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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
Rank 322 228 172
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -56
Contract jobs citing VBA 291 525 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 1.03% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 2.67% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 355 479
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 19
Median hourly rate £16.13 £19.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £16.53 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £24.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -25.00%

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
18187 19652 18968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.56% 38.64% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12429 13280 12747
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 519 408
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -71 281 £400 +6.66% 87
London -57 188 £419 -1.47% 44
City of London -37 32 £330 -34.00% 11
South East 0 29 £390 -2.50% 11
Yorkshire -23 16 £350 +16.66% 7
Hampshire +17 12 £390 +25.80% 1
East Midlands +2 12 £350 +55.55% 4
South West +4 11 £300 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +2 10 £375 -6.36% 1
North West +6 9 £375 +29.31% 9
West Midlands -3 9 £450 +2.85% 8
Scotland -6 9 £235 -27.69% 1
Leeds -13 8 £363 +22.88% 5
West Yorkshire -23 8 £363 +20.83% 6
Manchester +19 7 £375 +59.57% 5
East of England +7 6 £300 +60.00% 2
South Yorkshire -2 6 £350 +7.53% 1
Northampton -9 6 £339 - 3
Northamptonshire -14 6 £339 - 4
Sheffield - 6 £350 -
Edinburgh +2 5 £275 -26.66%
Bristol -5 5 £300 -20.00%
Wokingham - 4 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £500 +80.18%
Southampton +7 3 £250 -3.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £113 -51.87%
Nottingham +4 3 £113 -51.87%
Glasgow +2 3 £195 +56.00% 1
Essex +1 3 £300 +60.00%
Maidenhead - 3 £425 -

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 387 (56.58%) SQL
2 277 (40.50%) Finance
3 243 (35.53%) MS Excel
4 211 (30.85%) SQL Server
4 211 (30.85%) Microsoft
5 150 (21.93%) .NET
6 138 (20.18%) C#
7 136 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
8 118 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
9 112 (16.37%) Banking
10 107 (15.64%) MS Access
11 106 (15.50%) VB
12 96 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 92 (13.45%) MS Office
14 91 (13.30%) Oracle
15 88 (12.87%) Analytics
16 77 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
17 73 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 71 (10.38%) JavaScript
19 66 (9.65%) T-SQL
20 65 (9.50%) VB.NET
21 63 (9.21%) Data Modelling
22 60 (8.77%) Degree
22 60 (8.77%) Data Analysis
23 59 (8.63%) Migration
24 53 (7.75%) Front Office
24 53 (7.75%) SharePoint
25 50 (7.31%) Python
25 50 (7.31%) Windows
25 50 (7.31%) Java

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 53 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.43%) SAS
3 22 (3.22%) IIS
4 8 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.58%) CMS
6 4 (0.58%) Confluence
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.44%) Apache
7 3 (0.44%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 243 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 92 (13.45%) MS Office
3 47 (6.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (6.73%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.61%) MS Project
7 8 (1.17%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.58%) SAP HCM
2 4 (0.58%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.44%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 3 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.44%) Summit
3 3 (0.44%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.29%) Relativity
4 2 (0.29%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.29%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.29%) Unica
4 2 (0.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.34%) Office 365
3 8 (1.17%) Boomi
4 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.58%) Internet
2 3 (0.44%) Firewall
2 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.29%) FTP
3 2 (0.29%) IMAP
3 2 (0.29%) SMS
4 1 (0.15%) 2G
4 1 (0.15%) 3G
4 1 (0.15%) 4G
4 1 (0.15%) DSL
4 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.15%) GSM
4 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.15%) SAN
4 1 (0.15%) UMTS
4 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (30.85%) SQL Server
2 107 (15.64%) MS Access
3 96 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (4.39%) Power BI
8 30 (4.39%) QlikView
9 29 (4.24%) Relational Database
10 25 (3.65%) Oracle Database
11 21 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (2.34%) Data Mining
14 12 (1.75%) Big Data
14 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 11 (1.61%) OLAP
15 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 15 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.75%) Subversion
4 10 (1.46%) JIRA
4 10 (1.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 7 (1.02%) Selenium
6 6 (0.88%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.58%) Build Forge
8 4 (0.58%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.58%) Hudson
8 4 (0.58%) JUnit
9 3 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.44%) Toad
10 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 277 (40.50%) Finance
2 112 (16.37%) Banking
3 53 (7.75%) Front Office
4 42 (6.14%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.97%) Retail
6 20 (2.92%) Marketing
7 12 (1.75%) Legal
7 12 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.17%) Back Office
10 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.88%) Advertising
11 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.73%) Electronics
12 5 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Billing
13 4 (0.58%) Local Government
14 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 343 (50.15%) Developer
2 241 (35.23%) Analyst
3 99 (14.47%) VBA Developer
4 81 (11.84%) SQL Developer
5 72 (10.53%) Data Analyst
6 62 (9.06%) Excel Developer
7 54 (7.89%) Access Developer
8 52 (7.60%) .NET Developer
9 48 (7.02%) Excel VBA Developer
10 42 (6.14%) C# Developer
11 41 (5.99%) Business Analyst
11 41 (5.99%) SQL Analyst
12 36 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
12 36 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 33 (4.82%) Microsoft Developer
14 32 (4.68%) Excel Analyst
15 31 (4.53%) Access VBA Developer
16 28 (4.09%) Report Analyst
17 24 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
18 21 (3.07%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (21.93%) .NET
2 49 (7.16%) XML
3 46 (6.73%) .NET Framework
4 45 (6.58%) HTML
5 41 (5.99%) jQuery
6 29 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.36%) CSS
8 16 (2.34%) Entity Framework
8 16 (2.34%) WCF
9 12 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (1.75%) LINQ
10 11 (1.61%) ADO
10 11 (1.61%) Classic ASP
10 11 (1.61%) REST
10 11 (1.61%) WPF
11 10 (1.46%) Razor View Engine
11 10 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (1.46%) Unity DI Container
11 10 (1.46%) WinForms
11 10 (1.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 118 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.99%) Visualisation
3 34 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 20 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.78%) Fixed Income
7 18 (2.63%) Equities
8 16 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (2.34%) Statistics
9 15 (2.19%) Derivative
10 14 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (1.75%) Data Extraction
12 10 (1.46%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.32%) Credit Risk
13 9 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.32%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.32%) Reinsurance
14 8 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.31%) Windows
2 18 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (2.05%) Linux
4 14 (2.05%) Unix
4 14 (2.05%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.90%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.29%) Android
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
2 88 (12.87%) Analytics
3 77 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (9.21%) Data Modelling
5 60 (8.77%) Data Analysis
6 59 (8.63%) Migration
7 42 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (5.70%) ETL
9 37 (5.41%) MVC
10 33 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (4.68%) Validation
12 29 (4.24%) Data Management
12 29 (4.24%) Unit Testing
13 28 (4.09%) Business Analysis
14 26 (3.80%) Asset Management
15 25 (3.65%) Data Analytics
16 23 (3.36%) Data Visualisation
17 22 (3.22%) RAD
18 20 (2.92%) Test Scripting
19 18 (2.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 387 (56.58%) SQL
2 138 (20.18%) C#
3 106 (15.50%) VB
4 71 (10.38%) JavaScript
5 66 (9.65%) T-SQL
6 65 (9.50%) VB.NET
7 50 (7.31%) Java
7 50 (7.31%) Python
8 35 (5.12%) VB6
9 34 (4.97%) C++
10 22 (3.22%) R
11 21 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.92%) Perl
13 19 (2.78%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.63%) C
14 18 (2.63%) VBScript
15 11 (1.61%) XPath
16 10 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.02%) PHP
18 6 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (8.77%) Degree
2 36 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.17%) ACCA
5 6 (0.88%) CIMA
6 5 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.73%) MOS
7 4 (0.58%) AAT
7 4 (0.58%) CISSP
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.44%) CEH
8 3 (0.44%) CISM
8 3 (0.44%) GIAC
9 2 (0.29%) CCA
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) MCAD
9 2 (0.29%) MCSD
9 2 (0.29%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.95%) QA
2 21 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.17%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.29%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) Basel II
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.73%) XenApp
3 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.44%) Control-M
2 3 (0.44%) QRadar
3 2 (0.29%) EnCase
3 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 211 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.30%) Oracle
3 47 (6.87%) SAP
4 31 (4.53%) Tableau
5 23 (3.36%) Bloomberg
6 16 (2.34%) Sybase
7 13 (1.90%) Teradata
8 10 (1.46%) Google
8 10 (1.46%) ILOG
8 10 (1.46%) Reuters
9 9 (1.32%) Citrix
9 9 (1.32%) IBM
9 9 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.17%) Dell
11 7 (1.02%) Cognos
11 7 (1.02%) Mapinfo
11 7 (1.02%) Remedy
11 7 (1.02%) Software AG
12 6 (0.88%) Infor
13 5 (0.73%) Red Hat
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