Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 November 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 274 281
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 -23
Contract jobs citing VBA 68 108 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.83% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 62
South East median daily rate £313 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £138 £256 £213
90th Percentile £648 £450 £474
England median daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.81% -4.44% -23.40%
10th Percentile £16.61 £13.73 £17.88
90th Percentile £53.50 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £24.49 £16.66 £22.00
% change year-on-year +47.01% -24.30% -2.22%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5921 5897 6633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.16% 35.27% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3679 3601 4116
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 219 249
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.49 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £54.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the South East

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the South East

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in the South East

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the South East

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBA in the South East

VBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -13 33 £313 -21.88% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 18 £650 +96.97% 1
Berkshire -2 15 £275 -31.25% 1
Surrey -13 14 £335 -10.67% 2
Hampshire -24 11 £325 -14.47%
West Sussex -11 4 £300 -24.05%
East Sussex - 4 £250 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for VBA.

1 55 (80.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (51.47%) SQL
3 25 (36.76%) SQL Server
4 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.53%) Analytics
5 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (22.06%) Finance
7 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (20.59%) C#
8 12 (17.65%) MS Access
9 11 (16.18%) Oracle
10 10 (14.71%) Java
10 10 (14.71%) .NET
10 10 (14.71%) SAS
10 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
11 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (13.24%) Asset Management
11 9 (13.24%) Data Management
12 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 8 (11.76%) VB
12 8 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (10.29%) Data Governance
13 7 (10.29%) Data Quality
13 7 (10.29%) Degree
13 7 (10.29%) QlikView
13 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
13 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (8.82%) Banking

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (14.71%) SAS
2 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.35%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.88%) Documentum
5 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Kentico
5 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (80.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Maximo
2 2 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.94%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.47%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) LAN
1 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.65%) MS Access
3 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.29%) QlikView
5 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (7.35%) Hadoop
6 5 (7.35%) PowerPivot
6 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.41%) Data Mining
7 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.41%) EDRMS
8 2 (2.94%) OLAP
8 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.47%) Big Data
9 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.47%) GIS
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.41%) Selenium
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.47%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (57.35%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Data Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) VBA Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) Excel Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) SAS Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Insight Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) SAS Business Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Data Manager
9 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Systems Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Access Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Data Scientist
10 3 (4.41%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) ActiveX
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (1.47%) MFC
3 1 (1.47%) OLE
3 1 (1.47%) STL
3 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.88%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) FMCG
4 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Analytics
2 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
4 9 (13.24%) Asset Management
4 9 (13.24%) Data Management
5 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.29%) Data Governance
6 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) Data Integration
7 6 (8.82%) Data Lineage
7 6 (8.82%) Migration
7 6 (8.82%) Visualisation
8 5 (7.35%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (7.35%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (5.88%) Data Extraction
9 4 (5.88%) Data Mapping
9 4 (5.88%) Investment Management
9 4 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
9 4 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) C#
3 10 (14.71%) Java
4 8 (11.76%) VB
5 6 (8.82%) Python
6 5 (7.35%) R
7 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.94%) VBScript
9 1 (1.47%) C
9 1 (1.47%) C++
9 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ACCA
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) SAP
3 6 (8.82%) Teradata
4 5 (7.35%) Cognos
4 5 (7.35%) Tableau
5 2 (2.94%) OpenText
6 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.47%) BMC
6 1 (1.47%) ESRI
6 1 (1.47%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Nintex
6 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore