The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 308 241 203
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -38
Contract jobs citing VBA 394 580 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 1.00% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 2.63% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 409 408
Median daily rate £363 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £32.43 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.90% +60.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £19.50 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.02 £33.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +95.12%

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
21782 22087 21365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.16% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15000 15015 13819
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 531 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £17.19 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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
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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -78 347 £375 -6.25% 79
London -57 200 £395 -12.22% 35
South East +9 51 £375 +15.38% 6
City of London -40 40 £425 -8.10% 14
Scotland +8 39 £290 -3.33% 1
East of England +17 24 £300 +11.62% 7
South West -10 21 £404 +0.93% 5
Yorkshire +18 18 £365 +21.66% 4
Berkshire +12 18 £488 +52.34% 1
Bristol -14 14 £363 -9.37% 3
Hampshire +11 12 £351 -17.52% 2
Renfrewshire - 12 £290 -
Glasgow +10 11 £245 -27.40%
North West +1 11 £325 -7.14% 8
Erskine - 11 £290 -
Surrey +9 10 £375 -3.22%
Essex +8 10 £300 -5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +2 9 £350 +16.66% 2
West Midlands -38 9 £275 -26.37% 4
Hertfordshire +12 8 £188 -16.66% 3
Edinburgh -3 8 £348 +11.36% 1
Bracknell -1 7 £581 +84.52%
Manchester -11 7 £375 +15.38% 4
South Yorkshire - 7 £365 -
Sheffield - 7 £365 -
Reading +18 6 £400 +23.07% 1
East Midlands -20 6 £175 -46.15% 8
North East -24 6 £505 +68.33% 2
Leeds +9 5 £388 +23.01% 2
Durham +8 5 £523 +74.16%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VBA.

1 460 (56.86%) SQL
2 318 (39.31%) Finance
3 256 (31.64%) MS Excel
4 235 (29.05%) Microsoft
4 235 (29.05%) SQL Server
5 214 (26.45%) C#
6 173 (21.38%) .NET
7 155 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
8 154 (19.04%) Banking
9 119 (14.71%) VB
10 115 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (13.72%) Oracle
13 93 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 92 (11.37%) T-SQL
15 88 (10.88%) JavaScript
16 86 (10.63%) MS Access
17 85 (10.51%) Analytics
18 81 (10.01%) MS Office
19 76 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
20 75 (9.27%) jQuery
21 73 (9.02%) Java
22 72 (8.90%) Data Analysis
23 68 (8.41%) Degree
23 68 (8.41%) SharePoint
24 66 (8.16%) Data Modelling
25 64 (7.91%) VB.NET
25 64 (7.91%) Python
26 62 (7.66%) SAS
27 60 (7.42%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 62 (7.66%) SAS
3 26 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 25 (3.09%) IIS
5 6 (0.74%) CMS
5 6 (0.74%) IBM Domino
6 5 (0.62%) Apache
6 5 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.49%) Confluence
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.37%) MTS
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.25%) JBoss
9 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 256 (31.64%) MS Excel
2 81 (10.01%) MS Office
3 55 (6.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (5.81%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (2.35%) MS Project
6 16 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.98%) SPSS
7 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Cognos Planning
1 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
2 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.25%) Unica
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.49%) Office 365
4 3 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.25%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.49%) Internet
1 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.37%) FTP
2 3 (0.37%) HTTP
3 2 (0.25%) Firewall
3 2 (0.25%) LAN
3 2 (0.25%) Skype
3 2 (0.25%) SMS
4 1 (0.12%) 2G
4 1 (0.12%) 3G
4 1 (0.12%) 4G
4 1 (0.12%) DSL
4 1 (0.12%) GSM
4 1 (0.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.12%) SAN
4 1 (0.12%) UMTS
4 1 (0.12%) WebEx
4 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (29.05%) SQL Server
2 112 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 93 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (10.63%) MS Access
5 53 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 50 (6.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (4.82%) QlikView
9 36 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (2.84%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.60%) Power BI
13 19 (2.35%) MySQL
14 18 (2.22%) Data Mining
15 15 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (1.73%) Big Data
16 14 (1.73%) PowerPivot
17 13 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
19 11 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.34%) Subversion
3 17 (2.10%) JIRA
4 16 (1.98%) HP UFT
5 13 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 12 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.74%) JMeter
9 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.62%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.62%) JUnit
10 5 (0.62%) Maven
11 4 (0.49%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.49%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.49%) SilkPerformer
11 4 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.49%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.49%) VisualVM
General
1 318 (39.31%) Finance
2 154 (19.04%) Banking
3 51 (6.30%) Front Office
4 48 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 42 (5.19%) Retail
6 34 (4.20%) Marketing
7 11 (1.36%) Back Office
7 11 (1.36%) Legal
7 11 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.99%) Electronics
8 8 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.99%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.74%) Advertising
10 5 (0.62%) Local Government
11 4 (0.49%) Billing
12 3 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) International Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 336 (41.53%) Developer
2 289 (35.72%) Analyst
3 114 (14.09%) VBA Developer
4 110 (13.60%) SQL Developer
5 74 (9.15%) Data Analyst
6 67 (8.28%) C# Developer
7 64 (7.91%) Business Analyst
8 57 (7.05%) Excel Developer
9 51 (6.30%) .NET Developer
10 45 (5.56%) Excel VBA Developer
11 39 (4.82%) Access Developer
11 39 (4.82%) Excel Analyst
11 39 (4.82%) SQL Analyst
12 36 (4.45%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.96%) Applications Support
14 29 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.58%) Report Analyst
15 28 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 28 (3.46%) Senior Developer
16 25 (3.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (21.38%) .NET
2 75 (9.27%) jQuery
3 60 (7.42%) XML
4 53 (6.55%) HTML
5 51 (6.30%) .NET Framework
6 42 (5.19%) ASP.NET
7 34 (4.20%) Classic ASP
8 32 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 29 (3.58%) CSS
10 28 (3.46%) Web Services
11 21 (2.60%) Unity DI Container
12 18 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 18 (2.22%) Entity Framework
12 18 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
13 16 (1.98%) WinForms
14 14 (1.73%) WPF
15 13 (1.61%) Spring
15 13 (1.61%) XHTML
16 11 (1.36%) Ajax
16 11 (1.36%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 155 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.93%) Visualisation
3 35 (4.33%) Mathematics
4 33 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 28 (3.46%) Statistics
6 25 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.97%) Derivative
8 21 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
9 19 (2.35%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.98%) Data Extraction
10 16 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.73%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.73%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.48%) User Experience
13 11 (1.36%) Market Risk
14 10 (1.24%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.11%) Data Integration
15 9 (1.11%) Economics
15 9 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.32%) Windows
2 20 (2.47%) Unix
3 19 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.98%) Linux
4 16 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.37%) Android
7 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (10.51%) Analytics
3 76 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (8.90%) Data Analysis
5 66 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 48 (5.93%) Migration
6 48 (5.93%) Validation
7 47 (5.81%) ETL
8 45 (5.56%) ITIL
9 42 (5.19%) MVC
10 41 (5.07%) Business Analysis
10 41 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (4.45%) Asset Management
12 35 (4.33%) SDLC
13 33 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (3.96%) Data Management
15 29 (3.58%) Web Development
16 28 (3.46%) OO
17 27 (3.34%) Test Scripting
18 26 (3.21%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 460 (56.86%) SQL
2 214 (26.45%) C#
3 119 (14.71%) VB
4 92 (11.37%) T-SQL
5 88 (10.88%) JavaScript
6 73 (9.02%) Java
7 64 (7.91%) Python
7 64 (7.91%) VB.NET
8 56 (6.92%) C++
9 46 (5.69%) VB6
10 36 (4.45%) R
11 33 (4.08%) PL/SQL
12 32 (3.96%) PowerShell
13 31 (3.83%) VBScript
14 22 (2.72%) Perl
15 21 (2.60%) C
16 11 (1.36%) PHP
17 9 (1.11%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.11%) XPath
18 8 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (8.41%) Degree
2 60 (7.42%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.87%) HND
5 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.87%) MOS
6 6 (0.74%) AAT
6 6 (0.74%) ACCA
6 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.49%) CIMA
7 4 (0.49%) ISEB
7 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.37%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.37%) CISSP
8 3 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.37%) PhD
8 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.57%) QA
2 12 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.36%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.74%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.37%) Basel III
6 3 (0.37%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.49%) XenApp
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.73%) Control-M
2 9 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.62%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.37%) SCCM
5 2 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.25%) QRadar
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 235 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 111 (13.72%) Oracle
3 38 (4.70%) SAP
3 38 (4.70%) Tableau
4 22 (2.72%) Sybase
5 21 (2.60%) Remedy
6 18 (2.22%) Google
7 17 (2.10%) Bloomberg
8 16 (1.98%) HP
8 16 (1.98%) IBM
8 16 (1.98%) ILOG
9 11 (1.36%) Citrix
9 11 (1.36%) Cognos
10 10 (1.24%) Reuters
10 10 (1.24%) Teradata
11 9 (1.11%) Informatica
12 8 (0.99%) BMC
12 8 (0.99%) Infor
13 7 (0.87%) Mapinfo
13 7 (0.87%) Software AG
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