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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 184 191 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -71
Contract jobs citing VBA 600 522 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.06% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 2.86% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 305 500
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £11.00 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.60 £140.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%

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
19006 18229 16699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 36.93% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12325 11498 10286
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 456 640
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +12 544 £393 +4.66% 167
London +30 335 £450 +4.65% 90
City of London +29 126 £450 +12.35% 34
South East +29 83 £354 +13.12% 18
Scotland +16 46 £413 +9.27% 5
North West +14 36 £345 -0.36% 14
Hampshire +16 33 £393 -7.64% 5
Edinburgh +25 32 £395 +4.63% 3
South West -31 27 £375 +16.27% 13
Buckinghamshire +14 23 £300 - 5
Yorkshire -6 23 £308 +21.78% 10
East Midlands +14 22 £350 +44.32% 6
Milton Keynes +9 19 £300 - 3
Berkshire +3 19 £357 +29.72% 2
Bristol -18 19 £380 +20.63% 6
Manchester +9 18 £225 - 10
West Yorkshire -15 18 £310 +14.28% 5
Glasgow +4 14 £475 +30.13% 2
Chesterfield - 12 £350 -
Derbyshire - 12 £350 -
Gosport 0 11 £391 - 1
Leeds -10 11 £313 +19.04% 2
West Midlands -40 11 £250 -15.25% 7
Cheshire +10 9 £400 - 3
Reading +2 9 £360 +15.20%
Southampton - 8 £393 - 2
Lancashire - 8 £350 -
Docklands, London +5 6 £425 -8.30% 1
East of England -5 6 £288 -25.80% 8
Halifax - 6 £310 - 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 768 (58.45%) SQL
2 461 (35.08%) MS Excel
3 424 (32.27%) Finance
4 394 (29.98%) SQL Server
5 383 (29.15%) Microsoft
6 301 (22.91%) Banking
7 259 (19.71%) .NET
8 247 (18.80%) C#
9 187 (14.23%) MS Access
10 183 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
11 173 (13.17%) MS Office
12 169 (12.86%) Front Office
13 160 (12.18%) Oracle
14 153 (11.64%) Java
14 153 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 139 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 136 (10.35%) JavaScript
16 136 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
17 129 (9.82%) SharePoint
17 129 (9.82%) VB
17 129 (9.82%) Security Cleared
18 126 (9.59%) RAD
19 119 (9.06%) Degree
20 114 (8.68%) Windows
21 108 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
22 105 (7.99%) Data Analysis
23 104 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
24 100 (7.61%) T-SQL
24 100 (7.61%) HTML
25 98 (7.46%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 129 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 67 (5.10%) SAS
3 27 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (1.37%) MS Project Server
5 12 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.38%) IIS
10 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle 10gAS
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.23%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.23%) Node.js
12 3 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 461 (35.08%) MS Excel
2 173 (13.17%) MS Office
3 65 (4.95%) Spreadsheet
4 56 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (2.13%) MS Project
6 20 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 20 (1.52%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.53%) SPSS
8 6 (0.46%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) Stata
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.076%) InDesign
10 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.076%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 22 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.29%) thinkFolio
3 16 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.68%) Endur
5 8 (0.61%) LatentZero
5 8 (0.61%) ZaiNet
5 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.38%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (0.23%) Summit
8 3 (0.23%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.76%) SaaS
2 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.15%) Office 365
3 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.44%) SAN
2 11 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.84%) Internet
3 9 (0.68%) ATM
4 7 (0.53%) LAN
5 6 (0.46%) Intranet
6 4 (0.30%) WAN
6 4 (0.30%) Firewall
6 4 (0.30%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.23%) LDAP
7 3 (0.23%) 2G
7 3 (0.23%) HSPA
7 3 (0.23%) LTE
7 3 (0.23%) NAS
7 3 (0.23%) GPRS
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) Extranet
7 3 (0.23%) 3G
8 2 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (29.98%) SQL Server
2 187 (14.23%) MS Access
3 153 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 139 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 60 (4.57%) Relational Database
9 52 (3.96%) QlikView
10 51 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (3.20%) Oracle Database
12 33 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (2.36%) Data Mining
14 27 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 26 (1.98%) RDBMS
16 24 (1.83%) OLAP
17 23 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 24 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.67%) JIRA
4 21 (1.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 20 (1.52%) Subversion
6 11 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.53%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.46%) Toad
9 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.46%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.30%) NUnit
11 4 (0.30%) Selenium
12 3 (0.23%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 424 (32.27%) Finance
2 301 (22.91%) Banking
3 169 (12.86%) Front Office
4 95 (7.23%) Investment Banking
5 55 (4.19%) Retail
6 28 (2.13%) Publishing
7 25 (1.90%) Back Office
8 24 (1.83%) Marketing
9 22 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.29%) Legal
11 15 (1.14%) Law
12 14 (1.07%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.61%) Billing
14 8 (0.61%) French Language
14 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.38%) Military
16 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 676 (51.45%) Developer
2 454 (34.55%) Analyst
3 159 (12.10%) Excel Developer
4 142 (10.81%) VBA Developer
5 120 (9.13%) Data Analyst
6 107 (8.14%) SQL Developer
7 66 (5.02%) Business Analyst
8 63 (4.79%) RAD Developer
9 59 (4.49%) Excel VBA Developer
9 59 (4.49%) MI Analyst
10 56 (4.26%) .NET Developer
11 46 (3.50%) Report Analyst
12 44 (3.35%) Senior Developer
13 41 (3.12%) Analyst Developer
14 38 (2.89%) Support Analyst
15 35 (2.66%) C# Developer
16 33 (2.51%) Access Developer
17 30 (2.28%) Quantitative Developer
18 28 (2.13%) Applications Support
18 28 (2.13%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (19.71%) .NET
2 100 (7.61%) HTML
3 98 (7.46%) XML
4 86 (6.54%) ASP.NET
5 81 (6.16%) CSS
6 53 (4.03%) jQuery
7 39 (2.97%) XSLT
8 33 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (2.13%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.98%) Web Services
11 23 (1.75%) WCF
11 23 (1.75%) WPF
11 23 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (1.60%) HTML5
13 18 (1.37%) MDX
14 16 (1.22%) JSP
15 12 (0.91%) WinForms
16 11 (0.84%) CSS3
17 10 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 10 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 183 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.78%) Derivative
3 74 (5.63%) Fixed Income
4 61 (4.64%) Equities
5 49 (3.73%) Statistics
6 45 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.82%) Mathematics
8 36 (2.74%) Visualisation
9 35 (2.66%) Credit Risk
9 35 (2.66%) NHS
10 33 (2.51%) Management Information System
11 29 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
12 26 (1.98%) Market Risk
13 21 (1.60%) Data Conversion
14 16 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 15 (1.14%) Computer Science
16 12 (0.91%) Swaptions
16 12 (0.91%) Open Source
17 11 (0.84%) N-Tier
18 10 (0.76%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.68%) Windows
2 33 (2.51%) Windows 7
3 28 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 24 (1.83%) UNIX
5 17 (1.29%) Linux
6 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.38%) Solaris
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) Android
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
2 126 (9.59%) RAD
3 108 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (7.99%) Data Analysis
5 92 (7.00%) Analytics
6 83 (6.32%) Migration
7 80 (6.09%) ETL
8 74 (5.63%) Data Modelling
9 58 (4.41%) Project Management
10 57 (4.34%) Business Analysis
11 50 (3.81%) OO
11 50 (3.81%) Unit Testing
12 49 (3.73%) Web Development
13 48 (3.65%) Risk Management
14 44 (3.35%) TDD
15 41 (3.12%) Data Management
16 39 (2.97%) Asset Management
16 39 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
17 38 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (2.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 768 (58.45%) SQL
2 247 (18.80%) C#
3 153 (11.64%) Java
4 136 (10.35%) JavaScript
5 129 (9.82%) VB
6 100 (7.61%) T-SQL
7 94 (7.15%) VB.NET
8 87 (6.62%) Python
9 56 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 52 (3.96%) C++
11 44 (3.35%) VBScript
12 20 (1.52%) VB6
12 20 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.37%) MATLAB
13 18 (1.37%) R
13 18 (1.37%) C
14 16 (1.22%) Perl
15 11 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.76%) PHP
17 8 (0.61%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 129 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 119 (9.06%) Degree
3 93 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 29 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.45%) VCP4
8 12 (0.91%) ISEB
8 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.38%) MCP
10 5 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.23%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.23%) PhD
12 3 (0.23%) IIBA
12 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.23%) MOS
13 2 (0.15%) CIMA
13 2 (0.15%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.57%) QA
2 12 (0.91%) SLA
3 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.38%) Basel III
5 4 (0.30%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.30%) Basel II
5 4 (0.30%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.076%) FATCA
7 1 (0.076%) P3O
7 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.23%) Samba
5 3 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (3.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.53%) SCCM
3 5 (0.38%) Control-M
4 4 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.076%) Netcool
7 1 (0.076%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.076%) Foglight
7 1 (0.076%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.076%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.076%) WMI
Vendors
1 383 (29.15%) Microsoft
2 160 (12.18%) Oracle
3 55 (4.19%) Business Objects
4 49 (3.73%) Tableau
5 46 (3.50%) HP
6 31 (2.36%) Citrix
7 28 (2.13%) Teradata
8 24 (1.83%) Bloomberg
8 24 (1.83%) Cognos
9 20 (1.52%) SAP
10 14 (1.07%) Sybase
11 13 (0.99%) Remedy
12 11 (0.84%) VMware
13 9 (0.68%) Trayport
13 9 (0.68%) Reuters
14 8 (0.61%) IBM
14 8 (0.61%) BMC
14 8 (0.61%) Lotus
14 8 (0.61%) Apple
14 8 (0.61%) Alteryx
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