Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 176 148
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 -27
Contract jobs citing VBA 29 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.38% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 1.22% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 25
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% -8.24% +82.80%
10th Percentile £196 £263 £236
90th Percentile £473 £500 £502
England median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.69% - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £16.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +77.12% -16.73% -10.81%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,521 1,724 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.23% 31.32% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,029 950
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £244 £252 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 £23.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.11% -22.95% +6.66%
10th Percentile £17.60 £11.50 £12.48
90th Percentile £50.23 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 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
Warwickshire +14 9 £325 -33.33%
Coventry +15 6 £263 -32.26% 3
Birmingham +4 6 £450 -16.28% 7
Shropshire +13 3 £325 +18.18% 3
Walsall +3 1 £375 -3.85%
Worcestershire - 1 £213 -
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VBA.

1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) VB
5 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
5 6 (20.69%) Automotive
6 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
6 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.24%) HTML
6 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Google
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) jQuery
7 4 (13.79%) G Suite
7 4 (13.79%) Google Apps Script
7 4 (13.79%) BigQuery
7 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.34%) Validation
8 3 (10.34%) Informatica
8 3 (10.34%) C#
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
8 3 (10.34%) MS Access
8 3 (10.34%) Unix
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development

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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) G Suite
1 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) BigQuery
3 3 (10.34%) MS Access
4 2 (6.90%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (6.90%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (6.90%) DB2
4 2 (6.90%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) CA Gen
1 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Automotive
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) VBA Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Data Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.90%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) HR Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SSIS Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) SSRS Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) VB VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.90%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) Validation
2 3 (10.34%) Web Development
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
3 2 (6.90%) Data Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.90%) Line Management
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) OO
3 2 (6.90%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (6.90%) RUP
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) VB
3 4 (13.79%) Google Apps Script
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.90%) VB6
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PMO
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) RACF
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Google
4 3 (10.34%) Informatica
5 2 (6.90%) Cognos
5 2 (6.90%) DevExpress
5 2 (6.90%) Tableau
6 1 (3.45%) BEA
6 1 (3.45%) Pega
6 1 (3.45%) webMethods