Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 223 245
Rank change year-on-year -63 +22 -73
Contract jobs citing VBA 404 507 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.89% 1.18% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.77% 2.46% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 349 367
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £323 £288 £213
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
London median hourly rate £18.09 £20.91 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +25.55% -7.47%
10th Percentile £17.11 £19.82 £12.97
90th Percentile £31.12 £24.70 £21.90
England median hourly rate £18.09 £23.24 £19.61
% change year-on-year -22.19% +18.52% -12.84%

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 22,783 20,623 19,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.04% 47.87% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,378 15,342 14,906
London median daily rate £520 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 152 91
London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +46.71% -1.43%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.28 £14.13
90th Percentile £60.50 £52.45 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +4.90%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -19 109 £500 +8.70% 17
West London -15 15 £341 +20.80% 5
South London -22 15 £375 - 2
East London -18 12 £450 +12.50% 5
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 306 (75.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 229 (56.68%) SQL
3 201 (49.75%) Finance
4 135 (33.42%) C#
4 135 (33.42%) SQL Server
5 91 (22.52%) Python
6 89 (22.03%) .NET
7 88 (21.78%) Front Office
8 85 (21.04%) Microsoft
9 84 (20.79%) Analytics
10 77 (19.06%) Banking
11 72 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (16.34%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (15.10%) Java
14 59 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (13.37%) Oracle
16 51 (12.62%) Derivative
17 48 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (10.89%) R
19 43 (10.64%) T-SQL
20 42 (10.40%) Spreadsheet
20 42 (10.40%) Tableau
21 37 (9.16%) Degree
22 35 (8.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 35 (8.66%) VB
23 34 (8.42%) Windows
23 34 (8.42%) OO
23 34 (8.42%) Fixed Income
23 34 (8.42%) Asset Management
23 34 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 17 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.72%) SAS
3 8 (1.98%) IIS
4 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.49%) Confluence
6 5 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.99%) JBoss
8 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.74%) Jetty
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 306 (75.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (10.40%) Spreadsheet
3 28 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (0.74%) HFM
3 3 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.50%) Eikon
4 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.50%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.50%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.50%) Summit
4 2 (0.50%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.25%) MoSes
5 1 (0.25%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.97%) Office 365
4 7 (1.73%) GitHub
4 7 (1.73%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.50%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.23%) SMS
2 8 (1.98%) Internet
3 7 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.99%) SSH
4 4 (0.99%) Wireless
5 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.74%) LAN
5 3 (0.74%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) DSL
6 2 (0.50%) Firewall
6 2 (0.50%) NAS
6 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.25%) HTTP
7 1 (0.25%) MPLS
7 1 (0.25%) SAN
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (33.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (8.17%) Relational Database
5 31 (7.67%) Power BI
6 28 (6.93%) MS Access
7 26 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (6.44%) MongoDB
8 24 (5.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 23 (5.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (3.47%) Oracle Database
12 13 (3.22%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (2.72%) Big Data
14 10 (2.48%) Qlik Sense
14 10 (2.48%) QlikView
14 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (2.23%) Hadoop
15 9 (2.23%) OLAP
15 9 (2.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (5.20%) JIRA
2 14 (3.47%) Cucumber
2 14 (3.47%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.22%) RStudio
3 13 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.97%) Selenium
5 11 (2.72%) SpecFlow
6 10 (2.48%) Maven
7 9 (2.23%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.23%) Subversion
8 5 (1.24%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.99%) Selendroid
10 3 (0.74%) Ant
10 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.74%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.74%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.74%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 201 (49.75%) Finance
2 88 (21.78%) Front Office
3 77 (19.06%) Banking
4 20 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.22%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.22%) Marketing
6 10 (2.48%) Advertising
7 7 (1.73%) Back Office
7 7 (1.73%) Legal
8 6 (1.49%) Law
8 6 (1.49%) Retail
9 3 (0.74%) French Language
9 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (55.20%) Developer
2 109 (26.98%) Analyst
3 95 (23.51%) VBA Developer
4 53 (13.12%) Excel Developer
5 50 (12.38%) Excel VBA Developer
6 45 (11.14%) C# Developer
7 41 (10.15%) SQL Developer
8 37 (9.16%) .NET Developer
9 33 (8.17%) Data Analyst
10 26 (6.44%) Python Developer
11 24 (5.94%) Senior Developer
12 23 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (5.45%) Front Office Developer
14 18 (4.46%) RAD Developer
15 17 (4.21%) Risk Analyst
16 16 (3.96%) Access Developer
17 14 (3.47%) Access VBA Developer
17 14 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 14 (3.47%) Consultant
17 14 (3.47%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (22.03%) .NET
2 19 (4.70%) XML
3 18 (4.46%) WPF
4 17 (4.21%) Web Services
5 16 (3.96%) JSON
6 15 (3.71%) REST
7 12 (2.97%) HTML
8 9 (2.23%) WCF
9 7 (1.73%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.73%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.73%) Pandas
9 7 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.73%) Spring
10 6 (1.49%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.49%) Task Parallel Library
11 5 (1.24%) HTML5
11 5 (1.24%) Node.js
11 5 (1.24%) NumPy
11 5 (1.24%) React
12 4 (0.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.62%) Derivative
2 48 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.42%) Fixed Income
4 21 (5.20%) Market Risk
4 21 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.96%) Equities
6 15 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.47%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (1.73%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.49%) Reference Data
11 6 (1.49%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.24%) Fintech
12 5 (1.24%) User Experience
13 4 (0.99%) Wiki
14 3 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (0.74%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.42%) Windows
2 13 (3.22%) Windows 10
3 11 (2.72%) Android
4 10 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.98%) Linux
6 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.49%) Unix
6 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) Debian
8 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.79%) Analytics
2 72 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (16.34%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (8.42%) Asset Management
5 34 (8.42%) Data Analysis
5 34 (8.42%) OO
5 34 (8.42%) Test Automation
6 32 (7.92%) Data Analytics
7 31 (7.67%) TDD
8 30 (7.43%) ETL
9 29 (7.18%) Migration
10 28 (6.93%) Validation
11 27 (6.68%) Data Modelling
12 26 (6.44%) Scrum
13 25 (6.19%) RAD
14 24 (5.94%) Mathematics
14 24 (5.94%) Risk Management
15 23 (5.69%) SDLC
16 20 (4.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 229 (56.68%) SQL
2 135 (33.42%) C#
3 91 (22.52%) Python
4 61 (15.10%) Java
5 44 (10.89%) R
6 43 (10.64%) T-SQL
7 35 (8.66%) VB
8 31 (7.67%) VB.NET
9 23 (5.69%) C++
10 20 (4.95%) PowerShell
11 17 (4.21%) JavaScript
12 16 (3.96%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.48%) Ruby
14 9 (2.23%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.98%) Scala
16 7 (1.73%) Perl
17 6 (1.49%) C
18 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (9.16%) Degree
2 7 (1.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.99%) MCDST
4 4 (0.99%) MCSE
4 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.50%) CCNA
6 2 (0.50%) CCNP
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) MBA
7 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.45%) QA
2 21 (5.20%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.48%) PMO
4 4 (0.99%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.74%) GDPR
5 3 (0.74%) MiFID
6 2 (0.50%) Basel II
6 2 (0.50%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.48%) Docker
2 7 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.50%) HDFS
4 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.49%) MOM
1 6 (1.49%) SCCM
2 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) Control-M
3 3 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 3 (0.74%) Salt
4 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.50%) QRadar
4 2 (0.50%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.50%) SCOM
4 2 (0.50%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 85 (21.04%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.37%) Oracle
3 42 (10.40%) Tableau
4 29 (7.18%) Bloomberg
5 21 (5.20%) Reuters
6 15 (3.71%) SAP
7 8 (1.98%) Citrix
7 8 (1.98%) Google
8 7 (1.73%) Calypso
8 7 (1.73%) Capita
9 6 (1.49%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.49%) RedGate
10 5 (1.24%) Cognos
10 5 (1.24%) FactSet
10 5 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.24%) Sybase
10 5 (1.24%) Wallstreet Suite
11 4 (0.99%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.99%) Solace
11 4 (0.99%) UiPath