The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 135 93 120
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +27
Contract jobs citing VBA 43 118 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 2.19% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.55% 4.79% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 97 69
Median daily rate £425 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -16.66%
VBA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1687 2463 2469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.50% 45.81% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 2055 1894
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £19.81 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £187.50 £116.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the City of London region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the City of London region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 61 (64.89%) SQL
2 52 (55.32%) Finance
3 43 (45.74%) Banking
4 33 (35.11%) MS Excel
5 26 (27.66%) C#
6 25 (26.60%) SQL Server
7 23 (24.47%) .NET
8 20 (21.28%) Oracle
8 20 (21.28%) Front Office
9 19 (20.21%) VB
9 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
10 15 (15.96%) Investment Banking
11 14 (14.89%) MS Access
12 11 (11.70%) MS Office
12 11 (11.70%) .NET Framework
13 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (10.64%) Asset Management
13 10 (10.64%) Fixed Income
13 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
13 10 (10.64%) Java
13 10 (10.64%) Python
13 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.57%) Analytics
14 9 (9.57%) RAD
14 9 (9.57%) Sybase
14 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (8.51%) Portfolio Management
15 8 (8.51%) JIRA
15 8 (8.51%) WinForms

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.38%) SAS
3 4 (4.26%) Apache
3 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.19%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (35.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.70%) MS Office
3 7 (7.45%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.06%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
1 1 (1.06%) Skype
1 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.89%) MS Access
3 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.32%) QlikView
7 4 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.13%) Big Data
9 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.13%) MySQL
9 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) JIRA
2 4 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.06%) Subversion
4 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 52 (55.32%) Finance
2 43 (45.74%) Banking
3 20 (21.28%) Front Office
4 15 (15.96%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 4 (4.26%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Billing
6 2 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Games
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (43.62%) Developer
2 36 (38.30%) Analyst
3 21 (22.34%) VBA Developer
4 16 (17.02%) C# Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Excel Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Excel VBA Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Applications Support
7 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
7 9 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (9.57%) Excel Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) SQL Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Front Office Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Senior VBA Developer
10 6 (6.38%) Data Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (6.38%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (5.32%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) .NET
2 11 (11.70%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.51%) WinForms
4 4 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.26%) Django
4 4 (4.26%) Spring
4 4 (4.26%) Velocity
5 3 (3.19%) WPF
5 3 (3.19%) XML
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (1.06%) ActiveX
7 1 (1.06%) CSS
7 1 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.06%) HTML5
7 1 (1.06%) Murex Flex
7 1 (1.06%) Murex MxML
7 1 (1.06%) Node.js
7 1 (1.06%) ODBC
7 1 (1.06%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (10.64%) Fixed Income
2 6 (6.38%) Derivative
2 6 (6.38%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.06%) Equities
5 1 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.06%) FMCG
5 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.06%) VMS
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (10.64%) Asset Management
2 9 (9.57%) Analytics
2 9 (9.57%) RAD
3 8 (8.51%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.32%) Functional Testing
6 5 (5.32%) OO
7 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.26%) Database Tuning
7 4 (4.26%) ETL
7 4 (4.26%) Integration Testing
7 4 (4.26%) OOP
7 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.19%) Data Management
8 3 (3.19%) Migration
8 3 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.89%) SQL
2 26 (27.66%) C#
3 19 (20.21%) VB
4 10 (10.64%) Java
4 10 (10.64%) Python
4 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.45%) C
5 7 (7.45%) C++
5 7 (7.45%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.26%) VBScript
9 3 (3.19%) R
10 2 (2.13%) Delphi
10 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.13%) Pascal
10 2 (2.13%) Perl
10 2 (2.13%) VB6
11 1 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) AAT
2 3 (3.19%) ACCA
2 3 (3.19%) CIMA
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MOS
4 1 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Control-M
2 4 (4.26%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle
2 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) Sybase
4 7 (7.45%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.38%) Bloomberg
6 5 (5.32%) Tableau
7 4 (4.26%) Charles River
7 4 (4.26%) Remedy
8 3 (3.19%) FactSet
8 3 (3.19%) Infor
8 3 (3.19%) Reuters
9 2 (2.13%) Google
9 2 (2.13%) HP
9 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.06%) BMC
10 1 (1.06%) Citrix
10 1 (1.06%) Dell
10 1 (1.06%) Informatica
10 1 (1.06%) Lotus
10 1 (1.06%) Murex