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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 24 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 133 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs citing VBA 9 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.83% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 2.85% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 19
Median daily rate £275 £362 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.98% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £191 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £36.21 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-55.81% +76.64%
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
1019 737 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.73% 29.20% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 437 428
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 28
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.84 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Birmingham -8 3 - - 4
Coventry -12 3 £450 +80.00%
Staffordshire -2 1 £175 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £275 -
Shropshire - 1 £275 -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VBA.

1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Tableau
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) MS Access
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) JBoss
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) DataStage
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) DataStage
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) VBA Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Access Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Access VBA Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Report Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
2 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 2 (12.50%) OOP
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
3 1 (6.25%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (6.25%) Random Forest
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Tableau
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Cadence
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) VMware