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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 228 174 204
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +30
Contract jobs citing VBA 455 604 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.31% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 3.46% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 454 289
Average daily rate £375 £400 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £265 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £368 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.92% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.85 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
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
18269 17447 16616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.71% 37.85% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12545 11749 10607
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 400 451
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £19.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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 -53 293 £425 -10.52% 84
Yorkshire +11 43 £320 -8.57% 8
South East -20 41 £400 +14.28% 23
North West -29 19 £280 -20.00% 12
South West -5 18 £375 -2.59% 11
West Midlands -20 15 £419 +97.05% 14
East Midlands -9 12 £231 -31.98% 7
North East -34 11 £313 -21.87% 2
East of England -13 3 £245 -10.90% 7
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 526 (53.95%) SQL
2 371 (38.05%) Finance
3 363 (37.23%) MS Excel
4 345 (35.38%) SQL Server
5 271 (27.79%) C#
6 251 (25.74%) .NET
6 251 (25.74%) Microsoft
7 229 (23.49%) Banking
8 161 (16.51%) MS Access
9 159 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
10 149 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
11 148 (15.18%) VB
12 137 (14.05%) Oracle
13 126 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 121 (12.41%) Windows
15 118 (12.10%) Front Office
16 110 (11.28%) Degree
17 107 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
18 101 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 100 (10.26%) MS Office
20 96 (9.85%) Java
21 94 (9.64%) JavaScript
22 92 (9.44%) VB.NET
23 89 (9.13%) C++
23 89 (9.13%) Analytics
24 87 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
25 86 (8.82%) T-SQL
26 74 (7.59%) Investment Banking
26 74 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
27 72 (7.38%) ETL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 68 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 60 (6.15%) SAS
3 41 (4.21%) IIS
4 18 (1.85%) Confluence
5 17 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (1.13%) Apache
8 10 (1.03%) CICS
9 9 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.62%) Documentum
11 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.31%) CMS
14 2 (0.21%) Moodle
15 1 (0.10%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.10%) Node.js
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 363 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 100 (10.26%) MS Office
3 50 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
4 35 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (2.26%) MS Project
6 18 (1.85%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.33%) SPSS
8 6 (0.62%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.41%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.41%) Maximo
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.31%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.21%) Brady Trinity
5 2 (0.21%) Endur
5 2 (0.21%) Global One
5 2 (0.21%) HFM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.21%) RMDS
5 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.72%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.31%) Office 365
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.13%) FTP
2 10 (1.03%) HTTP
3 9 (0.92%) SSL
4 8 (0.82%) Internet
5 7 (0.72%) 3G
5 7 (0.72%) SAN
6 6 (0.62%) 2G
6 6 (0.62%) 4G
6 6 (0.62%) GSM
6 6 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.62%) UMTS
6 6 (0.62%) WinSCP
7 5 (0.51%) DNS
7 5 (0.51%) Firewall
7 5 (0.51%) SMTP
7 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.51%) VPN
7 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.41%) DHCP
8 4 (0.41%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (35.38%) SQL Server
2 161 (16.51%) MS Access
3 126 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 74 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (5.85%) BusinessObjects
8 55 (5.64%) Oracle Database
9 53 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (5.13%) Relational Database
11 40 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 35 (3.59%) QlikView
13 34 (3.49%) Data Mining
14 33 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 25 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (2.46%) Hadoop
18 17 (1.74%) Big Data
19 14 (1.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (5.03%) Visual Studio
2 33 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.18%) JIRA
4 28 (2.87%) Subversion
5 22 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 15 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.13%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.13%) Selenium
9 10 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (0.92%) Maven
10 9 (0.92%) NUnit
10 9 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.92%) TestNG
11 8 (0.82%) ERwin
12 7 (0.72%) CMake
12 7 (0.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 6 (0.62%) PHPUnit
13 6 (0.62%) VisualVM
13 6 (0.62%) YourKit
General
1 371 (38.05%) Finance
2 229 (23.49%) Banking
3 118 (12.10%) Front Office
4 74 (7.59%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.59%) Retail
6 31 (3.18%) Marketing
7 25 (2.56%) Back Office
8 17 (1.74%) Legal
9 16 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
11 11 (1.13%) Law
12 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.51%) Advertising
14 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.41%) Automotive
15 4 (0.41%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.41%) Local Government
16 3 (0.31%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 500 (51.28%) Developer
2 341 (34.97%) Analyst
3 152 (15.59%) VBA Developer
4 113 (11.59%) Data Analyst
5 110 (11.28%) SQL Developer
6 94 (9.64%) C# Developer
7 85 (8.72%) Excel Developer
8 69 (7.08%) .NET Developer
8 69 (7.08%) Excel VBA Developer
9 53 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (5.23%) SQL Analyst
11 47 (4.82%) Excel Analyst
12 44 (4.51%) Support Analyst
13 41 (4.21%) Access Developer
13 41 (4.21%) Business Analyst
14 33 (3.38%) RAD Developer
15 31 (3.18%) Access VBA Developer
15 31 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
16 29 (2.97%) Analyst Developer
16 29 (2.97%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (25.74%) .NET
2 71 (7.28%) ASP.NET
3 63 (6.46%) XML
4 54 (5.54%) HTML
5 53 (5.44%) .NET Framework
6 33 (3.38%) Web Services
7 30 (3.08%) WinForms
8 28 (2.87%) CSS
9 25 (2.56%) WPF
10 19 (1.95%) jQuery
11 17 (1.74%) Classic ASP
12 16 (1.64%) SOAP
13 15 (1.54%) WCF
14 12 (1.23%) AngularJS
14 12 (1.23%) HTML5
15 11 (1.13%) MDX
16 10 (1.03%) ISPF
17 8 (0.82%) ADO
17 8 (0.82%) Spring
17 8 (0.82%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 149 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.36%) Derivative
2 62 (6.36%) Fixed Income
3 54 (5.54%) Statistics
4 49 (5.03%) Mathematics
5 40 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.00%) Visualisation
7 36 (3.69%) Market Risk
8 28 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.56%) NHS
10 24 (2.46%) Data Structures
11 23 (2.36%) Credit Risk
12 20 (2.05%) Equities
13 18 (1.85%) Physics
14 15 (1.54%) Data Extraction
15 14 (1.44%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.44%) Mainframe
16 12 (1.23%) N-Tier
17 11 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (12.41%) Windows
2 41 (4.21%) Windows Server
3 33 (3.38%) Linux
4 24 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.05%) Unix
6 13 (1.33%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.62%) MVS
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.10%) OS/390
12 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
2 107 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (9.13%) Analytics
4 72 (7.38%) ETL
5 67 (6.87%) Migration
6 64 (6.56%) Data Analysis
6 64 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (5.44%) RAD
8 51 (5.23%) Risk Management
9 48 (4.92%) Asset Management
9 48 (4.92%) Data Management
9 48 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 46 (4.72%) ITIL
11 39 (4.00%) Change Management
12 33 (3.38%) Unit Testing
13 32 (3.28%) Project Management
13 32 (3.28%) Validation
14 30 (3.08%) SDLC
15 29 (2.97%) OO
15 29 (2.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 526 (53.95%) SQL
2 271 (27.79%) C#
3 148 (15.18%) VB
4 96 (9.85%) Java
5 94 (9.64%) JavaScript
6 92 (9.44%) VB.NET
7 89 (9.13%) C++
8 86 (8.82%) T-SQL
9 63 (6.46%) VBScript
10 61 (6.26%) Python
11 49 (5.03%) PowerShell
12 28 (2.87%) VB6
13 26 (2.67%) R
14 25 (2.56%) C
15 21 (2.15%) Scala
16 20 (2.05%) Perl
17 19 (1.95%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.64%) Ruby
19 13 (1.33%) PHP
19 13 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (11.28%) Degree
2 48 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (1.33%) PhD
6 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.51%) CFA
7 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.51%) HND
8 4 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.31%) HNC
10 2 (0.21%) CIMA
10 2 (0.21%) MBA
10 2 (0.21%) MCP
10 2 (0.21%) MCSE
11 1 (0.10%) ACCA
11 1 (0.10%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.92%) QA
2 37 (3.79%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.62%) SLA
5 3 (0.31%) Basel II
5 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.21%) Basel III
6 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) COREP
7 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.10%) EMIR
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.03%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (0.51%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.10%) NFS
5 1 (0.10%) Samba
5 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.23%) SCCM
3 6 (0.62%) SCSM
4 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.21%) Control-M
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.21%) WMI
5 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 251 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.05%) Oracle
3 50 (5.13%) SAP
4 42 (4.31%) Tableau
5 28 (2.87%) HP
6 27 (2.77%) Cognos
7 23 (2.36%) IBM
8 20 (2.05%) CA
9 19 (1.95%) Bloomberg
9 19 (1.95%) Teradata
10 18 (1.85%) Sybase
11 17 (1.74%) Informatica
12 13 (1.33%) Alteryx
13 12 (1.23%) iManage
14 10 (1.03%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.03%) Hortonworks
14 10 (1.03%) MapR
14 10 (1.03%) Micro Focus
14 10 (1.03%) Talend
15 9 (0.92%) Reuters
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