Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 14 November 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 144 167
Rank change year-on-year -34 +23 -7
Contract jobs citing VBA 53 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 1.07% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 2.78% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 28
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £318 £286
90th Percentile £516 £438 £519
England median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £29.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.54% -60.60%
England median hourly rate £18.00 £23.49 £18.25
% change year-on-year -23.38% +28.73% -17.05%

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 South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,549 2,160 2,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.32% 38.39% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,321 1,533
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -2.82%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 112 143
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +3.90% -1.91%
10th Percentile £26.25 £22.05 £20.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £49.15
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the South West

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the South West

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the South West over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in the South West

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the South West

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Bristol -13 35 £415 +10.67% 10
Somerset +1 6 £411 +16.83% 1
Gloucestershire -14 4 £556 +30.88% 1
Wiltshire -23 4 £356 -5.00% 1
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 34 (64.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (54.72%) SQL
3 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
4 23 (43.40%) Finance
5 18 (33.96%) MS Access
6 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
7 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (16.98%) Data Analysis
10 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.09%) Banking
10 8 (15.09%) C#
10 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
11 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
12 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
12 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (9.43%) SDLC
13 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.43%) .NET
13 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
14 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (7.55%) Validation
14 4 (7.55%) Teradata
14 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
14 4 (7.55%) InfoPath
14 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (5.66%) Analytics

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (64.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (7.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) 4G
1 2 (3.77%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.89%) 3G
2 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.89%) 5G
2 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (33.96%) MS Access
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) VBA Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Analyst
4 11 (20.75%) Access Developer
4 11 (20.75%) SQL Developer
5 9 (16.98%) Access VBA Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Data Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Teradata Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Excel Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Excel VBA Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Testing Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.77%) SSRS Developer
9 2 (3.77%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) ADO
2 3 (5.66%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) ODBC
4 1 (1.89%) ActiveX
4 1 (1.89%) Ajax
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
4 1 (1.89%) CSS3
4 1 (1.89%) HTML5
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Robotics
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Data Analysis
2 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) SDLC
5 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) Validation
7 3 (5.66%) Analytics
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.66%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) IT Governance
8 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Robotic Process Automation
8 2 (3.77%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Time Management
9 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) SQL
2 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
3 8 (15.09%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Teradata
3 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.77%) Pega
4 2 (3.77%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.89%) Huawei
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia
5 1 (1.89%) VMware