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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 200 190 120
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -70
Contract jobs citing VBA 534 543 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.13% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 2.86% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 339 575
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £12.53 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.26 £24.85 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
VBA
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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
19162 18977 20042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.85% 39.44% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12618 12345 12002
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
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 382 496 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.18 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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 -20 292 £400 -11.11% 82
South East -12 54 £353 -9.03% 14
North West +25 53 £280 +24.44% 10
South West -14 42 £325 -15.03% 9
West Midlands -19 27 £300 +13.20% 7
Yorkshire +1 20 £289 +20.06% 10
East of England -23 19 £225 -25.00% 17
East Midlands +9 15 £333 +40.00% 4
North East -37 7 £375 +114.28% 2
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 603 (54.13%) SQL
2 390 (35.01%) Finance
3 363 (32.59%) MS Excel
4 268 (24.06%) SQL Server
5 266 (23.88%) Microsoft
6 261 (23.43%) Banking
7 196 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
8 154 (13.82%) C#
9 151 (13.55%) MS Office
10 145 (13.02%) .NET
11 141 (12.66%) MS Access
12 135 (12.12%) VB
13 121 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
14 120 (10.77%) Degree
15 113 (10.14%) Windows
16 107 (9.61%) Oracle
17 104 (9.34%) Front Office
18 98 (8.80%) Analytics
19 97 (8.71%) Data Analysis
20 94 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 93 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
22 88 (7.90%) Java
23 87 (7.81%) Investment Banking
24 85 (7.63%) T-SQL
25 83 (7.45%) Project Management
25 83 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 81 (7.27%) SharePoint
27 79 (7.09%) Migration
28 76 (6.82%) QA
29 75 (6.73%) SAS

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 81 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 75 (6.73%) SAS
3 13 (1.17%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.90%) Confluence
6 7 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.27%) CMS
10 3 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.18%) Documentum
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 363 (32.59%) MS Excel
2 151 (13.55%) MS Office
3 73 (6.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (5.21%) Spreadsheet
5 26 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.89%) MS Project
7 7 (0.63%) SPSS
7 7 (0.63%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.45%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.18%) FastStats
10 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.090%) CATIA
10 1 (0.090%) Stata
10 1 (0.090%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (1.53%) ResourceLink
2 12 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.54%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.15%) SaaS
2 17 (1.53%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.090%) Taleo
4 1 (0.090%) Office 365
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.26%) Firewall
3 10 (0.90%) VLAN
3 10 (0.90%) iSCSI
3 10 (0.90%) Multicast
3 10 (0.90%) FCoE
3 10 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (0.90%) DNS
3 10 (0.90%) VPN
3 10 (0.90%) SNMP
4 8 (0.72%) SAN
5 5 (0.45%) UMTS
5 5 (0.45%) LDAP
5 5 (0.45%) 3G
5 5 (0.45%) LTE
6 4 (0.36%) 2G
6 4 (0.36%) Intranet
6 4 (0.36%) Internet
6 4 (0.36%) WAN
6 4 (0.36%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 141 (12.66%) MS Access
3 94 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 83 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (5.57%) Relational Database
8 54 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.78%) QlikView
11 27 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 25 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (1.35%) MySQL
15 14 (1.26%) OLAP
16 12 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 12 (1.08%) Essbase
16 12 (1.08%) Ingres
16 12 (1.08%) DTS
17 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.26%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.08%) JIRA
2 12 (1.08%) Toad
3 11 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.90%) Subversion
5 9 (0.81%) JUnit
5 9 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.63%) Maven
7 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.45%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.36%) jMock
9 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.27%) NUnit
10 3 (0.27%) Hudson
10 3 (0.27%) Build Forge
10 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 390 (35.01%) Finance
2 261 (23.43%) Banking
3 104 (9.34%) Front Office
4 87 (7.81%) Investment Banking
5 59 (5.30%) Retail
6 27 (2.42%) Marketing
7 24 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.62%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.08%) Billing
10 12 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.99%) Back Office
11 11 (0.99%) Legal
12 9 (0.81%) Military
12 9 (0.81%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.72%) Publishing
14 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.45%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 501 (44.97%) Developer
2 433 (38.87%) Analyst
3 141 (12.66%) VBA Developer
4 127 (11.40%) Excel Developer
5 115 (10.32%) Data Analyst
6 80 (7.18%) Business Analyst
7 72 (6.46%) Excel VBA Developer
8 63 (5.66%) SQL Developer
9 61 (5.48%) MI Analyst
10 38 (3.41%) Support Analyst
11 32 (2.87%) C# Developer
12 29 (2.60%) Architect
13 28 (2.51%) Analyst Developer
14 27 (2.42%) Access Developer
15 26 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
16 25 (2.24%) .NET Developer
17 24 (2.15%) Senior Developer
17 24 (2.15%) Consultant
18 23 (2.06%) Tester
18 23 (2.06%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (13.02%) .NET
2 57 (5.12%) XML
3 56 (5.03%) ASP.NET
4 34 (3.05%) HTML
5 26 (2.33%) Web Services
6 23 (2.06%) CSS
7 18 (1.62%) WPF
8 17 (1.53%) MDX
9 16 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.44%) J2EE
10 15 (1.35%) Middleware
11 13 (1.17%) WinForms
11 13 (1.17%) jQuery
11 13 (1.17%) WCF
11 13 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.90%) Ajax
13 7 (0.63%) JSON
14 6 (0.54%) Silverlight
14 6 (0.54%) Swing
14 6 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 196 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.37%) Fixed Income
3 54 (4.85%) Derivative
4 39 (3.50%) Mathematics
5 36 (3.23%) Market Risk
6 34 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.05%) Statistics
7 31 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.24%) Credit Risk
9 24 (2.15%) Equities
10 21 (1.89%) NHS
10 21 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.89%) Data Extraction
10 21 (1.89%) Visualisation
10 21 (1.89%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.90%) Physics
12 10 (0.90%) User Experience
12 10 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.14%) Windows
2 40 (3.59%) Linux
3 37 (3.32%) UNIX
4 35 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 21 (1.89%) Windows XP
6 19 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.45%) Solaris
9 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.36%) SUSE
11 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.090%) AIX
12 1 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
2 98 (8.80%) Analytics
3 97 (8.71%) Data Analysis
4 83 (7.45%) Project Management
5 79 (7.09%) Migration
6 70 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (6.01%) ETL
8 64 (5.75%) Data Modelling
8 64 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (5.57%) Business Analysis
10 51 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 48 (4.31%) Asset Management
12 47 (4.22%) Data Management
13 46 (4.13%) Risk Management
14 39 (3.50%) RAD
15 38 (3.41%) Investment Management
16 34 (3.05%) OO
17 33 (2.96%) Quality Management
18 32 (2.87%) Document Management
19 30 (2.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 603 (54.13%) SQL
2 154 (13.82%) C#
3 135 (12.12%) VB
4 88 (7.90%) Java
5 85 (7.63%) T-SQL
6 53 (4.76%) C++
7 50 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 50 (4.49%) PL/SQL
8 47 (4.22%) VBScript
9 46 (4.13%) VB.NET
10 35 (3.14%) Perl
10 35 (3.14%) Python
11 26 (2.33%) VB6
12 25 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.89%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.17%) C
15 9 (0.81%) VC++
16 7 (0.63%) R
17 5 (0.45%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.45%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 120 (10.77%) Degree
2 73 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 61 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.69%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (1.97%) MOS
7 17 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.26%) PhD
9 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.72%) ISEB
12 7 (0.63%) ACCA
13 6 (0.54%) CIMA
13 6 (0.54%) MCSE
13 6 (0.54%) MCSD
14 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.36%) MCP
15 3 (0.27%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.82%) QA
2 11 (0.99%) SLA
3 10 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.81%) Basel III
5 4 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.27%) Basel II
6 3 (0.27%) EMIR
6 3 (0.27%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.090%) COREP
8 1 (0.090%) FINREP
8 1 (0.090%) P3O
8 1 (0.090%) MiFID
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.90%) vSphere
3 10 (0.90%) vCloud
3 10 (0.90%) NFS
4 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.27%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.18%) XenApp
5 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.090%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.45%) Control-M
3 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.36%) SCCM
5 2 (0.18%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.090%) Foglight
6 1 (0.090%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.090%) SCOM
Vendors
1 266 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 107 (9.61%) Oracle
3 73 (6.55%) SAP
4 52 (4.67%) HP
5 46 (4.13%) Business Objects
6 32 (2.87%) Sybase
7 22 (1.97%) Teradata
8 21 (1.89%) Cognos
8 21 (1.89%) Tableau
9 20 (1.80%) IBM
10 19 (1.71%) VMware
11 17 (1.53%) Dell
11 17 (1.53%) Software AG
11 17 (1.53%) webMethods
12 13 (1.17%) EMC
13 12 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
13 12 (1.08%) Cisco
14 11 (0.99%) TIBCO
15 10 (0.90%) F5
15 10 (0.90%) Bloomberg
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