The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 98 101 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -30
Contract jobs citing SAS 28 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 0.81% 1.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.24% 4.73% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 18
Average daily rate £373 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -48.52%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
387 402 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.60% 17.16% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 213 215
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £236 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £28.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SAS
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 23 £373 -6.87% 20
Glasgow +10 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (57.45%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Mainframe
4 12 (25.53%) Oracle
5 11 (23.40%) Banking
6 8 (17.02%) Business Objects
6 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
6 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) HTML
8 5 (10.64%) VBA
8 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Retail
8 5 (10.64%) Credit Risk
8 5 (10.64%) SAS Macro
9 4 (8.51%) Marketing
9 4 (8.51%) MOS
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) RACF
9 4 (8.51%) Migration
9 4 (8.51%) Security Management
9 4 (8.51%) Service Management
9 4 (8.51%) DB2
9 4 (8.51%) CICS
9 4 (8.51%) REXX
9 4 (8.51%) zOS
9 4 (8.51%) VB
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.51%) CICS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.51%) DB2
3 3 (6.38%) Base SAS
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) BODI
4 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 27 (57.45%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Marketing
5 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) SAS Developer
3 10 (21.28%) SAS Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) MI Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) SAS Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Change Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) SAS Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Functional Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Administrator
9 1 (2.13%) Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Support Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.64%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) zOS
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
1 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
2 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
3 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Security Management
3 4 (8.51%) Service Management
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.38%) Data Management
4 3 (6.38%) System Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.38%) Analytics
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) Propensity Modelling
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.13%) SOA
6 1 (2.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) VBA
2 5 (10.64%) SAS Macro
3 4 (8.51%) REXX
3 4 (8.51%) VB
4 3 (6.38%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) MOS
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.13%) Cognos