The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 205 172 132
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -40
Contract jobs citing VBA 601 647 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.23% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 3.29% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 401 477
Average daily rate
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£395 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £293
% change year-on-year
+10.75% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 19
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -55.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £11.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £27.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -40.47%

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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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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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
England -33 528 £400 +9.58% 164
London -8 300 £450 +5.88% 75
City of London +6 108 £435 +7.34% 32
Scotland +6 60 £358 +2.14% 6
South East -23 57 £350 +16.66% 24
South West -5 37 £369 +5.35% 10
Yorkshire +1 32 £285 +18.75% 6
North West -13 32 £323 +3.29% 13
Edinburgh -10 30 £404 +15.35% 3
West Yorkshire +1 25 £291 +4.48% 5
West Midlands -36 25 £300 -5.88% 16
Bristol -9 24 £350 -3.44% 5
Glasgow +10 23 £290 +28.88%
East of England +5 22 £375 -11.76% 11
East Midlands -1 20 £350 +16.66% 6
Hampshire -11 15 £345 +9.09% 7
Leeds -9 14 £325 +20.37% 2
Oxfordshire - 13 £423 - 3
Lancashire +17 12 £310 - 2
Berkshire -5 12 £355 +77.50% 2
Manchester -18 11 £338 -10.00% 9
Preston +16 10 £315 - 1
Coventry +11 9 £310 +3.33% 2
Essex -7 9 £425 - 5
Reading +12 8 £355 +84.41% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £280 -10.40% 1
Derbyshire +4 7 £135 -20.58% 1
Surrey +1 7 £320 +16.36% 6
Cheshire -6 7 £325 +14.03% 1
Wales +9 6 £175 -35.18%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 728 (59.43%) SQL
2 440 (35.92%) Finance
3 437 (35.67%) MS Excel
4 358 (29.22%) SQL Server
5 325 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 275 (22.45%) Banking
7 215 (17.55%) .NET
8 203 (16.57%) C#
9 201 (16.41%) MS Access
10 163 (13.31%) Front Office
11 160 (13.06%) Oracle
12 152 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
13 144 (11.76%) MS Office
14 143 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 136 (11.10%) Java
16 131 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
17 124 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 120 (9.80%) Data Analysis
19 111 (9.06%) RAD
20 110 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
21 104 (8.49%) JavaScript
21 104 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
22 102 (8.33%) T-SQL
23 100 (8.16%) Security Cleared
24 99 (8.08%) Investment Banking
25 96 (7.84%) VB
25 96 (7.84%) Degree
26 95 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
26 95 (7.76%) Windows
27 94 (7.67%) SharePoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 94 (7.67%) SharePoint
2 80 (6.53%) SAS
3 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (0.65%) IBM Notes
4 8 (0.65%) MS Project Server
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.33%) CMS
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.33%) IIS
6 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.24%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.24%) Node.js
7 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.16%) Apache
8 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 437 (35.67%) MS Excel
2 144 (11.76%) MS Office
3 49 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (3.10%) MS Project
4 38 (3.10%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.82%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.73%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.65%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.082%) Stata
10 1 (0.082%) CATIA
10 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
3 9 (0.73%) thinkFolio
4 8 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
4 8 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.41%) Endur
5 5 (0.41%) CODA-Financials
5 5 (0.41%) Global One
6 4 (0.33%) ZaiNet
6 4 (0.33%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.33%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.33%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.33%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.24%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) HFM
8 2 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.33%) Office 365
1 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.24%) SaaS
2 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.16%) Boomi
3 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.082%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.88%) SAN
2 11 (0.90%) LAN
3 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.49%) Firewall
4 6 (0.49%) ATM
5 5 (0.41%) Internet
6 4 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.33%) 2G
6 4 (0.33%) Intranet
6 4 (0.33%) 3G
6 4 (0.33%) ISDN
6 4 (0.33%) GPRS
6 4 (0.33%) UMTS
6 4 (0.33%) PABX
6 4 (0.33%) HSPA
6 4 (0.33%) LTE
7 3 (0.24%) 4G
7 3 (0.24%) GSM
7 3 (0.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (29.22%) SQL Server
2 201 (16.41%) MS Access
3 143 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 124 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 104 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
6 95 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (5.96%) Relational Database
8 59 (4.82%) QlikView
9 50 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (3.35%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.78%) Oracle Database
13 32 (2.61%) Data Mining
14 27 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
15 23 (1.88%) OLAP
16 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 16 (1.31%) Big Data
19 15 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (3.10%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.39%) JIRA
4 14 (1.14%) Subversion
5 13 (1.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.73%) PowerBuilder
8 8 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.49%) Selenium
11 4 (0.33%) MSI
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.24%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.24%) NUnit
13 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.16%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.16%) Redmine
General
1 440 (35.92%) Finance
2 275 (22.45%) Banking
3 163 (13.31%) Front Office
4 99 (8.08%) Investment Banking
5 55 (4.49%) Retail
6 23 (1.88%) Marketing
7 22 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.71%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.39%) Back Office
10 15 (1.22%) Publishing
11 14 (1.14%) Legal
12 12 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (0.98%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.90%) French Language
13 11 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.73%) Law
15 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.41%) Military
16 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 623 (50.86%) Developer
2 440 (35.92%) Analyst
3 158 (12.90%) VBA Developer
4 154 (12.57%) Excel Developer
5 128 (10.45%) Data Analyst
6 101 (8.24%) SQL Developer
7 77 (6.29%) Excel VBA Developer
8 67 (5.47%) Business Analyst
9 57 (4.65%) RAD Developer
10 51 (4.16%) MI Analyst
11 50 (4.08%) .NET Developer
12 43 (3.51%) Report Analyst
13 39 (3.18%) Access Developer
14 38 (3.10%) Senior Developer
15 37 (3.02%) Analyst Developer
16 34 (2.78%) Applications Support
16 34 (2.78%) C# Developer
17 32 (2.61%) Support Analyst
18 29 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
19 26 (2.12%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (17.55%) .NET
2 82 (6.69%) HTML
3 78 (6.37%) XML
4 71 (5.80%) CSS
5 66 (5.39%) ASP.NET
6 29 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (2.37%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.88%) XSLT
8 22 (1.80%) WPF
9 19 (1.55%) jQuery
10 18 (1.47%) Web Services
11 17 (1.39%) XSL
12 16 (1.31%) JSP
12 16 (1.31%) Servlets
12 16 (1.31%) WCF
13 12 (0.98%) DHTML
14 11 (0.90%) RESTful
14 11 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 11 (0.90%) WinForms
15 10 (0.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 152 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.69%) Derivative
3 78 (6.37%) Fixed Income
4 49 (4.00%) Equities
5 41 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (3.02%) Equity Derivative
7 35 (2.86%) NHS
7 35 (2.86%) Visualisation
8 34 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 32 (2.61%) Credit Risk
10 31 (2.53%) Statistics
11 25 (2.04%) Mathematics
12 24 (1.96%) Market Risk
13 20 (1.63%) Data Extraction
14 13 (1.06%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 12 (0.98%) Swaptions
15 12 (0.98%) Open Source
16 9 (0.73%) Computer Science
17 8 (0.65%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.76%) Windows
2 23 (1.88%) Windows 7
2 23 (1.88%) UNIX
3 17 (1.39%) Linux
4 14 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 11 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.24%) Solaris
10 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.082%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (9.80%) Data Analysis
3 111 (9.06%) RAD
4 110 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (7.59%) ETL
6 88 (7.18%) Migration
7 82 (6.69%) Analytics
8 73 (5.96%) Data Modelling
9 59 (4.82%) Risk Management
10 56 (4.57%) Project Management
11 53 (4.33%) Business Analysis
12 45 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (3.27%) Data Management
15 38 (3.10%) TDD
16 37 (3.02%) OO
16 37 (3.02%) Asset Management
17 34 (2.78%) Scrum
17 34 (2.78%) Validation
18 31 (2.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 728 (59.43%) SQL
2 203 (16.57%) C#
3 136 (11.10%) Java
4 104 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 102 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 96 (7.84%) VB
7 91 (7.43%) Python
8 65 (5.31%) VB.NET
9 51 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 50 (4.08%) C++
11 26 (2.12%) PowerShell
12 23 (1.88%) VBScript
13 17 (1.39%) Go
14 13 (1.06%) R
14 13 (1.06%) Perl
14 13 (1.06%) MATLAB
15 11 (0.90%) PHP
15 11 (0.90%) VB6
16 10 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 96 (7.84%) Degree
3 64 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.33%) CISA
9 4 (0.33%) CISM
9 4 (0.33%) ISEB
9 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.33%) CRISC
9 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.24%) HNC
11 2 (0.16%) PhD
11 2 (0.16%) HND
11 2 (0.16%) MCP
12 1 (0.082%) APMP
12 1 (0.082%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.10%) QA
2 12 (0.98%) SLA
3 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.33%) AIFMD
5 4 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.33%) EMIR
5 4 (0.33%) COBIT
6 3 (0.24%) MiFID
6 3 (0.24%) FATCA
6 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) Basel II
7 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.082%) Basel III
System Software
1 22 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) Samba
4 2 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.33%) SCCM
5 3 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.082%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.082%) SCOM
7 1 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.082%) Netcool
7 1 (0.082%) WMI
Vendors
1 325 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 160 (13.06%) Oracle
3 55 (4.49%) Business Objects
4 46 (3.76%) Tableau
5 32 (2.61%) Teradata
5 32 (2.61%) HP
6 28 (2.29%) SAP
7 27 (2.20%) Cognos
8 24 (1.96%) Citrix
9 19 (1.55%) Sybase
10 18 (1.47%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.06%) Remedy
12 12 (0.98%) VMware
12 12 (0.98%) Hyperion
12 12 (0.98%) IBM
13 11 (0.90%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.73%) Reuters
15 8 (0.65%) BMC
15 8 (0.65%) Lotus
15 8 (0.65%) Apple
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Day Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 per day - 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 per day - 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - 365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day up to £500 per day depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago