Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 235 315
Rank change year-on-year -90 +80 -8
Contract jobs citing VBA 258 126 276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.80% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 74 206
10th Percentile £304 £336 £315
25th Percentile £350 £443 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £650 £550
90th Percentile £650 £750 £638
England median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £34.53 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +64.43% +16.67%
England median hourly rate £15.19 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.95% +7.32% +13.89%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,273 7,008 17,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.79% 50.81% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,291 5,140 13,437
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £613
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £525 £499 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.32% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 40 112
10th Percentile £24.50 £17.90 £17.63
25th Percentile £35.25 £24.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate £51.88 £36.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +44.10% -24.21% +28.07%
75th Percentile £63.56 £40.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.03 £54.10 £55.50
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.33% -16.67% +6.90%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBA in London.

Daily rate trend for VBA in London

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBA in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBA in London.

Hourly rate trend for VBA in London

VBA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Central London -4 78 £350 -24.32% 16
North London +3 4 £150 -
South London +4 3 £550 +8.91%
East London -8 2 £307 -46.14% 5
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 191 (74.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 174 (67.44%) SQL
3 146 (56.59%) Finance
4 106 (41.09%) C#
5 100 (38.76%) Python
6 85 (32.95%) .NET
6 85 (32.95%) SQL Server
7 75 (29.07%) Banking
8 70 (27.13%) Data Analysis
9 66 (25.58%) Social Skills
10 61 (23.64%) Oracle
11 56 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (20.54%) VB
12 53 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (19.38%) .NET Framework
14 49 (18.99%) Front Office
15 48 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (18.22%) Microsoft
17 42 (16.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 42 (16.28%) C++
17 42 (16.28%) R
18 38 (14.73%) Power BI
18 38 (14.73%) T-SQL
18 38 (14.73%) Degree
18 38 (14.73%) Power Platform
19 37 (14.34%) Alteryx
20 34 (13.18%) Mathematics
20 34 (13.18%) Java
21 33 (12.79%) Analytics
22 32 (12.40%) Derivative

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.98%) Jupyter
3 8 (3.10%) IIS
4 7 (2.71%) SAS
5 4 (1.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.39%) Jetty
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 191 (74.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (16.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.55%) Maximo
3 1 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.39%) Endur
3 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) Findur
3 1 (0.39%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.39%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.73%) Power Platform
2 28 (10.85%) Azure
3 10 (3.88%) GitHub
4 7 (2.71%) AWS
4 7 (2.71%) Snowflake
5 5 (1.94%) SaaS
6 4 (1.55%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.16%) GCP
7 3 (1.16%) IaaS
7 3 (1.16%) PaaS
7 3 (1.16%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) FTP
2 6 (2.33%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 38 (14.73%) Power BI
3 29 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (10.85%) Tableau
5 25 (9.69%) Oracle Database
6 24 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (8.14%) QlikView
8 19 (7.36%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (3.49%) MySQL
11 8 (3.10%) Data Mining
11 8 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (3.10%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.71%) NoSQL
13 6 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (1.94%) MS Access
15 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.78%) Data Vault
15 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (6.20%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.88%) JIRA
3 7 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.55%) Subversion
6 3 (1.16%) Maven
6 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.78%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.78%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.39%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.39%) ERwin
8 1 (0.39%) Gradle
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.39%) Moq
8 1 (0.39%) MSTest
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 146 (56.59%) Finance
2 75 (29.07%) Banking
3 66 (25.58%) Social Skills
4 53 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (18.99%) Front Office
6 23 (8.91%) Investment Banking
7 16 (6.20%) Marketing
7 16 (6.20%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (5.43%) Legal
9 10 (3.88%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (2.33%) Advertising
11 6 (2.33%) Retail
12 4 (1.55%) Billing
12 4 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.78%) International Banking
13 2 (0.78%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 128 (49.61%) Developer
2 70 (27.13%) Analyst
3 47 (18.22%) C# Developer
4 28 (10.85%) Data Analyst
5 25 (9.69%) Excel Developer
6 20 (7.75%) VBA Developer
7 18 (6.98%) Front Office Developer
7 18 (6.98%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.98%) Python Developer
8 17 (6.59%) Data Scientist
9 15 (5.81%) Front Office RAD Developer
9 15 (5.81%) RAD Developer
9 15 (5.81%) SharePoint Developer
9 15 (5.81%) SQL Developer
10 14 (5.43%) Qualitative Analyst
10 14 (5.43%) Quantitative Analyst
11 13 (5.04%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.04%) Banking Analyst
11 13 (5.04%) Consultant
11 13 (5.04%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (32.95%) .NET
2 50 (19.38%) .NET Framework
3 17 (6.59%) XML
4 16 (6.20%) Shiny
5 15 (5.81%) D3.js
5 15 (5.81%) HTML
5 15 (5.81%) WPF
6 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.88%) JSON
8 8 (3.10%) CSS
8 8 (3.10%) WinForms
9 5 (1.94%) .NET Core
9 5 (1.94%) REST
10 4 (1.55%) Ajax
10 4 (1.55%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (1.16%) LDAP
11 3 (1.16%) Pandas
11 3 (1.16%) Spring
11 3 (1.16%) Spring Boot
12 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.40%) Derivative
2 21 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.59%) Fixed Income
4 16 (6.20%) Market Risk
5 15 (5.81%) Algorithms
5 15 (5.81%) Equities
5 15 (5.81%) Social Media
6 13 (5.04%) Credit Risk
7 11 (4.26%) Hedge funds
8 9 (3.49%) User Experience
9 8 (3.10%) Swaptions
10 7 (2.71%) FMCG
11 6 (2.33%) Animation
11 6 (2.33%) Robotics
12 5 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.55%) Reference Data
14 3 (1.16%) Clustering
14 3 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (1.16%) Replication
15 2 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.85%) Windows
2 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.16%) Linux
4 3 (1.16%) Unix
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.13%) Data Analysis
2 56 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (13.18%) Mathematics
5 33 (12.79%) Analytics
6 30 (11.63%) Visualisation
7 28 (10.85%) DevOps
8 26 (10.08%) Data Science
9 24 (9.30%) Asset Management
9 24 (9.30%) Decision-Making
10 23 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (8.53%) Statistics
12 21 (8.14%) Investment Management
12 21 (8.14%) Machine Learning
13 20 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (6.98%) RAD
15 16 (6.20%) B2B
15 16 (6.20%) Quantitative Research
16 15 (5.81%) Digital Analytics
Programming Languages
1 174 (67.44%) SQL
2 106 (41.09%) C#
3 100 (38.76%) Python
4 53 (20.54%) VB
5 42 (16.28%) C++
5 42 (16.28%) R
6 38 (14.73%) T-SQL
7 34 (13.18%) Java
8 31 (12.02%) VB.NET
9 23 (8.91%) JavaScript
10 20 (7.75%) PowerShell
11 15 (5.81%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.94%) C
13 4 (1.55%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.78%) Korn
14 2 (0.78%) VBScript
15 1 (0.39%) Groovy
15 1 (0.39%) Perl
15 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (14.73%) Degree
2 8 (3.10%) CISM
2 8 (3.10%) CISSP
2 8 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) MBA
5 1 (0.39%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.85%) QA
2 14 (5.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.16%) GDPR
3 3 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.78%) Basel III
4 2 (0.78%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Docker
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.10%) CSIRT
2 3 (1.16%) Ansible
2 3 (1.16%) Control-M
2 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (1.16%) QRadar
2 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.78%) Netcool
3 2 (0.78%) Rundeck
3 2 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (23.64%) Oracle
2 47 (18.22%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.34%) Alteryx
4 17 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.88%) Bloomberg
6 8 (3.10%) Citrix
6 8 (3.10%) Dataiku
7 6 (2.33%) Automation Anywhere
7 6 (2.33%) Google
7 6 (2.33%) IBM
8 5 (1.94%) Cognos
9 4 (1.55%) QAD
9 4 (1.55%) Refinitiv
9 4 (1.55%) Workday
10 3 (1.16%) Adaptive Insights
10 3 (1.16%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.16%) EMC
10 3 (1.16%) SAP
10 3 (1.16%) Splunk
10 3 (1.16%) Sybase