The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 62 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing VBA 67 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 1.62% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.99% 4.88% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 22
Average daily rate
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£327 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £400
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 Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1118 820 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.22% 33.18% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 397 389
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
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 Scotland

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VBA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VBA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VBA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VBA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -3 36 £331 +10.41% 1
Edinburgh +1 16 £325 +13.04% 1
Stirling - 6 £340 -
Aberdeen - 1 £325 -
VBA
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VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 63 (54.78%) SQL
2 59 (51.30%) Finance
3 42 (36.52%) SQL Server
4 35 (30.43%) MS Excel
4 35 (30.43%) Banking
5 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
6 25 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (19.13%) C#
7 22 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (18.26%) Oracle
8 21 (18.26%) MS Office
8 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
9 19 (16.52%) .NET
10 16 (13.91%) PL/SQL
10 16 (13.91%) SAS
10 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (12.17%) Security Cleared
11 14 (12.17%) Java
11 14 (12.17%) Data Analysis
11 14 (12.17%) Migration
12 13 (11.30%) VB
12 13 (11.30%) XML
13 12 (10.43%) HTML
13 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (10.43%) Investment Banking
13 12 (10.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (10.43%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (9.57%) Technical Analysis
14 11 (9.57%) Relational Database

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.91%) SAS
3 12 (10.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (6.96%) CMS
5 7 (6.09%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (18.26%) MS Office
3 7 (6.09%) InfoPath
3 7 (6.09%) MS Project
4 5 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (2.61%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.87%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.87%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) SAN
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (36.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (9.57%) Relational Database
5 11 (9.57%) RDBMS
6 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (6.96%) MS Access
7 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (5.22%) QlikView
9 3 (2.61%) DTS
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.87%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.87%) MSTest
2 1 (0.87%) Moq
2 1 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.87%) Toad
2 1 (0.87%) PVCS
General
1 59 (51.30%) Finance
2 35 (30.43%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Front Office
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (51.30%) Developer
2 48 (41.74%) Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) Data Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Developer
4 10 (8.70%) VBA Developer
5 9 (7.83%) MI Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.22%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Report Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Tools Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Fraud Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.48%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Business Data Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) .NET
2 13 (11.30%) XML
3 12 (10.43%) HTML
4 11 (9.57%) Hibernate
4 11 (9.57%) DHTML
4 11 (9.57%) XSL
4 11 (9.57%) EJB
4 11 (9.57%) CSS
4 11 (9.57%) JSP
4 11 (9.57%) Servlets
4 11 (9.57%) Web Services
5 2 (1.74%) EDI
6 1 (0.87%) WPF
6 1 (0.87%) Ajax
6 1 (0.87%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.87%) WinForms
6 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.35%) Statistics
3 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.61%) Equities
4 3 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.74%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.87%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.48%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.17%) Data Analysis
1 14 (12.17%) Migration
2 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (10.43%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (9.57%) Technical Analysis
3 11 (9.57%) Analytics
3 11 (9.57%) Asset Management
3 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (9.57%) Data Modelling
4 10 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 8 (6.96%) Project Management
5 8 (6.96%) Wealth Management
5 8 (6.96%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.09%) Quality Management
7 6 (5.22%) Workflow
7 6 (5.22%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.35%) Fund Accounting
8 5 (4.35%) Benchmarking
9 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.78%) SQL
2 22 (19.13%) C#
3 16 (13.91%) PL/SQL
4 14 (12.17%) Java
5 13 (11.30%) VB
6 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.48%) VB6
9 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.61%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.87%) VBScript
10 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Degree
4 5 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.61%) MOS
6 2 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) XenApp
1 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.26%) Oracle
3 11 (9.57%) Sybase
4 9 (7.83%) Business Objects
5 5 (4.35%) HP
5 5 (4.35%) Citrix
6 4 (3.48%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (3.48%) TSYS
6 4 (3.48%) Nintex
7 3 (2.61%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.74%) Teradata
9 1 (0.87%) Cognos
9 1 (0.87%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.87%) OpenLink
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