Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 307 220
Rank change year-on-year +6 -87 +57
Contract jobs citing VBA 248 398 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.85% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.55% 1.68% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 275 453
London median daily rate £488 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £315 £311 £288
90th Percentile £643 £713 £700
England median daily rate £449 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.59% -5.56% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -26.49% +77.94%
10th Percentile £16.50 £18.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £31.50 £34.63 £25.86
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -32.08% +59.11%

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 15,973 23,679 23,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.95% 50.33% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,909 18,076 17,573
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £367 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 116 145
London median hourly rate £42.06 £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% +12.50% -3.56%
10th Percentile £17.18 £18.54 £18.01
90th Percentile £60.05 £58.75 £54.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.92% +5.66% +3.56%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 -10 55 £500 +5.26% 17
South London +49 7 £325 -21.21% 2
West London +20 7 £550 +46.67% 4
East London +30 2 £500 +11.11% 3
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 189 (76.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (60.08%) SQL
3 108 (43.55%) Finance
4 70 (28.23%) SQL Server
5 66 (26.61%) Python
6 62 (25.00%) Banking
7 61 (24.60%) C#
8 60 (24.19%) Microsoft
9 56 (22.58%) .NET
10 46 (18.55%) Windows
11 45 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (16.94%) Front Office
13 40 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (13.31%) Oracle
14 33 (13.31%) Azure
15 30 (12.10%) MS Access
16 27 (10.89%) Data Analysis
16 27 (10.89%) PowerShell
17 26 (10.48%) QA
17 26 (10.48%) Migration
18 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (9.68%) VB
19 24 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (9.27%) T-SQL
20 23 (9.27%) Windows 10
21 22 (8.87%) Scrum
21 22 (8.87%) Visualisation
22 21 (8.47%) C++
23 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Office

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 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.23%) Confluence
3 7 (2.82%) SAS
4 5 (2.02%) IIS
4 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.61%) JBoss
5 4 (1.61%) Jetty
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.21%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.81%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Mendix
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 189 (76.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (5.65%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.81%) SPSS
7 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Misys Opics
2 5 (2.02%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.81%) HFM
3 2 (0.81%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.40%) LongView
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
4 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.31%) Azure
2 19 (7.66%) Power Platform
3 18 (7.26%) AWS
4 12 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (4.84%) Azure Functions
4 12 (4.84%) Serverless
5 11 (4.44%) Office 365
6 2 (0.81%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.61%) SSH
2 2 (0.81%) DNS
2 2 (0.81%) VPN
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) MPLS
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) SAN
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (28.23%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.10%) MS Access
3 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (7.26%) Power BI
6 14 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.65%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.65%) Spotfire
7 13 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.63%) MySQL
9 8 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.03%) JIRA
2 10 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.23%) Subversion
4 7 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.42%) Selenium
6 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.61%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.61%) FishEye
7 4 (1.61%) Gradle
7 4 (1.61%) Hudson
7 4 (1.61%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.61%) Maven
7 4 (1.61%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.61%) Poseidon for UML
7 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 108 (43.55%) Finance
2 62 (25.00%) Banking
3 42 (16.94%) Front Office
4 10 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.63%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.23%) Back Office
7 7 (2.82%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.21%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Marketing
10 2 (0.81%) Retail
10 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.40%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 121 (48.79%) Developer
2 48 (19.35%) Analyst
3 47 (18.95%) VBA Developer
4 35 (14.11%) SQL Developer
5 30 (12.10%) C# Developer
6 28 (11.29%) .NET Developer
7 23 (9.27%) Excel Developer
8 21 (8.47%) Excel VBA Developer
9 16 (6.45%) Data Analyst
10 15 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (5.65%) Python Developer
12 12 (4.84%) Access Developer
12 12 (4.84%) Business Analyst
12 12 (4.84%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (4.03%) C++ Developer
14 9 (3.63%) Applications Support
14 9 (3.63%) Deployment Engineer
15 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
16 7 (2.82%) Analyst Developer
16 7 (2.82%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.58%) .NET
2 19 (7.66%) HTML
3 15 (6.05%) React
4 14 (5.65%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.84%) .NET Framework
5 12 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 12 (4.84%) XML
6 11 (4.44%) WinForms
6 11 (4.44%) WPF
7 9 (3.63%) CSS
8 6 (2.42%) JSON
8 6 (2.42%) SignalR
9 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (2.02%) EDIFACT
9 5 (2.02%) HTML5
9 5 (2.02%) Node.js
9 5 (2.02%) Web Services
10 4 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (1.61%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.45%) Derivative
3 10 (4.03%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.42%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.02%) Equities
7 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.61%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
8 4 (1.61%) User Experience
9 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.21%) Swaptions
10 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.81%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.81%) Robotics
11 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.55%) Windows
2 23 (9.27%) Windows 10
3 17 (6.85%) Windows 7
4 13 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.44%) Linux
6 5 (2.02%) Android
6 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.61%) CentOS
7 4 (1.61%) Debian
7 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.81%) Unix
8 2 (0.81%) VMS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (10.89%) Data Analysis
4 26 (10.48%) Migration
5 22 (8.87%) Scrum
5 22 (8.87%) Visualisation
6 20 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (8.06%) Statistics
7 19 (7.66%) Asset Management
8 17 (6.85%) DevOps
9 14 (5.65%) Project Management
9 14 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (5.24%) Analytics
10 13 (5.24%) ETL
10 13 (5.24%) Systematic Trading
11 12 (4.84%) Low Latency
11 12 (4.84%) Mathematics
11 12 (4.84%) Risk Management
12 11 (4.44%) Data Acquisition
12 11 (4.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 149 (60.08%) SQL
2 66 (26.61%) Python
3 61 (24.60%) C#
4 27 (10.89%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.68%) VB
6 23 (9.27%) T-SQL
7 21 (8.47%) C++
8 18 (7.26%) R
9 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
10 14 (5.65%) VB.NET
11 12 (4.84%) Java
12 9 (3.63%) MATLAB
12 9 (3.63%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.42%) Clojure
14 4 (1.61%) ClojureScript
14 4 (1.61%) Groovy
14 4 (1.61%) Perl
14 4 (1.61%) Scala
14 4 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.24%) Degree
2 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.81%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) ACCA
5 1 (0.40%) CIMA
5 1 (0.40%) CISSP
5 1 (0.40%) EnCE
5 1 (0.40%) GCFA
5 1 (0.40%) GCFE
5 1 (0.40%) GREM
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
5 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.48%) QA
2 9 (3.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.81%) COREP
4 2 (0.81%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.81%) IFRS
4 2 (0.81%) MiFID
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.63%) SCCM
2 5 (2.02%) Puppet
3 4 (1.61%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.40%) Control-M
4 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.40%) EnCase
4 1 (0.40%) FTK
4 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.31%) Oracle
3 14 (5.65%) Tableau
4 11 (4.44%) Bloomberg
5 8 (3.23%) SAP
5 8 (3.23%) Trayport
6 7 (2.82%) Sun
7 6 (2.42%) Dell
7 6 (2.42%) Infor
7 6 (2.42%) Misys
8 5 (2.02%) HP
9 4 (1.61%) Citrix
9 4 (1.61%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.61%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.61%) Sybase
10 3 (1.21%) Google
11 2 (0.81%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.81%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.81%) Reuters