The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 285 207 202
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -5
Contract jobs citing VBA 400 579 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 1.12% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.01% 2.93% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 408 339
Median daily rate £375 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £27.97 £32.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -33.33%
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
19922 19736 18409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.00% 38.27% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13809 13468 11981
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 409 384
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016.

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 31 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -75 226 £400 -11.11% 38
South East +37 62 £333 -14.19% 6
Yorkshire +6 28 £365 +21.66% 3
East of England +8 22 £313 -3.84% 8
East Midlands -18 20 £425 +70.00% 2
South West -4 18 £310 -27.05% 6
North West -4 16 £350 +12.81% 8
West Midlands -42 9 £350 +7.69% 4
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VBA.

1 473 (57.89%) SQL
2 341 (41.74%) Finance
3 258 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 238 (29.13%) SQL Server
5 235 (28.76%) C#
6 222 (27.17%) Microsoft
7 176 (21.54%) Banking
8 173 (21.18%) .NET
9 151 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
10 126 (15.42%) VB
11 114 (13.95%) Oracle
12 106 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 101 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 99 (12.12%) MS Office
15 95 (11.63%) T-SQL
16 91 (11.14%) MS Access
17 89 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
18 80 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
18 80 (9.79%) Front Office
19 74 (9.06%) SharePoint
20 73 (8.94%) Data Analysis
21 70 (8.57%) Analytics
22 69 (8.45%) Python
23 66 (8.08%) Degree
24 64 (7.83%) JavaScript
25 63 (7.71%) C++
26 62 (7.59%) Java
27 61 (7.47%) Data Modelling
28 58 (7.10%) SAS
29 56 (6.85%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 58 (7.10%) SAS
3 32 (3.92%) IIS
4 27 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.98%) Confluence
6 5 (0.61%) CMS
6 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.49%) Apache
8 3 (0.37%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.37%) MTS
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.24%) JBoss
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Drupal
10 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 258 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 99 (12.12%) MS Office
3 55 (6.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (5.75%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (2.20%) MS Project
6 16 (1.96%) SPSS
7 14 (1.71%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.37%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Cognos Planning
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.37%) Global One
2 3 (0.37%) HFM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.86%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.49%) Office 365
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.24%) SmartFocus
4 2 (0.24%) Taleo
5 1 (0.12%) AdWords
5 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.98%) HTTP
2 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.61%) Wireless
3 3 (0.37%) 3G
3 3 (0.37%) DNS
3 3 (0.37%) Firewall
3 3 (0.37%) Internet
3 3 (0.37%) VPN
4 2 (0.24%) Intranet
4 2 (0.24%) LAN
4 2 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.12%) DHCP
5 1 (0.12%) DSL
5 1 (0.12%) FTP
5 1 (0.12%) WebEx
5 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 106 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (11.14%) MS Access
5 49 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (5.88%) QlikView
7 46 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 41 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
11 24 (2.94%) Oracle Database
12 22 (2.69%) MySQL
13 20 (2.45%) PowerPivot
14 17 (2.08%) Big Data
15 16 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
16 15 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
18 13 (1.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (5.02%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.67%) Subversion
3 19 (2.33%) JIRA
4 16 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 15 (1.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.98%) Maven
9 7 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.86%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.73%) JMeter
10 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.61%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.49%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.49%) Selenium
12 4 (0.49%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.49%) VisualVM
12 4 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 341 (41.74%) Finance
2 176 (21.54%) Banking
3 80 (9.79%) Front Office
4 50 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.90%) Retail
6 30 (3.67%) Marketing
7 18 (2.20%) Back Office
8 12 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.35%) Legal
10 8 (0.98%) Advertising
11 6 (0.73%) Billing
11 6 (0.73%) Electronics
11 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Law
12 2 (0.24%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 357 (43.70%) Developer
2 299 (36.60%) Analyst
3 129 (15.79%) VBA Developer
4 115 (14.08%) SQL Developer
5 76 (9.30%) Data Analyst
6 72 (8.81%) C# Developer
7 64 (7.83%) Business Analyst
8 62 (7.59%) Excel Developer
9 56 (6.85%) Excel VBA Developer
10 49 (6.00%) .NET Developer
11 48 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
12 46 (5.63%) Excel Analyst
13 41 (5.02%) Access Developer
14 31 (3.79%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.55%) Applications Support
15 29 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 28 (3.43%) Consultant
16 28 (3.43%) SAS Analyst
17 27 (3.30%) Access VBA Developer
18 25 (3.06%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (21.18%) .NET
2 56 (6.85%) XML
3 54 (6.61%) jQuery
4 50 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 50 (6.12%) HTML
5 41 (5.02%) ASP.NET
6 37 (4.53%) Web Services
7 35 (4.28%) Classic ASP
8 30 (3.67%) CSS
8 30 (3.67%) WPF
9 27 (3.30%) WinForms
10 26 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (2.33%) Unity DI Container
12 14 (1.71%) WCF
13 13 (1.59%) Ajax
13 13 (1.59%) XHTML
14 11 (1.35%) DCOM
14 11 (1.35%) Entity Framework
14 11 (1.35%) MDX
14 11 (1.35%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.61%) Fixed Income
3 46 (5.63%) Visualisation
4 41 (5.02%) Mathematics
5 40 (4.90%) Derivative
6 35 (4.28%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.92%) Statistics
8 20 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (2.33%) Credit Risk
10 17 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.59%) Data Extraction
13 12 (1.47%) Equities
14 11 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (1.22%) Market Risk
16 9 (1.10%) CMDB
16 9 (1.10%) Economics
16 9 (1.10%) Reference Data
17 8 (0.98%) NHS
17 8 (0.98%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.24%) Windows
2 23 (2.82%) Unix
3 17 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.22%) Linux
6 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.73%) Solaris
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (8.94%) Data Analysis
4 70 (8.57%) Analytics
5 61 (7.47%) Data Modelling
6 51 (6.24%) Asset Management
7 45 (5.51%) Validation
8 42 (5.14%) Business Analysis
8 42 (5.14%) Data Management
9 41 (5.02%) ETL
9 41 (5.02%) Migration
10 38 (4.65%) ITIL
10 38 (4.65%) MVC
11 37 (4.53%) OO
11 37 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (4.41%) SDLC
13 35 (4.28%) RAD
14 31 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (3.67%) Risk Management
16 29 (3.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 473 (57.89%) SQL
2 235 (28.76%) C#
3 126 (15.42%) VB
4 95 (11.63%) T-SQL
5 69 (8.45%) Python
6 64 (7.83%) JavaScript
7 63 (7.71%) C++
8 62 (7.59%) Java
9 50 (6.12%) VBScript
10 45 (5.51%) VB.NET
10 45 (5.51%) VB6
11 44 (5.39%) PowerShell
12 40 (4.90%) PL/SQL
13 36 (4.41%) R
14 18 (2.20%) C
15 14 (1.71%) Perl
16 13 (1.59%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.22%) PHP
18 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (8.08%) Degree
2 41 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.47%) PhD
5 10 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.98%) HND
8 5 (0.61%) MCSA
8 5 (0.61%) MCSE
9 4 (0.49%) ACCA
9 4 (0.49%) CCA
9 4 (0.49%) ISEB
9 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.49%) PMP
10 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.37%) MOS
10 3 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.16%) QA
2 12 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.61%) MiFID
5 3 (0.37%) Basel III
6 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.24%) HDFS
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.12%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.71%) Control-M
2 5 (0.61%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 222 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 114 (13.95%) Oracle
3 42 (5.14%) Tableau
4 31 (3.79%) Sybase
5 26 (3.18%) Bloomberg
6 25 (3.06%) SAP
7 20 (2.45%) Remedy
8 16 (1.96%) Reuters
8 16 (1.96%) Teradata
9 15 (1.84%) HP
10 11 (1.35%) Cognos
10 11 (1.35%) Google
11 10 (1.22%) Charles River
12 9 (1.10%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.10%) FactSet
12 9 (1.10%) IBM
13 8 (0.98%) BMC
13 8 (0.98%) Informatica
14 5 (0.61%) Citrix
14 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
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