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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 110 97 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing VBA 91 146 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.56% 2.02% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 4.63% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 113 175
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £272 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
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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
2487 3152 2999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.77% 43.66% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 2451 2314
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 15
Average hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.39 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.00 £52.75 £48.50
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 1 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 1 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.

1 114 (57.29%) SQL
2 93 (46.73%) Finance
3 67 (33.67%) SQL Server
4 65 (32.66%) Banking
5 61 (30.65%) MS Excel
6 45 (22.61%) Microsoft
7 40 (20.10%) C#
8 34 (17.09%) Degree
9 32 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (15.08%) Front Office
11 29 (14.57%) Investment Banking
12 25 (12.56%) .NET
13 24 (12.06%) Oracle
13 24 (12.06%) Data Analysis
14 23 (11.56%) Windows
15 22 (11.06%) MS Access
16 21 (10.55%) MS Office
16 21 (10.55%) ETL
17 19 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (9.55%) Analytics
18 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (8.54%) Asset Management
18 17 (8.54%) Fixed Income
18 17 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (8.54%) VB
18 17 (8.54%) RAD
19 16 (8.04%) Data Modelling
19 16 (8.04%) SAS
20 15 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (8.04%) SAS
2 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 61 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.55%) MS Office
3 12 (6.03%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.02%) MS Project
6 4 (2.01%) SPSS
7 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.50%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.50%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.51%) LDAP
2 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) Multicast
3 1 (0.50%) FCoE
3 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.50%) SNMP
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (33.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.06%) MS Access
3 19 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.53%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.03%) QlikView
8 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (4.02%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.51%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (1.01%) Siebel EIM
12 2 (1.01%) DB2
12 2 (1.01%) OLTP
12 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.01%) Base SAS
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) JIRA
2 3 (1.51%) jMock
2 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.51%) JUnit
2 3 (1.51%) Maven
3 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) ProC
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%) Subversion
General
1 93 (46.73%) Finance
2 65 (32.66%) Banking
3 30 (15.08%) Front Office
4 29 (14.57%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.03%) Retail
6 11 (5.53%) Marketing
7 6 (3.02%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.51%) Billing
10 2 (1.01%) Back Office
10 2 (1.01%) Publishing
10 2 (1.01%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.50%) International Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (53.27%) Developer
2 76 (38.19%) Analyst
3 38 (19.10%) VBA Developer
4 30 (15.08%) Excel Developer
5 24 (12.06%) SQL Developer
6 22 (11.06%) Data Analyst
7 16 (8.04%) Excel VBA Developer
8 14 (7.04%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Access Developer
12 7 (3.52%) RAD Developer
13 6 (3.02%) QlikView Developer
14 5 (2.51%) Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (2.51%) Applications Support
14 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Developer
14 5 (2.51%) Quantitative Developer
14 5 (2.51%) Quantitative Analyst
14 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Developer
15 4 (2.01%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.56%) .NET
2 10 (5.03%) XML
3 7 (3.52%) Web Services
4 6 (3.02%) Middleware
5 5 (2.51%) WPF
6 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.51%) MDX
7 3 (1.51%) WCF
7 3 (1.51%) HTML
7 3 (1.51%) J2EE
8 2 (1.01%) WinForms
8 2 (1.01%) CSS
8 2 (1.01%) JSP
8 2 (1.01%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.50%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.50%) Java EE
9 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.50%) jQuery
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.54%) Fixed Income
3 12 (6.03%) Derivative
4 11 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.03%) Market Risk
6 7 (3.52%) Statistics
6 7 (3.52%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.02%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.51%) Equities
9 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.01%) User Experience
9 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.51%) Physics
11 2 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.01%) Data Extraction
11 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.56%) Windows
2 10 (5.03%) UNIX
3 9 (4.52%) Linux
4 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.06%) Data Analysis
2 21 (10.55%) ETL
3 19 (9.55%) Analytics
4 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (8.54%) Asset Management
4 17 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (8.54%) RAD
5 16 (8.04%) Data Modelling
6 14 (7.04%) Risk Management
6 14 (7.04%) Investment Management
7 13 (6.53%) OO
8 12 (6.03%) Project Management
8 12 (6.03%) Business Analysis
9 11 (5.53%) Data Management
10 8 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.02%) Fund Management
11 7 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.52%) Project Planning
11 7 (3.52%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 114 (57.29%) SQL
2 40 (20.10%) C#
3 17 (8.54%) VB
4 13 (6.53%) Java
5 12 (6.03%) C++
6 9 (4.52%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.51%) VBScript
8 5 (2.51%) Python
9 4 (2.01%) Perl
10 3 (1.51%) SAS Macro
10 3 (1.51%) VB6
11 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.50%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.50%) Scala
12 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.50%) C
12 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (17.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.01%) PhD
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.01%) MCSE
4 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) EMIR
4 1 (0.50%) P3O
4 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) Basel III
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) vCloud
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) NFS
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.01%) Control-M
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.06%) Oracle
3 15 (7.54%) Sybase
4 8 (4.02%) Teradata
5 4 (2.01%) HP
5 4 (2.01%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.51%) DataFlux
6 3 (1.51%) TSYS
6 3 (1.51%) Tableau
6 3 (1.51%) Reuters
6 3 (1.51%) Informatica
6 3 (1.51%) Trillium
6 3 (1.51%) IBM
6 3 (1.51%) JBoss
7 2 (1.01%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.01%) Cognos
7 2 (1.01%) Siebel
7 2 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
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