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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 60 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing SAS 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 0.66% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.51% 3.64% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -8.16%
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
114 110 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.97% 18.09% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 48
Average daily rate £323 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £126.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Base SAS
3 2 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
3 2 (28.57%) AS400
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) PMI
4 1 (14.29%) PMP
4 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (28.57%) Base SAS
2 2 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Release Manager
1 2 (28.57%) ETL Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
1 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) PMI
2 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
2 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos