The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 28 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)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing VBA 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.66% 2.89% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 9.57% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 110 115 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 30.47% 30.18% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 204 134
Median daily rate £423 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Median hourly rate £187.50 £54.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.03% +186.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £181.25 £31.35 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £193.75 £76.75 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in Northamptonshire

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Northamptonshire

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in Northamptonshire

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Northampton 0 5 £450 +5.88%
VBA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for VBA.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) VB
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) VB6
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (63.64%) VB.NET
3 7 (63.64%) SAP
3 7 (63.64%) Classic ASP
3 7 (63.64%) Metadata Management
3 7 (63.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Access
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) QlikView
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Tableau

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (63.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (18.18%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) MS Access
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (9.09%) QlikView
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) HR Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) HR Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Classic ASP
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Metadata Management
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) VB
2 8 (72.73%) VB6
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (63.64%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau