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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 168 175 137
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -38
Contract jobs citing VBA 662 581 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.23% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.45% 3.21% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 376 418
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 21
Average hourly rate £23.75 £24.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £46.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +30.55%
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
19184 18090 17404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.88% 38.23% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 11712 10780
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 530 702
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.02 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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
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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 +39 379 £450 -0.05% 78
South East -41 85 £375 +25.00% 17
North West -1 36 £340 +51.11% 13
West Midlands -11 33 £200 -27.27% 8
Yorkshire -5 32 £325 +23.22% 8
East of England 0 30 £375 +15.38% 14
South West -34 25 £318 +5.83% 5
East Midlands 0 19 £336 +180.20% 3
Midlands - - - -
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 687 (57.63%) SQL
2 395 (33.14%) MS Excel
3 382 (32.05%) Finance
4 316 (26.51%) SQL Server
5 310 (26.01%) Microsoft
6 278 (23.32%) Banking
7 196 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
8 188 (15.77%) .NET
9 178 (14.93%) C#
10 168 (14.09%) MS Office
11 156 (13.09%) Business Intelligence
12 143 (12.00%) MS Access
12 143 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 127 (10.65%) VB
14 118 (9.90%) Oracle
15 115 (9.65%) Windows
16 114 (9.56%) Java
17 109 (9.14%) Front Office
17 109 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 104 (8.72%) Degree
19 101 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
20 98 (8.22%) SharePoint
21 94 (7.89%) JavaScript
22 93 (7.80%) Data Analysis
23 89 (7.47%) Security Cleared
24 87 (7.30%) T-SQL
25 86 (7.21%) Investment Banking
26 83 (6.96%) VB.NET
27 80 (6.71%) Analytics
28 78 (6.54%) Data Modelling

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 98 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 62 (5.20%) SAS
3 12 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (0.50%) Confluence
7 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.42%) JBoss
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
8 5 (0.42%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.25%) IIS
10 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 395 (33.14%) MS Excel
2 168 (14.09%) MS Office
3 72 (6.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (1.76%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.51%) MS Project
7 8 (0.67%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.34%) SPSS
10 2 (0.17%) FastStats
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.084%) CATIA
11 1 (0.084%) Stata
11 1 (0.084%) InDesign
11 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.084%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 16 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.26%) ResourceLink
3 13 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.59%) LatentZero
4 7 (0.59%) Endur
5 6 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
5 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.50%) ZaiNet
6 5 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.42%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.85%) SaaS
2 13 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.084%) Taleo
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.93%) SAN
2 15 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.84%) Internet
3 10 (0.84%) Firewall
4 7 (0.59%) DNS
4 7 (0.59%) ATM
5 6 (0.50%) Intranet
5 6 (0.50%) WAN
6 5 (0.42%) LAN
6 5 (0.42%) SNMP
6 5 (0.42%) VPN
6 5 (0.42%) iSCSI
6 5 (0.42%) VLAN
6 5 (0.42%) FCoE
6 5 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (0.42%) Multicast
7 4 (0.34%) 3G
8 3 (0.25%) 2G
8 3 (0.25%) LDAP
8 3 (0.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (26.51%) SQL Server
2 143 (12.00%) MS Access
2 143 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 109 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 101 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 56 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 43 (3.61%) QlikView
9 42 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 35 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 31 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 31 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
12 26 (2.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 19 (1.59%) OLAP
13 19 (1.59%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (1.26%) Big Data
17 12 (1.01%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.17%) JIRA
4 11 (0.92%) Subversion
4 11 (0.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 9 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
5 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.59%) Toad
6 7 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.42%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.34%) jMock
8 4 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.34%) JUnit
9 3 (0.25%) Maven
9 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Blend
10 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.17%) NUnit
General
1 382 (32.05%) Finance
2 278 (23.32%) Banking
3 109 (9.14%) Front Office
4 86 (7.21%) Investment Banking
5 66 (5.54%) Retail
6 27 (2.27%) Publishing
7 24 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.85%) Marketing
9 19 (1.59%) Back Office
10 18 (1.51%) Legal
11 16 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 14 (1.17%) Law
13 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.76%) Billing
15 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
16 5 (0.42%) Military
17 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 593 (49.75%) Developer
2 431 (36.16%) Analyst
3 145 (12.16%) VBA Developer
4 143 (12.00%) Excel Developer
5 113 (9.48%) Data Analyst
6 101 (8.47%) SQL Developer
7 78 (6.54%) Business Analyst
8 70 (5.87%) Excel VBA Developer
9 58 (4.87%) MI Analyst
10 42 (3.52%) Senior Developer
11 37 (3.10%) Report Analyst
12 35 (2.94%) Support Analyst
13 33 (2.77%) RAD Developer
13 33 (2.77%) Analyst Developer
14 29 (2.43%) C# Developer
15 28 (2.35%) .NET Developer
16 26 (2.18%) Architect
17 24 (2.01%) Microsoft Developer
17 24 (2.01%) Access Developer
17 24 (2.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (15.77%) .NET
2 73 (6.12%) XML
3 66 (5.54%) ASP.NET
4 65 (5.45%) HTML
5 52 (4.36%) CSS
6 49 (4.11%) jQuery
7 31 (2.60%) Web Services
8 27 (2.27%) XSLT
9 23 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (1.93%) MDX
10 20 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (1.26%) WCF
12 14 (1.17%) WPF
12 14 (1.17%) HTML5
13 12 (1.01%) Middleware
14 11 (0.92%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.84%) JSP
16 9 (0.76%) Ajax
16 9 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 196 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.95%) Fixed Income
3 55 (4.61%) Derivative
4 43 (3.61%) Equities
5 42 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.85%) Market Risk
7 32 (2.68%) Mathematics
8 31 (2.60%) NHS
9 30 (2.52%) Statistics
10 27 (2.27%) Visualisation
11 26 (2.18%) Credit Risk
12 25 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.93%) Data Conversion
14 18 (1.51%) Computer Science
14 18 (1.51%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.43%) N-Tier
16 15 (1.26%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.84%) Data Extraction
17 10 (0.84%) Data Integration
18 9 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (9.65%) Windows
2 33 (2.77%) UNIX
3 32 (2.68%) Linux
4 31 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.93%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.76%) Solaris
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.17%) SUSE
13 1 (0.084%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (13.09%) Business Intelligence
2 93 (7.80%) Data Analysis
3 80 (6.71%) Analytics
4 78 (6.54%) Data Modelling
5 77 (6.46%) ETL
5 77 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (6.29%) Migration
7 69 (5.79%) Project Management
8 68 (5.70%) RAD
9 64 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (5.12%) Data Management
11 55 (4.61%) Business Analysis
12 49 (4.11%) OO
13 48 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 44 (3.69%) Web Development
15 39 (3.27%) Asset Management
16 38 (3.19%) Unit Testing
17 36 (3.02%) Risk Management
18 32 (2.68%) Service Delivery
18 32 (2.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 687 (57.63%) SQL
2 178 (14.93%) C#
3 127 (10.65%) VB
4 114 (9.56%) Java
5 94 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 87 (7.30%) T-SQL
7 83 (6.96%) VB.NET
8 62 (5.20%) Python
9 55 (4.61%) VBScript
10 52 (4.36%) PL/SQL
11 37 (3.10%) C++
12 29 (2.43%) Perl
13 25 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.59%) C
15 18 (1.51%) VB6
16 16 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.09%) R
18 9 (0.76%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.67%) SAS Macro
20 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 104 (8.72%) Degree
2 89 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 74 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.27%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.76%) ISEB
8 8 (0.67%) MOS
9 7 (0.59%) CIMA
9 7 (0.59%) ACCA
10 5 (0.42%) MCSE
10 5 (0.42%) MCP
10 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.25%) PhD
12 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.25%) MCSD
12 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.96%) QA
2 12 (1.01%) SLA
3 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.34%) Basel III
4 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.25%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.084%) COREP
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.59%) NFS
4 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.42%) VMware Server
4 5 (0.42%) vCloud
4 5 (0.42%) vSphere
5 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) Control-M
3 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.42%) SCCM
3 5 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.34%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.084%) Foglight
5 1 (0.084%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.084%) SCOM
5 1 (0.084%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 310 (26.01%) Microsoft
2 118 (9.90%) Oracle
3 52 (4.36%) SAP
4 51 (4.28%) Business Objects
5 40 (3.36%) Tableau
6 39 (3.27%) HP
7 25 (2.10%) Teradata
8 24 (2.01%) Cognos
9 17 (1.43%) VMware
9 17 (1.43%) Bloomberg
10 16 (1.34%) thinkFolio
10 16 (1.34%) Citrix
11 14 (1.17%) IBM
11 14 (1.17%) Dell
11 14 (1.17%) Software AG
11 14 (1.17%) webMethods
12 12 (1.01%) Sybase
13 11 (0.92%) TIBCO
14 10 (0.84%) Google
14 10 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
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