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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 216 219
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs citing VBA 39 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% 1.69% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 23
Median daily rate £263 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.84% +0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.58% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £16.13 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £23.30 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2693 3144 3207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.85% 35.02% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4079 3819
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 235 186
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £12.25 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Hampshire -3 12 £290 -10.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 9 £146 -67.85% 2
Berkshire +25 8 £158 -68.40% 1
Surrey +9 5 £354 +96.52% 2
East Sussex +6 5 £175 -
VBA
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 56 (77.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (52.78%) SQL
3 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 20 (27.78%) MS Access
6 18 (25.00%) Analytics
7 16 (22.22%) Data Analysis
8 15 (20.83%) Finance
8 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (19.44%) Tableau
10 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (15.28%) R
11 11 (15.28%) Data Extraction
11 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.89%) Dashboard Development
12 10 (13.89%) Data Visualisation
12 10 (13.89%) PowerPivot
12 10 (13.89%) Visualisation
12 10 (13.89%) Python
13 8 (11.11%) Oracle
14 7 (9.72%) Banking
14 7 (9.72%) Statistical Modelling
14 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
14 7 (9.72%) Degree
14 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
15 6 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
15 6 (8.33%) Apache Spark
15 6 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
15 6 (8.33%) Statistics
15 6 (8.33%) Hadoop

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 6 (8.33%) Apache Spark
1 6 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 56 (77.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.78%) SPSS
5 2 (2.78%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.39%) FRx
1 1 (1.39%) HFM
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (27.78%) MS Access
3 10 (13.89%) PowerPivot
4 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.94%) MySQL
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.78%) Big Data
8 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.78%) QlikView
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Analyst
2 17 (23.61%) Data Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Excel Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Developer
5 8 (11.11%) Report Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Excel Developer
7 5 (6.94%) VBA Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Access Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Chief Technology Officer
8 4 (5.56%) Data Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Information Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Product Manager
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.39%) jQuery
3 1 (1.39%) LINQ
3 1 (1.39%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (1.39%) MDX
3 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Analytics
2 16 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (15.28%) Data Extraction
5 10 (13.89%) Dashboard Development
5 10 (13.89%) Data Visualisation
5 10 (13.89%) Visualisation
6 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
6 7 (9.72%) Statistical Modelling
7 6 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
7 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.33%) Statistics
7 6 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) ETL
8 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.56%) Business Development
9 4 (5.56%) Data Ingestion
10 3 (4.17%) Economics
11 2 (2.78%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.78%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) R
3 10 (13.89%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.78%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) ISEB
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ACCA
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.44%) Tableau
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) Cognos
5 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.39%) Infor
5 1 (1.39%) Minitab
5 1 (1.39%) Remedy
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.39%) Sybase