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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 1 July 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)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 523 429 346
Rank change year-on-year -94 -83 +85
Contract jobs citing VBA 361 346 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 1.30% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 237 177
10th Percentile £355 £212 £200
25th Percentile £424 £325 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.14% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £700 £538 £569
90th Percentile £713 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £285
% change year-on-year +7.14% +47.37% -27.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 12
10th Percentile £13.95 - £17.83
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.10 £19.46
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year -25.64% -5.58% -1.65%
75th Percentile £20.25 £24.64 £35.13
90th Percentile £37.31 £26.66 £67.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £20.36
% change year-on-year -25.64% -4.20% +5.41%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 32,698 26,594 17,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.75% 40.42% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,864 18,765 12,056
10th Percentile £396 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £668 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £698 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +11.73% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 468 288
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.36 £17.68
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £52.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.94% - -3.41%
75th Percentile £63.25 £53.47 £50.00
90th Percentile £72.58 £64.00 £58.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.99 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +24.35% -3.53% -4.49%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBA.

Daily rate trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBA over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBA.

Hourly rate trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VBA over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 6 months to 1 July 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
England -53 332 £505 +12.22% 55
London -45 226 £543 +20.67% 27
Work from Home -119 142 £493 +16.00% 12
UK excluding London -71 97 £450 +7.14% 29
South East -27 24 £425 - 9
West Midlands -28 23 £495 -2.27% 3
Midlands -38 23 £495 -5.08% 6
North of England -67 19 £415 +80.43% 8
East of England -19 16 £500 +53.85% 3
North West -43 16 £414 +90.23% 4
South West -16 10 £415 -10.27% 2
Scotland -18 5 £413 +1.23% 1
Yorkshire -34 3 £450 -19.28% 3

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 249 (68.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 237 (65.65%) SQL
3 152 (42.11%) Python
4 128 (35.46%) Finance
5 118 (32.69%) Microsoft
6 110 (30.47%) Agile
7 104 (28.81%) Oracle
8 97 (26.87%) Social Skills
9 96 (26.59%) Business Intelligence
10 85 (23.55%) SQL Server
11 77 (21.33%) R
12 76 (21.05%) Banking
13 75 (20.78%) Java
13 75 (20.78%) Analytics
14 72 (19.94%) Windows
15 71 (19.67%) PL/SQL
15 71 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
16 70 (19.39%) C#
17 69 (19.11%) Power Platform
18 68 (18.84%) Power BI
19 66 (18.28%) Scrum
20 64 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
21 56 (15.51%) Decision-Making
22 55 (15.24%) JavaScript
23 54 (14.96%) VB
24 53 (14.68%) Process Improvement
25 51 (14.13%) Front Office
26 50 (13.85%) Git (software)
27 48 (13.30%) JIRA
28 46 (12.74%) .NET

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.42%) Confluence
3 28 (7.76%) SAS
4 4 (1.11%) IIS
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.28%) Jetty
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 249 (68.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (0.55%) Stata
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (2.77%) Misys Midas
2 4 (1.11%) HFM
3 2 (0.55%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.55%) Eikon
3 2 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Kondor
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.11%) Power Platform
2 43 (11.91%) Azure
3 39 (10.80%) AWS
4 26 (7.20%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (5.82%) PowerApps
6 19 (5.26%) Power Automate
7 6 (1.66%) Alation
8 3 (0.83%) SaaS
9 2 (0.55%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (0.55%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.55%) GCP
9 2 (0.55%) GitHub
9 2 (0.55%) IaaS
9 2 (0.55%) Nutanix
9 2 (0.55%) PaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.77%) FTP
2 6 (1.66%) 5G
3 5 (1.39%) 4G
3 5 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.11%) 2G
4 4 (1.11%) 3G
4 4 (1.11%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.11%) Internet
5 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) DNS
6 2 (0.55%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.55%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.55%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) FCAPS
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) Skype
7 1 (0.28%) SpaceWire
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
7 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.55%) SQL Server
2 68 (18.84%) Power BI
3 46 (12.74%) MySQL
4 36 (9.97%) HBase
4 36 (9.97%) Pentaho
5 29 (8.03%) Apache Hive
5 29 (8.03%) Hadoop
6 26 (7.20%) MS Access
7 24 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (6.09%) Oracle Database
9 18 (4.99%) Tableau
10 14 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (3.88%) Relational Database
11 12 (3.32%) Base SAS
11 12 (3.32%) Data Mart
12 11 (3.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 11 (3.05%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 11 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 48 (13.30%) JIRA
3 44 (12.19%) Jenkins
4 29 (8.03%) Bitbucket
5 21 (5.82%) Artifactory
6 20 (5.54%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.77%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.11%) GitLab
8 4 (1.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.55%) gulp
10 2 (0.55%) Selenium
10 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.55%) Yeoman
11 1 (0.28%) Concordion
11 1 (0.28%) Gradle
11 1 (0.28%) JUnit
11 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 128 (35.46%) Finance
2 97 (26.87%) Social Skills
3 76 (21.05%) Banking
4 71 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (14.13%) Front Office
6 31 (8.59%) Public Sector
7 22 (6.09%) Investment Banking
8 18 (4.99%) Legal
9 8 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Law
10 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.83%) Billing
11 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.83%) Local Government
11 3 (0.83%) Retail
11 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.55%) Back Office
12 2 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 127 (35.18%) Analyst
2 123 (34.07%) Developer
3 54 (14.96%) Business Analyst
4 40 (11.08%) Data Analyst
5 29 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 27 (7.48%) Product Owner
7 25 (6.93%) C# Developer
8 22 (6.09%) Python Developer
9 19 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
10 18 (4.99%) Finance Manager
10 18 (4.99%) Product Manager
10 18 (4.99%) Report Analyst
10 18 (4.99%) VBA Developer
11 17 (4.71%) Excel Analyst
11 17 (4.71%) Microsoft 365 Developer
11 17 (4.71%) Senior Software Engineer
12 16 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (4.43%) Senior Developer
13 15 (4.16%) Risk Analyst
14 14 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.74%) .NET
2 29 (8.03%) HTML
3 27 (7.48%) CSS
4 25 (6.93%) React
5 23 (6.37%) WPF
6 22 (6.09%) jQuery
7 21 (5.82%) .NET Framework
8 20 (5.54%) JSON
9 18 (4.99%) HTML5
10 10 (2.77%) Shiny
11 8 (2.22%) RESTful
12 6 (1.66%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.39%) REST
13 5 (1.39%) XML
14 4 (1.11%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.11%) Regular Expression
14 4 (1.11%) WinForms
15 3 (0.83%) Django
15 3 (0.83%) ODBC
15 3 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.80%) Derivative
1 39 (10.80%) Hedge funds
2 37 (10.25%) Fixed Income
3 32 (8.86%) OTC Derivatives
4 17 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.16%) Data Structures
5 15 (4.16%) Market Risk
6 11 (3.05%) User Experience
7 9 (2.49%) Animation
8 8 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.22%) Wiki
9 6 (1.66%) Legacy Systems
9 6 (1.66%) Replication
10 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.39%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.39%) Equities
10 5 (1.39%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.11%) NHS
11 4 (1.11%) PACS
11 4 (1.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.94%) Windows
2 45 (12.47%) Linux
3 42 (11.63%) Unix
4 7 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.47%) Agile
2 96 (26.59%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (20.78%) Analytics
4 66 (18.28%) Scrum
5 64 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (15.51%) Decision-Making
7 53 (14.68%) Process Improvement
8 44 (12.19%) ETL
9 43 (11.91%) Data Analysis
10 42 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
11 41 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (11.08%) Requirements Gathering
12 40 (11.08%) Software Engineering
13 36 (9.97%) Data Extraction
14 35 (9.70%) Asset Management
14 35 (9.70%) Configuration Management
14 35 (9.70%) Test Strategy
15 33 (9.14%) Data Analytics
16 32 (8.86%) Data Modelling
17 31 (8.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 237 (65.65%) SQL
2 152 (42.11%) Python
3 77 (21.33%) R
4 75 (20.78%) Java
5 71 (19.67%) PL/SQL
6 70 (19.39%) C#
7 55 (15.24%) JavaScript
8 54 (14.96%) VB
9 42 (11.63%) T-SQL
10 40 (11.08%) Perl
10 40 (11.08%) Shell Script
11 36 (9.97%) HiveQL
12 33 (9.14%) Scala
13 25 (6.93%) VB.NET
14 23 (6.37%) MATLAB
15 21 (5.82%) C
16 19 (5.26%) PowerShell
17 16 (4.43%) C++
18 11 (3.05%) SAS Macro
19 5 (1.39%) Bash
Qualifications
1 38 (10.53%) Degree
2 33 (9.14%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.49%) CISM
5 9 (2.49%) CISSP
6 4 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.83%) CIMA
8 2 (0.55%) HNC
8 2 (0.55%) HND
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCAB
9 1 (0.28%) CFA
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.28%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.03%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.05%) GDPR
3 8 (2.22%) PMO
3 8 (2.22%) QA
4 4 (1.11%) Basel III
4 4 (1.11%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.83%) SLA
6 2 (0.55%) COREP
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.55%) UCITS
7 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.28%) IFRS
7 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.28%) MiFID
7 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (9.97%) HDFS
2 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.83%) vSphere
3 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.77%) CSIRT
2 4 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (0.55%) Control-M
3 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.55%) Netcool
3 2 (0.55%) QRadar
3 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.55%) WMI
4 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 118 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 104 (28.81%) Oracle
3 36 (9.97%) Talend
4 34 (9.42%) Bloomberg
5 21 (5.82%) BISAM
5 21 (5.82%) Informatica
6 13 (3.60%) SAP
7 8 (2.22%) Citrix
8 6 (1.66%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.39%) Huawei
9 5 (1.39%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.39%) OneTrust
10 4 (1.11%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.11%) NetCracker
10 4 (1.11%) Nokia
11 3 (0.83%) BT
11 3 (0.83%) IBM
11 3 (0.83%) Perforce
11 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.83%) VMware