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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 35 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing SAS 52 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.59% 1.42% 2.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.99% 6.83% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 9
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.95 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% -35.89%
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
306 249 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.10% 20.73% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 122 60
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £140.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +833.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 44 (59.46%) Finance
2 37 (50.00%) Banking
3 32 (43.24%) SQL
4 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (28.38%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (24.32%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (24.32%) Retail
6 18 (24.32%) Teradata
7 13 (17.57%) Migration
7 13 (17.57%) Credit Risk
8 12 (16.22%) Data Management
8 12 (16.22%) Oracle
9 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
9 9 (12.16%) Mainframe
9 9 (12.16%) Data Analysis
9 9 (12.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 8 (10.81%) Analytics
10 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.81%) Retail Banking
10 8 (10.81%) Informatica
10 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
11 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
12 6 (8.11%) Validation
12 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (8.11%) System Testing
13 5 (6.76%) Data Quality
13 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
13 5 (6.76%) MS Office
13 5 (6.76%) MS Excel

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.41%) MS Project
5 3 (4.05%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 4 (5.41%) QlikView
4 4 (5.41%) OLAP
5 3 (4.05%) Base SAS
5 3 (4.05%) Big Data
5 3 (4.05%) DB2
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) ERwin
1 1 (1.35%) ProC
General
1 44 (59.46%) Finance
2 37 (50.00%) Banking
3 18 (24.32%) Retail
4 8 (10.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Analyst
2 28 (37.84%) Developer
3 27 (36.49%) SAS Developer
4 12 (16.22%) SAS Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Business Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Consultant
7 8 (10.81%) SAS Consultant
8 7 (9.46%) Data Manager
8 7 (9.46%) Data Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
10 5 (6.76%) Credit Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) Risk Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) Programmer
11 4 (5.41%) SAS Programmer
12 3 (4.05%) Analyst Developer
12 3 (4.05%) Architect
12 3 (4.05%) Data Architect
12 3 (4.05%) SAS Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Hibernate
1 4 (5.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.57%) Credit Risk
3 9 (12.16%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.05%) Reference Data
4 3 (4.05%) Social Media
5 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (17.57%) Migration
3 12 (16.22%) Data Management
4 9 (12.16%) Data Analysis
5 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
5 8 (10.81%) Analytics
6 6 (8.11%) System Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Validation
7 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.41%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (5.41%) Data Governance
8 4 (5.41%) Change Control
8 4 (5.41%) ETL
8 4 (5.41%) CRM
9 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.05%) Project Management
9 3 (4.05%) Data Security
9 3 (4.05%) Information Management
9 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.35%) PROC SQL
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) FINREP
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Teradata
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle
3 8 (10.81%) Informatica
4 3 (4.05%) Sybase
4 3 (4.05%) Cognos
5 1 (1.35%) Trillium
5 1 (1.35%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) TSYS