The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 March 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 / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 101 80
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing VBA 3 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.056% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.16% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 12
Median daily rate - £250 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.49 £17.38 £22.56
% change year-on-year +144.53% -22.98%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 591 629 518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.64% 35.00% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 394 321
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +63.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Manchester

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VBA.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) SAS
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (10.00%) PROC SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (30.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI
2 2 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) ProC
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Report Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Modular Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Swim Lanes
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PROC SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Macro
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SAS Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau