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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 123 80 100
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +20
Contract jobs citing VBA 23 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 2.00% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 5.47% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 47 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -18.18%
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
1174 1060 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.44% 36.49% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 648 543
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 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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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
Bristol -19 17 £438 +45.83% 5
Wiltshire -5 2 £390 +20.93% 2
Gloucestershire -23 2 £185 -50.66%
Dorset - 1 £375 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 35 (71.43%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
3 16 (32.65%) .NET
4 15 (30.61%) Banking
5 14 (28.57%) VB
5 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 14 (28.57%) SAS
6 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (20.41%) MS Access
7 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
7 10 (20.41%) CSS
7 10 (20.41%) HTML
7 10 (20.41%) Oracle
7 10 (20.41%) MS Project
7 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
8 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (18.37%) Open Source
8 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 9 (18.37%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) Visual Studio
9 8 (16.33%) Business Objects
9 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
9 8 (16.33%) V-Model

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 14 (28.57%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) LiveCycle
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.41%) MS Project
3 4 (8.16%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (20.41%) MS Access
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
5 5 (10.20%) Base SAS
6 4 (8.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.08%) Essbase
7 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.04%) DTS
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.04%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (18.37%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Programmer
4 5 (10.20%) Excel Developer
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.20%) AWS Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) VBA Developer
6 3 (6.12%) MI Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Objects Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.08%) MI Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
2 10 (20.41%) CSS
2 10 (20.41%) HTML
3 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (10.20%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) GIS
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
3 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
3 8 (16.33%) V-Model
3 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) TDD
4 5 (10.20%) Statistical Modelling
4 5 (10.20%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Propensity Modelling
6 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 2 (4.08%) RAD
7 2 (4.08%) ETL
7 2 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (4.08%) Data Management
8 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.04%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) VB
2 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 4 (8.16%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) SAS Macro
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) Business Objects
4 4 (8.16%) SAP
5 3 (6.12%) Teradata
6 2 (4.08%) ESRI
6 2 (4.08%) Adobe
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