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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 197 174 168
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing VBA 57 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.74% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 2.27% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £293
% change year-on-year
+10.75% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £187.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.00% +368.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -40.47%
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
3082 2913 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.03% 32.53% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1642 1365
Average daily rate £350 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 201
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.59 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Hampshire -11 15 £345 +9.09% 6
Oxfordshire - 13 £423 - 3
Berkshire -5 12 £355 +77.50% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £280 -10.40% 1
Surrey +1 7 £320 +16.36% 6
Middlesex +6 2 - -
Kent +3 1 £325 +8.33% 2
West Sussex -18 1 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £396 - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 74 (53.24%) MS Excel
2 70 (50.36%) SQL
3 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
4 46 (33.09%) Security Cleared
5 34 (24.46%) Finance
5 34 (24.46%) MS Office
6 33 (23.74%) SQL Server
7 27 (19.42%) Oracle
7 27 (19.42%) Migration
8 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
9 23 (16.55%) DV Cleared
9 23 (16.55%) MS Access
10 22 (15.83%) HP
11 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
13 16 (11.51%) ISTQB
13 16 (11.51%) PL/SQL
14 15 (10.79%) VB
14 15 (10.79%) Windows
14 15 (10.79%) Citrix
14 15 (10.79%) SAN
14 15 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
15 13 (9.35%) Knowledge Management
16 12 (8.63%) C#
16 12 (8.63%) .NET
17 11 (7.91%) VB.NET
17 11 (7.91%) Data Analysis
17 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.88%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.72%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 74 (53.24%) MS Excel
2 34 (24.46%) MS Office
3 10 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.16%) Changepoint
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Utilities
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.72%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.72%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) SAN
2 6 (4.32%) ATM
3 3 (2.16%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) GSM
4 2 (1.44%) UMTS
4 2 (1.44%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.55%) MS Access
3 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (2.16%) MySQL
8 2 (1.44%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.44%) OLAP
8 2 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.44%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.72%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) JIRA
2 3 (2.16%) MSI
3 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.72%) TestNG
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 34 (24.46%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Banking
2 7 (5.04%) Publishing
3 4 (2.88%) Military
3 4 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Analyst
2 37 (26.62%) Developer
3 19 (13.67%) Data Analyst
4 13 (9.35%) VBA Developer
5 10 (7.19%) Programmer
6 9 (6.47%) Analyst Programmer
6 9 (6.47%) Access Developer
6 9 (6.47%) MI Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Consultant
8 5 (3.60%) Excel Developer
8 5 (3.60%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.60%) AWS Developer
9 4 (2.88%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Consultant
10 3 (2.16%) Excel VBA Developer
10 3 (2.16%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.16%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.16%) Report Analyst
11 2 (1.44%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) .NET
2 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.60%) XML
3 5 (3.60%) CSS
4 4 (2.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.16%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.44%) SOAP
6 2 (1.44%) jQuery
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.72%) REST
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.72%) JSF
7 1 (0.72%) WPF
7 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.72%) JSON
7 1 (0.72%) MDX
7 1 (0.72%) JSP
7 1 (0.72%) J2EE
7 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Statistics
4 3 (2.16%) NHS
4 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) Open Source
6 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.72%) Handset
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.88%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Solaris
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.42%) Migration
2 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
3 13 (9.35%) Knowledge Management
4 11 (7.91%) Data Analysis
5 9 (6.47%) Validation
5 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.32%) ITIL
6 6 (4.32%) Data Modelling
6 6 (4.32%) Change Control
6 6 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.60%) Data Validation
7 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.88%) Line Management
8 4 (2.88%) Coaching
8 4 (2.88%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.88%) Data Mapping
9 3 (2.16%) Earned Value Management
9 3 (2.16%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (2.16%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (50.36%) SQL
2 16 (11.51%) PL/SQL
3 15 (10.79%) VB
4 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.63%) C#
6 11 (7.91%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.60%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.88%) Java
8 4 (2.88%) PHP
8 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) Perl
9 2 (1.44%) Python
9 2 (1.44%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.72%) VB6
10 1 (0.72%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (33.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.55%) DV Cleared
4 16 (11.51%) ISTQB
5 15 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.60%) Degree
7 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) ISEB
9 1 (0.72%) HNC
9 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) Solvency II
1 1 (0.72%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.16%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.42%) Oracle
3 22 (15.83%) HP
4 15 (10.79%) Citrix
5 7 (5.04%) Business Objects
6 6 (4.32%) Remedy
7 4 (2.88%) BMC
8 3 (2.16%) Lumension
8 3 (2.16%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.16%) McAfee
8 3 (2.16%) Intergraph
8 3 (2.16%) VMware
9 2 (1.44%) SAP
9 2 (1.44%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.72%) Cognos
10 1 (0.72%) Adobe
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