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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 117 77 101
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +24
Contract jobs citing VBA 27 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 1.67% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 4.74% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -13.40%
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
1201 992 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.76% 35.20% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 584 595
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 88
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.81 £14.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -15 20 £380 +38.18% 5
Dorset - 5 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 2 £185 -50.66% 2
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Devon - - - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (65.52%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) Banking
3 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
3 17 (29.31%) MS Excel
4 16 (27.59%) .NET
5 15 (25.86%) SAS
6 14 (24.14%) VB.NET
6 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (22.41%) VB
8 11 (18.97%) MS Access
8 11 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.24%) Business Objects
9 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
9 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (15.52%) Open Source
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 9 (15.52%) MS Project
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle
10 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio
10 9 (15.52%) HTML
10 9 (15.52%) Java
10 9 (15.52%) CSS
11 8 (13.79%) Scrum
11 8 (13.79%) Waterfall
11 8 (13.79%) V-Model

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (25.86%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.52%) MS Project
3 6 (10.34%) MS Office
4 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) MS Access
2 11 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (10.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 6 (10.34%) Essbase
6 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
6 5 (8.62%) Base SAS
7 4 (6.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio
1 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) Toad
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (36.21%) Banking
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (63.79%) Developer
2 16 (27.59%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Programmer
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Excel Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Essbase Developer
4 5 (8.62%) VBA Developer
4 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Business Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Business Objects Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.45%) MI Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Trainee Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Trainee
7 2 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (3.45%) MI Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.52%) CSS
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 9 (15.52%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) GIS
4 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
1 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
2 8 (13.79%) Scrum
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.79%) TDD
2 8 (13.79%) V-Model
2 8 (13.79%) Waterfall
3 5 (8.62%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.90%) Propensity Modelling
5 3 (5.17%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) Change Management
5 3 (5.17%) Data Management
6 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) RAD
6 2 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) VB.NET
3 13 (22.41%) VB
4 9 (15.52%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) C
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Python
6 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Business Objects
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) Teradata
5 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) Adobe
6 2 (3.45%) ESRI
7 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
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