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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 107 80
Rank change year-on-year -25 -27  
Contract jobs citing VBA 30 52 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.54% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 3.31% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 42 101
Median daily rate £375 £434 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.54% -3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £301 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £710 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.49 £17.38 £22.56
% change year-on-year +144.53% -22.98%  

VBA is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1500 1573 2232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.83% 46.47% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1332 1797
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 42 (61.76%) SQL
2 41 (60.29%) Finance
3 29 (42.65%) MS Excel
4 22 (32.35%) C#
4 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 21 (30.88%) .NET
6 20 (29.41%) Oracle
7 17 (25.00%) Front Office
7 17 (25.00%) Banking
8 14 (20.59%) Degree
9 13 (19.12%) VB
10 12 (17.65%) VB.NET
10 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
10 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
11 11 (16.18%) .NET Framework
11 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (13.24%) Investment Banking
12 9 (13.24%) WinForms
12 9 (13.24%) Java
12 9 (13.24%) Python
12 9 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (11.76%) MS Office
14 7 (10.29%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
14 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
14 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (5.88%) SAS
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (42.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Global One
1 2 (2.94%) Relativity
1 2 (2.94%) Ringtail
1 2 (2.94%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (1.47%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (10.29%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (7.35%) MS Access
7 5 (7.35%) Power BI
7 5 (7.35%) QlikView
8 4 (5.88%) Data Mining
9 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
9 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.94%) EDRMS
10 2 (2.94%) Oracle Smart View
11 1 (1.47%) Essbase
11 1 (1.47%) OLAP
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.47%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.41%) Build Forge
2 3 (4.41%) CruiseControl
2 3 (4.41%) Hudson
3 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (60.29%) Finance
2 17 (25.00%) Banking
2 17 (25.00%) Front Office
3 9 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Developer
2 26 (38.24%) Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) VBA Developer
4 11 (16.18%) SQL Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) .NET Developer
6 9 (13.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (13.24%) C# Developer
6 9 (13.24%) WinForms Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Data Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Excel Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Excel VBA Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Report Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) SQL Data Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) SSIS Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 11 (16.18%) .NET Framework
3 9 (13.24%) WinForms
4 4 (5.88%) Web Services
5 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.41%) J2EE
5 3 (4.41%) JPA
5 3 (4.41%) JSON
5 3 (4.41%) JSP
5 3 (4.41%) REST
5 3 (4.41%) Spring
5 3 (4.41%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (4.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) Flask
7 1 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Derivative
4 3 (4.41%) Equities
4 3 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.47%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
2 9 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
4 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (7.35%) Analytics
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.88%) ETL
6 4 (5.88%) Migration
6 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.41%) Data Analytics
7 3 (4.41%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
7 3 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (4.41%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.41%) MVC
7 3 (4.41%) TDD
7 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 42 (61.76%) SQL
2 22 (32.35%) C#
3 13 (19.12%) VB
4 12 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 9 (13.24%) Java
5 9 (13.24%) Python
6 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.41%) C
9 2 (2.94%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ACCA
3 1 (1.47%) AAT
3 1 (1.47%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.94%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) IFRS
3 1 (1.47%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) EnCase
1 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Bloomberg
3 3 (4.41%) Sybase
3 3 (4.41%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.94%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.94%) Nuix
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) SimCorp
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec
4 2 (2.94%) Teradata
4 2 (2.94%) Workday
5 1 (1.47%) Kofax
5 1 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.47%) Murex
5 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.47%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.47%) Virgin Media
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Paw Associates Ltd
Rate: £Market Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago