Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 124 160
Rank change year-on-year -28 +36 -57
Contract jobs citing VBA 103 142 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 1.97% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 3.75% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 110 64
City of London median daily rate £480 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £284 £275 £302
90th Percentile £711 £690 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £24.49 -
Central London median hourly rate - £24.49 -

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 3,881 3,791 3,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.51% 52.73% 50.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,215 3,169 2,771
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £385 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £660
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2018, 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 88 (85.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (66.02%) SQL
3 48 (46.60%) Finance
4 30 (29.13%) C#
4 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
5 28 (27.18%) Python
6 23 (22.33%) Microsoft
7 22 (21.36%) Front Office
8 20 (19.42%) .NET
9 19 (18.45%) Analytics
10 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (16.50%) Reinsurance
11 16 (15.53%) Windows
11 16 (15.53%) Fixed Income
11 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (14.56%) Equities
12 15 (14.56%) MS Access
12 15 (14.56%) T-SQL
12 15 (14.56%) Derivative
13 14 (13.59%) Asset Management
14 13 (12.62%) Migration
14 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (12.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (12.62%) Tableau
15 12 (11.65%) Data Analysis
16 11 (10.68%) R
16 11 (10.68%) Visualisation
16 11 (10.68%) Degree

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 4 (3.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.97%) Apache
2 1 (0.97%) IIS
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (85.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (12.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (10.68%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Eikon
1 2 (1.94%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) PuTTY
1 7 (6.80%) Skype
1 7 (6.80%) VPN
1 7 (6.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.56%) MS Access
3 13 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.77%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.85%) Power BI
8 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.91%) Biml
9 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.94%) MySQL
10 2 (1.94%) OLAP
10 2 (1.94%) QlikView
11 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.80%) Subversion
3 5 (4.85%) Maven
4 4 (3.88%) JIRA
5 2 (1.94%) RStudio
6 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.97%) ERwin
6 1 (0.97%) MSTest
6 1 (0.97%) NUnit
6 1 (0.97%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.97%) Toad
6 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 48 (46.60%) Finance
2 22 (21.36%) Front Office
3 9 (8.74%) Banking
4 7 (6.80%) Billing
5 6 (5.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (57.28%) Developer
2 32 (31.07%) Analyst
2 32 (31.07%) VBA Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Python Developer
4 13 (12.62%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Excel Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Excel VBA Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Actuarial Developer
5 9 (8.74%) SQL Developer
6 8 (7.77%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Front Office Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Excel Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Report Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) .NET
2 10 (9.71%) .NET Framework
2 10 (9.71%) Entity Framework
2 10 (9.71%) WPF
2 10 (9.71%) XML
3 5 (4.85%) NumPy
3 5 (4.85%) Pandas
4 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.97%) Middleware
5 1 (0.97%) SOAP
5 1 (0.97%) Spring
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Reinsurance
2 16 (15.53%) Fixed Income
3 15 (14.56%) Derivative
3 15 (14.56%) Equities
4 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.74%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.85%) Fintech
8 4 (3.88%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.88%) Market Risk
8 4 (3.88%) Podcast
8 4 (3.88%) Reference Data
8 4 (3.88%) Tandem
9 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.91%) EPoS
9 3 (2.91%) FMCG
10 2 (1.94%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Windows 10
2 8 (7.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) Analytics
2 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.59%) Asset Management
5 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (12.62%) Migration
6 12 (11.65%) Data Analysis
7 11 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (10.68%) Visualisation
8 10 (9.71%) Capital Modelling
9 9 (8.74%) Prototyping
9 9 (8.74%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (7.77%) Investment Management
11 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.80%) Data Science
11 7 (6.80%) Performance Attribution
11 7 (6.80%) Project Management
12 6 (5.83%) Data Management
12 6 (5.83%) ETL
12 6 (5.83%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (66.02%) SQL
2 30 (29.13%) C#
3 28 (27.18%) Python
4 15 (14.56%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
5 11 (10.68%) R
6 6 (5.83%) Java
7 5 (4.85%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.88%) VB
9 3 (2.91%) C++
10 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.97%) C
11 1 (0.97%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.97%) CFA
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.80%) BitLocker
3 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.91%) DFS Replication
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.91%) XenApp
4 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 7 (6.80%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.91%) SafeCom
3 3 (2.91%) SCOM
3 3 (2.91%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.91%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) Tableau
3 10 (9.71%) VMware
4 9 (8.74%) Charles River
5 7 (6.80%) Avaya
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) Dell
5 7 (6.80%) FactSet
5 7 (6.80%) HP
5 7 (6.80%) iManage
5 7 (6.80%) Polycom
5 7 (6.80%) ServiceNow
5 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
6 6 (5.83%) Bloomberg
6 6 (5.83%) Oracle
7 4 (3.88%) Citrix
7 4 (3.88%) GoldenSource
8 3 (2.91%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.91%) McAfee
8 3 (2.91%) Reuters