The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 61 111 72
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -39
Contract jobs citing SAS 66 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.36% 0.48% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.79% 2.62% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 11
Average daily rate
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£419 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.87
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.37%
SAS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
560 458 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.99% 18.19% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 222 171
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £17.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +82.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAS across the Scotland region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Scotland region.

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh +28 52 £425 +30.76% 19
Glasgow - 8 £319 - 1
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 56 (57.73%) Finance
2 41 (42.27%) Banking
3 39 (40.21%) SQL
4 31 (31.96%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (25.77%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (22.68%) Oracle
6 22 (22.68%) Retail
7 21 (21.65%) Teradata
7 21 (21.65%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (17.53%) Data Analysis
9 16 (16.49%) Mainframe
10 14 (14.43%) Migration
10 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.40%) Analytics
12 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
12 12 (12.37%) VBA
12 12 (12.37%) Credit Risk
13 11 (11.34%) Data Management
14 10 (10.31%) Retail Banking
15 9 (9.28%) System Testing
15 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (8.25%) Informatica
16 8 (8.25%) MS Excel
16 8 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (8.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 7 (7.22%) Data Modelling
18 6 (6.19%) ETL
18 6 (6.19%) Business Objects
18 6 (6.19%) MS Office
18 6 (6.19%) Validation

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
3 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.09%) SPSS
5 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (2.06%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (5.15%) QlikView
5 5 (5.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (4.12%) SAP BW
6 4 (4.12%) OLAP
6 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.09%) DB2
7 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (3.09%) Base SAS
7 3 (3.09%) Big Data
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.06%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Toad
1 1 (1.03%) ERwin
1 1 (1.03%) ProC
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
General
1 56 (57.73%) Finance
2 41 (42.27%) Banking
3 22 (22.68%) Retail
4 10 (10.31%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.19%) Marketing
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (48.45%) Analyst
2 35 (36.08%) Developer
3 33 (34.02%) SAS Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Business Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Consultant
5 12 (12.37%) Data Analyst
5 12 (12.37%) SAS Analyst
6 10 (10.31%) SAS Consultant
7 7 (7.22%) Data Manager
8 6 (6.19%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Fraud Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Programmer
10 4 (4.12%) SAS Programmer
10 4 (4.12%) Credit Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) SAS Analyst Programmer
11 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
11 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse Manager
11 3 (3.09%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) Hibernate
1 4 (4.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.49%) Mainframe
3 12 (12.37%) Credit Risk
4 5 (5.15%) Statistics
4 5 (5.15%) Data Extraction
5 3 (3.09%) Social Media
5 3 (3.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.03%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (17.53%) Data Analysis
3 14 (14.43%) Migration
4 13 (13.40%) Analytics
5 11 (11.34%) Data Management
6 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.28%) System Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.19%) ETL
8 6 (6.19%) Validation
8 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.15%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.15%) Statistical Modelling
9 5 (5.15%) Benchmarking
10 4 (4.12%) CRM
10 4 (4.12%) Change Control
10 4 (4.12%) Business Process Improvement
10 4 (4.12%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.12%) Operations Research
11 3 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.21%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) VBA
3 5 (5.15%) C#
3 5 (5.15%) Java
4 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.06%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.03%) PROC SQL
6 1 (1.03%) VB
6 1 (1.03%) ABAP
6 1 (1.03%) C
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.09%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.03%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Oracle
2 21 (21.65%) Teradata
3 8 (8.25%) Informatica
4 6 (6.19%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.12%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (4.12%) SAP
6 4 (4.12%) TSYS
7 3 (3.09%) Cognos
7 3 (3.09%) Sybase
8 1 (1.03%) Trillium
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