The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 77 76 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +37
Contract jobs citing VBA 72 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 1.83% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.89% 4.66% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 24 17
Average daily rate £320 £335 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.08% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1222 922 1406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.74% 39.20% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 519 777
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 105
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.57 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VBA
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 43 £329 +19.00% 16
Wiltshire -13 13 £330 +1.53% 2
Gloucestershire +13 10 £290 - 3
Somerset - 1 £425 -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 84 (81.55%) SQL
2 54 (52.43%) Finance
3 44 (42.72%) MS Excel
4 27 (26.21%) MS Access
4 27 (26.21%) Banking
5 25 (24.27%) SQL Server
6 19 (18.45%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
8 16 (15.53%) MS Office
9 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
12 12 (11.65%) SAS
13 11 (10.68%) XML
14 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
14 10 (9.71%) Data Analysis
15 9 (8.74%) Business Analysis
15 9 (8.74%) InfoPath
15 9 (8.74%) .NET
15 9 (8.74%) Business Objects
16 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (6.80%) Teradata
17 7 (6.80%) C#
17 7 (6.80%) VB
17 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
18 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
18 6 (5.83%) HTML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (11.65%) SAS
2 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 44 (42.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.53%) MS Office
3 9 (8.74%) InfoPath
4 5 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.88%) MS Project
6 1 (0.97%) SPSS
6 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.97%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Intranet
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.21%) MS Access
2 25 (24.27%) SQL Server
3 19 (18.45%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.85%) Base SAS
8 4 (3.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.88%) QlikView
8 4 (3.88%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (3.88%) DTS
8 4 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.91%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.94%) OLAP
10 2 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 54 (52.43%) Finance
2 27 (26.21%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Billing
4 3 (2.91%) Marketing
5 2 (1.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Developer
2 39 (37.86%) Analyst
3 15 (14.56%) MI Analyst
4 10 (9.71%) Report Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Data Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (4.85%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Access Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Database Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.85%) MI Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Excel Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) VBA Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Information Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Report Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) XML
2 9 (8.74%) .NET
3 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
4 4 (3.88%) MDX
5 2 (1.94%) ActiveX
5 2 (1.94%) CSS
5 2 (1.94%) Web Services
6 1 (0.97%) XSLT
6 1 (0.97%) ODBC
6 1 (0.97%) COM
6 1 (0.97%) ADO
6 1 (0.97%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
1 2 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
2 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.94%) Windows
2 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
2 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (9.71%) Data Analysis
4 9 (8.74%) Business Analysis
5 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.85%) Analytics
8 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.88%) Migration
8 4 (3.88%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.91%) Resource Management
9 3 (2.91%) Document Management
9 3 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.91%) Workflow
9 3 (2.91%) Requirements Management
9 3 (2.91%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.91%) Waterfall
10 2 (1.94%) Test Strategy
10 2 (1.94%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 84 (81.55%) SQL
2 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
3 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.80%) VB
4 7 (6.80%) C#
5 5 (4.85%) VB6
6 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.94%) XQuery
8 1 (0.97%) XPath
8 1 (0.97%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.97%) Perl
8 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) ACCA
2 4 (3.88%) CIMA
3 3 (2.91%) Degree
3 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) MCAD
4 1 (0.97%) MCSD
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Basel III
1 5 (4.85%) FINREP
2 4 (3.88%) CRD IV
2 4 (3.88%) COREP
3 2 (1.94%) Basel II
4 1 (0.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Business Objects
3 7 (6.80%) Teradata
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle
5 4 (3.88%) IBM
5 4 (3.88%) SAP
6 3 (2.91%) Cognos
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