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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 135 97 76
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -21
Contract jobs citing VBA 7 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 1.06% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 3.25% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 24
Median daily rate £400 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £329
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £17.32 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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
977 769 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.73% 32.57% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 469 434
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £37.50 £39.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +3.49%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Warwickshire -6 3 £350 -
Birmingham -8 3 £500 +42.85%
Coventry -17 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (20.00%) Wireless
5 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) MS Office
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Logistics
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 5 (16.67%) Tableau
6 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (16.67%) MS Access
6 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (13.33%) BT
7 4 (13.33%) 3G
7 4 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (13.33%) Ericsson
7 4 (13.33%) Nokia
7 4 (13.33%) Siemens
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (13.33%) ZTE

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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) 3G
3 2 (6.67%) Extranet
3 2 (6.67%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (16.67%) MS Access
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) DataStage
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.67%) JMeter
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Quality Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Access Developer
3 5 (16.67%) VBA Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Access VBA Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Excel Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Excel Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Excel VBA Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ADO
2 2 (6.67%) DAO
2 2 (6.67%) RESTful
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Neural Network
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Physics
4 1 (3.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 5 (16.67%) Logistics
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) Tableau
4 4 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (13.33%) Arqiva
4 4 (13.33%) BT
4 4 (13.33%) Ericsson
4 4 (13.33%) Huawei
4 4 (13.33%) NetCracker
4 4 (13.33%) Nokia
4 4 (13.33%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (13.33%) Siemens
4 4 (13.33%) Telindus
4 4 (13.33%) Virgin Media
4 4 (13.33%) ZTE
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Cadence
6 1 (3.33%) IBM