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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 185 197 116
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -81
Contract jobs citing VBA 544 484 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.08% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.12% 2.88% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 292 474
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -13.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £11.00 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.60 £155.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
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
17419 16803 15215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.66% 37.40% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11432 10763 9542
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 430 590
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +30 335 £450 +4.65% 91
South East +29 83 £354 +13.12% 18
North West +14 36 £345 -0.36% 14
South West -31 27 £375 +16.27% 13
Yorkshire -6 23 £308 +21.78% 10
East Midlands +14 22 £350 +44.32% 6
West Midlands -40 11 £250 -15.25% 7
East of England -5 6 £288 -25.80% 8
North East +4 2 £475 +75.92% 1
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 703 (58.53%) SQL
2 404 (33.64%) MS Excel
3 393 (32.72%) Finance
4 348 (28.98%) SQL Server
5 346 (28.81%) Microsoft
6 283 (23.56%) Banking
7 233 (19.40%) .NET
8 217 (18.07%) C#
9 167 (13.91%) MS Office
9 167 (13.91%) Front Office
9 167 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
10 156 (12.99%) MS Access
11 150 (12.49%) Oracle
12 145 (12.07%) Java
13 140 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 127 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
15 124 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 121 (10.07%) JavaScript
17 116 (9.66%) VB
18 114 (9.49%) Security Cleared
19 112 (9.33%) Degree
19 112 (9.33%) RAD
20 108 (8.99%) Windows
21 104 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
22 102 (8.49%) Data Analysis
22 102 (8.49%) SharePoint
23 97 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
24 93 (7.74%) T-SQL
25 91 (7.58%) Investment Banking
26 90 (7.49%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 102 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 65 (5.41%) SAS
3 12 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
7 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.42%) IIS
8 4 (0.33%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.25%) Node.js
9 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 404 (33.64%) MS Excel
2 167 (13.91%) MS Office
3 61 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
4 53 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.50%) MS Project
7 7 (0.58%) SPSS
8 6 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.17%) Stata
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.083%) InDesign
10 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.083%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 22 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.42%) thinkFolio
3 16 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.75%) Endur
5 8 (0.67%) LatentZero
5 8 (0.67%) ZaiNet
5 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.42%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.33%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (0.25%) Summit
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.25%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 2 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.58%) SAN
2 11 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.75%) ATM
3 9 (0.75%) Internet
4 6 (0.50%) Intranet
5 4 (0.33%) LAN
5 4 (0.33%) WAN
5 4 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.25%) LDAP
6 3 (0.25%) 2G
6 3 (0.25%) HSPA
6 3 (0.25%) LTE
6 3 (0.25%) NAS
6 3 (0.25%) DNS
6 3 (0.25%) SSL
6 3 (0.25%) GPRS
6 3 (0.25%) Firewall
6 3 (0.25%) Extranet
6 3 (0.25%) 3G
7 2 (0.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (28.98%) SQL Server
2 156 (12.99%) MS Access
3 140 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 83 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 54 (4.50%) Relational Database
9 50 (4.16%) QlikView
10 49 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (3.41%) Oracle Database
12 33 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (2.50%) Data Mining
14 25 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 24 (2.00%) OLAP
16 22 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
16 22 (1.83%) RDBMS
17 21 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 24 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.83%) JIRA
4 21 (1.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 18 (1.50%) Subversion
6 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.58%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.33%) Selenium
11 4 (0.33%) Toad
12 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.25%) NUnit
13 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.17%) NeoLoad
General
1 393 (32.72%) Finance
2 283 (23.56%) Banking
3 167 (13.91%) Front Office
4 91 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 53 (4.41%) Retail
6 28 (2.33%) Publishing
7 25 (2.08%) Back Office
8 22 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 22 (1.83%) Marketing
9 16 (1.33%) Legal
10 15 (1.25%) Law
11 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.58%) French Language
14 7 (0.58%) Billing
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.42%) Military
16 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 609 (50.71%) Developer
2 422 (35.14%) Analyst
3 147 (12.24%) Excel Developer
4 132 (10.99%) VBA Developer
5 111 (9.24%) Data Analyst
6 103 (8.58%) SQL Developer
7 62 (5.16%) Business Analyst
8 60 (5.00%) RAD Developer
9 55 (4.58%) Excel VBA Developer
10 51 (4.25%) MI Analyst
11 45 (3.75%) .NET Developer
12 42 (3.50%) Report Analyst
13 40 (3.33%) Senior Developer
14 37 (3.08%) Analyst Developer
15 35 (2.91%) C# Developer
16 34 (2.83%) Support Analyst
17 30 (2.50%) Quantitative Developer
18 26 (2.16%) Microsoft Developer
19 25 (2.08%) Information Analyst
19 25 (2.08%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (19.40%) .NET
2 90 (7.49%) XML
3 85 (7.08%) HTML
4 74 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 67 (5.58%) CSS
6 51 (4.25%) jQuery
7 39 (3.25%) XSLT
8 26 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (1.92%) WCF
9 23 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (1.83%) WPF
10 22 (1.83%) Web Services
11 21 (1.75%) HTML5
12 18 (1.50%) MDX
12 18 (1.50%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.92%) JSP
13 11 (0.92%) CSS3
14 10 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 10 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 167 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.24%) Derivative
3 73 (6.08%) Fixed Income
4 57 (4.75%) Equities
5 46 (3.83%) Statistics
6 41 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 35 (2.91%) NHS
7 35 (2.91%) Mathematics
7 35 (2.91%) Visualisation
8 33 (2.75%) Credit Risk
9 29 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
10 28 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.16%) Market Risk
12 20 (1.67%) Data Conversion
13 15 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.17%) Computer Science
15 12 (1.00%) Swaptions
15 12 (1.00%) Open Source
16 11 (0.92%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.83%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.99%) Windows
2 31 (2.58%) Windows 7
3 26 (2.16%) Windows XP
4 23 (1.92%) UNIX
5 16 (1.33%) Linux
6 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.42%) Solaris
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
2 112 (9.33%) RAD
3 104 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (8.49%) Data Analysis
5 86 (7.16%) Analytics
6 79 (6.58%) ETL
7 77 (6.41%) Migration
8 66 (5.50%) Data Modelling
9 50 (4.16%) OO
10 49 (4.08%) Business Analysis
11 48 (4.00%) Web Development
12 47 (3.91%) Risk Management
13 45 (3.75%) Project Management
14 44 (3.66%) TDD
15 43 (3.58%) Unit Testing
16 40 (3.33%) Data Management
17 37 (3.08%) Scrum
18 36 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 34 (2.83%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 703 (58.53%) SQL
2 217 (18.07%) C#
3 145 (12.07%) Java
4 121 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 116 (9.66%) VB
6 93 (7.74%) T-SQL
7 85 (7.08%) Python
8 83 (6.91%) VB.NET
9 50 (4.16%) C++
9 50 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 43 (3.58%) VBScript
11 19 (1.58%) VB6
12 18 (1.50%) MATLAB
12 18 (1.50%) R
12 18 (1.50%) C
13 16 (1.33%) Perl
14 15 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.75%) PHP
17 8 (0.67%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 114 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 112 (9.33%) Degree
3 81 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.33%) VCP4
8 12 (1.00%) ISEB
8 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.42%) MCP
10 5 (0.42%) MCSE
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.25%) MOS
12 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.25%) PhD
12 3 (0.25%) IIBA
12 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.66%) QA
2 11 (0.92%) SLA
3 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.42%) Basel III
5 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.33%) Basel II
5 4 (0.33%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) MiFID
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.083%) P3O
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.25%) Samba
5 3 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) SCCM
3 5 (0.42%) Control-M
4 4 (0.33%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.083%) Netcool
7 1 (0.083%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.083%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.083%) Foglight
7 1 (0.083%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.083%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.083%) WMI
Vendors
1 346 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 150 (12.49%) Oracle
3 51 (4.25%) Business Objects
4 49 (4.08%) Tableau
5 44 (3.66%) HP
6 28 (2.33%) Teradata
7 27 (2.25%) Citrix
8 23 (1.92%) Bloomberg
8 23 (1.92%) Cognos
9 17 (1.42%) SAP
10 13 (1.08%) Remedy
11 10 (0.83%) VMware
12 9 (0.75%) Trayport
12 9 (0.75%) Reuters
13 8 (0.67%) IBM
13 8 (0.67%) Sybase
13 8 (0.67%) Apple
13 8 (0.67%) BMC
13 8 (0.67%) Alteryx
14 7 (0.58%) TIBCO
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