09%) Project Management
12 16 (15.09%) MOS
13 14 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (12.26%) C#
14 13 (12.26%) Document Management
14 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
16 11 (10.38%) HTML
16 11 (10.38%) Migration
16 11 (10.38%) Test Strategy
17 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (9.43%) SharePoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.89%) Papyrus
2 2 (1.89%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.94%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.94%) Documentum
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
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 Project
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.89%) Exstream
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.94%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
1 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) SAN
2 2 (1.89%) UMTS
2 2 (1.89%) 3G
2 2 (1.89%) 2G
3 1 (0.94%) HSPA
3 1 (0.94%) LTE
3 1 (0.94%) 4G
3 1 (0.94%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) GPRS
3 1 (0.94%) GSM
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.04%) 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%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (5.66%) Ingres
7 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.72%) SAP BW
8 4 (3.77%) QlikView
8 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (1.89%) OLAP
10 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.89%) SAP BI
10 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.72%) Military
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (36.79%) 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%) QA Tester
8 7 (6.60%) Data Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.77%) MI Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Report Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) HTML
3 9 (8.49%) 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%) jQuery
7 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.89%) XHTML
7 2 (1.89%) EDI
7 2 (1.89%) JSP
8 1 (0.94%) CSS
8 1 (0.94%) OLE
8 1 (0.94%) Flash
8 1 (0.94%) JPA
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.83%) Statistics
3 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.89%) EPoS
3 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.94%) FMCG
4 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) NHS
4 1 (0.94%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Windows
1 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
2 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.83%) UNIX
4 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Quality Management
2 16 (15.09%) Project Management
3 14 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.26%) Document Management
5 11 (10.38%) Migration
5 11 (10.38%) Test Strategy
6 6 (5.66%) Predictive Modelling
6 6 (5.66%) Data Transformation
6 6 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.66%) CRM
6 6 (5.66%) SOA
7 5 (4.72%) ERP
8 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.77%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.77%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.77%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.13%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) VB
3 13 (12.26%) C#
4 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.60%) VB6
6 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) VBScript
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) ISTQB
1 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (15.09%) MOS
5 8 (7.55%) Degree
6 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.94%) ISEB
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CNA
8 1 (0.94%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.94%) ACCA
8 1 (0.94%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.53%) HP
3 18 (16.98%) SAP
4 9 (8.49%) Business Objects
5 7 (6.60%) Citrix
6 5 (4.72%) Oracle
7 2 (1.89%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) Capita
7 2 (1.89%) BT
8 1 (0.94%) Hummingbird
8 1 (0.94%) Planview
8 1 (0.94%) Actix
8 1 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.94%) Tableau
8 1 (0.94%) Software AG
8 1 (0.94%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.94%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.94%) webMethods
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) Dell
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