Period
to

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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 453 396 369
Rank change year-on-year -57 -27 +38
Contract jobs citing VBA 338 229 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.49% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 1.21% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 150 185
10th Percentile £320 £210 £200
25th Percentile £406 £325 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +16.47% +3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £675 £536 £588
90th Percentile £713 £592 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 9
10th Percentile £12.57 £15.10 £17.83
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.13 £19.65
Median hourly rate £16.23 £19.75 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.82% -30.70% +35.71%
75th Percentile £21.00 £23.61 £55.00
90th Percentile £37.87 £26.32 £72.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £19.75 £21.14
% change year-on-year -9.54% -6.55% +0.64%

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 26,109 18,962 17,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.08% 40.93% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,284 13,523 12,722
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £460 £411 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £775 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 374 294
10th Percentile £20.03 £16.97 £17.83
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.08 £23.28
Median hourly rate £50.77 £41.66 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.78% -1.69%
75th Percentile £62.31 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.18 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £50.64 £41.66 £42.75
% change year-on-year +21.54% -2.55% -1.44%

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 24 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -29 220 £513 +13.89% 36
North of England -53 28 £413 +79.35% 7
South East -32 25 £428 -2.56% 9
Midlands -38 24 £460 +28.67% 5
West Midlands -37 22 £455 +73.33% 1
North West -26 19 £406 +86.78%
East of England -17 16 £550 +161.90% 6
South West -30 12 £475 +11.76% 11
Yorkshire -27 9 £450 -19.28% 4
East Midlands -28 2 £550 +4.76% 4
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 225 (66.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 207 (61.24%) SQL
3 141 (41.72%) Python
4 122 (36.09%) Finance
5 121 (35.80%) Microsoft
6 107 (31.66%) Social Skills
7 103 (30.47%) Business Intelligence
8 99 (29.29%) SQL Server
9 95 (28.11%) Oracle
10 86 (25.44%) Agile
11 85 (25.15%) Banking
12 78 (23.08%) Power BI
12 78 (23.08%) Power Platform
13 68 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (20.12%) C#
14 65 (19.23%) Analytics
15 62 (18.34%) Windows
16 60 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (17.46%) Java
17 59 (17.46%) PL/SQL
18 58 (17.16%) VB
18 58 (17.16%) R
19 56 (16.57%) JavaScript
20 50 (14.79%) .NET
20 50 (14.79%) Data Quality
21 45 (13.31%) Scrum
21 45 (13.31%) Decision-Making
22 44 (13.02%) T-SQL
23 42 (12.43%) Data Analysis
24 41 (12.13%) Process Improvement

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 37 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.99%) Confluence
2 27 (7.99%) SAS
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 225 (66.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.07%) Stata
5 6 (1.78%) SPSS
6 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.59%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.59%) HFM
2 2 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.30%) Eikon
3 1 (0.30%) Kondor
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.08%) Power Platform
2 34 (10.06%) Azure
3 27 (7.99%) AWS
4 22 (6.51%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (5.62%) PowerApps
6 18 (5.33%) Power Automate
7 7 (2.07%) GitHub
8 6 (1.78%) Alation
9 5 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.48%) Nutanix
10 4 (1.18%) SaaS
11 3 (0.89%) GCP
11 3 (0.89%) IaaS
11 3 (0.89%) PaaS
12 1 (0.30%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.07%) FTP
2 6 (1.78%) 5G
3 5 (1.48%) 4G
3 5 (1.48%) DNS
3 5 (1.48%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.18%) 2G
4 4 (1.18%) 3G
4 4 (1.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.59%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.59%) VoIP
6 1 (0.30%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) SpaceWire
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (29.29%) SQL Server
2 78 (23.08%) Power BI
3 37 (10.95%) MySQL
4 26 (7.69%) MS Access
5 25 (7.40%) Hadoop
5 25 (7.40%) Tableau
6 24 (7.10%) HBase
6 24 (7.10%) Pentaho
7 23 (6.80%) Oracle Database
8 20 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (5.62%) Apache Hive
10 18 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (5.33%) Relational Database
11 14 (4.14%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (3.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 12 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.66%) Metadata
15 7 (2.07%) Base SAS
15 7 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 41 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.83%) JIRA
3 32 (9.47%) Jenkins
4 25 (7.40%) Artifactory
5 21 (6.21%) Visual Studio
6 19 (5.62%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.96%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.48%) Subversion
9 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (1.18%) GitLab
11 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.59%) Selenium
11 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.30%) gulp
12 1 (0.30%) Moq
12 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.30%) Yeoman
General
1 122 (36.09%) Finance
2 107 (31.66%) Social Skills
3 85 (25.15%) Banking
4 60 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (10.95%) Front Office
6 30 (8.88%) Public Sector
7 21 (6.21%) Investment Banking
8 13 (3.85%) Legal
9 8 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.78%) Local Government
12 4 (1.18%) Law
12 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.89%) Automotive
13 3 (0.89%) Back Office
13 3 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (40.53%) Developer
2 102 (30.18%) Analyst
3 40 (11.83%) Business Analyst
4 36 (10.65%) Data Analyst
4 36 (10.65%) Python Developer
5 25 (7.40%) C# Developer
6 23 (6.80%) VBA Developer
7 22 (6.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 22 (6.51%) Software Engineer
8 18 (5.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 16 (4.73%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.73%) Excel Developer
9 16 (4.73%) Microsoft 365 Developer
9 16 (4.73%) SQL Developer
10 15 (4.44%) Product Owner
11 14 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (4.14%) Technical Business Analyst
12 12 (3.55%) Product Manager
12 12 (3.55%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.79%) .NET
2 31 (9.17%) HTML
3 29 (8.58%) CSS
4 27 (7.99%) WPF
5 24 (7.10%) .NET Framework
6 22 (6.51%) React
7 20 (5.92%) jQuery
8 17 (5.03%) HTML5
8 17 (5.03%) JSON
9 11 (3.25%) RESTful
10 10 (2.96%) Shiny
11 7 (2.07%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.07%) REST
12 6 (1.78%) .NET Core
12 6 (1.78%) XML
13 5 (1.48%) LDAP
14 4 (1.18%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.18%) WinForms
15 3 (0.89%) Flask
15 3 (0.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.95%) Hedge funds
2 28 (8.28%) Market Risk
3 26 (7.69%) Derivative
4 22 (6.51%) Fixed Income
5 19 (5.62%) OTC Derivatives
6 14 (4.14%) Animation
7 12 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.96%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.96%) User Experience
9 9 (2.66%) Replication
10 7 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.78%) Wiki
12 5 (1.48%) Clustering
13 4 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.18%) PACS
13 4 (1.18%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.18%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.34%) Windows
2 30 (8.88%) Linux
3 29 (8.58%) Unix
4 9 (2.66%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.59%) Android
8 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.47%) Business Intelligence
2 86 (25.44%) Agile
3 68 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (19.23%) Analytics
5 45 (13.31%) Decision-Making
5 45 (13.31%) Scrum
6 42 (12.43%) Data Analysis
7 41 (12.13%) Process Improvement
7 41 (12.13%) Risk Analysis
8 40 (11.83%) Business Analysis
8 40 (11.83%) Data Modelling
9 35 (10.36%) DevOps
9 35 (10.36%) ETL
9 35 (10.36%) Requirements Gathering
9 35 (10.36%) Stress Testing
10 30 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (8.58%) Software Engineering
12 26 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (7.40%) Data Extraction
13 25 (7.40%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 207 (61.24%) SQL
2 141 (41.72%) Python
3 68 (20.12%) C#
4 59 (17.46%) Java
4 59 (17.46%) PL/SQL
5 58 (17.16%) R
5 58 (17.16%) VB
6 56 (16.57%) JavaScript
7 44 (13.02%) T-SQL
8 27 (7.99%) Shell Script
8 27 (7.99%) VB.NET
9 26 (7.69%) C
10 24 (7.10%) HiveQL
10 24 (7.10%) Perl
11 21 (6.21%) Scala
12 17 (5.03%) PowerShell
13 15 (4.44%) MATLAB
14 14 (4.14%) C++
15 6 (1.78%) SAS Macro
16 5 (1.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.58%) Degree
1 29 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.78%) CISM
4 6 (1.78%) CISSP
5 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.59%) HNC
6 2 (0.59%) HND
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CFA
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (14.79%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.14%) GDPR
3 8 (2.37%) PMO
4 6 (1.78%) QA
5 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.59%) GRC
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.59%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.30%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (7.10%) HDFS
2 7 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.89%) vSphere
5 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.07%) CSIRT
2 6 (1.78%) Kibana
3 5 (1.48%) Ansible
3 5 (1.48%) Control-M
3 5 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (1.48%) Netcool
3 5 (1.48%) QRadar
3 5 (1.48%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 121 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 95 (28.11%) Oracle
3 24 (7.10%) Talend
4 20 (5.92%) Bloomberg
5 16 (4.73%) Informatica
6 15 (4.44%) BISAM
7 14 (4.14%) SAP
8 11 (3.25%) Splunk
9 7 (2.07%) VMware
10 6 (1.78%) IBM
10 6 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.48%) BMC
11 5 (1.48%) Citrix
11 5 (1.48%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.48%) EMC
11 5 (1.48%) Huawei
11 5 (1.48%) OneTrust
11 5 (1.48%) Qualys
12 4 (1.18%) Ericsson
12 4 (1.18%) Nokia