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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 224 158 158
Rank change year-on-year
-66 0
Contract jobs citing VBA 214 337 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.44% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 3.43% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 248 224
Median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £16.12 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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
9299 9824 9757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.55% 42.04% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 7177 7119
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 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 85 64
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.00 £52.19 £146.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -40 43 £425 -5.55% 13
Docklands, London +10 2 - -
Romford - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £500 -4.76%
Hounslow 0 1 £275 -35.29%
Bromley -10 1 £475 +90.00%
Croydon -13 1 £300 -22.58% 1
New Malden - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 282 (56.29%) SQL
2 229 (45.71%) Finance
3 187 (37.33%) C#
4 168 (33.53%) MS Excel
5 143 (28.54%) SQL Server
5 143 (28.54%) Banking
6 137 (27.35%) .NET
7 112 (22.36%) Microsoft
8 91 (18.16%) Front Office
9 81 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
10 74 (14.77%) MS Office
11 72 (14.37%) Oracle
12 70 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (12.57%) VB
14 62 (12.38%) Fixed Income
15 60 (11.98%) C++
16 55 (10.98%) Python
16 55 (10.98%) Windows
17 53 (10.58%) T-SQL
18 52 (10.38%) Degree
19 51 (10.18%) Investment Banking
20 49 (9.78%) Asset Management
21 47 (9.38%) Analytics
22 46 (9.18%) Relational Database
22 46 (9.18%) Derivative
23 45 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 44 (8.78%) MS Access
25 43 (8.58%) OO
25 43 (8.58%) VBScript
25 43 (8.58%) Java

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 30 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.39%) SAS
3 18 (3.59%) IIS
4 12 (2.40%) Confluence
5 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.80%) Apache
7 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.60%) CMS
8 3 (0.60%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.60%) MTS
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 168 (33.53%) MS Excel
2 74 (14.77%) MS Office
3 39 (7.78%) Spreadsheet
4 33 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.60%) MS Project
7 6 (1.20%) SPSS
8 3 (0.60%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Global One
2 3 (0.60%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.60%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.40%) SmartFocus
2 2 (0.40%) Taleo
3 1 (0.20%) AdWords
3 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.20%) HTTP
1 6 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.80%) DHCP
3 4 (0.80%) DNS
3 4 (0.80%) Firewall
3 4 (0.80%) VPN
4 3 (0.60%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (28.54%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.18%) Relational Database
3 45 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (8.78%) MS Access
5 32 (6.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (4.39%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.99%) QlikView
12 14 (2.79%) Big Data
12 14 (2.79%) RDBMS
13 12 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (2.20%) Data Mining
15 10 (2.00%) MySQL
16 9 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.59%) JIRA
3 16 (3.19%) HP UFT
4 13 (2.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 11 (2.20%) Subversion
6 8 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.00%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.00%) FitNesse
8 5 (1.00%) Maven
8 5 (1.00%) Selenium
8 5 (1.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.40%) Yeoman
General
1 229 (45.71%) Finance
2 143 (28.54%) Banking
3 91 (18.16%) Front Office
4 51 (10.18%) Investment Banking
5 28 (5.59%) Retail
6 17 (3.39%) Marketing
7 11 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.00%) Back Office
9 7 (1.40%) Billing
10 5 (1.00%) Law
10 5 (1.00%) Legal
11 4 (0.80%) Electronics
11 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (48.90%) Developer
2 167 (33.33%) Analyst
3 93 (18.56%) VBA Developer
4 77 (15.37%) C# Developer
5 52 (10.38%) SQL Developer
6 46 (9.18%) .NET Developer
7 44 (8.78%) Excel Developer
8 43 (8.58%) Excel VBA Developer
9 37 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 32 (6.39%) Data Analyst
11 25 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 25 (4.99%) Support Analyst
12 24 (4.79%) SQL Analyst
13 23 (4.59%) Excel Analyst
14 22 (4.39%) Front Office Developer
14 22 (4.39%) Quantitative Developer
15 20 (3.99%) Applications Support
16 19 (3.79%) Senior Developer
17 17 (3.39%) Test Analyst
18 16 (3.19%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (27.35%) .NET
2 36 (7.19%) .NET Framework
2 36 (7.19%) XML
3 34 (6.79%) WinForms
3 34 (6.79%) WPF
4 33 (6.59%) HTML
5 29 (5.79%) ASP.NET
6 23 (4.59%) Web Services
7 18 (3.59%) jQuery
8 13 (2.59%) WCF
9 11 (2.20%) CSS
10 9 (1.80%) HTML5
10 9 (1.80%) MDX
10 9 (1.80%) OOXML
10 9 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (1.20%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.20%) Spring
12 5 (1.00%) Ajax
12 5 (1.00%) Spring.NET
12 5 (1.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (12.38%) Fixed Income
3 46 (9.18%) Derivative
4 34 (6.79%) Mathematics
5 27 (5.39%) Visualisation
6 18 (3.59%) Statistics
7 17 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (2.99%) Credit Risk
9 14 (2.79%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.59%) Equities
10 13 (2.59%) Market Risk
11 11 (2.20%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.80%) Economics
12 9 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (1.60%) CMDB
14 7 (1.40%) Performance Metrics
15 6 (1.20%) NHS
16 5 (1.00%) Data Extraction
16 5 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.98%) Windows
2 26 (5.19%) Windows 7
3 18 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.39%) Unix
5 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.80%) Linux
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (9.78%) Asset Management
3 47 (9.38%) Analytics
4 43 (8.58%) Data Analysis
4 43 (8.58%) OO
5 36 (7.19%) Risk Management
5 36 (7.19%) Unit Testing
6 33 (6.59%) Data Modelling
6 33 (6.59%) RAD
7 29 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (5.19%) Data Management
9 25 (4.99%) Migration
10 23 (4.59%) Business Analysis
11 21 (4.19%) SDLC
12 20 (3.99%) OOD
12 20 (3.99%) Portfolio Management
13 18 (3.59%) ETL
13 18 (3.59%) Validation
14 17 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 282 (56.29%) SQL
2 187 (37.33%) C#
3 63 (12.57%) VB
4 60 (11.98%) C++
5 55 (10.98%) Python
6 53 (10.58%) T-SQL
7 43 (8.58%) Java
7 43 (8.58%) VBScript
8 32 (6.39%) JavaScript
9 31 (6.19%) VB.NET
10 25 (4.99%) PowerShell
11 23 (4.59%) PL/SQL
12 20 (3.99%) R
13 18 (3.59%) VB6
14 12 (2.40%) C
15 11 (2.20%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.20%) Perl
18 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.60%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 52 (10.38%) Degree
2 15 (2.99%) PhD
3 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.00%) MCSA
5 5 (1.00%) MCSE
6 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.60%) ISEB
7 3 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.60%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) ACCA
9 1 (0.20%) CFA
9 1 (0.20%) CIMA
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.39%) QA
2 8 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.80%) Basel III
3 4 (0.80%) MiFID
4 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.20%) FATCA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.40%) HDFS
2 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (1.80%) Control-M
2 5 (1.00%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.00%) SCCM
3 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 112 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.37%) Oracle
3 30 (5.99%) Sybase
4 23 (4.59%) Bloomberg
5 22 (4.39%) Tableau
6 15 (2.99%) Reuters
7 11 (2.20%) Google
7 11 (2.20%) HP
8 10 (2.00%) SAP
9 9 (1.80%) Charles River
9 9 (1.80%) FactSet
9 9 (1.80%) Remedy
10 8 (1.60%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.00%) iManage
11 5 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.80%) Informatica
12 4 (0.80%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.80%) Sun
13 3 (0.60%) IBM
13 3 (0.60%) Misys
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