The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 178 126 152
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +26
Contract jobs citing VBA 661 765 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.60% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.18% 4.35% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 529 481
Average daily rate £375 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £39.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -63 617 £375 -10.71% 169
London -70 339 £435 -8.42% 94
City of London -44 108 £425 -10.52% 34
South West +5 72 £320 -4.47% 24
West Midlands +25 64 £318 +24.50% 6
South East -37 57 £300 +20.00% 13
Bristol +12 43 £329 +19.00% 18
Scotland -12 30 £375 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire -16 27 £253 -8.18% 5
Birmingham +12 24 £316 +86.02% 2
West Yorkshire -10 24 £280 -6.66% 3
East of England -10 23 £375 +11.11% 8
Edinburgh -13 21 £370 -22.10% 4
Hampshire +9 17 £313 -10.71% 1
East Midlands +4 16 £260 +4.00% 4
North West -25 16 £300 -2.43% 13
Wiltshire -16 13 £330 +1.53% 1
Solihull - 12 £269 -
Swindon -10 11 £315 -3.07% 1
Leeds -13 11 £255 -15.00% 2
Berkshire -18 11 £275 -14.06% 2
Manchester -21 11 £338 +16.37% 5
Gloucestershire +12 10 £290 - 2
Leicestershire -3 10 £275 +111.53% 1
Surrey -13 10 £275 +22.22% 2
Essex -16 10 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -26 10 £333 +47.77%
Leicester - 10 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £270 -16.92% 2
Milton Keynes -19 9 £300 +50.00%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 707 (58.09%) SQL
2 451 (37.06%) Finance
3 428 (35.17%) MS Excel
4 349 (28.68%) SQL Server
5 244 (20.05%) Banking
6 236 (19.39%) .NET
7 233 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 206 (16.93%) C#
9 188 (15.45%) MS Access
10 160 (13.15%) MS Office
11 142 (11.67%) VB
12 125 (10.27%) Degree
13 115 (9.45%) Migration
14 112 (9.20%) Oracle
14 112 (9.20%) JavaScript
15 111 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 101 (8.30%) Investment Banking
16 101 (8.30%) ASP.NET
17 99 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
18 97 (7.97%) SharePoint
18 97 (7.97%) Windows
19 95 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 93 (7.64%) HTML
21 91 (7.48%) Front Office
22 89 (7.31%) XML
23 86 (7.07%) Data Analysis
24 84 (6.90%) Analytics
25 83 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
25 83 (6.82%) VB.NET
25 83 (6.82%) T-SQL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 97 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.52%) SAS
3 22 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (0.74%) IIS
5 7 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.33%) Papyrus
7 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.25%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.25%) Documentum
8 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.16%) FileNet
9 2 (0.16%) Apache
9 2 (0.16%) Confluence
10 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.082%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.082%) SAP EP
Applications
1 428 (35.17%) MS Excel
2 160 (13.15%) MS Office
3 68 (5.59%) Spreadsheet
4 52 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.40%) MS Project
6 14 (1.15%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.58%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.25%) SPSS
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Windchill
9 2 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.16%) CATIA
9 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.16%) Simulink
9 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.082%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 27 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
2 11 (0.90%) Agresso
3 6 (0.49%) ReMetrica
4 5 (0.41%) Endur
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.33%) Exstream
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.33%) ZaiNet
6 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) Summit
7 2 (0.16%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.16%) HFM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.89%) Intranet
2 13 (1.07%) SAN
3 8 (0.66%) Internet
4 6 (0.49%) FTP
4 6 (0.49%) LDAP
5 5 (0.41%) Softphone
6 3 (0.25%) LTE
6 3 (0.25%) 4G
6 3 (0.25%) 3G
7 2 (0.16%) 2G
7 2 (0.16%) LAN
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 2 (0.16%) NAS
8 1 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.082%) Firewall
8 1 (0.082%) DSL
8 1 (0.082%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 188 (15.45%) MS Access
3 111 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (5.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
11 27 (2.22%) Data Mining
12 26 (2.14%) MySQL
13 24 (1.97%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (1.40%) QlikView
16 14 (1.15%) OLAP
16 14 (1.15%) Ingres
17 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (1.07%) DTS
18 11 (0.90%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.04%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.23%) Subversion
3 12 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.58%) Toad
6 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (0.41%) JIRA
7 5 (0.41%) JUnit
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.16%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.16%) Maven
10 2 (0.16%) Ant
10 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.16%) Selenium
10 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
General
1 451 (37.06%) Finance
2 244 (20.05%) Banking
3 101 (8.30%) Investment Banking
4 91 (7.48%) Front Office
5 45 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.53%) Retail
7 21 (1.73%) Legal
8 20 (1.64%) Publishing
9 19 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.48%) Back Office
11 17 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 14 (1.15%) Marketing
13 12 (0.99%) Advertising
13 12 (0.99%) Billing
14 11 (0.90%) Law
15 7 (0.58%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 584 (47.99%) Developer
2 487 (40.02%) Analyst
3 137 (11.26%) VBA Developer
4 121 (9.94%) Excel Developer
5 103 (8.46%) Data Analyst
6 86 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 78 (6.41%) MI Analyst
8 71 (5.83%) Excel VBA Developer
9 65 (5.34%) SQL Developer
10 59 (4.85%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.52%) .NET Developer
12 49 (4.03%) Access Developer
13 47 (3.86%) Analyst Developer
14 41 (3.37%) Database Developer
15 32 (2.63%) RAD Developer
16 29 (2.38%) Quantitative Developer
17 28 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
18 26 (2.14%) Microsoft Developer
19 25 (2.05%) Consultant
20 24 (1.97%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (19.39%) .NET
2 101 (8.30%) ASP.NET
3 93 (7.64%) HTML
4 89 (7.31%) XML
5 41 (3.37%) WCF
6 38 (3.12%) WPF
7 37 (3.04%) CSS
7 37 (3.04%) .NET Framework
8 36 (2.96%) WinForms
9 26 (2.14%) XSLT
9 26 (2.14%) Web Services
10 21 (1.73%) XHTML
11 17 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 14 (1.15%) JSP
12 14 (1.15%) ADO
13 13 (1.07%) LINQ
14 10 (0.82%) Middleware
14 10 (0.82%) jQuery
14 10 (0.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.18%) Fixed Income
2 55 (4.52%) Derivative
3 53 (4.35%) Market Risk
4 36 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 34 (2.79%) Statistics
6 31 (2.55%) Credit Risk
7 27 (2.22%) Equities
8 23 (1.89%) NHS
9 21 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.31%) Data Conversion
12 15 (1.23%) Data Extraction
13 13 (1.07%) Computer Science
14 12 (0.99%) Reference Data
15 10 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
15 10 (0.82%) AS400
16 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
17 8 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (0.66%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 97 (7.97%) Windows
2 33 (2.71%) Windows 7
3 30 (2.47%) UNIX
4 20 (1.64%) Windows XP
4 20 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (0.99%) Linux
6 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.16%) Android
7 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.082%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (9.45%) Migration
2 99 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
3 86 (7.07%) Data Analysis
4 84 (6.90%) Analytics
5 74 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (4.93%) Project Management
7 54 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 53 (4.35%) RAD
9 52 (4.27%) Business Analysis
10 49 (4.03%) Risk Management
11 43 (3.53%) Data Management
12 39 (3.20%) Data Migration
13 38 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (2.71%) ETL
15 32 (2.63%) Asset Management
15 32 (2.63%) Validation
16 31 (2.55%) OO
17 27 (2.22%) Data Modelling
17 27 (2.22%) Multithreading
18 26 (2.14%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 707 (58.09%) SQL
2 206 (16.93%) C#
3 142 (11.67%) VB
4 112 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 83 (6.82%) VB.NET
5 83 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 76 (6.24%) Java
6 76 (6.24%) C++
7 52 (4.27%) PL/SQL
8 43 (3.53%) Perl
9 38 (3.12%) VBScript
10 32 (2.63%) VB6
11 29 (2.38%) Python
12 14 (1.15%) C
13 9 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.58%) VC++
15 6 (0.49%) PHP
15 6 (0.49%) R
15 6 (0.49%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (10.27%) Degree
2 47 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.15%) PhD
5 14 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.99%) ISEB
7 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.66%) ACCA
8 8 (0.66%) CIMA
9 7 (0.58%) MOS
10 2 (0.16%) MCITP
10 2 (0.16%) MCTS
10 2 (0.16%) MCSE
10 2 (0.16%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.16%) HND
10 2 (0.16%) MCP
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.082%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.37%) QA
2 18 (1.48%) Basel III
3 14 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.74%) CRD IV
6 7 (0.58%) SLA
7 6 (0.49%) EMIR
8 5 (0.41%) FINREP
9 4 (0.33%) COREP
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.25%) Basel II
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.082%) P3O
12 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.082%) GAMP
12 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.082%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 12 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.082%) Control-M
Vendors
1 233 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 112 (9.20%) Oracle
3 73 (6.00%) Business Objects
4 36 (2.96%) Cognos
5 32 (2.63%) HP
6 23 (1.89%) SAP
7 19 (1.56%) Sybase
8 17 (1.40%) Hyperion
9 16 (1.31%) Teradata
10 14 (1.15%) Citrix
11 13 (1.07%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.82%) IBM
12 10 (0.82%) Tableau
13 9 (0.74%) Reuters
14 8 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.58%) Lotus
15 7 (0.58%) VMware
16 6 (0.49%) Google
16 6 (0.49%) Cisco
16 6 (0.49%) Adobe
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago