Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 178 153
Rank change year-on-year +83 -25 -16
Contract jobs citing VBA 16 54 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.91% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 1.80% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 72
Median daily rate £463 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.84% +9.21% -13.64%
10th Percentile £413 £276 £301
90th Percentile £668 £714 £713
Central London median daily rate £463 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -11.90% +10.53% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year -10.20% - -

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 882 3,007 3,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.84% 50.63% 54.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 2,451 3,181
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £357 £400 £375
90th Percentile £698 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £29.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +50.84% +37.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.17 £17.70
90th Percentile £39.40 £55.50 £52.95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +59.09% -4.32%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020, 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 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (18.75%) Front Office
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) PMO
7 2 (12.50%) Power Platform
7 2 (12.50%) Refinitiv
7 2 (12.50%) Business Case
7 2 (12.50%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Office 365
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Power BI
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
1 2 (12.50%) Power Platform
2 1 (6.25%) AWS
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Functions
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Stack
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
2 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (12.50%) Power BI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
3 3 (18.75%) Front Office
4 2 (12.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Access Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Access VBA Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Excel VBA Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Officer
4 2 (12.50%) VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HR Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) HR Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Pricing Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) VBA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.25%) React
4 1 (6.25%) Redux
4 1 (6.25%) SignalR
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Business Case
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Cash Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Bloomberg
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos
1 2 (12.50%) Refinitiv
2 1 (6.25%) Alteryx
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP