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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 121 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -42  
Contract jobs citing VBA 41 44 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 1.31% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 2.69% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 114
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £169 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £578 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 1667 1634 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.09% 48.53% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2865 3846
Median daily rate £515 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £18.50 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.63 £85.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 47 (66.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (61.97%) SQL
3 33 (46.48%) Finance
4 23 (32.39%) Banking
5 19 (26.76%) C#
5 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
6 17 (23.94%) .NET
7 16 (22.54%) Front Office
8 14 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
10 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.68%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (12.68%) VB
10 9 (12.68%) Analytics
10 9 (12.68%) Degree
11 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics
11 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.27%) Oracle
11 8 (11.27%) Asset Management
12 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
12 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
12 7 (9.86%) Java
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
12 7 (9.86%) Bloomberg
12 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (8.45%) Derivative
13 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.45%) Mathematics

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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (66.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Global One
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.41%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.45%) Power BI
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) QlikView
6 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) MS Access
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.41%) Essbase
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) NUnit
2 2 (2.82%) Selenium
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 23 (32.39%) Banking
3 16 (22.54%) Front Office
4 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.63%) Retail
6 3 (4.23%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.41%) Legal
7 1 (1.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Analyst
2 30 (42.25%) Developer
3 13 (18.31%) SQL Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Data Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) VBA Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Excel Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Excel VBA Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Excel Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Report Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) SQL Support Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) WF
4 2 (2.82%) WinForms
4 2 (2.82%) XHTML
4 2 (2.82%) XML
4 2 (2.82%) XSLT
5 1 (1.41%) Flask
5 1 (1.41%) jQuery
5 1 (1.41%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Derivative
3 6 (8.45%) Equities
4 5 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.23%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.41%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.41%) NHS
7 1 (1.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Unix
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (12.68%) Analytics
3 8 (11.27%) Asset Management
3 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics
4 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
6 5 (7.04%) Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.63%) Collateral Management
7 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.63%) ETL
8 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.23%) Data Reconciliation
8 3 (4.23%) DevOps
8 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) SQL
2 19 (26.76%) C#
3 9 (12.68%) VB
4 7 (9.86%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.45%) Python
5 6 (8.45%) R
5 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.63%) C
8 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.82%) XPath
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) Groovy
10 1 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) ACCA
2 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (2.82%) Postgraduate
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) AAT
3 1 (1.41%) CIMA
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Bloomberg
4 5 (7.04%) SimCorp
5 4 (5.63%) Calypso
5 4 (5.63%) Reuters
6 3 (4.23%) Hyperion
6 3 (4.23%) Sybase
7 2 (2.82%) Blue Prism
7 2 (2.82%) SAP
7 2 (2.82%) Tableau
8 1 (1.41%) BISAM
8 1 (1.41%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Kofax
8 1 (1.41%) Sun
8 1 (1.41%) Teradata
8 1 (1.41%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.41%) Virgin Media
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