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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 193 189 130
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -59
Contract jobs citing VBA 624 610 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.16% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 2.97% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 379 586
Average daily rate
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£365 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £23.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%

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 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
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 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -16 539 £375 -11.76% 167
London -29 294 £425 -5.55% 79
City of London -27 92 £475 - 33
Scotland +13 67 £327 +8.85% 3
North West +33 52 £275 +29.41% 18
South East +3 48 £355 -11.25% 15
South West -29 42 £340 -11.11% 12
Glasgow -3 36 £331 +10.41% 1
West Midlands -8 32 £300 +13.20% 8
Bristol +1 31 £358 -10.62% 8
Manchester +8 25 £255 +24.39% 5
Yorkshire +6 21 £450 +100.00% 18
East of England -17 20 £213 -21.29% 9
Lancashire - 18 £525 - 4
West Yorkshire +10 17 £475 +126.19% 16
Edinburgh +1 16 £325 +13.04% 1
Preston - 15 £525 - 2
East Midlands +1 13 £313 +31.57% 7
Hampshire -17 12 £328 -18.12% 4
Berkshire +13 11 £288 -16.66% 2
Birmingham +3 11 £425 +60.37% 2
Wales -14 10 £325 +51.86% 5
North East -27 10 £375 +114.28% 1
Coventry +2 8 £300 +114.28% 1
Essex -3 8 £186 -31.01% 2
South Wales -4 8 £325 -13.33% 5
Surrey -7 8 £454 +39.61% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 8 £375 +114.28%
Stockport - 7 £220 -
Warwickshire -6 6 £288 +4.54%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 675 (53.44%) SQL
2 464 (36.74%) Finance
3 419 (33.17%) MS Excel
4 327 (25.89%) SQL Server
5 303 (23.99%) Microsoft
6 302 (23.91%) Banking
7 224 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
8 185 (14.65%) C#
9 173 (13.70%) .NET
10 171 (13.54%) MS Office
11 155 (12.27%) MS Access
12 150 (11.88%) VB
13 134 (10.61%) Degree
14 131 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
15 126 (9.98%) Windows
16 125 (9.90%) Oracle
17 120 (9.50%) SQL Server 2008
18 117 (9.26%) Data Analysis
19 112 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 112 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 108 (8.55%) Migration
21 107 (8.47%) Front Office
22 104 (8.23%) Analytics
23 103 (8.16%) SharePoint
24 101 (8.00%) Java
25 98 (7.76%) Investment Banking
26 90 (7.13%) T-SQL
27 87 (6.89%) SAS
28 86 (6.81%) Security Cleared
29 85 (6.73%) Data Warehouse

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 103 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 87 (6.89%) SAS
3 21 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.95%) MS Project Server
6 11 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.79%) Confluence
7 10 (0.79%) CMS
8 7 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 419 (33.17%) MS Excel
2 171 (13.54%) MS Office
3 72 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (4.75%) Spreadsheet
5 30 (2.38%) MS Project
6 22 (1.74%) MS Visio
7 14 (1.11%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.63%) SPSS
9 7 (0.55%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.16%) FastStats
11 1 (0.079%) Stata
11 1 (0.079%) CATIA
11 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.079%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 17 (1.35%) ResourceLink
2 11 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
4 9 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.48%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.32%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.24%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.74%) SaaS
2 17 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.079%) Taleo
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.03%) Firewall
3 12 (0.95%) DNS
4 10 (0.79%) Multicast
4 10 (0.79%) FCoE
4 10 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (0.79%) VLAN
4 10 (0.79%) iSCSI
4 10 (0.79%) SAN
4 10 (0.79%) SNMP
4 10 (0.79%) VPN
5 6 (0.48%) Internet
6 5 (0.40%) Softphone
6 5 (0.40%) LDAP
6 5 (0.40%) UMTS
6 5 (0.40%) 3G
6 5 (0.40%) LTE
7 4 (0.32%) WAN
7 4 (0.32%) GSM
7 4 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 155 (12.27%) MS Access
3 120 (9.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 112 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 112 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (6.02%) Relational Database
7 55 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 37 (2.93%) QlikView
9 33 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (2.30%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
13 20 (1.58%) MySQL
14 15 (1.19%) DTS
14 15 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.03%) OLAP
16 12 (0.95%) Ingres
17 11 (0.87%) Essbase
18 10 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 23 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.19%) Toad
3 12 (0.95%) JIRA
4 10 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.79%) Subversion
5 9 (0.71%) JUnit
5 9 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.55%) Maven
7 6 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.40%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.32%) jMock
9 4 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.24%) NUnit
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.24%) Selenium
10 3 (0.24%) Moq
10 3 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 464 (36.74%) Finance
2 302 (23.91%) Banking
3 107 (8.47%) Front Office
4 98 (7.76%) Investment Banking
5 57 (4.51%) Retail
6 29 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.06%) Marketing
8 21 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 13 (1.03%) Back Office
10 13 (1.03%) Billing
11 12 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.95%) Publishing
12 11 (0.87%) Legal
13 9 (0.71%) Military
13 9 (0.71%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.55%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 575 (45.53%) Developer
2 498 (39.43%) Analyst
3 154 (12.19%) VBA Developer
4 134 (10.61%) Excel Developer
5 129 (10.21%) Data Analyst
6 88 (6.97%) Business Analyst
7 79 (6.25%) MI Analyst
8 78 (6.18%) Excel VBA Developer
9 74 (5.86%) SQL Developer
10 42 (3.33%) Support Analyst
11 39 (3.09%) C# Developer
12 37 (2.93%) Analyst Developer
13 34 (2.69%) Access Developer
14 33 (2.61%) .NET Developer
15 29 (2.30%) Senior Developer
15 29 (2.30%) MI Developer
16 27 (2.14%) Architect
17 25 (1.98%) Consultant
17 25 (1.98%) Technical Analyst
18 23 (1.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (13.70%) .NET
2 77 (6.10%) XML
3 54 (4.28%) ASP.NET
4 48 (3.80%) HTML
5 45 (3.56%) Web Services
6 33 (2.61%) CSS
7 23 (1.82%) WPF
8 20 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 17 (1.35%) J2EE
10 16 (1.27%) MDX
10 16 (1.27%) WCF
10 16 (1.27%) Middleware
10 16 (1.27%) WinForms
10 16 (1.27%) Hibernate
11 15 (1.19%) EJB
12 14 (1.11%) JSP
13 13 (1.03%) XSL
13 13 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (0.95%) jQuery
15 11 (0.87%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 224 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.94%) Fixed Income
3 59 (4.67%) Derivative
4 42 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.17%) Mathematics
6 37 (2.93%) Statistics
7 33 (2.61%) Market Risk
8 31 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.30%) Equities
10 25 (1.98%) Credit Risk
10 25 (1.98%) Data Extraction
11 23 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.74%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 19 (1.50%) Mainframe
14 19 (1.50%) NHS
15 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.79%) User Experience
16 10 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.79%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 126 (9.98%) Windows
2 44 (3.48%) Windows 7
3 40 (3.17%) UNIX
3 40 (3.17%) Linux
4 25 (1.98%) Windows XP
5 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.32%) Solaris
8 4 (0.32%) SUSE
9 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.079%) AIX
10 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (9.26%) Data Analysis
3 108 (8.55%) Migration
4 104 (8.23%) Analytics
5 85 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (6.57%) Project Management
7 77 (6.10%) Business Analysis
8 74 (5.86%) Data Modelling
9 73 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (5.38%) ETL
11 60 (4.75%) Asset Management
12 51 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (3.64%) Risk Management
14 45 (3.56%) Data Management
15 40 (3.17%) Investment Management
16 39 (3.09%) Quality Management
17 34 (2.69%) Data Migration
17 34 (2.69%) Validation
17 34 (2.69%) OO
17 34 (2.69%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 675 (53.44%) SQL
2 185 (14.65%) C#
3 150 (11.88%) VB
4 101 (8.00%) Java
5 90 (7.13%) T-SQL
6 64 (5.07%) PL/SQL
7 61 (4.83%) JavaScript
8 59 (4.67%) C++
9 50 (3.96%) VB.NET
10 48 (3.80%) VBScript
11 41 (3.25%) Python
12 39 (3.09%) Perl
13 28 (2.22%) VB6
14 24 (1.90%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.74%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.11%) C
17 9 (0.71%) VC++
18 8 (0.63%) R
19 6 (0.48%) MATLAB
20 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (10.61%) Degree
2 86 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 73 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.69%) ISTQB
5 26 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (1.90%) MOS
6 24 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.43%) PhD
8 8 (0.63%) ACCA
9 7 (0.55%) CIMA
9 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.55%) ISEB
9 7 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.40%) MCSD
12 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.32%) MCSE
13 3 (0.24%) MCP
13 3 (0.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.33%) QA
2 12 (0.95%) SLA
3 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.63%) Basel III
5 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.16%) Basel II
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.079%) MiFID
8 1 (0.079%) P3O
8 1 (0.079%) COREP
8 1 (0.079%) FINREP
8 1 (0.079%) CRD IV
System Software
1 33 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.79%) vCloud
3 10 (0.79%) vSphere
3 10 (0.79%) NFS
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 (0.079%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.079%) RACF
6 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (0.48%) SCCM
4 5 (0.40%) Control-M
5 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.079%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.079%) Foglight
7 1 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.079%) SCOM
Vendors
1 303 (23.99%) Microsoft
2 125 (9.90%) Oracle
3 75 (5.94%) SAP
4 59 (4.67%) HP
5 55 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 43 (3.40%) Sybase
7 23 (1.82%) Teradata
8 22 (1.74%) Cognos
9 20 (1.58%) Tableau
10 19 (1.50%) IBM
11 18 (1.43%) VMware
12 17 (1.35%) webMethods
12 17 (1.35%) Dell
12 17 (1.35%) Software AG
13 15 (1.19%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.03%) EMC
14 13 (1.03%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
15 12 (0.95%) Cisco
16 11 (0.87%) Citrix
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