Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 189 141
Rank change year-on-year +38 -48 -60
Contract jobs citing VBA 27 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 1.13% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 20
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +14.75% -4.69%
10th Percentile £235 £210 £211
90th Percentile £469 £525 £394
England median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.31 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% -10.12% -27.44%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.31 £12.35
90th Percentile £18.50 £19.10 £31.70
England median hourly rate £26.99 £19.61 £21.25
% change year-on-year +37.65% -7.72% -3.41%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1381 1949 1584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.39% 32.32% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1205 943
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £510 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.00 £24.75 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.37% -7.80% -12.70%
10th Percentile £19.75 £12.59 £14.80
90th Percentile £73.75 £39.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.86%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the West Midlands

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the West Midlands

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in the West Midlands

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the West Midlands

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Birmingham +22 12 £419 -16.25% 2
Coventry +13 6 £325 +54.76% 1
Warwickshire +5 3 £170 -51.43% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
Shropshire +35 2 £425 -
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VBA.

1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (22.22%) Automotive
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (18.52%) Workflow
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
6 5 (18.52%) CSS
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (14.81%) MS Access
7 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
7 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
7 4 (14.81%) ThingWorx
7 4 (14.81%) WCF
7 4 (14.81%) WPF
7 4 (14.81%) SCADA
7 4 (14.81%) HTML5
8 3 (11.11%) QlikView
8 3 (11.11%) User Experience
8 3 (11.11%) SAS
8 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 3 (11.11%) VB

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (14.81%) ThingWorx
2 3 (11.11%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (14.81%) MS Access
2 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
2 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) QlikView
4 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Excel Developer
4 5 (18.52%) VBA Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Designer
5 3 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) UX Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Access Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Access VBA Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) HTML5
4 4 (14.81%) WCF
4 4 (14.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) SCADA
3 3 (11.11%) User Experience
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
3 2 (7.41%) HOOD
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Document Management
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) System Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
3 3 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Teradata
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com