Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 334 292 320
Rank change year-on-year -42 +28 -21
Contract jobs citing VBA 262 120 204
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 1.37% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 74 149
10th Percentile £315 £304 £323
25th Percentile £350 £346 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +21.18% -10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £547 £594
90th Percentile £700 £684 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
10th Percentile - - £18.30
25th Percentile £27.50 - -
Median hourly rate £30.00 £34.53 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.12% +64.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £32.50 - -
90th Percentile - - £21.60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +16.67%

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 16,597 8,786 14,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.13% 48.82% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,700 6,531 10,564
10th Percentile £413 £350 £369
25th Percentile £498 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
England median daily rate £550 £485 £488
% change year-on-year +13.40% -0.51% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 55 91
10th Percentile £25.90 £21.25 £17.25
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.38 £25.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +22.72%
75th Percentile £64.38 £56.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £79.35 £68.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +2.35%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -2 63 £350 -28.21% 16
West London -21 3 £310 -22.50% 4
East London -6 2 £307 -24.20% 5
North London 0 1 £280 - 1
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 188 (71.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (57.63%) SQL
3 138 (52.67%) Finance
4 115 (43.89%) SQL Server
5 101 (38.55%) C#
6 83 (31.68%) .NET
6 83 (31.68%) Python
7 80 (30.53%) Banking
8 77 (29.39%) Oracle
9 71 (27.10%) Social Skills
10 65 (24.81%) VB
11 64 (24.43%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (24.43%) Data Analysis
12 56 (21.37%) Microsoft
13 48 (18.32%) Power BI
13 48 (18.32%) Power Platform
14 45 (17.18%) Front Office
15 44 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (16.03%) .NET Framework
17 41 (15.65%) VB.NET
18 38 (14.50%) T-SQL
19 37 (14.12%) QA
20 35 (13.36%) SharePoint
21 34 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (12.60%) DevOps
22 33 (12.60%) Market Risk
22 33 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (12.21%) Data Quality
24 31 (11.83%) Oracle Database
24 31 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery

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 35 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.44%) Confluence
3 7 (2.67%) IIS
4 4 (1.53%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) Jetty
7 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 188 (71.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.38%) SPSS
7 1 (0.38%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (2.67%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.15%) Maximo
4 2 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.76%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.38%) Alphatax
5 1 (0.38%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.38%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.32%) Power Platform
2 29 (11.07%) Azure
3 13 (4.96%) GitHub
4 10 (3.82%) Snowflake
5 9 (3.44%) AWS
6 5 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.91%) GCP
6 5 (1.91%) Nutanix
6 5 (1.91%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (1.53%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.15%) IaaS
8 3 (1.15%) PaaS
8 3 (1.15%) SaaS
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Monitor
9 2 (0.76%) Firebase
9 2 (0.76%) Google Play
9 2 (0.76%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.76%) Miro
9 2 (0.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.67%) Kerberos
2 5 (1.91%) DNS
2 5 (1.91%) FTP
2 5 (1.91%) Internet
2 5 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.38%) SSH
3 1 (0.38%) SSL
3 1 (0.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (43.89%) SQL Server
2 48 (18.32%) Power BI
3 31 (11.83%) Oracle Database
4 28 (10.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (8.78%) Tableau
6 12 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (3.05%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.29%) MS Access
10 6 (2.29%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.91%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.91%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.15%) MySQL
13 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.15%) QlikView
14 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 24 (9.16%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.73%) Artifactory
3 12 (4.58%) JIRA
4 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.67%) Subversion
6 6 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.29%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.15%) Maven
8 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.76%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.76%) Moq
8 2 (0.76%) MSTest
8 2 (0.76%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 138 (52.67%) Finance
2 80 (30.53%) Banking
3 71 (27.10%) Social Skills
4 45 (17.18%) Front Office
5 34 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (8.78%) Investment Banking
7 11 (4.20%) Documentation Skills
7 11 (4.20%) Legal
8 6 (2.29%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.91%) Retail
10 4 (1.53%) Advertising
11 3 (1.15%) Billing
11 3 (1.15%) International Banking
11 3 (1.15%) Publishing
12 2 (0.76%) Back Office
12 2 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.38%) Law
13 1 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (59.92%) Developer
2 63 (24.05%) Analyst
3 53 (20.23%) C# Developer
4 35 (13.36%) Python Developer
5 26 (9.92%) SharePoint Developer
6 25 (9.54%) Data Analyst
7 23 (8.78%) VBA Developer
8 21 (8.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 21 (8.02%) Excel Developer
9 20 (7.63%) SQL Developer
10 17 (6.49%) Business Analyst
11 15 (5.73%) .NET Developer
11 15 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (5.34%) Java Developer
13 13 (4.96%) Excel VBA Developer
13 13 (4.96%) Front Office Developer
14 10 (3.82%) Banking Analyst
14 10 (3.82%) Consultant
14 10 (3.82%) Front Office RAD Developer
14 10 (3.82%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (31.68%) .NET
2 42 (16.03%) .NET Framework
3 23 (8.78%) WPF
4 22 (8.40%) XML
5 18 (6.87%) HTML
6 12 (4.58%) JSON
7 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.82%) CSS
8 8 (3.05%) WinForms
9 7 (2.67%) REST
10 6 (2.29%) LDAP
10 6 (2.29%) React
11 5 (1.91%) Pandas
12 4 (1.53%) .NET Core
12 4 (1.53%) HTML5
12 4 (1.53%) jQuery
12 4 (1.53%) NumPy
13 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.15%) Spring
13 3 (1.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.60%) Market Risk
2 26 (9.92%) Derivative
3 22 (8.40%) Hedge funds
4 20 (7.63%) Equities
5 15 (5.73%) Animation
6 10 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.44%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.44%) Swaptions
8 8 (3.05%) Credit Risk
8 8 (3.05%) User Experience
9 5 (1.91%) Clustering
9 5 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.91%) Replication
10 4 (1.53%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
11 3 (1.15%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.69%) Windows
2 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.76%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.43%) Business Intelligence
1 64 (24.43%) Data Analysis
2 44 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (12.60%) DevOps
4 31 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (11.07%) Analytics
6 27 (10.31%) Business Analysis
7 24 (9.16%) ETL
8 22 (8.40%) Risk Analysis
9 21 (8.02%) Stress Testing
10 17 (6.49%) CI/CD
10 17 (6.49%) Quantitative Research
10 17 (6.49%) Requirements Gathering
11 16 (6.11%) OOP
12 15 (5.73%) OO
13 14 (5.34%) Change Management
13 14 (5.34%) Mathematics
13 14 (5.34%) Release Management
13 14 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (57.63%) SQL
2 101 (38.55%) C#
3 83 (31.68%) Python
4 65 (24.81%) VB
5 41 (15.65%) VB.NET
6 38 (14.50%) T-SQL
7 27 (10.31%) R
8 26 (9.92%) C++
9 25 (9.54%) JavaScript
9 25 (9.54%) PL/SQL
10 22 (8.40%) Java
11 19 (7.25%) PowerShell
12 11 (4.20%) C
13 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.76%) Bash
14 2 (0.76%) Delphi
14 2 (0.76%) Korn
14 2 (0.76%) Perl
15 1 (0.38%) PHP
15 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.20%) Degree
2 4 (1.53%) CISM
2 4 (1.53%) CISSP
2 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) MCSE
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.12%) QA
2 32 (12.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) GDPR
3 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.38%) IFRS
5 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.38%) Docker
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (2.67%) Control-M
2 6 (2.29%) Ansible
3 5 (1.91%) CSIRT
3 5 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (1.91%) Netcool
3 5 (1.91%) QRadar
3 5 (1.91%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.76%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.38%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (29.39%) Oracle
2 56 (21.37%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.34%) Alteryx
4 11 (4.20%) IBM
5 10 (3.82%) Citrix
6 6 (2.29%) Splunk
6 6 (2.29%) VMware
7 5 (1.91%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.91%) BMC
7 5 (1.91%) CyberArk
7 5 (1.91%) EMC
7 5 (1.91%) Qualys
7 5 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.53%) Cognos
9 3 (1.15%) Adaptive Insights
9 3 (1.15%) UiPath
9 3 (1.15%) Workday
10 2 (0.76%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.76%) Google
10 2 (0.76%) Teradata