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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 216 188 166
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Contract jobs citing VBA 617 637 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.13% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.82% 3.04% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 408 430
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £14.20 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +62.85%

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
21913 20988 20676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.26% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14715 13280 12994
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 420 574
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -17 549 £400 +3.22% 132
London +30 336 £450 - 70
City of London +20 115 £456 -3.94% 23
Scotland -13 50 £325 -4.05% 1
South East -17 43 £325 +7.43% 16
South West -11 35 £425 +27.81% 12
North West -42 28 £325 +16.07% 10
Edinburgh -6 25 £325 -7.14%
East Midlands +2 23 £325 +1.96% 1
East of England +2 22 £325 +36.84% 9
West Midlands -7 21 £387 +19.00% 2
Yorkshire -24 21 £300 -33.33% 9
West Yorkshire -22 20 £300 -35.13% 7
Glasgow -11 19 £350 +3.70% 1
Bristol -5 18 £411 +23.68% 7
North East -20 17 £300 -20.00% 3
Essex 0 13 £325 +36.84% 3
Manchester -22 13 £275 +22.22% 6
Wales -5 12 £318 -2.30% 3
Surrey +1 11 £388 -17.55% 1
Leeds -22 11 £375 +36.36% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £306 +30.00% 2
Milton Keynes +1 9 £306 - 2
South Wales -12 8 £330 +1.53% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £310 -17.33% 1
Berkshire +6 7 £325 +10.16% 3
Hampshire -10 7 £420 +76.84% 2
Lancashire -16 7 £338 -35.71% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 7 £310 -17.33% 1
Durham - 7 £300 - 2

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 719 (57.38%) SQL
2 531 (42.38%) Finance
3 420 (33.52%) MS Excel
4 373 (29.77%) SQL Server
5 296 (23.62%) Microsoft
6 294 (23.46%) Banking
7 235 (18.75%) C#
8 229 (18.28%) .NET
9 180 (14.37%) MS Access
10 173 (13.81%) Oracle
11 169 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
12 163 (13.01%) MS Office
13 147 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
14 141 (11.25%) Front Office
15 135 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 132 (10.53%) VB
17 125 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 123 (9.82%) Data Analysis
19 121 (9.66%) T-SQL
20 116 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
21 110 (8.78%) Windows
22 107 (8.54%) Java
23 105 (8.38%) Investment Banking
24 103 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
25 100 (7.98%) HTML
26 97 (7.74%) SAS
26 97 (7.74%) Relational Database
27 95 (7.58%) Analytics
28 92 (7.34%) SharePoint
29 91 (7.26%) ETL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 97 (7.74%) SAS
2 92 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.12%) CICS
4 13 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (0.80%) IIS
6 9 (0.72%) WorkSite
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.32%) LiveCycle
9 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.32%) CMS
10 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.24%) Apache
10 3 (0.24%) Moodle
10 3 (0.24%) Confluence
10 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.24%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.16%) IPython
11 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 420 (33.52%) MS Excel
2 163 (13.01%) MS Office
3 71 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (3.59%) Spreadsheet
5 30 (2.39%) MS Project
6 22 (1.76%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.28%) SPSS
8 7 (0.56%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.080%) Windchill
11 1 (0.080%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.080%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.72%) CODA-Financials
3 8 (0.64%) Global One
4 6 (0.48%) SunGard AvantGard
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.32%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.32%) Kondor+
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.24%) Maximo
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.16%) Movex
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.16%) Agresso
8 2 (0.16%) Lawson
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.24%) Office 365
1 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.16%) Boomi
2 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.76%) FTP
2 10 (0.80%) HTTP
3 8 (0.64%) LAN
3 8 (0.64%) SAN
4 6 (0.48%) Internet
5 5 (0.40%) 3G
5 5 (0.40%) UMTS
5 5 (0.40%) GSM
5 5 (0.40%) 2G
5 5 (0.40%) 4G
6 4 (0.32%) PABX
6 4 (0.32%) ISDN
6 4 (0.32%) Firewall
6 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.24%) SMTP
7 3 (0.24%) Intranet
7 3 (0.24%) ATM
7 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.16%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (29.77%) SQL Server
2 180 (14.37%) MS Access
3 135 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (7.74%) Relational Database
6 88 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
7 82 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
9 50 (3.99%) QlikView
10 47 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 47 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
11 44 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (2.95%) RDBMS
13 35 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (2.23%) Oracle Database
15 25 (2.00%) Data Mining
16 21 (1.68%) OLAP
16 21 (1.68%) Essbase
17 16 (1.28%) DB2
18 14 (1.12%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 41 (3.27%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.12%) Toad
3 13 (1.04%) Subversion
4 12 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
7 9 (0.72%) JIRA
7 9 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.72%) Selenium
8 8 (0.64%) JUnit
9 7 (0.56%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.48%) NUnit
10 6 (0.48%) TestNG
10 6 (0.48%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.40%) Hudson
11 5 (0.40%) ERwin
12 4 (0.32%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 531 (42.38%) Finance
2 294 (23.46%) Banking
3 141 (11.25%) Front Office
4 105 (8.38%) Investment Banking
5 70 (5.59%) Retail
6 33 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 28 (2.23%) Legal
8 25 (2.00%) Marketing
9 23 (1.84%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.52%) General Ledger
11 15 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.12%) Back Office
13 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.64%) Law
14 8 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.48%) Military
15 6 (0.48%) French Language
15 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.40%) Automotive
16 5 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 568 (45.33%) Developer
2 501 (39.98%) Analyst
3 154 (12.29%) VBA Developer
4 145 (11.57%) Data Analyst
5 110 (8.78%) Excel Developer
6 97 (7.74%) Business Analyst
7 90 (7.18%) SQL Developer
8 73 (5.83%) Excel VBA Developer
9 55 (4.39%) MI Analyst
10 41 (3.27%) Access Developer
10 41 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
11 40 (3.19%) C# Developer
11 40 (3.19%) RAD Developer
12 39 (3.11%) .NET Developer
13 38 (3.03%) Support Analyst
14 37 (2.95%) Applications Support
14 37 (2.95%) Report Analyst
15 35 (2.79%) Analyst Developer
16 27 (2.15%) Information Analyst
17 25 (2.00%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (18.28%) .NET
2 100 (7.98%) HTML
3 76 (6.07%) ASP.NET
3 76 (6.07%) XML
4 54 (4.31%) CSS
5 44 (3.51%) Web Services
6 27 (2.15%) WPF
7 19 (1.52%) MDX
8 18 (1.44%) jQuery
9 17 (1.36%) XSL
10 16 (1.28%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.04%) REST
11 13 (1.04%) Hibernate
11 13 (1.04%) JSP
12 12 (0.96%) WinForms
12 12 (0.96%) JSON
13 11 (0.88%) WCF
13 11 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.88%) HTML5
13 11 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.19%) Fixed Income
3 56 (4.47%) Derivative
4 41 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.27%) Market Risk
5 37 (2.95%) Credit Risk
6 36 (2.87%) NHS
7 32 (2.55%) Mathematics
8 29 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.31%) Statistics
9 25 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.92%) Data Extraction
11 22 (1.76%) Equities
12 20 (1.60%) Visualisation
13 16 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (0.80%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
16 9 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.78%) Windows
2 36 (2.87%) UNIX
3 21 (1.68%) Windows 7
4 17 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.28%) Linux
6 14 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.96%) MVS
8 11 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.24%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.16%) Android
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.080%) NetWare
13 1 (0.080%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
2 123 (9.82%) Data Analysis
3 116 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (7.58%) Analytics
6 91 (7.26%) ETL
7 87 (6.94%) RAD
8 78 (6.23%) Migration
9 71 (5.67%) Data Modelling
10 64 (5.11%) Risk Management
11 58 (4.63%) Asset Management
11 58 (4.63%) Data Management
12 57 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (4.31%) Business Analysis
13 54 (4.31%) Project Management
14 42 (3.35%) SDLC
15 36 (2.87%) OO
16 33 (2.63%) Validation
17 31 (2.47%) TDD
18 29 (2.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 719 (57.38%) SQL
2 235 (18.75%) C#
3 132 (10.53%) VB
4 121 (9.66%) T-SQL
5 107 (8.54%) Java
6 87 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 77 (6.15%) C++
8 67 (5.35%) Python
9 64 (5.11%) VB.NET
10 40 (3.19%) PowerShell
11 36 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.39%) R
13 26 (2.08%) VBScript
14 23 (1.84%) Perl
15 22 (1.76%) MATLAB
16 19 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.36%) C
18 16 (1.28%) COBOL
19 13 (1.04%) VB6
20 12 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (7.26%) Degree
2 53 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.56%) CISA
6 7 (0.56%) CRISC
7 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.32%) CISM
8 4 (0.32%) PhD
9 3 (0.24%) CIMA
10 2 (0.16%) CCAB
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) ACCA
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.080%) OCA
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.080%) MCP
11 1 (0.080%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.47%) QA
2 19 (1.52%) SLA
3 14 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.80%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.32%) FATCA
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.32%) Basel II
6 4 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.24%) Basel III
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 3 (0.24%) COREP
8 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.080%) NFS
4 1 (0.080%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.080%) Samba
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.52%) Control-M
3 11 (0.88%) SCCM
4 7 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.16%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.080%) WMI
7 1 (0.080%) SCOM
7 1 (0.080%) Nagios
Vendors
1 296 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 173 (13.81%) Oracle
3 39 (3.11%) Cognos
4 36 (2.87%) Tableau
5 34 (2.71%) HP
6 32 (2.55%) SAP
7 28 (2.23%) Sybase
8 25 (2.00%) Bloomberg
9 23 (1.84%) Teradata
10 19 (1.52%) IBM
10 19 (1.52%) CODA
11 17 (1.36%) SunGard
12 15 (1.20%) Hyperion
12 15 (1.20%) Reuters
13 13 (1.04%) Citrix
14 10 (0.80%) VMware
15 8 (0.64%) Alteryx
15 8 (0.64%) Informatica
16 7 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
16 7 (0.56%) Remedy
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