Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 150 170
Rank change year-on-year +26 +20 -37
Contract jobs citing VBA 13 37 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.82% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.67% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 64
Median daily rate £450 £444 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% -3.27% -3.42%
10th Percentile £413 £259 £268
90th Percentile £550 £650 £538
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.00
Central London median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.00

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 1,133 2,214 3,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.56% 48.84% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1,773 2,904
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £363 £375 £398
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.44% +22.86% +62.79%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.00 £18.43
90th Percentile £32.42 £59.38 £45.05
Median hourly rate £18.73 £36.09 £35.00
% change year-on-year -48.11% +3.11% +62.79%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBA in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VBA in the City of London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBA in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VBA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 4 (30.77%) Market Risk
3 4 (30.77%) R
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Front Office
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Swaptions
4 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) NHS
5 2 (15.38%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (15.38%) PMO

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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (7.69%) AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) HBase
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) HR Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) HR Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Market Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Market Risk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Pricing Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Project Officer
4 2 (15.38%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (15.38%) Qualitative Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Officer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) VBA Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
1 4 (30.77%) Market Risk
2 3 (23.08%) Swaptions
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) Derivative
4 1 (7.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Business Case
3 2 (15.38%) Data Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Greeks
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) R
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) HiveQL
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Talend