The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 30 April 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 57 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Contract jobs citing VBA 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% 2.09% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £475 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +170.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +14.28% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +123.68% -24.36%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 212 191 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.61% 25.43% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 109 101
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.70 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.41% +34.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Hertfordshire

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in Hertfordshire

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Stevenage - 2 - -
Rickmansworth +2 1 - -
VBA
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VBA.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
4 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (16.67%) Wiki
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) MS Access
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Database Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Report Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) VBA Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft