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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 217 194 185
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing VBA 40 65 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 2.04% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 22
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £187 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £396 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.38 £28.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £25.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.68 £33.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
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
2899 3181 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.88% 33.59% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1787 1437
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 127
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +14 16 £401 +14.42% 8
Surrey -1 10 £400 +29.03% 6
West Sussex - 8 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £400 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -18 2 £310 -20.51% 1
Oxfordshire +2 1 £350 +115.38%
Home Counties - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 47 (45.19%) MS Excel
2 39 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.65%) SQL
4 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
5 27 (25.96%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (24.04%) Finance
7 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
8 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
9 20 (19.23%) MS Office
10 18 (17.31%) VB
10 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (14.42%) SharePoint
12 14 (13.46%) HP
12 14 (13.46%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (12.50%) .NET
13 13 (12.50%) C#
13 13 (12.50%) Windows
14 12 (11.54%) XML
14 12 (11.54%) C++
14 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (11.54%) Subversion
14 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
15 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (10.58%) MS Access
16 10 (9.62%) Eclipse
16 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio
16 10 (9.62%) Oracle
16 10 (9.62%) SOAP

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (14.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) Documentum
2 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.85%) CICS
4 3 (2.88%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (45.19%) MS Excel
2 20 (19.23%) MS Office
3 10 (9.62%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.92%) MS Project
5 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Endur
2 1 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.96%) HFM
2 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) SAN
2 2 (1.92%) FTP
2 2 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.46%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (10.58%) MS Access
5 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (5.77%) QlikView
10 5 (4.81%) EDRMS
10 5 (4.81%) PerformancePoint
10 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (3.85%) Easytrieve
11 4 (3.85%) OLAP
12 3 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Subversion
2 10 (9.62%) Eclipse
2 10 (9.62%) Selenium
2 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio
3 9 (8.65%) SoapUI
3 9 (8.65%) TestNG
4 2 (1.92%) JIRA
4 2 (1.92%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) Maven
5 1 (0.96%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Banking
2 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Front Office
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (38.46%) Developer
2 36 (34.62%) Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 8 (7.69%) OBIEE Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) VBA Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Excel Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Access Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Development Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Excel VBA Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Java Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Systems Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (11.54%) XML
3 10 (9.62%) SOAP
4 8 (7.69%) XML Messaging
5 5 (4.81%) HTML
6 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.85%) ISPF
7 2 (1.92%) CSS
7 2 (1.92%) Middleware
7 2 (1.92%) Web Services
8 1 (0.96%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (0.96%) EDI
8 1 (0.96%) HTML5
8 1 (0.96%) jQuery
8 1 (0.96%) MDX
8 1 (0.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) Statistics
5 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.85%) VSAM
6 2 (1.92%) Life Science
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) CMDB
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) Fintech
7 1 (0.96%) FMCG
7 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.96%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
2 10 (9.62%) Test Management
3 9 (8.65%) Defect Management
3 9 (8.65%) Problem Management
4 8 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 8 (7.69%) ITIL
4 8 (7.69%) Validation
5 7 (6.73%) Dashboard Development
5 7 (6.73%) Data Analysis
5 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.77%) Dimensional Modelling
6 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Management
7 5 (4.81%) Analytics
7 5 (4.81%) Change Control
7 5 (4.81%) Data Validation
7 5 (4.81%) Migration
7 5 (4.81%) OO
7 5 (4.81%) OOP
8 4 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) SQL
2 18 (17.31%) VB
3 13 (12.50%) C#
4 12 (11.54%) C++
4 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.65%) Java
6 7 (6.73%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.85%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.85%) CLIST
8 4 (3.85%) COBOL
8 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.85%) JCL
8 4 (3.85%) Perl
8 4 (3.85%) REXX
9 3 (2.88%) PHP
9 3 (2.88%) VB6
10 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.92%) Python
11 1 (0.96%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.77%) SCSM
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.46%) HP
3 10 (9.62%) Oracle
4 8 (7.69%) SAP
5 5 (4.81%) Tableau
6 4 (3.85%) CA
6 4 (3.85%) Citrix
6 4 (3.85%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.88%) Remedy
8 2 (1.92%) OpenLink
8 2 (1.92%) VMware
9 1 (0.96%) BMC
9 1 (0.96%) Cognos
9 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.96%) Mapinfo
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