Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 173 134
Rank change year-on-year +8 -39 +33
Contract jobs citing VBA 16 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.44% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 11
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £297 £175 £263
90th Percentile £478 £450 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £24.20
% change year-on-year +5.00% -17.36% +15.24%

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 1,725 2,086 1,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.16% 39.58% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 1,302 1,012
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £310 £281 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 30
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £17.03 £43.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.20% -60.75% +11.26%
10th Percentile £22.05 £12.74 £14.97
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.41 £65.10
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +6.82%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +18 10 £369 -13.24%
Glasgow +2 2 £275 -21.43%
Stirling - 2 £469 -
Aberdeen -7 1 - -
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) DB2
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Banking
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Git (software)

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 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) JMeter
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) VBA Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Access VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Management Information
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
6 1 (6.25%) Economics
6 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Statistics
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) UiPath