Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 379 312
Rank change year-on-year +5 -67 +19
Contract jobs citing VBA 385 582 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.43% 1.45% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 408 534
England median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +9.68%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 15
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -38.98% +72.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.18 £18.20
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.38 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -36.84% +66.89%

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 27,017 40,169 38,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.08% 44.71% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,758 28,455 27,646
England median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £312
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 533 592 697
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £18.00 £17.15
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 -16 214 £500 +11.11% 49
North of England +72 63 £400 +6.67% 21
North West +49 48 £400 -5.88% 13
South East +32 33 £328 -12.67% 30
South West -2 32 £428 +0.88% 9
East of England +46 23 £235 -44.74% 9
Midlands +43 20 £350 -3.45% 12
West Midlands +43 16 £350 -6.67% 10
Yorkshire +35 11 £413 +16.20% 4
North East +14 5 £425 +107.32% 4
East Midlands +22 4 £325 -2.99% 2
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 242 (62.86%) SQL
2 238 (61.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 132 (34.29%) Finance
4 96 (24.94%) .NET
4 96 (24.94%) SQL Server
5 89 (23.12%) C#
6 79 (20.52%) Python
7 75 (19.48%) Microsoft
8 71 (18.44%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 67 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (15.06%) Banking
12 52 (13.51%) Windows
13 44 (11.43%) Power Platform
14 43 (11.17%) Power BI
14 43 (11.17%) MS Access
15 42 (10.91%) MS Visio
16 39 (10.13%) Data Analysis
16 39 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (9.87%) Front Office
18 37 (9.61%) Oracle
19 36 (9.35%) JavaScript
20 35 (9.09%) PowerShell
20 35 (9.09%) MongoDB
20 35 (9.09%) NoSQL
21 33 (8.57%) Azure
21 33 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 33 (8.57%) Tableau
22 31 (8.05%) Analytics

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 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.64%) SAS
3 12 (3.12%) Confluence
4 6 (1.56%) IIS
5 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.52%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) Jetty
7 1 (0.26%) Mendix
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 238 (61.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (10.91%) MS Visio
3 25 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (3.12%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.52%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.52%) SPSS
7 2 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Misys Opics
2 5 (1.30%) SAP BPC
3 4 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.78%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.52%) HFM
5 2 (0.52%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.52%) Magento
5 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.26%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.26%) LongView
6 1 (0.26%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.26%) Primavera
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.43%) Power Platform
2 33 (8.57%) Azure
3 18 (4.68%) AWS
4 13 (3.38%) Office 365
5 12 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (3.12%) Azure Functions
5 12 (3.12%) Serverless
6 6 (1.56%) SaaS
7 3 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.52%) GCP
8 2 (0.52%) GitHub
8 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.52%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.52%) Trello
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.56%) ICMP
1 6 (1.56%) SNMP
1 6 (1.56%) Telnet
2 3 (0.78%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) DNS
3 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.52%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.26%) LAN
4 1 (0.26%) MPLS
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
4 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) Skype
4 1 (0.26%) SSH
4 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.17%) MS Access
2 43 (11.17%) Power BI
3 39 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 35 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 33 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (3.90%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.64%) Spotfire
9 13 (3.38%) Oracle Database
9 13 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.30%) Big Data
13 5 (1.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (7.01%) NUnit
2 15 (3.90%) JIRA
3 13 (3.38%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.30%) Subversion
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.78%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.78%) Sourcetree
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.26%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Moq
9 1 (0.26%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 132 (34.29%) Finance
2 58 (15.06%) Banking
3 38 (9.87%) Front Office
4 18 (4.68%) Public Sector
5 16 (4.16%) Publishing
6 13 (3.38%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.12%) Legal
8 10 (2.60%) Retail
9 9 (2.34%) Back Office
10 7 (1.82%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.30%) Marketing
11 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) Law
13 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Advertising
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.26%) Billing
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (45.45%) Developer
2 111 (28.83%) Analyst
3 58 (15.06%) .NET Developer
4 45 (11.69%) VBA Developer
5 44 (11.43%) Data Analyst
6 41 (10.65%) SQL Developer
7 34 (8.83%) C# Developer
8 24 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (5.19%) Excel Developer
9 20 (5.19%) Python Developer
10 18 (4.68%) Excel VBA Developer
10 18 (4.68%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.16%) SQL Analyst
12 14 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
13 13 (3.38%) Financial Analyst
14 12 (3.12%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 11 (2.86%) Applications Support
15 11 (2.86%) Excel Analyst
16 10 (2.60%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (24.94%) .NET
2 28 (7.27%) HTML
3 24 (6.23%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.68%) CSS
5 16 (4.16%) AngularJS
5 16 (4.16%) React
6 15 (3.90%) XML
7 13 (3.38%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.86%) WinForms
9 10 (2.60%) WPF
10 9 (2.34%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.34%) JSON
11 7 (1.82%) SignalR
12 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET Core
13 5 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.30%) HTML5
14 4 (1.04%) Pandas
14 4 (1.04%) Redux
15 3 (0.78%) Entity Framework
15 3 (0.78%) NetworkX
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.64%) Derivative
4 13 (3.38%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.56%) Equities
6 6 (1.56%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.56%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (1.30%) AS400
7 5 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.30%) NHS
7 5 (1.30%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.78%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.78%) Swaptions
8 3 (0.78%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.52%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.52%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.51%) Windows
2 23 (5.97%) Windows 10
3 17 (4.42%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.12%) Linux
6 9 (2.34%) Unix
7 3 (0.78%) Android
7 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) CentOS
8 2 (0.52%) VMS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Debian
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.44%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.13%) Data Analysis
3 39 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (8.05%) Analytics
4 31 (8.05%) Migration
4 31 (8.05%) Visualisation
5 30 (7.79%) Unit Testing
6 29 (7.53%) MVC
7 25 (6.49%) ETL
8 24 (6.23%) Asset Management
9 22 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 22 (5.71%) Scrum
10 21 (5.45%) Mathematics
10 21 (5.45%) Project Management
10 21 (5.45%) Sprint Planning
10 21 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.19%) Statistics
12 18 (4.68%) Machine Learning
13 17 (4.42%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 242 (62.86%) SQL
2 89 (23.12%) C#
3 79 (20.52%) Python
4 36 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 35 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 30 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 26 (6.75%) VB
8 20 (5.19%) R
9 17 (4.42%) C++
9 17 (4.42%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.64%) C
11 11 (2.86%) MATLAB
11 11 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.34%) Java
13 6 (1.56%) VBScript
14 4 (1.04%) PHP
15 2 (0.52%) ABAP
15 2 (0.52%) Ruby
15 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 24 (6.23%) Degree
2 14 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.52%) PhD
5 1 (0.26%) ACCA
5 1 (0.26%) CIMA
5 1 (0.26%) CISSP
5 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.26%) EnCE
5 1 (0.26%) GCFE
5 1 (0.26%) GREM
5 1 (0.26%) HND
5 1 (0.26%) MBA
5 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.26%) PMP
5 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (0.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.27%) QA
2 11 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.56%) SLA
4 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.78%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) COREP
6 2 (0.52%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.52%) IFRS
6 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.26%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) SCCM
2 6 (1.56%) WMI
3 5 (1.30%) CSIRT
3 5 (1.30%) EnCase
3 5 (1.30%) FTK
4 2 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) cPanel
5 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.26%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.61%) Oracle
3 33 (8.57%) Tableau
4 17 (4.42%) SAP
5 12 (3.12%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.08%) Sun
6 8 (2.08%) Trayport
7 7 (1.82%) Google
8 6 (1.56%) Citrix
8 6 (1.56%) Infor
8 6 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.56%) Misys
9 5 (1.30%) Adobe
9 5 (1.30%) Alteryx
10 4 (1.04%) Cognos
10 4 (1.04%) Dell
10 4 (1.04%) IBM
11 3 (0.78%) HP
11 3 (0.78%) MAPICS
11 3 (0.78%) Teradata