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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 199 191 155
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Contract jobs citing VBA 578 537 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.09% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 2.92% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 340 407
Average daily rate
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£411 £389 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.72 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £33.00 £37.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +62.85%
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
19706 18377 18094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.19% 37.17% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13442 11953 11415
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 383 514
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £16.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.18 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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.

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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 367 £450 +2.85% 63
South East -28 41 £388 +38.39% 16
East Midlands +14 32 £250 -23.07% 2
South West -1 29 £429 +14.33% 15
East of England +6 28 £325 +10.16% 10
Yorkshire -14 25 £300 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -13 23 £325 - 8
North West -36 21 £315 -2.98% 15
North East -21 8 £300 -14.28% 2
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 643 (57.36%) SQL
2 436 (38.89%) Finance
3 378 (33.72%) MS Excel
4 332 (29.62%) SQL Server
5 267 (23.82%) Microsoft
6 249 (22.21%) Banking
7 215 (19.18%) C#
8 211 (18.82%) .NET
9 187 (16.68%) MS Access
10 158 (14.09%) Oracle
11 152 (13.56%) Front Office
12 144 (12.85%) MS Office
13 142 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
14 126 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 105 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
17 103 (9.19%) VB
18 99 (8.83%) T-SQL
18 99 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 98 (8.74%) Data Analysis
19 98 (8.74%) Investment Banking
19 98 (8.74%) Java
19 98 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
20 96 (8.56%) ETL
21 87 (7.76%) SAS
22 86 (7.67%) Analytics
23 85 (7.58%) Windows
23 85 (7.58%) RAD
23 85 (7.58%) Degree
24 84 (7.49%) Relational Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 87 (7.76%) SAS
2 83 (7.40%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.25%) CICS
4 8 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.45%) IIS
8 4 (0.36%) CMS
8 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.36%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.27%) IPython
9 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.18%) Apache
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.089%) Confluence
Applications
1 378 (33.72%) MS Excel
2 144 (12.85%) MS Office
3 65 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
5 34 (3.03%) MS Project
6 23 (2.05%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.16%) SPSS
8 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.089%) Windchill
10 1 (0.089%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.089%) Stata
10 1 (0.089%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.80%) CODA-Financials
3 8 (0.71%) Global One
4 6 (0.54%) SunGard AvantGard
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.36%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.36%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.27%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.27%) Maximo
8 2 (0.18%) Lawson
8 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.18%) Movex
8 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.18%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.18%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.18%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Boomi
4 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.43%) FTP
2 8 (0.71%) SAN
3 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.45%) Firewall
5 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.36%) 2G
5 4 (0.36%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.36%) HSPA
5 4 (0.36%) LTE
5 4 (0.36%) PABX
5 4 (0.36%) 3G
5 4 (0.36%) HTTP
5 4 (0.36%) GPRS
5 4 (0.36%) ISDN
5 4 (0.36%) LAN
5 4 (0.36%) UMTS
6 3 (0.27%) GSM
6 3 (0.27%) ATM
6 3 (0.27%) Intranet
6 3 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (29.62%) SQL Server
2 187 (16.68%) MS Access
3 122 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (7.49%) Relational Database
7 72 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 60 (5.35%) BusinessObjects
9 49 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 49 (4.37%) QlikView
10 41 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
11 35 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 30 (2.68%) Oracle Database
12 30 (2.68%) RDBMS
13 28 (2.50%) Data Mining
14 21 (1.87%) OLAP
15 18 (1.61%) Essbase
16 16 (1.43%) DB2
17 14 (1.25%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 38 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.43%) JIRA
3 13 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.07%) Toad
5 11 (0.98%) Subversion
5 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.80%) Selenium
6 9 (0.80%) PowerBuilder
7 8 (0.71%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.45%) Hudson
10 5 (0.45%) ERwin
10 5 (0.45%) JUnit
10 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.36%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.36%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.36%) TestNG
General
1 436 (38.89%) Finance
2 249 (22.21%) Banking
3 152 (13.56%) Front Office
4 98 (8.74%) Investment Banking
5 58 (5.17%) Retail
6 30 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.96%) Legal
8 18 (1.61%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.61%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.52%) Back Office
10 16 (1.43%) Marketing
11 15 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.80%) French Language
14 8 (0.71%) Military
15 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.45%) Advertising
16 5 (0.45%) Publishing
16 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 515 (45.94%) Developer
2 438 (39.07%) Analyst
3 144 (12.85%) VBA Developer
4 133 (11.86%) Data Analyst
5 112 (9.99%) Excel Developer
6 74 (6.60%) Excel VBA Developer
7 73 (6.51%) SQL Developer
8 71 (6.33%) Business Analyst
9 50 (4.46%) MI Analyst
10 45 (4.01%) RAD Developer
11 40 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 39 (3.48%) C# Developer
13 38 (3.39%) Support Analyst
14 37 (3.30%) Applications Support
14 37 (3.30%) Access Developer
15 35 (3.12%) Report Analyst
15 35 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
16 34 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
17 26 (2.32%) Information Analyst
18 25 (2.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (18.82%) .NET
2 74 (6.60%) ASP.NET
3 72 (6.42%) HTML
4 58 (5.17%) XML
5 40 (3.57%) CSS
6 31 (2.77%) WPF
7 20 (1.78%) .NET Framework
8 17 (1.52%) Web Services
8 17 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (1.07%) WCF
9 12 (1.07%) jQuery
10 11 (0.98%) JSON
10 11 (0.98%) WinForms
11 10 (0.89%) REST
12 9 (0.80%) MDX
13 7 (0.62%) HTML5
13 7 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (0.62%) FpML
13 7 (0.62%) SOAP
13 7 (0.62%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 142 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.23%) Fixed Income
3 56 (5.00%) Derivative
4 38 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.21%) Market Risk
6 35 (3.12%) NHS
7 34 (3.03%) Credit Risk
8 32 (2.85%) Visualisation
9 31 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (2.68%) Statistics
11 29 (2.59%) Equities
12 26 (2.32%) Mathematics
13 24 (2.14%) Computer Science
14 21 (1.87%) Data Extraction
15 20 (1.78%) Hedge funds
15 20 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (1.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 11 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
18 9 (0.80%) Data Integration
19 8 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.58%) Windows
2 26 (2.32%) UNIX
3 22 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 16 (1.43%) Linux
5 15 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.07%) MVS
7 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.18%) Android
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (8.74%) Data Analysis
4 96 (8.56%) ETL
5 86 (7.67%) Analytics
6 85 (7.58%) RAD
7 76 (6.78%) Migration
8 71 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (5.44%) Data Modelling
10 54 (4.82%) Risk Management
11 52 (4.64%) Business Analysis
12 47 (4.19%) Asset Management
13 45 (4.01%) Project Management
13 45 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (3.75%) Data Management
15 40 (3.57%) SDLC
16 34 (3.03%) Validation
17 33 (2.94%) OO
18 31 (2.77%) TDD
19 30 (2.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 643 (57.36%) SQL
2 215 (19.18%) C#
3 103 (9.19%) VB
4 99 (8.83%) T-SQL
5 98 (8.74%) Java
6 71 (6.33%) Python
7 68 (6.07%) JavaScript
8 58 (5.17%) C++
9 55 (4.91%) VB.NET
10 34 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 30 (2.68%) R
12 26 (2.32%) MATLAB
13 24 (2.14%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.96%) Perl
15 15 (1.34%) VBScript
16 14 (1.25%) COBOL
17 13 (1.16%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.07%) JCL
19 8 (0.71%) C
19 8 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 85 (7.58%) Degree
2 69 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.27%) PhD
8 3 (0.27%) ISEB
8 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.18%) ACCA
10 1 (0.089%) CIMA
10 1 (0.089%) MBA
10 1 (0.089%) CFA
10 1 (0.089%) PMP
10 1 (0.089%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.41%) QA
2 15 (1.34%) SLA
3 12 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.80%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.45%) Basel II
7 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.36%) FATCA
7 4 (0.36%) EMIR
7 4 (0.36%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.27%) MiFID
9 2 (0.18%) Basel III
9 2 (0.18%) COREP
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.089%) Samba
4 1 (0.089%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.69%) Control-M
2 15 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.36%) SCCM
6 3 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.089%) WMI
8 1 (0.089%) SCOM
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool
8 1 (0.089%) Nagios
8 1 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.089%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 267 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 158 (14.09%) Oracle
3 43 (3.84%) Tableau
4 32 (2.85%) Cognos
5 29 (2.59%) SAP
6 25 (2.23%) HP
7 23 (2.05%) Bloomberg
8 18 (1.61%) CODA
9 16 (1.43%) SunGard
10 14 (1.25%) Reuters
10 14 (1.25%) Hyperion
11 13 (1.16%) Sybase
12 12 (1.07%) Teradata
12 12 (1.07%) Alteryx
13 10 (0.89%) VMware
13 10 (0.89%) IBM
13 10 (0.89%) Citrix
14 7 (0.62%) Informatica
14 7 (0.62%) Talend
15 6 (0.54%) WorldPay
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