The first table below looks at the demand for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 55 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing SAS 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.39% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.06% 2.17% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £450 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -48.52%
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
98 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.99% 17.97% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 45
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.10 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £23.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SAS
West Midlands

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAS across the Birmingham region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SAS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAS.

1 3 (60.00%) Cognos
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
1 2 (40.00%) Financial Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft