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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 75 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing SAS 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 1.42% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.96% 9.84% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
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
169 122 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.02% 14.47% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 48 50
Average daily rate £401 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +70.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.57 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 21 April 2015. 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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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
Warrington - 4 £525 - 2
Chester -1 1 £450 +24.13% 2
SAS
North West

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
1 9 (56.25%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) Google
2 6 (37.50%) Google Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (25.00%) Base SAS
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
4 3 (18.75%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Data Security
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (12.50%) MS Access
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Metadata Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Transformation

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.25%) QlikView
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) OLAP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ERwin
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) SAS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Report Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAS Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Commercial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Data Security
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) SAS Macro
3 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau