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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 107 124 108
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing SAS 53 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 0.33% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.30% 2.19% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 5 8
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£450 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £690 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+81.81% +4.76%
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
570 457 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.68% 15.08% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 225 237
Average daily rate £400 £328 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £29.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 +18 35 £450 -25.77% 25
Cheshire -1 5 £538 - 5
Lancashire - 5 £515 - 2
Merseyside -12 3 £400 +14.28%
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 58 (47.15%) Finance
2 55 (44.72%) Base SAS
3 53 (43.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 38 (30.89%) UNIX
5 34 (27.64%) ETL
6 30 (24.39%) SQL
7 25 (20.33%) Banking
7 25 (20.33%) Data Analysis
8 24 (19.51%) Mainframe
9 23 (18.70%) IBM
9 23 (18.70%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (17.07%) Migration
11 20 (16.26%) IBM Mainframe
12 19 (15.45%) System Testing
12 19 (15.45%) Data Extraction
12 19 (15.45%) OLAP
13 18 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (14.63%) OLAP Cube
14 17 (13.82%) Data Security
15 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.20%) Oracle
16 13 (10.57%) MS Excel
16 13 (10.57%) Oracle Database
17 11 (8.94%) Data Structures
17 11 (8.94%) Informatica
17 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
17 11 (8.94%) Data Integration
18 10 (8.13%) Validation
18 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
18 10 (8.13%) BusinessObjects

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (1.63%) MQSeries
1 2 (1.63%) CICS
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) SPSS
3 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) SAP InfiniteInsight
1 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Broadband
2 2 (1.63%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.63%) SSL
2 2 (1.63%) SSH
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (44.72%) Base SAS
2 53 (43.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 23 (18.70%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (15.45%) OLAP
5 18 (14.63%) OLAP Cube
6 13 (10.57%) Oracle Database
7 10 (8.13%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (7.32%) RDBMS
8 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
8 9 (7.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (5.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (4.07%) Big Data
11 4 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.25%) QlikView
12 3 (2.44%) DB2
12 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
13 2 (1.63%) MS Access
13 2 (1.63%) Spotfire
13 2 (1.63%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.63%) ERwin
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (47.15%) Finance
2 25 (20.33%) Banking
3 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Marketing
5 6 (4.88%) Retail
6 4 (3.25%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.63%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (38.21%) Developer
2 38 (30.89%) SAS Developer
3 30 (24.39%) Analyst
4 20 (16.26%) Consultant
5 15 (12.20%) SAS Consultant
6 13 (10.57%) SAS Analyst
7 8 (6.50%) Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Designer
8 7 (5.69%) Insight Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) SAS Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse Architect
12 3 (2.44%) Customer Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Customer Insight Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) Web Services
2 3 (2.44%) ISPF
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Mainframe
2 20 (16.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (15.45%) Data Extraction
4 11 (8.94%) Data Integration
4 11 (8.94%) Data Structures
5 8 (6.50%) Algorithms
5 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.69%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.44%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.44%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.44%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.44%) Clustering
8 2 (1.63%) PKI
8 2 (1.63%) Statistics
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) Life Science
9 1 (0.81%) HP Superdome
9 1 (0.81%) DTV
9 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.89%) UNIX
2 10 (8.13%) Windows
3 8 (6.50%) AIX
3 8 (6.50%) Solaris
3 8 (6.50%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) zOS
5 1 (0.81%) MVS
5 1 (0.81%) OS/390
5 1 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ETL
2 25 (20.33%) Data Analysis
3 21 (17.07%) Migration
4 19 (15.45%) System Testing
5 18 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (13.82%) Data Security
7 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.13%) Data Modelling
8 10 (8.13%) Validation
9 7 (5.69%) Project Management
9 7 (5.69%) Dimensional Modelling
9 7 (5.69%) Open Source
10 6 (4.88%) Analytics
10 6 (4.88%) Project Planning
11 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.07%) Customer Insight
11 5 (4.07%) Propensity Modelling
12 4 (3.25%) Marketing Strategy
13 3 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) SQL
2 10 (8.13%) REXX
3 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.44%) Assembly Language
4 3 (2.44%) JCL
5 2 (1.63%) SAS Macro
5 2 (1.63%) CLIST
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) FINREP
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (1.63%) RACF
2 2 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) zSecure
Vendors
1 23 (18.70%) IBM
2 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.20%) Oracle
3 11 (8.94%) Informatica
4 6 (4.88%) Teradata
5 4 (3.25%) SAP
6 3 (2.44%) Tableau
7 2 (1.63%) Birst
7 2 (1.63%) Sybase
7 2 (1.63%) CA
7 2 (1.63%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.81%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) Endeca
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