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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK / England
Rank 294 256 196
Rank change year-on-year -38 -60  
Contract jobs citing VBA 316 450 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.92% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 2.39% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 289 396
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
Median hourly rate £42.48 £19.00 £22.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.55% -15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £22.20 £33.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £17.38 £22.56
% change year-on-year +144.46% -22.98%  

VBA is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17199 18829 18063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11862 12983 11839
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 448 384
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in England

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 201 £450 +5.88% 52
South East +10 35 £400 +14.28% 14
East Midlands +1 20 £438 +16.66% 4
Yorkshire -10 15 £349 +39.60% 10
West Midlands +2 13 £450 +10.76% 2
North West +31 12 £438 +45.83% 14
South West -8 12 £350 -6.66% 8
East of England -3 4 £563 +18.42% 3
North East -10 3 £388 +29.16%
VBA
UK

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VBA.

1 352 (56.59%) SQL
2 286 (45.98%) Finance
3 216 (34.73%) MS Excel
4 200 (32.15%) SQL Server
5 185 (29.74%) Microsoft
6 141 (22.67%) .NET
7 130 (20.90%) Banking
8 129 (20.74%) C#
9 112 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
10 110 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
11 109 (17.52%) MS Access
12 91 (14.63%) Oracle
13 90 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 78 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 78 (12.54%) Analytics
15 76 (12.22%) VB
16 74 (11.90%) MS Office
17 73 (11.74%) Degree
18 72 (11.58%) Front Office
19 70 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
20 61 (9.81%) Data Analysis
20 61 (9.81%) Python
21 60 (9.65%) T-SQL
22 56 (9.00%) Mathematics
23 52 (8.36%) VB.NET
24 49 (7.88%) Java
25 48 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
26 46 (7.40%) Windows
27 45 (7.23%) SAP
27 45 (7.23%) Visualisation

VBA
Top Related 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 40 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.11%) SAS
3 17 (2.73%) IIS
4 10 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.80%) Confluence
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.48%) Documentum
8 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Drupal
9 2 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 216 (34.73%) MS Excel
2 74 (11.90%) MS Office
3 41 (6.59%) Spreadsheet
4 32 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (3.05%) MS Visio
6 16 (2.57%) MS Project
7 5 (0.80%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.64%) Stata
9 3 (0.48%) SPSS
10 2 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.64%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.32%) Global One
4 2 (0.32%) HFM
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.32%) Relativity
4 2 (0.32%) Ringtail
4 2 (0.32%) Summit
4 2 (0.32%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 2 (0.32%) Workfront
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (3.05%) Office 365
2 8 (1.29%) Boomi
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.48%) PuTTY
1 3 (0.48%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.32%) IMAP
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.16%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) LDAP
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (32.15%) SQL Server
2 109 (17.52%) MS Access
3 90 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (6.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (6.43%) BusinessObjects
8 38 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (4.98%) QlikView
10 25 (4.02%) Oracle Database
11 22 (3.54%) Power BI
11 22 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 21 (3.38%) Relational Database
13 19 (3.05%) Data Mining
14 15 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.25%) OLAP
15 14 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (3.22%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.77%) JIRA
4 10 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.61%) Selenium
5 9 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.29%) Subversion
7 7 (1.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.64%) Build Forge
9 4 (0.64%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.64%) Hudson
9 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.64%) Toad
9 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.48%) ERwin
10 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 286 (45.98%) Finance
2 130 (20.90%) Banking
3 72 (11.58%) Front Office
4 42 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.02%) Retail
6 15 (2.41%) Marketing
7 12 (1.93%) Back Office
8 10 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.13%) Legal
11 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) French Language
12 4 (0.64%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.48%) Billing
13 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 2 (0.32%) Automotive
14 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 325 (52.25%) Developer
2 244 (39.23%) Analyst
3 85 (13.67%) VBA Developer
4 79 (12.70%) Data Analyst
4 79 (12.70%) SQL Developer
5 61 (9.81%) Excel Developer
6 50 (8.04%) .NET Developer
6 50 (8.04%) Excel VBA Developer
7 47 (7.56%) SQL Analyst
8 44 (7.07%) Access Developer
8 44 (7.07%) Analyst Developer
9 42 (6.75%) C# Developer
10 33 (5.31%) Excel Analyst
10 33 (5.31%) Microsoft Developer
11 30 (4.82%) Business Analyst
12 26 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 25 (4.02%) Access VBA Developer
13 25 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (4.02%) Report Analyst
14 23 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (22.67%) .NET
2 42 (6.75%) .NET Framework
3 27 (4.34%) XML
4 26 (4.18%) HTML
5 22 (3.54%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.38%) WPF
7 20 (3.22%) CSS
8 18 (2.89%) jQuery
8 18 (2.89%) WCF
9 14 (2.25%) Entity Framework
9 14 (2.25%) WinForms
10 12 (1.93%) Web Services
11 11 (1.77%) LINQ
12 10 (1.61%) ADO
12 10 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (1.61%) REST
13 9 (1.45%) LINQ to SQL
14 8 (1.29%) ActiveX
14 8 (1.29%) Ajax
15 7 (1.13%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.02%) Derivative
4 24 (3.86%) Fixed Income
4 24 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (3.70%) Equities
6 22 (3.54%) Computer Science
7 19 (3.05%) Market Risk
8 13 (2.09%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.29%) NHS
11 8 (1.29%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.13%) FMCG
13 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.48%) Exotic Derivative
14 3 (0.48%) Swaptions
14 3 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.40%) Windows
2 20 (3.22%) Unix
3 14 (2.25%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.93%) Windows XP
6 8 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.13%) Linux
7 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (12.54%) Analytics
3 70 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (9.81%) Data Analysis
5 56 (9.00%) Mathematics
6 45 (7.23%) Visualisation
7 42 (6.75%) Migration
7 42 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (5.95%) MVC
9 36 (5.79%) Data Modelling
10 34 (5.47%) Data Management
11 31 (4.98%) Unit Testing
12 29 (4.66%) Validation
13 27 (4.34%) Asset Management
13 27 (4.34%) ETL
14 26 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (4.02%) Risk Management
15 25 (4.02%) Statistics
16 23 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
17 22 (3.54%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 352 (56.59%) SQL
2 129 (20.74%) C#
3 76 (12.22%) VB
4 61 (9.81%) Python
5 60 (9.65%) T-SQL
6 52 (8.36%) VB.NET
7 49 (7.88%) Java
8 42 (6.75%) JavaScript
9 33 (5.31%) C++
10 23 (3.70%) R
11 20 (3.22%) PowerShell
12 19 (3.05%) VB6
13 17 (2.73%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.25%) VBScript
15 12 (1.93%) C
16 10 (1.61%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.45%) Perl
17 9 (1.45%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.13%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (11.74%) Degree
2 25 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.13%) CIMA
5 6 (0.96%) ACCA
5 6 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.80%) CFA
7 4 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.64%) MBA
8 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.48%) PhD
9 2 (0.32%) CCA
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB
9 2 (0.32%) MCAD
9 2 (0.32%) MCSD
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CCAB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.95%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.02%) QA
3 16 (2.57%) PMO
4 8 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.96%) IFRS
6 5 (0.80%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.32%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
8 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.32%) SLA
9 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.16%) EMIR
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) IAG
3 1 (0.16%) Samba
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.32%) EnCase
2 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.16%) Control-M
3 1 (0.16%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 185 (29.74%) Microsoft
2 91 (14.63%) Oracle
3 45 (7.23%) SAP
4 34 (5.47%) Tableau
5 28 (4.50%) Bloomberg
6 18 (2.89%) Sybase
7 17 (2.73%) Teradata
8 11 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.29%) Dell
9 8 (1.29%) Reuters
10 7 (1.13%) Cognos
11 5 (0.80%) Calypso
11 5 (0.80%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.64%) Citrix
12 4 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.64%) Remedy
12 4 (0.64%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.48%) Fidessa
13 3 (0.48%) Kofax
13 3 (0.48%) Workday
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
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City, London
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Rate: £Market Day Rate
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Alderley Edge, Cheshire
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