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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 69 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing VBA 25 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.46% 1.53% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.54% 4.50% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
- +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.43 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £28.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +62.85%
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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
451 400 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.33% 33.93% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 236 112
Average daily rate £350 £355 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 36 (75.00%) Finance
2 27 (56.25%) Banking
3 25 (52.08%) SQL
4 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.75%) Retail
7 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 8 (16.67%) SAS
7 8 (16.67%) Analytics
8 7 (14.58%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (14.58%) Risk Analytics
8 7 (14.58%) Marketing
8 7 (14.58%) Credit Risk
8 7 (14.58%) MS Office
8 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
8 7 (14.58%) Teradata
8 7 (14.58%) Retail Banking
9 6 (12.50%) HP
9 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.42%) RAD
10 5 (10.42%) Migration
10 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.33%) Project Management
12 3 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
12 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Investment Management

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.08%) Smallworld
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 36 (75.00%) Finance
2 27 (56.25%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Retail
4 7 (14.58%) Retail Banking
4 7 (14.58%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) VBA Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Risk Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Data Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Credit Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) MI Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Junior
8 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Junior Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Junior VBA Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Incident Manager
10 2 (4.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Credit Risk
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 8 (16.67%) Analytics
3 7 (14.58%) Risk Analytics
3 7 (14.58%) Portfolio Management
3 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 5 (10.42%) RAD
4 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL
7 2 (4.17%) Data Management
7 2 (4.17%) ETL
8 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Teradata
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.08%) Google