Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 137 174
Rank change year-on-year -33 +37 -18
Contract jobs citing VBA 52 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 1.00% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.01% 2.60% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 24
South West median daily rate £424 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £207
90th Percentile £511 £438 £506
England median daily rate £420 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -1.18% +11.84% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South West median hourly rate - £29.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.09% -46.65%
England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year -38.98% +77.12% -16.73%

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 2,592 2,039 2,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.67% 38.61% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 1,249 1,440
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £272 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 87 162
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -3.01%
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.75 £21.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -16 36 £425 +6.25% 7
Somerset 0 4 £411 +16.83%
Gloucestershire -11 4 £556 +30.88% 1
Wiltshire -45 4 £356 +22.84% 5
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 28 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 23 (44.23%) Finance
5 15 (28.85%) MS Access
6 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
7 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
8 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (15.38%) C#
10 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
10 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (13.46%) Banking
11 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
11 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
11 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
11 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (9.62%) SDLC
12 5 (9.62%) .NET
12 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
13 4 (7.69%) InfoPath
13 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (7.69%) Validation
13 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (5.77%) IBM

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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (7.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) 4G
1 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.92%) 3G
2 1 (1.92%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.92%) 5G
2 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.85%) MS Access
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.92%) Power BI
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) VBA Developer
3 15 (28.85%) SQL Developer
4 10 (19.23%) Analyst
5 9 (17.31%) Access Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Access VBA Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Excel Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Excel VBA Developer
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Testing Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.85%) SSRS Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Teradata Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) ActiveX
4 1 (1.92%) ADO
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Robotics
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
2 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
2 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
3 5 (9.62%) SDLC
4 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.77%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Analytics
6 2 (3.85%) IT Governance
6 2 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (1.92%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 1 (1.92%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (1.92%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (1.92%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Pega
3 2 (3.85%) Tableau
3 2 (3.85%) Teradata
4 1 (1.92%) Anaplan
4 1 (1.92%) Huawei
4 1 (1.92%) Nokia
4 1 (1.92%) VMware