The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 49 56 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing SAS 35 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.37% 1.52% 2.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.52% 8.37% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 10
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£465 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +71.42%
SAS
Scotland

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

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
241 227 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.33% 18.10% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 120 42
Average daily rate £375 £390 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £99.53 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +337.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -7.89%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 46 (55.42%) Finance
2 39 (46.99%) Banking
3 37 (44.58%) SQL
4 28 (33.73%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (32.53%) Analytics
6 21 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (24.10%) Teradata
7 20 (24.10%) Credit Risk
8 18 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (16.87%) Informatica
11 13 (15.66%) Oracle
12 12 (14.46%) Retail
12 12 (14.46%) Data Management
13 11 (13.25%) Migration
13 11 (13.25%) ETL
14 10 (12.05%) Big Data
15 9 (10.84%) Data Quality
15 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 9 (10.84%) Business Analysis
16 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
16 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
16 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
17 7 (8.43%) Data Modelling
17 7 (8.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
18 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
18 6 (7.23%) Spring
18 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
18 6 (7.23%) MS Office

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) MS Office
3 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.61%) SPSS
4 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.73%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (12.05%) Big Data
3 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
6 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.02%) Base SAS
7 4 (4.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (4.82%) Data Mining
8 3 (3.61%) DB2
8 3 (3.61%) OLAP
8 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.41%) MS Access
9 2 (2.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) ERwin
General
1 46 (55.42%) Finance
2 39 (46.99%) Banking
3 12 (14.46%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Analyst
2 14 (16.87%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Risk Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Data Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Credit Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Business Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Data Manager
5 9 (10.84%) SAS Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) SAS Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Administrator
7 6 (7.23%) Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.23%) SAS Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) SAS Data Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Designer
8 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Hibernate
1 6 (7.23%) Spring
2 2 (2.41%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (24.10%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.61%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.61%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.20%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
1 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.41%) UNIX
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Analytics
2 18 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.46%) Data Management
5 11 (13.25%) ETL
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
6 9 (10.84%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (8.43%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.02%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.82%) Business Process Improvement
11 4 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (4.82%) CRM
11 4 (4.82%) Project Management
12 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.61%) Data Security
12 3 (3.61%) Validation
12 3 (3.61%) Information Management
12 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.82%) QA
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Teradata
2 14 (16.87%) Informatica
3 13 (15.66%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) Business Objects
4 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.82%) Cognos
6 3 (3.61%) Sybase
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.20%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.20%) Pega
7 1 (1.20%) Cloudera
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