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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 285 211 187
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -24
Contract jobs citing VBA 455 627 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 1.12% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 3.01% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 450 399
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.36% +52.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £21.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £33.85 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +14.18%

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
21245 20831 20664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.33% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14607 13531 13433
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 444 491
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.89 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -70 425 £400 +1.26% 96
London -38 273 £435 -3.33% 49
City of London -23 48 £450 +1.69% 11
South East -40 42 £319 -8.92% 10
Yorkshire 0 30 £350 +25.00% 7
South West -14 24 £375 +7.14% 8
Scotland -52 23 £375 +4.16% 4
West Yorkshire +3 20 £320 +12.28% 3
Edinburgh -21 19 £400 -3.03% 2
Bristol 0 18 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands -5 16 £263 -10.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £480 +60.00%
Oxfordshire +13 10 £300 +9.09%
South Yorkshire -1 10 £400 +66.66%
Leeds -14 10 £375 +15.38% 3
North West -35 10 £355 +10.93% 9
East of England 0 9 £350 -12.50% 6
Sheffield -12 9 £400 +48.01%
East Midlands -3 8 £369 +5.35% 2
Coventry -4 8 £210 -32.25%
Milton Keynes -6 8 £500 +66.66%
Berkshire -11 7 £363 +0.69% 2
Hampshire -16 7 £300 -22.12% 2
Tyne and Wear -31 7 £305 -35.78%
North East -33 7 £305 -35.78%
Oxford +15 6 £300 +9.09%
High Wycombe +7 6 £463 -
Manchester -15 6 £375 +25.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 6 £310 -34.73%
Croydon - 6 £175 -

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 545 (56.83%) SQL
2 415 (43.27%) Finance
3 363 (37.85%) MS Excel
4 302 (31.49%) SQL Server
5 288 (30.03%) C#
6 263 (27.42%) Microsoft
7 223 (23.25%) .NET
7 223 (23.25%) Banking
8 156 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
9 153 (15.95%) MS Access
10 148 (15.43%) VB
11 137 (14.29%) Oracle
12 130 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
13 128 (13.35%) MS Office
14 113 (11.78%) Front Office
14 113 (11.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 107 (11.16%) Windows
16 104 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 103 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
18 87 (9.07%) T-SQL
19 84 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
20 80 (8.34%) Java
21 79 (8.24%) Data Analysis
21 79 (8.24%) Analytics
22 76 (7.92%) Degree
23 75 (7.82%) C++
24 74 (7.72%) VB.NET
25 73 (7.61%) VBScript
26 72 (7.51%) JavaScript
27 71 (7.40%) Data Warehouse

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 62 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 55 (5.74%) SAS
3 43 (4.48%) IIS
4 20 (2.09%) Confluence
5 17 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.63%) Apache
8 6 (0.63%) CICS
9 5 (0.52%) CMS
10 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.21%) JBoss
13 1 (0.10%) Node.js
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 363 (37.85%) MS Excel
2 128 (13.35%) MS Office
3 44 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (2.09%) MS Project
6 19 (1.98%) SPSS
7 17 (1.77%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.31%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.10%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Global One
3 4 (0.42%) HFM
4 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.31%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.10%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.94%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.42%) Office 365
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) Taleo
4 1 (0.10%) AdWords
4 1 (0.10%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.83%) HTTP
3 7 (0.73%) 3G
3 7 (0.73%) DNS
3 7 (0.73%) SSL
4 6 (0.63%) Firewall
4 6 (0.63%) FTP
4 6 (0.63%) LDAP
4 6 (0.63%) VPN
4 6 (0.63%) WinSCP
4 6 (0.63%) Wireless
5 5 (0.52%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.42%) DHCP
6 4 (0.42%) Internet
6 4 (0.42%) Intranet
7 3 (0.31%) 2G
7 3 (0.31%) 4G
7 3 (0.31%) SAN
8 2 (0.21%) GSM
8 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (31.49%) SQL Server
2 153 (15.95%) MS Access
3 113 (11.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 71 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (6.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (6.05%) Relational Database
9 48 (5.01%) Oracle Database
9 48 (5.01%) QlikView
10 45 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
11 36 (3.75%) Data Mining
12 34 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 31 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (2.71%) Big Data
16 21 (2.19%) MySQL
17 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
18 18 (1.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (4.28%) Visual Studio
2 31 (3.23%) JIRA
3 27 (2.82%) Subversion
4 16 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 14 (1.46%) HP UFT
6 13 (1.36%) Maven
7 10 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.83%) ERwin
8 8 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.73%) CMake
9 7 (0.73%) JMeter
9 7 (0.73%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.63%) VisualVM
10 6 (0.63%) YourKit
General
1 415 (43.27%) Finance
2 223 (23.25%) Banking
3 113 (11.78%) Front Office
4 62 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 37 (3.86%) Retail
6 32 (3.34%) Marketing
7 26 (2.71%) Back Office
8 19 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.88%) Legal
10 8 (0.83%) Advertising
11 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.52%) Billing
13 5 (0.52%) Law
14 4 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.42%) Publishing
15 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 476 (49.64%) Developer
2 320 (33.37%) Analyst
3 152 (15.85%) VBA Developer
4 113 (11.78%) SQL Developer
5 101 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 99 (10.32%) Data Analyst
7 95 (9.91%) Excel Developer
8 81 (8.45%) Excel VBA Developer
9 66 (6.88%) .NET Developer
10 52 (5.42%) Access Developer
11 51 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (5.11%) SQL Analyst
13 47 (4.90%) Excel Analyst
14 41 (4.28%) Business Analyst
15 39 (4.07%) Support Analyst
16 37 (3.86%) Access VBA Developer
17 33 (3.44%) Senior Developer
18 29 (3.02%) Quantitative Developer
19 28 (2.92%) Consultant
20 26 (2.71%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (23.25%) .NET
2 59 (6.15%) XML
3 54 (5.63%) ASP.NET
4 52 (5.42%) .NET Framework
5 45 (4.69%) WinForms
6 42 (4.38%) WPF
7 41 (4.28%) HTML
8 38 (3.96%) Web Services
9 33 (3.44%) jQuery
10 23 (2.40%) Classic ASP
11 17 (1.77%) WCF
12 15 (1.56%) CSS
12 15 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (1.46%) MDX
14 11 (1.15%) Ajax
15 9 (0.94%) AngularJS
16 8 (0.83%) OOXML
16 8 (0.83%) Qt
16 8 (0.83%) Spring
16 8 (0.83%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 156 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.19%) Fixed Income
3 57 (5.94%) Derivative
4 48 (5.01%) Mathematics
4 48 (5.01%) Visualisation
5 44 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 42 (4.38%) Statistics
7 23 (2.40%) Credit Risk
8 20 (2.09%) Data Extraction
8 20 (2.09%) Equities
8 20 (2.09%) NHS
9 18 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.88%) Market Risk
10 15 (1.56%) Mainframe
11 14 (1.46%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.46%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (1.25%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 107 (11.16%) Windows
2 34 (3.55%) Linux
3 28 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 24 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.40%) Unix
6 14 (1.46%) Solaris
7 12 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.63%) MVS
11 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
2 103 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (8.24%) Analytics
3 79 (8.24%) Data Analysis
4 67 (6.99%) Asset Management
5 62 (6.47%) Data Modelling
6 59 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (5.74%) ETL
8 54 (5.63%) Migration
9 53 (5.53%) Data Management
9 53 (5.53%) RAD
10 47 (4.90%) Unit Testing
11 45 (4.69%) Risk Management
12 41 (4.28%) OO
13 36 (3.75%) SDLC
14 34 (3.55%) Business Analysis
14 34 (3.55%) ITIL
14 34 (3.55%) MVC
14 34 (3.55%) Project Management
15 32 (3.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 545 (56.83%) SQL
2 288 (30.03%) C#
3 148 (15.43%) VB
4 87 (9.07%) T-SQL
5 80 (8.34%) Java
6 75 (7.82%) C++
7 74 (7.72%) VB.NET
8 73 (7.61%) VBScript
9 72 (7.51%) JavaScript
10 62 (6.47%) Python
11 43 (4.48%) PowerShell
12 37 (3.86%) VB6
13 33 (3.44%) PL/SQL
13 33 (3.44%) R
14 24 (2.50%) MATLAB
15 22 (2.29%) Perl
16 17 (1.77%) C
17 15 (1.56%) Ruby
18 10 (1.04%) Scala
19 9 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (7.92%) Degree
2 30 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.56%) PhD
5 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.52%) MCSA
7 5 (0.52%) MCSE
8 4 (0.42%) CCA
9 3 (0.31%) ACCA
9 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.21%) HND
10 2 (0.21%) MBA
10 2 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.21%) PMP
11 1 (0.10%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.90%) QA
2 33 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.42%) MiFID
5 2 (0.21%) Basel III
5 2 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.10%) FATCA
6 1 (0.10%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (0.63%) Veritas File System
2 6 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.21%) HDFS
3 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.10%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.10%) NFS
4 1 (0.10%) Samba
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (0.63%) Nagios
1 6 (0.63%) TADDM
2 5 (0.52%) SCCM
3 4 (0.42%) Control-M
4 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 263 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.29%) Oracle
3 48 (5.01%) Tableau
4 35 (3.65%) SAP
5 33 (3.44%) Sybase
6 22 (2.29%) Bloomberg
7 16 (1.67%) IBM
8 15 (1.56%) HP
8 15 (1.56%) Informatica
8 15 (1.56%) Reuters
8 15 (1.56%) Teradata
9 14 (1.46%) CA
9 14 (1.46%) Cognos
10 10 (1.04%) Google
11 9 (0.94%) Charles River
12 8 (0.83%) FactSet
13 6 (0.63%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.63%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.63%) Micro Focus
13 6 (0.63%) New Relic
Hull, North Humberside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £30000 per annum + Pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £390 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £150 - 170 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 24 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago