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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 176 182 130
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -52
Contract jobs citing VBA 644 563 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.18% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.31% 3.07% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 381 465
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £643 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 £17.00 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £23.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +38.23%
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
19473 18350 18279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.61% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13330 11983 11218
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 515 626
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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 +18 361 £450 - 109
South East -16 84 £375 +29.31% 19
North West +11 40 £300 +36.36% 9
South West -25 31 £375 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -14 29 £175 -33.96% 7
East of England -10 28 £365 +12.30% 7
Yorkshire -7 26 £278 +5.71% 7
East Midlands -1 18 £239 +83.65% 9
Midlands - - - -
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 661 (55.50%) SQL
2 384 (32.24%) Finance
3 378 (31.74%) MS Excel
4 298 (25.02%) SQL Server
5 296 (24.85%) Microsoft
6 273 (22.92%) Banking
7 199 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
8 188 (15.79%) .NET
9 179 (15.03%) C#
10 166 (13.94%) MS Office
11 151 (12.68%) VB
12 147 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
13 125 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 124 (10.41%) MS Access
15 119 (9.99%) Windows
16 114 (9.57%) Front Office
17 111 (9.32%) Oracle
18 110 (9.24%) Java
19 109 (9.15%) Degree
20 103 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
21 100 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 98 (8.23%) SharePoint
23 90 (7.56%) Data Analysis
24 89 (7.47%) T-SQL
25 87 (7.30%) JavaScript
26 85 (7.14%) Analytics
27 84 (7.05%) Investment Banking
28 81 (6.80%) Migration
29 80 (6.72%) Security Cleared
29 80 (6.72%) QA

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 62 (5.21%) SAS
3 13 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (0.59%) Confluence
8 7 (0.59%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.50%) JBoss
10 5 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
10 5 (0.42%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.25%) IIS
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 378 (31.74%) MS Excel
2 166 (13.94%) MS Office
3 75 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (6.05%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.43%) MS Project
7 8 (0.67%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.50%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.42%) SPSS
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.17%) FastStats
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.084%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.084%) InDesign
11 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.084%) CATIA
11 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (1.26%) ResourceLink
2 12 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.42%) LatentZero
5 5 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.34%) ZaiNet
6 4 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
6 4 (0.34%) Endur
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
8 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.02%) SaaS
2 14 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.084%) Office 365
3 1 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.084%) Taleo
3 1 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.51%) TCP/IP
1 18 (1.51%) SAN
2 14 (1.18%) Firewall
3 10 (0.84%) Internet
3 10 (0.84%) DNS
4 9 (0.76%) VPN
4 9 (0.76%) SNMP
4 9 (0.76%) VLAN
4 9 (0.76%) iSCSI
4 9 (0.76%) FCoE
4 9 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (0.76%) Multicast
5 6 (0.50%) Intranet
6 5 (0.42%) WAN
6 5 (0.42%) 3G
7 4 (0.34%) ATM
7 4 (0.34%) GSM
7 4 (0.34%) LAN
7 4 (0.34%) UMTS
7 4 (0.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (25.02%) SQL Server
2 125 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (10.41%) MS Access
4 103 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 100 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 58 (4.87%) Relational Database
9 40 (3.36%) QlikView
9 40 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (2.77%) Oracle Database
11 31 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
13 20 (1.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 17 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (1.34%) OLAP
15 16 (1.34%) Data Mining
16 12 (1.01%) MySQL
16 12 (1.01%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (1.60%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.26%) JIRA
2 15 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.01%) Subversion
4 10 (0.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (0.67%) Toad
5 8 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.42%) JUnit
7 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.34%) Maven
8 4 (0.34%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.34%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.34%) jMock
9 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.25%) Build Forge
General
1 384 (32.24%) Finance
2 273 (22.92%) Banking
3 114 (9.57%) Front Office
4 84 (7.05%) Investment Banking
5 65 (5.46%) Retail
6 26 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.93%) Publishing
8 19 (1.60%) Marketing
9 18 (1.51%) Back Office
10 16 (1.34%) Legal
10 16 (1.34%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.84%) Billing
14 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.67%) Law
15 7 (0.59%) Military
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
17 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 581 (48.78%) Developer
2 424 (35.60%) Analyst
3 143 (12.01%) VBA Developer
4 138 (11.59%) Excel Developer
5 110 (9.24%) Data Analyst
6 84 (7.05%) SQL Developer
7 76 (6.38%) Business Analyst
8 72 (6.05%) Excel VBA Developer
9 55 (4.62%) MI Analyst
10 38 (3.19%) Support Analyst
11 37 (3.11%) Senior Developer
12 34 (2.85%) C# Developer
13 33 (2.77%) Analyst Developer
13 33 (2.77%) RAD Developer
14 31 (2.60%) .NET Developer
14 31 (2.60%) Report Analyst
15 29 (2.43%) Architect
16 24 (2.02%) Consultant
16 24 (2.02%) Technical Analyst
17 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (15.79%) .NET
2 67 (5.63%) XML
3 60 (5.04%) HTML
4 59 (4.95%) ASP.NET
5 46 (3.86%) CSS
6 44 (3.69%) jQuery
7 37 (3.11%) Web Services
8 23 (1.93%) MDX
9 20 (1.68%) XSLT
10 17 (1.43%) WCF
10 17 (1.43%) WPF
10 17 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.18%) HTML5
12 14 (1.18%) J2EE
13 13 (1.09%) Middleware
14 11 (0.92%) JSON
15 10 (0.84%) Ajax
15 10 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 199 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.63%) Fixed Income
3 54 (4.53%) Derivative
4 42 (3.53%) Equities
5 39 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.11%) Mathematics
7 34 (2.85%) Statistics
8 33 (2.77%) Market Risk
9 29 (2.43%) NHS
10 27 (2.27%) Computer Science
11 25 (2.10%) Credit Risk
12 23 (1.93%) Visualisation
13 20 (1.68%) Data Conversion
14 18 (1.51%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (1.43%) N-Tier
16 16 (1.34%) Data Extraction
16 16 (1.34%) Data Structures
17 12 (1.01%) User Experience
18 9 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.99%) Windows
2 39 (3.27%) Linux
3 37 (3.11%) UNIX
4 31 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.02%) 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 8
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.34%) SUSE
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (7.56%) Data Analysis
3 85 (7.14%) Analytics
4 81 (6.80%) Migration
5 75 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (6.05%) Data Modelling
6 72 (6.05%) Project Management
7 69 (5.79%) ETL
8 68 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (5.21%) RAD
10 56 (4.70%) Data Management
11 50 (4.20%) Business Analysis
12 49 (4.11%) OO
13 46 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (3.53%) Web Development
15 41 (3.44%) Unit Testing
15 41 (3.44%) Asset Management
16 34 (2.85%) Software Engineering
16 34 (2.85%) Risk Management
16 34 (2.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 661 (55.50%) SQL
2 179 (15.03%) C#
3 151 (12.68%) VB
4 110 (9.24%) Java
5 89 (7.47%) T-SQL
6 87 (7.30%) JavaScript
7 74 (6.21%) VB.NET
8 61 (5.12%) VBScript
9 51 (4.28%) PL/SQL
10 48 (4.03%) Python
11 42 (3.53%) C++
12 30 (2.52%) Perl
13 28 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 21 (1.76%) VB6
16 20 (1.68%) C
17 13 (1.09%) R
18 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.67%) SAS Macro
19 8 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 109 (9.15%) Degree
2 80 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 67 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.18%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.84%) ISEB
7 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.84%) MOS
8 7 (0.59%) ACCA
8 7 (0.59%) CIMA
8 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.50%) MCSE
10 5 (0.42%) PhD
10 5 (0.42%) MCP
11 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.72%) QA
2 14 (1.18%) SLA
3 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.34%) Basel III
4 4 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.25%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.084%) COREP
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.84%) NFS
4 9 (0.76%) vSphere
4 9 (0.76%) vCloud
5 5 (0.42%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.084%) RACF
7 1 (0.084%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (0.50%) SCCM
3 6 (0.50%) Control-M
4 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.34%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.084%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.084%) SCOM
7 1 (0.084%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.084%) Foglight
Vendors
1 296 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.32%) Oracle
3 61 (5.12%) SAP
4 49 (4.11%) Business Objects
5 45 (3.78%) HP
6 33 (2.77%) Tableau
7 22 (1.85%) Cognos
8 21 (1.76%) Teradata
9 20 (1.68%) VMware
10 17 (1.43%) IBM
11 16 (1.34%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.18%) TIBCO
12 14 (1.18%) webMethods
12 14 (1.18%) Dell
12 14 (1.18%) Sybase
12 14 (1.18%) Software AG
13 12 (1.01%) Citrix
14 11 (0.92%) Cisco
15 10 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
15 10 (0.84%) thinkFolio
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