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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 57 82 83
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Contract jobs citing VBA 64 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.69% 1.15% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.68% 3.56% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 10
Average daily rate £318 £255 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.50% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £358 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.80 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +190.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £37.80 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £37.80 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBA
England

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 24 £316 +86.02% 4
Solihull - 12 £269 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £365 -
Warwickshire -3 2 £325 -1.51%
Staffordshire - 2 £284 -
Coventry -14 1 £225 - 1
Dudley - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (67.00%) SQL
2 42 (42.00%) MS Excel
3 35 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 34 (34.00%) Finance
5 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 28 (28.00%) MS Office
6 23 (23.00%) SharePoint
7 22 (22.00%) Perl
8 21 (21.00%) Java
9 19 (19.00%) MySQL
10 16 (16.00%) .NET
10 16 (16.00%) Telecoms
11 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.00%) VB
12 12 (12.00%) C#
12 12 (12.00%) Migration
13 11 (11.00%) Agresso
14 10 (10.00%) Business Objects
14 10 (10.00%) Degree
14 10 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
15 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
16 8 (8.00%) VB.NET
16 8 (8.00%) MS Access
16 8 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
17 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
17 7 (7.00%) Retail
18 6 (6.00%) Cognos TM1
18 6 (6.00%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (23.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) SAS
3 3 (3.00%) LiveCycle
4 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.00%) Documentum
5 1 (1.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 42 (42.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (28.00%) MS Office
3 10 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Agresso
2 6 (6.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) 4G
2 2 (2.00%) 2G
2 2 (2.00%) 3G
2 2 (2.00%) LTE
3 1 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.00%) FTP
3 1 (1.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.00%) MySQL
3 8 (8.00%) MS Access
4 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.00%) OLAP
6 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.00%) QlikView
9 1 (1.00%) Cognos Powerplay
9 1 (1.00%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (1.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (34.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.00%) Banking
6 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (56.00%) Developer
2 24 (24.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Database Developer
4 11 (11.00%) VBA Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Excel Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Software Developer
5 9 (9.00%) MI Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Excel VBA Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Business Objects Developer
8 4 (4.00%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Capacity Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Capacity Management Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Designer
9 3 (3.00%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Report Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.00%) XML
3 6 (6.00%) WCF
3 6 (6.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (5.00%) CSS
4 5 (5.00%) HTML
5 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 4 (4.00%) WPF
5 4 (4.00%) LINQ
6 2 (2.00%) WinForms
6 2 (2.00%) Ajax
6 2 (2.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.00%) XSD
6 2 (2.00%) REST
6 2 (2.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.00%) SCADA
3 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.00%) Migration
2 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (5.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (4.00%) ITIL
4 4 (4.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (4.00%) Customer Insight
4 4 (4.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (4.00%) MVVM
5 3 (3.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.00%) Analytics
5 3 (3.00%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.00%) OOP
5 3 (3.00%) OO
5 3 (3.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.00%) Workflow
6 2 (2.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.00%) SQL
2 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.00%) Perl
4 21 (21.00%) Java
5 12 (12.00%) VB
5 12 (12.00%) C#
6 8 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.00%) VBScript
8 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.00%) LotusScript
9 2 (2.00%) C++
10 1 (1.00%) SAPscript
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) Python
10 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 6 (6.00%) Cognos
4 4 (4.00%) VMware
5 3 (3.00%) Adobe
6 2 (2.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.00%) Lotus
6 2 (2.00%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.00%) Infor
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix
7 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.00%) Sybase
7 1 (1.00%) Google
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago