The first table below looks at the demand for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 50 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing SAS 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 2.70% 3.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.64% 13.04% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Average daily rate £310 £240 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -48.52%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
61 46 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.12% 20.72% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 56
Average daily rate £282 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £31.24 £18.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.62% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £17.50 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £18.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
SAS
North West

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 2 (66.67%) MVS
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SELCOPY
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Open Text
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 1 (33.33%) Wiki
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) IronPort
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Demand Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MVS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
1 1 (33.33%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) SELCOPY
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Open Text
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IronPort
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) IBM