Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VBA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VBA over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 164 121
Rank change year-on-year +22 -43 -3
Contract jobs citing VBA 54 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 0.46% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 1.23% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 25
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +17.79% -8.57%
10th Percentile £218 £175 £259
90th Percentile £425 £475 £395
UK median daily rate £401 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.00% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% - -
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £16.66
% change year-on-year -33.33% +62.11% -29.87%

VBA is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,172 1,872 1,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.64% 37.74% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,253 1,139 1,003
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £279 £263
90th Percentile £545 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 36
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.04 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.25 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in Scotland

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBA in Scotland

VBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBA in Scotland

VBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBA in Scotland

VBA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 26 £367 +8.59% 2
Glasgow -16 15 £325 -23.53% 1
West Lothian - 5 £235 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £445 -
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VBA.

1 36 (66.67%) SQL
2 34 (62.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (50.00%) Finance
4 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 17 (31.48%) Banking
5 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (16.67%) C#
6 9 (16.67%) Office 365
7 8 (14.81%) .NET
7 8 (14.81%) MS Access
7 8 (14.81%) Windows
7 8 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
8 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
8 7 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (11.11%) VB
9 6 (11.11%) ITIL
9 6 (11.11%) Citrix
9 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.11%) Web Development
9 6 (11.11%) SCCM
9 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.26%) Java
10 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (7.41%) GDPR
11 4 (7.41%) ETL
11 4 (7.41%) SAS
11 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) SAS
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (62.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (14.81%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) OLAP
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (50.00%) Finance
2 17 (31.48%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Billing
3 3 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Data Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Programmer
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Report Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (7.41%) VBA Developer
6 3 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) ActiveX
3 1 (1.85%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) FMCG
4 1 (1.85%) Blog
4 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) ITIL
1 6 (11.11%) Web Development
2 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 4 (7.41%) ETL
3 4 (7.41%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.41%) Time Management
4 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) Analytics
4 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.56%) Collateral Management
4 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.70%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) VB
4 5 (9.26%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) GDPR
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) IFRS
2 2 (3.70%) IFRS 9
2 2 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) XenApp
2 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 3 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Tableau
4 2 (3.70%) Twitter
5 1 (1.85%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) SAP