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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 115 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing VBA 22 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 1.23% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 3.37% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 39
Median daily rate £343 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £283 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.75 £34.37 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +52.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
1111 1099 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.97% 36.66% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 702 763
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 64 72
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% -4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -12 14 £425 +21.42% 1
Devon - 3 £138 -
Somerset +13 2 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 34 (79.07%) SQL
2 30 (69.77%) MS Excel
3 28 (65.12%) Finance
4 27 (62.79%) SQL Server
5 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
6 16 (37.21%) MS Access
7 14 (32.56%) Banking
8 10 (23.26%) .NET
8 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
9 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
9 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Validation
11 7 (16.28%) VB
12 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
13 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
13 5 (11.63%) IIS
13 5 (11.63%) Classic ASP
13 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
14 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (9.30%) Web Development
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
15 3 (6.98%) VBScript
15 3 (6.98%) PHP

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (69.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Revit
3 1 (2.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.65%) VPN
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (62.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) MS Access
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.98%) OLAP
5 3 (6.98%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.33%) Essbase
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (65.12%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 23 (53.49%) SQL Developer
3 18 (41.86%) VBA Developer
4 16 (37.21%) Access Developer
5 15 (34.88%) Access VBA Developer
6 11 (25.58%) Excel Developer
7 8 (18.60%) Excel VBA Developer
8 7 (16.28%) Analyst
9 4 (9.30%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
10 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Engineer
11 2 (4.65%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) Classic ASP
4 3 (6.98%) Ajax
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) jQuery
5 2 (4.65%) XSLT
6 1 (2.33%) COM
6 1 (2.33%) MDX
6 1 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
1 8 (18.60%) Validation
2 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
3 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.30%) Web Development
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) MVC
6 1 (2.33%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.33%) Data Management
6 1 (2.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.33%) Line Management
6 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) VB
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) Java
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Remedy
2 3 (6.98%) Teradata
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.33%) Civica
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle