The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 53 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing SAS 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.67% 0.27% 3.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.30% 1.52% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +32.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -4.76%
SAS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Application Platforms Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
91 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.40% 17.65% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 31
Average daily rate £400 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £204 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SAS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) Credit Risk
1 7 (70.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
5 1 (10.00%) SAS Macro
5 1 (10.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Credit Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Credit Risk
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Macro