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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 278 220 197
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -23
Contract jobs citing VBA 450 634 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.09% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 2.85% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 452 405
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
Median hourly rate £15.31 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.70 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £41.71 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.05%

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
21316 22213 20961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.98% 38.07% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14629 14896 13287
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 502 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -55 403 £375 -6.25% 73
London -65 222 £400 -11.11% 39
South East +27 61 £378 +16.15% 2
City of London -30 46 £425 -5.55% 14
Scotland -6 34 £305 -6.15% 5
Yorkshire +11 29 £365 +21.66% 5
East of England +26 27 £300 -7.69% 3
Hampshire +21 22 £425 +1.19%
South West -12 19 £363 -9.37% 9
South Yorkshire - 18 £365 -
East Midlands -8 17 £425 +30.76%
Sheffield - 17 £365 -
Renfrewshire +2 14 £283 - 2
Erskine +2 13 £283 - 2
Essex +2 12 £350 +7.69% 2
Surrey +1 12 £375 -4.76%
North West -1 12 £325 - 11
Northamptonshire +11 11 £425 -
Bristol -12 11 £386 -0.45% 6
Berkshire +11 10 £588 +80.76%
Northampton +10 10 £425 -
Hertfordshire +16 9 £238 -20.83%
Edinburgh -10 9 £400 +23.07% 1
West Midlands -42 9 £363 -6.27% 2
West Sussex +6 8 £395 +31.66%
Glasgow 0 7 - - 1
West Yorkshire -8 7 £369 +22.91% 4
Manchester -9 7 £375 +36.36% 7
Redhill - 7 £168 -
North East -33 6 £505 +68.33% 2

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 498 (57.24%) SQL
2 364 (41.84%) Finance
3 252 (28.97%) MS Excel
4 245 (28.16%) SQL Server
5 231 (26.55%) Microsoft
6 229 (26.32%) C#
7 176 (20.23%) .NET
7 176 (20.23%) Banking
8 158 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
9 133 (15.29%) VB
10 114 (13.10%) Oracle
11 110 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
12 109 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 104 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 96 (11.03%) T-SQL
15 95 (10.92%) MS Access
16 91 (10.46%) MS Office
16 91 (10.46%) Analytics
17 88 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
18 81 (9.31%) Data Analysis
18 81 (9.31%) JavaScript
19 74 (8.51%) jQuery
20 73 (8.39%) Java
20 73 (8.39%) Python
20 73 (8.39%) SharePoint
20 73 (8.39%) SAS
21 71 (8.16%) Degree
22 70 (8.05%) Front Office
23 68 (7.82%) Data Modelling
24 66 (7.59%) C++

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 73 (8.39%) SAS
1 73 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (2.99%) IIS
4 8 (0.92%) CMS
5 7 (0.80%) Confluence
6 6 (0.69%) IBM Domino
6 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.57%) Apache
7 5 (0.57%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.34%) MTS
10 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 252 (28.97%) MS Excel
2 91 (10.46%) MS Office
3 61 (7.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (5.98%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (2.18%) MS Project
5 19 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.18%) SPSS
6 3 (0.34%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Cognos Planning
1 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.23%) Unica
4 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.11%) Global One
4 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.92%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.46%) Office 365
4 3 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.23%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.46%) HTTP
2 3 (0.34%) FTP
2 3 (0.34%) Internet
2 3 (0.34%) LDAP
3 2 (0.23%) Intranet
3 2 (0.23%) LAN
3 2 (0.23%) Skype
3 2 (0.23%) SMS
3 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.11%) DSL
4 1 (0.11%) SAN
4 1 (0.11%) WebEx
4 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 109 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (10.92%) MS Access
5 58 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 54 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (5.75%) QlikView
8 48 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
11 27 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
12 22 (2.53%) Oracle Database
13 20 (2.30%) Big Data
13 20 (2.30%) MySQL
13 20 (2.30%) PowerPivot
14 17 (1.95%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (1.72%) Power BI
15 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.68%) Subversion
3 20 (2.30%) JIRA
4 18 (2.07%) HP UFT
5 13 (1.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.80%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.69%) JMeter
9 6 (0.69%) Maven
10 5 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.57%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.57%) JUnit
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.46%) Gatling
11 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.46%) The Grinder
11 4 (0.46%) YourKit
General
1 364 (41.84%) Finance
2 176 (20.23%) Banking
3 70 (8.05%) Front Office
4 49 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.83%) Retail
6 34 (3.91%) Marketing
7 19 (2.18%) Back Office
8 13 (1.49%) Legal
9 12 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.92%) Electronics
13 7 (0.80%) Billing
13 7 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Advertising
15 4 (0.46%) Local Government
16 3 (0.34%) Law
17 2 (0.23%) Automotive
17 2 (0.23%) Games
17 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 356 (40.92%) Developer
2 323 (37.13%) Analyst
3 119 (13.68%) VBA Developer
4 115 (13.22%) SQL Developer
5 83 (9.54%) Data Analyst
6 69 (7.93%) C# Developer
7 67 (7.70%) Business Analyst
8 59 (6.78%) Excel Developer
9 51 (5.86%) .NET Developer
9 51 (5.86%) Excel VBA Developer
10 48 (5.52%) Excel Analyst
11 46 (5.29%) SQL Analyst
12 37 (4.25%) Access Developer
13 36 (4.14%) Applications Support
13 36 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 33 (3.79%) Senior Developer
15 29 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
16 28 (3.22%) SAS Analyst
17 27 (3.10%) Access VBA Developer
17 27 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (20.23%) .NET
2 74 (8.51%) jQuery
3 58 (6.67%) XML
4 53 (6.09%) HTML
5 51 (5.86%) .NET Framework
6 45 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 35 (4.02%) Web Services
8 34 (3.91%) Classic ASP
9 32 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (3.56%) CSS
11 21 (2.41%) Unity DI Container
12 18 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 18 (2.07%) Entity Framework
12 18 (2.07%) Razor View Engine
12 18 (2.07%) WinForms
13 17 (1.95%) WPF
14 15 (1.72%) XHTML
15 14 (1.61%) Ajax
16 13 (1.49%) DCOM
16 13 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 158 (18.16%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.55%) Visualisation
3 45 (5.17%) Mathematics
4 39 (4.48%) Fixed Income
5 37 (4.25%) Statistics
6 35 (4.02%) Derivative
7 27 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.41%) Credit Risk
8 21 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
9 19 (2.18%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.49%) User Experience
12 12 (1.38%) Data Extraction
13 11 (1.26%) Economics
14 10 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.03%) Data Integration
15 9 (1.03%) Market Risk
16 8 (0.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.17%) Windows
2 28 (3.22%) Unix
3 19 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.95%) Linux
5 13 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.34%) Android
8 3 (0.34%) Solaris
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
2 91 (10.46%) Analytics
3 88 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (9.31%) Data Analysis
5 68 (7.82%) Data Modelling
6 55 (6.32%) Validation
7 48 (5.52%) Asset Management
8 46 (5.29%) Business Analysis
8 46 (5.29%) ETL
9 45 (5.17%) ITIL
9 45 (5.17%) Migration
10 44 (5.06%) MVC
11 41 (4.71%) RAD
12 40 (4.60%) SDLC
12 40 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (4.48%) Data Management
13 39 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (4.02%) OO
15 31 (3.56%) Web Development
16 30 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 498 (57.24%) SQL
2 229 (26.32%) C#
3 133 (15.29%) VB
4 96 (11.03%) T-SQL
5 81 (9.31%) JavaScript
6 73 (8.39%) Java
6 73 (8.39%) Python
7 66 (7.59%) C++
8 57 (6.55%) VB.NET
9 52 (5.98%) VB6
10 43 (4.94%) R
11 42 (4.83%) PowerShell
12 36 (4.14%) PL/SQL
13 34 (3.91%) VBScript
14 22 (2.53%) Perl
15 21 (2.41%) C
16 12 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.03%) PHP
18 8 (0.92%) Scala
19 7 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (8.16%) Degree
2 49 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.03%) PhD
5 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.80%) HND
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.80%) MOS
7 6 (0.69%) AAT
7 6 (0.69%) ACCA
7 6 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.46%) CIMA
8 4 (0.46%) ISEB
8 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.46%) PMP
9 3 (0.34%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.25%) QA
2 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.46%) Basel III
4 4 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.46%) MiFID
5 3 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.23%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (0.34%) Veritas File System
2 3 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (0.34%) XenApp
3 2 (0.23%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.72%) Control-M
2 10 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.34%) Nagios
5 3 (0.34%) SCCM
5 3 (0.34%) TADDM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 231 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 114 (13.10%) Oracle
3 48 (5.52%) Tableau
4 32 (3.68%) SAP
5 31 (3.56%) Sybase
6 23 (2.64%) Bloomberg
7 21 (2.41%) Remedy
8 20 (2.30%) HP
9 17 (1.95%) Teradata
10 16 (1.84%) Reuters
11 15 (1.72%) IBM
12 14 (1.61%) Google
13 12 (1.38%) Cognos
13 12 (1.38%) ILOG
14 10 (1.15%) Charles River
15 9 (1.03%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.03%) FactSet
15 9 (1.03%) Informatica
16 8 (0.92%) BMC
17 7 (0.80%) Infor
Wales
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Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Venturi
Rate: £125 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £100 - £127 per day
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