The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 80 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing VBA 38 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.43% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.27% 4.38% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £136 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £366 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.40 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +22.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.11% -15.00%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
721 639 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.78% 32.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 335 395
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -1 9 £288 +4.54% 1
Coventry -11 9 £300 +122.22% 1
Birmingham 0 6 £275 +1.85%
Staffordshire +6 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 65 (68.42%) SQL
2 46 (48.42%) MS Excel
3 35 (36.84%) MS Office
3 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 25 (26.32%) SharePoint
5 25 (26.32%) Finance
6 24 (25.26%) Perl
7 23 (24.21%) Java
8 22 (23.16%) MySQL
8 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
9 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
10 15 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (15.79%) VB
11 13 (13.68%) .NET
12 12 (12.63%) Business Analysis
13 11 (11.58%) SAS
13 11 (11.58%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (10.53%) Analytics
14 10 (10.53%) MS Access
14 10 (10.53%) Migration
15 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (8.42%) MS Visio
16 8 (8.42%) VB.NET
16 8 (8.42%) MS PowerPoint
17 7 (7.37%) Quality Management
17 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 25 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.58%) SAS
3 2 (2.11%) IIS
3 2 (2.11%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.05%) FileNet
4 1 (1.05%) Documentum
Applications
1 46 (48.42%) MS Excel
2 35 (36.84%) MS Office
3 11 (11.58%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (8.42%) MS Visio
4 8 (8.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.05%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.05%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) LTE
2 3 (3.16%) 4G
3 2 (2.11%) 3G
3 2 (2.11%) 2G
4 1 (1.05%) Intranet
4 1 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (1.05%) Extranet
4 1 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (23.16%) MySQL
3 10 (10.53%) MS Access
4 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.11%) OLAP
11 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
11 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Front Office
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (53.68%) Developer
2 32 (33.68%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Database Developer
4 11 (11.58%) VBA Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Software Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) MI Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Excel Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Excel VBA Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Service Management Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Access Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Consultant
11 3 (3.16%) Commercial Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Service Performance Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Designer
12 2 (2.11%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) HTML
2 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.32%) CSS
4 2 (2.11%) XML
4 2 (2.11%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.05%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.05%) JSON
5 1 (1.05%) WCF
5 1 (1.05%) WPF
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mathematics
2 6 (6.32%) Statistics
3 4 (4.21%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.21%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.11%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) UNIX
2 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (12.63%) Business Analysis
3 10 (10.53%) Migration
3 10 (10.53%) Analytics
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) Quality Management
5 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.32%) Service Management
5 6 (6.32%) ITSM
5 6 (6.32%) Data Entry
6 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.21%) OO
7 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.16%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.16%) Data Modelling
8 3 (3.16%) ETL
8 3 (3.16%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.16%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 65 (68.42%) SQL
2 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 24 (25.26%) Perl
4 23 (24.21%) Java
5 15 (15.79%) VB
6 8 (8.42%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.32%) C#
8 5 (5.26%) VBScript
9 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) C++
11 1 (1.05%) C
11 1 (1.05%) Python
11 1 (1.05%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.26%) Cognos
3 5 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Adobe
6 1 (1.05%) VMware
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