Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 2021 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 313 399
Rank change year-on-year -67 +86 -9
Contract jobs citing VBA 335 233 508
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 1.73% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 149 355
10th Percentile £208 £198 £286
25th Percentile £313 £334 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £544 £600 £522
90th Percentile £600 £664 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
10th Percentile " £17.75 £16.50
25th Percentile £15.10 £17.81 £17.38
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.53 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.02% +0.15% +13.35%
75th Percentile £24.64 £35.13 £21.00
90th Percentile £26.66 £67.68 "
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.36 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.20% -0.71% +10.95%

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 23,289 13,467 35,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.55% 41.71% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,710 9,617 25,319
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 245 584
10th Percentile £16.11 £16.20 £20.25
25th Percentile £24.67 £22.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £64.53 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +11.11%

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 2 August 2021.

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
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 2 August 2021. 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 -117 201 £475 -5.00% 49
North of England -26 36 £225 +10.49% 9
Midlands -14 33 £495 +23.75% 21
West Midlands -18 25 £495 +16.47% 17
North West -19 23 £204 +6.97% 8
South East -36 21 £425 +123.68% 15
East of England -9 17 £325 -35.48% 4
South West -13 12 £500 +73.91% 7
North East +2 10 £425 +61.90%
East Midlands -12 8 £458 +14.38% 4
Yorkshire -24 3 £575 +113.12% 1
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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.

1 214 (63.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 199 (59.40%) SQL
3 123 (36.72%) Finance
4 122 (36.42%) Python
5 77 (22.99%) C#
6 73 (21.79%) Social Skills
7 70 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
8 69 (20.60%) Microsoft
9 66 (19.70%) Analytics
10 63 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (17.31%) Data Analysis
12 57 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (16.42%) .NET
14 54 (16.12%) SQL Server
15 52 (15.52%) Java
15 52 (15.52%) R
16 49 (14.63%) Oracle
17 48 (14.33%) Banking
17 48 (14.33%) Degree
18 47 (14.03%) Decision-Making
19 44 (13.13%) Azure
19 44 (13.13%) Front Office
20 43 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
21 42 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (11.64%) C++
23 38 (11.34%) Power Platform
24 37 (11.04%) Power BI
24 37 (11.04%) Visualisation
25 35 (10.45%) Mathematics
25 35 (10.45%) QlikView

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 25 (7.46%) SAS
2 23 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.27%) Jupyter
4 19 (5.67%) Confluence
5 4 (1.19%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Documentum
6 1 (0.30%) Jetty
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 214 (63.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (9.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (1.19%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.60%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.60%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.60%) LongView
3 2 (0.60%) Maximo
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
4 1 (0.30%) Findur
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.13%) Azure
2 38 (11.34%) Power Platform
3 24 (7.16%) AWS
4 9 (2.69%) GitHub
5 6 (1.79%) GCP
5 6 (1.79%) SaaS
6 5 (1.49%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.19%) IaaS
7 4 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (1.19%) PaaS
7 4 (1.19%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.19%) Snowflake
8 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.90%) Google Sheets
9 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.30%) Akamai
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.49%) DNS
1 5 (1.49%) FTP
1 5 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.19%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) Firewall
5 1 (0.30%) SSH
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) TACACS
5 1 (0.30%) VLAN
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (11.04%) Power BI
4 35 (10.45%) QlikView
5 27 (8.06%) MySQL
5 27 (8.06%) Relational Database
5 27 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (7.76%) Tableau
7 19 (5.67%) MS Access
8 18 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (4.18%) Apache Hive
9 14 (4.18%) Hadoop
9 14 (4.18%) HBase
9 14 (4.18%) Pentaho
10 10 (2.99%) Data Mining
11 8 (2.39%) Power Query
11 8 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.79%) Metadata
12 6 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (7.76%) JIRA
2 22 (6.57%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.18%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.69%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.39%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.49%) Subversion
9 3 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.60%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.60%) Selenium
10 2 (0.60%) Toad
11 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.30%) GitLab
11 1 (0.30%) Moq
11 1 (0.30%) MSI
11 1 (0.30%) MSTest
11 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 123 (36.72%) Finance
2 73 (21.79%) Social Skills
3 70 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (14.33%) Banking
5 44 (13.13%) Front Office
6 21 (6.27%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (5.97%) Public Sector
8 18 (5.37%) Marketing
9 12 (3.58%) Investment Banking
9 12 (3.58%) Organisational Skills
10 9 (2.69%) Retail
11 8 (2.39%) Legal
11 8 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.90%) Publishing
15 2 (0.60%) Advertising
15 2 (0.60%) Automotive
15 2 (0.60%) Billing
15 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (34.63%) Developer
2 104 (31.04%) Analyst
3 55 (16.42%) Data Analyst
4 32 (9.55%) VBA Developer
5 24 (7.16%) Excel Developer
6 23 (6.87%) C# Developer
7 22 (6.57%) Data Scientist
8 16 (4.78%) Excel Analyst
9 15 (4.48%) Data Engineer
10 14 (4.18%) Excel VBA Developer
10 14 (4.18%) SQL Analyst
10 14 (4.18%) SQL Developer
11 11 (3.28%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.28%) Consultant
11 11 (3.28%) Front Office Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Python Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Quantitative Analyst
12 10 (2.99%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.42%) .NET
2 23 (6.87%) .NET Framework
3 20 (5.97%) HTML
4 18 (5.37%) Shiny
5 17 (5.07%) D3.js
6 13 (3.88%) XML
7 8 (2.39%) CSS
8 7 (2.09%) .NET Core
8 7 (2.09%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.09%) JSON
9 6 (1.79%) Ajax
9 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (1.49%) REST
11 4 (1.19%) Pandas
12 3 (0.90%) EDI
12 3 (0.90%) Flash
13 2 (0.60%) HTML5
13 2 (0.60%) LDAP
13 2 (0.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.87%) Derivative
1 23 (6.87%) Management Information System
2 20 (5.97%) Fixed Income
3 19 (5.67%) Algorithms
4 17 (5.07%) Credit Risk
4 17 (5.07%) Social Media
5 12 (3.58%) NHS
6 11 (3.28%) Equities
7 10 (2.99%) Market Risk
8 9 (2.69%) User Experience
9 7 (2.09%) FMCG
9 7 (2.09%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.09%) Robotics
9 7 (2.09%) Swaptions
10 6 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.49%) Life Science
12 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.90%) Clustering
13 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.45%) Windows
2 21 (6.27%) Unix
3 20 (5.97%) Linux
4 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.19%) AIX
5 4 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.70%) Analytics
2 63 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (17.31%) Data Analysis
4 57 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (14.03%) Decision-Making
6 42 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (11.04%) Visualisation
8 35 (10.45%) Mathematics
9 34 (10.15%) ETL
10 32 (9.55%) Data Science
11 29 (8.66%) Statistics
12 28 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (8.36%) Machine Learning
13 27 (8.06%) Asset Management
14 26 (7.76%) Migration
15 25 (7.46%) Investment Management
16 23 (6.87%) Mentoring
16 23 (6.87%) Statistical Analysis
17 22 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (6.27%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 199 (59.40%) SQL
2 122 (36.42%) Python
3 77 (22.99%) C#
4 52 (15.52%) Java
4 52 (15.52%) R
5 39 (11.64%) C++
6 26 (7.76%) VB
7 25 (7.46%) T-SQL
8 24 (7.16%) JavaScript
8 24 (7.16%) PL/SQL
9 23 (6.87%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.78%) Shell Script
11 15 (4.48%) Perl
12 14 (4.18%) HiveQL
12 14 (4.18%) Scala
13 10 (2.99%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.49%) VBScript
15 4 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.90%) C
17 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (14.33%) Degree
2 17 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.49%) CISM
4 5 (1.49%) CISSP
4 5 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.30%) AAT
6 1 (0.30%) ACCA
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) CFA
6 1 (0.30%) CIMA
6 1 (0.30%) MBA
6 1 (0.30%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.18%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.49%) GDPR
4 4 (1.19%) IFRS
5 3 (0.90%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.90%) Basel III
5 3 (0.90%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) MiFID
6 2 (0.60%) PMO
6 2 (0.60%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) GPG13
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 14 (4.18%) HDFS
2 11 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) Docker
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) KVM
5 1 (0.30%) Snort
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.09%) Ansible
2 4 (1.19%) Control-M
2 4 (1.19%) CSIRT
2 4 (1.19%) SCCM
3 3 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.90%) QRadar
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (20.60%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.63%) Oracle
3 34 (10.15%) Alteryx
4 19 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (5.37%) Informatica
5 18 (5.37%) Talend
6 14 (4.18%) Google
6 14 (4.18%) SAP
7 13 (3.88%) Dataiku
8 6 (1.79%) Automation Anywhere
8 6 (1.79%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.79%) QAD
8 6 (1.79%) Refinitiv
9 5 (1.49%) Citrix
9 5 (1.49%) IBM
10 4 (1.19%) Cognos
11 3 (0.90%) EMC
11 3 (0.90%) Sage
11 3 (0.90%) Sybase
11 3 (0.90%) VMware