The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 74 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing VBA 8 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.61% 1.53% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 5.03% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
442 358 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.69% 30.47% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 173 94
Average daily rate £390 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -8.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBA.

1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 14 (33.33%) MS Office
4 11 (26.19%) C#
4 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.43%) Mainframe
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (19.05%) CMS
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (16.67%) Degree
8 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 6 (14.29%) SAS
9 6 (14.29%) VB
9 6 (14.29%) Analytics
9 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
10 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
10 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
11 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.52%) Benchmarking
11 4 (9.52%) Statistics
11 4 (9.52%) VB6
11 4 (9.52%) Operations Research

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.05%) CMS
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) FINCAD Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) MSTest
1 1 (2.38%) Moq
General
1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.90%) Report Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) VBA Developer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Fraud Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) VB Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
3 1 (2.38%) WPF
3 1 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 6 (14.29%) Analytics
2 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
2 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
2 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Operations Research
3 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Benchmarking
3 4 (9.52%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Workflow
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) VB
4 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.52%) VB6
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) XenApp
1 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) TSYS
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) Teradata
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg