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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 106 79 102
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing SAS 54 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.93% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.68% 11.50% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 15
Average daily rate £400 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £533 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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
622 539 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.39% 16.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 293 202
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £10.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 32 £425 +21.42% 13
Lancashire -8 10 £273 -42.63%
Cheshire -7 7 £375 +25.00% 4
Merseyside +1 4 £413 +65.00% 2
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 88 (52.69%) Finance
2 62 (37.13%) Base SAS
3 59 (35.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 38 (22.75%) SQL
5 35 (20.96%) ETL
5 35 (20.96%) Banking
6 31 (18.56%) Analytics
7 27 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (15.57%) Unix
9 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (13.77%) Retail
11 21 (12.57%) Credit Risk
12 19 (11.38%) Marketing
12 19 (11.38%) MS Excel
12 19 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
13 17 (10.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 16 (9.58%) OLAP
15 14 (8.38%) Project Management
15 14 (8.38%) OLAP Cube
16 13 (7.78%) SAS EBI
16 13 (7.78%) Data Modelling
16 13 (7.78%) Data Analysis
16 13 (7.78%) Telecoms
17 12 (7.19%) System Testing
17 12 (7.19%) Retail Banking
18 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
18 11 (6.59%) MS Office
18 11 (6.59%) Oracle

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (1.80%) Apache
1 3 (1.80%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.60%) CICS
2 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
3 2 (1.20%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) DHCP
1 3 (1.80%) DNS
1 3 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (1.80%) HTTP
1 3 (1.80%) IMAP
1 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
1 3 (1.80%) MRTG
1 3 (1.80%) SMTP
2 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.60%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) SSH
2 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (37.13%) Base SAS
2 59 (35.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 19 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (10.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 16 (9.58%) OLAP
6 14 (8.38%) OLAP Cube
7 13 (7.78%) SAS EBI
8 9 (5.39%) DB2
9 5 (2.99%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.99%) QlikView
10 2 (1.20%) Big Data
10 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (1.20%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) ERwin
2 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.80%) TestDirector
General
1 88 (52.69%) Finance
2 35 (20.96%) Banking
3 23 (13.77%) Retail
4 19 (11.38%) Marketing
5 13 (7.78%) Telecoms
6 12 (7.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (41.92%) Developer
2 68 (40.72%) SAS Developer
3 54 (32.34%) Analyst
4 31 (18.56%) SAS Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Consultant
6 12 (7.19%) Data Analyst
7 11 (6.59%) Insight Analyst
7 11 (6.59%) SAS Consultant
8 9 (5.39%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 8 (4.79%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Author
10 7 (4.19%) Credit Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Customer Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Customer Insight Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Technical Author
11 6 (3.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) ISPF
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (12.57%) Credit Risk
3 9 (5.39%) Data Integration
4 7 (4.19%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.80%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.80%) Statistics
6 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.20%) New Media
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
6 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.60%) Economics
7 1 (0.60%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.57%) Unix
2 4 (2.40%) AIX
2 4 (2.40%) Linux
3 3 (1.80%) CentOS
3 3 (1.80%) Debian
3 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
3 3 (1.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.96%) ETL
2 31 (18.56%) Analytics
3 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (8.38%) Project Management
6 13 (7.78%) Data Analysis
6 13 (7.78%) Data Modelling
7 12 (7.19%) System Testing
8 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.99%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (4.79%) Campaign Management
10 8 (4.79%) Data Management
10 8 (4.79%) Portfolio Management
11 7 (4.19%) Customer Insight
12 5 (2.99%) CRM
12 5 (2.99%) People Management
13 4 (2.40%) Migration
13 4 (2.40%) Release Management
13 4 (2.40%) Validation
13 4 (2.40%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.75%) SQL
2 9 (5.39%) VBA
3 8 (4.79%) SAS Macro
4 5 (2.99%) Python
4 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.40%) Perl
6 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.80%) C
6 3 (1.80%) C++
6 3 (1.80%) Korn
6 3 (1.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.20%) R
7 2 (1.20%) REXX
8 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.60%) CLIST
8 1 (0.60%) Java
8 1 (0.60%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) ACCA
3 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.60%) CIMA
3 1 (0.60%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) Basel II
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.60%) IAS 39
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Dovecot
1 3 (1.80%) iptables
1 3 (1.80%) KVM
1 3 (1.80%) Sendmail
1 3 (1.80%) Squid
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (0.60%) RACF
2 1 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) Cacti
1 3 (1.80%) HAProxy
1 3 (1.80%) Nagios
1 3 (1.80%) OpenNebula
1 3 (1.80%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.60%) zSecure
Vendors
1 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) Oracle
3 9 (5.39%) Informatica
4 8 (4.79%) CA
5 7 (4.19%) IBM
6 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.80%) VMware
7 2 (1.20%) DataFlux
7 2 (1.20%) Tableau
7 2 (1.20%) Teradata
7 2 (1.20%) Trillium
8 1 (0.60%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Sybase
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