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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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 122 104
Rank change year-on-year -56 -18 +89
Contract jobs citing VBA 19 46 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 1.44% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 3.06% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 27
10th Percentile £394 £221 £300
25th Percentile £463 £350 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -17.95%
75th Percentile £688 £503 £584
90th Percentile £719 £697 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -13.51%

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 1,900 1,501 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.82% 46.98% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,439 1,148 1,050
10th Percentile £425 £394 £375
25th Percentile £500 £463 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £719 £660 £625
90th Percentile £813 £738 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 9
10th Percentile £36.25 £23.84 £22.54
25th Percentile £42.75 £25.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +64.06% -16.88% +79.07%
75th Percentile £58.50 £36.38 £56.50
90th Percentile £69.35 £37.75 £58.25
Central London median hourly rate £52.50 £26.50 £36.09
% change year-on-year +98.11% -26.57% +64.03%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) Social Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Data Management
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) MS Access
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Market Risk
7 3 (15.79%) R
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) C++
7 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
8 2 (10.53%) Front Office
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (10.53%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.26%) AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) GCP
2 1 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (5.26%) Nutanix
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) MS Access
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) GIS
4 1 (5.26%) Power BI
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (31.58%) Social Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (10.53%) Front Office
6 1 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (5.26%) International Banking
6 1 (5.26%) Law
6 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) VBA Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Market Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Market Risk Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Pricing Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) GIS Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) GIS Data Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) HR Data Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Qualitative Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) Redux
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (15.79%) Market Risk
3 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (10.53%) Derivative
3 2 (10.53%) Reinsurance
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Equities
4 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Photography
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Swaptions
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Management
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Agile
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Backtesting
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Model Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) R
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) QRadar
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) ESRI
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Qualys
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) VMware