The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
Rank 314 244 195
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -49
Contract jobs citing VBA 305 493 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.96% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.65% 2.52% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 321 446
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Median hourly rate £42.48 £19.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.55% -14.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £14.78 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £22.05 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £19.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year
+123.55% -12.34%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18435 19562 19529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.66% 38.24% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12704 13283 12866
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 482 415
Median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VBA
Daily Rate Trend

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

VBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VBA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
England -64 290 £400 +3.22% 115
London -49 188 £413 -2.94% 49
South East +8 34 £400 - 16
City of London -27 26 £330 -34.00% 14
East Midlands +7 18 £419 +39.68% 4
Berkshire +13 14 £375 -6.36%
Yorkshire -20 14 £344 +18.53% 7
West Midlands -7 12 £450 +9.09% 8
North West +19 10 £375 +35.13% 13
South West -7 10 £300 -20.00% 9
Scotland 0 9 £388 +3.33% 6
Leeds -6 9 £350 -6.66% 4
West Yorkshire -14 9 £350 +19.65% 4
Bristol -7 8 £325 -13.33% 3
Derbyshire - 8 £438 -
Hampshire +17 7 £390 +25.80% 3
Edinburgh +5 7 £275 -30.81% 4
Derby - 7 £438 -
Surrey +13 5 £550 +51.72% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £450 +62.16% 2
Northampton -8 5 £200 -
Northamptonshire -8 5 £200 -45.76% 3
Manchester - 5 £375 - 5
Reading +7 4 £463 +12.05%
South Yorkshire +2 4 £336 +3.46% 1
Iver - 4 £450 -
Cheshire +21 3 - - 5
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £176 -23.36%
East of England 0 3 £521 +9.73% 6
Maidenhead - 3 £425 -

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 355 (54.45%) SQL
2 269 (41.26%) Finance
3 238 (36.50%) MS Excel
4 211 (32.36%) SQL Server
5 207 (31.75%) Microsoft
6 153 (23.47%) .NET
7 140 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
8 135 (20.71%) C#
9 123 (18.87%) Banking
10 113 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
11 112 (17.18%) MS Access
12 100 (15.34%) Oracle
13 95 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 88 (13.50%) VB
15 85 (13.04%) MS Office
16 77 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 77 (11.81%) Analytics
17 66 (10.12%) Front Office
18 65 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
19 64 (9.82%) Data Analysis
20 63 (9.66%) T-SQL
21 62 (9.51%) VB.NET
22 61 (9.36%) Degree
23 59 (9.05%) JavaScript
24 54 (8.28%) Migration
25 51 (7.82%) Python
25 51 (7.82%) Windows
26 50 (7.67%) SAP
26 50 (7.67%) Data Modelling
27 47 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills 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 45 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.75%) SAS
3 22 (3.37%) IIS
4 9 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.61%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) Confluence
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) Drupal
8 2 (0.31%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 238 (36.50%) MS Excel
2 85 (13.04%) MS Office
3 39 (5.98%) Spreadsheet
4 32 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.84%) MS Project
7 8 (1.23%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) SAP HCM
2 4 (0.61%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Summit
3 3 (0.46%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.31%) HFM
4 2 (0.31%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.31%) Relativity
4 2 (0.31%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.31%) Unica
4 2 (0.31%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.76%) Office 365
3 8 (1.23%) Boomi
4 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) ServiceMax
5 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.46%) Firewall
2 3 (0.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) FTP
3 2 (0.31%) IMAP
3 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 1 (0.15%) 2G
4 1 (0.15%) 3G
4 1 (0.15%) 4G
4 1 (0.15%) Broadband
4 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.15%) GSM
4 1 (0.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) LDAP
4 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.15%) UMTS
4 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (32.36%) SQL Server
2 112 (17.18%) MS Access
3 95 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
8 38 (5.83%) QlikView
9 29 (4.45%) Power BI
10 25 (3.83%) Oracle Database
11 24 (3.68%) Relational Database
12 21 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 19 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (2.61%) OLAP
15 16 (2.45%) Data Mining
16 14 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (1.99%) Big Data
18 12 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.69%) JIRA
3 10 (1.53%) Selenium
3 10 (1.53%) Subversion
4 9 (1.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.61%) Build Forge
7 4 (0.61%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.61%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.61%) Hudson
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 269 (41.26%) Finance
2 123 (18.87%) Banking
3 66 (10.12%) Front Office
4 40 (6.13%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.75%) Retail
6 18 (2.76%) Marketing
7 13 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.38%) Back Office
9 9 (1.38%) Legal
10 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.61%) Law
13 3 (0.46%) Advertising
13 3 (0.46%) Billing
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.46%) Local Government
13 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 344 (52.76%) Developer
2 239 (36.66%) Analyst
3 91 (13.96%) VBA Developer
4 84 (12.88%) SQL Developer
5 75 (11.50%) Data Analyst
6 65 (9.97%) Excel Developer
7 54 (8.28%) .NET Developer
8 53 (8.13%) Access Developer
9 48 (7.36%) Excel VBA Developer
10 45 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
10 45 (6.90%) C# Developer
11 43 (6.60%) SQL Analyst
12 37 (5.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 34 (5.21%) Microsoft Developer
14 32 (4.91%) Business Analyst
15 29 (4.45%) Excel Analyst
16 28 (4.29%) Access VBA Developer
16 28 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
17 25 (3.83%) Consultant
17 25 (3.83%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (23.47%) .NET
2 43 (6.60%) .NET Framework
2 43 (6.60%) XML
3 34 (5.21%) HTML
4 28 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.14%) jQuery
6 22 (3.37%) CSS
7 19 (2.91%) WCF
8 17 (2.61%) WPF
9 14 (2.15%) Entity Framework
9 14 (2.15%) WinForms
10 12 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 12 (1.84%) REST
11 11 (1.69%) LINQ
12 10 (1.53%) ADO
13 9 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.38%) LINQ to SQL
14 8 (1.23%) ActiveX
14 8 (1.23%) Classic ASP
14 8 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.83%) Fixed Income
4 21 (3.22%) Equities
5 20 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.91%) Derivative
7 16 (2.45%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.15%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.38%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.23%) Reinsurance
11 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.07%) FMCG
12 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.77%) Clustering
14 4 (0.61%) NHS
14 4 (0.61%) User Experience
14 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.82%) Windows
2 15 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.15%) Linux
4 13 (1.99%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.84%) Unix
5 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.84%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (11.81%) Analytics
3 65 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (9.82%) Data Analysis
5 54 (8.28%) Migration
6 50 (7.67%) Data Modelling
7 46 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (6.90%) Visualisation
9 43 (6.60%) Mathematics
10 37 (5.67%) MVC
11 32 (4.91%) Data Management
12 31 (4.75%) ETL
13 29 (4.45%) Unit Testing
14 28 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (3.83%) Data Visualisation
16 24 (3.68%) Asset Management
16 24 (3.68%) RAD
17 22 (3.37%) Business Analysis
17 22 (3.37%) Validation
18 21 (3.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 355 (54.45%) SQL
2 135 (20.71%) C#
3 88 (13.50%) VB
4 63 (9.66%) T-SQL
5 62 (9.51%) VB.NET
6 59 (9.05%) JavaScript
7 51 (7.82%) Python
8 44 (6.75%) Java
9 31 (4.75%) C++
10 27 (4.14%) VB6
11 18 (2.76%) Perl
11 18 (2.76%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.61%) VBScript
13 16 (2.45%) R
14 15 (2.30%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.99%) C
16 10 (1.53%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.07%) PHP
17 7 (1.07%) XPath
18 5 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (9.36%) Degree
2 34 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.07%) ACCA
5 6 (0.92%) CIMA
5 6 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.46%) CEH
6 3 (0.46%) CISM
6 3 (0.46%) CISSP
6 3 (0.46%) GIAC
6 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.31%) AAT
7 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.31%) CCA
7 2 (0.31%) CFA
7 2 (0.31%) MCAD
7 2 (0.31%) MCSD
7 2 (0.31%) MOS
7 2 (0.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.99%) QA
2 25 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.23%) Solvency II
4 7 (1.07%) IFRS
5 6 (0.92%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.31%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.15%) Basel II
7 1 (0.15%) Basel III
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.46%) XenApp
3 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) IAG
4 1 (0.15%) Samba
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.46%) QRadar
3 2 (0.31%) Control-M
3 2 (0.31%) EnCase
3 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) Opsview
Vendors
1 207 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.34%) Oracle
3 50 (7.67%) SAP
4 33 (5.06%) Tableau
5 23 (3.53%) Bloomberg
6 13 (1.99%) Teradata
7 12 (1.84%) Sybase
8 9 (1.38%) Reuters
8 9 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.23%) Cognos
9 8 (1.23%) Dell
9 8 (1.23%) IBM
10 6 (0.92%) Citrix
10 6 (0.92%) ILOG
10 6 (0.92%) Remedy
11 5 (0.77%) Calypso
11 5 (0.77%) Google
11 5 (0.77%) Mapinfo
11 5 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.61%) Alterian
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