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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 186 175 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -56
Contract jobs citing VBA 576 615 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.01% 3.23% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 392 504
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Average hourly rate £23.81 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £26.40 £39.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -6.38%
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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
19127 19029 15932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.70% 37.14% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12563 12522 10007
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 451 578
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 +8 337 £450 +3.44% 67
South East +16 79 £350 +16.66% 14
North West +8 39 £320 +6.66% 17
Yorkshire -8 34 £298 +17.82% 7
South West -32 32 £360 +12.50% 22
East Midlands +3 20 £350 +34.61% 4
East of England +4 16 £400 +6.66% 8
West Midlands -54 15 £310 -2.36% 4
North East -3 3 £475 +79.24% 3
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 709 (59.93%) SQL
2 396 (33.47%) Finance
3 389 (32.88%) MS Excel
4 369 (31.19%) SQL Server
5 319 (26.97%) Microsoft
6 265 (22.40%) Banking
7 226 (19.10%) .NET
8 220 (18.60%) C#
9 182 (15.38%) Front Office
10 160 (13.52%) Oracle
11 159 (13.44%) MS Access
12 148 (12.51%) MS Office
13 147 (12.43%) Java
14 138 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 137 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
16 134 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 129 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
18 125 (10.57%) JavaScript
19 119 (10.06%) VB
20 118 (9.97%) RAD
21 108 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
22 104 (8.79%) Degree
22 104 (8.79%) Security Cleared
22 104 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
23 102 (8.62%) T-SQL
24 98 (8.28%) Python
25 97 (8.20%) Windows
26 96 (8.11%) SharePoint
27 94 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
28 93 (7.86%) Data Analysis

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 96 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 78 (6.59%) SAS
3 10 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.51%) IIS
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
6 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.25%) Node.js
8 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 389 (32.88%) MS Excel
2 148 (12.51%) MS Office
3 48 (4.06%) Spreadsheet
4 41 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (2.70%) MS Project
6 23 (1.94%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.68%) SPSS
7 8 (0.68%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.59%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.085%) InDesign
11 1 (0.085%) Windchill
11 1 (0.085%) CATIA
11 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.27%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.76%) Endur
5 8 (0.68%) LatentZero
5 8 (0.68%) ZaiNet
5 8 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.34%) Global One
8 3 (0.25%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.25%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.45%) SAN
2 10 (0.85%) ATM
3 9 (0.76%) Internet
4 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.42%) LTE
6 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.34%) 2G
6 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.34%) HSPA
6 4 (0.34%) 3G
6 4 (0.34%) GPRS
6 4 (0.34%) UMTS
7 3 (0.25%) GSM
7 3 (0.25%) Extranet
7 3 (0.25%) DNS
7 3 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) Intranet
7 3 (0.25%) LDAP
7 3 (0.25%) NAS
8 2 (0.17%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (31.19%) SQL Server
2 159 (13.44%) MS Access
3 138 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 134 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 57 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (4.40%) QlikView
10 51 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (3.80%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.45%) Data Mining
12 29 (2.45%) RDBMS
13 26 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 25 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (1.94%) OLAP
16 20 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (1.69%) Big Data
17 18 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 17 (1.44%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 38 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.94%) JIRA
4 20 (1.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 18 (1.52%) Subversion
6 17 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
8 8 (0.68%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.59%) ClearQuest
9 7 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.34%) Selenium
11 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.25%) NUnit
12 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.17%) NeoLoad
General
1 396 (33.47%) Finance
2 265 (22.40%) Banking
3 182 (15.38%) Front Office
4 90 (7.61%) Investment Banking
5 51 (4.31%) Retail
6 23 (1.94%) Back Office
7 21 (1.78%) Publishing
8 20 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.69%) Marketing
9 14 (1.18%) Law
9 14 (1.18%) Legal
10 13 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.68%) French Language
14 5 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.34%) Military
16 3 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 631 (53.34%) Developer
2 392 (33.14%) Analyst
3 153 (12.93%) Excel Developer
4 142 (12.00%) VBA Developer
5 112 (9.47%) Data Analyst
6 102 (8.62%) SQL Developer
7 64 (5.41%) Excel VBA Developer
7 64 (5.41%) RAD Developer
8 49 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 48 (4.06%) .NET Developer
9 48 (4.06%) MI Analyst
10 45 (3.80%) Senior Developer
11 41 (3.47%) Report Analyst
12 37 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
13 36 (3.04%) C# Developer
14 30 (2.54%) Access Developer
14 30 (2.54%) Quantitative Developer
15 28 (2.37%) Applications Support
16 26 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
17 25 (2.11%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (19.10%) .NET
2 86 (7.27%) HTML
2 86 (7.27%) XML
3 73 (6.17%) CSS
4 68 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 50 (4.23%) jQuery
6 30 (2.54%) XSLT
7 25 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (2.03%) WPF
9 23 (1.94%) WCF
9 23 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.44%) HTML5
12 16 (1.35%) MDX
13 15 (1.27%) Web Services
14 12 (1.01%) JSP
15 11 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 10 (0.85%) CSS3
16 10 (0.85%) JSON
16 10 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.35%) Fixed Income
3 78 (6.59%) Derivative
4 61 (5.16%) Equities
5 43 (3.63%) Statistics
6 37 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (3.13%) Visualisation
7 33 (2.79%) NHS
7 33 (2.79%) Equity Derivative
8 32 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.54%) Mathematics
10 28 (2.37%) Credit Risk
11 22 (1.86%) Market Risk
12 14 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.10%) Data Conversion
13 13 (1.10%) Data Extraction
14 12 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 12 (1.01%) Open Source
14 12 (1.01%) Swaptions
15 11 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.20%) Windows
2 29 (2.45%) UNIX
3 19 (1.61%) Windows XP
3 19 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 14 (1.18%) Linux
5 9 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.17%) Android
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
2 118 (9.97%) RAD
3 108 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (7.86%) Data Analysis
5 92 (7.78%) ETL
6 81 (6.85%) Analytics
7 80 (6.76%) Migration
8 61 (5.16%) Data Modelling
9 51 (4.31%) Risk Management
10 46 (3.89%) Data Management
11 43 (3.63%) OO
11 43 (3.63%) Web Development
12 42 (3.55%) TDD
12 42 (3.55%) Business Analysis
13 40 (3.38%) Project Management
14 38 (3.21%) Software Testing
15 37 (3.13%) Scrum
16 35 (2.96%) Asset Management
17 34 (2.87%) ITIL
17 34 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 709 (59.93%) SQL
2 220 (18.60%) C#
3 147 (12.43%) Java
4 125 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 119 (10.06%) VB
6 102 (8.62%) T-SQL
7 98 (8.28%) Python
8 75 (6.34%) VB.NET
9 55 (4.65%) C++
10 48 (4.06%) PL/SQL
11 36 (3.04%) VBScript
12 20 (1.69%) R
13 19 (1.61%) Golang
13 19 (1.61%) MATLAB
14 17 (1.44%) VB6
15 16 (1.35%) C
16 15 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.01%) PHP
17 12 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 104 (8.79%) Degree
1 104 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 29 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ISEB
7 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) PhD
9 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.25%) IIBA
10 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.17%) MCP
10 2 (0.17%) HNC
10 2 (0.17%) HND
11 1 (0.085%) MCSE
11 1 (0.085%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.97%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.59%) SLA
4 4 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.34%) AIFMD
5 3 (0.25%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) MiFID
6 2 (0.17%) EMIR
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.085%) Basel III
System Software
1 19 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.25%) NFS
3 3 (0.25%) Samba
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.25%) Control-M
4 3 (0.25%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.085%) SCOM
6 1 (0.085%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.085%) WMI
6 1 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.085%) Netcool
6 1 (0.085%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 319 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 160 (13.52%) Oracle
3 52 (4.40%) Tableau
4 50 (4.23%) Business Objects
5 39 (3.30%) HP
6 29 (2.45%) Teradata
7 27 (2.28%) Citrix
8 23 (1.94%) Bloomberg
9 21 (1.78%) SAP
10 19 (1.61%) Cognos
11 13 (1.10%) Remedy
12 11 (0.93%) Alteryx
13 9 (0.76%) Trayport
14 8 (0.68%) Reuters
14 8 (0.68%) BMC
14 8 (0.68%) Apple
14 8 (0.68%) IBM
15 7 (0.59%) Fidessa
15 7 (0.59%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.59%) Mapinfo
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