The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 198 182 126
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -56
Contract jobs citing VBA 639 605 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.15% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 2.95% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 370 591
Average daily rate
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£352 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 15
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £11.20 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.12 £26.20 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%

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
21680 20490 20870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.20% 38.90% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14326 13135 12388
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 563 735
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.37 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 565 £365 -4.57% 176
London -20 309 £400 -11.11% 97
City of London -3 100 £470 -6.00% 47
South East -7 62 £355 +12.69% 26
Scotland +10 57 £340 +13.33% 6
North West +20 46 £298 +22.68% 9
South West -15 43 £333 -0.37% 11
Bristol -13 32 £375 -2.59% 7
West Midlands -16 30 £288 +8.49% 10
Glasgow -8 26 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England -28 25 £275 -8.33% 8
Manchester +7 23 £290 +19.58% 5
Yorkshire -12 19 £275 -4.34% 12
East Midlands +6 17 £313 +25.00% 3
Hampshire -18 16 £330 -14.83% 5
Berkshire +21 15 £293 +3.53% 10
Birmingham +6 13 £155 -40.95% 1
Lancashire -8 11 £350 - 2
North East -24 11 £375 - 2
Edinburgh -6 10 £350 +18.64% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 10 £300 -6.25% 1
West Yorkshire -24 9 £275 - 9
Tyne and Wear - 9 £375 - 1
Stirling - 9 £384 -
South Yorkshire +13 8 £178 - 2
Derbyshire +6 8 £341 +184.37% 1
Surrey -6 8 £265 +32.25% 4
Milton Keynes -6 8 £300 -6.97% 1
Wales -17 8 £325 -27.77% 2
Gloucestershire -13 7 £300 -29.41%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 665 (53.72%) SQL
2 439 (35.46%) Finance
3 419 (33.84%) MS Excel
4 320 (25.85%) Microsoft
5 319 (25.77%) SQL Server
6 287 (23.18%) Banking
7 238 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
8 186 (15.02%) MS Office
9 182 (14.70%) C#
10 178 (14.38%) .NET
11 154 (12.44%) MS Access
12 148 (11.95%) VB
13 147 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
14 127 (10.26%) Degree
15 125 (10.10%) Data Analysis
16 120 (9.69%) Windows
16 120 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 117 (9.45%) Oracle
18 112 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
19 108 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 104 (8.40%) Front Office
21 102 (8.24%) Analytics
22 98 (7.92%) Java
23 95 (7.67%) Security Cleared
24 94 (7.59%) SharePoint
25 93 (7.51%) Project Management
26 88 (7.11%) SAS
26 88 (7.11%) T-SQL
26 88 (7.11%) Investment Banking
27 87 (7.03%) Migration

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 94 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 88 (7.11%) SAS
3 28 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (1.37%) MS Project Server
5 13 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.89%) CMS
6 11 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.65%) Confluence
8 7 (0.57%) JBoss
8 7 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 419 (33.84%) MS Excel
2 186 (15.02%) MS Office
3 86 (6.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
5 31 (2.50%) MS Project
6 28 (2.26%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.29%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.73%) SPSS
9 7 (0.57%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.16%) FastStats
11 1 (0.081%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.081%) CATIA
11 1 (0.081%) Stata
11 1 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.37%) ResourceLink
2 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.32%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.94%) SaaS
2 17 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.081%) Office 365
3 1 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.081%) Taleo
3 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.081%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.13%) Firewall
3 11 (0.89%) SAN
4 10 (0.81%) VPN
4 10 (0.81%) DNS
4 10 (0.81%) SNMP
4 10 (0.81%) VLAN
4 10 (0.81%) iSCSI
4 10 (0.81%) FCoE
4 10 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (0.81%) Multicast
5 5 (0.40%) LTE
5 5 (0.40%) UMTS
5 5 (0.40%) WAN
5 5 (0.40%) Intranet
5 5 (0.40%) Internet
5 5 (0.40%) 3G
6 4 (0.32%) GSM
6 4 (0.32%) LAN
6 4 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 154 (12.44%) MS Access
3 120 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 112 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 108 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 87 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (5.74%) Relational Database
8 60 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 44 (3.55%) QlikView
10 39 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (2.10%) Oracle Database
12 26 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
13 19 (1.53%) OLAP
14 16 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.21%) DTS
15 15 (1.21%) Data Mining
15 15 (1.21%) MySQL
16 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.97%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 25 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.13%) Toad
3 11 (0.89%) JIRA
4 10 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (0.57%) JUnit
5 7 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.57%) Subversion
6 5 (0.40%) Maven
6 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.32%) jMock
7 4 (0.32%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.24%) Build Forge
8 3 (0.24%) Hudson
8 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.16%) Moq
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 439 (35.46%) Finance
2 287 (23.18%) Banking
3 104 (8.40%) Front Office
4 88 (7.11%) Investment Banking
5 61 (4.93%) Retail
6 29 (2.34%) Marketing
7 26 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.05%) Publishing
11 12 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.97%) Legal
11 12 (0.97%) Billing
12 10 (0.81%) Back Office
13 8 (0.65%) Military
14 7 (0.57%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.40%) Automotive
15 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 549 (44.35%) Developer
2 500 (40.39%) Analyst
3 142 (11.47%) VBA Developer
4 131 (10.58%) Data Analyst
5 122 (9.85%) Excel Developer
6 87 (7.03%) Business Analyst
7 80 (6.46%) SQL Developer
8 72 (5.82%) MI Analyst
9 68 (5.49%) Excel VBA Developer
10 50 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 35 (2.83%) Analyst Developer
12 31 (2.50%) C# Developer
12 31 (2.50%) Report Analyst
13 29 (2.34%) Senior Developer
14 28 (2.26%) Architect
15 27 (2.18%) Technical Analyst
16 25 (2.02%) Access Developer
16 25 (2.02%) MI Developer
17 24 (1.94%) Consultant
17 24 (1.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (14.38%) .NET
2 71 (5.74%) XML
3 55 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 47 (3.80%) HTML
5 40 (3.23%) Web Services
6 32 (2.58%) CSS
7 20 (1.62%) MDX
8 17 (1.37%) WPF
9 16 (1.29%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.21%) J2EE
11 14 (1.13%) JSP
11 14 (1.13%) Hibernate
12 13 (1.05%) EJB
12 13 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (0.97%) WCF
14 11 (0.89%) WinForms
14 11 (0.89%) jQuery
14 11 (0.89%) Servlets
14 11 (0.89%) DHTML
14 11 (0.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 238 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.49%) Fixed Income
3 55 (4.44%) Derivative
4 39 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.07%) Statistics
5 38 (3.07%) Mathematics
6 34 (2.75%) Market Risk
7 31 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.26%) Equities
9 27 (2.18%) Visualisation
10 26 (2.10%) Credit Risk
11 25 (2.02%) NHS
12 22 (1.78%) Data Extraction
13 19 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 19 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.53%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.29%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.89%) User Experience
15 11 (0.89%) Data Conversion
16 10 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.69%) Windows
2 39 (3.15%) Linux
3 38 (3.07%) Windows 7
4 33 (2.67%) UNIX
5 22 (1.78%) Windows XP
6 20 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.40%) Solaris
10 4 (0.32%) SUSE
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (10.10%) Data Analysis
3 102 (8.24%) Analytics
4 93 (7.51%) Project Management
5 87 (7.03%) Migration
6 84 (6.79%) Data Modelling
7 77 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (5.57%) ETL
10 62 (5.01%) Business Analysis
11 52 (4.20%) Data Management
12 51 (4.12%) Asset Management
13 46 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (3.39%) RAD
15 40 (3.23%) Risk Management
16 38 (3.07%) OO
17 35 (2.83%) Investment Management
18 33 (2.67%) Validation
19 31 (2.50%) Unit Testing
19 31 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 665 (53.72%) SQL
2 182 (14.70%) C#
3 148 (11.95%) VB
4 98 (7.92%) Java
5 88 (7.11%) T-SQL
6 65 (5.25%) PL/SQL
7 60 (4.85%) VB.NET
8 51 (4.12%) JavaScript
9 47 (3.80%) VBScript
10 43 (3.47%) C++
11 34 (2.75%) Python
12 33 (2.67%) Perl
13 25 (2.02%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.94%) VB6
14 24 (1.94%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.05%) C
16 7 (0.57%) R
17 5 (0.40%) VC++
17 5 (0.40%) SAS Macro
18 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (10.26%) Degree
2 95 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 80 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (1.78%) MOS
7 21 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.81%) PhD
10 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.65%) ACCA
11 8 (0.65%) ISEB
11 8 (0.65%) MCSE
12 7 (0.57%) MCSD
12 7 (0.57%) CIMA
12 7 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.40%) MCP
14 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.79%) QA
2 18 (1.45%) SLA
3 7 (0.57%) Basel III
4 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) Basel II
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) P3O
7 2 (0.16%) EMIR
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.081%) MiFID
8 1 (0.081%) FATCA
8 1 (0.081%) COREP
System Software
1 39 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.81%) NFS
3 10 (0.81%) vSphere
3 10 (0.81%) vCloud
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Server
4 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.24%) XenApp
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.081%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.081%) RACF
6 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (0.48%) Control-M
4 5 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.32%) SCCM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.081%) SCOM
7 1 (0.081%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.081%) Foglight
Vendors
1 320 (25.85%) Microsoft
2 117 (9.45%) Oracle
3 78 (6.30%) SAP
4 55 (4.44%) Business Objects
5 52 (4.20%) HP
6 36 (2.91%) Sybase
7 27 (2.18%) Tableau
8 26 (2.10%) Teradata
9 23 (1.86%) Cognos
10 18 (1.45%) IBM
10 18 (1.45%) VMware
11 17 (1.37%) webMethods
11 17 (1.37%) Dell
11 17 (1.37%) Software AG
12 16 (1.29%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.97%) EMC
13 12 (0.97%) Cisco
14 11 (0.89%) Citrix
14 11 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (0.89%) Bloomberg
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