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 25 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 291 210 184
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -26
Contract jobs citing VBA 415 601 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.11% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.01% 2.95% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 418 401
Median daily rate £375 £395 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £314
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 19
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% +22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £17.77 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £28.40 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
20693 20352 19684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 37.55% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14257 13473 13004
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 421 468
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -78 391 £387 -3.37% 114
London -43 242 £440 -2.22% 58
South East -17 49 £300 -14.28% 15
City of London -9 45 £475 +9.19% 19
Yorkshire +1 31 £388 +35.96% 5
South West -21 22 £343 -7.11% 3
West Yorkshire -6 21 £348 +19.48% 3
Scotland -54 19 £375 +4.89% 5
North West -28 15 £350 +8.42% 15
Hampshire +2 14 £300 -13.04% 7
Bristol -8 14 £425 +21.42% 1
Edinburgh -22 14 £405 +0.30% 4
Oxfordshire +13 13 £288 -31.95% 1
Leeds -6 13 £375 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 11 £480 +71.42% 2
East of England -3 11 £319 -15.00% 10
South Yorkshire +1 10 £400 +66.66% 1
Manchester -7 10 £350 +3.70% 6
Sheffield -11 9 £400 +66.66% 1
West Midlands -23 9 £338 +12.50% 4
Oxford +5 7 £283 -33.13%
High Wycombe +11 6 £463 -
Milton Keynes +2 5 £500 +66.66%
Essex -7 5 £300 -29.41% 1
Glasgow -11 5 £305 +5.17% 1
North East -43 5 £310 -
Tyne and Wear -47 5 £310 -
Croydon - 5 £175 - 1
Halifax +7 4 £415 +42.48%
Warwickshire -2 4 £350 - 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 510 (55.80%) SQL
2 400 (43.76%) Finance
3 350 (38.29%) MS Excel
4 283 (30.96%) SQL Server
5 273 (29.87%) Microsoft
6 267 (29.21%) C#
7 217 (23.74%) .NET
8 200 (21.88%) Banking
9 165 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
10 141 (15.43%) MS Access
11 135 (14.77%) VB
12 129 (14.11%) Oracle
13 121 (13.24%) MS Office
14 118 (12.91%) Business Intelligence
15 105 (11.49%) Front Office
16 104 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 98 (10.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 96 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
19 92 (10.07%) Windows
20 87 (9.52%) T-SQL
21 82 (8.97%) Data Analysis
22 77 (8.42%) VBScript
23 76 (8.32%) Java
24 75 (8.21%) JavaScript
25 74 (8.10%) C++
25 74 (8.10%) Degree
26 68 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
27 67 (7.33%) SharePoint
28 64 (7.00%) VB.NET
28 64 (7.00%) Asset Management

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 67 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 54 (5.91%) SAS
3 44 (4.81%) IIS
4 21 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (1.42%) Confluence
6 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.66%) Apache
8 6 (0.66%) CICS
8 6 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.55%) CMS
9 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.22%) Node.js
13 1 (0.11%) Drupal
13 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 350 (38.29%) MS Excel
2 121 (13.24%) MS Office
3 41 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (2.41%) MS Project
6 17 (1.86%) SPSS
7 14 (1.53%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.33%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.44%) Global One
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.33%) HFM
3 3 (0.33%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.33%) Office 365
2 3 (0.33%) SmartFocus
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Taleo
4 1 (0.11%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.88%) HTTP
1 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.77%) FTP
3 6 (0.66%) DNS
3 6 (0.66%) Firewall
3 6 (0.66%) LDAP
3 6 (0.66%) SSL
3 6 (0.66%) VPN
3 6 (0.66%) WinSCP
3 6 (0.66%) Wireless
4 5 (0.55%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.44%) 3G
5 4 (0.44%) DHCP
5 4 (0.44%) Internet
5 4 (0.44%) Intranet
6 2 (0.22%) Extranet
6 2 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.11%) SAN
7 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 141 (15.43%) MS Access
3 104 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (10.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (5.69%) Relational Database
9 46 (5.03%) QlikView
10 44 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
11 40 (4.38%) Oracle Database
12 28 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (2.41%) Data Mining
14 20 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (1.97%) MySQL
15 18 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (1.86%) PowerPivot
17 16 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.74%) JIRA
3 24 (2.63%) Subversion
4 17 (1.86%) HP UFT
5 16 (1.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 15 (1.64%) Maven
7 12 (1.31%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.31%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.09%) JMeter
8 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.98%) Gatling
9 9 (0.98%) LoadRunner
9 9 (0.98%) SilkPerformer
9 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.98%) The Grinder
9 9 (0.98%) VisualVM
9 9 (0.98%) YourKit
10 8 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.88%) ERwin
10 8 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 400 (43.76%) Finance
2 200 (21.88%) Banking
3 105 (11.49%) Front Office
4 53 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 34 (3.72%) Retail
6 27 (2.95%) Marketing
7 19 (2.08%) Back Office
8 17 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.64%) Legal
10 14 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.77%) Advertising
11 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.55%) Billing
12 5 (0.55%) Law
13 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.33%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 438 (47.92%) Developer
2 311 (34.03%) Analyst
3 151 (16.52%) VBA Developer
4 106 (11.60%) SQL Developer
5 92 (10.07%) C# Developer
6 90 (9.85%) Excel Developer
7 83 (9.08%) Data Analyst
8 78 (8.53%) Excel VBA Developer
9 60 (6.56%) .NET Developer
10 54 (5.91%) Access Developer
11 46 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 45 (4.92%) Business Analyst
13 44 (4.81%) Excel Analyst
13 44 (4.81%) SQL Analyst
14 39 (4.27%) Support Analyst
15 38 (4.16%) Access VBA Developer
16 36 (3.94%) Senior Developer
17 29 (3.17%) Quantitative Developer
18 28 (3.06%) Consultant
19 25 (2.74%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (23.74%) .NET
2 60 (6.56%) XML
3 55 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 47 (5.14%) .NET Framework
5 44 (4.81%) HTML
6 40 (4.38%) Web Services
6 40 (4.38%) WinForms
7 39 (4.27%) jQuery
7 39 (4.27%) WPF
8 27 (2.95%) Classic ASP
9 21 (2.30%) CSS
10 17 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (1.64%) WCF
12 14 (1.53%) MDX
13 12 (1.31%) Ajax
14 11 (1.20%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.20%) Spring
15 9 (0.98%) Hibernate
15 9 (0.98%) HTML5
16 8 (0.88%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.35%) Fixed Income
3 50 (5.47%) Derivative
4 49 (5.36%) Visualisation
5 47 (5.14%) Mathematics
6 39 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.28%) Statistics
8 21 (2.30%) NHS
9 19 (2.08%) Credit Risk
10 17 (1.86%) Equities
11 16 (1.75%) Data Extraction
11 16 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.64%) Mainframe
13 14 (1.53%) Market Risk
14 13 (1.42%) Computer Science
15 12 (1.31%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.88%) CMDB
16 8 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 92 (10.07%) Windows
2 28 (3.06%) Linux
3 26 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 22 (2.41%) Unix
4 22 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.53%) Solaris
6 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.66%) MVS
9 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (12.91%) Business Intelligence
2 96 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (8.97%) Data Analysis
4 64 (7.00%) Asset Management
5 63 (6.89%) Analytics
6 60 (6.56%) Data Modelling
7 56 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (5.47%) Data Management
8 50 (5.47%) Migration
9 48 (5.25%) Unit Testing
10 46 (5.03%) RAD
11 41 (4.49%) Risk Management
12 39 (4.27%) ETL
12 39 (4.27%) OO
13 36 (3.94%) ITIL
14 34 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (3.72%) Validation
15 33 (3.61%) MVC
16 32 (3.50%) Business Analysis
16 32 (3.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 510 (55.80%) SQL
2 267 (29.21%) C#
3 135 (14.77%) VB
4 87 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 77 (8.42%) VBScript
6 76 (8.32%) Java
7 75 (8.21%) JavaScript
8 74 (8.10%) C++
9 64 (7.00%) VB.NET
10 59 (6.46%) Python
11 43 (4.70%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.94%) VB6
13 35 (3.83%) PL/SQL
14 29 (3.17%) R
15 22 (2.41%) MATLAB
16 20 (2.19%) Perl
17 17 (1.86%) Ruby
18 16 (1.75%) C
19 9 (0.98%) CoffeeScript
19 9 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (8.10%) Degree
2 30 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.64%) PhD
5 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.55%) MCSA
7 5 (0.55%) MCSE
8 4 (0.44%) ACCA
8 4 (0.44%) CCA
8 4 (0.44%) ISEB
9 3 (0.33%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.33%) PMP
10 2 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.25%) QA
2 26 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) Basel III
4 4 (0.44%) MiFID
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (0.66%) Veritas File System
2 6 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.22%) HDFS
3 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) Nagios
1 6 (0.66%) TADDM
2 5 (0.55%) SCCM
3 4 (0.44%) Control-M
4 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 273 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 129 (14.11%) Oracle
3 42 (4.60%) Tableau
4 33 (3.61%) Sybase
5 31 (3.39%) SAP
6 23 (2.52%) Bloomberg
7 20 (2.19%) IBM
8 15 (1.64%) HP
9 14 (1.53%) CA
9 14 (1.53%) Cognos
9 14 (1.53%) Reuters
9 14 (1.53%) Teradata
10 10 (1.09%) Informatica
11 9 (0.98%) AppDynamics
11 9 (0.98%) Charles River
11 9 (0.98%) Dynatrace
11 9 (0.98%) FactSet
11 9 (0.98%) New Relic
11 9 (0.98%) Remedy
12 6 (0.66%) Google
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + 27 days holiday + onsite gym
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £419.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 22 days ago