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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 76 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing SAS 56 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.05% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.83% 6.85% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 16
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£400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £610 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £374
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +7.02%
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
517 409 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.44% 15.32% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 207 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 37
Average hourly rate £18.25 £21.77 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +18.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.31 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +10 28 £350 - 16
Lancashire -7 12 £450 +28.57% 3
Cheshire +8 11 £300 -51.02% 4
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 3
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 34 (37.78%) SQL
3 32 (35.56%) Base SAS
4 28 (31.11%) Oracle
5 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (26.67%) Data Modelling
7 18 (20.00%) Retail
7 18 (20.00%) Analytics
7 18 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 18 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (17.78%) PL/SQL
9 16 (17.78%) Algorithms
10 15 (16.67%) Banking
11 14 (15.56%) Dimensional Modelling
11 14 (15.56%) VBA
12 12 (13.33%) Data Security
13 10 (11.11%) Google Analytics
13 10 (11.11%) Google
14 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (10.00%) ETL
14 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (8.89%) Informatica
16 7 (7.78%) UNIX
17 6 (6.67%) Windows
17 6 (6.67%) DB2
17 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
17 6 (6.67%) Retail Banking
17 6 (6.67%) Data Governance
18 5 (5.56%) Waterfall

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle 9iAS
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) SPSS
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.11%) Summit
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (35.56%) Base SAS
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 18 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.67%) DB2
6 5 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (5.56%) OLAP
7 3 (3.33%) MS Access
7 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.33%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.33%) MySQL
8 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.22%) Big Data
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.11%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.11%) QlikView
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 18 (20.00%) Retail
3 15 (16.67%) Banking
4 6 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Marketing
6 2 (2.22%) Billing
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Developer
2 35 (38.89%) SAS Developer
3 22 (24.44%) Analyst
4 14 (15.56%) Architect
5 10 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Programmer
6 6 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (5.56%) SAS Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Development Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Web Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) SAS Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.33%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.33%) Report Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Consultant
10 2 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.22%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Algorithms
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) HP Superdome
4 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) Economics
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) UNIX
2 6 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) HPUX
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 18 (20.00%) Analytics
4 14 (15.56%) Dimensional Modelling
5 12 (13.33%) Data Security
6 9 (10.00%) ETL
7 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) Data Governance
8 5 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.56%) IT Governance
9 4 (4.44%) CRM
10 3 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.33%) Data Management
10 3 (3.33%) Data Architecture
10 3 (3.33%) Project Management
10 3 (3.33%) Migration
11 2 (2.22%) Validation
11 2 (2.22%) Change Management
11 2 (2.22%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) PL/SQL
3 14 (15.56%) VBA
4 5 (5.56%) SAS Macro
5 2 (2.22%) R
6 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Oracle
2 10 (11.11%) Google
3 8 (8.89%) Informatica
4 3 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.22%) HP
5 2 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Tableau
6 1 (1.11%) Axway
6 1 (1.11%) Teradata
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Cognos
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