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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 287 212
Rank change year-on-year +21 -75  
Contract jobs citing VBA 381 382 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.77% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 1.98% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 289 399
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 £12.45 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £33.08 £31.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
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 £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +39 256 £450 +5.88% 37
South East +12 39 £263 -19.84% 12
North of England +33 30 £379 +8.21% 22
Midlands +23 29 £375 -11.76% 5
South West 0 19 £375 +20.96% 7
West Midlands +36 18 £338 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire -5 15 £405 +6.57% 12
East of England -5 12 £428 +42.50% 3
East Midlands -14 11 £450 +5.88%
North West +19 10 £379 +8.21% 10
North East +75 5 £325 +4.83%
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 486 (69.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 391 (55.62%) SQL
3 303 (43.10%) Finance
4 207 (29.45%) SQL Server
5 193 (27.45%) Microsoft
6 178 (25.32%) C#
7 165 (23.47%) Banking
8 128 (18.21%) .NET
9 113 (16.07%) Front Office
10 110 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
11 95 (13.51%) Degree
12 94 (13.37%) Data Analysis
13 85 (12.09%) MS Access
14 84 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
15 82 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
16 81 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (11.38%) Oracle
18 78 (11.10%) Python
19 77 (10.95%) Mathematics
20 74 (10.53%) Analytics
21 70 (9.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 70 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 65 (9.25%) VB
23 57 (8.11%) Derivative
23 57 (8.11%) Windows
24 55 (7.82%) C++
25 54 (7.68%) Java
25 54 (7.68%) T-SQL
26 52 (7.40%) SAS
27 47 (6.69%) Investment Banking

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 52 (7.40%) SAS
2 36 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.56%) IIS
4 8 (1.14%) CMS
4 8 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.43%) Confluence
6 3 (0.43%) Documentum
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.43%) ThingWorx
6 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.28%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 486 (69.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
4 36 (5.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 15 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.85%) SPSS
8 4 (0.57%) Stata
9 2 (0.28%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.71%) Global One
2 5 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.71%) Summit
3 2 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.28%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.28%) HFM
3 2 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.28%) Workfront
4 1 (0.14%) BPCS
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.28%) Office 365
2 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.71%) Internet
2 4 (0.57%) Firewall
2 4 (0.57%) LAN
2 4 (0.57%) WAN
3 3 (0.43%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.43%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.28%) DNS
4 2 (0.28%) HTTP
4 2 (0.28%) SAN
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) LDAP
5 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.14%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (29.45%) SQL Server
2 85 (12.09%) MS Access
3 70 (9.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (5.12%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (3.13%) QlikView
8 22 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.84%) Power BI
10 17 (2.42%) Data Mining
11 13 (1.85%) Big Data
11 13 (1.85%) PowerPivot
12 12 (1.71%) OLAP
12 12 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.56%) MySQL
13 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 37 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.42%) Cucumber
2 17 (2.42%) NUnit
2 17 (2.42%) Selenium
2 17 (2.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 13 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.71%) JIRA
5 8 (1.14%) Subversion
5 8 (1.14%) Toad
6 7 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.71%) Moq
7 5 (0.71%) XMLSpy
8 4 (0.57%) Ant
8 4 (0.57%) Maven
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.43%) ProC
9 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 303 (43.10%) Finance
2 165 (23.47%) Banking
3 113 (16.07%) Front Office
4 47 (6.69%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.56%) Retail
6 15 (2.13%) Back Office
7 12 (1.71%) Marketing
8 10 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.00%) Automotive
10 7 (1.00%) Billing
10 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.71%) French Language
11 5 (0.71%) Legal
12 4 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.57%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.57%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 327 (46.51%) Developer
2 286 (40.68%) Analyst
3 91 (12.94%) Data Analyst
4 88 (12.52%) VBA Developer
5 78 (11.10%) Excel Developer
6 63 (8.96%) SQL Developer
7 57 (8.11%) Excel VBA Developer
8 54 (7.68%) SQL Analyst
9 51 (7.25%) C# Developer
10 48 (6.83%) Business Analyst
11 46 (6.54%) Excel Analyst
12 38 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
13 35 (4.98%) Access Developer
14 32 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
15 31 (4.41%) .NET Developer
15 31 (4.41%) RAD Developer
16 28 (3.98%) Front Office Developer
17 26 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
18 24 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 23 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (18.21%) .NET
2 35 (4.98%) .NET Framework
3 24 (3.41%) HTML
4 23 (3.27%) XML
5 20 (2.84%) WCF
6 19 (2.70%) CSS
7 18 (2.56%) Web Services
8 16 (2.28%) WPF
9 15 (2.13%) WinForms
10 12 (1.71%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.56%) Entity Framework
11 11 (1.56%) WF
12 10 (1.42%) Unity DI Container
13 8 (1.14%) jQuery
13 8 (1.14%) XSLT
14 7 (1.00%) Classic ASP
15 6 (0.85%) HTML5
15 6 (0.85%) LINQ
15 6 (0.85%) MDX
16 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.11%) Derivative
3 41 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.83%) Market Risk
4 40 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 34 (4.84%) Fixed Income
6 32 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.98%) Credit Risk
8 23 (3.27%) Equities
9 13 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (1.28%) NHS
13 8 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 4 (0.57%) User Experience
17 3 (0.43%) Exotic Derivative
17 3 (0.43%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.11%) Windows
2 33 (4.69%) Unix
3 10 (1.42%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.28%) Linux
5 7 (1.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (13.37%) Data Analysis
2 84 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (10.95%) Mathematics
5 74 (10.53%) Analytics
6 43 (6.12%) Risk Management
6 43 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (5.83%) Project Management
8 40 (5.69%) RAD
9 39 (5.55%) Visualisation
10 35 (4.98%) Scrum
11 34 (4.84%) Data Management
12 33 (4.69%) Asset Management
12 33 (4.69%) Statistics
13 32 (4.55%) TDD
14 30 (4.27%) Migration
14 30 (4.27%) Validation
14 30 (4.27%) Workflow
15 29 (4.13%) Data Modelling
15 29 (4.13%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 391 (55.62%) SQL
2 178 (25.32%) C#
3 78 (11.10%) Python
4 65 (9.25%) VB
5 55 (7.82%) C++
6 54 (7.68%) Java
6 54 (7.68%) T-SQL
7 41 (5.83%) JavaScript
8 37 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 30 (4.27%) R
10 29 (4.13%) PowerShell
11 18 (2.56%) VB6
12 14 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.56%) Perl
14 9 (1.28%) C
14 9 (1.28%) PHP
15 8 (1.14%) XPath
16 6 (0.85%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (13.51%) Degree
2 27 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.00%) CFA
8 6 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.85%) CIMA
8 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.85%) PMP
9 5 (0.71%) ACCA
9 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.57%) MBA
10 4 (0.57%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.43%) MOS
11 3 (0.43%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.98%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.42%) QA
3 16 (2.28%) PMO
4 7 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.71%) Basel II
6 4 (0.57%) IFRS
6 4 (0.57%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.43%) SLA
7 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.28%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) FINREP
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) IAG
1 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Control-M
1 1 (0.14%) Core Impact
1 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 193 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.38%) Oracle
3 38 (5.41%) Tableau
4 35 (4.98%) SAP
5 29 (4.13%) Bloomberg
6 20 (2.84%) Sybase
7 13 (1.85%) Teradata
8 12 (1.71%) Kofax
9 10 (1.42%) Reuters
10 8 (1.14%) Calypso
10 8 (1.14%) Cognos
11 6 (0.85%) Google
11 6 (0.85%) Remedy
11 6 (0.85%) TOWER Software
12 5 (0.71%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.57%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.57%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.43%) JD Edwards
14 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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