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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 110 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +1
Contract jobs citing VBA 89 209 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 2.84% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.61% 6.35% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 158 167
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £21.73
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -19.46%
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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
2462 3289 3134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.57% 44.65% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 2539 2419
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £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 11 19 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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.

1 112 (55.72%) SQL
2 92 (45.77%) Finance
3 62 (30.85%) Banking
4 57 (28.36%) SQL Server
5 55 (27.36%) MS Excel
6 44 (21.89%) C#
7 37 (18.41%) Microsoft
8 35 (17.41%) Degree
9 30 (14.93%) Front Office
10 28 (13.93%) Data Analysis
10 28 (13.93%) .NET
11 27 (13.43%) Investment Banking
12 26 (12.94%) Oracle
13 22 (10.95%) MS Access
13 22 (10.95%) Fixed Income
14 21 (10.45%) Analytics
15 19 (9.45%) Windows
15 19 (9.45%) MS Office
16 18 (8.96%) Asset Management
16 18 (8.96%) Relational Database
17 17 (8.46%) C++
18 16 (7.96%) Sybase
18 16 (7.96%) RAD
18 16 (7.96%) SAS
19 15 (7.46%) ETL
19 15 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
20 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 14 (6.97%) Java
20 14 (6.97%) Market Risk
21 13 (6.47%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (7.96%) SAS
2 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.99%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 55 (27.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.45%) MS Office
3 13 (6.47%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.99%) MS Project
6 5 (2.49%) SPSS
7 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.50%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.50%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.50%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) LDAP
1 3 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) VLAN
2 1 (0.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.50%) FCoE
2 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.50%) Multicast
2 1 (0.50%) SNMP
2 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.50%) VPN
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.95%) MS Access
3 18 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.98%) QlikView
7 7 (3.48%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.48%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.99%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (1.49%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.49%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.00%) Siebel EIM
12 2 (1.00%) DB2
12 2 (1.00%) Base SAS
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (2.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) Maven
2 3 (1.49%) jMock
2 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.49%) JUnit
2 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) PVCS
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.50%) ProC
General
1 92 (45.77%) Finance
2 62 (30.85%) Banking
3 30 (14.93%) Front Office
4 27 (13.43%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.47%) Marketing
5 11 (5.47%) Retail
6 6 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.00%) Billing
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.50%) International Banking
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (51.24%) Developer
2 82 (40.80%) Analyst
3 35 (17.41%) VBA Developer
4 27 (13.43%) Excel Developer
5 19 (9.45%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.45%) Data Analyst
6 18 (8.96%) SQL Developer
7 15 (7.46%) Excel VBA Developer
8 14 (6.97%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.47%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.98%) RAD Developer
11 9 (4.48%) Quantitative Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.49%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.49%) Applications Support Analyst
13 5 (2.49%) Analyst Developer
13 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Developer
13 5 (2.49%) QlikView Developer
14 4 (1.99%) Insight Analyst
14 4 (1.99%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.93%) .NET
2 10 (4.98%) XML
3 7 (3.48%) Middleware
4 6 (2.99%) Web Services
5 5 (2.49%) MDX
6 4 (1.99%) WCF
6 4 (1.99%) WPF
6 4 (1.99%) HTML
6 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.49%) J2EE
7 3 (1.49%) STL
7 3 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.00%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.00%) jQuery
8 2 (1.00%) WinForms
8 2 (1.00%) CSS
8 2 (1.00%) JSP
8 2 (1.00%) XSL
9 1 (0.50%) ODBC
9 1 (0.50%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.95%) Fixed Income
2 14 (6.97%) Market Risk
3 13 (6.47%) Derivative
4 9 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.98%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.98%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.48%) Equities
7 6 (2.99%) Statistics
8 4 (1.99%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.99%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.49%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.49%) Physics
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.00%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.00%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.45%) Windows
2 9 (4.48%) Linux
2 9 (4.48%) UNIX
3 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.93%) Data Analysis
2 21 (10.45%) Analytics
3 18 (8.96%) Asset Management
4 16 (7.96%) RAD
5 15 (7.46%) ETL
5 15 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (6.47%) OO
6 13 (6.47%) Risk Management
6 13 (6.47%) Business Analysis
6 13 (6.47%) Investment Management
7 10 (4.98%) Data Management
7 10 (4.98%) Data Modelling
7 10 (4.98%) Project Management
8 8 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.98%) Fund Management
9 7 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.48%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.48%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 112 (55.72%) SQL
2 44 (21.89%) C#
3 17 (8.46%) C++
4 14 (6.97%) Java
5 13 (6.47%) VB
6 7 (3.48%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.99%) Python
8 5 (2.49%) VBScript
8 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.49%) Perl
10 2 (1.00%) C
10 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.00%) VB6
10 2 (1.00%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.50%) Scala
11 1 (0.50%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (17.41%) Degree
2 7 (3.48%) PhD
3 1 (0.50%) ISEB
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.50%) ACCA
3 1 (0.50%) CIMA
3 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.50%) MCSD
3 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) QA
2 5 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.99%) Basel III
4 2 (1.00%) EMIR
4 2 (1.00%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.50%) P3O
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) vSphere
2 1 (0.50%) vCloud
2 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.99%) Control-M
3 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.94%) Oracle
3 16 (7.96%) Sybase
4 7 (3.48%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.99%) Teradata
6 5 (2.49%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.49%) Informatica
7 3 (1.49%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.49%) JBoss
7 3 (1.49%) Trillium
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) HP
7 3 (1.49%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.49%) TSYS
8 2 (1.00%) BI-SAM
8 2 (1.00%) FactSet
8 2 (1.00%) thinkFolio
8 2 (1.00%) Advent
8 2 (1.00%) Thunderhead
8 2 (1.00%) Ab Initio
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