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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK / England
Rank 306 235 172
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -63
Contract jobs citing VBA 281 473 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 1.02% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 2.60% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 319 452
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £596 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 19
Median hourly rate £16.13 £19.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £16.25 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £19.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -25.00%

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
16794 18197 17274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.43% 39.10% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11585 12400 11783
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 484 379
Median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -57 188 £419 -1.47% 41
South East 0 29 £390 -2.50% 11
Yorkshire -23 16 £350 +16.66% 8
East Midlands +2 12 £350 +55.55% 3
South West +4 11 £300 -20.00% 2
North West +6 9 £375 +29.31% 8
West Midlands -3 9 £450 +2.85% 7
East of England +7 6 £300 +60.00% 2
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 367 (57.80%) SQL
2 264 (41.57%) Finance
3 230 (36.22%) MS Excel
4 199 (31.34%) Microsoft
5 191 (30.08%) SQL Server
6 133 (20.94%) .NET
7 126 (19.84%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (19.21%) C#
9 107 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
10 106 (16.69%) Banking
11 104 (16.38%) MS Access
12 92 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 88 (13.86%) VB
14 84 (13.23%) Oracle
15 83 (13.07%) MS Office
15 83 (13.07%) Analytics
16 72 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 71 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (9.76%) T-SQL
19 61 (9.61%) JavaScript
20 60 (9.45%) Data Modelling
21 57 (8.98%) Degree
21 57 (8.98%) Data Analysis
22 56 (8.82%) Migration
23 53 (8.35%) Front Office
23 53 (8.35%) VB.NET
24 49 (7.72%) SharePoint
25 48 (7.56%) XML
26 47 (7.40%) Python
26 47 (7.40%) MS PowerPoint

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 49 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 41 (6.46%) SAS
3 22 (3.46%) IIS
4 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.63%) Confluence
7 3 (0.47%) Apache
7 3 (0.47%) CMS
7 3 (0.47%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 230 (36.22%) MS Excel
2 83 (13.07%) MS Office
3 47 (7.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (7.09%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.73%) MS Project
7 8 (1.26%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.63%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.47%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.47%) Summit
3 3 (0.47%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.31%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.31%) Relativity
4 2 (0.31%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.31%) Unica
4 2 (0.31%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.52%) Office 365
3 8 (1.26%) Boomi
4 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.63%) Internet
2 2 (0.31%) FTP
2 2 (0.31%) IMAP
2 2 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.16%) 2G
3 1 (0.16%) 3G
3 1 (0.16%) 4G
3 1 (0.16%) DSL
3 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.16%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.16%) GSM
3 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.16%) UMTS
3 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (30.08%) SQL Server
2 104 (16.38%) MS Access
3 92 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 42 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (5.20%) BusinessObjects
9 30 (4.72%) Power BI
10 25 (3.94%) Oracle Database
11 24 (3.78%) QlikView
12 20 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (2.52%) Data Mining
13 16 (2.52%) Relational Database
14 15 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.73%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.73%) OLAP
16 11 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
17 10 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.89%) Subversion
4 10 (1.57%) JIRA
4 10 (1.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 7 (1.10%) Selenium
6 5 (0.79%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.63%) Build Forge
7 4 (0.63%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.63%) Hudson
8 3 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.47%) Toad
9 2 (0.31%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 264 (41.57%) Finance
2 106 (16.69%) Banking
3 53 (8.35%) Front Office
4 42 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.04%) Retail
6 18 (2.83%) Marketing
7 11 (1.73%) Legal
7 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.26%) Back Office
10 7 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.79%) Advertising
12 5 (0.79%) Electronics
13 4 (0.63%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Local Government
14 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 322 (50.71%) Developer
2 228 (35.91%) Analyst
3 95 (14.96%) VBA Developer
4 78 (12.28%) SQL Developer
5 68 (10.71%) Data Analyst
6 60 (9.45%) Excel Developer
7 51 (8.03%) .NET Developer
7 51 (8.03%) Access Developer
8 47 (7.40%) Excel VBA Developer
9 41 (6.46%) Business Analyst
9 41 (6.46%) C# Developer
10 39 (6.14%) SQL Analyst
11 35 (5.51%) Analyst Developer
12 34 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 31 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
14 30 (4.72%) Access VBA Developer
15 29 (4.57%) Excel Analyst
16 26 (4.09%) Report Analyst
17 23 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
18 21 (3.31%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (20.94%) .NET
2 48 (7.56%) XML
3 44 (6.93%) .NET Framework
3 44 (6.93%) HTML
4 31 (4.88%) jQuery
5 27 (4.25%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.62%) CSS
7 16 (2.52%) Entity Framework
7 16 (2.52%) WCF
8 12 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (1.89%) LINQ
9 11 (1.73%) ADO
9 11 (1.73%) Classic ASP
9 11 (1.73%) REST
9 11 (1.73%) WPF
10 10 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 10 (1.57%) Razor View Engine
10 10 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (1.57%) Unity DI Container
10 10 (1.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.46%) Visualisation
3 29 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.78%) Mathematics
5 19 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.83%) Equities
7 17 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (2.36%) Statistics
10 14 (2.20%) Derivative
10 14 (2.20%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (1.57%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.42%) Data Extraction
12 9 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.42%) Reinsurance
13 8 (1.26%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.10%) Clustering
14 7 (1.10%) FMCG
14 7 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.93%) Windows
2 18 (2.83%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.05%) Windows XP
4 12 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 12 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.57%) Unix
7 7 (1.10%) Linux
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.31%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (19.84%) Business Intelligence
2 83 (13.07%) Analytics
3 71 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (9.45%) Data Modelling
5 57 (8.98%) Data Analysis
6 56 (8.82%) Migration
7 37 (5.83%) ETL
7 37 (5.83%) MVC
7 37 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (4.88%) Validation
9 29 (4.57%) Unit Testing
9 29 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (4.41%) Data Management
11 26 (4.09%) Business Analysis
12 25 (3.94%) Data Analytics
13 23 (3.62%) Asset Management
13 23 (3.62%) Data Visualisation
14 22 (3.46%) RAD
15 18 (2.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (2.68%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (57.80%) SQL
2 122 (19.21%) C#
3 88 (13.86%) VB
4 62 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 61 (9.61%) JavaScript
6 53 (8.35%) VB.NET
7 47 (7.40%) Python
8 37 (5.83%) Java
9 26 (4.09%) VB6
10 25 (3.94%) C++
11 22 (3.46%) R
12 21 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.99%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.83%) C
14 18 (2.83%) VBScript
15 13 (2.05%) Perl
16 11 (1.73%) XPath
17 10 (1.57%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.10%) PHP
19 5 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 57 (8.98%) Degree
2 31 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.26%) ACCA
5 6 (0.94%) CIMA
6 5 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.79%) MOS
7 4 (0.63%) AAT
7 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.31%) CCA
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) MCAD
9 2 (0.31%) MCSD
9 2 (0.31%) PhD
10 1 (0.16%) CFA
10 1 (0.16%) CISSP
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.09%) QA
2 21 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.26%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.31%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) XenApp
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.47%) Control-M
3 2 (0.31%) EnCase
3 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 199 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 84 (13.23%) Oracle
3 46 (7.24%) SAP
4 29 (4.57%) Tableau
5 23 (3.62%) Bloomberg
6 13 (2.05%) Teradata
7 12 (1.89%) Sybase
8 10 (1.57%) Google
8 10 (1.57%) Reuters
9 9 (1.42%) IBM
9 9 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.26%) Dell
11 7 (1.10%) Mapinfo
11 7 (1.10%) Remedy
11 7 (1.10%) Software AG
12 6 (0.94%) Citrix
12 6 (0.94%) Cognos
13 5 (0.79%) Calypso
13 5 (0.79%) HP
13 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
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