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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 86 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Contract jobs citing SAS 70 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 0.95% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.36% 6.20% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 12
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£500 £413 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £326 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £615 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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
676 484 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 15.29% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 254 207
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 44
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +13 29 £450 +10.76% 17
Lancashire +14 14 £565 +82.25% 2
Cheshire -13 5 £500 +11.11% 6
Merseyside - 5 £540 - 5
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (45.26%) Base SAS
2 54 (39.42%) Finance
3 47 (34.31%) SQL
4 44 (32.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 34 (24.82%) Oracle
6 33 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (23.36%) Data Modelling
8 30 (21.90%) Oracle Database
9 29 (21.17%) Data Security
10 27 (19.71%) UNIX
11 25 (18.25%) ETL
12 24 (17.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (17.52%) Algorithms
13 23 (16.79%) PL/SQL
14 22 (16.06%) Mainframe
14 22 (16.06%) Migration
15 21 (15.33%) Data Analysis
15 21 (15.33%) IBM
15 21 (15.33%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (15.33%) Dimensional Modelling
16 19 (13.87%) IBM Mainframe
16 19 (13.87%) Informatica
17 18 (13.14%) Data Extraction
18 17 (12.41%) System Testing
19 15 (10.95%) Analytics
19 15 (10.95%) Banking
20 12 (8.76%) VBA
21 11 (8.03%) Business Objects
21 11 (8.03%) Windows
21 11 (8.03%) Data Structures

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.73%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle 9iAS
1 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.19%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.73%) Summit
3 1 (0.73%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 1 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) PaaS
2 3 (2.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (45.26%) Base SAS
2 44 (32.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 30 (21.90%) Oracle Database
4 24 (17.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (15.33%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.30%) RDBMS
6 10 (7.30%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (4.38%) Big Data
8 6 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.65%) Data Mining
9 5 (3.65%) OLAP
10 4 (2.92%) MS Access
11 2 (1.46%) SQLBase
11 2 (1.46%) QlikView
11 2 (1.46%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.73%) MySQL
12 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) ERwin
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.73%) TestDirector
General
1 54 (39.42%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Retail
4 5 (3.65%) Marketing
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (45.26%) Developer
2 58 (42.34%) SAS Developer
3 31 (22.63%) Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Architect
4 14 (10.22%) SAS Analyst
5 8 (5.84%) Designer
6 7 (5.11%) SAS Programmer
6 7 (5.11%) Programmer
7 6 (4.38%) Consultant
7 6 (4.38%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) Development Manager
8 5 (3.65%) SAS Architect
9 4 (2.92%) SAS Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.92%) Web Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Insight Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Data Architect
9 4 (2.92%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.92%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) Web Services
2 1 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Algorithms
2 22 (16.06%) Mainframe
3 19 (13.87%) IBM Mainframe
4 18 (13.14%) Data Extraction
5 11 (8.03%) Data Structures
6 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.11%) Private Cloud
7 7 (5.11%) Open Source
8 4 (2.92%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.46%) HP Superdome
9 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.46%) Statistics
10 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.73%) NHS
10 1 (0.73%) Clustering
10 1 (0.73%) Economics
10 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.71%) UNIX
2 11 (8.03%) Windows
3 9 (6.57%) Solaris
3 9 (6.57%) Linux
4 2 (1.46%) HPUX
5 1 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (23.36%) Data Modelling
3 29 (21.17%) Data Security
4 25 (18.25%) ETL
5 22 (16.06%) Migration
6 21 (15.33%) Data Analysis
6 21 (15.33%) Dimensional Modelling
7 17 (12.41%) System Testing
8 15 (10.95%) Analytics
9 10 (7.30%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.57%) Validation
11 7 (5.11%) Data Governance
12 6 (4.38%) CRM
13 5 (3.65%) Waterfall
14 4 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (2.19%) Data Architecture
15 3 (2.19%) Statistical Analysis
15 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Architecture
15 3 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
15 3 (2.19%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.31%) SQL
2 23 (16.79%) PL/SQL
3 12 (8.76%) VBA
4 7 (5.11%) REXX
5 4 (2.92%) SAS Macro
6 2 (1.46%) R
7 1 (0.73%) C
7 1 (0.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (2.92%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 34 (24.82%) Oracle
2 21 (15.33%) IBM
3 19 (13.87%) Informatica
4 11 (8.03%) Business Objects
5 10 (7.30%) Google
6 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.92%) SAP
8 3 (2.19%) Teradata
9 2 (1.46%) HP
9 2 (1.46%) Cognos
10 1 (0.73%) Axway
10 1 (0.73%) Tableau
Liverpool
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Blackpool
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
North West England
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Lancashire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago