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 3 months to 28 March 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 188 145
Rank change year-on-year -24 -43  
Contract jobs citing VBA 207 287 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.29% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 3.03% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 192 267
Median daily rate £450 £429 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.95% -4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £674 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.49 £17.38 £22.56
% change year-on-year +144.53% -22.98%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8987 9484 8988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.10% 42.52% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 7117 6500
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +20.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.72 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in London

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London -30 30 £375 -13.54% 16
Docklands, London - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £250 - 2
West End of London - 1 £400 -
Brentford - 1 - -
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 211 (53.28%) SQL
2 209 (52.78%) Finance
3 126 (31.82%) MS Excel
4 121 (30.56%) SQL Server
5 115 (29.04%) Banking
6 104 (26.26%) C#
7 99 (25.00%) .NET
8 81 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 69 (17.42%) Front Office
10 66 (16.67%) Oracle
11 63 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (15.40%) Degree
14 53 (13.38%) MS Access
15 49 (12.37%) Python
15 49 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (12.12%) VB
17 44 (11.11%) Mathematics
17 44 (11.11%) Analytics
18 43 (10.86%) Java
19 42 (10.61%) Windows
20 40 (10.10%) Data Analysis
21 38 (9.60%) Investment Banking
22 37 (9.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 35 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 34 (8.59%) Unit Testing
24 34 (8.59%) VB.NET
24 34 (8.59%) T-SQL
25 33 (8.33%) MS Office
26 30 (7.58%) .NET Framework

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 23 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.29%) SAS
3 7 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.52%) IIS
5 5 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.26%) Confluence
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.51%) Apache
6 2 (0.51%) CMS
6 2 (0.51%) Drupal
6 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.33%) MS Office
3 30 (7.58%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.27%) MS Project
6 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.01%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.51%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (0.51%) Global One
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.51%) Relativity
2 2 (0.51%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.51%) Summit
2 2 (0.51%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.25%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.80%) Office 365
2 18 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.25%) Broadband
1 1 (0.25%) HTTP
1 1 (0.25%) LDAP
1 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 53 (13.38%) MS Access
3 37 (9.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (6.31%) Oracle Database
7 24 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
8 23 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (4.29%) Power BI
11 16 (4.04%) QlikView
12 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (2.78%) OLAP
16 10 (2.53%) Data Mining
17 9 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (2.27%) Relational Database
18 5 (1.26%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.78%) JIRA
3 10 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.02%) Selenium
6 7 (1.77%) Subversion
6 7 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.01%) Build Forge
8 4 (1.01%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.01%) Hudson
8 4 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.51%) Moq
10 2 (0.51%) NUnit
11 1 (0.25%) Gradle
11 1 (0.25%) Mockito
General
1 209 (52.78%) Finance
2 115 (29.04%) Banking
3 69 (17.42%) Front Office
4 38 (9.60%) Investment Banking
5 25 (6.31%) Retail
6 9 (2.27%) Back Office
7 8 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.02%) Marketing
8 7 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.26%) Legal
9 5 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.01%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.76%) French Language
11 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 220 (55.56%) Developer
2 162 (40.91%) Analyst
3 58 (14.65%) VBA Developer
4 47 (11.87%) Data Analyst
5 46 (11.62%) Excel Developer
6 41 (10.35%) SQL Developer
7 39 (9.85%) Analyst Developer
7 39 (9.85%) C# Developer
8 37 (9.34%) Excel VBA Developer
9 36 (9.09%) .NET Developer
10 35 (8.84%) SQL Analyst
11 27 (6.82%) Business Analyst
12 25 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (5.81%) Excel Analyst
14 17 (4.29%) Front Office Developer
15 16 (4.04%) Access Developer
15 16 (4.04%) SQL Data Analyst
16 15 (3.79%) Developer Analyst
17 13 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
17 13 (3.28%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (25.00%) .NET
2 30 (7.58%) .NET Framework
3 21 (5.30%) WPF
4 14 (3.54%) WinForms
5 13 (3.28%) Web Services
6 10 (2.53%) HTML
6 10 (2.53%) REST
6 10 (2.53%) WCF
7 9 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.27%) XML
8 8 (2.02%) CSS
8 8 (2.02%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.52%) J2EE
9 6 (1.52%) Spring
10 5 (1.26%) D3.js
10 5 (1.26%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.26%) JSON
10 5 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.01%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.31%) Derivative
3 24 (6.06%) Fixed Income
3 24 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (5.81%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.30%) Equities
6 19 (4.80%) Computer Science
6 19 (4.80%) Market Risk
7 11 (2.78%) Credit Risk
7 11 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.52%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.26%) FMCG
10 4 (1.01%) NHS
11 3 (0.76%) Exotic Derivative
11 3 (0.76%) Swaptions
12 2 (0.51%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.61%) Windows
2 13 (3.28%) Unix
2 13 (3.28%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (11.11%) Analytics
3 44 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 40 (10.10%) Data Analysis
5 34 (8.59%) Unit Testing
6 29 (7.32%) Visualisation
7 27 (6.82%) Asset Management
7 27 (6.82%) Migration
8 23 (5.81%) MVC
8 23 (5.81%) Risk Management
9 22 (5.56%) RAD
10 20 (5.05%) Data Modelling
11 19 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.80%) Validation
12 18 (4.55%) Data Management
12 18 (4.55%) Investment Management
13 17 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (4.04%) Scrum
15 14 (3.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 211 (53.28%) SQL
2 104 (26.26%) C#
3 49 (12.37%) Python
4 48 (12.12%) VB
5 43 (10.86%) Java
6 34 (8.59%) T-SQL
6 34 (8.59%) VB.NET
7 29 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 28 (7.07%) C++
9 15 (3.79%) VB6
10 12 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.03%) R
11 11 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.53%) C
13 7 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.77%) VBScript
14 6 (1.52%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.52%) Perl
15 5 (1.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 61 (15.40%) Degree
2 10 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
4 5 (1.26%) CFA
4 5 (1.26%) CIMA
5 4 (1.01%) ACCA
5 4 (1.01%) MBA
6 3 (0.76%) PhD
7 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) AAT
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.30%) Data Quality
2 19 (4.80%) QA
3 9 (2.27%) PMO
4 6 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.26%) IFRS
5 5 (1.26%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.51%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.51%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) IAG
2 1 (0.25%) XenApp
2 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) EnCase
1 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.25%) Control-M
2 1 (0.25%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 81 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 66 (16.67%) Oracle
3 26 (6.57%) Bloomberg
4 19 (4.80%) Tableau
5 17 (4.29%) SAP
5 17 (4.29%) Sybase
6 14 (3.54%) Teradata
7 8 (2.02%) Reuters
8 7 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.52%) Cognos
9 6 (1.52%) Kofax
10 5 (1.26%) Calypso
10 5 (1.26%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.01%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.76%) Citrix
12 3 (0.76%) IBM
12 3 (0.76%) Remedy
12 3 (0.76%) Workday
13 2 (0.51%) Nuix
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