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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 108 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +19
Contract jobs citing VBA 16 61 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 2.55% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 8.19% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 10
Average daily rate
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£310 £320 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +26.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £388 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -13.72%
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
858 745 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.85% 31.17% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 432 290
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +6 7 £310 +37.77% 1
Warwickshire 0 2 - - 1
Birmingham -22 2 £363 +20.33% 4
Walsall - 2 - -
Solihull -4 1 £225 -16.27%
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (58.33%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 8 (22.22%) Project Management
4 8 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 8 (22.22%) ETL
4 8 (22.22%) MS Office
4 8 (22.22%) Data Architecture
4 8 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 6 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 6 (16.67%) Tableau
5 6 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Big Data
5 6 (16.67%) Analytics
5 6 (16.67%) Apache Spark
5 6 (16.67%) .NET
5 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 6 (16.67%) Business Objects
6 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
6 5 (13.89%) MS Access
6 5 (13.89%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.89%) Data Analytics
6 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) Predictive Analytics

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Intranet
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Data Mining
2 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 6 (16.67%) Big Data
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.89%) MS Access
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) VBA Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Excel Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Data Analytics Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Data Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Database Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (5.56%) MI Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Access Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) jQuery
4 2 (5.56%) CSS
4 2 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) Flash
5 1 (2.78%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.78%) CSS3
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) ETL
2 8 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 6 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (16.67%) Analytics
4 5 (13.89%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Data Analytics
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) OOP
5 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.56%) Data Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Web Development
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) VB
4 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) C
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) PHP5
6 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) HNC
2 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Tableau
1 6 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Cognos
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