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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 88 113 73
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -40
Contract jobs citing VBA 114 92 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.12% 1.56% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.62% 3.67% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 70 142
Average daily rate
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£463 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £327 £311
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.12 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +62.85%
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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
2469 2506 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.82% 42.48% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2064 1922 2493
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 17
Average hourly rate £30.43 £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.62% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £16.25 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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.

1 145 (61.70%) SQL
2 112 (47.66%) Finance
3 77 (32.77%) SQL Server
4 73 (31.06%) MS Excel
5 68 (28.94%) Banking
6 55 (23.40%) .NET
7 53 (22.55%) C#
8 45 (19.15%) Oracle
9 42 (17.87%) Microsoft
10 38 (16.17%) Front Office
11 34 (14.47%) ETL
12 33 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (14.04%) Investment Banking
13 31 (13.19%) MS Access
14 29 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (11.06%) RAD
15 26 (11.06%) T-SQL
16 24 (10.21%) SharePoint
16 24 (10.21%) Risk Management
17 23 (9.79%) Data Analysis
18 22 (9.36%) Fixed Income
18 22 (9.36%) Degree
19 21 (8.94%) Relational Database
19 21 (8.94%) NHS
20 19 (8.09%) Derivative
20 19 (8.09%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 24 (10.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.26%) SAS
3 4 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 73 (31.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.23%) MS Office
3 11 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.83%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (1.70%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (1.28%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.28%) Global One
3 3 (1.28%) Maximo
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.43%) HFM
4 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.43%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.43%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (32.77%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (13.19%) MS Access
4 29 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (8.94%) Relational Database
7 16 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (5.11%) QlikView
8 12 (5.11%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (3.83%) Essbase
9 9 (3.83%) Data Mining
9 9 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.83%) Hyperion Smart View
9 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.70%) OLAP
13 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) jMock
4 1 (0.43%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 112 (47.66%) Finance
2 68 (28.94%) Banking
3 38 (16.17%) Front Office
4 33 (14.04%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.40%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.55%) Retail
8 4 (1.70%) Legal
9 3 (1.28%) Advertising
9 3 (1.28%) Back Office
9 3 (1.28%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.28%) Turkish Language
9 3 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 112 (47.66%) Developer
2 96 (40.85%) Analyst
3 41 (17.45%) VBA Developer
4 24 (10.21%) Excel Developer
4 24 (10.21%) Data Analyst
5 21 (8.94%) Business Analyst
6 18 (7.66%) Excel VBA Developer
7 16 (6.81%) SQL Developer
8 14 (5.96%) Information Analyst
8 14 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (5.96%) C# Developer
9 13 (5.53%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (5.11%) RAD Developer
11 11 (4.68%) NHS Information Analyst
12 9 (3.83%) Senior Information Analyst
13 8 (3.40%) WPF Developer
13 8 (3.40%) Hyperion Developer
13 8 (3.40%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.98%) Technical Business Analyst
14 7 (2.98%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.40%) .NET
2 16 (6.81%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.11%) XML
3 12 (5.11%) WPF
4 9 (3.83%) WinForms
5 7 (2.98%) Web Services
6 6 (2.55%) HTML
7 4 (1.70%) DOM
7 4 (1.70%) WCF
8 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.85%) CSS
9 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.85%) REST
9 2 (0.85%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.43%) jQuery
10 1 (0.43%) OAuth
10 1 (0.43%) HTML5
10 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.43%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.36%) Fixed Income
3 21 (8.94%) NHS
4 19 (8.09%) Derivative
5 15 (6.38%) Mathematics
5 15 (6.38%) Market Risk
6 14 (5.96%) Data Extraction
7 10 (4.26%) Credit Risk
8 9 (3.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 9 (3.83%) Statistics
9 8 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (3.40%) Equities
10 7 (2.98%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (2.13%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (1.70%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.85%) Swaptions
14 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.68%) Windows
2 8 (3.40%) UNIX
3 2 (0.85%) Linux
3 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.47%) ETL
2 33 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (11.06%) RAD
5 24 (10.21%) Risk Management
6 23 (9.79%) Data Analysis
7 19 (8.09%) Analytics
8 17 (7.23%) Data Modelling
9 16 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.38%) Asset Management
10 15 (6.38%) Data Management
11 14 (5.96%) Business Analysis
12 12 (5.11%) Scrum
12 12 (5.11%) Project Management
13 11 (4.68%) Migration
13 11 (4.68%) SDLC
14 10 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (3.83%) DRM
16 8 (3.40%) Portfolio Management
17 7 (2.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 145 (61.70%) SQL
2 53 (22.55%) C#
3 26 (11.06%) T-SQL
4 16 (6.81%) VB.NET
4 16 (6.81%) Python
5 15 (6.38%) Java
6 14 (5.96%) C++
6 14 (5.96%) VB
7 6 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.13%) Perl
9 4 (1.70%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.28%) Ruby
10 3 (1.28%) R
11 2 (0.85%) VB6
11 2 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) UniBasic
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.36%) Degree
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.43%) ACCA
3 1 (0.43%) CIMA
3 1 (0.43%) CFA
3 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) MCP
3 1 (0.43%) MCSE
3 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) QA
2 6 (2.55%) Solvency II
2 6 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) Basel II
4 1 (0.43%) COREP
System Software
1 5 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Control-M
2 1 (0.43%) Nagios
2 1 (0.43%) WMI
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (19.15%) Oracle
2 42 (17.87%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.81%) Tableau
4 11 (4.68%) Hyperion
5 6 (2.55%) Cognos
5 6 (2.55%) WorldPay
6 5 (2.13%) Sybase
6 5 (2.13%) SAP
7 4 (1.70%) CODA
7 4 (1.70%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.70%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.28%) IBM
8 3 (1.28%) Reuters
8 3 (1.28%) Informatica
8 3 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.28%) Sun
9 2 (0.85%) Murex
9 2 (0.85%) SunGard
9 2 (0.85%) HP
10 1 (0.43%) Progress
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