The table below looks at the statistics for Base SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Base SAS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Base SAS (SAS Base)
Rank 120 125 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Contract jobs citing Base SAS 27 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.50% 0.88% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
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£450 £359 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £425 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Base SAS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
772 571 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.66% 21.09% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 329 313
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 16
Average hourly rate £46.05 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £16.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £143.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

Base SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Base SAS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Base SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Base SAS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Base SAS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Base SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Base SAS across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Base SAS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Base SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Base SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Base SAS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Base SAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Manchester +9 19 £450 -2.70% 11
Base SAS
England

Base SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Base 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 Base SAS.

1 47 (100.00%) SAS
2 25 (53.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 22 (46.81%) SQL
4 21 (44.68%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (42.55%) Finance
6 15 (31.91%) Data Modelling
6 15 (31.91%) Oracle
6 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
6 15 (31.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (31.91%) Oracle Database
7 14 (29.79%) Dimensional Modelling
8 13 (27.66%) UNIX
8 13 (27.66%) Algorithms
9 12 (25.53%) IBM
9 12 (25.53%) Mainframe
9 12 (25.53%) Data Extraction
9 12 (25.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 12 (25.53%) Data Security
10 11 (23.40%) System Testing
11 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
11 10 (21.28%) Banking
12 9 (19.15%) Migration
13 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
13 8 (17.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 6 (12.77%) REXX
14 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
14 6 (12.77%) Informatica
14 6 (12.77%) ETL
14 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.77%) VBA

Base SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Base 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 Base SAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (53.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle Database
3 8 (17.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.38%) OLAP
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (76.60%) Developer
1 36 (76.60%) SAS Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Designer
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) SAS Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.38%) SAS Programmer
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.38%) Programmer
5 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.13%) SAS Architect
6 1 (2.13%) SAS BI Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Algorithms
2 12 (25.53%) Mainframe
2 12 (25.53%) Data Extraction
2 12 (25.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (31.91%) Data Modelling
3 14 (29.79%) Dimensional Modelling
4 12 (25.53%) Data Security
5 11 (23.40%) System Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
7 9 (19.15%) Migration
8 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.77%) ETL
10 4 (8.51%) Data Governance
11 3 (6.38%) Validation
12 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
12 1 (2.13%) Propensity Modelling
12 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
3 6 (12.77%) REXX
3 6 (12.77%) VBA
4 4 (8.51%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) VCP4
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) IBM
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) Informatica
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