The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 190 198 119
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -79
Contract jobs citing VBA 553 511 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.08% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 2.91% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 324 496
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £222 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Average hourly rate £22.56 £22.25 £32.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% -31.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.09 £98.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -18.18%
VBA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18277 17568 15502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.59% 37.15% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12002 11411 9789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 426 573
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the England region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in England

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the England region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VBA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 338 £450 +5.26% 67
South East +1 81 £354 +28.54% 10
North West +23 44 £320 -7.58% 10
Yorkshire -17 23 £300 +18.81% 2
South West -39 23 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +2 21 £350 +30.84% 2
West Midlands -50 11 £275 -10.56% 6
East of England -9 8 £363 -9.37% 7
North East -1 2 £475 +72.72% 1
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 706 (58.59%) SQL
2 411 (34.11%) MS Excel
3 398 (33.03%) Finance
4 364 (30.21%) SQL Server
5 336 (27.88%) Microsoft
6 283 (23.49%) Banking
7 238 (19.75%) .NET
8 224 (18.59%) C#
9 174 (14.44%) Front Office
10 168 (13.94%) MS Office
11 163 (13.53%) MS Access
12 153 (12.70%) Oracle
13 148 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
14 147 (12.20%) Java
15 137 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 129 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
17 125 (10.37%) JavaScript
17 125 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 121 (10.04%) RAD
19 120 (9.96%) VB
20 116 (9.63%) Security Cleared
21 109 (9.05%) Degree
22 108 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
23 106 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
24 102 (8.46%) Windows
25 101 (8.38%) Data Analysis
26 99 (8.22%) Investment Banking
27 98 (8.13%) SharePoint
28 97 (8.05%) T-SQL
29 96 (7.97%) Python

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 98 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 73 (6.06%) SAS
3 12 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.41%) IIS
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle 10gAS
7 5 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.25%) Node.js
10 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 411 (34.11%) MS Excel
2 168 (13.94%) MS Office
3 57 (4.73%) Spreadsheet
4 45 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (2.57%) MS Project
6 22 (1.83%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.75%) SPSS
8 7 (0.58%) PowerPivot
9 6 (0.50%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.083%) Stata
12 1 (0.083%) CATIA
12 1 (0.083%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.33%) thinkFolio
2 16 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.75%) Endur
4 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.66%) LatentZero
4 8 (0.66%) ZaiNet
5 4 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.25%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.25%) Changepoint
6 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (0.17%) Summit
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.33%) SaaS
2 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.57%) SAN
2 11 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.83%) ATM
4 9 (0.75%) Internet
5 6 (0.50%) Intranet
6 4 (0.33%) HSPA
6 4 (0.33%) GPRS
6 4 (0.33%) 3G
6 4 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.33%) 2G
7 3 (0.25%) Extranet
7 3 (0.25%) Firewall
7 3 (0.25%) LAN
7 3 (0.25%) LDAP
7 3 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) DNS
7 3 (0.25%) WAN
7 3 (0.25%) LTE
7 3 (0.25%) NAS
8 2 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 163 (13.53%) MS Access
3 137 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 106 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 83 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (5.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 59 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 49 (4.07%) QlikView
10 46 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (3.65%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.57%) Data Mining
13 30 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (2.24%) RDBMS
15 24 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 21 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
16 21 (1.74%) OLAP
17 18 (1.49%) Big Data
18 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.99%) JIRA
4 20 (1.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 17 (1.41%) Subversion
6 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.58%) ClearQuest
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.33%) Selenium
11 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.25%) NUnit
12 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.17%) NSubstitute
13 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 398 (33.03%) Finance
2 283 (23.49%) Banking
3 174 (14.44%) Front Office
4 99 (8.22%) Investment Banking
5 57 (4.73%) Retail
6 26 (2.16%) Publishing
7 24 (1.99%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.99%) Back Office
8 19 (1.58%) Marketing
9 14 (1.16%) Law
10 13 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.00%) Legal
12 11 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.66%) French Language
13 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.41%) Billing
16 4 (0.33%) Military
17 3 (0.25%) Advertising
17 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 627 (52.03%) Developer
2 411 (34.11%) Analyst
3 153 (12.70%) Excel Developer
4 140 (11.62%) VBA Developer
5 109 (9.05%) Data Analyst
6 103 (8.55%) SQL Developer
7 66 (5.48%) Excel VBA Developer
7 66 (5.48%) RAD Developer
8 54 (4.48%) Business Analyst
9 49 (4.07%) MI Analyst
10 47 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 44 (3.65%) Report Analyst
12 42 (3.49%) Senior Developer
13 38 (3.15%) C# Developer
14 36 (2.99%) Analyst Developer
15 31 (2.57%) Quantitative Developer
15 31 (2.57%) Support Analyst
16 30 (2.49%) Access Developer
17 27 (2.24%) Applications Support
18 26 (2.16%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (19.75%) .NET
2 91 (7.55%) XML
3 88 (7.30%) HTML
4 74 (6.14%) ASP.NET
5 70 (5.81%) CSS
6 49 (4.07%) jQuery
7 36 (2.99%) XSLT
8 24 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (1.91%) WCF
9 23 (1.91%) WPF
10 19 (1.58%) HTML5
11 18 (1.49%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.41%) Web Services
13 15 (1.24%) MDX
14 11 (0.91%) JSP
14 11 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 10 (0.83%) CSS3
15 10 (0.83%) JSON
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.97%) Fixed Income
3 80 (6.64%) Derivative
4 60 (4.98%) Equities
5 44 (3.65%) Statistics
6 39 (3.24%) Visualisation
7 38 (3.15%) NHS
8 37 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (2.49%) Equity Derivative
9 30 (2.49%) Credit Risk
9 30 (2.49%) Mathematics
10 29 (2.41%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.99%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.58%) Data Conversion
13 17 (1.41%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 13 (1.08%) Swaptions
16 12 (1.00%) Open Source
17 11 (0.91%) N-Tier
17 11 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (8.46%) Windows
2 25 (2.07%) UNIX
3 23 (1.91%) Windows XP
3 23 (1.91%) Windows 7
4 15 (1.24%) Linux
5 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.41%) Solaris
9 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
2 121 (10.04%) RAD
3 108 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (8.38%) Data Analysis
5 84 (6.97%) ETL
6 78 (6.47%) Analytics
7 77 (6.39%) Migration
8 65 (5.39%) Data Modelling
9 49 (4.07%) OO
10 47 (3.90%) Web Development
11 46 (3.82%) Risk Management
11 46 (3.82%) TDD
12 43 (3.57%) Unit Testing
12 43 (3.57%) Business Analysis
12 43 (3.57%) Data Management
13 39 (3.24%) Software Testing
14 37 (3.07%) Scrum
15 36 (2.99%) Project Management
16 35 (2.90%) Asset Management
17 32 (2.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 706 (58.59%) SQL
2 224 (18.59%) C#
3 147 (12.20%) Java
4 125 (10.37%) JavaScript
5 120 (9.96%) VB
6 97 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 96 (7.97%) Python
8 82 (6.80%) VB.NET
9 52 (4.32%) C++
10 46 (3.82%) PL/SQL
11 40 (3.32%) VBScript
12 21 (1.74%) R
13 19 (1.58%) MATLAB
14 17 (1.41%) VB6
14 17 (1.41%) C
14 17 (1.41%) Golang
15 14 (1.16%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.91%) Perl
16 11 (0.91%) PHP
17 9 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 109 (9.05%) Degree
3 77 (6.39%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 29 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.75%) ISEB
9 5 (0.41%) MCP
9 5 (0.41%) MCSE
10 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.25%) PhD
11 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.25%) IIBA
12 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.17%) MCSD
12 2 (0.17%) HNC
12 2 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.65%) QA
2 10 (0.83%) SLA
3 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.33%) AIFMD
4 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
4 4 (0.33%) Basel II
5 3 (0.25%) Basel III
6 2 (0.17%) EMIR
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) MiFID
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.083%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) Samba
3 3 (0.25%) NFS
3 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.33%) SCCM
2 4 (0.33%) Control-M
3 3 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.083%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.083%) WMI
5 1 (0.083%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.083%) Netcool
5 1 (0.083%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 336 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 153 (12.70%) Oracle
3 50 (4.15%) Business Objects
3 50 (4.15%) Tableau
4 41 (3.40%) HP
5 28 (2.32%) Teradata
6 27 (2.24%) Citrix
7 24 (1.99%) Cognos
8 23 (1.91%) Bloomberg
9 17 (1.41%) SAP
10 13 (1.08%) Remedy
11 11 (0.91%) Alteryx
12 9 (0.75%) Reuters
12 9 (0.75%) IBM
12 9 (0.75%) Trayport
13 8 (0.66%) Apple
13 8 (0.66%) BMC
14 7 (0.58%) VMware
14 7 (0.58%) Google
14 7 (0.58%) Fidessa
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West England
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Fusion Experience
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago