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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 186 192 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -69
Contract jobs citing VBA 613 590 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.12% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.91% 2.88% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 357 606
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £12.53 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.26 £24.85 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -10 534 £375 -10.71% 155
London -20 292 £400 -11.11% 84
City of London -13 91 £475 - 35
Scotland +20 64 £328 +9.37% 6
South East -12 54 £353 -9.03% 14
North West +25 53 £280 +24.44% 10
South West -14 42 £325 -15.03% 9
Glasgow -6 33 £338 +10.65% 3
Bristol 0 31 £350 -12.50% 5
Manchester +5 27 £273 +15.95% 3
West Midlands -19 27 £300 +13.20% 7
Yorkshire +1 20 £289 +20.06% 10
East of England -23 19 £225 -25.00% 17
Edinburgh +1 16 £325 +30.00% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £333 +40.00% 4
West Yorkshire -7 15 £375 +61.11% 8
Hampshire -13 15 £330 -17.50% 3
Lancashire - 15 £446 - 1
Preston - 13 £525 - 1
Berkshire +21 11 £293 -15.21% 6
Birmingham -3 9 £300 +13.20% 1
Surrey -4 9 £265 +32.25% 1
Halifax - 9 £463 - 1
Coventry +3 7 £300 +114.28% 1
Wales -20 7 £325 -27.77% 4
North East -37 7 £375 +114.28% 2
Stockport - 7 £220 -
Northamptonshire +6 6 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £383 -6.99% 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £288 +4.54%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 684 (54.42%) SQL
2 459 (36.52%) Finance
3 412 (32.78%) MS Excel
4 322 (25.62%) SQL Server
5 310 (24.66%) Microsoft
6 304 (24.18%) Banking
7 227 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
8 183 (14.56%) C#
9 176 (14.00%) MS Office
10 170 (13.52%) .NET
11 154 (12.25%) MS Access
12 153 (12.17%) VB
13 137 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
14 134 (10.66%) Degree
15 132 (10.50%) Oracle
16 121 (9.63%) Windows
17 115 (9.15%) Data Analysis
17 115 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 114 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 110 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 109 (8.67%) Analytics
21 107 (8.51%) Front Office
22 103 (8.19%) Java
23 102 (8.11%) SharePoint
24 99 (7.88%) Investment Banking
25 96 (7.64%) Migration
26 94 (7.48%) Project Management
27 93 (7.40%) T-SQL
28 90 (7.16%) Security Cleared
29 88 (7.00%) SAS

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 102 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 88 (7.00%) SAS
3 26 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (1.03%) MS Project Server
4 13 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.88%) CMS
5 11 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.80%) Confluence
7 7 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.56%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.16%) Documentum
11 2 (0.16%) IIS
11 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 412 (32.78%) MS Excel
2 176 (14.00%) MS Office
3 79 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
5 29 (2.31%) MS Project
6 26 (2.07%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.03%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.56%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.56%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) FastStats
10 1 (0.080%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.080%) Stata
10 1 (0.080%) CATIA
10 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.35%) ResourceLink
2 12 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.48%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.48%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.48%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.32%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.91%) SaaS
2 17 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.080%) Office 365
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.080%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.11%) Firewall
3 10 (0.80%) VPN
3 10 (0.80%) SNMP
3 10 (0.80%) DNS
3 10 (0.80%) SAN
3 10 (0.80%) VLAN
3 10 (0.80%) iSCSI
3 10 (0.80%) FCoE
3 10 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (0.80%) Multicast
4 6 (0.48%) Internet
5 5 (0.40%) LTE
5 5 (0.40%) 3G
5 5 (0.40%) UMTS
5 5 (0.40%) LDAP
6 4 (0.32%) WAN
6 4 (0.32%) GSM
6 4 (0.32%) Intranet
6 4 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (25.62%) SQL Server
2 154 (12.25%) MS Access
3 115 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 87 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (5.97%) Relational Database
8 54 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 40 (3.18%) QlikView
10 36 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (1.43%) MySQL
15 17 (1.35%) OLAP
16 15 (1.19%) DTS
16 15 (1.19%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.95%) Ingres
17 12 (0.95%) Essbase
17 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.19%) Toad
3 12 (0.95%) JIRA
4 11 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (0.80%) Subversion
6 9 (0.72%) JUnit
7 7 (0.56%) Maven
8 6 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.40%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.32%) jMock
10 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.24%) Moq
11 3 (0.24%) Hudson
11 3 (0.24%) Build Forge
11 3 (0.24%) Selenium
11 3 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 459 (36.52%) Finance
2 304 (24.18%) Banking
3 107 (8.51%) Front Office
4 99 (7.88%) Investment Banking
5 63 (5.01%) Retail
6 30 (2.39%) Marketing
7 27 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.59%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.95%) Back Office
10 12 (0.95%) Billing
11 11 (0.88%) Legal
12 9 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.72%) Military
13 8 (0.64%) Publishing
14 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.48%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 571 (45.43%) Developer
2 492 (39.14%) Analyst
3 153 (12.17%) VBA Developer
4 131 (10.42%) Data Analyst
5 130 (10.34%) Excel Developer
6 87 (6.92%) Business Analyst
7 79 (6.28%) SQL Developer
8 76 (6.05%) MI Analyst
9 73 (5.81%) Excel VBA Developer
10 42 (3.34%) Support Analyst
11 37 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
12 33 (2.63%) C# Developer
13 30 (2.39%) Access Developer
14 29 (2.31%) Architect
15 27 (2.15%) Senior Developer
16 26 (2.07%) Consultant
16 26 (2.07%) .NET Developer
16 26 (2.07%) Technical Analyst
16 26 (2.07%) MI Developer
17 25 (1.99%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (13.52%) .NET
2 72 (5.73%) XML
3 57 (4.53%) ASP.NET
4 49 (3.90%) HTML
5 40 (3.18%) Web Services
6 35 (2.78%) CSS
7 20 (1.59%) WPF
8 19 (1.51%) MDX
9 18 (1.43%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.35%) J2EE
11 16 (1.27%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.19%) Middleware
12 15 (1.19%) EJB
13 14 (1.11%) JSP
13 14 (1.11%) WinForms
14 13 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (1.03%) jQuery
14 13 (1.03%) WCF
15 12 (0.95%) XSL
16 11 (0.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 227 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.73%) Fixed Income
3 54 (4.30%) Derivative
4 40 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.18%) Statistics
5 39 (3.10%) Mathematics
6 36 (2.86%) Market Risk
7 31 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.23%) Equities
9 26 (2.07%) Credit Risk
10 25 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (1.91%) Data Extraction
12 23 (1.83%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.67%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.67%) NHS
14 19 (1.51%) Mainframe
15 17 (1.35%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.88%) Data Integration
17 10 (0.80%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 121 (9.63%) Windows
2 41 (3.26%) Linux
3 40 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 38 (3.02%) UNIX
5 24 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.40%) Solaris
10 4 (0.32%) SUSE
11 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.080%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.080%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (9.15%) Data Analysis
3 109 (8.67%) Analytics
4 96 (7.64%) Migration
5 94 (7.48%) Project Management
6 78 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 78 (6.21%) Data Modelling
7 75 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (5.81%) ETL
9 69 (5.49%) Business Analysis
10 58 (4.61%) Asset Management
11 52 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 49 (3.90%) Data Management
13 46 (3.66%) Risk Management
14 40 (3.18%) RAD
15 39 (3.10%) Investment Management
16 37 (2.94%) Quality Management
17 35 (2.78%) OO
18 32 (2.55%) Document Management
18 32 (2.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 684 (54.42%) SQL
2 183 (14.56%) C#
3 153 (12.17%) VB
4 103 (8.19%) Java
5 93 (7.40%) T-SQL
6 68 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 58 (4.61%) JavaScript
8 56 (4.46%) C++
9 53 (4.22%) VB.NET
10 48 (3.82%) VBScript
11 36 (2.86%) Perl
12 35 (2.78%) Python
13 30 (2.39%) VB6
14 25 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.03%) C
17 9 (0.72%) VC++
18 7 (0.56%) R
19 5 (0.40%) SAS Macro
19 5 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 134 (10.66%) Degree
2 90 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 26 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 25 (1.99%) MOS
7 22 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.11%) PhD
9 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.64%) ISEB
12 7 (0.56%) ACCA
13 6 (0.48%) MCSE
13 6 (0.48%) MCSD
13 6 (0.48%) CIMA
13 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.32%) MCP
14 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.36%) QA
2 14 (1.11%) SLA
3 10 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.72%) Basel III
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.24%) EMIR
6 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) Basel II
6 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.080%) P3O
8 1 (0.080%) COREP
8 1 (0.080%) FINREP
8 1 (0.080%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.80%) NFS
3 10 (0.80%) vSphere
3 10 (0.80%) vCloud
4 3 (0.24%) XenApp
4 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.080%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.080%) RACF
Systems Management
1 25 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.40%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.40%) Control-M
4 4 (0.32%) SCCM
5 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.080%) SCOM
6 1 (0.080%) Foglight
6 1 (0.080%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.080%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 310 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 132 (10.50%) Oracle
3 76 (6.05%) SAP
4 57 (4.53%) HP
5 53 (4.22%) Business Objects
6 44 (3.50%) Sybase
7 24 (1.91%) Teradata
8 23 (1.83%) Tableau
9 22 (1.75%) Cognos
10 20 (1.59%) IBM
11 19 (1.51%) VMware
12 17 (1.35%) Dell
12 17 (1.35%) Software AG
12 17 (1.35%) webMethods
13 14 (1.11%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.03%) EMC
14 13 (1.03%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.95%) Cisco
15 12 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
16 11 (0.88%) TSYS
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