The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 96 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +9
Contract jobs citing VBA 102 200 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.78% 2.81% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 6.37% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 138 145
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £315 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.22% +55.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +3.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2433 3141 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.18% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 2412 2315
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 25
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
London

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 22 July 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 22 July 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.

1 122 (59.51%) SQL
2 95 (46.34%) Finance
3 54 (26.34%) MS Excel
3 54 (26.34%) Banking
4 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
5 40 (19.51%) C#
6 32 (15.61%) Degree
7 31 (15.12%) Microsoft
8 30 (14.63%) Front Office
9 29 (14.15%) Data Analysis
10 27 (13.17%) .NET
11 26 (12.68%) Fixed Income
12 25 (12.20%) Oracle
13 23 (11.22%) MS Access
13 23 (11.22%) Analytics
14 22 (10.73%) Investment Banking
15 18 (8.78%) C++
16 17 (8.29%) RAD
16 17 (8.29%) Asset Management
17 16 (7.80%) VB
17 16 (7.80%) MS Office
17 16 (7.80%) Windows
17 16 (7.80%) Relational Database
18 15 (7.32%) Data Management
18 15 (7.32%) Derivative
18 15 (7.32%) Market Risk
19 14 (6.83%) SAS
19 14 (6.83%) Business Analysis
19 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 13 (6.34%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (6.83%) SAS
2 4 (1.95%) Confluence
2 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 54 (26.34%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.80%) MS Office
3 10 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.93%) MS Project
5 5 (2.44%) SPSS
6 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.49%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.49%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.49%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.95%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) LDAP
3 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) WAN
4 1 (0.49%) SNMP
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) VLAN
4 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.49%) FCoE
4 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.49%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.22%) MS Access
3 16 (7.80%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.90%) QlikView
6 8 (3.90%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.95%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (1.46%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.98%) Siebel EIM
12 2 (0.98%) DB2
12 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) Maven
3 2 (0.98%) Subversion
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.49%) PVCS
4 1 (0.49%) Toad
4 1 (0.49%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.49%) ProC
4 1 (0.49%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) jMock
4 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (46.34%) Finance
2 54 (26.34%) Banking
3 30 (14.63%) Front Office
4 22 (10.73%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.34%) Retail
6 10 (4.88%) Marketing
7 8 (3.90%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.93%) Advertising
9 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.46%) Back Office
11 2 (0.98%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.49%) International Banking
12 1 (0.49%) Billing
12 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.49%) Publishing
12 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (46.34%) Developer
2 90 (43.90%) Analyst
3 32 (15.61%) VBA Developer
4 26 (12.68%) Business Analyst
5 24 (11.71%) Excel Developer
6 21 (10.24%) Data Analyst
7 16 (7.80%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.83%) SQL Developer
9 13 (6.34%) Excel VBA Developer
10 11 (5.37%) RAD Developer
10 11 (5.37%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Quantitative Developer
12 7 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.93%) Analyst Developer
14 5 (2.44%) Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (2.44%) Applications Support
15 4 (1.95%) Systems Analyst
15 4 (1.95%) Consultant
15 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Developer
15 4 (1.95%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.17%) .NET
2 12 (5.85%) XML
3 6 (2.93%) Middleware
3 6 (2.93%) HTML
4 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.95%) MDX
5 4 (1.95%) WCF
5 4 (1.95%) Web Services
6 3 (1.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (1.46%) STL
7 2 (0.98%) CSS
7 2 (0.98%) J2EE
7 2 (0.98%) WinForms
7 2 (0.98%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.98%) XSL
7 2 (0.98%) WPF
7 2 (0.98%) jQuery
8 1 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.49%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (0.49%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) Fixed Income
2 15 (7.32%) Derivative
2 15 (7.32%) Market Risk
3 9 (4.39%) Reference Data
3 9 (4.39%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.39%) Equities
4 7 (3.41%) Statistics
5 6 (2.93%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.95%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.95%) AS400
7 4 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.95%) iSeries
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Physics
9 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.98%) Economics
9 2 (0.98%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.80%) Windows
2 5 (2.44%) UNIX
3 4 (1.95%) Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.15%) Data Analysis
2 23 (11.22%) Analytics
3 17 (8.29%) RAD
3 17 (8.29%) Asset Management
4 15 (7.32%) Data Management
5 14 (6.83%) Business Analysis
6 13 (6.34%) ETL
6 13 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.85%) Data Modelling
7 12 (5.85%) Project Management
7 12 (5.85%) Risk Management
7 12 (5.85%) Investment Management
8 11 (5.37%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.90%) Project Planning
10 7 (3.41%) Fund Management
10 7 (3.41%) Financial Modelling
10 7 (3.41%) Validation
10 7 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.41%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 122 (59.51%) SQL
2 40 (19.51%) C#
3 18 (8.78%) C++
4 16 (7.80%) VB
5 10 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.41%) Java
7 6 (2.93%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.44%) VBScript
9 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.46%) Python
11 2 (0.98%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.98%) VB6
11 2 (0.98%) C
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.49%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (15.61%) Degree
2 8 (3.90%) PhD
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.49%) ACCA
4 1 (0.49%) CIMA
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
4 1 (0.49%) MCP
4 1 (0.49%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) QA
2 8 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.95%) Basel III
4 2 (0.98%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.49%) P3O
5 1 (0.49%) EMIR
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) vSphere
2 1 (0.49%) vCloud
2 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) Control-M
1 4 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.20%) Oracle
3 13 (6.34%) Sybase
4 6 (2.93%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.93%) Teradata
5 5 (2.44%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.46%) Reuters
6 3 (1.46%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.46%) IBM
6 3 (1.46%) Google
6 3 (1.46%) TSYS
7 2 (0.98%) BI-SAM
7 2 (0.98%) Yahoo!
7 2 (0.98%) FactSet
7 2 (0.98%) DataFlux
7 2 (0.98%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.98%) CA
7 2 (0.98%) Thunderhead
7 2 (0.98%) StatPro
7 2 (0.98%) Informatica
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago