Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 387 322 406
Rank change year-on-year -65 +84 +5
Contract jobs citing VBA 420 211 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.50% 1.62% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 134 301
10th Percentile £225 £276 £277
25th Percentile £325 £359 £339
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £469 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +5.88%
75th Percentile £578 £550 £538
90th Percentile £646 £650 £619
UK median daily rate £425 £474 £450
% change year-on-year -10.29% +5.28% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 25
10th Percentile £21.50 £16.25 £14.40
25th Percentile £23.75 £18.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% +7.32% +13.89%
75th Percentile £32.50 £29.52 £23.75
90th Percentile " £34.72 £34.40
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.80 £20.75
% change year-on-year +37.61% +5.06% +15.28%

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 28,037 13,002 31,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.53% 42.61% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,617 9,214 22,206
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
25th Percentile £438 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £488 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.72% - +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 301 584
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.63 £16.69
25th Percentile £26.34 £21.95 £27.50
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.10% -4.55% +4.96%
75th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £69.68 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% -4.55% +5.95%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -84 277 £478 -4.50% 51
Midlands -31 47 £495 +1.54% 10
West Midlands -32 41 £518 +15.11% 6
North of England -77 32 £230 -46.67% 16
North West -47 26 £223 -53.16% 10
East of England -32 20 £375 +22.34% 9
South East -82 19 £190 -38.71% 10
South West -42 12 £500 - 6
East Midlands -38 6 £250 -52.38% 4
North East -14 3 £469 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire -46 3 £423 +12.67% 5
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 289 (68.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 263 (62.62%) SQL
3 167 (39.76%) Finance
4 142 (33.81%) Python
5 134 (31.90%) C#
6 133 (31.67%) SQL Server
7 115 (27.38%) Oracle
8 112 (26.67%) .NET
9 94 (22.38%) Social Skills
10 86 (20.48%) Microsoft
11 84 (20.00%) Java
11 84 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (20.00%) Banking
12 80 (19.05%) Data Analysis
13 76 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
14 71 (16.90%) VB
15 69 (16.43%) ETL
15 69 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
16 66 (15.71%) Windows
16 66 (15.71%) Azure
17 62 (14.76%) Analytics
18 61 (14.52%) R
19 60 (14.29%) .NET Framework
20 58 (13.81%) Front Office
21 52 (12.38%) PL/SQL
22 50 (11.90%) T-SQL
22 50 (11.90%) Power BI
22 50 (11.90%) Power Platform
23 48 (11.43%) SharePoint
24 47 (11.19%) C++

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 48 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 38 (9.05%) Confluence
3 34 (8.10%) SAS
4 11 (2.62%) IIS
5 4 (0.95%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.95%) Moodle
5 4 (0.95%) Totara
5 4 (0.95%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Jetty
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 289 (68.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.71%) Maximo
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.48%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.48%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.24%) Alphatax
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.24%) Endur
4 1 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.71%) Azure
2 50 (11.90%) Power Platform
3 43 (10.24%) AWS
4 17 (4.05%) GitHub
5 11 (2.62%) GCP
5 11 (2.62%) Snowflake
6 9 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.43%) IaaS
7 6 (1.43%) PaaS
7 6 (1.43%) SaaS
8 4 (0.95%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.71%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.48%) Firebase
10 2 (0.48%) Google Play
10 2 (0.48%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.48%) Miro
10 2 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.62%) DNS
2 9 (2.14%) FTP
2 9 (2.14%) Kerberos
3 7 (1.67%) Internet
4 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.19%) DHCP
5 5 (1.19%) VLAN
6 4 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.24%) Firewall
7 1 (0.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.24%) SSH
7 1 (0.24%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.90%) Power BI
3 46 (10.95%) MySQL
4 43 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 33 (7.86%) Tableau
7 30 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (6.90%) Apache Hive
8 29 (6.90%) Hadoop
8 29 (6.90%) HBase
8 29 (6.90%) Pentaho
9 26 (6.19%) Relational Database
10 25 (5.95%) QlikView
11 24 (5.71%) MS Access
12 16 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
15 7 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
15 7 (1.67%) NoSQL
15 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (11.19%) JIRA
2 43 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.62%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.90%) Bitbucket
5 22 (5.24%) Visual Studio
6 14 (3.33%) Subversion
7 9 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.67%) GitLab
8 7 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.95%) gulp
10 4 (0.95%) webpack
11 3 (0.71%) Maven
12 2 (0.48%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.48%) Moq
12 2 (0.48%) MSTest
12 2 (0.48%) Rational Robot
12 2 (0.48%) Selenium
12 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 167 (39.76%) Finance
2 94 (22.38%) Social Skills
3 84 (20.00%) Banking
4 69 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (13.81%) Front Office
6 33 (7.86%) Public Sector
7 19 (4.52%) Investment Banking
8 16 (3.81%) Organisational Skills
9 14 (3.33%) Legal
10 13 (3.10%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (2.38%) Retail
12 6 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (1.19%) Advertising
13 5 (1.19%) Billing
13 5 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.95%) Law
15 3 (0.71%) Local Government
16 2 (0.48%) Publishing
16 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 196 (46.67%) Developer
2 120 (28.57%) Analyst
3 65 (15.48%) Data Analyst
4 64 (15.24%) C# Developer
5 31 (7.38%) SQL Developer
6 26 (6.19%) VBA Developer
7 23 (5.48%) Excel Developer
8 21 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
8 21 (5.00%) Python Developer
8 21 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 20 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 19 (4.52%) Java Developer
11 18 (4.29%) .NET Developer
12 17 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.81%) Front Office RAD Developer
13 16 (3.81%) RAD Developer
14 15 (3.57%) Business Analyst
14 15 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (3.33%) Consultant
15 14 (3.33%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (26.67%) .NET
2 60 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 28 (6.67%) XML
4 22 (5.24%) HTML
5 19 (4.52%) WPF
6 17 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.33%) JSON
8 10 (2.38%) REST
8 10 (2.38%) WinForms
9 9 (2.14%) CSS
10 7 (1.67%) Pandas
11 6 (1.43%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.43%) LDAP
11 6 (1.43%) Node.js
11 6 (1.43%) XSLT
12 5 (1.19%) React
13 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.95%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (0.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.38%) Derivative
2 22 (5.24%) Equities
3 19 (4.52%) Market Risk
4 18 (4.29%) Fixed Income
5 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.62%) Credit Risk
6 11 (2.62%) NHS
6 11 (2.62%) Swaptions
7 10 (2.38%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.14%) User Experience
9 7 (1.67%) Replication
9 7 (1.67%) Robotics
10 6 (1.43%) Animation
10 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.43%) Clustering
11 5 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (1.19%) Life Science
12 4 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.71%) Windows
2 35 (8.33%) Linux
3 31 (7.38%) Unix
4 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) Android
6 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (19.05%) Data Analysis
3 76 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (16.43%) ETL
5 62 (14.76%) Analytics
6 44 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (9.76%) DevOps
8 39 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (9.05%) Data Analytics
10 36 (8.57%) Requirements Gathering
10 36 (8.57%) Software Engineering
11 34 (8.10%) Scrum
12 33 (7.86%) Process Improvement
13 30 (7.14%) Decision-Making
14 29 (6.90%) Data Extraction
14 29 (6.90%) Data Virtualisation
14 29 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (6.67%) Configuration Management
16 27 (6.43%) Statistical Analysis
16 27 (6.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 263 (62.62%) SQL
2 142 (33.81%) Python
3 134 (31.90%) C#
4 84 (20.00%) Java
5 71 (16.90%) VB
6 61 (14.52%) R
7 52 (12.38%) PL/SQL
8 50 (11.90%) T-SQL
9 47 (11.19%) C++
10 44 (10.48%) VB.NET
11 38 (9.05%) JavaScript
12 31 (7.38%) Shell Script
13 30 (7.14%) Perl
13 30 (7.14%) PowerShell
14 29 (6.90%) HiveQL
14 29 (6.90%) Scala
15 14 (3.33%) C
16 6 (1.43%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.19%) PHP
18 4 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.19%) Degree
2 17 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.90%) CISM
4 8 (1.90%) CISSP
4 8 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.24%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.24%) QA
2 17 (4.05%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.67%) Accessibility
3 7 (1.67%) GDPR
4 6 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.95%) WCAG
6 2 (0.48%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) IFRS
7 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 29 (6.90%) HDFS
2 22 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Docker
7 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (1.90%) CSIRT
2 7 (1.67%) Ansible
2 7 (1.67%) Control-M
3 6 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.43%) QRadar
3 6 (1.43%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.19%) Netcool
5 2 (0.48%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.24%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
6 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (27.38%) Oracle
2 86 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.86%) Talend
4 29 (6.90%) Informatica
5 23 (5.48%) Alteryx
6 14 (3.33%) Google
7 13 (3.10%) Citrix
7 13 (3.10%) IBM
8 10 (2.38%) SAP
9 9 (2.14%) VMware
10 7 (1.67%) Cognos
11 6 (1.43%) Automation Anywhere
11 6 (1.43%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.43%) EMC
11 6 (1.43%) Qualys
11 6 (1.43%) Sage
11 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.43%) Splunk
12 5 (1.19%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.19%) BMC