The first table below looks at the demand for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 16 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 Cheshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 61 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing SAS 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 0.13% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.76% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -48.52%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
123 148 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.44% 19.84% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 66
Average daily rate £375 £334 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -8.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
SAS
North West

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Cheshire region.

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -12 6 £363 - 7
Wilmslow - - - -
SAS
North West

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) Finance
3 14 (70.00%) Teradata
4 11 (55.00%) Data Governance
5 10 (50.00%) Reference Data
5 10 (50.00%) Data Management
6 8 (40.00%) Banking
7 7 (35.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (20.00%) Validation
9 3 (15.00%) Legal
9 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (15.00%) Retail
9 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
10 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk
10 2 (10.00%) SAS Macro
10 2 (10.00%) Base SAS
10 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
10 2 (10.00%) ETL
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
11 1 (5.00%) Minitab
11 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
11 1 (5.00%) Migration
11 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
11 1 (5.00%) ITIL
11 1 (5.00%) UNIX
11 1 (5.00%) Windows
11 1 (5.00%) Linux
11 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
11 1 (5.00%) Java
11 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) Text Mining
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (5.00%) Spotfire
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Data Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
4 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Data Governance
2 10 (50.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) SAS Macro
3 1 (5.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) IronPython
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Teradata
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Minitab