Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 222 272
Rank change year-on-year -58 +50 -91
Contract jobs citing VBA 404 579 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.24% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 2.57% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 429 291
London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -10.01%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £273
90th Percentile £690 £688 £600
England median daily rate £413 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -2.94% +9.61% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
London median hourly rate £18.00 - £14.03
England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £17.08
% change year-on-year -36.84% +66.89% -16.70%

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 22,281 22,543 18,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.07% 48.34% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,887 17,297 14,136
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £320
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 156 124
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £18.70 £18.25 £16.58
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.13 £65.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 2019. 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 -32 111 £455 +1.11% 27
West London +23 12 £368 +5.00% 7
East London -34 10 £450 +12.50% 4
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 304 (75.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 240 (59.41%) SQL
3 182 (45.05%) Finance
4 151 (37.38%) SQL Server
5 118 (29.21%) C#
6 111 (27.48%) .NET
7 92 (22.77%) Banking
8 74 (18.32%) Analytics
9 71 (17.57%) VB
10 70 (17.33%) Python
11 69 (17.08%) Microsoft
12 68 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
13 67 (16.58%) Oracle
14 64 (15.84%) Front Office
15 57 (14.11%) Degree
16 56 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
17 55 (13.61%) T-SQL
18 54 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
18 54 (13.37%) Data Analysis
19 50 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
20 48 (11.88%) Tableau
21 47 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (11.39%) Windows
23 44 (10.89%) Derivative
24 42 (10.40%) Java
25 39 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
26 38 (9.41%) MS Access
26 38 (9.41%) ETL
26 38 (9.41%) Mathematics
26 38 (9.41%) Continuous Integration

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 19 (4.70%) IIS
2 13 (3.22%) SAS
3 12 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.73%) Confluence
5 6 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Appian
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 304 (75.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (7.92%) Spreadsheet
4 27 (6.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.50%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.74%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (0.74%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.74%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.50%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Endur
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.22%) GitHub
4 10 (2.48%) Office 365
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.73%) PuTTY
1 7 (1.73%) Skype
1 7 (1.73%) VPN
1 7 (1.73%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.24%) Internet
2 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.24%) Wireless
3 3 (0.74%) SMS
4 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (37.38%) SQL Server
2 54 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (9.41%) MS Access
4 26 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (5.94%) Relational Database
5 24 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (5.45%) Power BI
6 22 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (4.46%) Oracle Database
8 16 (3.96%) RDBMS
9 13 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (2.97%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.72%) Big Data
11 11 (2.72%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.48%) Hadoop
12 10 (2.48%) Neo4j
12 10 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.96%) JIRA
2 12 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.72%) TeamCity
3 11 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.23%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.23%) Selenium
5 9 (2.23%) SpecFlow
5 9 (2.23%) Subversion
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 6 (1.49%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.24%) Toad
9 4 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.74%) Maven
11 2 (0.50%) JMeter
11 2 (0.50%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 182 (45.05%) Finance
2 92 (22.77%) Banking
3 64 (15.84%) Front Office
4 34 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 25 (6.19%) Retail
6 10 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.98%) Billing
8 7 (1.73%) Back Office
8 7 (1.73%) Legal
9 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 244 (60.40%) Developer
2 108 (26.73%) Analyst
3 96 (23.76%) VBA Developer
4 63 (15.59%) Excel Developer
5 56 (13.86%) C# Developer
6 46 (11.39%) Excel VBA Developer
7 45 (11.14%) .NET Developer
8 34 (8.42%) Data Analyst
8 34 (8.42%) SQL Developer
9 32 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (6.68%) Access Developer
11 26 (6.44%) Python Developer
12 23 (5.69%) SQL Analyst
13 22 (5.45%) Access VBA Developer
14 20 (4.95%) Excel Analyst
14 20 (4.95%) Quantitative Developer
15 15 (3.71%) Pricing Developer
16 14 (3.47%) C# Pricing Developer
16 14 (3.47%) C# Quant Developer
17 12 (2.97%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.48%) .NET
2 31 (7.67%) WPF
3 28 (6.93%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.46%) .NET Framework
5 16 (3.96%) ASP.NET Core
6 14 (3.47%) Entity Framework
7 13 (3.22%) WinForms
8 12 (2.97%) XML
9 9 (2.23%) Web Services
10 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.49%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.49%) Pandas
12 5 (1.24%) HTML
12 5 (1.24%) Middleware
12 5 (1.24%) SOAP
13 4 (0.99%) Fluent NHibernate
13 4 (0.99%) JSON
13 4 (0.99%) Kafka
13 4 (0.99%) MDX
13 4 (0.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (10.89%) Derivative
3 36 (8.91%) Fixed Income
4 26 (6.44%) Equities
5 22 (5.45%) Reinsurance
6 21 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.96%) Credit Derivative
7 16 (3.96%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.47%) Market Risk
9 12 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (2.72%) FMCG
11 10 (2.48%) Data Structures
11 10 (2.48%) Taxonomies
12 8 (1.98%) EPoS
13 7 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (1.49%) LIMS
14 6 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
15 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 5 (1.24%) Podcast
15 5 (1.24%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.39%) Windows
2 14 (3.47%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.23%) Unix
3 9 (2.23%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.98%) Linux
4 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.74%) Solaris
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.32%) Analytics
2 68 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (13.37%) Data Analysis
5 47 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (9.41%) ETL
6 38 (9.41%) Mathematics
7 36 (8.91%) Asset Management
8 29 (7.18%) TDD
9 27 (6.68%) Risk Management
9 27 (6.68%) SDLC
9 27 (6.68%) Visualisation
10 23 (5.69%) MVC
10 23 (5.69%) Software Engineering
10 23 (5.69%) Test Automation
11 21 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.95%) Migration
13 19 (4.70%) Test Scripting
14 18 (4.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 240 (59.41%) SQL
2 118 (29.21%) C#
3 71 (17.57%) VB
4 70 (17.33%) Python
5 55 (13.61%) T-SQL
6 42 (10.40%) Java
7 36 (8.91%) VB.NET
8 29 (7.18%) PowerShell
9 25 (6.19%) PL/SQL
10 20 (4.95%) C++
11 16 (3.96%) R
12 12 (2.97%) VB6
13 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.24%) Perl
15 4 (0.99%) C
15 4 (0.99%) PHP
15 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.74%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (14.11%) Degree
2 24 (5.94%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (3.71%) PhD
4 9 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.24%) MCDST
5 5 (1.24%) MCSE
5 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.74%) ACCA
8 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) CFA
8 2 (0.50%) CIMA
9 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.68%) QA
2 19 (4.70%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) Basel III
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.98%) Docker
2 8 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.73%) BitLocker
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.50%) HDFS
6 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.47%) SCCM
2 7 (1.73%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.99%) Ansible
5 3 (0.74%) Control-M
6 2 (0.50%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 69 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.58%) Oracle
3 48 (11.88%) Tableau
4 22 (5.45%) Cognos
5 21 (5.20%) Bloomberg
6 19 (4.70%) Citrix
7 11 (2.72%) IBM
8 10 (2.48%) Charles River
8 10 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.98%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.98%) HP
9 8 (1.98%) Reuters
9 8 (1.98%) VMware
10 7 (1.73%) Avaya
10 7 (1.73%) Cisco
10 7 (1.73%) Dell
10 7 (1.73%) iManage
10 7 (1.73%) Polycom
10 7 (1.73%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.49%) LabWare