Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 113 166
Rank change year-on-year -10 +53 +5
Contract jobs citing VBA 66 12 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.66% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 1.17% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 7 23
10th Percentile - - £305
25th Percentile - £413 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -36.36% - +15.79%
75th Percentile £613 £613 £650
90th Percentile £700 £675 -
Central London median daily rate £350 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -36.36% - +20.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
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 1,932 1,028 2,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.57% 49.73% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,528 795 1,917
10th Percentile £413 £360 £388
25th Percentile £500 £431 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
10th Percentile £43.45 - £21.00
25th Percentile £48.00 £12.75 £21.17
Median hourly rate £59.25 £14.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +323.21% -70.53% +28.07%
75th Percentile £66.25 £22.00 £52.25
90th Percentile £77.63 £31.15 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £59.25 £18.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +229.17% -50.34% -2.26%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022, 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 49 (74.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (66.67%) SQL
3 43 (65.15%) C#
3 43 (65.15%) Finance
4 39 (59.09%) SQL Server
5 33 (50.00%) .NET
6 32 (48.48%) Data Analysis
7 28 (42.42%) VB
8 27 (40.91%) Oracle
9 25 (37.88%) VB.NET
9 25 (37.88%) .NET Framework
9 25 (37.88%) Oracle Database
10 24 (36.36%) Banking
11 20 (30.30%) Front Office
12 19 (28.79%) T-SQL
13 18 (27.27%) Visual Studio
14 17 (25.76%) SharePoint
15 16 (24.24%) Windows
15 16 (24.24%) QA
15 16 (24.24%) DevOps
16 15 (22.73%) R
17 13 (19.70%) PL/SQL
18 12 (18.18%) C++
18 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
18 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (18.18%) WPF
18 12 (18.18%) Azure
19 10 (15.15%) Swaptions
19 10 (15.15%) Market Risk
19 10 (15.15%) Statistical Analysis

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 17 (25.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (74.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (1.52%) IBM Planning Analytics
1 1 (1.52%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Azure
2 8 (12.12%) GitHub
3 6 (9.09%) Snowflake
4 3 (4.55%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.03%) Nutanix
6 1 (1.52%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) DNS
1 2 (3.03%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (37.88%) Oracle Database
3 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (12.12%) Tableau
5 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.55%) Power BI
8 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.52%) HBase
9 1 (1.52%) MySQL
9 1 (1.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (6.06%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.03%) Subversion
5 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.52%) ER Studio
6 1 (1.52%) ERwin
6 1 (1.52%) GitLab
6 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (65.15%) Finance
2 24 (36.36%) Banking
3 20 (30.30%) Front Office
4 10 (15.15%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (6.06%) Social Skills
6 2 (3.03%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) International Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (68.18%) Developer
2 24 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) SharePoint Developer
4 11 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Qualitative Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) Quantitative Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Market Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Market Risk Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) VBA Developer
8 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Excel Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.00%) .NET
2 25 (37.88%) .NET Framework
3 12 (18.18%) WPF
4 8 (12.12%) XML
5 6 (9.09%) JSON
6 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.55%) REST
8 2 (3.03%) CSS
8 2 (3.03%) HTML
8 2 (3.03%) LDAP
9 1 (1.52%) Bottle
9 1 (1.52%) Django
9 1 (1.52%) Flask
9 1 (1.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Market Risk
1 10 (15.15%) Swaptions
2 7 (10.61%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Replication
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Data Analysis
2 16 (24.24%) DevOps
3 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (15.15%) Model Validation
4 10 (15.15%) OO
4 10 (15.15%) OOP
4 10 (15.15%) Statistical Analysis
5 9 (13.64%) ETL
6 8 (12.12%) Requirements Gathering
7 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Validation
8 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.09%) CI/CD
8 6 (9.09%) Data Architecture
8 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (9.09%) Workflow
9 4 (6.06%) Fintech
9 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (66.67%) SQL
2 43 (65.15%) C#
3 28 (42.42%) VB
4 25 (37.88%) VB.NET
5 19 (28.79%) T-SQL
6 15 (22.73%) R
7 13 (19.70%) PL/SQL
8 12 (18.18%) C++
9 10 (15.15%) C
10 6 (9.09%) Python
11 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
11 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.03%) Java
13 1 (1.52%) HiveQL
13 1 (1.52%) Perl
13 1 (1.52%) Scala
13 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
1 2 (3.03%) Control-M
1 2 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (3.03%) Netcool
1 2 (3.03%) QRadar
1 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Alteryx
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) BMC
5 2 (3.03%) Citrix
5 2 (3.03%) Cognos
5 2 (3.03%) CyberArk
5 2 (3.03%) EMC
5 2 (3.03%) Qualys
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) MarketAxess
6 1 (1.52%) Talend