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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 93 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing VBA 41 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 2.07% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 5.44% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 20
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£355 £311 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.05% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.37 £98.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.81 £22.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -41.13%
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
1119 1214 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.98% 38.10% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 753 467
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 66 50
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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 -8 28 £350 +9.37% 12
Wiltshire +7 5 £400 +21.21% 2
Somerset +10 2 £400 +10.34%
Gloucestershire -17 2 £185 -9.75% 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 42 (62.69%) SQL
2 29 (43.28%) Finance
3 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
4 18 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (25.37%) MS Excel
6 16 (23.88%) VB
7 15 (22.39%) .NET
7 15 (22.39%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (20.90%) MS Access
8 14 (20.90%) Banking
9 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
9 13 (19.40%) SAS
9 13 (19.40%) VB.NET
9 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.42%) HTML
10 11 (16.42%) Business Objects
10 11 (16.42%) MS Project
10 11 (16.42%) CSS
11 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
11 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
11 10 (14.93%) SAP
11 10 (14.93%) Oracle
11 10 (14.93%) Java
11 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (14.93%) Open Source
11 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 9 (13.43%) V-Model
12 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (19.40%) SAS
2 2 (2.99%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.42%) MS Project
3 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (2.99%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.39%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (20.90%) MS Access
4 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (11.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database
7 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.46%) Base SAS
8 4 (5.97%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 4 (5.97%) SAP BW
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (1.49%) SAP BI
11 1 (1.49%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
1 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (61.19%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Programmer
4 7 (10.45%) VBA Developer
4 7 (10.45%) TM1 Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Business Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) MI Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Excel Developer
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Data Quality Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Insight Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
2 11 (16.42%) CSS
3 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.96%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) ADO
6 1 (1.49%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Open Source
2 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) GIS
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
3 9 (13.43%) Scrum
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) TDD
3 9 (13.43%) V-Model
3 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
4 7 (10.45%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (5.97%) Data Transformation
6 4 (5.97%) Propensity Modelling
6 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.48%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.48%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.48%) Analytics
7 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.48%) Data Management
7 3 (4.48%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) VB
3 13 (19.40%) VB.NET
4 10 (14.93%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.99%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.48%) SLA
4 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Business Objects
3 10 (14.93%) SAP
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Teradata
5 2 (2.99%) Cognos
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
5 2 (2.99%) ESRI
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