The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 185 154 145
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing VBA 544 665 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 1.43% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 3.69% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 411 493
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 41
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £39.51 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.00%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18455 18027 19368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.69% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12015 11382 11801
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 524 747
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
UK

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
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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 -52 308 £443 -6.84% 59
South East -45 51 £280 -30.00% 10
North West +17 42 £325 +30.00% 11
West Midlands +2 38 £325 +25.00% 6
South West -13 32 £375 +20.00% 13
East of England -35 24 £300 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +3 19 £463 +42.30% 15
East Midlands -2 11 £325 +36.84% 7
North East -14 9 £350 +55.55% 2
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 635 (55.46%) SQL
2 422 (36.86%) Finance
3 404 (35.28%) MS Excel
4 310 (27.07%) SQL Server
5 255 (22.27%) Microsoft
6 235 (20.52%) Banking
7 164 (14.32%) .NET
8 160 (13.97%) MS Office
9 155 (13.54%) MS Access
10 154 (13.45%) C#
11 146 (12.75%) VB
12 132 (11.53%) Degree
13 106 (9.26%) Windows
13 106 (9.26%) Analytics
14 104 (9.08%) Data Analysis
15 103 (9.00%) Migration
15 103 (9.00%) Front Office
16 98 (8.56%) Java
16 98 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (8.47%) Oracle
18 90 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
19 88 (7.69%) T-SQL
20 87 (7.60%) SharePoint
20 87 (7.60%) Fixed Income
21 86 (7.51%) Investment Banking
22 85 (7.42%) XML
23 81 (7.07%) JavaScript
24 78 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 78 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 73 (6.38%) QA

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 87 (7.60%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.11%) SAS
3 13 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.79%) Confluence
4 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.44%) Documentum
8 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.17%) Papyrus
Applications
1 404 (35.28%) MS Excel
2 160 (13.97%) MS Office
3 60 (5.24%) Spreadsheet
4 52 (4.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (2.27%) MS Project
6 19 (1.66%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.40%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.70%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.61%) SPSS
10 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.17%) FastStats
11 1 (0.087%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.22%) ResourceLink
2 11 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.52%) ReMetrica
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) CA Clarity
8 2 (0.17%) assyst
8 2 (0.17%) Summit
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.48%) SaaS
2 14 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.35%) Office 365
5 1 (0.087%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.05%) TCP/IP
1 12 (1.05%) DNS
1 12 (1.05%) Intranet
2 11 (0.96%) VPN
2 11 (0.96%) Firewall
3 10 (0.87%) SNMP
3 10 (0.87%) VLAN
3 10 (0.87%) iSCSI
3 10 (0.87%) FCoE
3 10 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (0.87%) Multicast
4 8 (0.70%) Internet
5 5 (0.44%) SAN
5 5 (0.44%) LDAP
5 5 (0.44%) LTE
5 5 (0.44%) Softphone
6 4 (0.35%) 2G
6 4 (0.35%) 4G
6 4 (0.35%) 3G
7 3 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (27.07%) SQL Server
2 155 (13.54%) MS Access
3 90 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (6.29%) Relational Database
6 67 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (2.53%) MySQL
9 26 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.92%) QlikView
11 21 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
12 20 (1.75%) Ingres
13 19 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.31%) DTS
15 14 (1.22%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
17 10 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.14%) JIRA
3 11 (0.96%) Subversion
4 10 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.79%) Toad
6 8 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (0.70%) JUnit
7 7 (0.61%) Maven
8 5 (0.44%) CruiseControl
8 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.26%) Xcode
10 3 (0.26%) NUnit
10 3 (0.26%) Build Forge
10 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.26%) jMock
General
1 422 (36.86%) Finance
2 235 (20.52%) Banking
3 103 (9.00%) Front Office
4 86 (7.51%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.93%) Retail
6 31 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.18%) Marketing
8 20 (1.75%) Publishing
9 19 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.66%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.96%) Back Office
10 11 (0.96%) Billing
11 10 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.79%) Advertising
12 9 (0.79%) Legal
13 8 (0.70%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.52%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.52%) Military
15 3 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 518 (45.24%) Developer
2 460 (40.17%) Analyst
3 135 (11.79%) VBA Developer
4 122 (10.66%) Excel Developer
5 109 (9.52%) Data Analyst
6 87 (7.60%) Business Analyst
7 70 (6.11%) Excel VBA Developer
8 62 (5.41%) MI Analyst
9 55 (4.80%) SQL Developer
10 45 (3.93%) .NET Developer
11 43 (3.76%) C# Developer
12 39 (3.41%) Analyst Developer
13 34 (2.97%) Support Analyst
14 32 (2.79%) Quantitative Developer
15 29 (2.53%) Database Developer
16 27 (2.36%) Access Developer
17 26 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
18 24 (2.10%) MI Developer
19 23 (2.01%) Software Developer
19 23 (2.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (14.32%) .NET
2 85 (7.42%) XML
3 63 (5.50%) HTML
4 59 (5.15%) ASP.NET
5 30 (2.62%) CSS
6 26 (2.27%) WinForms
7 22 (1.92%) Web Services
7 22 (1.92%) WCF
8 21 (1.83%) WPF
8 21 (1.83%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.66%) XHTML
10 18 (1.57%) XSLT
11 14 (1.22%) J2EE
12 13 (1.14%) Middleware
13 12 (1.05%) MDX
14 11 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (0.87%) ADO
16 9 (0.79%) jQuery
17 8 (0.70%) JSON
18 7 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.60%) Fixed Income
2 55 (4.80%) Derivative
3 47 (4.10%) Statistics
4 43 (3.76%) Mathematics
5 37 (3.23%) Market Risk
6 33 (2.88%) Equities
7 27 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.10%) Data Extraction
9 20 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.48%) Credit Risk
11 17 (1.48%) Data Conversion
12 16 (1.40%) Reference Data
13 14 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.05%) NHS
14 12 (1.05%) Economics
15 11 (0.96%) Physics
15 11 (0.96%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.26%) Windows
2 36 (3.14%) Windows 7
3 27 (2.36%) Linux
3 27 (2.36%) UNIX
4 22 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 21 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.35%) SUSE
7 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.087%) AIX
9 1 (0.087%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.087%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (9.26%) Analytics
2 104 (9.08%) Data Analysis
3 103 (9.00%) Migration
4 98 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (6.11%) Project Management
6 61 (5.33%) Business Analysis
7 59 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (4.45%) Data Modelling
9 50 (4.37%) Risk Management
9 50 (4.37%) Asset Management
9 50 (4.37%) Data Management
10 48 (4.19%) ETL
11 47 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (3.58%) Investment Management
13 37 (3.23%) Data Migration
13 37 (3.23%) RAD
13 37 (3.23%) Document Management
14 33 (2.88%) Software Engineering
14 33 (2.88%) Quality Management
15 30 (2.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 635 (55.46%) SQL
2 154 (13.45%) C#
3 146 (12.75%) VB
4 98 (8.56%) Java
5 88 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 81 (7.07%) JavaScript
7 71 (6.20%) C++
8 57 (4.98%) VB.NET
9 55 (4.80%) Perl
10 44 (3.84%) Python
11 39 (3.41%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.97%) VBScript
13 32 (2.79%) VB6
14 19 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.96%) VC++
17 9 (0.79%) C
17 9 (0.79%) R
18 6 (0.52%) MATLAB
19 4 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 132 (11.53%) Degree
2 64 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.75%) PhD
6 20 (1.75%) MOS
7 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.70%) ACCA
9 7 (0.61%) CIMA
10 6 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.44%) ISEB
11 5 (0.44%) MCSE
11 5 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.35%) MCSD
12 4 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.26%) MCP
13 3 (0.26%) AAT
14 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.38%) QA
2 15 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.22%) Basel III
4 7 (0.61%) CRD IV
5 5 (0.44%) COREP
5 5 (0.44%) FINREP
6 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.35%) SLA
7 3 (0.26%) Basel II
7 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.17%) EMIR
9 1 (0.087%) MiFID
9 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.087%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.87%) vSphere
3 10 (0.87%) vCloud
3 10 (0.87%) NFS
4 2 (0.17%) XenApp
5 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.087%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.44%) Control-M
4 4 (0.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.087%) SCOM
6 1 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 255 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 97 (8.47%) Oracle
3 67 (5.85%) SAP
4 49 (4.28%) Business Objects
4 49 (4.28%) HP
5 30 (2.62%) Sybase
6 21 (1.83%) Cognos
6 21 (1.83%) IBM
7 15 (1.31%) Dell
7 15 (1.31%) Teradata
8 14 (1.22%) webMethods
8 14 (1.22%) EMC
8 14 (1.22%) Software AG
9 13 (1.14%) Hyperion
10 12 (1.05%) VMware
11 11 (0.96%) Cisco
12 10 (0.87%) Sage
12 10 (0.87%) Websense
12 10 (0.87%) F5
12 10 (0.87%) Tableau
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