The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 149 122
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27  
Contract jobs citing VBA 10 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.37% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.07% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 15
Median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -21.64% +7.77%  

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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1080 1303 1207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.07% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 868 765
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £56.88
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the North West

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the North West

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +8 6 £370 +5.71% 5
Cheshire - 4 £406 - 1
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) MS Access
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (27.27%) Analytics
5 6 (27.27%) Data Entry
6 5 (22.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (22.73%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (22.73%) Infographics
6 5 (22.73%) Decision Tree
6 5 (22.73%) Neural Network
6 5 (22.73%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Logistic Regression
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (22.73%) SAS
6 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (18.18%) SAP FI
7 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Logistics
7 4 (18.18%) SAP CO
7 4 (18.18%) SAP FI/CO

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (22.73%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (22.73%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP CO
1 4 (18.18%) SAP FI
1 4 (18.18%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MS Access
2 5 (22.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (18.18%) Base SAS
4 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (13.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.55%) Power BI
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) ProC
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (13.64%) Back Office
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Database Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Programme Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Access Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) SAP Developer
6 3 (13.64%) SAS Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) SAS Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Database Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Junior
8 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Junior Data Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Report Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) IDoc
2 1 (4.55%) MDX
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) Credit Risk
4 2 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
1 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) Analytics
2 6 (27.27%) Data Entry
2 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (22.73%) Critical Path Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Decision Tree
3 5 (22.73%) Infographics
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (22.73%) Logistic Regression
3 5 (22.73%) Neural Network
4 4 (18.18%) Logistics
4 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PROC SQL
2 3 (13.64%) SAS Macro
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SAS Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) JD Edwards
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau