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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 85 65 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing VBA 22 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 2.11% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.44% 5.99% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 3
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£225 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £374 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% +88.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £23.80 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £26.60 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +23.80%
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
639 735 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.54% 35.27% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 421 339
Average daily rate £338 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 32
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 £250 - 2
Birmingham 0 6 £203 -32.50%
Warwickshire -11 4 £225 -39.18% 5
Wolverhampton +1 2 £274 - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (29.17%) VB
6 11 (22.92%) .NET
6 11 (22.92%) MS Office
7 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 10 (20.83%) OO
7 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
8 9 (18.75%) VBScript
9 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
9 8 (16.67%) Windows
9 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.58%) Analytics
10 7 (14.58%) Data Entry
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
11 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.42%) Statistics
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (10.42%) UNIX
12 5 (10.42%) Data Mining

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.25%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (22.92%) MS Office
4 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 5 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
6 1 (2.08%) CATIA
6 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.08%) Teamcenter
1 1 (2.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.42%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) Intranet
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Data Mining
3 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.25%) MS Access
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.08%) DataStage
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) OLAP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
General
1 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Report Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analytics Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Data Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Excel Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
8 1 (2.08%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Statistics
2 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.42%) Solaris
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) OO
1 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
2 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.58%) Analytics
3 7 (14.58%) Data Entry
4 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 4 (8.33%) OOP
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.25%) Predictive Analytics
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) VB
3 9 (18.75%) VBScript
4 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) VB6
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) C
8 1 (2.08%) Python
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) Java
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) HNC
3 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Symantec
3 4 (8.33%) Tableau
4 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) Siemens
5 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.08%) Cognos
5 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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