Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 210 193
Rank change year-on-year +38 -17 -73
Contract jobs citing VBA 28 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.30% 0.64% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 31
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £299 £282 £148
90th Percentile £480 £388 £400
England median daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
North West median hourly rate - £17.50 £27.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.76% +80.88%
England median hourly rate £24.49 £16.66 £22.00
% change year-on-year +47.01% -24.30% -7.37%

VBA is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2150 2503 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.03% 36.96% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1727 1695
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £241
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 61 99
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -24.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.25 £17.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the North West over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 November 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
Cheshire +23 14 £335 +9.39% 3
Manchester +17 9 £375 - 7
Lancashire +16 4 £375 - 2
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (28.57%) Workflow
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) Change Control
7 6 (21.43%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.86%) VB
8 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) JUnit
9 4 (14.29%) MySQL
9 4 (14.29%) Linux
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 4 (14.29%) SAS
9 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (14.29%) MS Access
9 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.29%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) Microservices
9 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.29%) Coaching
9 4 (14.29%) SDLC

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 4 (14.29%) Confluence
1 4 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Slack
2 1 (3.57%) G Suite
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.29%) MS Access
2 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Base SAS
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) SAP BW
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (3.57%) BigQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SAS EBI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Jasmine
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
1 4 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (7.14%) ProC
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Planning Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Resource Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Resource Planning Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) VBA Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Database Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Resource Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Access Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Access VBA Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Resource Controller
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Teradata Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Node.js
1 4 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) MDX
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (28.57%) Workflow
3 7 (25.00%) Change Control
4 6 (21.43%) Demand Forecasting
4 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) BDD
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Coaching
5 4 (14.29%) Kanban
5 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.29%) Microservices
5 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) SFIA
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) VB
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) PROC SQL
4 2 (7.14%) SAS Macro
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos
4 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) Teradata
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau