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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 109 60 84
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +24
Contract jobs citing VBA 11 56 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 2.50% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 7.85% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 7
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£275 £308 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% +22.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £388 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £11.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+231.81% -70.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -18.18%
VBA
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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
794 713 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.78% 31.82% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 408 326
Average daily rate £335 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £15.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.70 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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
Coventry +7 5 £263 +16.66% 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £275 -
Solihull -2 1 £225 -21.73%
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 2
Birmingham -20 1 £375 +17.18% 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
3 16 (38.10%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (28.57%) MS Office
5 11 (26.19%) .NET
6 10 (23.81%) OO
6 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 9 (21.43%) VBScript
7 9 (21.43%) VB
8 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
8 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) Data Mining
10 6 (14.29%) ETL
10 6 (14.29%) Business Objects
10 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 6 (14.29%) Data Architecture
10 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.90%) QA
11 5 (11.90%) Data Entry
11 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
11 5 (11.90%) Analytics
12 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (9.52%) Big Data
12 4 (9.52%) Apache Hive
12 4 (9.52%) Tableau

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
2 16 (38.10%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Intranet
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 4 (9.52%) Big Data
3 4 (9.52%) Apache Hive
3 4 (9.52%) MS Access
3 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Data Manager
5 3 (7.14%) VBA Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Excel Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Business Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) Excel VBA Developer
6 2 (4.76%) MI Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Business Objects Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) Flash
4 2 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) OO
1 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 6 (14.29%) ETL
2 6 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (11.90%) Data Entry
3 5 (11.90%) Analytics
4 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) OOP
4 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.76%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) VBScript
2 9 (21.43%) VB
3 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) VB6
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) PHP5
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) HNC
2 1 (2.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 4 (9.52%) Tableau
4 3 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
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