The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 92 82 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing VBA 21 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 1.47% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 4.78% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 9
Average daily rate
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£387 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
- +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.12 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +62.85%
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 West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
760 795 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.46% 30.66% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 454 424
Average daily rate £350 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.91 £64.20 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the West Midlands region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the West Midlands region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Warwickshire +5 6 £374 +29.91% 1
Coventry 0 4 £223 -25.83% 4
Birmingham +1 3 £350 -17.64%
Wolverhampton - 1 £440 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (44.44%) SQL
1 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (20.00%) MS Access
4 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (17.78%) SAS
5 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (17.78%) Finance
6 6 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
7 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
7 5 (11.11%) Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) Data Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) Web Development
8 4 (8.89%) ETL
8 4 (8.89%) VB
9 3 (6.67%) C++
9 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
9 3 (6.67%) MS Office
9 3 (6.67%) SAP
9 3 (6.67%) MATLAB
9 3 (6.67%) SPSS
9 3 (6.67%) Automotive
9 3 (6.67%) HOOD
9 3 (6.67%) Workflow
9 3 (6.67%) Mathematics

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (17.78%) SAS
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) SPSS
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Google Apps
1 3 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.44%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MS Access
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) VBA Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Excel Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Excel VBA Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Access Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Business Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Business Objects Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Database Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Commercial Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Excel Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) XML
1 2 (4.44%) Google Maps API
1 2 (4.44%) OAuth
2 1 (2.22%) HTML5
2 1 (2.22%) Flash
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.67%) Physics
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) SCADA
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Solaris
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) Analytics
4 4 (8.89%) ETL
4 4 (8.89%) Web Development
4 4 (8.89%) Data Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (6.67%) HOOD
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) C++
4 3 (6.67%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.67%) R
4 3 (6.67%) Google Apps Script
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) VB6
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) Google
2 3 (6.67%) Tableau
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.44%) Symantec
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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