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 25 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 313 214
Rank change year-on-year +50 -99  
Contract jobs citing VBA 397 389 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.73% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 1.89% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 297 444
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Median hourly rate £19.82 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.90% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.15 £14.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.95 £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% -  

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 19434 20612 21310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.85% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13270 14149 14242
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 £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 449 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 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
England +46 380 £425 +6.25% 82
London +27 254 £450 +2.85% 40
City of London +1 41 £425 - 12
South East +29 39 £263 -19.84% 13
West Midlands +35 18 £338 -15.62% 5
South West +3 18 £375 +20.96% 5
Yorkshire +10 16 £377 -5.87% 9
Scotland +38 14 £400 +6.66% 4
West Yorkshire +20 14 £409 +2.18% 9
East of England -10 13 £428 +42.50% 1
Edinburgh +15 12 £388 -4.32% 2
Hampshire -1 12 £290 -10.76% 1
Leeds +21 11 £413 +42.24% 9
East Midlands -10 11 £450 +5.88%
North West +23 10 £388 +10.71% 9
Buckinghamshire -11 10 £150 -67.39% 2
Bristol -4 9 £375 - 4
Berkshire +25 8 £158 -68.40% 1
Birmingham +20 7 £375 -25.00% 3
Essex -15 7 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester +11 6 £370 +5.71% 5
Somerset -1 6 - -
Basingstoke -2 6 £290 -30.95%
Northamptonshire -6 6 £450 +5.88%
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 5 £325 +4.83%
Tyne and Wear +74 5 £325 +4.83%
North East +66 5 £325 +4.83%
Bath +8 5 - -
Surrey +3 5 £354 +96.52% 5

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 504 (68.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 410 (56.09%) SQL
3 318 (43.50%) Finance
4 211 (28.86%) SQL Server
5 197 (26.95%) Microsoft
6 180 (24.62%) C#
7 176 (24.08%) Banking
8 131 (17.92%) .NET
9 113 (15.46%) Front Office
10 110 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (14.23%) Data Analysis
12 96 (13.13%) Degree
13 89 (12.18%) Oracle
13 89 (12.18%) MS Access
14 86 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
15 84 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
16 82 (11.22%) Python
17 80 (10.94%) Analytics
18 79 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
18 79 (10.81%) Mathematics
19 73 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 71 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 67 (9.17%) VB
22 63 (8.62%) Windows
23 59 (8.07%) SAS
24 57 (7.80%) Derivative
25 56 (7.66%) T-SQL
26 54 (7.39%) Java
27 51 (6.98%) C++
28 47 (6.43%) Investment Banking

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 59 (8.07%) SAS
2 36 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.64%) IIS
4 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.96%) CMS
6 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.41%) Confluence
7 3 (0.41%) Documentum
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.41%) ThingWorx
7 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.27%) Drupal
8 2 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 504 (68.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.82%) SPSS
7 4 (0.55%) Stata
8 2 (0.27%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) Global One
2 5 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.68%) Summit
3 2 (0.27%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.27%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.27%) HFM
3 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.27%) Workfront
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) FRx
4 1 (0.14%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.19%) Office 365
2 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.68%) Internet
2 3 (0.41%) Firewall
2 3 (0.41%) HTTP
2 3 (0.41%) LAN
2 3 (0.41%) PuTTY
2 3 (0.41%) WAN
2 3 (0.41%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.14%) Broadband
3 1 (0.14%) DNS
3 1 (0.14%) Intranet
3 1 (0.14%) LDAP
3 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.14%) SAN
3 1 (0.14%) SMS
3 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.14%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 89 (12.18%) MS Access
3 73 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
7 31 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (3.69%) QlikView
8 27 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (2.60%) Power BI
11 17 (2.33%) Data Mining
12 14 (1.92%) Big Data
12 14 (1.92%) PowerPivot
13 13 (1.78%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.64%) OLAP
15 11 (1.50%) MySQL
15 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 17 (2.33%) NUnit
2 17 (2.33%) Selenium
2 17 (2.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 13 (1.78%) JIRA
4 12 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.09%) Toad
6 7 (0.96%) Subversion
7 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.68%) Moq
8 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.68%) XMLSpy
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.41%) Ant
10 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 318 (43.50%) Finance
2 176 (24.08%) Banking
3 113 (15.46%) Front Office
4 47 (6.43%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.56%) Retail
6 16 (2.19%) Back Office
6 16 (2.19%) Marketing
7 10 (1.37%) Law
7 10 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.96%) Automotive
10 7 (0.96%) Billing
10 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.96%) Legal
11 5 (0.68%) French Language
12 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.55%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 329 (45.01%) Developer
2 298 (40.77%) Analyst
3 92 (12.59%) Data Analyst
4 88 (12.04%) VBA Developer
5 78 (10.67%) Excel Developer
6 65 (8.89%) SQL Developer
7 57 (7.80%) Excel VBA Developer
8 55 (7.52%) SQL Analyst
9 53 (7.25%) C# Developer
10 49 (6.70%) Business Analyst
11 46 (6.29%) Excel Analyst
12 38 (5.20%) Access Developer
13 37 (5.06%) Analyst Developer
14 33 (4.51%) Technical Analyst
15 31 (4.24%) RAD Developer
16 30 (4.10%) .NET Developer
17 28 (3.83%) Front Office Developer
18 27 (3.69%) Consultant
19 25 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
19 25 (3.42%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (17.92%) .NET
2 37 (5.06%) .NET Framework
3 26 (3.56%) XML
4 23 (3.15%) HTML
5 20 (2.74%) WCF
6 19 (2.60%) CSS
6 19 (2.60%) Web Services
7 16 (2.19%) WinForms
7 16 (2.19%) WPF
8 12 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.50%) Entity Framework
9 11 (1.50%) WF
10 10 (1.37%) Unity DI Container
11 8 (1.09%) jQuery
11 8 (1.09%) XSLT
12 7 (0.96%) Classic ASP
13 6 (0.82%) LINQ
13 6 (0.82%) MDX
14 5 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
14 5 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.80%) Derivative
3 42 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 40 (5.47%) Market Risk
5 37 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (4.79%) Fixed Income
7 31 (4.24%) Computer Science
8 29 (3.97%) Credit Risk
9 22 (3.01%) Equities
10 14 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.23%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.23%) NHS
14 8 (1.09%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 5 (0.68%) User Experience
18 3 (0.41%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.62%) Windows
2 33 (4.51%) Unix
3 16 (2.19%) Linux
4 11 (1.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.23%) Data Analysis
2 86 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (10.94%) Analytics
4 79 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (10.81%) Mathematics
5 44 (6.02%) Risk Management
5 44 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (5.88%) Visualisation
7 41 (5.61%) Project Management
8 40 (5.47%) RAD
9 37 (5.06%) Data Management
10 34 (4.65%) Asset Management
11 33 (4.51%) Scrum
12 32 (4.38%) Migration
12 32 (4.38%) Statistics
13 31 (4.24%) TDD
13 31 (4.24%) Workflow
14 30 (4.10%) Data Visualisation
15 28 (3.83%) Data Modelling
15 28 (3.83%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 410 (56.09%) SQL
2 180 (24.62%) C#
3 82 (11.22%) Python
4 67 (9.17%) VB
5 56 (7.66%) T-SQL
6 54 (7.39%) Java
7 51 (6.98%) C++
8 40 (5.47%) JavaScript
9 38 (5.20%) VB.NET
10 32 (4.38%) R
11 29 (3.97%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.46%) VB6
13 17 (2.33%) Perl
14 14 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.23%) C
16 9 (1.23%) MATLAB
16 9 (1.23%) PHP
17 8 (1.09%) XPath
18 7 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (13.13%) Degree
2 27 (3.69%) Numerate Degree
2 27 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.09%) CFA
7 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.82%) CIMA
7 6 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.82%) PMP
8 5 (0.68%) ACCA
8 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.55%) MBA
9 4 (0.55%) PhD
10 3 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.41%) MOS
10 3 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.41%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.79%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.46%) QA
3 16 (2.19%) PMO
4 7 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.68%) Basel II
6 4 (0.55%) IFRS
6 4 (0.55%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.41%) SLA
7 3 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.27%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) FINREP
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) IAG
1 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Control-M
1 1 (0.14%) Core Impact
1 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.14%) Nagios
1 1 (0.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 197 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 89 (12.18%) Oracle
3 43 (5.88%) Tableau
4 37 (5.06%) SAP
5 28 (3.83%) Bloomberg
6 22 (3.01%) Sybase
7 13 (1.78%) Teradata
8 12 (1.64%) Kofax
9 10 (1.37%) Cognos
10 9 (1.23%) Reuters
11 8 (1.09%) Calypso
12 7 (0.96%) Google
13 6 (0.82%) Remedy
13 6 (0.82%) TOWER Software
14 5 (0.68%) SimCorp
15 4 (0.55%) Citrix
15 4 (0.55%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (0.55%) Perforce
15 4 (0.55%) TIBCO
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Emagine Consulting
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £650.00 - £730.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Paw Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 12 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago