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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 99 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing VBA 43 26 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.29% 1.15% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 3.10% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 37
Average daily rate
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£336 £383 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -5.40%
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 839 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.19% 37.16% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 538 598
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 100
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -3 31 £358 -10.62% 8
Gloucestershire -14 6 £309 -27.35% 1
Dorset - 4 £483 - 2
Wiltshire -10 1 £340 +54.54%
Somerset - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 50 (57.47%) SQL
2 40 (45.98%) Banking
3 39 (44.83%) Finance
4 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
5 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (17.24%) .NET
7 14 (16.09%) MS Office
7 14 (16.09%) SAS
7 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
8 13 (14.94%) VB
8 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
9 12 (13.79%) MS Access
10 11 (12.64%) Retail
10 11 (12.64%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
11 10 (11.49%) C#
12 9 (10.34%) Essbase
12 9 (10.34%) Business Analysis
13 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (9.20%) Teradata
13 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
13 8 (9.20%) Business Objects
14 7 (8.05%) Oracle
14 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
15 6 (6.90%) DTS
16 5 (5.75%) Cognos
16 5 (5.75%) Windows
16 5 (5.75%) Spreadsheet

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (16.09%) SAS
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.09%) MS Office
3 11 (12.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.45%) MS Project
6 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.30%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) WAN
2 2 (2.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.79%) MS Access
3 9 (10.34%) Essbase
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.90%) DTS
7 3 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.30%) OLAP
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.15%) MySQL
9 1 (1.15%) Ingres
9 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Toad
General
1 40 (45.98%) Banking
2 39 (44.83%) Finance
3 11 (12.64%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (60.92%) Developer
2 24 (27.59%) Analyst
3 18 (20.69%) Excel Developer
4 14 (16.09%) VBA Developer
5 9 (10.34%) MI Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Essbase Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Excel VBA Developer
7 6 (6.90%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) SAS Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Access Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) .NET
2 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.60%) XML
4 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.30%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.15%) ActiveX
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (10.34%) Business Analysis
3 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (4.60%) Validation
4 4 (4.60%) Migration
4 4 (4.60%) Data Analysis
4 4 (4.60%) Resource Management
4 4 (4.60%) Integration Testing
5 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.45%) Data Modelling
5 3 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (2.30%) Data Management
6 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.30%) Release Management
6 2 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Stress Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Business Transformation
7 1 (1.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (57.47%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) VB
3 10 (11.49%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.60%) VB6
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
7 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) Solvency II
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) Basel III
3 1 (1.15%) FINREP
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Teradata
2 8 (9.20%) Business Objects
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) Cognos
5 4 (4.60%) SAP
6 3 (3.45%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.15%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
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