Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 158 108
Rank change year-on-year +28 -50 -12
Contract jobs citing VBA 129 74 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.82% 1.19% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 2.34% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 59 120
City of London median daily rate £500 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -17.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £295 £263
90th Percentile £688 £555 £701
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £469
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.67% +4.17%
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 3,776 3,166 3,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.23% 50.83% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,192 2,655 2,816
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £656
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 £27.50 £29.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.16% -7.78% +49.10%
10th Percentile £20.30 £16.06 £18.90
90th Percentile £54.03 £55.19 £55.50
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £29.82
% change year-on-year +1.82% -7.78% +49.10%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018, 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 85 (65.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (62.79%) Finance
3 75 (58.14%) Banking
4 63 (48.84%) Front Office
5 57 (44.19%) SQL Server
6 43 (33.33%) SQL
7 37 (28.68%) C#
8 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (25.58%) .NET
10 32 (24.81%) Derivative
11 31 (24.03%) Investment Banking
11 31 (24.03%) Python
12 30 (23.26%) Asset Management
13 28 (21.71%) Java
13 28 (21.71%) SDLC
14 26 (20.16%) Relational Database
15 25 (19.38%) RDBMS
15 25 (19.38%) Microsoft
16 24 (18.60%) Oracle
17 22 (17.05%) Unit Testing
18 21 (16.28%) Fixed Income
18 21 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (14.73%) Risk Management
20 18 (13.95%) .NET Framework
21 16 (12.40%) VB
22 15 (11.63%) MS Access
22 15 (11.63%) Mathematics
23 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
23 14 (10.85%) WinForms
24 13 (10.08%) VB.NET

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 (2.33%) SAS
2 2 (1.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (65.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.78%) RMDS
2 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.78%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.78%) AdWords
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.78%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.16%) Relational Database
3 25 (19.38%) RDBMS
4 15 (11.63%) MS Access
5 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
7 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.55%) Power BI
11 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.78%) GIS
12 1 (0.78%) KDB
12 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) JIRA
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.33%) Subversion
3 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.78%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (62.79%) Finance
2 75 (58.14%) Banking
3 63 (48.84%) Front Office
4 31 (24.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (66.67%) Developer
2 29 (22.48%) C# Developer
2 29 (22.48%) VBA Developer
3 26 (20.16%) Analyst
3 26 (20.16%) Senior Developer
4 23 (17.83%) Python Developer
5 22 (17.05%) Senior Python Developer
6 21 (16.28%) Excel Developer
7 20 (15.50%) .NET Developer
7 20 (15.50%) Excel VBA Developer
8 19 (14.73%) Front Office Developer
9 18 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (9.30%) WinForms Developer
11 10 (7.75%) Data Analyst
12 9 (6.98%) Java Developer
13 8 (6.20%) Junior
13 8 (6.20%) Report Developer
14 7 (5.43%) Junior Excel VBA Developer
14 7 (5.43%) Junior VBA Developer
14 7 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.58%) .NET
2 18 (13.95%) .NET Framework
3 14 (10.85%) WinForms
4 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.33%) COM
5 3 (2.33%) CSS
5 3 (2.33%) HTML
5 3 (2.33%) JSON
5 3 (2.33%) LINQ
5 3 (2.33%) REST
5 3 (2.33%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (2.33%) Web Services
5 3 (2.33%) WPF
5 3 (2.33%) XML
6 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.55%) MDX
7 1 (0.78%) DAO
7 1 (0.78%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.81%) Derivative
2 21 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.28%) Fixed Income
3 13 (10.08%) Market Risk
4 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.65%) Credit Risk
5 6 (4.65%) Equities
6 5 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.33%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.78%) Fintech
9 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.78%) RIA
9 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.33%) Linux
1 3 (2.33%) Unix
2 2 (1.55%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.26%) Asset Management
3 28 (21.71%) SDLC
4 22 (17.05%) Unit Testing
5 19 (14.73%) Risk Management
6 15 (11.63%) Mathematics
7 13 (10.08%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.75%) Analytics
9 9 (6.98%) Statistical Modelling
10 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.20%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.65%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.65%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.65%) RAD
12 5 (3.88%) Migration
12 5 (3.88%) OO
12 5 (3.88%) Project Management
13 4 (3.10%) MVC
13 4 (3.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.33%) SQL
2 37 (28.68%) C#
3 31 (24.03%) Python
4 28 (21.71%) Java
5 16 (12.40%) VB
6 13 (10.08%) VB.NET
7 10 (7.75%) C++
8 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.33%) PHP
9 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.55%) C
10 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.55%) Perl
10 2 (1.55%) R
10 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.55%) MCSE
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.78%) CFA
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) Solvency II
2 4 (3.10%) MiFID
3 3 (2.33%) Basel III
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.33%) EMIR
3 3 (2.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.60%) Oracle
3 5 (3.88%) Tableau
4 3 (2.33%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.33%) Calypso
4 3 (2.33%) Cognos
4 3 (2.33%) Murex
4 3 (2.33%) Reuters
4 3 (2.33%) Sophis
5 2 (1.55%) Google
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) SimCorp
5 2 (1.55%) Sybase
6 1 (0.78%) Ensighten
6 1 (0.78%) Facebook
6 1 (0.78%) Retek
6 1 (0.78%) Sun
6 1 (0.78%) Telerik