Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 74 105
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 -13
Contract jobs citing VBA 10 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.78% 1.15% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.07% 4.00% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £290 £279 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +31.18% -24.11%
10th Percentile £285 £110 £179
90th Percentile £295 £488 £294
East of England median daily rate £428 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +42.50% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £21.25
90th Percentile £43.75 - £23.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +57.41% +42.11% -28.97%

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 482 400 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 37.74% 28.63% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 224 258
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +7.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £588 £514 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 26
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £44.70 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.51% +37.54% -12.16%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.96 £19.79
90th Percentile £52.91 £53.75 £40.13
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing VBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth +2 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City 0 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
VBA
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Data Entry
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Teradata
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Python

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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Report Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) VBA Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Database Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Insight Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Excel Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Excel VBA Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Insight Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) R
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism