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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 72 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing VBA 13 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.89% 1.85% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.36% 5.50% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £380 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +24.35%
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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
552 400 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.83% 33.67% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 221 143
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
3 14 (48.28%) C#
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
5 11 (37.93%) MS Office
5 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (27.59%) CMS
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) MS Access
9 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) SLA
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) Degree
11 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (10.34%) CSS
11 3 (10.34%) HTML
11 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
11 3 (10.34%) ITIL
11 3 (10.34%) Citrix
11 3 (10.34%) Project Management
11 3 (10.34%) MVC

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (27.59%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) FINCAD Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (20.69%) MS Access
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) MSTest
1 1 (3.45%) Moq
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Applications Support
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Access Developer
5 2 (6.90%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Database Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Project Management
1 3 (10.34%) MVC
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL
1 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
2 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Release Management
3 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
3 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) RAD
3 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
1 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Lotus
4 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) SAP