Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 165 124
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -37
Contract jobs citing VBA 101 71 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.16% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 2.32% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 52 89
City of London median daily rate £431 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -19.44% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £300
90th Percentile £641 £499 £740
Central London median daily rate £431 £365 £447
% change year-on-year +18.15% -18.34% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 3,742 3,065 2,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.14% 49.93% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,191 2,524 2,502
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 18
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £26.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.95 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -10.34%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 82 (81.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (62.38%) Finance
3 50 (49.50%) SQL
3 50 (49.50%) Banking
4 43 (42.57%) Front Office
5 37 (36.63%) C#
6 33 (32.67%) SQL Server
7 24 (23.76%) Risk Management
7 24 (23.76%) Investment Banking
8 23 (22.77%) .NET
9 22 (21.78%) Python
10 19 (18.81%) Oracle
11 17 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
11 17 (16.83%) Fixed Income
11 17 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (15.84%) Business Analysis
12 16 (15.84%) Derivative
13 15 (14.85%) VB
13 15 (14.85%) VB.NET
13 15 (14.85%) Java
14 14 (13.86%) .NET Framework
14 14 (13.86%) Mathematics
14 14 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (12.87%) Spreadsheet
15 13 (12.87%) Oracle Database
15 13 (12.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (12.87%) Asset Management
15 13 (12.87%) WinForms
16 11 (10.89%) Data Modelling

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 (2.97%) SAS
2 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (81.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (12.87%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Orchestrade
1 4 (3.96%) RMDS
2 3 (2.97%) Summit
3 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.99%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.98%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (12.87%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.94%) MS Access
4 6 (5.94%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.96%) Power BI
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.98%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.99%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) RStudio
2 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.99%) Subversion
3 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (62.38%) Finance
2 50 (49.50%) Banking
3 43 (42.57%) Front Office
4 24 (23.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.99%) French Language
Job Titles
1 58 (57.43%) Developer
2 31 (30.69%) Analyst
3 24 (23.76%) VBA Developer
4 23 (22.77%) C# Developer
5 18 (17.82%) Excel Developer
5 18 (17.82%) Excel VBA Developer
6 17 (16.83%) .NET Developer
7 15 (14.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (12.87%) WinForms Developer
9 12 (11.88%) Data Analyst
10 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
11 8 (7.92%) Junior
11 8 (7.92%) Report Developer
11 8 (7.92%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (6.93%) Junior Developer
12 7 (6.93%) Junior Excel VBA Developer
12 7 (6.93%) Junior VBA Developer
12 7 (6.93%) SQL Developer
13 6 (5.94%) RAD Developer
14 5 (4.95%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.77%) .NET
2 14 (13.86%) .NET Framework
3 13 (12.87%) WinForms
4 5 (4.95%) Web Services
4 5 (4.95%) XML
5 4 (3.96%) HTML
5 4 (3.96%) WPF
6 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.97%) COM
6 3 (2.97%) CSS
6 3 (2.97%) JSON
6 3 (2.97%) REST
7 2 (1.98%) ADO
7 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.98%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (0.99%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.99%) DAO
8 1 (0.99%) J2EE
8 1 (0.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (16.83%) Fixed Income
2 16 (15.84%) Derivative
3 11 (10.89%) Market Risk
4 10 (9.90%) Management Information System
5 9 (8.91%) Credit Risk
6 5 (4.95%) Equities
7 4 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.97%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.97%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.99%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.99%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Unix
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Risk Management
2 17 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.84%) Business Analysis
4 14 (13.86%) Mathematics
5 13 (12.87%) Asset Management
6 11 (10.89%) Analytics
6 11 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.89%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.91%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.91%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (8.91%) SDLC
8 8 (7.92%) Statistical Modelling
9 7 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.94%) Project Management
10 6 (5.94%) RAD
10 6 (5.94%) Stress Testing
11 5 (4.95%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (4.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) SQL
2 37 (36.63%) C#
3 22 (21.78%) Python
4 15 (14.85%) Java
4 15 (14.85%) VB
4 15 (14.85%) VB.NET
5 11 (10.89%) R
6 5 (4.95%) C++
6 5 (4.95%) Ruby
6 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.96%) C
8 3 (2.97%) PHP
9 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) MCSE
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.99%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.97%) Basel III
2 3 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.97%) EMIR
2 3 (2.97%) FATCA
2 3 (2.97%) MiFID
2 3 (2.97%) PMO
3 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.99%) IFRS
4 1 (0.99%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Oracle
2 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.91%) Bloomberg
3 9 (8.91%) Tableau
4 8 (7.92%) Calypso
5 7 (6.93%) Reuters
6 4 (3.96%) Cognos
7 3 (2.97%) Murex
7 3 (2.97%) Sophis
8 2 (1.98%) Google
8 2 (1.98%) SAP
8 2 (1.98%) SimCorp
8 2 (1.98%) Sybase
9 1 (0.99%) FactSet
9 1 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.99%) Retek