Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 286 284 224
Rank change year-on-year -2 -60 +43
Contract jobs citing VBA 185 385 562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.75% 0.90% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 1.87% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 275 423
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £311 £305 £296
90th Percentile £663 £613 £638
England median daily rate £413 £401 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% -5.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Median hourly rate £30.25 £21.00 £18.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.05% +16.12% -
10th Percentile £25.18 £16.50 £17.11
90th Percentile £33.53 £27.23 £19.84
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% -49.97%

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 11,843 20,548 22,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.81% 48.15% 48.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,585 15,507 17,096
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £350
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 121 204
Median hourly rate £43.01 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.89% - -20.45%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.93 £17.75
90th Percentile £68.31 £53.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +39 53 £413 -8.33% 14
East London +51 3 £413 -2.94% 1
West London +40 3 £494 +37.15%
South London +40 2 £265 -33.75% 2
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 137 (74.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (67.57%) SQL
3 91 (49.19%) Finance
4 80 (43.24%) .NET
5 79 (42.70%) C#
6 54 (29.19%) Python
7 52 (28.11%) SQL Server
8 51 (27.57%) Banking
9 44 (23.78%) Microsoft
10 41 (22.16%) Front Office
11 37 (20.00%) Data Analysis
12 36 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (19.46%) Oracle
13 33 (17.84%) HTML
14 28 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET
15 26 (14.05%) CSS
16 25 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (13.51%) Asset Management
16 25 (13.51%) Degree
17 24 (12.97%) Windows
18 22 (11.89%) Azure
19 21 (11.35%) VB.NET
20 20 (10.81%) VB
20 20 (10.81%) JavaScript
20 20 (10.81%) QA
20 20 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (9.73%) Fixed Income
22 17 (9.19%) Derivative
22 17 (9.19%) C++

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 11 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.86%) SAS
3 7 (3.78%) NetWeaver
4 5 (2.70%) IIS
5 3 (1.62%) Confluence
5 3 (1.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 137 (74.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.78%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.41%) SAP BPC
2 5 (2.70%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (1.08%) HFM
3 2 (1.08%) Magento
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.54%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.89%) Azure
2 17 (9.19%) Power Platform
3 11 (5.95%) AWS
4 9 (4.86%) Azure Functions
4 9 (4.86%) Serverless
5 8 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.70%) Office 365
7 2 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.08%) GitHub
7 2 (1.08%) IaaS
7 2 (1.08%) PaaS
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) Firewall
1 2 (1.08%) VPN
2 1 (0.54%) DNS
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.54%) LAN
2 1 (0.54%) MPLS
2 1 (0.54%) Network Security
2 1 (0.54%) SAN
2 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (28.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.19%) Power BI
3 14 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.03%) MS Access
5 11 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.32%) OLAP
6 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.32%) Spotfire
6 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.78%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.78%) SAP BW
8 6 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.08%) MySQL
11 2 (1.08%) SAS EBI
11 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) JIRA
2 7 (3.78%) Subversion
3 6 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Moq
General
1 91 (49.19%) Finance
2 51 (27.57%) Banking
3 41 (22.16%) Front Office
4 11 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.78%) Back Office
5 7 (3.78%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.24%) Legal
7 5 (2.70%) Retail
8 4 (2.16%) Local Government
9 2 (1.08%) International Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.54%) Marketing
10 1 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.54%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 103 (55.68%) Developer
2 43 (23.24%) Analyst
3 42 (22.70%) VBA Developer
4 39 (21.08%) C# Developer
5 30 (16.22%) .NET Developer
6 20 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (10.27%) SQL Developer
8 14 (7.57%) Python Developer
9 12 (6.49%) Excel Developer
9 12 (6.49%) Excel VBA Developer
10 11 (5.95%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.86%) Consultant
11 9 (4.86%) Data Analyst
11 9 (4.86%) Junior
12 8 (4.32%) Applications Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Junior Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.78%) C++ Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Junior .NET Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (43.24%) .NET
2 33 (17.84%) HTML
3 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 26 (14.05%) CSS
4 16 (8.65%) WinForms
5 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
6 13 (7.03%) React
7 11 (5.95%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.86%) WPF
9 8 (4.32%) XML
10 7 (3.78%) .NET Core
10 7 (3.78%) SignalR
11 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET Core
12 5 (2.70%) JSON
12 5 (2.70%) ODBC
12 5 (2.70%) Smart Contracts
13 4 (2.16%) FpML
13 4 (2.16%) HTML5
13 4 (2.16%) Redux
14 2 (1.08%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.73%) Fixed Income
3 17 (9.19%) Derivative
4 13 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (5.95%) OTC Derivatives
6 7 (3.78%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.24%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.62%) NHS
10 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.08%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.08%) Swaptions
11 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.54%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.97%) Windows
2 6 (3.24%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.08%) Linux
4 2 (1.08%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) VMS
4 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 36 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.51%) Asset Management
3 25 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (8.65%) Visualisation
6 15 (8.11%) Analytics
7 14 (7.57%) Low Latency
7 14 (7.57%) Migration
8 13 (7.03%) OO
9 12 (6.49%) Data Mapping
9 12 (6.49%) Mathematics
9 12 (6.49%) Scrum
10 11 (5.95%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.41%) Performance Attribution
11 10 (5.41%) Statistics
12 9 (4.86%) Machine Learning
12 9 (4.86%) OOP
12 9 (4.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (67.57%) SQL
2 79 (42.70%) C#
3 54 (29.19%) Python
4 21 (11.35%) VB.NET
5 20 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.81%) VB
6 17 (9.19%) C++
7 13 (7.03%) R
8 12 (6.49%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.78%) ABAP
10 7 (3.78%) MATLAB
11 6 (3.24%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.16%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.08%) C
13 2 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) VB6
13 2 (1.08%) VBScript
13 2 (1.08%) VC++
14 1 (0.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.16%) SAP Certification
4 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) CISSP
5 1 (0.54%) EnCE
5 1 (0.54%) GCFA
5 1 (0.54%) GCFE
5 1 (0.54%) GREM
5 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.54%) PhD
5 1 (0.54%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.81%) QA
2 9 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) Basel II
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) SCCM
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.54%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.54%) EnCase
2 1 (0.54%) FTK
2 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.54%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) SCOM
2 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.46%) Oracle
3 12 (6.49%) Bloomberg
4 11 (5.95%) SAP
5 9 (4.86%) Tableau
6 8 (4.32%) Cognos
7 5 (2.70%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.62%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.08%) Aderant
9 2 (1.08%) Adobe
9 2 (1.08%) Google
9 2 (1.08%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.08%) iManage
9 2 (1.08%) Intapp
9 2 (1.08%) UiPath
10 1 (0.54%) Ariba
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco
10 1 (0.54%) CommVault
10 1 (0.54%) Dell
10 1 (0.54%) McAfee