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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 121 110 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -48
Contract jobs citing VBA 15 15 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.55% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.72% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 26
Average daily rate £250 £293 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% -8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £333 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.61 £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.96% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +14.18%
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
944 871 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.63% 31.98% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 534 436
Average daily rate £383 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 47 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £19.66 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 8 £210 -32.25%
Birmingham +4 2 - - 4
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 2
Solihull -9 1 £400 +77.77%
Shropshire - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (22.22%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) MS Office
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) Logistics
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
7 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (18.52%) MS Access
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (14.81%) NetCracker
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (14.81%) BT
8 4 (14.81%) C#
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
8 4 (14.81%) Nokia
8 4 (14.81%) Siemens
8 4 (14.81%) 3G
8 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (14.81%) Virgin Media

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Wireless
2 4 (14.81%) 3G
3 2 (7.41%) Extranet
3 2 (7.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MS Access
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (7.41%) DataStage
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.41%) QlikView
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Performance Manager
3 6 (22.22%) Quality Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Access Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Access VBA Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Excel Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) VBA Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Excel Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Report Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Asset Management Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ADO
2 2 (7.41%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Chemistry
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Physics
2 1 (3.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
3 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (18.52%) Logistics
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Line Management
6 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) ETL Development
7 1 (3.70%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (14.81%) Arqiva
3 4 (14.81%) BT
3 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
3 4 (14.81%) Huawei
3 4 (14.81%) NetCracker
3 4 (14.81%) Nokia
3 4 (14.81%) Nokia Networks
3 4 (14.81%) Siemens
3 4 (14.81%) Telindus
3 4 (14.81%) Virgin Media
3 4 (14.81%) ZTE
4 2 (7.41%) Tableau
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago