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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 197 163 137
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -26
Contract jobs citing VBA 558 627 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.30% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.91% 3.30% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 397 526
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.92% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 30
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.93 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £23.48
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -25.46%
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
19152 19023 20044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.42% 39.53% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12347 12161 12180
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 514 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -43 315 £450 -1.42% 85
North West +21 49 £280 +4.67% 14
South East -39 42 £303 -26.66% 11
South West -17 41 £345 -1.07% 18
West Midlands +8 38 £325 +22.64% 7
East of England -31 21 £238 -20.83% 7
Yorkshire +2 19 £450 +36.36% 15
East Midlands -1 13 £319 +34.21%
North East -16 11 £375 +87.50%
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 616 (54.95%) SQL
2 409 (36.49%) Finance
3 380 (33.90%) MS Excel
4 290 (25.87%) SQL Server
5 259 (23.10%) Banking
6 249 (22.21%) Microsoft
7 160 (14.27%) C#
8 157 (14.01%) .NET
9 148 (13.20%) MS Office
10 147 (13.11%) MS Access
11 139 (12.40%) VB
12 120 (10.70%) Degree
13 115 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
14 109 (9.72%) Windows
15 103 (9.19%) Oracle
16 102 (9.10%) Front Office
17 101 (9.01%) Data Analysis
18 96 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
19 92 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 92 (8.21%) Analytics
20 90 (8.03%) Migration
20 90 (8.03%) Java
21 89 (7.94%) Investment Banking
22 85 (7.58%) T-SQL
23 83 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 82 (7.31%) SharePoint
25 77 (6.87%) Fixed Income
26 73 (6.51%) Project Management
26 73 (6.51%) QA
27 71 (6.33%) Relational Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 82 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.24%) SAS
3 13 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.89%) Confluence
5 9 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.27%) Documentum
12 2 (0.18%) Papyrus
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 380 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 148 (13.20%) MS Office
3 65 (5.80%) Spreadsheet
4 59 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.87%) MS Project
6 13 (1.16%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.80%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.62%) SPSS
9 2 (0.18%) FastStats
10 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.089%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.089%) CATIA
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.089%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.34%) ResourceLink
2 11 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.45%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.45%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.61%) SaaS
2 15 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.089%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.25%) Firewall
2 13 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.07%) DNS
4 10 (0.89%) VPN
4 10 (0.89%) SNMP
4 10 (0.89%) VLAN
4 10 (0.89%) iSCSI
4 10 (0.89%) FCoE
4 10 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (0.89%) Multicast
5 7 (0.62%) 3G
5 7 (0.62%) LTE
6 6 (0.54%) 2G
6 6 (0.54%) SAN
7 5 (0.45%) Internet
7 5 (0.45%) LDAP
7 5 (0.45%) UMTS
7 5 (0.45%) Softphone
8 4 (0.36%) GSM
8 4 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (25.87%) SQL Server
2 147 (13.11%) MS Access
3 96 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (6.33%) Relational Database
7 65 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 31 (2.77%) Oracle Database
10 28 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (2.32%) QlikView
12 21 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
12 21 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.69%) MySQL
14 13 (1.16%) DTS
15 12 (1.07%) Ingres
16 10 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.89%) DB2
16 10 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (1.43%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.07%) Subversion
2 12 (1.07%) JIRA
3 11 (0.98%) Toad
4 9 (0.80%) JUnit
4 9 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.62%) Maven
7 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.45%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.36%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.36%) jMock
9 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.27%) Hudson
10 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 3 (0.27%) Build Forge
10 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (0.27%) NUnit
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 409 (36.49%) Finance
2 259 (23.10%) Banking
3 102 (9.10%) Front Office
4 89 (7.94%) Investment Banking
5 52 (4.64%) Retail
6 30 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.96%) Marketing
8 21 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.78%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.34%) Publishing
11 14 (1.25%) Back Office
12 11 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.89%) Billing
14 9 (0.80%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.80%) Legal
15 8 (0.71%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.62%) Military
17 6 (0.54%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
18 4 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 521 (46.48%) Developer
2 430 (38.36%) Analyst
3 153 (13.65%) VBA Developer
4 138 (12.31%) Excel Developer
5 110 (9.81%) Data Analyst
6 85 (7.58%) Excel VBA Developer
7 79 (7.05%) Business Analyst
8 56 (5.00%) MI Analyst
9 53 (4.73%) SQL Developer
10 40 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 37 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 36 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 33 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
14 27 (2.41%) Quantitative Developer
15 25 (2.23%) Access Developer
16 24 (2.14%) Technical Analyst
16 24 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (2.14%) MI Developer
17 23 (2.05%) Architect
18 22 (1.96%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.01%) .NET
2 67 (5.98%) XML
3 62 (5.53%) ASP.NET
4 40 (3.57%) HTML
5 29 (2.59%) Web Services
6 22 (1.96%) CSS
7 19 (1.69%) WPF
8 18 (1.61%) WCF
9 17 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 17 (1.52%) WinForms
10 16 (1.43%) Middleware
10 16 (1.43%) J2EE
11 13 (1.16%) MDX
12 12 (1.07%) XHTML
13 11 (0.98%) XSLT
13 11 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (0.89%) ADO
15 9 (0.80%) jQuery
16 7 (0.62%) JSON
17 6 (0.54%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.87%) Fixed Income
2 55 (4.91%) Derivative
3 39 (3.48%) Mathematics
4 36 (3.21%) Statistics
5 34 (3.03%) Market Risk
6 32 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 26 (2.32%) Equities
9 23 (2.05%) Data Extraction
10 20 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 20 (1.78%) Credit Risk
11 19 (1.69%) NHS
12 18 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.52%) Visualisation
14 12 (1.07%) Data Conversion
15 11 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.89%) Economics
16 10 (0.89%) Physics
16 10 (0.89%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.72%) Windows
2 40 (3.57%) UNIX
3 38 (3.39%) Linux
4 34 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 15 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.36%) SUSE
9 3 (0.27%) Solaris
9 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.089%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (9.01%) Data Analysis
3 92 (8.21%) Analytics
4 90 (8.03%) Migration
5 73 (6.51%) Project Management
6 69 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (5.35%) Business Analysis
8 55 (4.91%) Data Modelling
8 55 (4.91%) ETL
9 50 (4.46%) Asset Management
10 48 (4.28%) Data Management
11 46 (4.10%) Risk Management
12 45 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (4.01%) Investment Management
13 36 (3.21%) Validation
14 35 (3.12%) RAD
14 35 (3.12%) Data Migration
15 32 (2.85%) OO
15 32 (2.85%) Quality Management
15 32 (2.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 616 (54.95%) SQL
2 160 (14.27%) C#
3 139 (12.40%) VB
4 90 (8.03%) Java
5 85 (7.58%) T-SQL
6 65 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 58 (5.17%) C++
8 52 (4.64%) VB.NET
9 48 (4.28%) PL/SQL
10 44 (3.93%) VBScript
11 41 (3.66%) Perl
12 40 (3.57%) Python
13 26 (2.32%) VB6
14 22 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.52%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.98%) C
17 9 (0.80%) VC++
18 7 (0.62%) R
19 6 (0.54%) MATLAB
20 4 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (10.70%) Degree
2 66 (5.89%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (1.78%) MOS
7 19 (1.69%) PhD
8 18 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.71%) ACCA
11 7 (0.62%) CIMA
12 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.45%) ISEB
13 5 (0.45%) MCSD
14 4 (0.36%) MCSE
14 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.27%) AAT
15 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.51%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.62%) Basel III
4 6 (0.54%) SLA
5 4 (0.36%) Basel II
5 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.27%) EMIR
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) FINREP
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.089%) MiFID
8 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.089%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.89%) vSphere
3 10 (0.89%) vCloud
3 10 (0.89%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.45%) Control-M
4 4 (0.36%) SCCM
5 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.089%) SCOM
Vendors
1 249 (22.21%) Microsoft
2 103 (9.19%) Oracle
3 69 (6.16%) SAP
4 51 (4.55%) HP
5 46 (4.10%) Business Objects
6 32 (2.85%) Sybase
7 21 (1.87%) Cognos
8 20 (1.78%) IBM
9 19 (1.69%) Teradata
10 16 (1.43%) Dell
10 16 (1.43%) Tableau
11 15 (1.34%) Software AG
11 15 (1.34%) webMethods
12 14 (1.25%) VMware
12 14 (1.25%) EMC
13 12 (1.07%) Hyperion
13 12 (1.07%) MicroStrategy
13 12 (1.07%) Sage
14 11 (0.98%) Cisco
15 10 (0.89%) TIBCO
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