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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 167 169 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -39
Contract jobs citing VBA 712 633 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.24% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.47% 3.28% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 402 454
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 23
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £17.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +24.35%

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
20528 19297 18382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.06% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12257 11251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
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 £16.00 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +2 657 £390 +11.42% 91
London +41 393 £450 - 38
City of London +36 141 £450 -0.11% 15
South East -36 81 £375 +25.00% 13
Scotland -19 37 £373 +19.20% 4
North West +3 30 £350 +70.31% 11
Yorkshire -10 30 £325 +28.71% 4
West Midlands -10 29 £175 -41.66% 6
East of England -6 27 £381 +17.30% 8
South West -34 27 £375 +25.00% 5
Hampshire -17 25 £378 +30.17% 2
Berkshire +6 23 £450 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -23 19 £275 -1.78%
East Midlands +3 17 £345 +187.50% 5
West Yorkshire -24 16 £325 +28.71% 4
Reading +26 15 £450 +28.57% 2
Manchester -3 15 £388 +40.90% 6
Milton Keynes -17 15 £225 -15.09%
South Yorkshire +12 14 £350 -
Edinburgh -21 14 £350 +3.70% 2
Wales -10 11 £400 +25.00% 1
Derbyshire +13 10 £350 +250.00% 2
Birmingham +2 10 £155 -34.73% 2
Bristol -29 10 £270 -6.89%
Chesterfield - 10 £350 - 1
South Wales - 10 £400 -
Hertfordshire +6 9 £388 +37.77% 6
Essex -5 9 £400 +483.09% 1
Surrey -8 9 £310 +1.63% 3
Glasgow -11 9 £470 +97.89% 2

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 771 (57.80%) SQL
2 441 (33.06%) MS Excel
3 434 (32.53%) Finance
4 377 (28.26%) SQL Server
5 360 (26.99%) Microsoft
6 312 (23.39%) Banking
7 229 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
8 223 (16.72%) .NET
9 221 (16.57%) C#
10 182 (13.64%) MS Office
11 165 (12.37%) MS Access
12 161 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 160 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
14 149 (11.17%) Oracle
15 143 (10.72%) VB
16 140 (10.49%) Java
17 132 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 126 (9.45%) SharePoint
19 122 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
20 118 (8.85%) Degree
20 118 (8.85%) Windows
21 116 (8.70%) Front Office
22 112 (8.40%) Security Cleared
23 108 (8.10%) JavaScript
24 103 (7.72%) Data Analysis
25 99 (7.42%) XML
26 98 (7.35%) T-SQL
27 94 (7.05%) VB.NET
27 94 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
28 93 (6.97%) Data Modelling

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 126 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 65 (4.87%) SAS
3 26 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (1.57%) MS Project Server
5 12 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.75%) CMS
7 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.45%) JBoss
9 6 (0.45%) Confluence
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle 10gAS
11 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.22%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.22%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.22%) IIS
12 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 441 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 182 (13.64%) MS Office
3 77 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (5.32%) Spreadsheet
5 28 (2.10%) MS Project
6 21 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 20 (1.50%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.60%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.30%) SPSS
10 2 (0.15%) CATIA
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.15%) FastStats
11 1 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.075%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.075%) InDesign
11 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (1.20%) ResourceLink
2 13 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.67%) Endur
4 8 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
5 7 (0.52%) LatentZero
5 7 (0.52%) ZaiNet
6 6 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.37%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.30%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.65%) SaaS
2 13 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.075%) Taleo
4 1 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.075%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.17%) SAN
2 15 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.82%) Internet
4 9 (0.67%) Firewall
5 7 (0.52%) DNS
5 7 (0.52%) ATM
5 7 (0.52%) WAN
6 6 (0.45%) LAN
6 6 (0.45%) Intranet
7 4 (0.30%) 3G
7 4 (0.30%) VPN
7 4 (0.30%) VLAN
7 4 (0.30%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.30%) FCoE
7 4 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.30%) SNMP
7 4 (0.30%) Multicast
8 3 (0.22%) LTE
8 3 (0.22%) NAS
8 3 (0.22%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 165 (12.37%) MS Access
3 161 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 132 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 122 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 73 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (4.87%) Relational Database
8 58 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 49 (3.67%) QlikView
10 44 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (2.47%) Oracle Database
12 30 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 29 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
14 24 (1.80%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.50%) OLAP
15 20 (1.50%) Data Mining
16 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 16 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 14 (1.05%) JIRA
5 13 (0.97%) Subversion
6 12 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (0.75%) Toad
8 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.45%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.30%) jMock
11 4 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.30%) JUnit
12 3 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.22%) Maven
13 2 (0.15%) NUnit
13 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Blend
13 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 434 (32.53%) Finance
2 312 (23.39%) Banking
3 116 (8.70%) Front Office
4 90 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 67 (5.02%) Retail
6 28 (2.10%) Publishing
7 25 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.80%) Marketing
9 20 (1.50%) Legal
10 19 (1.42%) Back Office
11 16 (1.20%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.12%) Law
13 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.75%) Billing
14 8 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.37%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.30%) Military
18 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 668 (50.07%) Developer
2 477 (35.76%) Analyst
3 155 (11.62%) Excel Developer
4 154 (11.54%) VBA Developer
5 134 (10.04%) Data Analyst
6 113 (8.47%) SQL Developer
7 84 (6.30%) Business Analyst
8 75 (5.62%) Excel VBA Developer
9 73 (5.47%) MI Analyst
10 45 (3.37%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.00%) Report Analyst
11 40 (3.00%) RAD Developer
12 36 (2.70%) .NET Developer
12 36 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
13 33 (2.47%) Support Analyst
14 30 (2.25%) C# Developer
14 30 (2.25%) Access Developer
15 27 (2.02%) Architect
15 27 (2.02%) Microsoft Developer
16 26 (1.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (16.72%) .NET
2 99 (7.42%) XML
3 85 (6.37%) HTML
4 71 (5.32%) CSS
5 70 (5.25%) ASP.NET
6 51 (3.82%) jQuery
7 48 (3.60%) Web Services
8 34 (2.55%) XSLT
9 26 (1.95%) JSP
10 24 (1.80%) MDX
11 23 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (1.20%) Servlets
13 16 (1.20%) XSL
13 16 (1.20%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.12%) EJB
14 15 (1.12%) DHTML
14 15 (1.12%) WCF
14 15 (1.12%) WPF
15 14 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 229 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.27%) Derivative
3 55 (4.12%) Fixed Income
4 48 (3.60%) Equities
5 43 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.55%) NHS
6 34 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 34 (2.55%) Market Risk
7 31 (2.32%) Statistics
7 31 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (2.25%) Credit Risk
9 29 (2.17%) Visualisation
10 24 (1.80%) Data Conversion
11 20 (1.50%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.90%) Data Extraction
13 12 (0.90%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.85%) Windows
2 37 (2.77%) Windows 7
3 33 (2.47%) UNIX
4 28 (2.10%) Linux
5 24 (1.80%) Windows XP
6 14 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.67%) Solaris
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.075%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
2 103 (7.72%) Data Analysis
3 94 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (6.97%) Data Modelling
5 91 (6.82%) Migration
6 88 (6.60%) Analytics
7 82 (6.15%) RAD
8 79 (5.92%) Project Management
9 72 (5.40%) ETL
10 66 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 59 (4.42%) Data Management
11 59 (4.42%) Business Analysis
12 51 (3.82%) OO
12 51 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (3.37%) Unit Testing
14 44 (3.30%) Web Development
15 42 (3.15%) CRM
16 39 (2.92%) Risk Management
17 37 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
18 36 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 771 (57.80%) SQL
2 221 (16.57%) C#
3 143 (10.72%) VB
4 140 (10.49%) Java
5 108 (8.10%) JavaScript
6 98 (7.35%) T-SQL
7 94 (7.05%) VB.NET
8 75 (5.62%) PL/SQL
9 70 (5.25%) Python
10 54 (4.05%) VBScript
11 40 (3.00%) C++
12 29 (2.17%) Perl
13 24 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.42%) C
15 18 (1.35%) VB6
16 16 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.97%) R
18 9 (0.67%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.60%) SAS Macro
20 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (8.85%) Degree
2 112 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 91 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.67%) ISEB
7 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.60%) MOS
9 7 (0.52%) ACCA
9 7 (0.52%) CIMA
10 5 (0.37%) MCSE
10 5 (0.37%) MCP
11 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.22%) IIBA
12 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.22%) MCSD
12 3 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.07%) QA
2 16 (1.20%) SLA
3 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.30%) Basel III
4 4 (0.30%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.22%) Basel II
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) P3O
6 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.075%) COREP
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) EMIR
7 1 (0.075%) FATCA
7 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.52%) NFS
4 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
5 4 (0.30%) vSphere
5 4 (0.30%) vCloud
5 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.22%) Samba
7 1 (0.075%) XenApp
7 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.45%) Control-M
3 5 (0.37%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.37%) SCCM
4 4 (0.30%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.075%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.075%) SCOM
5 1 (0.075%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.075%) Foglight
Vendors
1 360 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 149 (11.17%) Oracle
3 58 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 53 (3.97%) SAP
5 43 (3.22%) HP
5 43 (3.22%) Tableau
6 31 (2.32%) Sybase
7 27 (2.02%) Cognos
7 27 (2.02%) Citrix
8 26 (1.95%) Teradata
9 19 (1.42%) Bloomberg
10 17 (1.27%) VMware
11 15 (1.12%) thinkFolio
12 14 (1.05%) TIBCO
12 14 (1.05%) webMethods
12 14 (1.05%) Dell
12 14 (1.05%) Software AG
13 13 (0.97%) IBM
14 10 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
14 10 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
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