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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing VBA 14 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.86% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 2.45% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
Median daily rate £450 £406 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £540 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £17.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+144.46% -15.24%

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
738 897 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.58% 35.22% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 555 390
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.29 £17.04 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -5 4 £450 - 2
Warwickshire -4 2 £356 +9.61%
Coventry -10 2 £325 +30.00% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £375 - 4
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) QlikView
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) SAS
4 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) VB
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Teradata
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Data Management
7 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
7 2 (10.53%) Workfront
7 2 (10.53%) PMO
7 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (10.53%) Ariba
7 2 (10.53%) VBScript
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.53%) SAP
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL
8 1 (5.26%) Cognos
8 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.26%) C#

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 5 (26.32%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Workfront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) QlikView
2 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) VBA Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Excel Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Excel VBA Developer
4 3 (15.79%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Access Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Access VBA Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QlikView Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Teradata Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) Cost Estimator
6 1 (5.26%) HR Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) VB VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) HOOD
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Teradata
2 2 (10.53%) Ariba
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau