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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 289 202 191
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -11
Contract jobs citing VBA 438 648 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 3.00% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 451 385
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 17
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.94 £32.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -33.33%

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
21326 21589 20293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.49% 37.82% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14605 14530 13003
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 439 416
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £18.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 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
England -86 401 £375 -6.36% 68
London -67 230 £400 -11.11% 33
South East +33 62 £333 -14.19% 5
City of London -40 43 £425 -5.55% 15
Yorkshire +1 28 £365 +23.72% 3
Scotland -28 24 £320 -8.57% 2
Hampshire +21 23 £359 -40.20% 2
East of England +14 21 £300 -7.69% 7
South West -10 18 £310 -26.62% 5
East Midlands -16 18 £425 +58.13% 2
North West -2 17 £350 +12.72% 9
West Yorkshire -8 13 £400 +37.93% 2
Northamptonshire +3 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey -1 11 £280 -31.49% 2
South Yorkshire - 11 £340 -
Northampton +7 10 £425 -5.55%
Manchester -5 10 £350 +27.27% 4
Edinburgh -12 10 £410 +17.14% 1
Sheffield - 10 £340 -
Essex -7 9 £300 -7.69% 1
Renfrewshire -10 9 £275 -
Leeds -7 8 £290 -15.32% 2
Bristol -8 8 £425 +1.49% 2
Erskine -14 8 £275 -
West Midlands -49 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Hertfordshire +22 7 £283 +10.24% 2
Berkshire +1 7 £575 +113.95%
West Sussex -2 6 £400 +28.00%
Redhill - 6 £168 - 1
Canary Wharf +6 5 £338 -

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 495 (56.19%) SQL
2 374 (42.45%) Finance
3 284 (32.24%) MS Excel
4 253 (28.72%) SQL Server
5 247 (28.04%) C#
6 244 (27.70%) Microsoft
7 187 (21.23%) Banking
8 184 (20.89%) .NET
9 156 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
10 133 (15.10%) VB
11 125 (14.19%) Oracle
12 108 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 108 (12.26%) MS Access
13 102 (11.58%) MS Office
13 102 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 96 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
15 95 (10.78%) T-SQL
16 86 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (9.31%) Front Office
17 82 (9.31%) Data Analysis
18 78 (8.85%) Java
19 75 (8.51%) Analytics
20 70 (7.95%) Degree
20 70 (7.95%) JavaScript
20 70 (7.95%) C++
20 70 (7.95%) Python
20 70 (7.95%) SharePoint
21 65 (7.38%) Data Modelling
22 61 (6.92%) jQuery
23 60 (6.81%) XML

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 70 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 59 (6.70%) SAS
3 33 (3.75%) IIS
4 25 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.91%) Confluence
6 5 (0.57%) CMS
6 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.45%) Apache
8 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.34%) MTS
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.23%) JBoss
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 284 (32.24%) MS Excel
2 102 (11.58%) MS Office
3 59 (6.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (2.04%) MS Project
6 17 (1.93%) SPSS
7 15 (1.70%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.34%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Global One
2 3 (0.34%) Cognos Planning
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.34%) HFM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.91%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.57%) Office 365
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) SmartFocus
5 2 (0.23%) Taleo
6 1 (0.11%) AdWords
6 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.91%) HTTP
2 6 (0.68%) LDAP
3 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.57%) Wireless
4 4 (0.45%) Internet
5 3 (0.34%) 3G
5 3 (0.34%) DNS
5 3 (0.34%) Firewall
5 3 (0.34%) VPN
6 2 (0.23%) Intranet
6 2 (0.23%) LAN
6 2 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) DHCP
7 1 (0.11%) DSL
7 1 (0.11%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) WebEx
7 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (28.72%) SQL Server
2 108 (12.26%) MS Access
2 108 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 50 (5.68%) QlikView
5 50 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (3.86%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (2.95%) MySQL
9 26 (2.95%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
11 20 (2.27%) PowerPivot
12 18 (2.04%) Big Data
13 16 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
13 16 (1.82%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (1.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.41%) Subversion
3 21 (2.38%) JIRA
4 19 (2.16%) HP UFT
5 15 (1.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.91%) Maven
9 7 (0.79%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.79%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.68%) JMeter
10 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.57%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.45%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.45%) Selenium
12 4 (0.45%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.45%) VisualVM
12 4 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 374 (42.45%) Finance
2 187 (21.23%) Banking
3 82 (9.31%) Front Office
4 51 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.77%) Retail
6 33 (3.75%) Marketing
7 18 (2.04%) Back Office
8 17 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.36%) Legal
9 12 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.91%) Advertising
11 6 (0.68%) Billing
11 6 (0.68%) Electronics
11 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) International Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Military
12 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 379 (43.02%) Developer
2 319 (36.21%) Analyst
3 139 (15.78%) VBA Developer
4 119 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 80 (9.08%) Data Analyst
6 74 (8.40%) C# Developer
7 67 (7.60%) Excel Developer
8 65 (7.38%) Business Analyst
9 60 (6.81%) Excel VBA Developer
10 53 (6.02%) .NET Developer
11 52 (5.90%) Excel Analyst
12 50 (5.68%) SQL Analyst
13 44 (4.99%) Access Developer
14 35 (3.97%) Support Analyst
15 32 (3.63%) Applications Support
16 31 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
16 31 (3.52%) Consultant
17 30 (3.41%) Access VBA Developer
18 28 (3.18%) Report Analyst
18 28 (3.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (20.89%) .NET
2 61 (6.92%) jQuery
3 60 (6.81%) XML
4 54 (6.13%) HTML
5 48 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 46 (5.22%) Web Services
7 44 (4.99%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.75%) Classic ASP
9 32 (3.63%) CSS
10 30 (3.41%) WPF
11 28 (3.18%) WinForms
12 26 (2.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (2.16%) Unity DI Container
14 14 (1.59%) Ajax
14 14 (1.59%) WCF
15 13 (1.48%) XHTML
16 11 (1.25%) DCOM
16 11 (1.25%) Entity Framework
16 11 (1.25%) MDX
16 11 (1.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 156 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.13%) Fixed Income
3 47 (5.33%) Visualisation
4 42 (4.77%) Mathematics
5 41 (4.65%) Derivative
6 35 (3.97%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.63%) Statistics
8 21 (2.38%) Credit Risk
9 20 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.93%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.48%) Data Extraction
12 13 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (1.36%) Equities
13 12 (1.36%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.14%) Economics
14 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 10 (1.14%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.02%) CMDB
15 9 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.70%) Windows
2 32 (3.63%) Unix
3 20 (2.27%) Linux
4 17 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.59%) Solaris
7 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (9.31%) Data Analysis
4 75 (8.51%) Analytics
5 65 (7.38%) Data Modelling
6 53 (6.02%) Asset Management
7 48 (5.45%) Validation
8 45 (5.11%) Data Management
8 45 (5.11%) Migration
9 44 (4.99%) RAD
10 43 (4.88%) ETL
10 43 (4.88%) ITIL
11 42 (4.77%) Business Analysis
12 41 (4.65%) MVC
12 41 (4.65%) SDLC
13 40 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (4.20%) OO
15 35 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (3.41%) Unit Testing
16 30 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 495 (56.19%) SQL
2 247 (28.04%) C#
3 133 (15.10%) VB
4 95 (10.78%) T-SQL
5 78 (8.85%) Java
6 70 (7.95%) C++
6 70 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 70 (7.95%) Python
7 55 (6.24%) VBScript
8 49 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 49 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 48 (5.45%) VB6
10 40 (4.54%) PL/SQL
11 36 (4.09%) R
12 23 (2.61%) Perl
13 20 (2.27%) C
14 13 (1.48%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.36%) Ruby
15 12 (1.36%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (7.95%) Degree
2 44 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.36%) PhD
5 9 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.79%) HND
7 5 (0.57%) ACCA
7 5 (0.57%) MCSA
7 5 (0.57%) MCSE
8 4 (0.45%) AAT
8 4 (0.45%) CCA
8 4 (0.45%) ISEB
8 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.45%) PMP
9 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.34%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.09%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.57%) MiFID
5 4 (0.45%) Basel III
6 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (0.68%) Veritas File System
2 6 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.23%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.59%) Control-M
2 7 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.68%) Nagios
3 6 (0.68%) TADDM
4 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 244 (27.70%) Microsoft
2 125 (14.19%) Oracle
3 42 (4.77%) Tableau
4 35 (3.97%) Sybase
5 26 (2.95%) Bloomberg
6 25 (2.84%) SAP
7 20 (2.27%) Remedy
8 18 (2.04%) HP
9 16 (1.82%) Reuters
9 16 (1.82%) Teradata
10 12 (1.36%) Google
11 10 (1.14%) Charles River
11 10 (1.14%) Cognos
12 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.02%) FactSet
12 9 (1.02%) IBM
13 8 (0.91%) BMC
13 8 (0.91%) Informatica
14 6 (0.68%) ILOG
14 6 (0.68%) Veritas
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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