Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 165 156
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9 -13
Contract jobs citing VBA 59 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.06% 0.68% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 1.67% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 57
South West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £318 £286 £187
90th Percentile £438 £519 £471
England median daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
South West median hourly rate £29.50 £16.25 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.54% -60.60% -
England median hourly rate £24.49 £16.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year +47.01% -25.98% +2.27%

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 2124 2341 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.15% 40.73% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1517 1714
South West median daily rate £386 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -2.03% +3.50%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £493
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 172
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.14%
10th Percentile £16.75 £20.05 £24.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.00 £54.53
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Bristol +11 40 £388 +0.45%
Somerset 0 7 £352 -12.00%
Gloucestershire +27 5 £425 +2.41%
Wiltshire 0 3 £375 -9.09%
Devon - 3 £355 -
Dorset +5 1 £345 +84.00%
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South West region with a requirement for VBA.

1 41 (69.49%) Finance
2 27 (45.76%) SQL Server
3 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (33.90%) SQL
5 17 (28.81%) MS Access
6 16 (27.12%) Banking
7 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
8 13 (22.03%) SDLC
9 11 (18.64%) .NET
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (15.25%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
11 8 (13.56%) Oracle
11 8 (13.56%) C#
11 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.17%) Migration
12 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.17%) Teradata
12 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
13 5 (8.47%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (8.47%) ActiveX
13 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (8.47%) Retail
13 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
13 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
14 4 (6.78%) Mathematics
14 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
14 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (6.78%) Windows
14 4 (6.78%) VB

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 2 (3.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.39%) 3G
2 2 (3.39%) 4G
3 1 (1.69%) 2G
3 1 (1.69%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.69%) 5G
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.81%) MS Access
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Subversion
1 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.69%) ERwin
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 41 (69.49%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Billing
6 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) Analyst
3 15 (25.42%) VBA Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Access Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Access VBA Developer
5 7 (11.86%) SQL Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Data Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Commercial Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (8.47%) SQL Data Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Excel Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Teradata Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (3.39%) Designer
9 2 (3.39%) Programmer
9 2 (3.39%) SSIS Developer
9 2 (3.39%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) ActiveX
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.08%) ADO
5 2 (3.39%) Ajax
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) WPF
5 2 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) SDLC
2 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
3 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
3 6 (10.17%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.78%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.78%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.08%) MVC
5 3 (5.08%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (5.08%) Validation
6 2 (3.39%) Analytics
6 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) High Availability
6 2 (3.39%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.69%) Data Analytics
7 1 (1.69%) Resilience Testing
7 1 (1.69%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) VB
3 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 6 (10.17%) Teradata
4 4 (6.78%) Blue Prism
5 3 (5.08%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) Cognos
6 2 (3.39%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.69%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.69%) Huawei
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Nokia
7 1 (1.69%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) Sitecore