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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 96 105 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Contract jobs citing SAS 33 9 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.18% 0.37% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.78% 2.34% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
Average daily rate
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£410 £406 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £358 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -9.67%
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
487 384 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.42% 15.66% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 180 154
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £28.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +7 26 £410 +0.92% 15
Glasgow - 6 - - 1
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (65.08%) Finance
2 28 (44.44%) SQL
3 22 (34.92%) Banking
4 17 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (25.40%) VBA
5 16 (25.40%) Retail
6 15 (23.81%) Oracle
7 14 (22.22%) Mainframe
8 13 (20.63%) Data Analysis
9 12 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (17.46%) Analytics
11 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 9 (14.29%) Credit Risk
12 8 (12.70%) Migration
12 8 (12.70%) Teradata
13 7 (11.11%) Business Objects
13 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
13 7 (11.11%) System Testing
13 7 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
14 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
15 5 (7.94%) Statistics
15 5 (7.94%) Marketing
15 5 (7.94%) Statistical Modelling
15 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
15 5 (7.94%) MS Office
15 5 (7.94%) C#
15 5 (7.94%) Benchmarking

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.94%) MS Office
4 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) QlikView
6 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.59%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.59%) MS Access
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.59%) Toad
1 1 (1.59%) ProC
General
1 41 (65.08%) Finance
2 22 (34.92%) Banking
3 16 (25.40%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Marketing
5 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Analyst
2 23 (36.51%) Developer
3 22 (34.92%) SAS Developer
4 11 (17.46%) SAS Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Data Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Consultant
7 7 (11.11%) SAS Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) MI Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Fraud Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) SAS Programmer
10 3 (4.76%) Credit Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Programmer
11 2 (3.17%) Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.17%) Risk Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) SAS Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 9 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 5 (7.94%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (20.63%) Data Analysis
3 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.46%) Analytics
4 8 (12.70%) Migration
5 7 (11.11%) System Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 5 (7.94%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (7.94%) Benchmarking
8 4 (6.35%) ETL
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.35%) Operations Research
8 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.76%) Data Management
9 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.76%) Quality Management
10 2 (3.17%) Validation
10 2 (3.17%) Customer Analysis
10 2 (3.17%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) SQL
2 16 (25.40%) VBA
3 5 (7.94%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) ABAP
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.59%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) MOS
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) FINREP
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.59%) FATCA
1 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Teradata
3 7 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.35%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (6.35%) TSYS
6 2 (3.17%) Informatica
7 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.59%) Trillium
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
Fife
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago