Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 170 137
Rank change year-on-year +4 -33 -48
Contract jobs citing VBA 87 68 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 1.10% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 2.19% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 81
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.91% -1.33%
10th Percentile £325 £225 £300
90th Percentile £585 £565 £638
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £434
% change year-on-year +6.25% -7.78% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 3,624 3,104 3,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.60% 49.98% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,047 2,516 2,621
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £329 £313
90th Percentile £694 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 12
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +0.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £39.70 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018, 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 69 (79.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (72.41%) SQL
3 48 (55.17%) Finance
4 45 (51.72%) C#
5 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 29 (33.33%) .NET
5 29 (33.33%) Front Office
6 27 (31.03%) Banking
7 25 (28.74%) Analytics
8 21 (24.14%) R
9 20 (22.99%) VB.NET
10 18 (20.69%) Python
11 17 (19.54%) T-SQL
11 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (17.24%) Data Analytics
14 14 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.09%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (14.94%) Oracle
15 13 (14.94%) Spreadsheet
16 12 (13.79%) Derivative
16 12 (13.79%) Java
16 12 (13.79%) Investment Banking
17 11 (12.64%) Risk Management
18 10 (11.49%) Fixed Income
18 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
18 10 (11.49%) VB
18 10 (11.49%) Bloomberg

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 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 69 (79.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (14.94%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Orchestrade
1 3 (3.45%) RMDS
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.05%) Power BI
5 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.60%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.30%) MS Access
7 2 (2.30%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (2.30%) QlikView
7 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) RStudio
2 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.30%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) Maven
3 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.15%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (55.17%) Finance
2 29 (33.33%) Front Office
3 27 (31.03%) Banking
4 12 (13.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.75%) Marketing
6 3 (3.45%) Advertising
6 3 (3.45%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.15%) French Language
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (55.17%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Analyst
2 23 (26.44%) VBA Developer
3 20 (22.99%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Excel Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Excel VBA Developer
4 16 (18.39%) SQL Developer
5 14 (16.09%) .NET Developer
6 13 (14.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Analytics Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Data Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Data Modeller
8 6 (6.90%) RAD Developer
8 6 (6.90%) WinForms Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.90%) WinForms
4 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 4 (4.60%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) REST
5 2 (2.30%) WPF
6 1 (1.15%) ADO
6 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.15%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) HTML5
6 1 (1.15%) JMS
6 1 (1.15%) Middleware
6 1 (1.15%) Node.js
6 1 (1.15%) React
6 1 (1.15%) RESTful
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (13.79%) Derivative
3 10 (11.49%) Fixed Income
4 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.45%) Credit Risk
7 3 (3.45%) Equities
8 2 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.15%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Analytics
2 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.24%) Data Analytics
4 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (12.64%) Risk Management
6 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
7 9 (10.34%) Asset Management
8 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.20%) Mathematics
8 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.90%) Collateral Management
10 6 (6.90%) RAD
10 6 (6.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (6.90%) SDLC
11 5 (5.75%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.75%) Migration
11 5 (5.75%) Time Management
11 5 (5.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 63 (72.41%) SQL
2 45 (51.72%) C#
3 21 (24.14%) R
4 20 (22.99%) VB.NET
5 18 (20.69%) Python
6 17 (19.54%) T-SQL
7 12 (13.79%) Java
8 10 (11.49%) VB
9 6 (6.90%) Ruby
10 5 (5.75%) C
11 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
11 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.45%) VBScript
13 2 (2.30%) C++
14 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.15%) MBA
2 1 (1.15%) MCSE
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) PMO
2 4 (4.60%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.15%) IFRS
4 1 (1.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) Bloomberg
4 8 (9.20%) Reuters
4 8 (9.20%) Tableau
5 6 (6.90%) Calypso
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix
6 3 (3.45%) Google
7 2 (2.30%) SimCorp
7 2 (2.30%) Sybase
8 1 (1.15%) Cognos
8 1 (1.15%) Darktrace
8 1 (1.15%) FactSet
8 1 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.15%) TIBCO