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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 133 88
Rank change year-on-year +30 -45  
Contract jobs citing VBA 14 18 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.62% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.50% 1.70% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 37
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 932 1060 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.67% 36.61% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 568 497
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +17 12 £388 -4.32% 2
Glasgow +8 2 £405 +27.05% 1
VBA
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for VBA.

1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 15 (57.69%) Banking
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (34.62%) Python
6 7 (26.92%) Perl
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
7 6 (23.08%) Law
7 6 (23.08%) Use Case
7 6 (23.08%) SIEM
7 6 (23.08%) Database Security
7 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 6 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) Analytics
8 5 (19.23%) Tableau
8 5 (19.23%) SAS
9 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
10 3 (11.54%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (11.54%) Spotfire
10 3 (11.54%) QlikView
10 3 (11.54%) Statistics
10 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.54%) MS Access
10 3 (11.54%) PhD
10 3 (11.54%) VB
10 3 (11.54%) Risk Analytics

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 5 (19.23%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MS Access
1 3 (11.54%) QlikView
1 3 (11.54%) Spotfire
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 15 (57.69%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Database Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) VBA Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Access Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Statistical Modeller
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.85%) J2SE
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) LIMS
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
1 6 (23.08%) Database Security
1 6 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
1 6 (23.08%) SIEM
1 6 (23.08%) Use Case
2 5 (19.23%) Analytics
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) Applied Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) Machine Learning
4 3 (11.54%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Statistics
4 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Econometrics
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Python
3 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
4 3 (11.54%) VB
5 2 (7.69%) R
5 2 (7.69%) VBScript
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) PhD
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Basel III
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Tableau
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos
5 1 (3.85%) Alteryx
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Perforce
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Sybase