The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 65 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing SAS 7 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 1.49% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 8.03% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £375 £300 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £434 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
SAS
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
126 137 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.53% 18.54% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 54
Average daily rate £388 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £458 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.81 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -44.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.82 £27.25 £37.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 4 £363 +20.83% 5
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
SAS
North West

SAS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (30.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Basel II
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Validation

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) OLAP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) SAS Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Basel II