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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 88 113 76
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -37
Contract jobs citing VBA 126 118 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.21% 1.67% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.04% 3.93% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 95 126
Average daily rate
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£466 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £23.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +38.23%
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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
2498 3005 2560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.82% 42.44% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2338 2002
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.22 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.69 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBA.

1 121 (55.76%) SQL
2 89 (41.01%) Finance
3 70 (32.26%) SQL Server
3 70 (32.26%) MS Excel
4 69 (31.80%) Banking
5 54 (24.88%) Microsoft
6 42 (19.35%) C#
7 34 (15.67%) Front Office
8 33 (15.21%) .NET
9 29 (13.36%) MS Office
9 29 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (12.44%) Investment Banking
11 26 (11.98%) Windows
12 25 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (11.06%) RAD
14 23 (10.60%) VB
14 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (10.60%) Degree
15 22 (10.14%) Java
15 22 (10.14%) Oracle
15 22 (10.14%) ETL
16 20 (9.22%) Data Modelling
16 20 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (8.29%) Data Analysis
19 16 (7.37%) T-SQL
19 16 (7.37%) Analytics
20 15 (6.91%) Derivative
20 15 (6.91%) JavaScript

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.61%) SAS
2 9 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.84%) Confluence
4 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.38%) JBoss
4 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 29 (13.36%) MS Office
3 9 (4.15%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) MS Project
5 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.46%) SPSS
6 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.92%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.46%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.46%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.46%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.46%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) ATM
2 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) LDAP
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.45%) MS Access
4 14 (6.45%) QlikView
5 13 (5.99%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.38%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.38%) MySQL
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.92%) OLTP
11 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (3.69%) JIRA
2 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.38%) jMock
3 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (1.38%) Toad
3 3 (1.38%) JUnit
3 3 (1.38%) Maven
4 2 (0.92%) Subversion
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.46%) ProC
5 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 89 (41.01%) Finance
2 69 (31.80%) Banking
3 34 (15.67%) Front Office
4 27 (12.44%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.99%) Retail
6 5 (2.30%) Publishing
6 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.84%) Back Office
7 4 (1.84%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Billing
8 3 (1.38%) Games
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.92%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (52.53%) Developer
2 70 (32.26%) Analyst
3 36 (16.59%) VBA Developer
4 33 (15.21%) Excel Developer
5 28 (12.90%) SQL Developer
6 20 (9.22%) Data Analyst
7 14 (6.45%) Excel VBA Developer
8 12 (5.53%) Business Analyst
8 12 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.61%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.61%) RAD Developer
10 7 (3.23%) QlikView Developer
11 6 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.76%) Information Analyst
12 5 (2.30%) NHS Information Analyst
12 5 (2.30%) Quantitative Developer
12 5 (2.30%) Access Developer
12 5 (2.30%) Applications Support
13 4 (1.84%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.21%) .NET
2 15 (6.91%) XML
3 12 (5.53%) HTML
4 7 (3.23%) Web Services
4 7 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.76%) WPF
5 6 (2.76%) jQuery
6 5 (2.30%) CSS
7 4 (1.84%) XSLT
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.38%) Middleware
8 3 (1.38%) XHTML
8 3 (1.38%) JSP
9 2 (0.92%) J2EE
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) MDX
9 2 (0.92%) WCF
10 1 (0.46%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.91%) Derivative
3 14 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 13 (5.99%) Equities
5 12 (5.53%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.69%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.23%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.76%) User Experience
9 5 (2.30%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.30%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.30%) NHS
10 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.84%) Data Conversion
10 4 (1.84%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.84%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.84%) Statistics
10 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.38%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.98%) Windows
2 9 (4.15%) Windows 7
2 9 (4.15%) UNIX
3 8 (3.69%) Linux
4 6 (2.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.06%) RAD
2 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.14%) ETL
4 20 (9.22%) Data Modelling
5 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (8.29%) Data Analysis
7 16 (7.37%) Analytics
8 14 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 13 (5.99%) Investment Management
9 13 (5.99%) Migration
9 13 (5.99%) OO
10 12 (5.53%) Data Management
10 12 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.07%) Financial Modelling
12 9 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.15%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.69%) Project Management
13 8 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (55.76%) SQL
2 42 (19.35%) C#
3 23 (10.60%) VB
4 22 (10.14%) Java
5 16 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.15%) C++
8 8 (3.69%) Python
8 8 (3.69%) Perl
8 8 (3.69%) VBScript
9 7 (3.23%) VB6
10 5 (2.30%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.38%) R
11 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.92%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.46%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.46%) XPath
13 1 (0.46%) Scala
13 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (10.60%) Degree
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.92%) PhD
3 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) IIBA
4 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) P3O
3 1 (0.46%) EMIR
3 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) Basel III
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.30%) Control-M
2 4 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.92%) SCCM
3 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (24.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.14%) Oracle
3 10 (4.61%) Sybase
4 7 (3.23%) Tableau
4 7 (3.23%) Teradata
5 6 (2.76%) Bloomberg
5 6 (2.76%) thinkFolio
6 5 (2.30%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.84%) Cognos
7 4 (1.84%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.38%) Reuters
8 3 (1.38%) Charles River
8 3 (1.38%) HP
9 2 (0.92%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.92%) VMware
9 2 (0.92%) Google
9 2 (0.92%) SAP
9 2 (0.92%) IBM
9 2 (0.92%) CODA
9 2 (0.92%) Fidessa
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