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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 174 184 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -61
Contract jobs citing VBA 653 550 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.13% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.39% 3.04% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 340 444
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £204 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £19.00 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £50.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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
19262 18075 17375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.94% 37.14% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 11406 10701
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 £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 509 720
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.65 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +19 604 £400 +10.34% 170
London +55 392 £450 - 82
City of London +38 146 £456 +1.38% 45
South East -37 64 £350 +12.00% 25
Scotland -12 35 £375 +7.14% 7
North West +5 30 £350 +88.17% 11
Hampshire -9 29 £390 +12.87% 11
Yorkshire +8 22 £325 +29.35% 6
Edinburgh +1 22 £375 +3.44% 4
South West -33 22 £375 +20.96% 22
West Midlands -22 21 £213 -29.16% 11
Manchester +11 19 £375 +39.92% 7
East of England -2 18 £388 +12.72% 7
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £306 +12.38% 1
West Yorkshire -1 15 £325 +28.71% 6
East Midlands +10 14 £340 +240.00% 5
Milton Keynes -1 11 £258 -2.83% 1
Gosport -8 11 £393 +13.60% 1
South Wales -2 10 £400 +146.15% 2
Wales -8 10 £400 +33.33% 2
Surrey 0 9 £310 -0.80% 5
Derbyshire +27 8 £345 +245.00%
Leeds +2 8 £350 -3.44% 3
Glasgow -12 8 £470 +108.88% 1
Bristol -22 8 £270 -6.89% 19
Chesterfield - 8 £345 -
Dorset - 8 £375 - 1
Lancashire - 8 £333 - 1
South Yorkshire +9 7 £350 +55.55%
Hertfordshire +7 7 £388 -3.12% 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 744 (57.76%) SQL
2 429 (33.31%) MS Excel
3 409 (31.75%) Finance
4 379 (29.43%) SQL Server
5 364 (28.26%) Microsoft
6 305 (23.68%) Banking
7 231 (17.93%) C#
8 227 (17.62%) .NET
9 196 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
10 170 (13.20%) MS Office
10 170 (13.20%) MS Access
11 165 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 160 (12.42%) Oracle
13 148 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
14 142 (11.02%) VB
15 140 (10.87%) Java
16 138 (10.71%) Front Office
17 137 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 130 (10.09%) SharePoint
19 119 (9.24%) JavaScript
20 118 (9.16%) Windows
21 108 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
22 107 (8.31%) Security Cleared
23 105 (8.15%) Degree
24 101 (7.84%) Data Analysis
25 97 (7.53%) RAD
26 95 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
27 94 (7.30%) T-SQL
28 93 (7.22%) Investment Banking
29 92 (7.14%) XML

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 130 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 65 (5.05%) SAS
3 26 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (1.24%) MS Project Server
5 12 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.47%) CMS
10 5 (0.39%) IIS
10 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle 10gAS
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.31%) JBoss
12 3 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.23%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.23%) Confluence
12 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 429 (33.31%) MS Excel
2 170 (13.20%) MS Office
3 69 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
4 68 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.94%) MS Project
6 21 (1.63%) InfoPath
7 16 (1.24%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.62%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.54%) SPSS
10 2 (0.16%) CATIA
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.078%) InDesign
11 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.078%) Stata
11 1 (0.078%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 17 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.78%) Endur
4 8 (0.62%) LatentZero
4 8 (0.62%) ZaiNet
5 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.47%) ResourceLink
7 5 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.31%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.23%) CSG Singleview
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.16%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.078%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.48%) SAN
2 11 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.78%) Internet
4 7 (0.54%) WAN
4 7 (0.54%) ATM
5 6 (0.47%) LAN
5 6 (0.47%) Intranet
6 5 (0.39%) Firewall
7 4 (0.31%) 3G
8 3 (0.23%) UMTS
8 3 (0.23%) GPRS
8 3 (0.23%) GSM
8 3 (0.23%) DNS
8 3 (0.23%) SSL
8 3 (0.23%) 2G
8 3 (0.23%) LTE
8 3 (0.23%) NAS
8 3 (0.23%) LDAP
9 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.078%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 170 (13.20%) MS Access
3 165 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 137 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 108 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 72 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (4.74%) Relational Database
8 56 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 55 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 47 (3.65%) QlikView
11 37 (2.87%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 25 (1.94%) Data Mining
15 24 (1.86%) OLAP
15 24 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 23 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
16 23 (1.79%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (1.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (2.72%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 18 (1.40%) Subversion
5 12 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 11 (0.85%) JIRA
7 10 (0.78%) Toad
8 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.54%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.39%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.23%) NUnit
12 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.16%) JUnit
13 2 (0.16%) Redmine
13 2 (0.16%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.16%) jMock
General
1 409 (31.75%) Finance
2 305 (23.68%) Banking
3 138 (10.71%) Front Office
4 93 (7.22%) Investment Banking
5 65 (5.05%) Retail
6 28 (2.17%) Publishing
7 26 (2.02%) Marketing
8 22 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.63%) Back Office
10 20 (1.55%) Retail Banking
11 19 (1.48%) Legal
12 15 (1.16%) Law
13 9 (0.70%) Billing
14 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.39%) Automotive
16 5 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.31%) Military
18 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 665 (51.63%) Developer
2 442 (34.32%) Analyst
3 159 (12.34%) Excel Developer
4 153 (11.88%) VBA Developer
5 124 (9.63%) Data Analyst
6 103 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 74 (5.75%) Business Analyst
8 71 (5.51%) Excel VBA Developer
9 58 (4.50%) MI Analyst
10 50 (3.88%) RAD Developer
11 41 (3.18%) Senior Developer
12 39 (3.03%) .NET Developer
13 37 (2.87%) Analyst Developer
14 36 (2.80%) Report Analyst
15 34 (2.64%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.41%) C# Developer
17 29 (2.25%) Access Developer
18 27 (2.10%) Microsoft Developer
19 26 (2.02%) Consultant
20 25 (1.94%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (17.62%) .NET
2 92 (7.14%) XML
3 89 (6.91%) HTML
4 76 (5.90%) ASP.NET
5 71 (5.51%) CSS
6 52 (4.04%) jQuery
7 41 (3.18%) Web Services
8 37 (2.87%) XSLT
9 27 (2.10%) MDX
10 24 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (1.79%) JSP
12 18 (1.40%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.40%) WCF
13 15 (1.16%) WPF
13 15 (1.16%) HTML5
14 13 (1.01%) Servlets
14 13 (1.01%) Ajax
15 12 (0.93%) XSL
16 11 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 196 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.36%) Derivative
3 53 (4.11%) Fixed Income
4 52 (4.04%) Equities
5 37 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (2.87%) NHS
5 37 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.72%) Market Risk
7 33 (2.56%) Mathematics
8 31 (2.41%) Credit Risk
9 29 (2.25%) Statistics
10 26 (2.02%) Visualisation
11 23 (1.79%) Data Conversion
12 22 (1.71%) Computer Science
12 22 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (1.40%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.32%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.85%) Data Extraction
16 9 (0.70%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.62%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 118 (9.16%) Windows
2 36 (2.80%) Windows 7
3 33 (2.56%) UNIX
4 27 (2.10%) Windows XP
5 25 (1.94%) Linux
6 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.70%) Solaris
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (7.84%) Data Analysis
3 97 (7.53%) RAD
4 95 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (6.75%) Data Modelling
6 85 (6.60%) Migration
7 76 (5.90%) ETL
7 76 (5.90%) Analytics
8 73 (5.67%) Project Management
9 62 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 53 (4.11%) Data Management
10 53 (4.11%) Business Analysis
10 53 (4.11%) OO
11 45 (3.49%) Risk Management
11 45 (3.49%) Web Development
11 45 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (3.18%) Unit Testing
13 38 (2.95%) CRM
14 35 (2.72%) Scrum
15 30 (2.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 744 (57.76%) SQL
2 231 (17.93%) C#
3 142 (11.02%) VB
4 140 (10.87%) Java
5 119 (9.24%) JavaScript
6 94 (7.30%) T-SQL
7 87 (6.75%) VB.NET
8 70 (5.43%) Python
9 61 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 52 (4.04%) VBScript
11 47 (3.65%) C++
12 22 (1.71%) VB6
13 19 (1.48%) C
14 18 (1.40%) Perl
15 14 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.93%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.93%) R
17 10 (0.78%) PHP
18 9 (0.70%) SAS Macro
18 9 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 107 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 105 (8.15%) Degree
3 86 (6.68%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 24 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.70%) ISEB
7 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.47%) ACCA
8 6 (0.47%) CIMA
9 5 (0.39%) MOS
9 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.39%) MCSE
9 5 (0.39%) MCP
10 3 (0.23%) MCSD
10 3 (0.23%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.23%) PhD
10 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.23%) IIBA
11 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.28%) QA
2 15 (1.16%) SLA
3 8 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.31%) Basel III
4 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.16%) Basel II
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.078%) FATCA
7 1 (0.078%) P3O
7 1 (0.078%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.39%) VMware Server
4 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.23%) NFS
5 3 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.39%) Control-M
2 5 (0.39%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.39%) SCCM
3 4 (0.31%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.078%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.078%) SCOM
4 1 (0.078%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.078%) Foglight
4 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 364 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 160 (12.42%) Oracle
3 57 (4.43%) Business Objects
4 41 (3.18%) Tableau
5 36 (2.80%) HP
6 31 (2.41%) Teradata
7 28 (2.17%) Cognos
7 28 (2.17%) Citrix
8 27 (2.10%) SAP
9 23 (1.79%) Sybase
10 21 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.32%) thinkFolio
12 14 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.01%) VMware
14 12 (0.93%) Remedy
14 12 (0.93%) IBM
15 10 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
15 10 (0.78%) Google
16 9 (0.70%) Sage
16 9 (0.70%) Trayport
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