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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 330 235 187
Rank change year-on-year
-95 -48
Contract jobs citing VBA 323 560 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 1.01% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 2.62% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 379 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £19.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £37.05 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.56% -22.00%

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
20223 21403 21553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.88% 38.66% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13904 14579 14605
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 549 422
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -91 301 £400 - 80
London -78 192 £425 -5.55% 40
South East +2 39 £400 +10.34% 6
City of London -39 38 £425 -15.00% 11
Yorkshire +1 22 £349 +16.33% 4
Scotland -5 21 £283 -13.07% 7
Hampshire +33 19 £390 -13.33%
South West -4 18 £414 +3.43% 6
Berkshire +12 14 £400 +26.98% 2
Edinburgh +10 13 £307 -15.31% 4
East Midlands -6 12 £269 -2.27% 2
West Yorkshire -13 11 £350 +12.90% 2
Leeds +7 9 £350 +9.37% 2
East of England +6 9 £300 +20.00% 5
Bristol -2 8 £413 +3.12% 4
Reading +4 7 £400 +42.85%
Sheffield - 6 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 - 1
Glasgow +8 5 £220 +81.44% 3
Docklands, London +3 5 £525 +16.66%
East Yorkshire - 5 £320 -
Southampton +13 4 £250 +11.11%
Essex +4 4 £300 +22.44% 1
Manchester +1 4 £375 +15.38% 7
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £113 -59.09% 1
Nottingham -4 4 £113 -59.09% 1
Northampton -6 4 £339 -20.29%
North West -7 4 £375 +10.29% 13
Northamptonshire -13 4 £339 -17.87% 1
West Midlands -15 4 £464 +23.66% 4

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 445 (58.40%) SQL
2 302 (39.63%) Finance
3 243 (31.89%) MS Excel
4 226 (29.66%) SQL Server
4 226 (29.66%) Microsoft
5 166 (21.78%) C#
6 162 (21.26%) .NET
7 144 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
8 138 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
9 132 (17.32%) Banking
10 115 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 115 (15.09%) VB
11 102 (13.39%) Oracle
12 101 (13.25%) MS Access
13 95 (12.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 91 (11.94%) MS Office
15 90 (11.81%) Analytics
16 85 (11.15%) T-SQL
17 80 (10.50%) JavaScript
18 77 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
19 74 (9.71%) Data Modelling
20 70 (9.19%) VB.NET
21 66 (8.66%) Data Analysis
22 64 (8.40%) Degree
23 63 (8.27%) jQuery
24 60 (7.87%) Java
25 58 (7.61%) HTML
25 58 (7.61%) SharePoint
26 57 (7.48%) Migration
27 55 (7.22%) 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 58 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 52 (6.82%) SAS
3 22 (2.89%) IIS
4 18 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.79%) CMS
6 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.66%) Apache
7 5 (0.66%) Confluence
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) MTS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 243 (31.89%) MS Excel
2 91 (11.94%) MS Office
3 52 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (6.30%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (2.76%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.57%) MS Project
7 6 (0.79%) SPSS
8 4 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Cognos Planning
1 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.52%) SAP HCM
1 4 (0.52%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.39%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (0.39%) Infor SunSystems
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Summit
2 3 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Relativity
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Ringtail
3 2 (0.26%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.26%) Unica
3 2 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.31%) Office 365
3 7 (0.92%) Boomi
4 6 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.52%) Internet
2 3 (0.39%) Firewall
2 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.26%) FTP
3 2 (0.26%) IMAP
3 2 (0.26%) Skype
3 2 (0.26%) SMS
4 1 (0.13%) 2G
4 1 (0.13%) 3G
4 1 (0.13%) 4G
4 1 (0.13%) DSL
4 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.13%) GSM
4 1 (0.13%) Intranet
4 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.13%) SAN
4 1 (0.13%) UMTS
4 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (29.66%) SQL Server
2 115 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (13.25%) MS Access
4 95 (12.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (6.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (6.04%) Relational Database
8 39 (5.12%) QlikView
9 38 (4.99%) BusinessObjects
10 29 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (3.28%) Power BI
12 24 (3.15%) Oracle Database
13 19 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (2.23%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.84%) Big Data
16 13 (1.71%) MySQL
17 11 (1.44%) Hadoop
17 11 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
17 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (4.20%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.10%) Subversion
2 16 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.57%) JIRA
4 10 (1.31%) HP UFT
5 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.66%) JUnit
8 4 (0.52%) Build Forge
8 4 (0.52%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.52%) Hudson
8 4 (0.52%) Selenium
8 4 (0.52%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.39%) ERwin
9 3 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 302 (39.63%) Finance
2 132 (17.32%) Banking
3 45 (5.91%) Front Office
4 43 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 39 (5.12%) Retail
6 25 (3.28%) Marketing
7 14 (1.84%) Legal
8 11 (1.44%) Back Office
9 10 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.92%) Advertising
11 7 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.79%) Billing
13 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.52%) Electronics
14 4 (0.52%) Local Government
15 2 (0.26%) French Language
16 1 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 354 (46.46%) Developer
2 264 (34.65%) Analyst
3 100 (13.12%) SQL Developer
4 97 (12.73%) VBA Developer
5 77 (10.10%) Data Analyst
6 53 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 52 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 43 (5.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 43 (5.64%) Excel Developer
9 42 (5.51%) Access Developer
10 40 (5.25%) SQL Analyst
11 34 (4.46%) Excel Analyst
12 33 (4.33%) C# Developer
12 33 (4.33%) Excel VBA Developer
12 33 (4.33%) Report Analyst
13 29 (3.81%) Support Analyst
14 27 (3.54%) Applications Support
15 26 (3.41%) Consultant
15 26 (3.41%) Microsoft Developer
16 24 (3.15%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (21.26%) .NET
2 63 (8.27%) jQuery
3 58 (7.61%) HTML
4 55 (7.22%) XML
5 48 (6.30%) .NET Framework
6 31 (4.07%) CSS
7 30 (3.94%) ASP.NET
8 23 (3.02%) Entity Framework
9 21 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 21 (2.76%) Razor View Engine
9 21 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (2.76%) Unity DI Container
10 20 (2.62%) Classic ASP
11 16 (2.10%) WCF
12 13 (1.71%) ADO
12 13 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (1.71%) Web Services
13 12 (1.57%) Spring
14 11 (1.44%) LINQ
14 11 (1.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 138 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.25%) Visualisation
3 39 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.41%) Mathematics
5 25 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
6 21 (2.76%) Statistics
7 20 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.49%) Fixed Income
9 17 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (2.10%) Derivative
11 14 (1.84%) Equities
12 13 (1.71%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (1.31%) Data Structures
16 9 (1.18%) Data Extraction
16 9 (1.18%) Reinsurance
17 8 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
17 8 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.04%) Windows
2 20 (2.62%) Windows Server
3 18 (2.36%) Unix
4 17 (2.23%) Linux
4 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.39%) Android
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (11.81%) Analytics
3 77 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (9.71%) Data Modelling
5 66 (8.66%) Data Analysis
6 57 (7.48%) Migration
7 51 (6.69%) ETL
8 47 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (5.64%) MVC
10 41 (5.38%) Validation
11 37 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (4.72%) Business Analysis
13 33 (4.33%) ITIL
14 31 (4.07%) Data Management
15 28 (3.67%) Unit Testing
16 27 (3.54%) Asset Management
17 25 (3.28%) Test Scripting
18 24 (3.15%) Data Visualisation
19 23 (3.02%) RAD
20 21 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 445 (58.40%) SQL
2 166 (21.78%) C#
3 115 (15.09%) VB
4 85 (11.15%) T-SQL
5 80 (10.50%) JavaScript
6 70 (9.19%) VB.NET
7 60 (7.87%) Java
8 52 (6.82%) Python
9 43 (5.64%) C++
10 41 (5.38%) VB6
11 30 (3.94%) PowerShell
12 27 (3.54%) PL/SQL
13 25 (3.28%) Perl
13 25 (3.28%) VBScript
14 24 (3.15%) C
15 21 (2.76%) R
16 10 (1.31%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.18%) XPath
18 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (8.40%) Degree
2 54 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.92%) ACCA
5 6 (0.79%) CIMA
5 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.66%) AAT
6 5 (0.66%) HND
6 5 (0.66%) MOS
7 4 (0.52%) CISSP
7 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.39%) CEH
8 3 (0.39%) CISM
8 3 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.39%) GIAC
9 2 (0.26%) CCA
9 2 (0.26%) MCAD
9 2 (0.26%) MCSD
9 2 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.15%) QA
2 21 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
6 2 (0.26%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.26%) MiFID
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.66%) XenApp
3 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) Docker
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.18%) Control-M
3 3 (0.39%) QRadar
4 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.26%) EnCase
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 226 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 102 (13.39%) Oracle
3 49 (6.43%) SAP
4 33 (4.33%) Tableau
5 21 (2.76%) Bloomberg
6 16 (2.10%) ILOG
7 14 (1.84%) Cognos
7 14 (1.84%) Sybase
8 13 (1.71%) Google
8 13 (1.71%) Reuters
9 12 (1.57%) Remedy
10 10 (1.31%) Citrix
10 10 (1.31%) IBM
11 9 (1.18%) HP
12 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.05%) Teradata
13 7 (0.92%) Dell
13 7 (0.92%) Mapinfo
13 7 (0.92%) Software AG
14 6 (0.79%) Informatica
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Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Total Campus
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Rate: £300 per day
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Rate: £420 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £550 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £330 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
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