Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 103 175
Rank change year-on-year +2 +72 -19
Contract jobs citing VBA 78 16 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.13% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% 1.85% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 37
10th Percentile £296 £404 £303
25th Percentile £350 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £463 £525
Median % change year-on-year -17.84% -11.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £506 £656 £625
90th Percentile £728 £675 £703
Central London median daily rate £380 £494 £525
% change year-on-year -23.04% -5.95% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Central London median hourly rate - £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 1,716 865 3,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.83% 48.54% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,333 665 2,521
10th Percentile £405 £366 £400
25th Percentile £481 £438 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £770 £689 £680
Central London median daily rate £588 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +11.90% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
10th Percentile £26.15 £19.23 £15.75
25th Percentile £32.00 £23.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £34.75 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +63.53% -3.41%
75th Percentile £61.56 £39.44 £39.84
90th Percentile £67.98 £44.95 £50.19
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +61.63% -2.27%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 63 (80.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (67.95%) Finance
3 48 (61.54%) SQL
4 36 (46.15%) Data Analysis
5 34 (43.59%) C#
6 27 (34.62%) Python
7 26 (33.33%) R
8 24 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 23 (29.49%) .NET
9 23 (29.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 23 (29.49%) Alteryx
9 23 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (25.64%) Decision-Making
12 19 (24.36%) Degree
13 17 (21.79%) Investment Management
13 17 (21.79%) VB
13 17 (21.79%) Oracle
13 17 (21.79%) Analytics
13 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
14 16 (20.51%) DevOps
14 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (20.51%) Data Science
14 16 (20.51%) Jupyter
14 16 (20.51%) Shiny
14 16 (20.51%) C++
14 16 (20.51%) Front Office
14 16 (20.51%) QlikView
14 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
14 16 (20.51%) Statistics

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 16 (20.51%) Jupyter
2 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 63 (80.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (29.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Maximo
2 1 (1.28%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Azure
2 8 (10.26%) Power Platform
3 7 (8.97%) GitHub
4 6 (7.69%) Snowflake
5 1 (1.28%) AWS
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.28%) GCP
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.51%) QlikView
3 15 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (10.26%) Power BI
7 7 (8.97%) Tableau
8 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
9 4 (5.13%) MySQL
10 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
12 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.28%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (67.95%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (20.51%) Front Office
3 15 (19.23%) Marketing
3 15 (19.23%) Presentation Skills
4 9 (11.54%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (10.26%) Banking
5 8 (10.26%) Social Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Retail
7 2 (2.56%) Billing
7 2 (2.56%) Legal
7 2 (2.56%) Publishing
8 1 (1.28%) International Banking
8 1 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 21 (26.92%) Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Data Scientist
4 14 (17.95%) C# Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Qualitative Analyst
5 11 (14.10%) Quantitative Analyst
6 10 (12.82%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (11.54%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 9 (11.54%) Risk Analyst
8 8 (10.26%) VBA Developer
9 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
10 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Market Risk Analyst
11 5 (6.41%) Excel Developer
11 5 (6.41%) Market Analyst
12 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
12 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Excel VBA Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 4 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) Shiny
3 15 (19.23%) D3.js
4 13 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.26%) XML
6 6 (7.69%) JSON
7 5 (6.41%) WPF
8 3 (3.85%) HTML
9 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.56%) REST
10 1 (1.28%) Bottle
10 1 (1.28%) CSS
10 1 (1.28%) Django
10 1 (1.28%) Flask
10 1 (1.28%) Kafka
10 1 (1.28%) LDAP
10 1 (1.28%) NumPy
10 1 (1.28%) Pandas
10 1 (1.28%) scikit-learn
10 1 (1.28%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Algorithms
1 15 (19.23%) Management Information System
1 15 (19.23%) Social Media
2 9 (11.54%) Credit Risk
2 9 (11.54%) Market Risk
2 9 (11.54%) Swaptions
3 6 (7.69%) Derivative
4 2 (2.56%) Equities
4 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) BYOD
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 23 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (25.64%) Decision-Making
5 17 (21.79%) Analytics
5 17 (21.79%) Investment Management
5 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
6 16 (20.51%) Data Science
6 16 (20.51%) DevOps
6 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
6 16 (20.51%) Statistics
7 15 (19.23%) Asset Management
7 15 (19.23%) B2B
7 15 (19.23%) Bayesian Methods
7 15 (19.23%) CRM
7 15 (19.23%) Data Sharing
7 15 (19.23%) Deep Learning
7 15 (19.23%) Digital Analytics
7 15 (19.23%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (19.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) SQL
2 34 (43.59%) C#
3 27 (34.62%) Python
4 26 (33.33%) R
5 17 (21.79%) VB
6 16 (20.51%) C++
7 15 (19.23%) VB.NET
8 14 (17.95%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.85%) C
10 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) Basel III
2 3 (3.85%) CRD IV
3 2 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) IFRS
4 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
2 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.28%) Netcool
2 1 (1.28%) QRadar
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Alteryx
2 17 (21.79%) Oracle
3 15 (19.23%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.13%) Bloomberg
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) UiPath
7 1 (1.28%) BMC
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.28%) Dataiku
7 1 (1.28%) EMC
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) Qualys
7 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.28%) Splunk
7 1 (1.28%) VMware