Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 403 339 413
Rank change year-on-year -64 +74 -18
Contract jobs citing VBA 512 205 480
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 1.50% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 129 319
10th Percentile £225 £250 £285
25th Percentile £335 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £465 £450
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +12.50%
75th Percentile £571 £600 £538
90th Percentile £638 £665 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 25
10th Percentile " £17.38 £14.40
25th Percentile £19.25 £18.31 £18.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.90 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.96% +6.83% +13.89%
75th Percentile £19.75 £32.02 £21.00
90th Percentile " £39.00 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.31
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.57% -0.97%

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 33,679 13,648 35,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 42.16% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,303 9,568 24,838
10th Percentile £363 £310 £320
25th Percentile £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 288 644
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.35 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £20.94 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.48% +6.34%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.63 £50.38
90th Percentile £68.81 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -12.50% +4.11%

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 27 October 2021.

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
Top 16 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 27 October 2021. 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
England -63 424 £450 -5.26% 104
London -89 276 £488 -7.14% 45
UK excluding London -77 148 £415 +3.75% 61
Work from Home -120 134 £400 -5.88% 8
Midlands -41 45 £493 +9.44% 17
West Midlands -32 37 £493 +9.44% 15
North of England -73 32 £228 -41.29% 10
North West -45 26 £221 +1.72% 6
South East -63 23 £245 -9.26% 17
East of England -34 21 £350 -18.89% 10
Scotland -72 14 £420 +31.76% 1
South West -41 12 £500 - 5
East Midlands -28 8 £458 -1.08% 2
North East -15 3 £469 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -57 3 £485 +29.33% 1
Wales -28 1 £725 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 365 (71.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 339 (66.21%) SQL
3 221 (43.16%) Finance
4 175 (34.18%) C#
5 172 (33.59%) Python
6 144 (28.13%) .NET
7 136 (26.56%) SQL Server
8 131 (25.59%) Social Skills
9 130 (25.39%) Oracle
10 128 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 114 (22.27%) Analytical Skills
12 112 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 109 (21.29%) Data Analysis
14 108 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (17.58%) Java
16 89 (17.38%) Analytics
17 85 (16.60%) Azure
18 83 (16.21%) Banking
19 74 (14.45%) Power Platform
20 73 (14.26%) VB
21 72 (14.06%) Power BI
22 69 (13.48%) R
23 64 (12.50%) Windows
24 63 (12.30%) VB.NET
24 63 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
25 61 (11.91%) .NET Framework
26 59 (11.52%) JIRA
26 59 (11.52%) Alteryx
26 59 (11.52%) DevOps
27 58 (11.33%) C++

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 51 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.45%) Jupyter
3 31 (6.05%) SAS
4 27 (5.27%) Confluence
5 13 (2.54%) IIS
6 4 (0.78%) Moodle
6 4 (0.78%) Totara
6 4 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.20%) Appian
7 1 (0.20%) Jetty
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 365 (71.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.78%) Maximo
3 3 (0.59%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.20%) Endur
5 1 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) Findur
5 1 (0.20%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 85 (16.60%) Azure
2 74 (14.45%) Power Platform
3 35 (6.84%) AWS
4 12 (2.34%) GitHub
5 8 (1.56%) SaaS
6 7 (1.37%) GCP
6 7 (1.37%) IaaS
6 7 (1.37%) PaaS
6 7 (1.37%) PowerApps
6 7 (1.37%) Snowflake
7 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.98%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (0.78%) Power Automate
10 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.39%) Serverless
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.20%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.20%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.76%) FTP
1 9 (1.76%) Internet
2 8 (1.56%) DNS
3 6 (1.17%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.98%) DHCP
4 5 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.98%) VLAN
5 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.78%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 72 (14.06%) Power BI
3 53 (10.35%) Tableau
4 51 (9.96%) Relational Database
5 49 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (8.20%) MySQL
7 40 (7.81%) QlikView
8 33 (6.45%) Oracle Database
9 26 (5.08%) RDBMS
10 25 (4.88%) MS Access
11 23 (4.49%) Apache Hive
11 23 (4.49%) Hadoop
11 23 (4.49%) HBase
11 23 (4.49%) Pentaho
12 22 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.56%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.56%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 59 (11.52%) JIRA
2 43 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 24 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 23 (4.49%) Bitbucket
6 13 (2.54%) Subversion
7 11 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.17%) Selenium
11 5 (0.98%) Cypress.io
11 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (0.78%) gulp
12 4 (0.78%) webpack
13 3 (0.59%) GitLab
13 3 (0.59%) Maven
13 3 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
14 2 (0.39%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.39%) MSTest
14 2 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 221 (43.16%) Finance
2 131 (25.59%) Social Skills
3 114 (22.27%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (16.21%) Banking
5 55 (10.74%) Front Office
6 36 (7.03%) Public Sector
7 25 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (4.69%) Organisational Skills
9 23 (4.49%) Investment Banking
10 20 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (3.13%) Legal
12 14 (2.73%) Marketing
13 11 (2.15%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (1.95%) Advertising
15 9 (1.76%) Retail
16 6 (1.17%) Back Office
16 6 (1.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
17 3 (0.59%) Local Government
18 2 (0.39%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (45.12%) Developer
2 127 (24.80%) Analyst
3 88 (17.19%) C# Developer
4 68 (13.28%) Data Analyst
5 49 (9.57%) .NET Developer
6 43 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (6.25%) VBA Developer
8 31 (6.05%) Excel Developer
9 28 (5.47%) SQL Developer
10 26 (5.08%) Data Engineer
11 22 (4.30%) Front Office Developer
12 21 (4.10%) Python Developer
13 20 (3.91%) Java Developer
14 18 (3.52%) Data Scientist
15 17 (3.32%) Excel VBA Developer
15 17 (3.32%) Front Office RAD Developer
15 17 (3.32%) RAD Developer
15 17 (3.32%) SharePoint Developer
15 17 (3.32%) Software Engineer
16 16 (3.13%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (28.13%) .NET
2 61 (11.91%) .NET Framework
3 28 (5.47%) XML
4 24 (4.69%) HTML
5 22 (4.30%) Pandas
6 21 (4.10%) ASP.NET
7 19 (3.71%) NumPy
8 18 (3.52%) scikit-learn
8 18 (3.52%) SciPy
9 17 (3.32%) WPF
10 14 (2.73%) Shiny
11 13 (2.54%) CSS
11 13 (2.54%) D3.js
11 13 (2.54%) JSON
12 9 (1.76%) .NET Core
12 9 (1.76%) WinForms
13 8 (1.56%) REST
14 6 (1.17%) Ajax
14 6 (1.17%) React
15 5 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.84%) Derivative
2 28 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.69%) FMCG
4 21 (4.10%) Fixed Income
5 20 (3.91%) Equities
6 18 (3.52%) Credit Risk
7 17 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.32%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.73%) NHS
9 13 (2.54%) Social Media
10 12 (2.34%) User Experience
11 11 (2.15%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.76%) Swaptions
13 6 (1.17%) Animation
13 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.17%) Robotics
14 5 (0.98%) Linked Data
14 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.50%) Windows
2 29 (5.66%) Linux
3 26 (5.08%) Unix
4 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.39%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (21.29%) Data Analysis
3 108 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
4 89 (17.38%) Analytics
5 63 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (11.52%) DevOps
7 58 (11.33%) ETL
8 55 (10.74%) Mathematics
9 52 (10.16%) Decision-Making
10 51 (9.96%) Scrum
11 50 (9.77%) Visualisation
12 45 (8.79%) Data Science
13 39 (7.62%) Statistics
14 36 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (6.25%) Data Analytics
15 32 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
15 32 (6.25%) Software Engineering
16 31 (6.05%) Requirements Gathering
16 31 (6.05%) Statistical Analysis
17 30 (5.86%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 339 (66.21%) SQL
2 175 (34.18%) C#
3 172 (33.59%) Python
4 90 (17.58%) Java
5 73 (14.26%) VB
6 69 (13.48%) R
7 63 (12.30%) VB.NET
8 58 (11.33%) C++
9 54 (10.55%) T-SQL
10 46 (8.98%) PL/SQL
11 44 (8.59%) JavaScript
12 29 (5.66%) PowerShell
12 29 (5.66%) Shell Script
13 25 (4.88%) Perl
14 23 (4.49%) HiveQL
14 23 (4.49%) Scala
15 11 (2.15%) C
16 7 (1.37%) VBScript
17 5 (0.98%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (9.18%) Degree
2 21 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.56%) CISM
4 8 (1.56%) CISSP
4 8 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.39%) ISEB
5 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.20%) MBA
6 1 (0.20%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.81%) QA
2 16 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.37%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.17%) PMO
4 6 (1.17%) SLA
5 5 (0.98%) GDPR
6 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.78%) WCAG
7 3 (0.59%) IFRS
8 2 (0.39%) Basel III
8 2 (0.39%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) GPG13
9 1 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (4.49%) HDFS
2 19 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.59%) vSphere
5 2 (0.39%) Docker
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.56%) CSIRT
2 5 (0.98%) Control-M
3 4 (0.78%) SCCM
4 3 (0.59%) Ansible
4 3 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.59%) QRadar
4 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Netcool
5 2 (0.39%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (25.39%) Oracle
2 128 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.52%) Alteryx
4 28 (5.47%) Dataiku
5 27 (5.27%) Talend
6 23 (4.49%) Informatica
7 17 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.93%) Google
9 14 (2.73%) Citrix
10 10 (1.95%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.95%) IBM
11 9 (1.76%) SAP
12 8 (1.56%) Cognos
13 7 (1.37%) Blue Prism
14 6 (1.17%) Automation Anywhere
15 5 (0.98%) Sage
16 4 (0.78%) Sybase
16 4 (0.78%) VMware
16 4 (0.78%) Workday
17 3 (0.59%) Adaptive Insights