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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 99 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing VBA 98 202 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 2.85% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.03% 6.50% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 144 132
Average daily rate
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£449 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £600 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -30.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2432 3108 3038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.17% 43.89% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1890 2389 2356
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £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 12 29 21
Average hourly rate £38.49 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £22.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.61 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
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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 31 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 31 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.

1 123 (59.13%) SQL
2 95 (45.67%) Finance
3 56 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 56 (26.92%) MS Excel
4 55 (26.44%) Banking
5 41 (19.71%) C#
6 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 33 (15.87%) Degree
7 31 (14.90%) Front Office
8 30 (14.42%) Data Analysis
9 27 (12.98%) .NET
10 25 (12.02%) Fixed Income
11 24 (11.54%) Oracle
11 24 (11.54%) Analytics
12 23 (11.06%) MS Access
13 22 (10.58%) Investment Banking
14 18 (8.65%) C++
15 17 (8.17%) RAD
15 17 (8.17%) Asset Management
15 17 (8.17%) Data Management
15 17 (8.17%) Relational Database
16 16 (7.69%) Windows
16 16 (7.69%) VB
16 16 (7.69%) MS Office
17 15 (7.21%) SAS
17 15 (7.21%) Business Analysis
17 15 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (7.21%) Market Risk
18 14 (6.73%) ETL
19 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 15 (7.21%) SAS
2 4 (1.92%) Confluence
2 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.69%) MS Office
3 11 (5.29%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.88%) MS Project
5 5 (2.40%) SPSS
6 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.48%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.48%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.48%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.48%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) LDAP
3 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) SNMP
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) VLAN
4 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.48%) FCoE
4 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.48%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.06%) MS Access
3 17 (8.17%) Relational Database
4 15 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.85%) QlikView
6 8 (3.85%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.44%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.96%) DB2
12 2 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.96%) Siebel EIM
13 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.88%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.96%) jMock
3 2 (0.96%) JUnit
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) Selenium
4 1 (0.48%) PVCS
4 1 (0.48%) Toad
4 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.48%) ProC
4 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 95 (45.67%) Finance
2 55 (26.44%) Banking
3 31 (14.90%) Front Office
4 22 (10.58%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.25%) Retail
6 10 (4.81%) Marketing
7 8 (3.85%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.88%) Advertising
9 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.96%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.48%) International Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Billing
12 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (47.12%) Developer
2 91 (43.75%) Analyst
3 32 (15.38%) VBA Developer
4 25 (12.02%) Business Analyst
5 24 (11.54%) Excel Developer
6 23 (11.06%) Data Analyst
7 16 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 15 (7.21%) SQL Developer
9 13 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
10 11 (5.29%) RAD Developer
10 11 (5.29%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.33%) Quantitative Developer
12 8 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.88%) Analyst Developer
14 5 (2.40%) Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (2.40%) Applications Support
15 4 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
15 4 (1.92%) Consultant
15 4 (1.92%) Quantitative Analyst
15 4 (1.92%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.98%) .NET
2 11 (5.29%) XML
3 6 (2.88%) Middleware
4 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.40%) HTML
4 5 (2.40%) MDX
5 4 (1.92%) WCF
5 4 (1.92%) Web Services
6 3 (1.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (1.44%) STL
7 2 (0.96%) J2EE
7 2 (0.96%) WinForms
7 2 (0.96%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.96%) XSL
7 2 (0.96%) WPF
7 2 (0.96%) jQuery
8 1 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.48%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (0.48%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.48%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.02%) Fixed Income
2 15 (7.21%) Market Risk
3 13 (6.25%) Derivative
4 9 (4.33%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.85%) Reference Data
5 8 (3.85%) Equities
6 7 (3.37%) Statistics
6 7 (3.37%) Credit Risk
7 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.92%) AS400
9 4 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.92%) iSeries
10 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.44%) Physics
11 2 (0.96%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.96%) Economics
11 2 (0.96%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (2.88%) Linux
3 5 (2.40%) UNIX
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.42%) Data Analysis
2 24 (11.54%) Analytics
3 17 (8.17%) Asset Management
3 17 (8.17%) Data Management
3 17 (8.17%) RAD
4 15 (7.21%) Business Analysis
5 14 (6.73%) ETL
6 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 12 (5.77%) Data Modelling
7 12 (5.77%) Project Management
7 12 (5.77%) Investment Management
8 9 (4.33%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
10 7 (3.37%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.37%) Fund Management
10 7 (3.37%) Validation
11 6 (2.88%) OO
11 6 (2.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 123 (59.13%) SQL
2 41 (19.71%) C#
3 18 (8.65%) C++
4 16 (7.69%) VB
5 10 (4.81%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.33%) Java
7 6 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.40%) VBScript
9 4 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.92%) Python
10 2 (0.96%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.96%) VB6
10 2 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (15.87%) Degree
2 8 (3.85%) PhD
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.96%) MCSE
4 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.48%) ACCA
4 1 (0.48%) CIMA
4 1 (0.48%) ISEB
4 1 (0.48%) MCP
4 1 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.77%) QA
2 9 (4.33%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.92%) Basel III
4 2 (0.96%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.48%) P3O
5 1 (0.48%) EMIR
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) vSphere
2 1 (0.48%) vCloud
2 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) Control-M
1 4 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.54%) Oracle
3 13 (6.25%) Sybase
4 7 (3.37%) Teradata
5 6 (2.88%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.40%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.92%) IBM
8 3 (1.44%) Trillium
8 3 (1.44%) Informatica
8 3 (1.44%) Reuters
8 3 (1.44%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.44%) Google
8 3 (1.44%) DataFlux
8 3 (1.44%) TSYS
9 2 (0.96%) BI-SAM
9 2 (0.96%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.96%) FactSet
9 2 (0.96%) StatPro
9 2 (0.96%) CA
9 2 (0.96%) Yahoo!
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