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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 60 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing VBA 16 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 1.15% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.92% 4.41% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £365 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
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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
408 295 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.86% 26.18% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 129 86
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 31 (58.49%) Finance
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) .NET
3 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
3 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 14 (26.42%) MS Office
5 13 (24.53%) Banking
6 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
8 10 (18.87%) SAS
8 10 (18.87%) C#
8 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (18.87%) Asset Management
8 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
9 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
10 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (15.09%) CMS
10 8 (15.09%) Analytics
11 7 (13.21%) Degree
11 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (13.21%) VB
12 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
13 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
13 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
14 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
14 4 (7.55%) VB6

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (18.87%) SAS
2 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.09%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Office
2 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) FINCAD Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.89%) MSTest
1 1 (1.89%) Moq
General
1 31 (58.49%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
6 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Analyst
2 19 (35.85%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Applications Support
4 7 (13.21%) VBA Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Report Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) MI Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Fraud Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) VB Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) WinForms
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.55%) Statistics
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
1 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Asset Management
1 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
2 8 (15.09%) Analytics
3 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) Operations Research
6 4 (7.55%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (7.55%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (7.55%) Benchmarking
6 4 (7.55%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.66%) Release Management
8 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.77%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) VB
4 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.55%) VB6
6 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) XenApp
1 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) TSYS
2 4 (7.55%) Business Objects
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) Teradata
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg