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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 84 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing SAS 65 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 1.12% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% 7.23% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 15
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£450 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £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
585 415 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.43% 15.46% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 218 238
Average daily rate £350 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +15 31 £450 +12.50% 28
Lancashire +2 12 £538 +62.87% 1
Cheshire -2 11 £300 -50.00% 4
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 50 (43.10%) Finance
2 47 (40.52%) Base SAS
3 36 (31.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 34 (29.31%) SQL
5 33 (28.45%) Oracle
6 27 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (22.41%) Data Modelling
8 25 (21.55%) ETL
9 24 (20.69%) Oracle Database
10 21 (18.10%) Data Security
10 21 (18.10%) UNIX
10 21 (18.10%) Migration
11 20 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (15.52%) Informatica
13 17 (14.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (14.66%) Analytics
14 16 (13.79%) Algorithms
14 16 (13.79%) Data Analysis
14 16 (13.79%) PL/SQL
15 15 (12.93%) Mainframe
15 15 (12.93%) Banking
16 14 (12.07%) VBA
16 14 (12.07%) Dimensional Modelling
17 13 (11.21%) IBM
17 13 (11.21%) Retail
17 13 (11.21%) System Testing
18 12 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
18 12 (10.34%) Business Objects
18 12 (10.34%) Windows
18 12 (10.34%) Data Extraction

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (0.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle 9iAS
1 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.59%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.86%) Summit
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) PaaS
2 3 (2.59%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (40.52%) Base SAS
2 36 (31.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 24 (20.69%) Oracle Database
4 20 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (14.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (9.48%) RDBMS
6 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (5.17%) OLAP
9 5 (4.31%) Big Data
10 4 (3.45%) DB2
10 4 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.59%) MS Access
11 3 (2.59%) MySQL
11 3 (2.59%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (0.86%) DataStage
13 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (43.10%) Finance
2 15 (12.93%) Banking
3 13 (11.21%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (39.66%) Developer
2 45 (38.79%) SAS Developer
3 23 (19.83%) Analyst
4 17 (14.66%) Architect
5 11 (9.48%) SAS Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Consultant
6 7 (6.03%) Designer
7 6 (5.17%) Programmer
7 6 (5.17%) SAS Programmer
8 5 (4.31%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Development Manager
8 5 (4.31%) SAS Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Web Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 3 (2.59%) Report Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) Web Services
2 3 (2.59%) .NET
2 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Algorithms
2 15 (12.93%) Mainframe
3 12 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (10.34%) Data Extraction
3 12 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.03%) Open Source
4 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) HP Superdome
6 2 (1.72%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Economics
7 1 (0.86%) Statistics
7 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.10%) UNIX
2 12 (10.34%) Windows
3 11 (9.48%) Linux
4 9 (7.76%) Solaris
5 3 (2.59%) HPUX
6 1 (0.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (22.41%) Data Modelling
3 25 (21.55%) ETL
4 21 (18.10%) Data Security
4 21 (18.10%) Migration
5 17 (14.66%) Analytics
6 16 (13.79%) Data Analysis
7 14 (12.07%) Dimensional Modelling
8 13 (11.21%) System Testing
9 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.17%) Validation
10 6 (5.17%) Data Governance
11 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
12 4 (3.45%) CRM
13 3 (2.59%) Project Management
13 3 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (2.59%) Data Management
13 3 (2.59%) IT Governance
13 3 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
14 2 (1.72%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.31%) SQL
2 16 (13.79%) PL/SQL
3 14 (12.07%) VBA
4 6 (5.17%) REXX
4 6 (5.17%) SAS Macro
5 2 (1.72%) R
5 2 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.59%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Oracle
2 18 (15.52%) Informatica
3 13 (11.21%) IBM
4 12 (10.34%) Business Objects
5 10 (8.62%) Google
6 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.59%) HP
7 3 (2.59%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) Cognos
8 1 (0.86%) Teradata
8 1 (0.86%) Axway
8 1 (0.86%) Tableau
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