The first table below looks at the demand for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 31 July 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 London 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 162 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +1
Contract jobs citing VBA 303 459 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.89% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 4.34% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 310 345
Average daily rate
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£438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.53% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £20.70 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £35.80 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -30.00%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9740 10575 10344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.42% 43.59% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6962 7470 7128
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 104 162
Average hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBA
England

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in London

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBA across the London region.

VBA Daily Rate Trend in London

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in London

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the London region.

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in London

VBA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London -29 98 £449 -5.57% 42
Docklands, London +13 6 £525 +31.25%
Canary Wharf +12 2 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 336 (51.93%) SQL
2 266 (41.11%) Finance
3 172 (26.58%) Banking
4 170 (26.28%) MS Excel
5 146 (22.57%) SQL Server
6 127 (19.63%) Microsoft
7 113 (17.47%) C#
8 102 (15.77%) Front Office
8 102 (15.77%) Degree
9 88 (13.60%) Fixed Income
10 83 (12.83%) .NET
11 81 (12.52%) Investment Banking
12 79 (12.21%) Analytics
13 71 (10.97%) VB
14 69 (10.66%) Data Analysis
15 68 (10.51%) C++
15 68 (10.51%) MS Access
16 63 (9.74%) Migration
17 60 (9.27%) Oracle
18 58 (8.96%) Windows
19 56 (8.66%) MS Office
20 55 (8.50%) Derivative
21 53 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 50 (7.73%) Asset Management
23 49 (7.57%) XML
24 47 (7.26%) Risk Management
25 45 (6.96%) Project Management
25 45 (6.96%) Java
25 45 (6.96%) Relational Database
26 43 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 36 (5.56%) SAS
2 30 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.39%) Confluence
4 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.93%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.15%) Documentum
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) FileNet
9 1 (0.15%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 170 (26.28%) MS Excel
2 56 (8.66%) MS Office
3 32 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (4.79%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (2.32%) MS Project
6 8 (1.24%) MS Visio
7 7 (1.08%) SPSS
8 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.46%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.31%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.15%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) ReMetrica
2 5 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.62%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) CA Clarity
5 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.31%) Summit
5 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.31%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.15%) Global One
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Taleo
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.70%) VPN
2 11 (1.70%) DNS
2 11 (1.70%) Firewall
3 10 (1.55%) VLAN
3 10 (1.55%) iSCSI
3 10 (1.55%) FCoE
3 10 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (1.55%) Multicast
3 10 (1.55%) SNMP
4 6 (0.93%) Internet
5 5 (0.77%) Softphone
5 5 (0.77%) LDAP
6 3 (0.46%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) LAN
8 1 (0.15%) WAN
8 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.15%) SAN
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (22.57%) SQL Server
2 68 (10.51%) MS Access
3 53 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (6.96%) Relational Database
5 43 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.94%) QlikView
9 15 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.70%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.08%) MySQL
15 7 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
16 6 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.77%) Base SAS
18 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (2.01%) JIRA
2 10 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.55%) Subversion
3 9 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.24%) JUnit
5 7 (1.08%) Maven
6 6 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.77%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.46%) Hudson
8 3 (0.46%) Build Forge
8 3 (0.46%) Selenium
8 3 (0.46%) jMock
8 3 (0.46%) Toad
8 3 (0.46%) Xcode
8 3 (0.46%) NUnit
8 3 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.31%) Ant
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 266 (41.11%) Finance
2 172 (26.58%) Banking
3 102 (15.77%) Front Office
4 81 (12.52%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.71%) Retail
6 19 (2.94%) Publishing
7 18 (2.78%) Marketing
8 16 (2.47%) Financial Institution
9 15 (2.32%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.55%) Back Office
11 8 (1.24%) Advertising
12 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.93%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.77%) Billing
14 4 (0.62%) Legal
15 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.31%) International Banking
16 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 284 (43.89%) Analyst
2 281 (43.43%) Developer
3 89 (13.76%) VBA Developer
4 74 (11.44%) Excel Developer
4 74 (11.44%) Data Analyst
5 62 (9.58%) Business Analyst
6 46 (7.11%) Excel VBA Developer
7 42 (6.49%) SQL Developer
8 34 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 32 (4.95%) Quantitative Developer
10 22 (3.40%) RAD Developer
11 21 (3.25%) Analyst Developer
11 21 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (3.25%) Support Analyst
12 17 (2.63%) MI Analyst
13 16 (2.47%) Quantitative Analyst
14 15 (2.32%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 14 (2.16%) Access Developer
16 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Developer
16 13 (2.01%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.83%) .NET
2 49 (7.57%) XML
3 30 (4.64%) HTML
4 20 (3.09%) WPF
5 19 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 18 (2.78%) XSLT
7 17 (2.63%) WCF
8 15 (2.32%) XHTML
9 13 (2.01%) Middleware
10 11 (1.70%) WinForms
11 9 (1.39%) Web Services
12 8 (1.24%) MDX
13 7 (1.08%) JSON
13 7 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.08%) CSS
13 7 (1.08%) J2EE
14 6 (0.93%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.93%) Swing
14 6 (0.93%) jQuery
14 6 (0.93%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.60%) Fixed Income
2 55 (8.50%) Derivative
3 36 (5.56%) Market Risk
4 35 (5.41%) Statistics
5 34 (5.26%) Equities
6 32 (4.95%) Mathematics
7 21 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.78%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.63%) Credit Risk
9 17 (2.63%) Data Conversion
10 14 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.85%) Economics
12 12 (1.85%) Reference Data
13 11 (1.70%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.55%) Data Extraction
14 10 (1.55%) Physics
15 9 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
16 8 (1.24%) Mainframe
17 7 (1.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.96%) Windows
2 21 (3.25%) Linux
3 20 (3.09%) UNIX
4 10 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (12.21%) Analytics
2 69 (10.66%) Data Analysis
3 63 (9.74%) Migration
4 50 (7.73%) Asset Management
5 47 (7.26%) Risk Management
6 45 (6.96%) Project Management
7 40 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (6.03%) Data Management
9 37 (5.72%) RAD
9 37 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (5.72%) Investment Management
10 36 (5.56%) Business Analysis
11 31 (4.79%) Data Modelling
12 27 (4.17%) ETL
13 24 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (3.40%) Software Engineering
14 22 (3.40%) OO
15 21 (3.25%) Validation
16 20 (3.09%) Multithreading
16 20 (3.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 336 (51.93%) SQL
2 113 (17.47%) C#
3 71 (10.97%) VB
4 68 (10.51%) C++
5 45 (6.96%) Java
6 28 (4.33%) T-SQL
6 28 (4.33%) Python
7 26 (4.02%) VBScript
8 19 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.01%) Perl
9 13 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.70%) VC++
12 10 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.39%) R
14 8 (1.24%) C
15 6 (0.93%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.77%) VB6
17 3 (0.46%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 102 (15.77%) Degree
2 20 (3.09%) PhD
3 10 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.77%) MCSE
7 4 (0.62%) MCSD
7 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) ACCA
8 3 (0.46%) MCP
8 3 (0.46%) AAT
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.31%) CIMA
9 2 (0.31%) MBA
9 2 (0.31%) MOS
9 2 (0.31%) CFA
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.49%) QA
2 16 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.39%) Basel III
4 3 (0.46%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) P3O
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Basel II
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 16 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.55%) vSphere
2 10 (1.55%) vCloud
2 10 (1.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.77%) Control-M
4 2 (0.31%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.27%) Oracle
3 30 (4.64%) Sybase
4 22 (3.40%) SAP
5 21 (3.25%) HP
6 18 (2.78%) IBM
7 14 (2.16%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.70%) Cognos
8 11 (1.70%) VMware
8 11 (1.70%) Teradata
9 10 (1.55%) Websense
9 10 (1.55%) F5
9 10 (1.55%) Tableau
9 10 (1.55%) Cisco
9 10 (1.55%) EMC
10 8 (1.24%) Murex
11 7 (1.08%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.08%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.08%) TSYS
12 6 (0.93%) Lotus
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 15 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
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City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
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London
Solmar Finance
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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London
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Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
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London
Orgtel
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