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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 196 180 127
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -53
Contract jobs citing VBA 623 659 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.19% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.99% 3.17% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 410 538
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -56.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £25.40 £39.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.81 £22.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -41.13%

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
20853 20801 17689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 37.52% 37.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13604 13604 10859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 492 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 -18 548 £393 +4.66% 122
London -9 305 £446 -0.83% 52
City of London +13 107 £425 -5.55% 19
South East +12 75 £350 +16.66% 12
Scotland +17 59 £350 -6.66% 4
South West -16 41 £355 +12.69% 16
North West -5 35 £325 +8.33% 15
Yorkshire -7 32 £291 +7.87% 3
Edinburgh +3 31 £404 +7.66% 2
Bristol -10 28 £350 +6.46% 12
West Yorkshire -7 27 £298 +2.58% 3
Glasgow +13 24 £290 +28.88% 2
Hampshire +3 24 £385 +21.81% 1
Berkshire +8 23 £360 +37.14% 1
East Midlands +5 21 £350 +16.66% 4
West Midlands -43 18 £300 -6.25% 12
Leeds -9 17 £325 +27.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £280 -15.78% 3
East of England +6 16 £400 - 5
Reading +13 14 £360 +37.14%
Milton Keynes +5 13 £300 - 3
Lancashire +15 12 £315 - 3
Manchester -14 12 £325 -3.70% 9
Derbyshire +7 9 £350 +105.88%
Cheshire -1 8 £325 +14.03%
Preston - 8 £311 -
Coventry - 8 £310 - 4
Chesterfield - 7 £350 -
Essex -6 6 £425 +3.03%
Oxfordshire - 6 £275 - 3

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 757 (58.82%) SQL
2 451 (35.04%) Finance
3 437 (33.95%) MS Excel
4 379 (29.45%) SQL Server
5 341 (26.50%) Microsoft
6 291 (22.61%) Banking
7 245 (19.04%) .NET
8 235 (18.26%) C#
9 195 (15.15%) MS Access
10 177 (13.75%) Front Office
11 162 (12.59%) Oracle
12 161 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
13 160 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 155 (12.04%) Java
15 149 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 146 (11.34%) MS Office
17 133 (10.33%) JavaScript
17 133 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
18 126 (9.79%) RAD
19 118 (9.17%) VB
20 114 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
21 110 (8.55%) T-SQL
22 106 (8.24%) Data Analysis
22 106 (8.24%) Security Cleared
23 104 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
23 104 (8.08%) Python
24 102 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
24 102 (7.93%) Degree
25 101 (7.85%) Windows
26 99 (7.69%) SharePoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 99 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 84 (6.53%) SAS
3 16 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.70%) MS Project Server
5 8 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.47%) IIS
7 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle 10gAS
8 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.31%) CMS
10 3 (0.23%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.23%) Node.js
10 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 437 (33.95%) MS Excel
2 146 (11.34%) MS Office
3 49 (3.81%) Spreadsheet
4 45 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (2.72%) MS Project
6 24 (1.86%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.93%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.78%) PowerPivot
9 9 (0.70%) SPSS
10 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.078%) CATIA
12 1 (0.078%) InDesign
12 1 (0.078%) Windchill
12 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.70%) thinkFolio
2 9 (0.70%) Endur
3 8 (0.62%) ZaiNet
3 8 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.54%) Sage CRM
5 6 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
6 5 (0.39%) Global One
7 4 (0.31%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.23%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) Maximo
8 3 (0.23%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) Kondor+
9 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.31%) Office 365
2 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.078%) Boomi
4 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.10%) SAN
2 11 (0.85%) Internet
3 10 (0.78%) ATM
4 9 (0.70%) LAN
4 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.39%) LTE
5 5 (0.39%) Firewall
6 4 (0.31%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.31%) 2G
6 4 (0.31%) 3G
6 4 (0.31%) Intranet
6 4 (0.31%) UMTS
6 4 (0.31%) GPRS
6 4 (0.31%) HSPA
7 3 (0.23%) NAS
7 3 (0.23%) GSM
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (29.45%) SQL Server
2 195 (15.15%) MS Access
3 160 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 149 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 104 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 102 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (5.91%) Relational Database
8 57 (4.43%) QlikView
9 52 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 41 (3.19%) RDBMS
11 41 (3.19%) Oracle Database
12 32 (2.49%) Data Mining
13 27 (2.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 24 (1.86%) OLAP
15 21 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
17 19 (1.48%) Big Data
18 18 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 42 (3.26%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.55%) Subversion
2 20 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 19 (1.48%) JIRA
4 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (0.70%) PowerBuilder
6 8 (0.62%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.54%) ClearQuest
7 7 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.23%) MSI
10 3 (0.23%) NUnit
11 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 451 (35.04%) Finance
2 291 (22.61%) Banking
3 177 (13.75%) Front Office
4 99 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 52 (4.04%) Retail
6 26 (2.02%) Marketing
7 25 (1.94%) Back Office
8 21 (1.63%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.55%) Publishing
10 19 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.09%) Legal
12 13 (1.01%) Law
13 12 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.70%) French Language
15 5 (0.39%) Military
15 5 (0.39%) Billing
16 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 684 (53.15%) Developer
2 427 (33.18%) Analyst
3 160 (12.43%) Excel Developer
4 157 (12.20%) VBA Developer
5 122 (9.48%) Data Analyst
6 119 (9.25%) SQL Developer
7 69 (5.36%) Excel VBA Developer
8 63 (4.90%) RAD Developer
9 59 (4.58%) MI Analyst
10 58 (4.51%) .NET Developer
11 51 (3.96%) Business Analyst
12 47 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 44 (3.42%) Report Analyst
14 39 (3.03%) C# Developer
15 38 (2.95%) Analyst Developer
16 36 (2.80%) Access Developer
17 32 (2.49%) Applications Support
18 29 (2.25%) Quantitative Developer
19 27 (2.10%) Support Analyst
20 26 (2.02%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (19.04%) .NET
2 97 (7.54%) XML
2 97 (7.54%) HTML
3 82 (6.37%) CSS
4 74 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 52 (4.04%) jQuery
6 32 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (2.41%) XSLT
8 30 (2.33%) .NET Framework
9 26 (2.02%) WPF
10 23 (1.79%) WCF
10 23 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (1.71%) JSP
12 20 (1.55%) Web Services
13 17 (1.32%) HTML5
13 17 (1.32%) XSL
14 16 (1.24%) Servlets
15 13 (1.01%) WinForms
16 12 (0.93%) DHTML
17 11 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 161 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.22%) Fixed Income
3 79 (6.14%) Derivative
4 53 (4.12%) Equities
5 44 (3.42%) Statistics
6 42 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 36 (2.80%) Equity Derivative
7 36 (2.80%) Visualisation
8 33 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.56%) NHS
9 31 (2.41%) Credit Risk
10 29 (2.25%) Mathematics
11 23 (1.79%) Market Risk
12 18 (1.40%) Data Extraction
13 15 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.09%) Data Conversion
15 12 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 12 (0.93%) Swaptions
15 12 (0.93%) Open Source
16 11 (0.85%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.85%) Windows
2 29 (2.25%) UNIX
3 22 (1.71%) Windows 7
4 18 (1.40%) Windows XP
5 16 (1.24%) Linux
6 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.23%) Solaris
10 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Android
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.078%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
2 126 (9.79%) RAD
3 114 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (8.24%) Data Analysis
5 98 (7.61%) ETL
6 91 (7.07%) Migration
7 89 (6.92%) Analytics
8 70 (5.44%) Data Modelling
9 58 (4.51%) Risk Management
10 55 (4.27%) Project Management
11 53 (4.12%) Business Analysis
12 44 (3.42%) Data Management
13 43 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (3.26%) Web Development
14 42 (3.26%) OO
15 40 (3.11%) TDD
16 39 (3.03%) Asset Management
17 36 (2.80%) Scrum
18 34 (2.64%) ITIL
18 34 (2.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 757 (58.82%) SQL
2 235 (18.26%) C#
3 155 (12.04%) Java
4 133 (10.33%) JavaScript
5 118 (9.17%) VB
6 110 (8.55%) T-SQL
7 104 (8.08%) Python
8 78 (6.06%) VB.NET
9 59 (4.58%) C++
10 56 (4.35%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.18%) VBScript
12 25 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.48%) Go
13 19 (1.48%) R
14 18 (1.40%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.32%) C
16 16 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.09%) Perl
17 14 (1.09%) PHP
18 13 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 106 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 102 (7.93%) Degree
3 65 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.54%) ISEB
9 4 (0.31%) CISA
9 4 (0.31%) CISM
9 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.31%) CRISC
9 4 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.23%) HNC
10 3 (0.23%) PhD
11 2 (0.16%) HND
11 2 (0.16%) MCP
11 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.96%) QA
2 12 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.70%) SLA
4 5 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.31%) AIFMD
5 4 (0.31%) COBIT
6 3 (0.23%) Basel II
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) EMIR
7 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.078%) Basel III
System Software
1 24 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.23%) NFS
4 3 (0.23%) Samba
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.39%) SCCM
2 5 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.39%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.078%) SCOM
5 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.078%) Netcool
5 1 (0.078%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.078%) WMI
Vendors
1 341 (26.50%) Microsoft
2 162 (12.59%) Oracle
3 52 (4.04%) Business Objects
4 51 (3.96%) Tableau
5 36 (2.80%) HP
6 34 (2.64%) Teradata
7 28 (2.18%) Citrix
8 24 (1.86%) SAP
9 21 (1.63%) Cognos
9 21 (1.63%) Bloomberg
10 16 (1.24%) Sybase
11 14 (1.09%) Remedy
12 12 (0.93%) VMware
12 12 (0.93%) IBM
13 11 (0.85%) Alteryx
14 10 (0.78%) Reuters
15 9 (0.70%) Trayport
15 9 (0.70%) Hyperion
16 8 (0.62%) BMC
16 8 (0.62%) Lotus
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