The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VBA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 87 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing VBA 12 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.99% 0.83% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 2.70% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 15
Median daily rate £388 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £374 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +6.42% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% -  

VBA is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 472 408 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.85% 30.82% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 219 228
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in Edinburgh

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBA in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Edinburgh

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in Edinburgh

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for VBA.

1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 14 (70.00%) Banking
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (30.00%) Law
6 6 (30.00%) Use Case
6 6 (30.00%) SIEM
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) Database Security
6 6 (30.00%) Programme Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) Analytics
7 5 (25.00%) Tableau
7 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (20.00%) SAS
9 3 (15.00%) VB
9 3 (15.00%) PhD
9 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
9 3 (15.00%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (15.00%) Spotfire
9 3 (15.00%) QlikView
9 3 (15.00%) Statistics
9 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
9 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Analytics

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) QlikView
1 3 (15.00%) Spotfire
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 14 (70.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Database Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Business Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.00%) QC Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) Statistical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Statistical Modeller
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Database Security
1 6 (30.00%) Programme Delivery
1 6 (30.00%) SIEM
1 6 (30.00%) Use Case
2 5 (25.00%) Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (15.00%) Applied Mathematics
4 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (15.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Statistics
4 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Econometrics
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
5 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (15.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) R
5 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PhD
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) Alteryx
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) SAP