The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 179 116 152
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +36
Contract jobs citing VBA 617 720 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.20% 1.67% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 4.52% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 504 462
Average daily rate £375 £420 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +8.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.93 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £39.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBA
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -70 339 £435 -8.42% 97
South West +5 72 £320 -4.47% 24
West Midlands +25 64 £318 +24.50% 8
South East -37 57 £300 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire -16 27 £253 -8.18% 5
East of England -10 23 £375 +11.11% 8
East Midlands +4 16 £260 +4.00% 4
North West -25 16 £300 -2.43% 13
North East -24 3 £265 -3.63% 1
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 647 (57.97%) SQL
2 410 (36.74%) Finance
3 384 (34.41%) MS Excel
4 320 (28.67%) SQL Server
5 227 (20.34%) Banking
6 215 (19.27%) Microsoft
7 206 (18.46%) .NET
8 199 (17.83%) C#
9 161 (14.43%) MS Access
10 147 (13.17%) MS Office
11 120 (10.75%) Degree
12 118 (10.57%) VB
13 112 (10.04%) Migration
14 110 (9.86%) JavaScript
15 103 (9.23%) Oracle
16 98 (8.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 94 (8.42%) Windows
18 93 (8.33%) Investment Banking
19 90 (8.06%) HTML
20 89 (7.97%) ASP.NET
21 87 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 87 (7.80%) XML
21 87 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
22 84 (7.53%) Front Office
23 81 (7.26%) T-SQL
24 79 (7.08%) SharePoint
25 78 (6.99%) VB.NET
26 76 (6.81%) C++
26 76 (6.81%) Analytics
27 75 (6.72%) Data Analysis

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 79 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 47 (4.21%) SAS
3 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (0.81%) IIS
4 7 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.36%) Papyrus
6 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.27%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.27%) Documentum
7 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.18%) FileNet
8 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.18%) Apache
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
9 1 (0.090%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.090%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.090%) SAP EP
Applications
1 384 (34.41%) MS Excel
2 147 (13.17%) MS Office
3 66 (5.91%) Spreadsheet
4 48 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.52%) MS Project
6 14 (1.25%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.63%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.27%) SPSS
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.27%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.18%) Windchill
9 2 (0.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.18%) CATIA
9 2 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.090%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 26 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
2 11 (0.99%) Agresso
3 6 (0.54%) ReMetrica
4 5 (0.45%) Endur
5 4 (0.36%) Exstream
5 4 (0.36%) ZaiNet
6 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.18%) Summit
7 2 (0.18%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.18%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.18%) HFM
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.34%) Intranet
2 10 (0.90%) SAN
3 8 (0.72%) Internet
4 6 (0.54%) FTP
4 6 (0.54%) LDAP
5 5 (0.45%) Softphone
6 3 (0.27%) LTE
6 3 (0.27%) 4G
6 3 (0.27%) 3G
7 2 (0.18%) 2G
7 2 (0.18%) Extranet
7 2 (0.18%) LAN
7 2 (0.18%) DNS
7 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.090%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.090%) VPN
8 1 (0.090%) WAN
8 1 (0.090%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.090%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (28.67%) SQL Server
2 161 (14.43%) MS Access
3 98 (8.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 58 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (4.30%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
11 27 (2.42%) Data Mining
12 25 (2.24%) MySQL
13 23 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (1.79%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.25%) OLAP
15 14 (1.25%) Ingres
16 13 (1.16%) QlikView
17 12 (1.08%) DTS
17 12 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (0.99%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.34%) Subversion
3 11 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.63%) Toad
5 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (0.45%) JIRA
7 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.27%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.27%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.18%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.18%) Maven
9 2 (0.18%) Ant
9 2 (0.18%) JUnit
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.18%) Selenium
9 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 410 (36.74%) Finance
2 227 (20.34%) Banking
3 93 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 84 (7.53%) Front Office
5 45 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.76%) Retail
7 21 (1.88%) Legal
8 20 (1.79%) Publishing
9 18 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.52%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.25%) Marketing
12 13 (1.16%) Back Office
13 12 (1.08%) Advertising
14 11 (0.99%) Law
14 11 (0.99%) Billing
15 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.45%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 540 (48.39%) Developer
2 430 (38.53%) Analyst
3 129 (11.56%) VBA Developer
4 118 (10.57%) Excel Developer
5 89 (7.97%) Data Analyst
6 72 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 70 (6.27%) Excel VBA Developer
8 67 (6.00%) MI Analyst
9 60 (5.38%) SQL Developer
10 56 (5.02%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.93%) .NET Developer
12 47 (4.21%) Access Developer
13 41 (3.67%) Analyst Developer
14 39 (3.49%) Database Developer
15 32 (2.87%) RAD Developer
16 29 (2.60%) Quantitative Developer
17 25 (2.24%) Microsoft Developer
17 25 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
18 24 (2.15%) Consultant
19 22 (1.97%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (18.46%) .NET
2 90 (8.06%) HTML
3 89 (7.97%) ASP.NET
4 87 (7.80%) XML
5 41 (3.67%) WCF
6 37 (3.32%) CSS
7 36 (3.23%) WinForms
7 36 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 33 (2.96%) WPF
9 26 (2.33%) XSLT
9 26 (2.33%) Web Services
10 21 (1.88%) XHTML
11 17 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 14 (1.25%) ADO
13 13 (1.16%) LINQ
14 11 (0.99%) JSP
15 10 (0.90%) Middleware
15 10 (0.90%) jQuery
15 10 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 54 (4.84%) Derivative
3 53 (4.75%) Market Risk
4 33 (2.96%) Statistics
4 33 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 31 (2.78%) Credit Risk
6 26 (2.33%) Equities
7 22 (1.97%) NHS
8 21 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.43%) Data Conversion
10 15 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.16%) Data Extraction
12 12 (1.08%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.99%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
14 10 (0.90%) AS400
15 9 (0.81%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.72%) N-Tier
17 7 (0.63%) iSeries
17 7 (0.63%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.42%) Windows
2 32 (2.87%) Windows 7
3 26 (2.33%) UNIX
4 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (1.70%) Windows XP
5 9 (0.81%) Linux
6 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.090%) Android
8 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (10.04%) Migration
2 87 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (6.81%) Analytics
4 75 (6.72%) Data Analysis
5 64 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (5.11%) Project Management
7 51 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 49 (4.39%) Risk Management
8 49 (4.39%) RAD
9 45 (4.03%) Business Analysis
10 43 (3.85%) Data Management
11 37 (3.32%) Data Migration
12 32 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (2.87%) ETL
13 31 (2.78%) OO
14 30 (2.69%) Validation
15 27 (2.42%) Multithreading
16 26 (2.33%) Stress Testing
17 25 (2.24%) Software Engineering
17 25 (2.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 647 (57.97%) SQL
2 199 (17.83%) C#
3 118 (10.57%) VB
4 110 (9.86%) JavaScript
5 81 (7.26%) T-SQL
6 78 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 76 (6.81%) C++
8 64 (5.73%) Java
9 47 (4.21%) PL/SQL
10 39 (3.49%) Perl
11 36 (3.23%) VBScript
12 29 (2.60%) Python
13 22 (1.97%) VB6
14 14 (1.25%) C
15 7 (0.63%) VC++
15 7 (0.63%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.54%) PHP
16 6 (0.54%) R
17 5 (0.45%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.27%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 120 (10.75%) Degree
2 45 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.25%) PhD
6 12 (1.08%) ISEB
6 12 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.72%) ACCA
8 8 (0.72%) CIMA
9 7 (0.63%) MOS
10 2 (0.18%) MCTS
10 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.18%) MCSE
10 2 (0.18%) MCP
11 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.090%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.090%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.090%) MCAD
11 1 (0.090%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.58%) QA
2 18 (1.61%) Basel III
3 13 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.81%) CRD IV
4 9 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.54%) SLA
5 6 (0.54%) EMIR
6 5 (0.45%) FINREP
7 4 (0.36%) COREP
8 3 (0.27%) Basel II
9 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.090%) P3O
10 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.090%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 12 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.090%) Control-M
Vendors
1 215 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 103 (9.23%) Oracle
3 59 (5.29%) Business Objects
4 35 (3.14%) Cognos
5 30 (2.69%) HP
6 21 (1.88%) SAP
7 17 (1.52%) Hyperion
8 16 (1.43%) Teradata
9 14 (1.25%) Sybase
10 12 (1.08%) Citrix
11 10 (0.90%) Tableau
12 9 (0.81%) IBM
13 8 (0.72%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.63%) Lotus
15 6 (0.54%) VMware
15 6 (0.54%) Google
15 6 (0.54%) Sage
15 6 (0.54%) Cisco
15 6 (0.54%) Adobe
15 6 (0.54%) Murex
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £475 per day
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Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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