The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 172 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing VBA 617 714 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.40% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 3.69% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 441 518
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.67 £39.51 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +3.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19724 19351 20550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.05% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12657 11980 12233
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 574 766
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -35 541 £400 -5.88% 144
London -43 309 £450 -5.36% 72
City of London -31 102 £450 -5.26% 37
Scotland +8 60 £338 +22.72% 11
South East -35 47 £325 -16.12% 11
North West +15 42 £325 +30.00% 14
West Midlands -1 37 £325 +27.45% 6
Edinburgh +7 34 £350 +21.73% 4
South West -11 31 £365 +16.80% 13
East of England -25 25 £300 +11.11% 7
Essex +15 21 £300 +13.20%
Glasgow -9 20 £310 +12.72% 5
Hampshire -14 20 £278 -26.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 19 £475 +46.15% 8
Lancashire +4 19 £446 +110.00% 4
Yorkshire -1 19 £475 +46.15% 11
Manchester +11 18 £225 -27.41% 7
Bristol -8 14 £350 -22.22% 7
East Midlands -7 11 £325 +36.84% 8
North East -15 10 £350 +55.55% 1
Warwickshire +1 9 £288 +9.52% 1
Berkshire +1 9 £218 -42.00% 2
Coventry -12 9 £300 +122.22% 2
Dorset +13 8 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -8 8 £265 +21.83% 1
Stockport - 8 £225 - 1
Docklands, London +11 7 £473 +18.12%
South Wales -9 7 £325 +8.33%
Surrey -12 7 £470 +44.61% 2
Wales -18 7 £325 +153.90%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 704 (55.43%) SQL
2 494 (38.90%) Finance
3 438 (34.49%) MS Excel
4 347 (27.32%) SQL Server
5 283 (22.28%) Microsoft
6 270 (21.26%) Banking
7 186 (14.65%) .NET
8 182 (14.33%) MS Office
9 171 (13.46%) C#
10 168 (13.23%) VB
11 164 (12.91%) MS Access
12 147 (11.57%) Degree
13 121 (9.53%) Data Analysis
14 117 (9.21%) Analytics
15 115 (9.06%) Migration
16 112 (8.82%) Windows
17 109 (8.58%) Front Office
18 108 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
19 107 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
20 106 (8.35%) Oracle
21 105 (8.27%) Java
22 102 (8.03%) Investment Banking
23 98 (7.72%) XML
24 96 (7.56%) SharePoint
25 95 (7.48%) T-SQL
25 95 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 91 (7.17%) Fixed Income
27 88 (6.93%) JavaScript
28 85 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 82 (6.46%) SAS

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 96 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 82 (6.46%) SAS
3 13 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.71%) Confluence
5 8 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.55%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.47%) CMS
8 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.39%) Documentum
8 5 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.24%) IIS
10 3 (0.24%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 438 (34.49%) MS Excel
2 182 (14.33%) MS Office
3 65 (5.12%) Spreadsheet
4 53 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (2.05%) MS Project
6 19 (1.50%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.26%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.71%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.55%) SPSS
10 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.079%) FastStats
12 1 (0.079%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.02%) ResourceLink
2 11 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.47%) ReMetrica
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.16%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.26%) SaaS
2 13 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.31%) Office 365
5 1 (0.079%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.94%) TCP/IP
1 12 (0.94%) DNS
2 11 (0.87%) VPN
2 11 (0.87%) Intranet
2 11 (0.87%) Firewall
3 10 (0.79%) SNMP
3 10 (0.79%) VLAN
3 10 (0.79%) iSCSI
3 10 (0.79%) FCoE
3 10 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (0.79%) Multicast
4 9 (0.71%) Internet
5 7 (0.55%) SAN
6 5 (0.39%) LDAP
6 5 (0.39%) LTE
6 5 (0.39%) Softphone
7 4 (0.31%) 2G
7 4 (0.31%) 4G
7 4 (0.31%) 3G
8 3 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 164 (12.91%) MS Access
3 107 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 95 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (6.22%) Relational Database
8 66 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (2.36%) MySQL
10 28 (2.20%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.97%) QlikView
12 23 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (1.57%) Ingres
15 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.18%) DTS
17 14 (1.10%) Data Mining
17 14 (1.10%) RDBMS
18 13 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 31 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.02%) JIRA
3 12 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.87%) Subversion
5 10 (0.79%) Toad
6 9 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (0.63%) JUnit
8 7 (0.55%) Maven
9 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.39%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.39%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.24%) Xcode
12 3 (0.24%) NUnit
12 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.24%) Selenium
12 3 (0.24%) Build Forge
12 3 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 494 (38.90%) Finance
2 270 (21.26%) Banking
3 109 (8.58%) Front Office
4 102 (8.03%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.94%) Retail
6 31 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.20%) Marketing
8 21 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 21 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.50%) Publishing
10 14 (1.10%) Back Office
11 12 (0.94%) Billing
12 10 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.71%) Advertising
13 9 (0.71%) Legal
14 8 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.63%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.39%) Military
16 4 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 579 (45.59%) Developer
2 521 (41.02%) Analyst
3 148 (11.65%) VBA Developer
4 123 (9.69%) Excel Developer
5 118 (9.29%) Data Analyst
6 96 (7.56%) Business Analyst
7 77 (6.06%) MI Analyst
8 69 (5.43%) Excel VBA Developer
9 66 (5.20%) SQL Developer
10 49 (3.86%) Analyst Developer
11 46 (3.62%) .NET Developer
12 45 (3.54%) C# Developer
13 36 (2.83%) Support Analyst
14 32 (2.52%) Quantitative Developer
15 30 (2.36%) Access Developer
16 29 (2.28%) Database Developer
17 26 (2.05%) Software Developer
17 26 (2.05%) MI Developer
18 25 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
18 25 (1.97%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (14.65%) .NET
2 98 (7.72%) XML
3 76 (5.98%) HTML
4 62 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 39 (3.07%) CSS
6 28 (2.20%) Web Services
6 28 (2.20%) WinForms
7 25 (1.97%) WCF
7 25 (1.97%) WPF
8 24 (1.89%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.50%) XHTML
10 18 (1.42%) XSLT
11 15 (1.18%) J2EE
12 13 (1.02%) Middleware
13 12 (0.94%) MDX
14 11 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (0.79%) Hibernate
15 10 (0.79%) ADO
16 9 (0.71%) EJB
16 9 (0.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.17%) Fixed Income
2 58 (4.57%) Derivative
3 54 (4.25%) Statistics
4 44 (3.46%) Mathematics
5 37 (2.91%) Market Risk
6 35 (2.76%) Equities
6 35 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.05%) Data Extraction
8 21 (1.65%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.34%) Reference Data
10 17 (1.34%) Data Conversion
11 16 (1.26%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.94%) NHS
13 12 (0.94%) Economics
14 11 (0.87%) Physics
14 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 112 (8.82%) Windows
2 37 (2.91%) Windows 7
3 29 (2.28%) UNIX
4 28 (2.20%) Linux
5 25 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.73%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.31%) SUSE
8 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.079%) AIX
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.079%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (9.53%) Data Analysis
2 117 (9.21%) Analytics
3 115 (9.06%) Migration
4 108 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (5.98%) Project Management
6 72 (5.67%) Business Analysis
7 68 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (4.72%) Asset Management
9 57 (4.49%) Data Modelling
10 50 (3.94%) ETL
10 50 (3.94%) Data Management
11 49 (3.86%) Risk Management
12 46 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (3.31%) Investment Management
14 41 (3.23%) RAD
15 40 (3.15%) Quality Management
16 39 (3.07%) Data Migration
17 36 (2.83%) Document Management
18 33 (2.60%) Software Engineering
19 32 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 704 (55.43%) SQL
2 171 (13.46%) C#
3 168 (13.23%) VB
4 105 (8.27%) Java
5 95 (7.48%) T-SQL
6 88 (6.93%) JavaScript
7 71 (5.59%) C++
8 64 (5.04%) VB.NET
9 56 (4.41%) Perl
10 46 (3.62%) PL/SQL
11 42 (3.31%) Python
12 38 (2.99%) VBScript
13 36 (2.83%) VB6
14 18 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.87%) VC++
17 9 (0.71%) C
18 8 (0.63%) R
19 6 (0.47%) MATLAB
20 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 147 (11.57%) Degree
2 69 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 55 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 26 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 23 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.73%) MOS
8 20 (1.57%) PhD
9 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.63%) ACCA
11 7 (0.55%) CIMA
11 7 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.39%) MCSE
13 5 (0.39%) ISEB
14 4 (0.31%) MCSD
14 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.24%) MCP
15 3 (0.24%) AAT
16 2 (0.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.14%) QA
2 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.10%) Basel III
4 7 (0.55%) CRD IV
5 6 (0.47%) SLA
6 5 (0.39%) COREP
6 5 (0.39%) FINREP
7 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.24%) Basel II
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) EMIR
9 1 (0.079%) P3O
9 1 (0.079%) MiFID
9 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.79%) vSphere
3 10 (0.79%) vCloud
3 10 (0.79%) NFS
4 3 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.079%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.079%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.39%) Control-M
4 4 (0.31%) SCCM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 283 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 106 (8.35%) Oracle
3 68 (5.35%) SAP
4 55 (4.33%) Business Objects
5 54 (4.25%) HP
6 36 (2.83%) Sybase
7 22 (1.73%) Cognos
7 22 (1.73%) IBM
8 16 (1.26%) Teradata
9 14 (1.10%) Dell
9 14 (1.10%) EMC
10 13 (1.02%) Citrix
10 13 (1.02%) Software AG
10 13 (1.02%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.02%) VMware
10 13 (1.02%) webMethods
11 11 (0.87%) Bloomberg
11 11 (0.87%) Cisco
11 11 (0.87%) TSYS
12 10 (0.79%) F5
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