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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 114 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -25
Contract jobs citing VBA 90 159 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 2.21% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.62% 5.01% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 121 171
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -5.40%
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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
2484 3173 3063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.37% 44.12% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 2460 2353
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Average hourly rate £44.75 £38.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.76% +4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £54.50 £48.50
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 22 September 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 September 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.

1 109 (55.33%) SQL
2 96 (48.73%) Finance
3 64 (32.49%) SQL Server
4 63 (31.98%) Banking
5 58 (29.44%) MS Excel
6 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
7 41 (20.81%) C#
8 34 (17.26%) Degree
9 32 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (15.23%) Front Office
11 26 (13.20%) Investment Banking
11 26 (13.20%) .NET
12 25 (12.69%) Data Analysis
13 24 (12.18%) Oracle
14 23 (11.68%) MS Access
15 22 (11.17%) Windows
16 20 (10.15%) MS Office
17 19 (9.64%) Fixed Income
17 19 (9.64%) Analytics
18 18 (9.14%) ETL
19 17 (8.63%) VB
19 17 (8.63%) Asset Management
19 17 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
21 15 (7.61%) Sybase
21 15 (7.61%) Data Modelling
21 15 (7.61%) SAS
21 15 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
22 14 (7.11%) Investment Management
22 14 (7.11%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (7.61%) SAS
2 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.03%) Confluence
4 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 58 (29.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.15%) MS Office
3 12 (6.09%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (4.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (3.55%) MS Project
6 5 (2.54%) SPSS
7 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.51%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.51%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.51%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) LDAP
2 2 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) VLAN
3 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.51%) FCoE
3 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.51%) Multicast
3 1 (0.51%) SNMP
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (32.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) MS Access
3 17 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.60%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.57%) QlikView
8 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.06%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.52%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.02%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.02%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.02%) DB2
11 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) JIRA
2 3 (1.52%) jMock
2 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.52%) JUnit
2 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.52%) Maven
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
3 2 (1.02%) Toad
4 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.51%) ProC
4 1 (0.51%) PVCS
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 96 (48.73%) Finance
2 63 (31.98%) Banking
3 30 (15.23%) Front Office
4 26 (13.20%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.09%) Retail
6 11 (5.58%) Marketing
7 6 (3.05%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.52%) Billing
9 3 (1.52%) Back Office
9 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.02%) Publishing
10 2 (1.02%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.51%) International Banking
11 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.51%) Automotive
11 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (53.30%) Developer
2 76 (38.58%) Analyst
3 34 (17.26%) VBA Developer
4 29 (14.72%) Excel Developer
5 22 (11.17%) SQL Developer
5 22 (11.17%) Data Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) Excel VBA Developer
7 14 (7.11%) Support Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Access Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Quantitative Developer
10 7 (3.55%) RAD Developer
11 6 (3.05%) QlikView Developer
12 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
12 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Applications Support
13 4 (2.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.20%) .NET
2 11 (5.58%) XML
3 7 (3.55%) Web Services
4 6 (3.05%) Middleware
5 5 (2.54%) WPF
6 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.52%) HTML
7 3 (1.52%) J2EE
7 3 (1.52%) MDX
7 3 (1.52%) WCF
8 2 (1.02%) jQuery
8 2 (1.02%) WinForms
8 2 (1.02%) CSS
8 2 (1.02%) JSP
8 2 (1.02%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.02%) XSL
9 1 (0.51%) XSLT
9 1 (0.51%) ODBC
9 1 (0.51%) Swing
9 1 (0.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.64%) Fixed Income
3 14 (7.11%) Derivative
4 11 (5.58%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.57%) Market Risk
6 8 (4.06%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.55%) Credit Risk
8 6 (3.05%) Statistics
8 6 (3.05%) Equities
9 5 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.03%) User Experience
11 3 (1.52%) Physics
11 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.02%) Data Extraction
12 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.02%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.17%) Windows
2 10 (5.08%) UNIX
3 9 (4.57%) Linux
4 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.69%) Data Analysis
2 19 (9.64%) Analytics
3 18 (9.14%) ETL
4 17 (8.63%) Asset Management
5 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.61%) Data Modelling
7 14 (7.11%) RAD
7 14 (7.11%) Risk Management
7 14 (7.11%) Business Analysis
7 14 (7.11%) Investment Management
8 13 (6.60%) OO
9 12 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.58%) Project Management
11 10 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.08%) Data Management
12 8 (4.06%) Fund Management
13 7 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (3.55%) Migration
13 7 (3.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 109 (55.33%) SQL
2 41 (20.81%) C#
3 17 (8.63%) VB
4 14 (7.11%) C++
5 13 (6.60%) Java
6 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.54%) VBScript
8 5 (2.54%) Python
9 4 (2.03%) Perl
10 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.02%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.02%) VB6
10 2 (1.02%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.02%) C
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.51%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (17.26%) Degree
2 5 (2.54%) PhD
3 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.51%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) ACCA
4 1 (0.51%) CIMA
4 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) EMIR
3 2 (1.02%) Basel III
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) vSphere
3 1 (0.51%) vCloud
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.03%) Control-M
3 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.18%) Oracle
3 15 (7.61%) Sybase
4 8 (4.06%) Teradata
5 4 (2.03%) HP
6 3 (1.52%) JBoss
6 3 (1.52%) Trillium
6 3 (1.52%) Informatica
6 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.52%) Reuters
6 3 (1.52%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.52%) IBM
6 3 (1.52%) DataFlux
6 3 (1.52%) TSYS
7 2 (1.02%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) BI-SAM
7 2 (1.02%) Vermilion
7 2 (1.02%) FactSet
7 2 (1.02%) thinkFolio
7 2 (1.02%) Advent
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