Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 153 154
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -53
Contract jobs citing VBA 93 90 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.36% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 2.65% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 75
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £324 £263 £300
90th Percentile £750 £636 £559
Central London median daily rate £500 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -2.30%
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 3,748 3,401 3,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.43% 51.45% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,117 2,722 2,751
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +21.01% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £15.16
90th Percentile £50.48 £36.73 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +49.18% -24.00%

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 August 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 20 August 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 72 (77.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (63.44%) SQL
3 52 (55.91%) Finance
4 43 (46.24%) C#
5 34 (36.56%) SQL Server
6 32 (34.41%) Python
7 30 (32.26%) Front Office
8 26 (27.96%) Analytics
9 25 (26.88%) .NET
10 23 (24.73%) R
11 21 (22.58%) Banking
12 20 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
13 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (18.28%) Derivative
15 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (17.20%) VB.NET
15 16 (17.20%) T-SQL
16 15 (16.13%) Java
16 15 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (15.05%) Data Analytics
17 14 (15.05%) Spreadsheet
18 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 11 (11.83%) Migration
19 11 (11.83%) Bloomberg
19 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
20 10 (10.75%) Oracle
20 10 (10.75%) Windows
20 10 (10.75%) Asset Management
21 9 (9.68%) Software Engineering

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 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (77.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (15.05%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.15%) Eikon
1 2 (2.15%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Orchestrade
2 1 (1.08%) RMDS
2 1 (1.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (36.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
5 9 (9.68%) Power BI
6 8 (8.60%) RDBMS
7 7 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (6.45%) MS Access
9 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
10 3 (3.23%) QlikView
10 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (2.15%) MySQL
11 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (2.15%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.08%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) RStudio
1 6 (6.45%) Subversion
1 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.30%) Maven
3 3 (3.23%) JIRA
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) MSTest
5 1 (1.08%) NUnit
5 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (55.91%) Finance
2 30 (32.26%) Front Office
3 21 (22.58%) Banking
4 6 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.30%) Marketing
7 3 (3.23%) Advertising
7 3 (3.23%) Law
8 1 (1.08%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) Developer
2 29 (31.18%) VBA Developer
3 23 (24.73%) Analyst
4 17 (18.28%) Python Developer
5 15 (16.13%) C# Developer
5 15 (16.13%) Excel Developer
5 15 (16.13%) Excel VBA Developer
6 13 (13.98%) SQL Developer
7 11 (11.83%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (10.75%) .NET Developer
8 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
9 9 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (8.60%) Analytics Consultant
10 8 (8.60%) Consultant
10 8 (8.60%) Data Analytics Consultant
10 8 (8.60%) Data Consultant
11 6 (6.45%) Senior Python Developer
12 5 (5.38%) Data Analyst
12 5 (5.38%) Data Modeller
12 5 (5.38%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) XML
3 5 (5.38%) NumPy
3 5 (5.38%) Pandas
4 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.15%) HTML
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) Web Services
5 2 (2.15%) WinForms
5 2 (2.15%) WPF
6 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
6 1 (1.08%) JMS
6 1 (1.08%) Middleware
6 1 (1.08%) Node.js
6 1 (1.08%) RESTful
6 1 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Derivative
2 15 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (9.68%) Fixed Income
4 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.53%) Equities
6 5 (5.38%) Fintech
7 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.30%) Market Risk
7 4 (4.30%) Reference Data
8 3 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Analytics
2 20 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (15.05%) Data Analytics
5 11 (11.83%) Migration
6 10 (10.75%) Asset Management
7 9 (9.68%) Investment Management
7 9 (9.68%) OO
7 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.68%) SDLC
7 9 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.68%) TDD
8 7 (7.53%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.53%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.53%) Process Improvement
8 7 (7.53%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (6.45%) Time Management
10 5 (5.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 59 (63.44%) SQL
2 43 (46.24%) C#
3 32 (34.41%) Python
4 23 (24.73%) R
5 16 (17.20%) T-SQL
5 16 (17.20%) VB.NET
6 15 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (5.38%) C
7 5 (5.38%) MATLAB
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby
7 5 (5.38%) VB
8 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.23%) C++
9 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.08%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) PMO
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.08%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.15%) DFS Replication
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.15%) XenApp
1 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.15%) QRadar
1 2 (2.15%) SafeCom
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
1 2 (2.15%) SCOM
1 2 (2.15%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) Bloomberg
3 10 (10.75%) Oracle
4 9 (9.68%) Reuters
4 9 (9.68%) Tableau
5 6 (6.45%) Calypso
6 5 (5.38%) Citrix
6 5 (5.38%) FactSet
7 3 (3.23%) Google
8 2 (2.15%) Charles River
8 2 (2.15%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.15%) McAfee
8 2 (2.15%) VMware
9 1 (1.08%) Darktrace
9 1 (1.08%) Sybase
9 1 (1.08%) Teradata
9 1 (1.08%) TIBCO