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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 96 73 105
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +32
Contract jobs citing VBA 27 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.50% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 4.71% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £23.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.82% +9.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -2.77%
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
819 658 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.35% 31.90% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 404 438
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 32
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -28.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £15.00 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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
Birmingham -2 9 £300 +13.20% 1
Coventry +4 7 £300 +114.28% 1
Warwickshire -7 6 £288 +4.54%
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 46 (65.71%) SQL
2 31 (44.29%) MS Excel
3 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 19 (27.14%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 17 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (22.86%) VB
8 15 (21.43%) MS Office
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
10 13 (18.57%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
11 12 (17.14%) Analytics
12 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (14.29%) ITIL
13 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (12.86%) Statistics
14 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (12.86%) ITSM
14 9 (12.86%) Service Management
14 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
14 9 (12.86%) .NET
14 9 (12.86%) SAS
14 9 (12.86%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
14 9 (12.86%) ServiceNow
14 9 (12.86%) Mathematics
14 9 (12.86%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (12.86%) Data Entry
15 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 9 (12.86%) SAS
1 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (44.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.43%) MS Office
3 13 (18.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (12.86%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.43%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.43%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.14%) SAN
2 4 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) LTE
4 1 (1.43%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (11.43%) MS Access
6 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.57%) MySQL
8 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.29%) OLAP
10 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.43%) Cognos Powerplay
11 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
11 1 (1.43%) DataStage
11 1 (1.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 26 (37.14%) Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Data Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) MI Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) VBA Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Service Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Service Management Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Excel Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Excel VBA Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Report Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Data Modeller
10 3 (4.29%) Commercial Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Service Performance Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 2 (2.86%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) Classic ASP
2 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.86%) HTML
2 2 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.43%) JSON
3 1 (1.43%) MDX
3 1 (1.43%) WCF
3 1 (1.43%) WPF
3 1 (1.43%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Statistics
2 9 (12.86%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.71%) Reference Data
3 4 (5.71%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) UNIX
2 6 (8.57%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Solaris
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (17.14%) Analytics
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 9 (12.86%) ITSM
4 9 (12.86%) Service Management
4 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.86%) Data Entry
5 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.57%) Quality Management
8 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.71%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
9 4 (5.71%) ETL
9 4 (5.71%) OO
10 3 (4.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 46 (65.71%) SQL
2 16 (22.86%) VB
3 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.57%) VBScript
4 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.71%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.71%) Perl
6 1 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) C#
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) ServiceNow
3 5 (7.14%) Cognos
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.14%) VMware
4 4 (5.71%) Symantec
4 4 (5.71%) Business Objects
5 3 (4.29%) SAP
5 3 (4.29%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.43%) Siemens
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