Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 123 121
Rank change year-on-year -42 -2 -34
Contract jobs citing VBA 24 61 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.49% 1.41% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 3.48% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 54
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £175 £258 £144
90th Percentile £475 £438 £431
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 - £28.71
10th Percentile £18.50 - £25.00
90th Percentile £19.50 - £33.71
UK median hourly rate £24.49 £16.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +47.01% -29.87% +7.95%

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 1900 1755 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.41% 40.44% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1060 1042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -14 18 £338 -15.63% 1
Glasgow -19 3 £425 +93.18%
Dundee - 2 £145 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VBA.

1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) VB
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) VBScript
6 5 (20.83%) Java
6 5 (20.83%) Sybase
6 5 (20.83%) Workflow
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Cognos
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) DB2
8 3 (12.50%) Perl
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Unix
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) J2SE
8 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.50%) Windows 10

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 2 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) DB2
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 2 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (8.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) QC Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Scala Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Tableau Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VBA Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) J2SE
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (20.83%) Workflow
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Analytics
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Kanban
5 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) VB
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) VBScript
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Sybase
2 4 (16.67%) Cognos
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Alteryx
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Tableau