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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 195 198 144
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -54
Contract jobs citing VBA 48 50 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.57% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 1.61% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 36
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £335 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £435 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Average hourly rate £30.63 £12.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 £12.25 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.13 £12.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
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
3036 3105 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.72% 35.55% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1666 1508
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -17 12 £328 -18.12% 3
Berkshire +13 11 £288 -16.66% 2
Surrey -7 8 £454 +39.61% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £390 -10.34% 2
Oxfordshire -5 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
West Sussex +3 1 - -
Kent -4 1 - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
4 27 (25.71%) SQL
5 26 (24.76%) HP
5 26 (24.76%) SC Cleared
6 25 (23.81%) ISTQB
7 23 (21.90%) QA
8 21 (20.00%) MS Office
8 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (19.05%) Project Management
10 19 (18.10%) Quality Management
11 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
11 17 (16.19%) MOS
12 15 (14.29%) MS Access
12 15 (14.29%) Finance
13 13 (12.38%) .NET
13 13 (12.38%) Document Management
13 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
14 12 (11.43%) SAP
15 11 (10.48%) C#
15 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
16 10 (9.52%) Data Analysis
17 9 (8.57%) Degree
17 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
17 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (8.57%) Military
17 9 (8.57%) VB

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.90%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.90%) Papyrus
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 21 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) MS Project
4 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.90%) Exstream
3 1 (0.95%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.95%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) 3G
1 5 (4.76%) UMTS
2 4 (3.81%) GSM
2 4 (3.81%) 2G
3 3 (2.86%) LTE
3 3 (2.86%) GPRS
3 3 (2.86%) SAN
4 2 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.95%) 4G
5 1 (0.95%) HSPA
5 1 (0.95%) DNS
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.29%) MS Access
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.81%) Ingres
8 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.90%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.95%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.95%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.57%) Military
4 7 (6.67%) Banking
5 5 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.86%) Billing
8 2 (1.90%) Marketing
9 1 (0.95%) Retail
9 1 (0.95%) Local Government
9 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Analyst
2 23 (21.90%) Developer
3 15 (14.29%) Tester
3 15 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) QA Tester
5 7 (6.67%) Excel Developer
6 6 (5.71%) VBA Developer
6 6 (5.71%) QA Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) MI Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Consultant
8 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Excel VBA Developer
9 3 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (2.86%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) .NET
2 6 (5.71%) Web Services
3 3 (2.86%) jQuery
3 3 (2.86%) WCF
3 3 (2.86%) MDX
3 3 (2.86%) XML
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) EDI
4 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.90%) XHTML
4 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.90%) Ajax
4 2 (1.90%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.95%) OLE
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) EPoS
3 2 (1.90%) Statistics
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.95%) FMCG
4 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) UNIX
1 4 (3.81%) Windows
1 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Project Management
2 19 (18.10%) Quality Management
3 13 (12.38%) Document Management
3 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
4 10 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.71%) SOA
7 6 (5.71%) Validation
8 4 (3.81%) ERP
8 4 (3.81%) CRM
8 4 (3.81%) Migration
8 4 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.81%) Analytics
8 4 (3.81%) Data Transformation
9 3 (2.86%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (2.86%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.86%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) SQL
2 11 (10.48%) C#
3 9 (8.57%) VB
4 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.86%) VB6
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.86%) VBScript
7 1 (0.95%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) Java
7 1 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 20 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (16.19%) MOS
6 9 (8.57%) Degree
6 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.90%) CNA
8 2 (1.90%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.90%) ISEB
9 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.95%) ACCA
9 1 (0.95%) CIMA
9 1 (0.95%) MCP
9 1 (0.95%) MCSD
9 1 (0.95%) MCSE
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.90%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) HP
3 12 (11.43%) SAP
4 5 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.86%) Citrix
6 2 (1.90%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle
6 2 (1.90%) BT
6 2 (1.90%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.90%) Google
6 2 (1.90%) Capita
7 1 (0.95%) Tableau
7 1 (0.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.95%) Actix
7 1 (0.95%) Planview
7 1 (0.95%) Primavera
7 1 (0.95%) Hummingbird
7 1 (0.95%) Software AG
7 1 (0.95%) Ariba
7 1 (0.95%) Dell
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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South East England
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Rate: £350 - £370 per day
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