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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 75 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs citing VBA 18 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 2.13% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.96% 6.29% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 8
Average daily rate £375 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -1.92%
VBA
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
455 461 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.06% 33.92% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 275 184
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.25 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.90 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Finance
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) SAS
3 8 (22.22%) Banking
4 7 (19.44%) Workflow
4 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (16.67%) MS Access
5 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Investment Management
6 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.11%) Windows
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) GIS
8 3 (8.33%) ArcGIS
8 3 (8.33%) MS Office
8 3 (8.33%) C#
8 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.33%) ETL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (22.22%) SAS
2 3 (8.33%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Smallworld
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.67%) MS Access
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) GIS
4 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (8.33%) QlikView
5 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.56%) QGIS
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 24 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) VBA Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Excel Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Excel VBA Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Report Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Excel Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior VBA Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Credit Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SAS Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (2.78%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) OAuth
2 1 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Workflow
2 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
3 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
3 5 (13.89%) Investment Management
4 4 (11.11%) Analytics
4 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.33%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (2.78%) Veritas File System
1 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) TADDM
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Mapinfo
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Teradata
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas
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