Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 387 396 298
Rank change year-on-year +9 -98 +40
Contract jobs citing VBA 469 581 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.62% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 1.37% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 384 504
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £282
90th Percentile £625 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 18
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £23.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -23.38% +34.24%
10th Percentile £15.10 £16.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £36.20 £28.15 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £23.49
% change year-on-year +15.28% -23.38% +34.24%

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 33,004 42,314 37,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.32% 44.92% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,134 29,982 26,532
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 658 745
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.20 £17.43 £16.30
90th Percentile £55.55 £52.50 £53.45
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor 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 15 October 2019. 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 +11 282 £475 +5.56% 62
South East +28 68 £405 +8.00% 38
North of England +55 58 £383 +8.51% 23
North West +47 44 £375 +13.64% 14
Midlands +58 35 £350 -3.45% 14
West Midlands +41 27 £350 -8.50% 9
South West -44 17 £425 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire +25 14 £425 +19.72% 7
East Midlands +29 9 £318 +3.25% 5
East of England +27 7 £388 +31.36% 5
North East +22 1 £425 +47.83% 2
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 296 (63.11%) SQL
2 290 (61.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 162 (34.54%) Finance
4 126 (26.87%) C#
5 121 (25.80%) SQL Server
6 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
7 110 (23.45%) .NET
8 86 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
9 84 (17.91%) Banking
10 81 (17.27%) Python
11 72 (15.35%) VB
12 70 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (14.50%) Windows
14 66 (14.07%) MS Access
15 59 (12.58%) Oracle
16 57 (12.15%) JavaScript
17 54 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 53 (11.30%) T-SQL
18 53 (11.30%) Power Platform
19 51 (10.87%) Power BI
20 50 (10.66%) Migration
20 50 (10.66%) Data Analysis
21 48 (10.23%) Front Office
22 47 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (9.81%) Security Cleared
24 45 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
25 41 (8.74%) VB.NET
25 41 (8.74%) Analytics
26 39 (8.32%) Azure
26 39 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 23 (4.90%) Confluence
2 21 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.20%) SAS
4 13 (2.77%) IIS
5 5 (1.07%) Captiva
5 5 (1.07%) Documentum
6 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.85%) JBoss
6 4 (0.85%) Jetty
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.64%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) Mendix
Applications
1 290 (61.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (5.76%) MS Visio
3 20 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.85%) SPSS
7 3 (0.64%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.43%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.28%) Misys Opics
3 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) HFM
4 2 (0.43%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.21%) LongView
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.30%) Power Platform
2 39 (8.32%) Azure
3 19 (4.05%) AWS
4 17 (3.62%) Office 365
5 11 (2.35%) SaaS
6 10 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (2.13%) Azure Functions
6 10 (2.13%) Serverless
7 7 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.64%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.43%) Trello
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) GCP
10 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.35%) ICMP
1 11 (2.35%) SNMP
1 11 (2.35%) Telnet
2 4 (0.85%) SSH
3 3 (0.64%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) DNS
4 2 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) 2G
5 1 (0.21%) 3G
5 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.21%) GPRS
5 1 (0.21%) GSM
5 1 (0.21%) HSPA
5 1 (0.21%) HTTP
5 1 (0.21%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.21%) LTE
5 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.21%) UMTS
5 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 66 (14.07%) MS Access
3 54 (11.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (10.87%) Power BI
5 45 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (5.97%) Relational Database
8 24 (5.12%) NoSQL
9 23 (4.90%) MongoDB
9 23 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (4.48%) Oracle Database
11 18 (3.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (3.20%) MySQL
14 14 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (2.56%) Spotfire
16 11 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
18 9 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (6.61%) JIRA
2 27 (5.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.99%) NUnit
4 11 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.71%) Selenium
6 8 (1.71%) Subversion
7 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.07%) Maven
9 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.85%) FishEye
9 4 (0.85%) Hudson
9 4 (0.85%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.85%) Leiningen
9 4 (0.85%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.85%) Poseidon for UML
9 4 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 162 (34.54%) Finance
2 84 (17.91%) Banking
3 48 (10.23%) Front Office
4 20 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.05%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.56%) Retail
7 11 (2.35%) Legal
8 10 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.13%) Military
8 10 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.92%) Publishing
10 8 (1.71%) Back Office
11 7 (1.49%) Law
12 5 (1.07%) Marketing
13 4 (0.85%) Local Government
13 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.64%) Games
15 2 (0.43%) Billing
15 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (50.53%) Developer
2 105 (22.39%) Analyst
3 73 (15.57%) VBA Developer
4 66 (14.07%) SQL Developer
5 52 (11.09%) .NET Developer
6 51 (10.87%) C# Developer
7 38 (8.10%) Data Analyst
8 30 (6.40%) Excel Developer
9 28 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (5.76%) Excel VBA Developer
11 21 (4.48%) Business Analyst
12 17 (3.62%) Access Developer
13 15 (3.20%) Architect
13 15 (3.20%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.20%) Report Developer
14 14 (2.99%) Applications Support
14 14 (2.99%) RAD Developer
15 12 (2.56%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.56%) Front Office Developer
15 12 (2.56%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (23.45%) .NET
2 30 (6.40%) ASP.NET
3 29 (6.18%) JSON
4 28 (5.97%) XML
5 24 (5.12%) WinForms
5 24 (5.12%) WPF
6 23 (4.90%) HTML
7 16 (3.41%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.92%) React
10 8 (1.71%) Web Services
11 7 (1.49%) JPA
12 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.28%) CSS
12 6 (1.28%) EDIFACT
12 6 (1.28%) HTML5
12 6 (1.28%) Spring
13 5 (1.07%) Node.js
14 4 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.85%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.62%) Derivative
3 14 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.92%) User Experience
5 8 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.49%) Equities
7 5 (1.07%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.07%) Market Risk
8 4 (0.85%) Clustering
8 4 (0.85%) NHS
9 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.64%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.64%) Swaptions
10 2 (0.43%) AS400
10 2 (0.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.50%) Windows
2 28 (5.97%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.84%) Windows 7
3 18 (3.84%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.99%) Linux
5 11 (2.35%) Android
6 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.85%) CentOS
8 4 (0.85%) Debian
8 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.64%) Unix
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
2 70 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (10.66%) Data Analysis
3 50 (10.66%) Migration
4 41 (8.74%) Analytics
5 38 (8.10%) ETL
5 38 (8.10%) Visualisation
6 37 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (6.18%) Data Modelling
9 26 (5.54%) Test Automation
10 25 (5.33%) Project Management
11 23 (4.90%) ITIL
11 23 (4.90%) MVC
11 23 (4.90%) Sprint Planning
12 22 (4.69%) DevOps
12 22 (4.69%) Scrum
12 22 (4.69%) SDLC
13 21 (4.48%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.48%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 296 (63.11%) SQL
2 126 (26.87%) C#
3 81 (17.27%) Python
4 72 (15.35%) VB
5 57 (12.15%) JavaScript
6 53 (11.30%) T-SQL
7 41 (8.74%) VB.NET
8 34 (7.25%) PowerShell
9 31 (6.61%) C++
10 29 (6.18%) PL/SQL
11 28 (5.97%) Java
12 16 (3.41%) C
13 14 (2.99%) R
14 12 (2.56%) VB6
15 7 (1.49%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.28%) Clojure
16 6 (1.28%) Ruby
17 5 (1.07%) Perl
17 5 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.05%) Degree
4 4 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.64%) ACCA
5 3 (0.64%) CIMA
6 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.43%) PhD
7 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.21%) MBA
7 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.68%) QA
2 13 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.85%) IFRS
6 3 (0.64%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.64%) PMO
7 2 (0.43%) COREP
7 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.43%) MiFID
7 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.35%) SCCM
1 11 (2.35%) WMI
2 5 (1.07%) Puppet
3 4 (0.85%) Salt
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Control-M
6 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.21%) Netcool
6 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.58%) Oracle
3 32 (6.82%) Tableau
4 13 (2.77%) Citrix
5 12 (2.56%) SAP
6 8 (1.71%) Sun
6 8 (1.71%) Trayport
7 6 (1.28%) HP
7 6 (1.28%) Infor
7 6 (1.28%) Misys
8 5 (1.07%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.07%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.07%) Dell
8 5 (1.07%) Micro Focus
8 5 (1.07%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.07%) OpenText
8 5 (1.07%) Telerik
9 4 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.85%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.85%) ServiceNow