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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 112 102 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -39
Contract jobs citing VBA 99 135 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.68% 1.86% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 4.31% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 108 166
Average daily rate
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£475 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £272 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
VBA
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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
2519 3132 2842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.85% 43.13% 39.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2439 2201
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 October 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.

1 111 (54.95%) SQL
2 88 (43.56%) Finance
3 64 (31.68%) SQL Server
3 64 (31.68%) Banking
4 61 (30.20%) MS Excel
5 48 (23.76%) Microsoft
6 36 (17.82%) C#
7 34 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (16.34%) Front Office
9 29 (14.36%) Data Analysis
9 29 (14.36%) Investment Banking
10 28 (13.86%) Degree
11 26 (12.87%) .NET
12 24 (11.88%) MS Office
12 24 (11.88%) Windows
13 21 (10.40%) Analytics
14 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (9.90%) MS Access
14 20 (9.90%) ETL
15 19 (9.41%) Data Modelling
15 19 (9.41%) Oracle
15 19 (9.41%) Fixed Income
16 18 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (8.91%) VB
16 18 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (8.42%) SAS
17 17 (8.42%) Asset Management
17 17 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (7.92%) RAD
18 16 (7.92%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 17 (8.42%) SAS
2 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.98%) Confluence
4 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (30.20%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.88%) MS Office
3 11 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.48%) MS Project
5 5 (2.48%) SPSS
6 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.50%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.50%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.50%) VLAN
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) SNMP
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) VPN
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
2 1 (0.50%) FCoE
2 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (31.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (9.90%) MS Access
3 17 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.44%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.45%) QlikView
7 10 (4.95%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.99%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.99%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.99%) OLTP
11 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) JIRA
2 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.49%) Maven
3 3 (1.49%) JUnit
3 3 (1.49%) jMock
4 2 (0.99%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.99%) Toad
4 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.50%) ProC
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (43.56%) Finance
2 64 (31.68%) Banking
3 33 (16.34%) Front Office
4 29 (14.36%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.45%) Retail
5 11 (5.45%) Marketing
6 5 (2.48%) Publishing
7 4 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.99%) Back Office
9 2 (0.99%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (50.99%) Developer
2 79 (39.11%) Analyst
3 34 (16.83%) VBA Developer
4 28 (13.86%) SQL Developer
5 27 (13.37%) Excel Developer
6 24 (11.88%) Data Analyst
7 16 (7.92%) Support Analyst
8 15 (7.43%) Excel VBA Developer
9 12 (5.94%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.47%) QlikView Developer
12 6 (2.97%) RAD Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Access Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Quantitative Developer
13 5 (2.48%) Quantitative Analyst
13 5 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.48%) Applications Support Analyst
13 5 (2.48%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.48%) Front Office Developer
13 5 (2.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.87%) .NET
2 11 (5.45%) XML
3 6 (2.97%) Web Services
4 5 (2.48%) HTML
4 5 (2.48%) WPF
5 4 (1.98%) MDX
5 4 (1.98%) XSLT
6 3 (1.49%) XHTML
6 3 (1.49%) WCF
7 2 (0.99%) Middleware
7 2 (0.99%) J2EE
7 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.99%) CSS
7 2 (0.99%) JSP
7 2 (0.99%) WinForms
8 1 (0.50%) Spring
8 1 (0.50%) Swing
8 1 (0.50%) Flash
8 1 (0.50%) ADO
8 1 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.41%) Fixed Income
3 13 (6.44%) Derivative
4 11 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.46%) Market Risk
6 8 (3.96%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.97%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.48%) Statistics
8 5 (2.48%) Equities
8 5 (2.48%) User Experience
9 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.98%) Data Conversion
9 4 (1.98%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.49%) Data Extraction
10 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.49%) Physics
11 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.99%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.88%) Windows
2 10 (4.95%) UNIX
3 9 (4.46%) Linux
4 5 (2.48%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.36%) Data Analysis
2 21 (10.40%) Analytics
3 20 (9.90%) ETL
4 19 (9.41%) Data Modelling
5 18 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (8.42%) Asset Management
7 16 (7.92%) RAD
8 15 (7.43%) Investment Management
9 13 (6.44%) OO
9 13 (6.44%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.45%) Project Management
10 11 (5.45%) Data Management
11 10 (4.95%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.46%) Migration
13 8 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (3.96%) Fund Management
13 8 (3.96%) Financial Modelling
14 7 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 111 (54.95%) SQL
2 36 (17.82%) C#
3 18 (8.91%) VB
4 16 (7.92%) Java
5 11 (5.45%) C++
6 8 (3.96%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.97%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.97%) Perl
8 5 (2.48%) Python
8 5 (2.48%) VBScript
9 3 (1.49%) VB6
9 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.49%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.99%) R
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) Scala
11 1 (0.50%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (13.86%) Degree
2 4 (1.98%) PhD
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.50%) MCSD
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.50%) Basel III
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) P3O
3 1 (0.50%) EMIR
3 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.50%) NFS
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) vCloud
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) Control-M
1 5 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.41%) Oracle
3 14 (6.93%) Sybase
4 8 (3.96%) Teradata
5 5 (2.48%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.98%) Tableau
6 4 (1.98%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.98%) Cognos
7 3 (1.49%) Trillium
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.49%) Informatica
7 3 (1.49%) HP
7 3 (1.49%) TSYS
7 3 (1.49%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.49%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.99%) FactSet
8 2 (0.99%) BI-SAM
8 2 (0.99%) Vermilion
8 2 (0.99%) Advent
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