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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 105 62 124
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +62
Contract jobs citing SAS 56 118 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 2.63% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.11% 17.96% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 98 13
Median daily rate £401 £440 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £9.19 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.17 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.57% +100.00%
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
554 657 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.86% 14.67% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 414 269
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £10.76 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £27.50 £35.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% +20.83%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -48 20 £425 - 8
Merseyside +14 9 £400 - 1
Lancashire -7 7 £350 -28.57%
Cheshire +10 4 £400 -17.52%
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SAS.

1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 29 (31.87%) Finance
3 22 (24.18%) Analytics
4 19 (20.88%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (18.68%) Oracle
6 17 (18.68%) Marketing
6 17 (18.68%) Credit Risk
7 13 (14.29%) Python
8 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (13.19%) Data Quality
8 12 (13.19%) Puppet
9 11 (12.09%) Banking
9 11 (12.09%) Retail
9 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
9 11 (12.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 10 (10.99%) Linux
10 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.99%) SPSS
10 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
10 10 (10.99%) Customer Insight
11 9 (9.89%) Big Data
11 9 (9.89%) iSCSI
11 9 (9.89%) ETL
12 8 (8.79%) Unix
12 8 (8.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (7.69%) Hadoop
13 7 (7.69%) CentOS

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.59%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.49%) Apache
2 5 (5.49%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.49%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (3.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) SPSS
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Unica
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (3.30%) GitHub
3 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Route 53
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.20%) Office 365
4 2 (2.20%) SmartFocus
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) iSCSI
2 7 (7.69%) DHCP
2 7 (7.69%) DNS
3 5 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (5.49%) HTTP
3 5 (5.49%) IMAP
3 5 (5.49%) MRTG
3 5 (5.49%) SMTP
4 3 (3.30%) LDAP
4 3 (3.30%) OpenVPN
5 2 (2.20%) DSL
5 2 (2.20%) Firewall
5 2 (2.20%) Internet
5 2 (2.20%) MPLS
5 2 (2.20%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.20%) VRRP
6 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (12.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.89%) Big Data
5 8 (8.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 7 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (6.59%) MySQL
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (6.59%) QlikView
8 5 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (5.49%) Apache Hive
8 5 (5.49%) Base SAS
9 4 (4.40%) Data Mining
9 4 (4.40%) SAS EBI
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (3.30%) DataStax
10 3 (3.30%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.30%) GitLab
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 17 (18.68%) Marketing
3 11 (12.09%) Banking
3 11 (12.09%) Retail
4 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (32.97%) Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Developer
3 12 (13.19%) SAS Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Customer Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Customer Insight Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Insight Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Credit Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) QlikView Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) SAS Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Grid Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.40%) SAS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) XML
2 3 (3.30%) Middleware
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.68%) Credit Risk
3 6 (6.59%) Data Integration
3 6 (6.59%) Statistics
4 5 (5.49%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.30%) User Experience
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.10%) BBC
7 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Unix
3 7 (7.69%) CentOS
3 7 (7.69%) Debian
3 7 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Analytics
2 19 (20.88%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.99%) Customer Insight
5 9 (9.89%) ETL
6 7 (7.69%) Campaign Analysis
6 7 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.69%) Migration
6 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.59%) CRM
7 6 (6.59%) Data Management
7 6 (6.59%) Open Source
8 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.49%) Web Analytics
9 4 (4.40%) Actionable Insight
9 4 (4.40%) Data Governance
9 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.40%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) Python
3 7 (7.69%) Java
3 7 (7.69%) Perl
4 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.59%) PHP
5 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.49%) C
5 5 (5.49%) Korn
5 5 (5.49%) Ruby
5 5 (5.49%) Scala
5 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.40%) C++
7 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.30%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) R
8 1 (1.10%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) CISA
4 1 (1.10%) CISM
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) CDISC
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) IAS 39
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Squid
2 5 (5.49%) Dovecot
2 5 (5.49%) iptables
2 5 (5.49%) KVM
2 5 (5.49%) Sendmail
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) Puppet
2 5 (5.49%) Cacti
2 5 (5.49%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.49%) Nagios
2 5 (5.49%) OpenNebula
3 3 (3.30%) Nessus
3 3 (3.30%) Oozie
3 3 (3.30%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.20%) vMotion
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.10%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Oracle
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) SAP
3 7 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Teradata
5 5 (5.49%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.49%) Google
5 5 (5.49%) Hortonworks
5 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.40%) Endeca
6 4 (4.40%) Tableau
7 3 (3.30%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.30%) IBM
7 3 (3.30%) Micro Focus
7 3 (3.30%) Qualys
8 2 (2.20%) Alterian
8 2 (2.20%) Chordiant
8 2 (2.20%) Epiphany
8 2 (2.20%) HP
8 2 (2.20%) Omniture