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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 175 190 150
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -40
Contract jobs citing VBA 83 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.54% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 1.69% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 31
Average daily rate
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£354 £314 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% +25.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £433 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -17.00%
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
3277 2836 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 32.08% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1829 1532 1175
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 184
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 34 £393 -7.64% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 22 £300 - 5
Berkshire +2 19 £357 +29.72% 2
Oxfordshire -22 3 £163 -
Surrey +2 2 £320 +2.40% 4
East Sussex - 1 £396 -
Kent - 1 £350 - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 83 (49.40%) MS Excel
2 82 (48.81%) Microsoft
3 76 (45.24%) SQL
4 52 (30.95%) Security Cleared
5 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
6 41 (24.40%) MS Office
6 41 (24.40%) Finance
7 37 (22.02%) SC Cleared
8 28 (16.67%) HP
8 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (16.07%) Oracle
10 26 (15.48%) JavaScript
11 25 (14.88%) ISTQB
12 23 (13.69%) Software Testing
13 22 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (13.10%) SAN
13 22 (13.10%) Citrix
13 22 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (11.90%) SharePoint
14 20 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
15 19 (11.31%) DV Cleared
16 18 (10.71%) HTML
16 18 (10.71%) VB
17 17 (10.12%) CSS
18 16 (9.52%) .NET
18 16 (9.52%) C#
18 16 (9.52%) MS Access
18 16 (9.52%) CRM
19 14 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
19 14 (8.33%) System Testing

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 20 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.38%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.19%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 83 (49.40%) MS Excel
2 41 (24.40%) MS Office
3 12 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.57%) MS Project
5 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.79%) Changepoint
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.19%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.19%) Maximo
6 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.60%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.10%) SAN
2 8 (4.76%) ATM
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.52%) MS Access
3 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.38%) QlikView
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.79%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) DTS
8 1 (0.60%) Ingres
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.38%) JIRA
3 3 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Banking
3 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.98%) Military
5 4 (2.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.38%) Publishing
6 3 (1.79%) Billing
7 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (36.31%) Analyst
2 54 (32.14%) Developer
3 19 (11.31%) Data Analyst
4 16 (9.52%) VBA Developer
5 11 (6.55%) MI Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (4.76%) Programmer
8 7 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) Excel Developer
8 7 (4.17%) CRM Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Access Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Consultant
11 4 (2.38%) Defect Manager
11 4 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (2.38%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.38%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) HTML
2 17 (10.12%) CSS
3 16 (9.52%) .NET
4 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.36%) XML
6 4 (2.38%) MDX
7 3 (1.79%) Ajax
7 3 (1.79%) jQuery
7 3 (1.79%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.19%) OLE
8 2 (1.19%) XSLT
8 2 (1.19%) SOAP
8 2 (1.19%) Web Services
9 1 (0.60%) J2EE
9 1 (0.60%) JSP
9 1 (0.60%) JSF
9 1 (0.60%) WCF
9 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.60%) HTML5
9 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.17%) Statistics
3 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.60%) PMI
5 1 (0.60%) Handset
5 1 (0.60%) NHS
5 1 (0.60%) Open Source
5 1 (0.60%) FMCG
5 1 (0.60%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.95%) Windows
2 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.69%) Software Testing
2 20 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
3 16 (9.52%) CRM
4 14 (8.33%) System Testing
4 14 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 14 (8.33%) Migration
5 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.14%) Project Management
6 9 (5.36%) ITIL
6 9 (5.36%) Change Control
7 8 (4.76%) Line Management
8 7 (4.17%) Data Analysis
9 6 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.57%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.98%) ETL
11 4 (2.38%) Coaching
11 4 (2.38%) Validation
11 4 (2.38%) Quality Management
11 4 (2.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.24%) SQL
2 26 (15.48%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.71%) VB
4 16 (9.52%) C#
5 14 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 14 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.38%) Java
6 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.60%) VB6
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 37 (22.02%) SC Cleared
3 25 (14.88%) ISTQB
4 22 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (11.31%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.57%) Degree
7 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.79%) ISEB
9 3 (1.79%) MOS
10 2 (1.19%) VCP4
10 2 (1.19%) MCP
10 2 (1.19%) MCSD
10 2 (1.19%) MCSE
11 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.60%) HNC
11 1 (0.60%) HND
11 1 (0.60%) CIMA
11 1 (0.60%) ACCA
11 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Basel II
3 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.60%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.67%) HP
3 27 (16.07%) Oracle
4 22 (13.10%) Citrix
5 9 (5.36%) Remedy
6 7 (4.17%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.98%) SAP
8 4 (2.38%) BMC
9 3 (1.79%) Intergraph
10 2 (1.19%) Google
11 1 (0.60%) Cognos
11 1 (0.60%) Adobe
11 1 (0.60%) Ariba
11 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.60%) VMware
11 1 (0.60%) Primavera
11 1 (0.60%) McAfee
11 1 (0.60%) Lumension
11 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
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