The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VBA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 78
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VBA 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% - 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £406 - £341
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 - £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 - £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% -  

VBA is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 255 374 390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.41% 40.70% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 283 259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in Cheshire

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Cheshire

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in Cheshire

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £388 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £425 -
VBA
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VBA.

1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Translating Business Requirements
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) Logistic Regression
4 5 (38.46%) Neural Network
4 5 (38.46%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (38.46%) Infographics
4 5 (38.46%) Decision Tree
4 5 (38.46%) Analytics
5 4 (30.77%) IDoc
5 4 (30.77%) Logistics
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (30.77%) SAP CO
5 4 (30.77%) SAP
5 4 (30.77%) MS Access
5 4 (30.77%) SAP FI
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Back Office
6 3 (23.08%) Change Control
6 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
6 3 (23.08%) Visualisation

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP CO
1 4 (30.77%) SAP FI
1 4 (30.77%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MS Access
2 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ProC
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Back Office
3 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Programme Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Access Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Database Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) SAP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) IDoc
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) RIA
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (38.46%) Analytics
3 5 (38.46%) Critical Path Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Decision Tree
3 5 (38.46%) Infographics
3 5 (38.46%) Logistic Regression
3 5 (38.46%) Neural Network
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Logistics
5 3 (23.08%) Change Control
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (23.08%) Data Entry
5 3 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (23.08%) Earned Value Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
6 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle