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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 110 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +2
Contract jobs citing VBA 108 172 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 2.76% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.94% 6.72% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 143 151
Average daily rate £425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 136 (65.70%) SQL
2 99 (47.83%) Finance
3 65 (31.40%) Banking
4 58 (28.02%) C#
5 52 (25.12%) MS Excel
6 44 (21.26%) .NET
6 44 (21.26%) SQL Server
7 28 (13.53%) MS Access
7 28 (13.53%) Microsoft
8 27 (13.04%) Front Office
8 27 (13.04%) Investment Banking
8 27 (13.04%) Degree
9 23 (11.11%) RAD
9 23 (11.11%) Market Risk
9 23 (11.11%) Derivative
10 21 (10.14%) Oracle
11 20 (9.66%) C++
12 19 (9.18%) Fixed Income
13 17 (8.21%) Relational Database
14 16 (7.73%) Retail
15 15 (7.25%) Data Management
15 15 (7.25%) Data Analysis
15 15 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.25%) MS Office
16 14 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (6.28%) Risk Management
17 13 (6.28%) VB
17 13 (6.28%) Analytics
18 12 (5.80%) Windows
19 11 (5.31%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.45%) SAS
3 2 (0.97%) IIS
3 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (25.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.25%) MS Office
3 11 (5.31%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) SPSS
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) ZaiNet
1 4 (1.93%) Endur
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.48%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.45%) LDAP
1 3 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) FTP
2 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.48%) LAN
2 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.53%) MS Access
3 17 (8.21%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.86%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.93%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.48%) DB2
11 1 (0.48%) MySQL
11 1 (0.48%) QlikView
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.48%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.97%) Subversion
2 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.48%) Toad
3 1 (0.48%) PVCS
3 1 (0.48%) Selenium
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 99 (47.83%) Finance
2 65 (31.40%) Banking
3 27 (13.04%) Front Office
3 27 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.73%) Retail
5 9 (4.35%) Retail Banking
6 7 (3.38%) Advertising
7 5 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.97%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 102 (49.28%) Developer
2 87 (42.03%) Analyst
3 36 (17.39%) VBA Developer
4 29 (14.01%) Excel Developer
5 26 (12.56%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.21%) C# Developer
6 17 (8.21%) RAD Developer
7 16 (7.73%) Excel VBA Developer
8 14 (6.76%) Data Analyst
9 12 (5.80%) SQL Developer
10 11 (5.31%) Analyst Developer
11 10 (4.83%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
13 8 (3.86%) MI Analyst
13 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
14 7 (3.38%) Access Developer
14 7 (3.38%) Risk Analyst
14 7 (3.38%) Business Project Manager
14 7 (3.38%) Business Manager
15 6 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.26%) .NET
2 11 (5.31%) XML
3 10 (4.83%) HTML
4 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.38%) WCF
6 5 (2.42%) Middleware
6 5 (2.42%) DOM
6 5 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.42%) WPF
7 3 (1.45%) XSL
7 3 (1.45%) CSS
7 3 (1.45%) jQuery
8 2 (0.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.97%) WinForms
8 2 (0.97%) MDX
8 2 (0.97%) LINQ
8 2 (0.97%) SOAP
8 2 (0.97%) STL
8 2 (0.97%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.11%) Market Risk
1 23 (11.11%) Derivative
2 19 (9.18%) Fixed Income
3 11 (5.31%) Equities
4 10 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 9 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 6 (2.90%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.90%) AS400
7 4 (1.93%) iSeries
8 3 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.45%) Statistics
8 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.97%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.97%) Physics
9 2 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.80%) Windows
2 4 (1.93%) UNIX
3 3 (1.45%) Linux
4 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.11%) RAD
2 15 (7.25%) Data Management
2 15 (7.25%) Data Analysis
2 15 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (6.28%) Risk Management
3 13 (6.28%) Analytics
4 11 (5.31%) Asset Management
4 11 (5.31%) Validation
4 11 (5.31%) Business Analysis
4 11 (5.31%) ETL
4 11 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (4.83%) Project Management
6 9 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (4.35%) OO
6 9 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (3.86%) Stress Testing
8 7 (3.38%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.38%) Migration
8 7 (3.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 136 (65.70%) SQL
2 58 (28.02%) C#
3 20 (9.66%) C++
4 13 (6.28%) VB
5 10 (4.83%) Java
6 9 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.38%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.90%) VBScript
9 4 (1.93%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.45%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.45%) Python
11 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.48%) Perl
12 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (13.04%) Degree
2 6 (2.90%) PhD
2 6 (2.90%) ISEB
3 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.48%) ACCA
4 1 (0.48%) CIMA
4 1 (0.48%) MCSE
4 1 (0.48%) MCP
4 1 (0.48%) HND
4 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.90%) Basel III
4 4 (1.93%) CRD IV
4 4 (1.93%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.97%) EMIR
5 2 (0.97%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.48%) P3O
6 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.14%) Oracle
3 9 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.90%) Sybase
4 6 (2.90%) Hyperion
5 5 (2.42%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.93%) Trayport
6 4 (1.93%) Reuters
7 3 (1.45%) HP
7 3 (1.45%) Tableau
8 2 (0.97%) Teradata
8 2 (0.97%) Thunderhead
8 2 (0.97%) Yahoo!
8 2 (0.97%) Google
9 1 (0.48%) IBM
9 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.48%) Primavera
9 1 (0.48%) StatPro
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.48%) SAP
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