Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 170 144
Rank change year-on-year +31 -26 +3
Contract jobs citing VBA 53 31 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.01% 0.58% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 1.40% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 51
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £285 £207 £298
90th Percentile £438 £506 £475
England median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South West median hourly rate £29.50 £22.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.09% -46.65% -
England median hourly rate £29.91 £16.66 £20.75
% change year-on-year +79.56% -19.73% -7.16%

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 2,028 2,215 2,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.51% 41.64% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 1,435 1,613
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £263
90th Percentile £540 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 157 156
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -3.66% +17.14%
10th Percentile £16.75 £21.66 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £52.38
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +5 39 £400 +21.21% 5
Wiltshire +8 6 £290 -29.70% 4
Gloucestershire +19 4 £425 +34.92% 1
Devon - 3 £355 -
Somerset -8 1 £352 -12.00% 1
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 30 (56.60%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
3 22 (41.51%) SQL
4 21 (39.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (39.62%) Banking
5 16 (30.19%) MS Access
6 11 (20.75%) .NET
6 11 (20.75%) SDLC
7 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (15.09%) Robotic Process Automation
9 7 (13.21%) Degree
9 7 (13.21%) C#
10 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
10 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
10 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
10 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
10 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
10 6 (11.32%) Blue Prism
11 5 (9.43%) Teradata
11 5 (9.43%) ActiveX
11 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (9.43%) Validation
11 5 (9.43%) Migration
11 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
12 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
13 3 (5.66%) Radio Access Network

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 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.89%) SAS
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.77%) 3G
2 2 (3.77%) 4G
3 1 (1.89%) 2G
3 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.89%) 5G
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (30.19%) MS Access
3 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.66%) Selenium
2 1 (1.89%) ERwin
2 1 (1.89%) Subversion
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (56.60%) Finance
2 21 (39.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) VBA Developer
3 15 (28.30%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Access Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Access VBA Developer
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Data Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Data Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Developer in Test
8 3 (5.66%) Excel Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Teradata Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Designer
9 2 (3.77%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Excel VBA Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) ActiveX
3 3 (5.66%) ADO
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%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) SDLC
2 8 (15.09%) Robotic Process Automation
3 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
3 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.43%) Validation
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.77%) Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Data Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.77%) High Availability
6 2 (3.77%) IT Governance
6 2 (3.77%) SDET
6 2 (3.77%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Blue Prism
3 5 (9.43%) Teradata
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) Cognos
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.89%) Huawei
6 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia
6 1 (1.89%) SAP