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 3 months to 22 May 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)
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 298 218
Rank change year-on-year +19 -80  
Contract jobs citing VBA 364 409 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.76% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 1.98% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 290 419
Median daily rate £425 £376 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% -3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Median hourly rate £29.74 £24.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.90% +15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.60 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £28.10 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +57.40% +20.00%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18837 20622 20957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.09% 38.54% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12872 14188 13820
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.60% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 470 437
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 May 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
England +15 346 £425 +6.58% 97
London +9 229 £450 +3.74% 48
City of London -10 43 £388 -20.51% 10
South East +13 33 £290 -3.33% 14
Yorkshire +8 19 £413 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +37 17 £350 +3.70% 1
West Yorkshire +17 17 £415 +29.68% 5
Scotland +34 16 £388 +3.33% 2
Leeds +24 14 £428 +36.80% 3
North West +29 13 £425 +21.42% 11
East of England +10 13 £428 +34.11% 5
Hampshire +21 11 £290 -3.33% 4
Edinburgh +16 11 £400 +3.22% 2
East Midlands 0 11 £444 +31.48% 3
South West -6 11 £375 - 8
Buckinghamshire -11 10 £150 -68.75% 3
Essex -7 8 £450 +50.00% 1
Cheshire +36 7 £425 +18.05% 2
Bristol -6 7 £375 -11.76% 3
Birmingham +22 6 £419 -16.25% 1
Manchester +12 6 £370 +5.71% 9
Northamptonshire -1 6 £450 +12.50%
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £450 -
Berkshire +28 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Coventry +16 5 £325 +64.55%
Basingstoke +12 5 £290 -
Glasgow +5 5 £300 -1.63%
Northampton - 5 £450 -
Hertfordshire +6 4 - - 3
Surrey +4 4 £495 +175.00%

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 461 (68.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 376 (55.87%) SQL
3 296 (43.98%) Finance
4 204 (30.31%) SQL Server
5 188 (27.93%) Microsoft
6 165 (24.52%) C#
7 149 (22.14%) Banking
8 139 (20.65%) .NET
9 108 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (14.86%) MS Access
11 97 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (13.37%) Oracle
12 90 (13.37%) Front Office
13 86 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 82 (12.18%) Microsoft Office
15 81 (12.04%) Degree
16 80 (11.89%) Data Analysis
17 79 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 76 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (11.29%) VB
18 76 (11.29%) Python
19 75 (11.14%) Analytics
20 67 (9.96%) Mathematics
21 61 (9.06%) T-SQL
22 59 (8.77%) Windows
23 56 (8.32%) SAS
24 49 (7.28%) Visualisation
25 48 (7.13%) Java
26 47 (6.98%) SAP
27 45 (6.69%) SharePoint

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 56 (8.32%) SAS
2 45 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.93%) IIS
4 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.59%) Confluence
7 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.45%) Documentum
8 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.30%) Drupal
9 2 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.30%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.15%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 461 (68.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (12.18%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (4.61%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 17 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.74%) SPSS
8 4 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.59%) Stata
9 2 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) SAP CO
1 5 (0.74%) SAP FI
1 5 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.59%) Global One
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.45%) Summit
4 2 (0.30%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.30%) HFM
4 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Workfront
5 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.97%) Office 365
2 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Boomi
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.45%) HTTP
1 3 (0.45%) PuTTY
1 3 (0.45%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Broadband
3 1 (0.15%) LDAP
3 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.15%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (30.31%) SQL Server
2 100 (14.86%) MS Access
3 86 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (4.75%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (4.46%) QlikView
9 29 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (4.01%) Relational Database
11 23 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (2.67%) Power BI
13 16 (2.38%) MySQL
13 16 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (2.23%) Data Mining
14 15 (2.23%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.93%) Big Data
15 13 (1.93%) OLAP
16 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (1.63%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 35 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.53%) NUnit
2 17 (2.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 14 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 14 (2.08%) JIRA
3 14 (2.08%) Selenium
4 12 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.63%) Toad
6 7 (1.04%) Subversion
7 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.74%) Moq
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.74%) XMLSpy
9 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.30%) EasyMock
General
1 296 (43.98%) Finance
2 149 (22.14%) Banking
3 90 (13.37%) Front Office
4 39 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.71%) Retail
6 15 (2.23%) Back Office
7 13 (1.93%) Marketing
8 11 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.34%) Law
9 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.04%) Billing
11 7 (1.04%) Legal
12 5 (0.74%) Automotive
12 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.74%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.59%) French Language
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 324 (48.14%) Developer
2 264 (39.23%) Analyst
3 87 (12.93%) Data Analyst
4 85 (12.63%) VBA Developer
5 70 (10.40%) Excel Developer
5 70 (10.40%) SQL Developer
6 53 (7.88%) Excel VBA Developer
7 50 (7.43%) SQL Analyst
8 48 (7.13%) C# Developer
9 40 (5.94%) Analyst Developer
9 40 (5.94%) Business Analyst
10 38 (5.65%) Access Developer
11 37 (5.50%) Excel Analyst
12 34 (5.05%) .NET Developer
13 27 (4.01%) Technical Analyst
14 25 (3.71%) Microsoft Developer
14 25 (3.71%) SQL Data Analyst
15 24 (3.57%) Access VBA Developer
15 24 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
15 24 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (20.65%) .NET
2 41 (6.09%) .NET Framework
3 30 (4.46%) XML
4 21 (3.12%) HTML
5 18 (2.67%) WCF
6 17 (2.53%) CSS
6 17 (2.53%) Web Services
7 16 (2.38%) WPF
8 15 (2.23%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.08%) WinForms
10 12 (1.78%) Entity Framework
11 11 (1.63%) WF
12 10 (1.49%) ActiveX
12 10 (1.49%) Unity DI Container
13 9 (1.34%) ADO
14 8 (1.19%) jQuery
14 8 (1.19%) XSLT
15 7 (1.04%) Classic ASP
15 7 (1.04%) DAO
16 6 (0.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.65%) Derivative
3 33 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.31%) Market Risk
5 27 (4.01%) Fixed Income
6 25 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.97%) Credit Risk
8 19 (2.82%) Equities
9 12 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.04%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.89%) NHS
14 4 (0.59%) FMCG
14 4 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.77%) Windows
2 26 (3.86%) Unix
3 13 (1.93%) Linux
4 11 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.19%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (11.89%) Data Analysis
3 76 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (11.14%) Analytics
5 67 (9.96%) Mathematics
6 49 (7.28%) Visualisation
7 38 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (5.35%) Data Visualisation
9 34 (5.05%) Migration
9 34 (5.05%) Project Management
10 33 (4.90%) Data Management
10 33 (4.90%) Data Modelling
11 32 (4.75%) Unit Testing
12 31 (4.61%) Scrum
13 30 (4.46%) Asset Management
13 30 (4.46%) Statistics
14 29 (4.31%) Workflow
15 28 (4.16%) MVC
15 28 (4.16%) Risk Management
15 28 (4.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 376 (55.87%) SQL
2 165 (24.52%) C#
3 76 (11.29%) Python
3 76 (11.29%) VB
4 61 (9.06%) T-SQL
5 48 (7.13%) Java
6 44 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 41 (6.09%) C++
8 39 (5.79%) VB.NET
9 30 (4.46%) R
10 24 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.12%) VB6
12 16 (2.38%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.08%) Perl
15 10 (1.49%) MATLAB
16 9 (1.34%) VBScript
17 8 (1.19%) C
17 8 (1.19%) XPath
18 7 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (12.04%) Degree
2 27 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.34%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.89%) CFA
5 6 (0.89%) CIMA
5 6 (0.89%) PhD
6 5 (0.74%) ACCA
6 5 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.74%) PMP
6 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.59%) MBA
8 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.30%) ISEB
9 2 (0.30%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.30%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.20%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.27%) QA
3 13 (1.93%) PMO
4 9 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.74%) IFRS
5 5 (0.74%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) MiFID
7 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.30%) Basel II
8 2 (0.30%) SLA
9 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.15%) Basel III
9 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.15%) EMIR
9 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) IAG
2 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) Control-M
1 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
1 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.15%) Nagios
1 1 (0.15%) Opsview
Vendors
1 188 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.37%) Oracle
3 47 (6.98%) SAP
4 42 (6.24%) Tableau
5 22 (3.27%) Sybase
6 20 (2.97%) Bloomberg
7 16 (2.38%) Teradata
8 12 (1.78%) Kofax
9 8 (1.19%) Cognos
10 7 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.89%) Remedy
11 6 (0.89%) TOWER Software
12 5 (0.74%) Calypso
13 4 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.59%) Perforce
13 4 (0.59%) Reuters
13 4 (0.59%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.59%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.45%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.45%) Minitab
City, London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £135 - £150 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Pangbourne, Berkshire
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £395.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Wessex Water
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago