The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 16 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing SAS 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.65% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 38.89% 4.76% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -
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
Cheshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
18 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.52% 20.29% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 2
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.67 £36.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £40.57 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SAS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Google
1 6 (60.00%) Google Analytics
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Base SAS
5 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Macro
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
6 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (10.00%) OLAP
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SAS Macro
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Google