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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 277 212 187
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -25
Contract jobs citing VBA 417 560 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 1.09% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 2.88% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 413 372
Average daily rate £400 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Average hourly rate £19.31 £26.31 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.62% +57.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £20.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £34.77 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +14.18%
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
19642 19438 18583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.33% 37.75% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13637 12836 12308
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 417 444
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -43 267 £443 -1.66% 56
South East -51 41 £313 -10.71% 9
Yorkshire -2 31 £350 +25.00% 6
South West -8 24 £375 +7.14% 9
West Midlands -11 15 £250 -14.52% 9
East of England +7 9 £350 -12.50% 6
East Midlands -4 8 £369 +5.35% 2
North West -41 8 £380 +18.75% 11
North East -26 7 £305 -35.78%
Midlands -5 3 £400 +128.57%
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 503 (57.16%) SQL
2 365 (41.48%) Finance
3 340 (38.64%) MS Excel
4 297 (33.75%) SQL Server
5 271 (30.80%) C#
6 234 (26.59%) Microsoft
7 213 (24.20%) .NET
8 207 (23.52%) Banking
9 148 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
10 146 (16.59%) VB
11 140 (15.91%) MS Access
12 128 (14.55%) Oracle
13 114 (12.95%) MS Office
13 114 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
14 111 (12.61%) Front Office
15 107 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 103 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
17 98 (11.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 96 (10.91%) Windows
19 82 (9.32%) T-SQL
19 82 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 74 (8.41%) C++
21 73 (8.30%) Degree
22 72 (8.18%) VB.NET
22 72 (8.18%) Analytics
23 70 (7.95%) Java
24 69 (7.84%) JavaScript
24 69 (7.84%) VBScript
24 69 (7.84%) Fixed Income
25 67 (7.61%) Data Analysis

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 56 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 48 (5.45%) SAS
3 43 (4.89%) IIS
4 20 (2.27%) Confluence
5 17 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.68%) Apache
7 6 (0.68%) CICS
7 6 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.45%) CMS
8 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 340 (38.64%) MS Excel
2 114 (12.95%) MS Office
3 40 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (4.20%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (2.16%) SPSS
6 18 (2.05%) MS Project
7 13 (1.48%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.34%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.45%) Global One
3 4 (0.45%) HFM
4 3 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.34%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.23%) SaaS
3 2 (0.23%) Taleo
4 1 (0.11%) AdWords
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.91%) HTTP
3 7 (0.80%) DNS
3 7 (0.80%) SSL
4 6 (0.68%) 3G
4 6 (0.68%) Firewall
4 6 (0.68%) FTP
4 6 (0.68%) VPN
4 6 (0.68%) WinSCP
4 6 (0.68%) Wireless
5 5 (0.57%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.45%) DHCP
6 4 (0.45%) Internet
7 3 (0.34%) Intranet
7 3 (0.34%) SAN
8 2 (0.23%) Extranet
8 2 (0.23%) GSM
8 2 (0.23%) LAN
8 2 (0.23%) UMTS
8 2 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (33.75%) SQL Server
2 140 (15.91%) MS Access
3 107 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (11.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 82 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 58 (6.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (5.80%) Relational Database
9 47 (5.34%) Oracle Database
10 45 (5.11%) QlikView
11 37 (4.20%) Data Mining
12 36 (4.09%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (2.84%) Big Data
17 20 (2.27%) MySQL
17 20 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
18 17 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 29 (3.30%) JIRA
3 28 (3.18%) Subversion
4 16 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.59%) HP UFT
5 14 (1.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 13 (1.48%) Maven
7 11 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.91%) ERwin
9 8 (0.91%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.80%) CMake
11 6 (0.68%) Gatling
11 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.68%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.68%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.68%) The Grinder
11 6 (0.68%) YourKit
General
1 365 (41.48%) Finance
2 207 (23.52%) Banking
3 111 (12.61%) Front Office
4 61 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.75%) Retail
6 26 (2.95%) Back Office
6 26 (2.95%) Marketing
7 17 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.59%) Legal
9 10 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.80%) Advertising
10 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.57%) Billing
12 5 (0.57%) Law
12 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Local Government
13 4 (0.45%) Publishing
14 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.34%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 440 (50.00%) Developer
2 298 (33.86%) Analyst
3 133 (15.11%) VBA Developer
4 108 (12.27%) SQL Developer
5 95 (10.80%) C# Developer
6 92 (10.45%) Data Analyst
7 81 (9.20%) Excel Developer
8 68 (7.73%) Excel VBA Developer
9 63 (7.16%) .NET Developer
10 50 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
10 50 (5.68%) SQL Analyst
11 47 (5.34%) Access Developer
11 47 (5.34%) Excel Analyst
12 40 (4.55%) Support Analyst
13 37 (4.20%) Business Analyst
14 32 (3.64%) Access VBA Developer
15 29 (3.30%) Quantitative Developer
16 28 (3.18%) Consultant
17 26 (2.95%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.95%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (24.20%) .NET
2 55 (6.25%) XML
3 52 (5.91%) .NET Framework
4 51 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 43 (4.89%) WinForms
6 37 (4.20%) HTML
7 36 (4.09%) WPF
8 33 (3.75%) jQuery
9 31 (3.52%) Web Services
10 23 (2.61%) Classic ASP
11 15 (1.70%) CSS
11 15 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (1.70%) WCF
12 14 (1.59%) MDX
13 9 (1.02%) Ajax
13 9 (1.02%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.91%) OOXML
14 8 (0.91%) Qt
14 8 (0.91%) Spring
14 8 (0.91%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 148 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.84%) Fixed Income
3 53 (6.02%) Derivative
4 47 (5.34%) Mathematics
5 44 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 41 (4.66%) Statistics
7 39 (4.43%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.39%) Data Extraction
9 20 (2.27%) Credit Risk
9 20 (2.27%) Equities
9 20 (2.27%) NHS
10 18 (2.05%) Market Risk
11 17 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.48%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.36%) Reference Data
14 10 (1.14%) Physics
15 9 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.91%) CMDB
16 8 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.91%) Windows
2 29 (3.30%) Windows 7
3 25 (2.84%) Linux
4 24 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.82%) Unix
6 12 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.68%) MVS
9 6 (0.68%) Solaris
10 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
2 103 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (8.18%) Analytics
4 67 (7.61%) Data Analysis
5 63 (7.16%) Asset Management
6 56 (6.36%) Migration
7 54 (6.14%) Data Modelling
8 52 (5.91%) ETL
8 52 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (5.57%) Data Management
10 42 (4.77%) RAD
10 42 (4.77%) Unit Testing
11 41 (4.66%) Risk Management
12 36 (4.09%) SDLC
13 35 (3.98%) ITIL
13 35 (3.98%) OO
13 35 (3.98%) Project Management
14 33 (3.75%) MVC
15 31 (3.52%) Validation
16 28 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 503 (57.16%) SQL
2 271 (30.80%) C#
3 146 (16.59%) VB
4 82 (9.32%) T-SQL
5 74 (8.41%) C++
6 72 (8.18%) VB.NET
7 70 (7.95%) Java
8 69 (7.84%) JavaScript
8 69 (7.84%) VBScript
9 61 (6.93%) Python
10 37 (4.20%) PowerShell
10 37 (4.20%) VB6
11 33 (3.75%) R
12 29 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 25 (2.84%) MATLAB
14 15 (1.70%) C
14 15 (1.70%) Perl
15 10 (1.14%) Scala
16 9 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (8.30%) Degree
2 31 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.70%) PhD
5 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.57%) MCSA
7 5 (0.57%) MCSE
8 4 (0.45%) CCA
9 3 (0.34%) ACCA
9 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.23%) HND
10 2 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CAPM
11 1 (0.11%) CFA
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.11%) QA
2 29 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.45%) MiFID
5 2 (0.23%) Basel III
5 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.23%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.11%) NFS
4 1 (0.11%) Samba
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.57%) SCCM
3 4 (0.45%) Control-M
4 3 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.23%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 234 (26.59%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.55%) Oracle
3 46 (5.23%) Tableau
4 33 (3.75%) SAP
5 28 (3.18%) Sybase
6 23 (2.61%) Bloomberg
7 16 (1.82%) IBM
7 16 (1.82%) Reuters
8 15 (1.70%) Informatica
9 14 (1.59%) CA
9 14 (1.59%) Cognos
10 13 (1.48%) HP
10 13 (1.48%) Teradata
11 9 (1.02%) Charles River
11 9 (1.02%) FactSet
12 8 (0.91%) Google
13 6 (0.68%) Ericsson
13 6 (0.68%) Micro Focus
13 6 (0.68%) New Relic
13 6 (0.68%) Nokia
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £390 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £150 - 170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago