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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 301 204 193
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -11
Contract jobs citing VBA 406 637 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 1.13% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 2.98% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 452 384
Median daily rate £399 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.81 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £29.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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
20833 21376 20227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.96% 38.08% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14267 14307 13109
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 440 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -73 374 £400 - 79
London -76 209 £425 -5.55% 34
South East +19 54 £328 -9.02% 9
City of London -41 45 £425 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire -3 33 £380 +26.66% 4
Hampshire +26 24 £336 -43.95% 3
Scotland -52 19 £388 +9.15% 2
South West -20 18 £310 -17.33% 8
East Midlands -7 17 £425 +214.81% 2
South Yorkshire +15 16 £373 +55.20% 1
East of England -5 16 £300 -14.28% 8
Sheffield +1 14 £365 +52.08% 1
West Yorkshire -13 14 £403 +29.83% 2
Edinburgh -8 13 £400 -11.11% 1
North West -14 13 £350 +10.92% 9
Northamptonshire +2 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Northampton +5 10 £425 -5.55%
Essex -1 9 £300 -14.28% 2
Manchester -4 9 £350 +16.66% 4
Leeds -13 8 £290 -10.76% 1
Bristol -13 7 £375 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -39 7 £400 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £448 +59.82% 1
Surrey -5 6 £180 -55.00% 1
Halifax +3 5 £410 -
West Sussex -5 5 £400 +28.00% 2
Renfrewshire -34 5 £293 - 1
Erskine -37 5 £293 - 1
Tyne and Wear -55 5 £310 -
North East -59 5 £310 +3.33%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 515 (57.35%) SQL
2 376 (41.87%) Finance
3 305 (33.96%) MS Excel
4 276 (30.73%) C#
4 276 (30.73%) SQL Server
5 251 (27.95%) Microsoft
6 221 (24.61%) .NET
7 178 (19.82%) Banking
8 151 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
9 145 (16.15%) VB
10 129 (14.37%) MS Access
11 123 (13.70%) Oracle
12 116 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 112 (12.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 111 (12.36%) MS Office
15 104 (11.58%) T-SQL
16 96 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
17 93 (10.36%) Front Office
18 90 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (9.24%) Data Analysis
20 78 (8.69%) Java
21 76 (8.46%) Degree
22 75 (8.35%) SharePoint
23 72 (8.02%) JavaScript
23 72 (8.02%) C++
24 71 (7.91%) Windows
25 70 (7.80%) VB.NET
26 65 (7.24%) Python
26 65 (7.24%) Analytics
27 64 (7.13%) 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 75 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 51 (5.68%) SAS
3 35 (3.90%) IIS
4 30 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (1.34%) Confluence
6 7 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.56%) CMS
8 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.45%) Apache
10 3 (0.33%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.33%) MTS
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.22%) JBoss
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 305 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 111 (12.36%) MS Office
3 47 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (4.79%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (2.00%) MS Project
5 18 (2.00%) SPSS
6 15 (1.67%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.33%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Global One
2 3 (0.33%) Cognos Planning
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.33%) HFM
3 2 (0.22%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.22%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) Office 365
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) SmartFocus
3 2 (0.22%) Taleo
4 1 (0.11%) AdWords
4 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.89%) HTTP
1 8 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.67%) DNS
2 6 (0.67%) Firewall
2 6 (0.67%) LDAP
2 6 (0.67%) VPN
2 6 (0.67%) Wireless
3 5 (0.56%) Internet
3 5 (0.56%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.45%) 3G
4 4 (0.45%) DHCP
5 3 (0.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) Extranet
7 1 (0.11%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (30.73%) SQL Server
2 129 (14.37%) MS Access
3 116 (12.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 112 (12.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (6.79%) Relational Database
6 57 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 55 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
10 42 (4.68%) QlikView
11 29 (3.23%) Oracle Database
12 26 (2.90%) MySQL
13 25 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
15 19 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (2.00%) Data Mining
17 17 (1.89%) Big Data
17 17 (1.89%) PowerPivot
17 17 (1.89%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 28 (3.12%) Subversion
3 26 (2.90%) JIRA
4 16 (1.78%) HP UFT
5 15 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.89%) Maven
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.78%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.67%) JMeter
10 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.56%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.56%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.56%) Selenium
11 5 (0.56%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.45%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.45%) VisualVM
General
1 376 (41.87%) Finance
2 178 (19.82%) Banking
3 93 (10.36%) Front Office
4 51 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.34%) Retail
6 31 (3.45%) Marketing
7 19 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.78%) Back Office
9 15 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.45%) Legal
11 8 (0.89%) Advertising
12 7 (0.78%) Billing
12 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Electronics
14 4 (0.45%) Law
14 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.33%) Automotive
16 2 (0.22%) Local Government
16 2 (0.22%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 418 (46.55%) Developer
2 315 (35.08%) Analyst
3 149 (16.59%) VBA Developer
4 121 (13.47%) SQL Developer
5 87 (9.69%) C# Developer
6 86 (9.58%) Data Analyst
7 73 (8.13%) Excel Developer
8 66 (7.35%) Excel VBA Developer
9 64 (7.13%) .NET Developer
10 55 (6.12%) Business Analyst
11 49 (5.46%) Excel Analyst
12 47 (5.23%) Access Developer
13 46 (5.12%) SQL Analyst
14 43 (4.79%) Support Analyst
15 42 (4.68%) C# .NET Developer
16 34 (3.79%) Access VBA Developer
17 33 (3.67%) Consultant
18 32 (3.56%) Applications Support
19 27 (3.01%) Senior Developer
20 22 (2.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (24.61%) .NET
2 64 (7.13%) XML
3 62 (6.90%) jQuery
4 60 (6.68%) .NET Framework
5 57 (6.35%) HTML
6 49 (5.46%) ASP.NET
7 45 (5.01%) Web Services
8 41 (4.57%) Classic ASP
9 34 (3.79%) CSS
9 34 (3.79%) WinForms
9 34 (3.79%) WPF
10 28 (3.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (2.12%) Unity DI Container
12 14 (1.56%) Ajax
12 14 (1.56%) WCF
13 13 (1.45%) MDX
13 13 (1.45%) XHTML
14 12 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.34%) HTML5
15 11 (1.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 151 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.13%) Fixed Income
3 50 (5.57%) Visualisation
4 49 (5.46%) Mathematics
5 46 (5.12%) Derivative
6 31 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.34%) Statistics
8 20 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 19 (2.12%) Credit Risk
10 17 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.78%) NHS
12 15 (1.67%) Equities
13 14 (1.56%) Data Extraction
13 14 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (1.34%) Economics
14 12 (1.34%) Market Risk
15 11 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.22%) Reference Data
16 10 (1.11%) Mainframe
17 9 (1.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.91%) Windows
2 26 (2.90%) Unix
3 23 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 22 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.89%) Linux
6 14 (1.56%) Solaris
7 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (9.24%) Data Analysis
4 65 (7.24%) Analytics
5 58 (6.46%) Asset Management
6 51 (5.68%) Data Management
7 49 (5.46%) Migration
8 46 (5.12%) Data Modelling
8 46 (5.12%) ITIL
9 45 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (4.90%) RAD
11 43 (4.79%) MVC
12 40 (4.45%) SDLC
13 39 (4.34%) OO
13 39 (4.34%) Validation
14 37 (4.12%) Business Analysis
15 36 (4.01%) Risk Management
15 36 (4.01%) Unit Testing
16 35 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 515 (57.35%) SQL
2 276 (30.73%) C#
3 145 (16.15%) VB
4 104 (11.58%) T-SQL
5 78 (8.69%) Java
6 72 (8.02%) C++
6 72 (8.02%) JavaScript
7 70 (7.80%) VB.NET
8 65 (7.24%) Python
9 61 (6.79%) VBScript
10 55 (6.12%) PowerShell
11 54 (6.01%) VB6
12 40 (4.45%) PL/SQL
13 33 (3.67%) R
14 19 (2.12%) C
15 14 (1.56%) Perl
16 13 (1.45%) MATLAB
17 12 (1.34%) Ruby
18 11 (1.22%) Shell Script
19 10 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (8.46%) Degree
2 42 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.67%) PhD
5 12 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.89%) HND
8 5 (0.56%) MCSA
8 5 (0.56%) MCSE
9 4 (0.45%) ACCA
9 4 (0.45%) CCA
9 4 (0.45%) ISEB
9 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.45%) PMP
10 3 (0.33%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.33%) MOS
10 3 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.45%) QA
2 16 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.56%) Basel III
5 4 (0.45%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (0.67%) Veritas File System
3 6 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.22%) HDFS
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.00%) Control-M
2 6 (0.67%) Nagios
2 6 (0.67%) TADDM
3 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.56%) SCCM
4 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 251 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 123 (13.70%) Oracle
3 42 (4.68%) Tableau
4 37 (4.12%) SAP
5 32 (3.56%) Sybase
6 24 (2.67%) Bloomberg
7 17 (1.89%) Remedy
8 16 (1.78%) HP
9 15 (1.67%) Reuters
10 13 (1.45%) Google
10 13 (1.45%) Teradata
11 10 (1.11%) Charles River
12 9 (1.00%) FactSet
13 8 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.89%) Cognos
13 8 (0.89%) IBM
14 6 (0.67%) Veritas
15 5 (0.56%) ILOG
15 5 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.56%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £350 - £468 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley
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Erskine, Renfrewshire
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Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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