The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 255 174 197
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +23
Contract jobs citing VBA 193 324 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.85% 1.38% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 3.20% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 242 196
Median daily rate £395 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.40 £17.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.24% +25.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £36.21 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-55.81% +76.64%
VBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10117 10139 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.72% 43.34% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7542 7580 7307
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 69 65
Median hourly rate £30.47 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.42 £15.64 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £44.20 £118.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the London region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -44 38 £425 -4.49% 12
Canary Wharf -1 5 £338 -43.75%
Croydon - 5 £300 -
Teddington - 4 £413 -
Twickenham - 4 £300 -
Isleworth - 3 £480 -
Docklands, London +11 1 £650 +40.54%
Morden - 1 £170 -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 246 (59.71%) SQL
2 184 (44.66%) Finance
3 133 (32.28%) MS Excel
4 129 (31.31%) C#
5 117 (28.40%) Banking
6 101 (24.51%) Microsoft
7 89 (21.60%) SQL Server
8 86 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
9 83 (20.15%) .NET
10 72 (17.48%) Oracle
11 61 (14.81%) Analytics
12 53 (12.86%) Python
13 51 (12.38%) Degree
14 50 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (11.41%) Front Office
17 44 (10.68%) SAS
17 44 (10.68%) Data Analysis
18 42 (10.19%) Investment Banking
18 42 (10.19%) VB
19 40 (9.71%) Data Modelling
19 40 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 38 (9.22%) Spreadsheet
21 35 (8.50%) C++
22 34 (8.25%) T-SQL
22 34 (8.25%) MS Office
22 34 (8.25%) Fixed Income
23 33 (8.01%) Java
23 33 (8.01%) XML
23 33 (8.01%) ETL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (10.68%) SAS
2 25 (6.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.46%) IBM Domino
3 6 (1.46%) IIS
4 5 (1.21%) Apache
4 5 (1.21%) CMS
4 5 (1.21%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.97%) Confluence
5 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.73%) MTS
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 133 (32.28%) MS Excel
2 38 (9.22%) Spreadsheet
3 34 (8.25%) MS Office
4 29 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.18%) MS Project
6 8 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.73%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.49%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.24%) Global One
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.46%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.49%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) LAN
1 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.24%) DSL
2 1 (0.24%) FTP
2 1 (0.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) Skype
2 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (7.52%) MS Access
4 23 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (5.34%) QlikView
5 22 (5.34%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.37%) Power BI
7 16 (3.88%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (3.64%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (2.18%) GIS
10 9 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.94%) PowerPivot
11 8 (1.94%) Spotfire
12 7 (1.70%) Big Data
12 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.16%) Subversion
2 13 (3.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 11 (2.67%) HP UFT
3 11 (2.67%) JIRA
4 10 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.21%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.49%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.24%) jMock
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.24%) QAComplete
9 1 (0.24%) VersionOne
General
1 184 (44.66%) Finance
2 117 (28.40%) Banking
3 47 (11.41%) Front Office
4 42 (10.19%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.34%) Retail
6 16 (3.88%) Marketing
7 9 (2.18%) Legal
8 8 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.46%) Electronics
10 5 (1.21%) Back Office
10 5 (1.21%) Local Government
11 4 (0.97%) Billing
11 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.73%) Law
13 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.49%) Publishing
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 160 (38.83%) Developer
2 154 (37.38%) Analyst
3 70 (16.99%) VBA Developer
4 53 (12.86%) C# Developer
5 38 (9.22%) SQL Developer
6 35 (8.50%) Business Analyst
7 33 (8.01%) Data Analyst
8 32 (7.77%) Excel Developer
9 28 (6.80%) .NET Developer
10 25 (6.07%) Excel VBA Developer
11 22 (5.34%) SQL Analyst
12 21 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (4.13%) Project Manager
13 17 (4.13%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.88%) SAS Analyst
14 16 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 15 (3.64%) Access Developer
15 15 (3.64%) Excel Analyst
16 13 (3.16%) Banking Analyst
17 12 (2.91%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (20.15%) .NET
2 33 (8.01%) XML
3 22 (5.34%) .NET Framework
4 21 (5.10%) ASP.NET
5 20 (4.85%) HTML
6 17 (4.13%) WinForms
7 15 (3.64%) WPF
8 13 (3.16%) jQuery
9 12 (2.91%) Web Services
10 10 (2.43%) WCF
11 9 (2.18%) CSS
12 6 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.46%) HTML5
13 5 (1.21%) OOXML
13 5 (1.21%) Spring
14 4 (0.97%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.97%) Django
14 4 (0.97%) Node.js
14 4 (0.97%) ODBC
14 4 (0.97%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.25%) Fixed Income
3 25 (6.07%) Mathematics
4 24 (5.83%) Derivative
5 20 (4.85%) Visualisation
6 16 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (3.40%) Statistics
8 13 (3.16%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.67%) Market Risk
10 10 (2.43%) Credit Risk
10 10 (2.43%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (2.43%) Management Information System
11 9 (2.18%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.94%) Economics
12 8 (1.94%) User Experience
12 8 (1.94%) Wiki
13 7 (1.70%) Clustering
13 7 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.70%) Performance Metrics
14 6 (1.46%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.04%) Windows
2 15 (3.64%) Unix
3 13 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.46%) Linux
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.73%) Android
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.81%) Analytics
2 50 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (10.68%) Data Analysis
5 40 (9.71%) Data Modelling
6 33 (8.01%) ETL
7 32 (7.77%) Asset Management
7 32 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 26 (6.31%) OO
8 26 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (5.83%) RAD
9 24 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (5.10%) Migration
10 21 (5.10%) SDLC
11 18 (4.37%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.13%) Risk Management
12 17 (4.13%) Validation
13 16 (3.88%) E-Commerce
13 16 (3.88%) Workflow
14 14 (3.40%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 246 (59.71%) SQL
2 129 (31.31%) C#
3 53 (12.86%) Python
4 42 (10.19%) VB
5 35 (8.50%) C++
6 34 (8.25%) T-SQL
7 33 (8.01%) Java
8 29 (7.04%) JavaScript
9 28 (6.80%) R
10 21 (5.10%) PL/SQL
10 21 (5.10%) VB.NET
11 17 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.16%) Perl
12 13 (3.16%) VBScript
13 12 (2.91%) C
14 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.21%) VB6
16 3 (0.73%) Go
16 3 (0.73%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (12.38%) Degree
2 7 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.97%) ACCA
3 4 (0.97%) CIMA
3 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.73%) AAT
4 3 (0.73%) ISEB
4 3 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (0.73%) PhD
4 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.73%) PMP
5 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) CBAP
6 1 (0.24%) CISSP
6 1 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.31%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.46%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.73%) Basel III
3 3 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.73%) MiFID
4 1 (0.24%) Basel II
4 1 (0.24%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.24%) SEPA
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.40%) Control-M
2 5 (1.21%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 101 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 72 (17.48%) Oracle
3 28 (6.80%) Tableau
4 18 (4.37%) Sybase
5 15 (3.64%) Bloomberg
6 11 (2.67%) HP
7 9 (2.18%) Informatica
7 9 (2.18%) Reuters
8 8 (1.94%) BMC
8 8 (1.94%) Remedy
9 7 (1.70%) Mapinfo
10 6 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.46%) Google
11 5 (1.21%) Adobe
11 5 (1.21%) Cognos
11 5 (1.21%) Embarcadero
11 5 (1.21%) Lotus
11 5 (1.21%) SAP
12 4 (0.97%) IBM
13 3 (0.73%) Murex
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