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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 171 143 153
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing VBA 86 95 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.11% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.62% 3.26% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £232 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £19.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.50 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +34.72%
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
3282 2912 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 34.16% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1583 1384
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 December 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 December 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 -15 26 £378 +30.17% 3
Berkshire +10 24 £450 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 18 £281 +0.44% 1
Surrey -4 11 £280 -6.83% 4
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
West Sussex -14 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Oxfordshire -25 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (47.76%) MS Excel
2 56 (41.79%) SQL
3 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
4 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
5 30 (22.39%) Security Cleared
6 28 (20.90%) Finance
6 28 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (19.40%) MS Office
7 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
8 22 (16.42%) SharePoint
9 19 (14.18%) HTML
9 19 (14.18%) JavaScript
9 19 (14.18%) ISTQB
10 18 (13.43%) CSS
10 18 (13.43%) CRM
10 18 (13.43%) HP
11 16 (11.94%) Project Management
12 14 (10.45%) VB
12 14 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (10.45%) System Testing
12 14 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
13 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
13 13 (9.70%) Banking
13 13 (9.70%) SAN
13 13 (9.70%) Citrix
13 13 (9.70%) MS Access
13 13 (9.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (8.96%) Oracle
14 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (16.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.24%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.75%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 64 (47.76%) MS Excel
2 26 (19.40%) MS Office
3 8 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.99%) MS Project
5 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.24%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.49%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.49%) Maximo
4 2 (1.49%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.75%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.75%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) SAN
2 6 (4.48%) ATM
3 3 (2.24%) GSM
3 3 (2.24%) UMTS
3 3 (2.24%) 3G
4 2 (1.49%) LTE
4 2 (1.49%) 2G
4 2 (1.49%) GPRS
5 1 (0.75%) Intranet
5 1 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.70%) MS Access
3 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.99%) QlikView
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.49%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.49%) DB2
7 2 (1.49%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.75%) DTS
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Banking
3 12 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.99%) Marketing
4 4 (2.99%) Billing
4 4 (2.99%) Military
4 4 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.24%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (45.52%) Analyst
2 43 (32.09%) Developer
3 20 (14.93%) Data Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) MI Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) VBA Developer
5 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) CRM Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Excel Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Tester
8 5 (3.73%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) TM1 Developer
9 4 (2.99%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Billing Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) QA Tester
9 4 (2.99%) Report Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Programmer
9 4 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) HTML
2 18 (13.43%) CSS
3 10 (7.46%) .NET
4 8 (5.97%) XML
5 6 (4.48%) MDX
6 5 (3.73%) jQuery
7 4 (2.99%) Ajax
8 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.24%) OLE
8 3 (2.24%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.49%) WCF
9 2 (1.49%) Web Services
9 2 (1.49%) XSLT
10 1 (0.75%) SOAP
10 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.75%) HTML5
10 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) Statistics
3 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.75%) PMI
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Open Source
5 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.75%) FMCG
5 1 (0.75%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) Windows
2 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.75%) UNIX
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.43%) CRM
2 16 (11.94%) Project Management
3 14 (10.45%) System Testing
4 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
4 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
5 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.96%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (6.72%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.22%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.22%) Line Management
8 6 (4.48%) Change Control
8 6 (4.48%) Test Strategy
8 6 (4.48%) Document Management
8 6 (4.48%) Quality Management
8 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.73%) ITIL
9 5 (3.73%) Validation
9 5 (3.73%) Migration
10 4 (2.99%) Analytics
10 4 (2.99%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (41.79%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.45%) VB
4 10 (7.46%) C#
5 8 (5.97%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (1.49%) Java
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
9 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.18%) ISTQB
4 13 (9.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.97%) Degree
6 7 (5.22%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.73%) MOS
8 3 (2.24%) MCSE
8 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.24%) MCP
8 3 (2.24%) MCSD
9 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.49%) CIMA
9 2 (1.49%) ACCA
9 2 (1.49%) ISEB
10 1 (0.75%) CNA
10 1 (0.75%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.75%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.43%) HP
3 13 (9.70%) Citrix
4 12 (8.96%) Oracle
5 9 (6.72%) SAP
6 8 (5.97%) Business Objects
7 7 (5.22%) Remedy
8 3 (2.24%) BMC
8 3 (2.24%) Google
9 2 (1.49%) Intergraph
9 2 (1.49%) Ariba
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
10 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.75%) Primavera
10 1 (0.75%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.75%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.75%) Planview
10 1 (0.75%) Tableau
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