Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VBA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VBA over the 6 months to 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 148 134
Rank change year-on-year -31 -14 +23
Contract jobs citing VBA 47 106 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 1.50% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 2.77% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 74 90
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +29.41%
10th Percentile £250 £287 £312
90th Percentile £695 £705 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £531
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.59% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £24.50 - £24.49
10th Percentile £21.00 - £23.11
90th Percentile £31.50 - £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 - £24.49

VBA is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,948 3,822 3,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.11% 54.21% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,389 3,192 3,090
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £397 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
City of London median hourly rate £36.28 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +72.51% -21.82%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £13.32
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £37.80
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £22.99
% change year-on-year -15.07% +61.31% -16.39%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
VBA
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (57.45%) Finance
3 24 (51.06%) SQL
4 17 (36.17%) C#
5 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
6 15 (31.91%) Python
7 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
8 10 (21.28%) Windows
9 9 (19.15%) .NET
9 9 (19.15%) Front Office
10 8 (17.02%) Migration
11 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (14.89%) Java
11 7 (14.89%) Oracle
11 7 (14.89%) R
12 6 (12.77%) Tableau
12 6 (12.77%) Power BI
12 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (12.77%) Power Platform
12 6 (12.77%) QA
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
12 6 (12.77%) VB
12 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
13 5 (10.64%) MS Access
13 5 (10.64%) C++
13 5 (10.64%) XML
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (10.64%) Banking

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.26%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) Jetty
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (6.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Power Platform
2 5 (10.64%) Azure
3 2 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) Power BI
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (10.64%) MS Access
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) MySQL
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Ant
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.26%) FishEye
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Gradle
3 2 (4.26%) Hudson
3 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
3 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
3 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
3 2 (4.26%) Poseidon for UML
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (57.45%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Front Office
3 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
4 5 (10.64%) Banking
5 4 (8.51%) Public Sector
6 3 (6.38%) Law
7 2 (4.26%) Retail
8 1 (2.13%) Billing
8 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) C# Developer
3 11 (23.40%) VBA Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Excel Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Excel VBA Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Data Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Front Office Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Report Developer
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (6.38%) Access Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Excel Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Programmer
9 3 (6.38%) RAD Developer
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Programmer
9 3 (6.38%) VBA Programmer
10 2 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.64%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.51%) WPF
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) React
4 3 (6.38%) WinForms
5 2 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Camel
5 2 (4.26%) GWT
5 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) JMS
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) Node.js
5 2 (4.26%) Play Framework
5 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.51%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.38%) Derivative
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Equities
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
4 2 (4.26%) Debian
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
4 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.51%) OO
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.38%) ETL
6 3 (6.38%) OOP
6 3 (6.38%) RAD
6 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 3 (6.38%) TDD
6 3 (6.38%) Time Management
7 2 (4.26%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (4.26%) Kanban
7 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 17 (36.17%) C#
3 15 (31.91%) Python
4 7 (14.89%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) R
5 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.77%) VB
6 5 (10.64%) C++
7 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.26%) Clojure
8 2 (4.26%) ClojureScript
8 2 (4.26%) Groovy
8 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 2 (4.26%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 6 (12.77%) Tableau
4 4 (8.51%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.26%) Alteryx
5 2 (4.26%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.26%) Hortonworks
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.26%) Reuters
5 2 (4.26%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) FactSet
6 1 (2.13%) SAP