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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 250 177 197
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +20
Contract jobs citing VBA 493 673 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.30% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 3.44% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 492 325
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 18
Average hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £19.69 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £38.75 £171.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -1.92%

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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 458 £388 -3.12% 142
London -45 294 £425 -5.55% 74
City of London -33 54 £500 +5.26% 19
South East -7 44 £400 +14.28% 18
Yorkshire -5 40 £295 -15.71% 6
West Yorkshire +10 37 £308 -0.80% 6
Scotland -18 28 £350 -12.32% 7
Berkshire +18 20 £401 +14.42% 8
Leeds -1 19 £335 +3.07% 4
South West -4 18 £375 -2.91% 5
Edinburgh -25 18 £375 -3.22% 5
West Midlands -14 16 £419 +109.37% 14
North West -35 16 £280 -20.00% 9
Bristol +2 15 £375 -23.46% 5
East Midlands -16 12 £231 -30.45% 10
Tyne and Wear -17 12 £313 -34.21% 1
North East -27 12 £313 -21.87% 1
Bradford +17 11 £320 +10.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 11 £313 -34.21% 1
Lancashire +5 10 £273 -19.85% 1
Surrey -7 10 £400 +29.03% 5
Glasgow +7 8 £200 -57.44%
Birmingham +1 7 £450 +176.49% 9
Reading -1 7 £413 +14.65% 2
Blackpool - 7 £263 - 1
West Sussex - 7 £400 -
Northamptonshire +15 6 - - 6
East of England -8 6 £363 +31.81% 5
Bracknell - 6 £400 - 1
Northampton +16 5 - - 3

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 575 (53.84%) SQL
2 419 (39.23%) Finance
3 386 (36.14%) MS Excel
4 354 (33.15%) SQL Server
5 282 (26.40%) C#
6 274 (25.66%) Microsoft
7 262 (24.53%) .NET
8 245 (22.94%) Banking
9 184 (17.23%) MS Access
10 176 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
11 173 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
12 163 (15.26%) VB
13 145 (13.58%) Oracle
14 132 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 129 (12.08%) Windows
16 120 (11.24%) Front Office
17 113 (10.58%) Degree
18 111 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
19 109 (10.21%) MS Office
20 105 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 98 (9.18%) VB.NET
21 98 (9.18%) Java
22 93 (8.71%) Analytics
23 91 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
24 90 (8.43%) JavaScript
25 89 (8.33%) C++
26 87 (8.15%) T-SQL
27 86 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
28 76 (7.12%) Investment Banking
28 76 (7.12%) ETL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 72 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 69 (6.46%) SAS
3 42 (3.93%) IIS
4 19 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (1.69%) Confluence
5 18 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.03%) Apache
7 10 (0.94%) CICS
8 9 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.56%) Documentum
10 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.28%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.28%) CMS
13 2 (0.19%) Moodle
14 1 (0.094%) Node.js
14 1 (0.094%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.094%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 386 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 109 (10.21%) MS Office
3 55 (5.15%) Spreadsheet
4 36 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (2.15%) MS Project
6 22 (2.06%) MS Visio
7 14 (1.31%) SPSS
8 7 (0.66%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.47%) HFM
4 4 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.37%) Maximo
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.28%) Misys Opics
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.19%) Brady Trinity
6 2 (0.19%) Endur
6 2 (0.19%) Global One
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) RMDS
6 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.84%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.094%) SaaS
4 1 (0.094%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.094%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.94%) FTP
2 9 (0.84%) HTTP
2 9 (0.84%) SSL
3 8 (0.75%) 3G
3 8 (0.75%) Internet
4 7 (0.66%) 2G
4 7 (0.66%) 4G
5 6 (0.56%) DNS
5 6 (0.56%) Firewall
5 6 (0.56%) GSM
5 6 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (0.56%) SAN
5 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.56%) UMTS
5 6 (0.56%) VPN
5 6 (0.56%) WinSCP
6 5 (0.47%) SMTP
6 5 (0.47%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.37%) DHCP
7 4 (0.37%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 184 (17.23%) MS Access
3 132 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 86 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (6.18%) BusinessObjects
8 63 (5.90%) Relational Database
9 60 (5.62%) Oracle Database
10 58 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 40 (3.75%) QlikView
13 37 (3.46%) Data Mining
14 35 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
15 33 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 27 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (2.43%) Hadoop
18 24 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.69%) Big Data
20 17 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 50 (4.68%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.90%) JIRA
4 28 (2.62%) Subversion
5 22 (2.06%) Eclipse
6 15 (1.40%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.22%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.03%) Selenium
8 11 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (0.84%) Maven
10 9 (0.84%) TestNG
10 9 (0.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (0.75%) ERwin
11 8 (0.75%) NUnit
12 7 (0.66%) CMake
13 6 (0.56%) JMeter
13 6 (0.56%) VisualVM
13 6 (0.56%) YourKit
General
1 419 (39.23%) Finance
2 245 (22.94%) Banking
3 120 (11.24%) Front Office
4 76 (7.12%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.65%) Retail
6 33 (3.09%) Marketing
7 25 (2.34%) Back Office
8 17 (1.59%) Legal
8 17 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
9 12 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.66%) Law
10 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Advertising
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
13 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.37%) Local Government
14 3 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 547 (51.22%) Developer
2 371 (34.74%) Analyst
3 177 (16.57%) VBA Developer
4 125 (11.70%) Data Analyst
5 118 (11.05%) SQL Developer
6 96 (8.99%) Excel Developer
7 95 (8.90%) C# Developer
8 80 (7.49%) Excel VBA Developer
9 73 (6.84%) .NET Developer
10 57 (5.34%) SQL Analyst
11 55 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 53 (4.96%) Access Developer
12 53 (4.96%) Excel Analyst
13 43 (4.03%) Support Analyst
14 42 (3.93%) Business Analyst
15 41 (3.84%) Access VBA Developer
16 34 (3.18%) Report Analyst
17 33 (3.09%) RAD Developer
18 31 (2.90%) Analyst Developer
18 31 (2.90%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (24.53%) .NET
2 71 (6.65%) ASP.NET
3 67 (6.27%) XML
4 60 (5.62%) HTML
5 54 (5.06%) .NET Framework
6 33 (3.09%) Web Services
7 31 (2.90%) WinForms
8 29 (2.72%) CSS
9 26 (2.43%) WPF
10 19 (1.78%) Classic ASP
10 19 (1.78%) jQuery
11 17 (1.59%) WCF
12 15 (1.40%) SOAP
13 13 (1.22%) HTML5
13 13 (1.22%) MDX
14 11 (1.03%) AngularJS
15 10 (0.94%) ISPF
16 8 (0.75%) ADO
16 8 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.75%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 176 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.99%) Fixed Income
3 61 (5.71%) Derivative
4 54 (5.06%) Statistics
5 49 (4.59%) Mathematics
6 45 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.93%) Visualisation
8 36 (3.37%) Market Risk
9 28 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (2.53%) Computer Science
11 25 (2.34%) NHS
12 24 (2.25%) Credit Risk
12 24 (2.25%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.97%) Equities
14 18 (1.69%) Physics
15 16 (1.50%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.40%) Data Extraction
17 14 (1.31%) Mainframe
18 12 (1.12%) N-Tier
19 11 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 129 (12.08%) Windows
2 39 (3.65%) Linux
3 35 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.43%) Unix
5 24 (2.25%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.66%) Solaris
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.56%) MVS
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.094%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (8.71%) Analytics
4 76 (7.12%) ETL
5 74 (6.93%) Data Analysis
6 71 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 70 (6.55%) Migration
8 56 (5.24%) Asset Management
8 56 (5.24%) Risk Management
9 54 (5.06%) RAD
10 52 (4.87%) Data Management
11 49 (4.59%) Data Modelling
12 41 (3.84%) ITIL
13 40 (3.75%) Change Management
14 37 (3.46%) Unit Testing
15 32 (3.00%) Project Management
16 31 (2.90%) Validation
17 30 (2.81%) SDLC
18 29 (2.72%) Service Delivery
19 28 (2.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 575 (53.84%) SQL
2 282 (26.40%) C#
3 163 (15.26%) VB
4 98 (9.18%) Java
4 98 (9.18%) VB.NET
5 90 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 89 (8.33%) C++
7 87 (8.15%) T-SQL
8 67 (6.27%) VBScript
9 65 (6.09%) Python
10 46 (4.31%) PowerShell
11 30 (2.81%) VB6
12 28 (2.62%) R
13 27 (2.53%) C
14 22 (2.06%) Perl
15 21 (1.97%) Scala
16 20 (1.87%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.69%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.59%) Ruby
19 13 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 113 (10.58%) Degree
2 50 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.22%) PhD
5 9 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.47%) CFA
7 5 (0.47%) HND
8 4 (0.37%) ACCA
8 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.28%) CIMA
9 3 (0.28%) HNC
9 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.19%) CISA
10 2 (0.19%) CRISC
10 2 (0.19%) MBA
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.59%) QA
2 39 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.56%) SLA
5 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.19%) Basel II
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.094%) COBIT
7 1 (0.094%) COREP
7 1 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.094%) EMIR
7 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) MiFID
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.094%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.094%) NFS
5 1 (0.094%) Samba
5 1 (0.094%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.094%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.094%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.56%) SCCM
2 6 (0.56%) SCSM
3 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.19%) Control-M
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.19%) WMI
4 1 (0.094%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.094%) Nagios
4 1 (0.094%) Puppet
4 1 (0.094%) TADDM
Vendors
1 274 (25.66%) Microsoft
2 145 (13.58%) Oracle
3 49 (4.59%) SAP
4 43 (4.03%) Tableau
5 29 (2.72%) Cognos
5 29 (2.72%) Sybase
6 24 (2.25%) HP
7 23 (2.15%) IBM
8 21 (1.97%) Teradata
9 20 (1.87%) CA
10 18 (1.69%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.59%) Informatica
12 12 (1.12%) Alteryx
13 11 (1.03%) Google
14 10 (0.94%) Citrix
14 10 (0.94%) Cloudera
14 10 (0.94%) Hortonworks
14 10 (0.94%) MapR
14 10 (0.94%) Micro Focus
14 10 (0.94%) Talend
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475.00 - £503.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deloitte
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 1 Month Rolling Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Ilford
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Ilford
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago