Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 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)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 295 396 403
Rank change year-on-year +101 +7 -98
Contract jobs citing VBA 202 459 590
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 1.40% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 317 407
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £272 £285 £281
90th Percentile £659 £621 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% -23.38%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.40 £16.25
90th Percentile £39.00 £35.40 £28.15
UK median hourly rate £21.80 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.34% +13.89% -23.38%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 12,004 32,728 42,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 42.26% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,990 22,925 30,257
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 621 640
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.51 £42.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.37% +5.50% +5.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £57.17 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.81
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.25% +4.51%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBA in England.

Daily rate trend for VBA in England

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBA in England.

Hourly rate trend for VBA in England

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VBA in England

VBA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the England region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +79 136 £500 +5.26% 19
North of England +91 37 £425 +6.25% 6
North West +56 20 £400 - 2
North East +47 11 £438 +2.94% 1
Midlands +60 8 £450 +16.13% 4
Yorkshire +72 6 £375 -11.76% 3
South East +124 5 £270 -33.33% 13
South West +90 5 £500 +21.21% 3
East of England +86 4 £288 -3.99% 2
West Midlands +45 4 £450 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +44 4 £463 +23.33% 1
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for VBA.

1 111 (54.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (54.46%) SQL
3 83 (41.09%) Python
4 75 (37.13%) Finance
5 50 (24.75%) Banking
6 43 (21.29%) Microsoft
7 41 (20.30%) Front Office
8 35 (17.33%) C#
9 34 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (14.85%) Data Analysis
10 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (14.36%) Analytics
12 27 (13.37%) JavaScript
12 27 (13.37%) MS Access
13 26 (12.87%) Windows
13 26 (12.87%) SQL Server
13 26 (12.87%) Derivative
13 26 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (11.88%) .NET
15 23 (11.39%) C++
15 23 (11.39%) Migration
15 23 (11.39%) Scrum
16 22 (10.89%) Fixed Income
16 22 (10.89%) Oracle
16 22 (10.89%) Visualisation
17 21 (10.40%) Azure
17 21 (10.40%) Business Analysis
18 20 (9.90%) Java
18 20 (9.90%) AWS
19 19 (9.41%) DevOps

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (2.97%) SAS
1 6 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.48%) JBoss
2 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.98%) Confluence
3 4 (1.98%) Jetty
3 4 (1.98%) MQSeries
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.49%) Moodle
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 111 (54.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.99%) SPSS
6 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Sentinel
1 4 (1.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 4 (1.98%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.99%) Aligne
2 2 (0.99%) Endur
2 2 (0.99%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.50%) assyst
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Findur
3 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Azure
2 20 (9.90%) AWS
3 19 (9.41%) Power Platform
4 14 (6.93%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (6.93%) Azure Functions
4 14 (6.93%) Serverless
5 5 (2.48%) Azure Stack
6 3 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.99%) Office 365
7 2 (0.99%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (2.48%) IP Telephony
2 5 (2.48%) VoIP
3 4 (1.98%) SSH
4 1 (0.50%) 2G
4 1 (0.50%) 3G
4 1 (0.50%) 4G
4 1 (0.50%) 5G
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.37%) MS Access
2 26 (12.87%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.91%) Power BI
4 17 (8.42%) Spotfire
5 14 (6.93%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (4.95%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.96%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (2.97%) OLAP
9 6 (2.97%) Tableau
10 5 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.98%) MySQL
11 4 (1.98%) PowerPivot
12 3 (1.49%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.99%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.97%) JIRA
3 5 (2.48%) Subversion
4 4 (1.98%) Ant
4 4 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.98%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.98%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.98%) FishEye
4 4 (1.98%) Gradle
4 4 (1.98%) Hudson
4 4 (1.98%) IntelliJ
4 4 (1.98%) Leiningen
4 4 (1.98%) Maven
4 4 (1.98%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.98%) Poseidon for UML
4 4 (1.98%) Selenium
4 4 (1.98%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 75 (37.13%) Finance
2 50 (24.75%) Banking
3 41 (20.30%) Front Office
4 11 (5.45%) Public Sector
5 10 (4.95%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.47%) Retail
7 6 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.49%) Local Government
8 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.99%) Billing
9 2 (0.99%) Electronics
9 2 (0.99%) French Language
9 2 (0.99%) International Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.99%) Marketing
9 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (40.59%) Developer
2 58 (28.71%) Analyst
3 25 (12.38%) Python Developer
4 23 (11.39%) VBA Developer
5 16 (7.92%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.92%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.43%) Data Analyst
7 12 (5.94%) Data Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Azure Developer
9 9 (4.46%) Access Developer
9 9 (4.46%) Data Manager
9 9 (4.46%) Front Office Developer
10 8 (3.96%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Access VBA Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Consultant
11 7 (3.47%) Excel Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Qualitative Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.88%) .NET
2 16 (7.92%) HTML
3 11 (5.45%) JSON
4 10 (4.95%) XML
5 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.46%) CSS
6 7 (3.47%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.47%) Spring
7 6 (2.97%) React
7 6 (2.97%) WinForms
8 5 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.48%) HTML5
8 5 (2.48%) Spring Boot
8 5 (2.48%) WPF
9 4 (1.98%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.98%) GWT
9 4 (1.98%) jQuery
9 4 (1.98%) Play Framework
9 4 (1.98%) REST
9 4 (1.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.87%) Derivative
3 22 (10.89%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (5.45%) OTC Derivatives
5 11 (5.45%) User Experience
6 10 (4.95%) Hedge funds
7 7 (3.47%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.97%) Equities
9 5 (2.48%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.48%) Grid Computing
9 5 (2.48%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.49%) NHS
12 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.87%) Windows
2 14 (6.93%) Unix
3 11 (5.45%) AIX
4 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.48%) Linux
5 5 (2.48%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.98%) Android
6 4 (1.98%) CentOS
6 4 (1.98%) Debian
6 4 (1.98%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.85%) Data Analysis
3 29 (14.36%) Analytics
4 26 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (11.39%) Migration
5 23 (11.39%) Scrum
6 22 (10.89%) Visualisation
7 21 (10.40%) Business Analysis
8 19 (9.41%) Asset Management
8 19 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.41%) DevOps
9 17 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.42%) Test Automation
10 16 (7.92%) Data Modelling
10 16 (7.92%) Mathematics
11 14 (6.93%) Investment Management
12 13 (6.44%) Machine Learning
13 12 (5.94%) Open Source
13 12 (5.94%) Risk Management
13 12 (5.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 110 (54.46%) SQL
2 83 (41.09%) Python
3 35 (17.33%) C#
4 27 (13.37%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.39%) C++
6 20 (9.90%) Java
7 17 (8.42%) R
8 16 (7.92%) VB
9 10 (4.95%) MATLAB
9 10 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.46%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.48%) C
12 4 (1.98%) Clojure
12 4 (1.98%) ClojureScript
12 4 (1.98%) Groovy
12 4 (1.98%) Perl
12 4 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.98%) Scala
12 4 (1.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (8.91%) Degree
2 17 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.48%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) PhD
7 2 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.50%) CFA
8 1 (0.50%) HNC
8 1 (0.50%) HND
8 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.93%) QA
2 5 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.98%) PMO
4 3 (1.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.50%) IFRS
5 1 (0.50%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.50%) XenApp
2 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) Ansible
2 5 (2.48%) Puppet
3 4 (1.98%) Salt
4 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.49%) SafeCom
4 3 (1.49%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
6 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.89%) Oracle
3 19 (9.41%) Bloomberg
4 8 (3.96%) Cognos
4 8 (3.96%) Informatica
5 7 (3.47%) F5
5 7 (3.47%) Infoblox
6 5 (2.48%) Apple
6 5 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.98%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.98%) Axway
7 4 (1.98%) Capita
7 4 (1.98%) Charles River
7 4 (1.98%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.98%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.98%) HP
7 4 (1.98%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.98%) SAP
7 4 (1.98%) SimCorp
7 4 (1.98%) Sybase