Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 164 98
Rank change year-on-year +40 -66 +20
Contract jobs citing VBA 128 86 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.81% 1.30% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.43% 2.59% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 70 169
City of London median daily rate £550 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £263
90th Percentile £688 £538 £638
Central London median daily rate £538 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +26.47% -2.86% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 3731 3325 4275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.64% 50.42% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3097 2800 3584
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 22
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £27.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.39% +5.42% +30.43%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.06 £16.10
90th Percentile £39.10 £55.19 £53.70
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -10.96% +5.42% +30.43%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 78 (60.94%) Finance
2 77 (60.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (53.13%) Banking
4 57 (44.53%) Front Office
5 48 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 44 (34.38%) SQL
7 39 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (26.56%) Derivative
9 32 (25.00%) Asset Management
10 30 (23.44%) Java
10 30 (23.44%) Python
11 29 (22.66%) Relational Database
12 28 (21.88%) RDBMS
12 28 (21.88%) C#
13 27 (21.09%) .NET
13 27 (21.09%) SDLC
14 22 (17.19%) Unit Testing
15 21 (16.41%) Investment Banking
16 20 (15.63%) Fixed Income
16 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
17 18 (14.06%) Oracle
18 15 (11.72%) MS Access
18 15 (11.72%) Analytics
19 14 (10.94%) VB
20 12 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
20 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (8.59%) C++
21 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
22 10 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
22 10 (7.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 3 (2.34%) SAS
1 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (60.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Global One
2 2 (1.56%) Orchestrade
2 2 (1.56%) RMDS
3 1 (0.78%) HFM
3 1 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.78%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.78%) AdWords
2 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.78%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.66%) Relational Database
3 28 (21.88%) RDBMS
4 15 (11.72%) MS Access
5 10 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.56%) Amazon QuickSight
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.56%) Power BI
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) Subversion
3 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.78%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.78%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) Toad
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (60.94%) Finance
2 68 (53.13%) Banking
3 57 (44.53%) Front Office
4 21 (16.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.56%) Local Government
7 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (60.94%) Developer
2 29 (22.66%) Analyst
3 28 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 27 (21.09%) Python Developer
5 24 (18.75%) VBA Developer
6 22 (17.19%) Senior Python Developer
7 20 (15.63%) Front Office Developer
8 18 (14.06%) C# Developer
9 16 (12.50%) Excel Developer
10 14 (10.94%) .NET Developer
10 14 (10.94%) Excel VBA Developer
11 13 (10.16%) Data Analyst
12 12 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
14 9 (7.03%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (5.47%) SQL Analyst
16 6 (4.69%) Access Developer
16 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
16 6 (4.69%) Data Modeller
16 6 (4.69%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.09%) .NET
2 10 (7.81%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.69%) WinForms
4 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.13%) REST
6 3 (2.34%) JSON
6 3 (2.34%) LINQ
6 3 (2.34%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (2.34%) Web Services
6 3 (2.34%) WPF
7 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.56%) CSS
7 2 (1.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.56%) HTML
7 2 (1.56%) MDX
7 2 (1.56%) Middleware
7 2 (1.56%) XML
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.78%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.56%) Derivative
2 20 (15.63%) Fixed Income
3 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (6.25%) Equities
5 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.91%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.34%) NHS
8 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.56%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.78%) Fintech
9 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.78%) RIA
9 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 27 (21.09%) SDLC
4 22 (17.19%) Unit Testing
5 15 (11.72%) Analytics
6 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.25%) Data Analytics
8 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.47%) Mathematics
8 7 (5.47%) OO
8 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.69%) Collateral Management
9 6 (4.69%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.69%) RAD
10 5 (3.91%) MVC
10 5 (3.91%) Project Management
10 5 (3.91%) Scrum
10 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) SQL
2 30 (23.44%) Java
2 30 (23.44%) Python
3 28 (21.88%) C#
4 14 (10.94%) VB
5 11 (8.59%) C++
6 10 (7.81%) R
7 7 (5.47%) C
8 6 (4.69%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
2 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.56%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.78%) ACCA
4 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.78%) CIMA
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.56%) PMO
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) MiFID
3 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.06%) Oracle
3 9 (7.03%) Bloomberg
3 9 (7.03%) Reuters
4 6 (4.69%) Calypso
5 5 (3.91%) Tableau
6 3 (2.34%) Google
6 3 (2.34%) SimCorp
7 2 (1.56%) Cognos
7 2 (1.56%) Sybase
8 1 (0.78%) Ensighten
8 1 (0.78%) Facebook
8 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.78%) Retek
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Sun
8 1 (0.78%) Telerik