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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 167 185 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -58
Contract jobs citing VBA 604 497 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.11% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.49% 2.97% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 313 406
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 26
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £19.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
17290 16752 15962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.93% 37.57% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11658 10704 9991
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 465 680
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +66 394 £450 - 89
South East -32 61 £350 +12.00% 28
North West +10 29 £375 +101.61% 13
South West -24 25 £385 +18.46% 20
North East +2 23 £375 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -2 22 £350 +55.55% 4
West Midlands -21 22 £225 -25.00% 10
East of England -3 19 £388 +12.72% 8
East Midlands +18 14 £340 +183.33% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 675 (57.35%) SQL
2 379 (32.20%) Finance
3 378 (32.12%) MS Excel
4 325 (27.61%) SQL Server
5 323 (27.44%) Microsoft
6 286 (24.30%) Banking
7 206 (17.50%) .NET
8 202 (17.16%) C#
9 173 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
10 159 (13.51%) MS Office
11 148 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 145 (12.32%) MS Access
13 139 (11.81%) Front Office
14 136 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
14 136 (11.55%) Oracle
15 128 (10.88%) VB
16 122 (10.37%) Java
17 121 (10.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 110 (9.35%) Windows
19 106 (9.01%) JavaScript
20 102 (8.67%) SharePoint
21 99 (8.41%) Degree
22 96 (8.16%) Data Analysis
22 96 (8.16%) RAD
23 94 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
24 91 (7.73%) Security Cleared
24 91 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
25 90 (7.65%) T-SQL
26 88 (7.48%) Investment Banking
27 82 (6.97%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 102 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.18%) SAS
3 12 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (0.42%) IIS
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
8 4 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.25%) JBoss
9 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.25%) Confluence
9 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 378 (32.12%) MS Excel
2 159 (13.51%) MS Office
3 64 (5.44%) Spreadsheet
4 59 (5.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.19%) MS Project
7 8 (0.68%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.59%) SPSS
9 6 (0.51%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.17%) CATIA
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.085%) InDesign
11 1 (0.085%) Stata
11 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.085%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.76%) Endur
4 8 (0.68%) LatentZero
4 8 (0.68%) ZaiNet
5 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.51%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.34%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.25%) Summit
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.93%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.72%) SAN
2 11 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.76%) Internet
4 7 (0.59%) ATM
4 7 (0.59%) WAN
5 6 (0.51%) LAN
5 6 (0.51%) Intranet
6 5 (0.42%) Firewall
7 3 (0.25%) 2G
7 3 (0.25%) 3G
7 3 (0.25%) LDAP
7 3 (0.25%) GPRS
7 3 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) DNS
7 3 (0.25%) LTE
7 3 (0.25%) NAS
8 2 (0.17%) GSM
8 2 (0.17%) UMTS
9 1 (0.085%) RNC
9 1 (0.085%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (27.61%) SQL Server
2 148 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (12.32%) MS Access
4 121 (10.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 70 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 50 (4.25%) Relational Database
10 39 (3.31%) QlikView
11 36 (3.06%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 24 (2.04%) Data Mining
14 24 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 23 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
15 23 (1.95%) OLAP
16 18 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.36%) Big Data
18 15 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 21 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 16 (1.36%) Subversion
5 11 (0.93%) JIRA
6 9 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.59%) ClearQuest
8 7 (0.59%) Toad
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Blend
12 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.17%) NUnit
13 1 (0.085%) TestDirector
General
1 379 (32.20%) Finance
2 286 (24.30%) Banking
3 139 (11.81%) Front Office
4 88 (7.48%) Investment Banking
5 63 (5.35%) Retail
6 28 (2.38%) Publishing
7 24 (2.04%) Marketing
8 22 (1.87%) Retail Banking
8 22 (1.87%) Back Office
9 19 (1.61%) Legal
9 19 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.27%) Law
11 9 (0.76%) Billing
12 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 615 (52.25%) Developer
2 403 (34.24%) Analyst
3 157 (13.34%) Excel Developer
4 144 (12.23%) VBA Developer
5 105 (8.92%) Data Analyst
6 97 (8.24%) SQL Developer
7 70 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 69 (5.86%) Excel VBA Developer
9 50 (4.25%) RAD Developer
10 48 (4.08%) MI Analyst
11 40 (3.40%) Senior Developer
12 34 (2.89%) Analyst Developer
13 33 (2.80%) .NET Developer
13 33 (2.80%) Report Analyst
14 32 (2.72%) C# Developer
15 31 (2.63%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.29%) Quantitative Developer
17 24 (2.04%) Microsoft Developer
18 23 (1.95%) Access Developer
18 23 (1.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (17.50%) .NET
2 82 (6.97%) XML
3 74 (6.29%) HTML
4 68 (5.78%) ASP.NET
5 57 (4.84%) CSS
6 51 (4.33%) jQuery
7 37 (3.14%) XSLT
8 30 (2.55%) Web Services
9 26 (2.21%) MDX
10 23 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (1.70%) WCF
12 16 (1.36%) WPF
13 15 (1.27%) HTML5
14 13 (1.10%) JSP
15 12 (1.02%) Ajax
16 11 (0.93%) Middleware
16 11 (0.93%) .NET Framework
17 10 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
18 9 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 173 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.95%) Derivative
3 54 (4.59%) Fixed Income
4 49 (4.16%) Equities
5 37 (3.14%) NHS
6 35 (2.97%) Market Risk
7 34 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.80%) Mathematics
9 28 (2.38%) Credit Risk
10 26 (2.21%) Statistics
11 25 (2.12%) Visualisation
12 22 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
12 22 (1.87%) Data Conversion
13 20 (1.70%) Computer Science
14 17 (1.44%) N-Tier
15 16 (1.36%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.68%) User Experience
16 8 (0.68%) Open Source
16 8 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 110 (9.35%) Windows
2 31 (2.63%) UNIX
2 31 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 26 (2.21%) Windows XP
4 22 (1.87%) Linux
5 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.76%) Solaris
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.17%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
2 96 (8.16%) Data Analysis
2 96 (8.16%) RAD
3 91 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (6.63%) Migration
5 72 (6.12%) Data Modelling
6 71 (6.03%) ETL
7 70 (5.95%) Analytics
8 59 (5.01%) Project Management
9 57 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (4.67%) OO
11 50 (4.25%) Data Management
12 49 (4.16%) Business Analysis
13 45 (3.82%) Risk Management
14 44 (3.74%) Web Development
15 41 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (3.48%) Unit Testing
16 34 (2.89%) Scrum
17 29 (2.46%) Change Management
17 29 (2.46%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 675 (57.35%) SQL
2 202 (17.16%) C#
3 128 (10.88%) VB
4 122 (10.37%) Java
5 106 (9.01%) JavaScript
6 90 (7.65%) T-SQL
7 79 (6.71%) VB.NET
8 70 (5.95%) Python
9 51 (4.33%) VBScript
10 48 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 46 (3.91%) C++
12 21 (1.78%) VB6
12 21 (1.78%) C
13 18 (1.53%) Perl
14 14 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.02%) R
15 12 (1.02%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.76%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.76%) PHP
16 9 (0.76%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 99 (8.41%) Degree
2 91 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 72 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.72%) ISTQB
5 24 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.76%) ISEB
7 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.51%) ACCA
8 6 (0.51%) CIMA
9 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.42%) MCSE
9 5 (0.42%) MCP
10 4 (0.34%) MOS
11 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.25%) PhD
11 3 (0.25%) MCSD
11 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.25%) IIBA
12 1 (0.085%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.44%) QA
2 12 (1.02%) SLA
3 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.34%) CRD IV
4 4 (0.34%) Basel III
4 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.085%) P3O
6 1 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.085%) EMIR
System Software
1 28 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.42%) VMware Server
4 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.25%) Samba
5 3 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.42%) Control-M
2 5 (0.42%) SCCM
3 4 (0.34%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.085%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.085%) Foglight
4 1 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.085%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 323 (27.44%) Microsoft
2 136 (11.55%) Oracle
3 50 (4.25%) Business Objects
4 40 (3.40%) Tableau
5 36 (3.06%) HP
6 31 (2.63%) Teradata
7 26 (2.21%) Cognos
8 24 (2.04%) Citrix
9 23 (1.95%) SAP
10 20 (1.70%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.44%) thinkFolio
12 13 (1.10%) VMware
13 12 (1.02%) Sybase
13 12 (1.02%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.93%) Remedy
14 11 (0.93%) IBM
15 10 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
15 10 (0.85%) Google
16 9 (0.76%) Trayport
17 7 (0.59%) Reuters
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