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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 267 207
Rank change year-on-year -34 -60  
Contract jobs citing VBA 342 479 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 2.34% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 310 429
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.59% -6.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Median hourly rate £42.49 £18.25 £22.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.80% -19.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.96 £14.78 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £21.90 £33.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.49 £17.38 £22.56
% change year-on-year +144.53% -22.98%  

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 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -26 321 £425 +11.84% 99
London -22 206 £450 +4.04% 52
South East +10 32 £400 +28.00% 14
City of London -25 30 £375 -13.54% 14
East Midlands +1 20 £438 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire -5 16 £348 +39.20% 8
Scotland +20 15 £338 -10.00% 3
North West +35 13 £425 +41.66% 11
South West -17 13 £375 - 8
West Midlands +3 12 £450 +10.76%
Derbyshire - 12 £438 -
Cheshire +32 10 £425 +36.00%
Berkshire +27 10 £375 +18.95% 5
Edinburgh +11 10 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 10 £350 +20.68% 6
Derby - 10 £438 -
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £400 -20.00% 2
Surrey +6 7 £550 +29.41% 1
Leeds -1 7 £440 +17.33% 6
Bristol -12 7 £375 - 6
South Yorkshire - 6 £348 -
Crewe - 6 - -
Hampshire +14 5 £469 +53.06%
Glasgow +4 5 £300 -3.22% 2
Northampton 0 5 £200 -
Birmingham -1 5 £450 -
East of England -3 5 £563 +18.42% 3
Northamptonshire -6 5 £200 -46.66% 1
Sheffield - 5 £348 -
Manchester +21 3 - - 10

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 367 (56.03%) SQL
2 304 (46.41%) Finance
3 215 (32.82%) MS Excel
4 205 (31.30%) SQL Server
5 186 (28.40%) Microsoft
6 147 (22.44%) .NET
7 137 (20.92%) Banking
8 135 (20.61%) C#
9 114 (17.40%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
11 111 (16.95%) MS Access
12 100 (15.27%) Oracle
13 93 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 80 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 80 (12.21%) Analytics
15 78 (11.91%) VB
16 75 (11.45%) Degree
17 74 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
18 72 (10.99%) MS Office
19 70 (10.69%) Python
20 69 (10.53%) Front Office
21 68 (10.38%) Data Analysis
22 62 (9.47%) T-SQL
23 59 (9.01%) Mathematics
24 55 (8.40%) VB.NET
25 54 (8.24%) Windows
26 51 (7.79%) Java
27 47 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
28 46 (7.02%) Visualisation
28 46 (7.02%) SAP

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 41 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 39 (5.95%) SAS
3 20 (3.05%) IIS
4 10 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.76%) Confluence
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.46%) CMS
8 3 (0.46%) Documentum
8 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
9 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 2 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 215 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.99%) MS Office
3 41 (6.26%) Spreadsheet
4 28 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.60%) MS Visio
6 15 (2.29%) MS Project
7 4 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.61%) Stata
8 3 (0.46%) SPSS
9 2 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (0.61%) SAP HCM
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.31%) Global One
3 2 (0.31%) HFM
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.31%) Relativity
3 2 (0.31%) Ringtail
3 2 (0.31%) Summit
3 2 (0.31%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.31%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 2 (0.31%) Workfront
4 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (2.90%) Office 365
2 8 (1.22%) Boomi
3 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.46%) PuTTY
1 3 (0.46%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.31%) HTTP
2 2 (0.31%) IMAP
2 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.15%) Broadband
3 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) LDAP
3 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (31.30%) SQL Server
2 111 (16.95%) MS Access
3 93 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (6.26%) BusinessObjects
9 34 (5.19%) QlikView
10 25 (3.82%) Oracle Database
11 23 (3.51%) Relational Database
11 23 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (3.36%) Power BI
13 18 (2.75%) Data Mining
14 15 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.14%) OLAP
15 14 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (1.83%) Big Data
16 12 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.53%) Cucumber
3 10 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.53%) JIRA
3 10 (1.53%) Selenium
4 8 (1.22%) Subversion
5 7 (1.07%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (0.76%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.61%) Build Forge
7 4 (0.61%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.61%) Hudson
7 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.61%) Toad
7 4 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.46%) ERwin
9 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
General
1 304 (46.41%) Finance
2 137 (20.92%) Banking
3 69 (10.53%) Front Office
4 38 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.12%) Retail
6 16 (2.44%) Marketing
7 13 (1.98%) Back Office
8 10 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.37%) Legal
10 8 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.07%) Law
11 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.61%) French Language
13 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.46%) Billing
14 3 (0.46%) Electronics
15 2 (0.31%) Advertising
15 2 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 336 (51.30%) Developer
2 253 (38.63%) Analyst
3 83 (12.67%) VBA Developer
4 80 (12.21%) Data Analyst
5 79 (12.06%) SQL Developer
6 61 (9.31%) Excel Developer
7 50 (7.63%) .NET Developer
7 50 (7.63%) Excel VBA Developer
8 48 (7.33%) SQL Analyst
9 45 (6.87%) Analyst Developer
10 44 (6.72%) Access Developer
11 43 (6.56%) C# Developer
12 35 (5.34%) Microsoft Developer
13 34 (5.19%) Excel Analyst
14 31 (4.73%) Business Analyst
15 28 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 25 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
16 25 (3.82%) Consultant
16 25 (3.82%) Report Analyst
17 23 (3.51%) Access VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (22.44%) .NET
2 41 (6.26%) .NET Framework
3 30 (4.58%) XML
4 26 (3.97%) HTML
5 23 (3.51%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.21%) CSS
6 21 (3.21%) WPF
7 19 (2.90%) jQuery
7 19 (2.90%) WCF
8 16 (2.44%) Web Services
9 15 (2.29%) Entity Framework
10 14 (2.14%) WinForms
11 12 (1.83%) LINQ
12 11 (1.68%) REST
13 10 (1.53%) ADO
13 10 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (1.37%) LINQ to SQL
14 9 (1.37%) Unity DI Container
15 8 (1.22%) ActiveX
15 8 (1.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.25%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.82%) Derivative
4 24 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.51%) Fixed Income
6 21 (3.21%) Equities
7 20 (3.05%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.14%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.37%) Reinsurance
11 8 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.22%) NHS
12 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.07%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.07%) FMCG
13 6 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.46%) Swaptions
14 3 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.24%) Windows
2 21 (3.21%) Unix
3 16 (2.44%) Linux
4 14 (2.14%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.83%) Windows XP
6 8 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (17.40%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (12.21%) Analytics
3 74 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (10.38%) Data Analysis
5 59 (9.01%) Mathematics
6 46 (7.02%) Visualisation
7 42 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (6.26%) MVC
9 40 (6.11%) Migration
10 37 (5.65%) Data Modelling
11 36 (5.50%) Data Management
12 34 (5.19%) Unit Testing
13 30 (4.58%) ETL
13 30 (4.58%) Validation
14 29 (4.43%) Asset Management
15 26 (3.97%) Statistics
15 26 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (3.82%) Risk Management
17 24 (3.66%) Business Analysis
18 23 (3.51%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 367 (56.03%) SQL
2 135 (20.61%) C#
3 78 (11.91%) VB
4 70 (10.69%) Python
5 62 (9.47%) T-SQL
6 55 (8.40%) VB.NET
7 51 (7.79%) Java
8 43 (6.56%) JavaScript
9 30 (4.58%) C++
10 25 (3.82%) R
11 20 (3.05%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.90%) VB6
13 18 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.60%) Perl
15 13 (1.98%) VBScript
16 12 (1.83%) C
17 9 (1.37%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.22%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (11.45%) Degree
2 25 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.07%) CIMA
5 6 (0.92%) ACCA
5 6 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.76%) CFA
7 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.61%) MBA
7 4 (0.61%) PhD
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.15%) AAT
10 1 (0.15%) CCA
10 1 (0.15%) CISSP
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCAD
10 1 (0.15%) MCSD
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.95%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.36%) QA
3 13 (1.98%) PMO
4 9 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.92%) IFRS
6 5 (0.76%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.31%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.31%) MiFID
8 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) SLA
9 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.15%) Basel III
9 1 (0.15%) EMIR
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) XenApp
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) IAG
3 1 (0.15%) Samba
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) EnCase
2 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.15%) Control-M
3 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.15%) Nagios
3 1 (0.15%) Opsview
3 1 (0.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 186 (28.40%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.27%) Oracle
3 46 (7.02%) SAP
4 36 (5.50%) Tableau
5 27 (4.12%) Bloomberg
6 19 (2.90%) Sybase
7 17 (2.60%) Teradata
8 12 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.22%) Cognos
9 8 (1.22%) Dell
9 8 (1.22%) Reuters
10 6 (0.92%) Kofax
11 5 (0.76%) Calypso
11 5 (0.76%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.61%) Citrix
12 4 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.61%) Remedy
12 4 (0.61%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.46%) Perforce
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