The table below looks at the statistics for 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 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 90 109 96
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing SAS 46 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 0.80% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.15% 4.60% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 25
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£475 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £293 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £450
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
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
503 478 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 17.31% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 232 291
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.02 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £36.07 £25.49
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 the North West

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 SAS across the North West region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 SAS across the North West region.

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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 SAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
Lancashire -11 17 £475 +35.71% 1
Manchester -10 15 £425 +30.76% 15
Cheshire +19 7 £300 -4.00% 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) Oracle
3 26 (44.83%) Finance
4 23 (39.66%) Base SAS
5 21 (36.21%) Data Modelling
5 21 (36.21%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (31.03%) Oracle Database
7 17 (29.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (27.59%) Algorithms
8 16 (27.59%) PL/SQL
9 14 (24.14%) Dimensional Modelling
9 14 (24.14%) Retail
10 12 (20.69%) Data Security
11 11 (18.97%) Banking
11 11 (18.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 9 (15.52%) VBA
13 8 (13.79%) UNIX
13 8 (13.79%) Analytics
14 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.07%) Informatica
14 7 (12.07%) Windows
14 7 (12.07%) DB2
15 6 (10.34%) IT Governance
16 5 (8.62%) Retail Banking
16 5 (8.62%) ETL
17 4 (6.90%) OLAP
17 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
17 4 (6.90%) SAS Macro
18 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
18 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (1.72%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle 9iAS
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) SPSS
2 1 (1.72%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) Base SAS
2 18 (31.03%) Oracle Database
3 17 (29.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (18.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (12.07%) DB2
6 4 (6.90%) OLAP
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (5.17%) MySQL
8 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.45%) Big Data
8 2 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.72%) DataStage
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Retail
3 11 (18.97%) Banking
4 5 (8.62%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Developer
2 27 (46.55%) SAS Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) SAS Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Programmer
6 6 (10.34%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) SAS Analyst Programmer
9 2 (3.45%) Insight Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) SAS Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) ETL Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Service Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Data Architect
10 1 (1.72%) Developer Analyst
10 1 (1.72%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Algorithms
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.45%) Statistics
3 2 (3.45%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) UNIX
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) HPUX
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Data Modelling
1 21 (36.21%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (24.14%) Dimensional Modelling
3 12 (20.69%) Data Security
4 8 (13.79%) Analytics
5 6 (10.34%) IT Governance
6 5 (8.62%) ETL
7 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Project Management
9 2 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
9 2 (3.45%) Product Marketing
9 2 (3.45%) Marketing Analytics
9 2 (3.45%) Propensity Modelling
9 2 (3.45%) Data Analytics
10 1 (1.72%) Customer Segmentation
10 1 (1.72%) Visual Analytics
10 1 (1.72%) Data Architecture
10 1 (1.72%) Customer Analysis
10 1 (1.72%) Regression Analysis
10 1 (1.72%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) PL/SQL
3 9 (15.52%) VBA
4 4 (6.90%) SAS Macro
5 1 (1.72%) R
5 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Informatica
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) Teradata
4 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Axway
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