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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 71 107 72
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -35
Contract jobs citing VBA 141 107 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.54% 1.61% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.73% 3.79% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 84 115
Average daily rate
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£450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £643 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £32.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +24.35%
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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
2459 2823 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.34% 42.46% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2025 2174 1864
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 39
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £22.06 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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.

1 130 (56.77%) SQL
2 90 (39.30%) Finance
3 77 (33.62%) MS Excel
4 76 (33.19%) SQL Server
5 70 (30.57%) Banking
6 61 (26.64%) Microsoft
7 46 (20.09%) C#
8 37 (16.16%) .NET
9 35 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (13.97%) RAD
10 32 (13.97%) Front Office
11 29 (12.66%) MS Office
12 28 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (11.35%) Windows
14 25 (10.92%) Java
14 25 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (10.48%) Degree
15 24 (10.48%) Oracle
15 24 (10.48%) Investment Banking
16 23 (10.04%) T-SQL
16 23 (10.04%) VB
17 22 (9.61%) Data Modelling
17 22 (9.61%) ETL
18 20 (8.73%) Analytics
19 18 (7.86%) Derivative
19 18 (7.86%) Data Analysis
19 18 (7.86%) Equities

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (4.37%) SAS
2 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.75%) Confluence
4 3 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.31%) JBoss
5 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 77 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 29 (12.66%) MS Office
3 12 (5.24%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.75%) MS Project
6 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.87%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.87%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.44%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.44%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) LDAP
2 1 (0.44%) ATM
2 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (33.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (7.42%) QlikView
6 14 (6.11%) MS Access
7 12 (5.24%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.80%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.31%) MySQL
12 3 (1.31%) Base SAS
13 2 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (0.87%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.87%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.49%) JIRA
2 7 (3.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.31%) JUnit
4 3 (1.31%) Toad
4 3 (1.31%) jMock
4 3 (1.31%) Maven
5 2 (0.87%) Subversion
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.44%) ProC
6 1 (0.44%) NUnit
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 90 (39.30%) Finance
2 70 (30.57%) Banking
3 32 (13.97%) Front Office
4 24 (10.48%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.11%) Retail
6 4 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Back Office
6 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.75%) Publishing
7 3 (1.31%) Games
7 3 (1.31%) Billing
7 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 122 (53.28%) Developer
2 76 (33.19%) Analyst
3 38 (16.59%) Excel Developer
4 37 (16.16%) VBA Developer
5 28 (12.23%) SQL Developer
6 27 (11.79%) Data Analyst
7 15 (6.55%) Excel VBA Developer
8 14 (6.11%) Business Analyst
9 13 (5.68%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.80%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.37%) Information Analyst
11 10 (4.37%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.37%) RAD Developer
12 9 (3.93%) NHS Information Analyst
13 8 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.06%) Senior VBA Developer
15 6 (2.62%) NHS Data Analyst
15 6 (2.62%) Analyst Developer
15 6 (2.62%) Access Developer
16 5 (2.18%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.16%) .NET
2 17 (7.42%) XML
3 12 (5.24%) HTML
4 8 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.49%) XSLT
5 6 (2.62%) WPF
5 6 (2.62%) jQuery
6 5 (2.18%) CSS
6 5 (2.18%) Web Services
7 4 (1.75%) RESTful
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.31%) Middleware
8 3 (1.31%) JSP
8 3 (1.31%) XHTML
9 2 (0.87%) J2EE
9 2 (0.87%) JSON
9 2 (0.87%) MDX
10 1 (0.44%) WCF
10 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.86%) Equities
2 18 (7.86%) Derivative
3 11 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.93%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.93%) NHS
4 9 (3.93%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.06%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.06%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (2.62%) Market Risk
6 6 (2.62%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.18%) User Experience
8 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.75%) Statistics
8 4 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.75%) Data Conversion
9 3 (1.31%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.35%) Windows
2 9 (3.93%) Windows 7
2 9 (3.93%) UNIX
3 8 (3.49%) Linux
4 6 (2.62%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.97%) RAD
2 28 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (9.61%) ETL
4 22 (9.61%) Data Modelling
5 20 (8.73%) Analytics
6 18 (7.86%) Data Analysis
7 14 (6.11%) Migration
8 13 (5.68%) Asset Management
8 13 (5.68%) Data Management
8 13 (5.68%) Investment Management
9 12 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (5.24%) OO
10 11 (4.80%) Financial Modelling
11 10 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (3.93%) TDD
12 9 (3.93%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (56.77%) SQL
2 46 (20.09%) C#
3 25 (10.92%) Java
4 23 (10.04%) T-SQL
4 23 (10.04%) VB
5 13 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.80%) Python
7 9 (3.93%) Perl
8 7 (3.06%) C++
8 7 (3.06%) VBScript
9 6 (2.62%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.62%) VB6
10 4 (1.75%) R
11 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.31%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.87%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.44%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.44%) Ruby
13 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (10.48%) Degree
2 5 (2.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.44%) IIBA
3 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.44%) MCSE
3 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.68%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) P3O
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.44%) Basel III
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) Control-M
2 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.87%) SCCM
3 2 (0.87%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.48%) Oracle
3 14 (6.11%) Tableau
4 10 (4.37%) Sybase
5 7 (3.06%) Teradata
6 6 (2.62%) Bloomberg
6 6 (2.62%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.62%) Cognos
7 5 (2.18%) thinkFolio
8 4 (1.75%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.31%) Reuters
9 3 (1.31%) Charles River
9 3 (1.31%) Google
9 3 (1.31%) HP
10 2 (0.87%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.87%) IBM
10 2 (0.87%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.87%) Adobe
10 2 (0.87%) Advent
10 2 (0.87%) Ab Initio
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