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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 203 183 136
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -47
Contract jobs citing VBA 547 580 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.19% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.84% 3.17% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 350 458
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 £14.50 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.39 £30.00 £39.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -25.67%
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
19240 18305 17182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.47% 37.66% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13119 12031 10794
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 389 546
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.15 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £49.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -7 329 £450 - 76
South West -2 38 £400 +6.66% 9
South East -36 37 £400 +28.00% 20
Yorkshire 0 34 £300 +6.66% 7
East of England -4 29 £325 -18.75% 11
West Midlands -17 26 £300 -11.76% 20
East Midlands +3 22 £135 -55.00% 5
North West -30 21 £316 +5.18% 14
North East -17 8 £300 -14.28% 2
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 675 (59.47%) SQL
2 424 (37.36%) Finance
3 377 (33.22%) MS Excel
4 340 (29.96%) SQL Server
5 273 (24.05%) Microsoft
6 250 (22.03%) Banking
7 207 (18.24%) C#
8 203 (17.89%) .NET
9 175 (15.42%) MS Access
10 164 (14.45%) Oracle
11 163 (14.36%) Front Office
12 138 (12.16%) MS Office
13 127 (11.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 126 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
15 120 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
16 109 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 107 (9.43%) Data Analysis
18 105 (9.25%) Java
19 103 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
20 101 (8.90%) VB
20 101 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
21 99 (8.72%) ETL
22 97 (8.55%) T-SQL
23 90 (7.93%) SharePoint
24 89 (7.84%) RAD
24 89 (7.84%) Investment Banking
25 88 (7.75%) Windows
26 85 (7.49%) SAS
26 85 (7.49%) Degree
27 82 (7.22%) Fixed Income

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 90 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 85 (7.49%) SAS
3 14 (1.23%) CICS
4 10 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (0.62%) IIS
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.44%) CMS
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.44%) IPython
8 4 (0.35%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.26%) Node.js
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.18%) Confluence
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 377 (33.22%) MS Excel
2 138 (12.16%) MS Office
3 60 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
5 37 (3.26%) MS Project
6 24 (2.11%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.70%) SPSS
8 5 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.088%) Windchill
10 1 (0.088%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.088%) Stata
10 1 (0.088%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (0.97%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.79%) CODA-Financials
3 8 (0.70%) Global One
4 6 (0.53%) SunGard AvantGard
5 5 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.35%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.35%) Kondor+
7 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.26%) Maximo
7 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.26%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.18%) Primavera
8 2 (0.18%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.18%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 2 (0.18%) Boomi
3 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.23%) FTP
1 14 (1.23%) SAN
2 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.44%) Firewall
4 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.35%) 2G
4 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
4 4 (0.35%) HSPA
4 4 (0.35%) LTE
4 4 (0.35%) PABX
4 4 (0.35%) ISDN
4 4 (0.35%) LAN
4 4 (0.35%) UMTS
4 4 (0.35%) Intranet
4 4 (0.35%) GPRS
4 4 (0.35%) 3G
5 3 (0.26%) ATM
5 3 (0.26%) GSM
5 3 (0.26%) Internet
5 3 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 175 (15.42%) MS Access
3 127 (11.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 80 (7.05%) Relational Database
7 51 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 49 (4.32%) QlikView
9 45 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
11 34 (3.00%) Data Mining
12 33 (2.91%) RDBMS
13 32 (2.82%) Oracle Database
14 31 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.85%) OLAP
16 17 (1.50%) DB2
17 16 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 14 (1.23%) IMS/DB
18 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.50%) JIRA
3 16 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.15%) Subversion
5 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.79%) Toad
6 9 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
7 8 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 8 (0.70%) Selenium
7 8 (0.70%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.62%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.35%) JUnit
11 3 (0.26%) MSI
11 3 (0.26%) JMeter
11 3 (0.26%) Hudson
12 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
General
1 424 (37.36%) Finance
2 250 (22.03%) Banking
3 163 (14.36%) Front Office
4 89 (7.84%) Investment Banking
5 58 (5.11%) Retail
6 25 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.11%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.59%) Back Office
8 18 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 17 (1.50%) Legal
10 15 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (1.06%) Marketing
13 11 (0.97%) French Language
14 8 (0.70%) Publishing
15 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.62%) Military
16 5 (0.44%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.35%) Advertising
17 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 544 (47.93%) Developer
2 419 (36.92%) Analyst
3 149 (13.13%) VBA Developer
4 126 (11.10%) Excel Developer
5 121 (10.66%) Data Analyst
6 82 (7.22%) SQL Developer
7 74 (6.52%) Excel VBA Developer
8 65 (5.73%) Business Analyst
9 52 (4.58%) RAD Developer
10 51 (4.49%) MI Analyst
11 41 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 40 (3.52%) .NET Developer
12 40 (3.52%) Applications Support
13 38 (3.35%) Report Analyst
13 38 (3.35%) C# Developer
14 33 (2.91%) Access Developer
15 32 (2.82%) Senior Developer
16 31 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
17 30 (2.64%) Analyst Developer
18 23 (2.03%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (17.89%) .NET
2 73 (6.43%) HTML
3 65 (5.73%) ASP.NET
4 57 (5.02%) XML
5 45 (3.96%) CSS
6 31 (2.73%) WPF
7 19 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 18 (1.59%) WCF
9 16 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (1.06%) jQuery
11 11 (0.97%) WinForms
12 10 (0.88%) JSON
12 10 (0.88%) Web Services
13 9 (0.79%) XSL
14 7 (0.62%) ADO
14 7 (0.62%) MDX
14 7 (0.62%) HTML5
14 7 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (0.53%) REST
15 6 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (7.22%) Fixed Income
3 71 (6.26%) Derivative
4 41 (3.61%) Equities
5 35 (3.08%) Credit Risk
6 34 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (2.91%) NHS
8 32 (2.82%) Visualisation
9 29 (2.56%) Market Risk
10 28 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
10 28 (2.47%) Statistics
10 28 (2.47%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.20%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.85%) Data Extraction
13 15 (1.32%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.32%) Computer Science
13 15 (1.32%) Swaptions
14 14 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 9 (0.79%) Data Integration
16 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.75%) Windows
2 30 (2.64%) UNIX
3 21 (1.85%) Linux
4 20 (1.76%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.06%) MVS
6 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.26%) Solaris
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.26%) Android
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
2 107 (9.43%) Data Analysis
3 103 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (8.72%) ETL
5 89 (7.84%) RAD
6 81 (7.14%) Migration
7 67 (5.90%) Analytics
8 56 (4.93%) Data Modelling
9 54 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (4.58%) Risk Management
11 46 (4.05%) Business Analysis
12 43 (3.79%) Data Management
12 43 (3.79%) SDLC
13 42 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (3.61%) Project Management
15 35 (3.08%) TDD
16 34 (3.00%) Validation
17 33 (2.91%) OO
18 30 (2.64%) Asset Management
18 30 (2.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 675 (59.47%) SQL
2 207 (18.24%) C#
3 105 (9.25%) Java
4 101 (8.90%) VB
5 97 (8.55%) T-SQL
6 79 (6.96%) Python
7 78 (6.87%) JavaScript
8 49 (4.32%) VB.NET
9 48 (4.23%) C++
10 42 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.76%) Perl
12 20 (1.76%) VBScript
13 14 (1.23%) COBOL
13 14 (1.23%) R
13 14 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.06%) JCL
14 12 (1.06%) PHP
15 11 (0.97%) C
15 11 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (7.49%) Degree
2 77 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.35%) ISEB
8 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.088%) ACCA
11 1 (0.088%) CIMA
11 1 (0.088%) APMP
11 1 (0.088%) OCA
11 1 (0.088%) PMP
11 1 (0.088%) MCP
11 1 (0.088%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.56%) QA
2 16 (1.41%) SLA
3 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.62%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.35%) AIFMD
6 4 (0.35%) FATCA
6 4 (0.35%) EMIR
6 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.35%) Basel II
7 3 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.088%) COREP
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.088%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.088%) Samba
4 1 (0.088%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.67%) Control-M
3 7 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.26%) SCCM
5 3 (0.26%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.088%) WMI
7 1 (0.088%) SCOM
7 1 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.088%) Netcool
7 1 (0.088%) Nagios
7 1 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.088%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 273 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 164 (14.45%) Oracle
3 55 (4.85%) Business Objects
4 43 (3.79%) Tableau
5 36 (3.17%) Cognos
6 29 (2.56%) SAP
7 28 (2.47%) HP
8 19 (1.67%) Bloomberg
8 19 (1.67%) Teradata
9 18 (1.59%) CODA
10 16 (1.41%) Citrix
10 16 (1.41%) SunGard
11 12 (1.06%) IBM
11 12 (1.06%) Hyperion
12 11 (0.97%) Reuters
12 11 (0.97%) Sybase
12 11 (0.97%) Alteryx
13 10 (0.88%) VMware
14 7 (0.62%) Remedy
14 7 (0.62%) Talend
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