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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 201 187 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -53
Contract jobs citing VBA 536 570 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.18% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.92% 3.16% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 347 447
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -41.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £13.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.25 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -37.16%
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
18380 18021 15987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.94% 37.42% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12427 12052 10098
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 424 582
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +13 317 £450 +5.88% 71
South East -20 49 £350 +27.27% 16
South West 0 39 £363 +5.45% 7
Yorkshire -3 32 £288 +30.68% 8
North West -12 30 £325 +4.00% 12
East of England +10 25 £375 -6.25% 8
West Midlands -35 24 £300 -6.25% 13
East Midlands +5 17 £135 -55.00% 5
North East -12 2 - - 2
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 657 (60.11%) SQL
2 386 (35.32%) Finance
3 380 (34.77%) MS Excel
4 325 (29.73%) SQL Server
5 286 (26.17%) Microsoft
6 246 (22.51%) Banking
7 193 (17.66%) .NET
8 189 (17.29%) C#
9 174 (15.92%) MS Access
10 166 (15.19%) Front Office
11 145 (13.27%) Oracle
12 137 (12.53%) MS Office
13 131 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
14 121 (11.07%) Java
15 118 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 117 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
17 106 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 104 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
18 104 (9.52%) RAD
19 102 (9.33%) Data Analysis
20 98 (8.97%) T-SQL
21 97 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
22 92 (8.42%) Investment Banking
23 91 (8.33%) Degree
24 90 (8.23%) Security Cleared
24 90 (8.23%) Python
24 90 (8.23%) VB
25 89 (8.14%) ETL
26 85 (7.78%) Windows
27 83 (7.59%) JavaScript

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 75 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 69 (6.31%) SAS
3 9 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.37%) CMS
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.37%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.27%) Node.js
6 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.27%) IIS
7 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.18%) Apache
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.18%) Drupal
7 2 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 380 (34.77%) MS Excel
2 137 (12.53%) MS Office
3 47 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
5 33 (3.02%) MS Project
6 24 (2.20%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.73%) SPSS
8 6 (0.55%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.46%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.091%) Stata
11 1 (0.091%) CATIA
11 1 (0.091%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.01%) Hyperion Planning
3 9 (0.82%) thinkFolio
4 8 (0.73%) IntelliMatch
5 7 (0.64%) Global One
6 6 (0.55%) CODA-Financials
7 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.46%) Endur
8 4 (0.37%) ZaiNet
8 4 (0.37%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.37%) Kondor+
8 4 (0.37%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.37%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.27%) Maximo
9 3 (0.27%) SunGard AvantGard
9 3 (0.27%) Changepoint
9 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.27%) Office 365
2 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.18%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Boomi
4 1 (0.091%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.92%) SAN
2 8 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.55%) LAN
3 6 (0.55%) ATM
4 5 (0.46%) Firewall
5 4 (0.37%) 3G
5 4 (0.37%) GPRS
5 4 (0.37%) UMTS
5 4 (0.37%) ISDN
5 4 (0.37%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.37%) 2G
5 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.37%) HSPA
5 4 (0.37%) LTE
5 4 (0.37%) PABX
6 3 (0.27%) 4G
6 3 (0.27%) GSM
6 3 (0.27%) Intranet
6 3 (0.27%) Extranet
7 2 (0.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 174 (15.92%) MS Access
3 118 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 106 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (5.86%) Relational Database
8 49 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 49 (4.48%) QlikView
9 48 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.84%) Oracle Database
11 27 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.47%) Data Mining
12 26 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (1.83%) OLAP
15 17 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 16 (1.46%) Big Data
17 13 (1.19%) Hadoop
17 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.56%) JIRA
4 13 (1.19%) Subversion
5 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (1.01%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 9 (0.82%) PowerBuilder
7 8 (0.73%) Selenium
7 8 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.27%) MSI
10 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.18%) JUnit
11 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.18%) NUnit
11 2 (0.18%) JMeter
General
1 386 (35.32%) Finance
2 246 (22.51%) Banking
3 166 (15.19%) Front Office
4 92 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 50 (4.57%) Retail
6 19 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.65%) Back Office
8 17 (1.56%) Marketing
8 17 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (1.10%) Publishing
11 11 (1.01%) French Language
11 11 (1.01%) Legal
12 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.55%) Military
13 6 (0.55%) Law
13 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 552 (50.50%) Developer
2 390 (35.68%) Analyst
3 158 (14.46%) VBA Developer
4 142 (12.99%) Excel Developer
5 112 (10.25%) Data Analyst
6 84 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 77 (7.04%) Excel VBA Developer
8 59 (5.40%) Business Analyst
8 59 (5.40%) RAD Developer
9 45 (4.12%) MI Analyst
10 40 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 38 (3.48%) Report Analyst
12 34 (3.11%) Senior Developer
12 34 (3.11%) Applications Support
13 33 (3.02%) Analyst Developer
14 31 (2.84%) C# Developer
15 30 (2.74%) Support Analyst
16 29 (2.65%) Access Developer
16 29 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
17 24 (2.20%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (17.66%) .NET
2 66 (6.04%) XML
3 60 (5.49%) HTML
4 55 (5.03%) ASP.NET
5 48 (4.39%) CSS
6 23 (2.10%) WPF
7 20 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (1.74%) XSLT
9 17 (1.56%) WCF
9 17 (1.56%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.37%) jQuery
11 11 (1.01%) RESTful
12 10 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 9 (0.82%) Web Services
14 8 (0.73%) XSL
14 8 (0.73%) JSON
14 8 (0.73%) HTML5
15 7 (0.64%) MDX
15 7 (0.64%) WinForms
16 6 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.41%) Derivative
3 78 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 47 (4.30%) Equities
5 43 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
7 34 (3.11%) NHS
8 33 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 33 (3.02%) Visualisation
9 32 (2.93%) Statistics
10 31 (2.84%) Market Risk
11 28 (2.56%) Mathematics
12 27 (2.47%) Credit Risk
13 19 (1.74%) Data Extraction
14 13 (1.19%) Swaptions
14 13 (1.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 11 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.01%) Computer Science
16 8 (0.73%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.73%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.78%) Windows
2 26 (2.38%) UNIX
3 19 (1.74%) Windows 7
4 17 (1.56%) Linux
5 11 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.27%) Solaris
10 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) Android
11 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
2 104 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (9.52%) RAD
3 102 (9.33%) Data Analysis
4 89 (8.14%) ETL
5 82 (7.50%) Migration
6 72 (6.59%) Analytics
7 58 (5.31%) Data Modelling
8 56 (5.12%) Risk Management
9 43 (3.93%) Business Analysis
10 42 (3.84%) Project Management
11 38 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (3.39%) TDD
13 36 (3.29%) SDLC
13 36 (3.29%) Data Management
14 35 (3.20%) OO
15 34 (3.11%) Validation
16 33 (3.02%) Scrum
17 32 (2.93%) Data Migration
18 30 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 657 (60.11%) SQL
2 189 (17.29%) C#
3 121 (11.07%) Java
4 98 (8.97%) T-SQL
5 90 (8.23%) Python
5 90 (8.23%) VB
6 83 (7.59%) JavaScript
7 55 (5.03%) VB.NET
8 47 (4.30%) C++
9 40 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.10%) VBScript
11 21 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.56%) MATLAB
13 16 (1.46%) R
13 16 (1.46%) Go
14 15 (1.37%) Perl
15 12 (1.10%) C
16 11 (1.01%) PHP
17 10 (0.91%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 91 (8.33%) Degree
2 90 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 55 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.37%) ISEB
9 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) MCP
10 2 (0.18%) HNC
10 2 (0.18%) HND
10 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 1 (0.091%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.091%) APMP
11 1 (0.091%) OCP
11 1 (0.091%) OCA
11 1 (0.091%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.65%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) SLA
3 10 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.37%) AIFMD
5 4 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.37%) EMIR
6 3 (0.27%) FATCA
6 3 (0.27%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.27%) Basel II
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.091%) Basel III
System Software
1 16 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.27%) SCCM
4 3 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.091%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.091%) SCOM
6 1 (0.091%) WMI
6 1 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.091%) Netcool
6 1 (0.091%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 286 (26.17%) Microsoft
2 145 (13.27%) Oracle
3 53 (4.85%) Business Objects
4 45 (4.12%) Tableau
5 31 (2.84%) HP
6 28 (2.56%) SAP
7 26 (2.38%) Cognos
8 22 (2.01%) Citrix
9 20 (1.83%) Teradata
10 19 (1.74%) Bloomberg
11 12 (1.10%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.01%) Alteryx
12 11 (1.01%) VMware
13 10 (0.91%) Reuters
13 10 (0.91%) Remedy
13 10 (0.91%) IBM
14 9 (0.82%) Sybase
14 9 (0.82%) SunGard
14 9 (0.82%) CODA
15 8 (0.73%) Apple
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