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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 94 99 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -37
Contract jobs citing SAS 34 9 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 0.36% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.00% 2.31% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 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 £355 £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
486 390 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.36% 15.74% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 183 154
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 £204 £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 15 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 £32.40 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 27 £410 +0.92% 14
Glasgow - 6 - - 1
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (65.63%) Finance
2 29 (45.31%) SQL
3 23 (35.94%) Banking
4 18 (28.13%) Retail
5 17 (26.56%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (25.00%) VBA
6 16 (25.00%) Oracle
7 15 (23.44%) Mainframe
8 13 (20.31%) Data Analysis
9 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (15.63%) Analytics
12 9 (14.06%) Migration
12 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.06%) Teradata
12 9 (14.06%) Credit Risk
13 8 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (12.50%) System Testing
14 7 (10.94%) Business Objects
14 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
14 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
15 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
16 5 (7.81%) Statistical Modelling
16 5 (7.81%) Statistics
16 5 (7.81%) Retail Banking
16 5 (7.81%) Marketing
16 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
16 5 (7.81%) MS Office
16 5 (7.81%) C#

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.81%) MS Office
4 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.25%) QlikView
5 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.56%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) OLAP
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Toad
1 1 (1.56%) ProC
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (65.63%) Finance
2 23 (35.94%) Banking
3 18 (28.13%) Retail
4 5 (7.81%) Retail Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (56.25%) Analyst
2 24 (37.50%) Developer
3 23 (35.94%) SAS Developer
4 11 (17.19%) SAS Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Data Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Consultant
7 7 (10.94%) SAS Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) Fraud Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) MI Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Credit Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) SAS Programmer
10 3 (4.69%) Programmer
10 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.13%) Customer Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Mainframe
2 9 (14.06%) Credit Risk
3 5 (7.81%) Statistics
4 2 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (20.31%) Data Analysis
3 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.63%) Analytics
5 9 (14.06%) Migration
6 8 (12.50%) System Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.81%) Statistical Modelling
8 5 (7.81%) Benchmarking
9 4 (6.25%) ETL
9 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) Operations Research
10 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.69%) Quality Management
10 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.69%) Validation
11 2 (3.13%) Data Management
11 2 (3.13%) Data Governance
11 2 (3.13%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) VBA
3 5 (7.81%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.56%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.56%) PROC SQL
4 1 (1.56%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) ABAP
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) FATCA
2 1 (1.56%) FINREP
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (14.06%) Teradata
3 7 (10.94%) Business Objects
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) TSYS
5 4 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.13%) Informatica
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Trillium
Fife
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago