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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 194 190 157
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing VBA 653 625 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.14% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.02% 3.08% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 386 435
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 £214 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £32.92 £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.66%

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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -7 579 £408 +1.87% 137
London +22 368 £450 +1.69% 62
City of London +26 145 £450 - 25
Scotland -16 50 £350 +3.70% 3
South East -27 38 £388 +38.39% 17
East Midlands +13 31 £269 -17.30% 2
East of England +8 30 £325 +8.33% 14
South West -6 29 £425 +13.33% 15
Yorkshire -21 26 £295 -36.21% 3
Edinburgh -19 24 £350 - 1
West Midlands -13 23 £325 - 9
North West -39 22 £311 -4.46% 13
West Yorkshire -21 21 £290 -38.94% 2
Glasgow +5 19 £355 +11.81% 1
Essex -6 19 £325 +8.33% 5
Bristol -2 16 £423 +15.75% 8
Wales +9 14 £300 -7.69% 1
South Wales +12 12 £330 +1.53%
Manchester -18 12 £263 +16.66% 8
Leicestershire +10 10 £128 - 1
Leeds -22 10 £343 +14.16% 2
Surrey -3 9 £409 -13.03% 5
Coventry +4 8 £313 +4.16%
Derbyshire -1 8 £135 -55.00%
Chelmsford -7 8 £393 +35.34%
North East -25 8 £300 -14.28% 1
Derby - 8 £135 -
Oxfordshire -18 7 £423 - 1
Lancashire -2 6 £311 -40.85% 1
Cardiff -2 6 £330 +1.53%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 737 (57.58%) SQL
2 519 (40.55%) Finance
3 437 (34.14%) MS Excel
4 374 (29.22%) SQL Server
5 305 (23.83%) Banking
6 300 (23.44%) Microsoft
7 239 (18.67%) .NET
7 239 (18.67%) C#
8 201 (15.70%) MS Access
9 175 (13.67%) Oracle
10 163 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
11 160 (12.50%) MS Office
11 160 (12.50%) Front Office
12 150 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 139 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
14 125 (9.77%) Data Analysis
15 121 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 115 (8.98%) VB
16 115 (8.98%) T-SQL
17 114 (8.91%) Investment Banking
18 113 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
18 113 (8.83%) Java
19 105 (8.20%) RAD
20 103 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
21 99 (7.73%) ETL
21 99 (7.73%) Windows
21 99 (7.73%) Analytics
22 98 (7.66%) SAS
23 97 (7.58%) Degree
24 95 (7.42%) Relational Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 98 (7.66%) SAS
2 91 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.09%) CICS
4 13 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.70%) MS Project Server
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.39%) IIS
9 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.31%) CMS
9 4 (0.31%) LiveCycle
9 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.23%) IPython
11 2 (0.16%) Node.js
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 437 (34.14%) MS Excel
2 160 (12.50%) MS Office
3 68 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
5 39 (3.05%) MS Project
6 24 (1.88%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.02%) SPSS
8 6 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.39%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.078%) Windchill
11 1 (0.078%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.078%) Stata
11 1 (0.078%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.70%) CODA-Financials
3 8 (0.63%) Global One
4 6 (0.47%) SunGard AvantGard
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.31%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.31%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.23%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.23%) Maximo
8 2 (0.16%) Lawson
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Movex
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.23%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.16%) Boomi
4 1 (0.078%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.25%) FTP
2 9 (0.70%) LAN
3 8 (0.63%) SAN
4 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.47%) Firewall
6 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.31%) 2G
6 4 (0.31%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.31%) HSPA
6 4 (0.31%) LTE
6 4 (0.31%) UMTS
6 4 (0.31%) HTTP
6 4 (0.31%) GPRS
6 4 (0.31%) ISDN
6 4 (0.31%) Internet
6 4 (0.31%) 3G
6 4 (0.31%) PABX
7 3 (0.23%) 4G
7 3 (0.23%) ATM
7 3 (0.23%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (29.22%) SQL Server
2 201 (15.70%) MS Access
3 150 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 121 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 103 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
6 95 (7.42%) Relational Database
7 86 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 61 (4.77%) BusinessObjects
9 56 (4.38%) QlikView
10 53 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 41 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
12 40 (3.13%) RDBMS
13 39 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 36 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
15 34 (2.66%) Oracle Database
16 32 (2.50%) Data Mining
17 22 (1.72%) OLAP
18 18 (1.41%) Essbase
19 16 (1.25%) DB2
20 14 (1.09%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 44 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.33%) JIRA
3 13 (1.02%) Toad
4 12 (0.94%) Subversion
4 12 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (0.78%) Selenium
7 9 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.70%) PowerBuilder
8 7 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.55%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.39%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.39%) Hudson
9 5 (0.39%) ERwin
9 5 (0.39%) JUnit
9 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.31%) MSI
10 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.31%) TestNG
General
1 519 (40.55%) Finance
2 305 (23.83%) Banking
3 160 (12.50%) Front Office
4 114 (8.91%) Investment Banking
5 64 (5.00%) Retail
6 32 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.88%) Marketing
8 23 (1.80%) Legal
8 23 (1.80%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.48%) Back Office
10 18 (1.41%) General Ledger
11 15 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
13 11 (0.86%) French Language
14 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.55%) Military
16 6 (0.47%) Publishing
17 5 (0.39%) Billing
17 5 (0.39%) Advertising
17 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 594 (46.41%) Developer
2 494 (38.59%) Analyst
3 157 (12.27%) VBA Developer
4 144 (11.25%) Data Analyst
5 128 (10.00%) Excel Developer
6 98 (7.66%) SQL Developer
7 88 (6.88%) Business Analyst
8 79 (6.17%) Excel VBA Developer
9 56 (4.38%) MI Analyst
10 51 (3.98%) .NET Developer
11 50 (3.91%) RAD Developer
12 45 (3.52%) Access Developer
13 43 (3.36%) Report Analyst
14 42 (3.28%) C# Developer
14 42 (3.28%) Applications Support
15 41 (3.20%) Support Analyst
16 39 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
17 36 (2.81%) Analyst Developer
18 31 (2.42%) Senior Developer
19 28 (2.19%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (18.67%) .NET
2 90 (7.03%) HTML
3 81 (6.33%) ASP.NET
4 72 (5.63%) XML
5 52 (4.06%) CSS
6 34 (2.66%) WPF
7 27 (2.11%) Web Services
8 22 (1.72%) .NET Framework
9 18 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (1.41%) XSL
10 14 (1.09%) JSP
10 14 (1.09%) WCF
11 13 (1.02%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.94%) WinForms
12 12 (0.94%) JSON
12 12 (0.94%) jQuery
13 11 (0.86%) Servlets
14 10 (0.78%) EJB
14 10 (0.78%) MDX
14 10 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 163 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.48%) Fixed Income
3 59 (4.61%) Derivative
4 42 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.20%) Credit Risk
6 36 (2.81%) Market Risk
7 35 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 35 (2.73%) NHS
8 32 (2.50%) Statistics
9 31 (2.42%) Visualisation
10 30 (2.34%) Equities
11 27 (2.11%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.80%) Computer Science
13 22 (1.72%) Data Extraction
14 21 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
15 19 (1.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 19 (1.48%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.86%) Swaptions
16 11 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (0.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 99 (7.73%) Windows
2 32 (2.50%) UNIX
3 24 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 19 (1.48%) Linux
5 17 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.94%) MVS
7 11 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.23%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.16%) Android
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.078%) NetWare
15 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (9.77%) Data Analysis
3 113 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (8.20%) RAD
5 99 (7.73%) ETL
5 99 (7.73%) Analytics
6 89 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 83 (6.48%) Migration
8 70 (5.47%) Data Modelling
9 64 (5.00%) Risk Management
10 57 (4.45%) Asset Management
10 57 (4.45%) Business Analysis
11 55 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 51 (3.98%) Project Management
13 47 (3.67%) Data Management
14 41 (3.20%) SDLC
15 38 (2.97%) TDD
16 36 (2.81%) Validation
17 34 (2.66%) OO
18 32 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 737 (57.58%) SQL
2 239 (18.67%) C#
3 115 (8.98%) T-SQL
3 115 (8.98%) VB
4 113 (8.83%) Java
5 82 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 70 (5.47%) Python
7 64 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 58 (4.53%) C++
9 46 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 29 (2.27%) R
12 26 (2.03%) MATLAB
13 20 (1.56%) Perl
14 17 (1.33%) VBScript
15 16 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.09%) COBOL
17 12 (0.94%) JCL
18 11 (0.86%) VB6
19 8 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (7.58%) Degree
2 76 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.47%) CISA
7 6 (0.47%) CRISC
7 6 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.31%) CISM
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.23%) CIMA
10 3 (0.23%) PhD
10 3 (0.23%) ISEB
10 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.16%) ACCA
11 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.42%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) SLA
3 13 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.39%) Basel II
7 4 (0.31%) COBIT
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.31%) FATCA
7 4 (0.31%) EMIR
7 4 (0.31%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.23%) MiFID
9 2 (0.16%) Basel III
9 2 (0.16%) COREP
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.078%) Samba
4 1 (0.078%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.48%) Control-M
3 7 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.39%) SCCM
6 4 (0.31%) ArcSight ESM
6 4 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.078%) WMI
9 1 (0.078%) SCOM
9 1 (0.078%) Netcool
9 1 (0.078%) Nagios
9 1 (0.078%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.078%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 300 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 175 (13.67%) Oracle
3 45 (3.52%) Tableau
4 33 (2.58%) Cognos
5 29 (2.27%) SAP
5 29 (2.27%) HP
6 23 (1.80%) Sybase
7 21 (1.64%) Bloomberg
8 19 (1.48%) Teradata
9 18 (1.41%) CODA
10 16 (1.25%) SunGard
11 14 (1.09%) Hyperion
12 13 (1.02%) Reuters
13 12 (0.94%) Alteryx
13 12 (0.94%) Citrix
14 11 (0.86%) IBM
14 11 (0.86%) VMware
15 8 (0.63%) Informatica
16 7 (0.55%) Talend
17 6 (0.47%) WorldPay
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