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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 58 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing SAS 11 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.41% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 2.65% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £380 £373
% change year-on-year
+15.13% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.89%
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
143 151 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.48% 15.38% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 65
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £226 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £459 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.57 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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
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 24 December 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
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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 +15 6 £300 -4.00%
Warrington - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
SAS
North West

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Retail
3 6 (33.33%) Google
3 6 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) DB2
3 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) MySQL
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Base SAS
7 2 (11.11%) SAS Macro
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Billing
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (5.56%) MS Access
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
8 1 (5.56%) Mainframe

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) Base SAS
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Retail
3 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Analytics Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) IT Governance
1 6 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) SAS Macro
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (16.67%) VMware