The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 101 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing VBA 41 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.23% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.41% 3.39% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 30
Average daily rate
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£318 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1202 796 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.69% 36.33% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 520 610
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 97
Average hourly rate £38.00 £31.90 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.12% -8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the South West region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the South West region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Bristol -7 30 £350 +16.66% 4
Gloucestershire -4 7 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -16 3 £375 +70.45% 2
Dorset - 1 £175 -
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 34 (48.57%) Banking
3 32 (45.71%) Finance
4 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 15 (21.43%) .NET
6 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (18.57%) SAS
7 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.14%) MS Office
9 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
10 10 (14.29%) VB
10 10 (14.29%) C#
10 10 (14.29%) Essbase
10 10 (14.29%) Retail
10 10 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
12 8 (11.43%) VB.NET
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle
13 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
13 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (10.00%) Business Objects
13 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
13 7 (10.00%) MS Access
13 7 (10.00%) Teradata
13 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (7.14%) Windows
15 4 (5.71%) Migration
15 4 (5.71%) SAP
15 4 (5.71%) DTS

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (18.57%) SAS
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.14%) MS Office
3 10 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (4.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) WAN
2 3 (4.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) Essbase
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.00%) MS Access
4 4 (5.71%) DTS
5 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.86%) OLAP
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Toad
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (48.57%) Banking
2 32 (45.71%) Finance
3 10 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (65.71%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) Analyst
3 17 (24.29%) Excel Developer
4 13 (18.57%) VBA Developer
5 8 (11.43%) Essbase Developer
5 8 (11.43%) MI Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Excel VBA Developer
7 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.71%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Database Developer
9 3 (4.29%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Business Developer
10 2 (2.86%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Business Objects Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) ActiveX
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.71%) Migration
4 3 (4.29%) Validation
4 3 (4.29%) Project Management
4 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis
4 3 (4.29%) Resource Management
4 3 (4.29%) Integration Testing
4 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.86%) Release Management
5 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.86%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.43%) RAD
6 1 (1.43%) Change Management
6 1 (1.43%) Data Security
6 1 (1.43%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.43%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) VB
2 10 (14.29%) C#
3 8 (11.43%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.86%) VB6
6 2 (2.86%) C
6 2 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) Solvency II
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 7 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 7 (10.00%) Teradata
4 4 (5.71%) SAP
5 3 (4.29%) Cognos
5 3 (4.29%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
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