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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 96 85 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing SAS 31 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 0.77% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.36% 4.76% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £449 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £397
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
421 399 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.26% 16.23% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 180 150
Average daily rate £351 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.77 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.90% -9.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 29 £375 - 5
Glasgow -3 1 £375 +25.00% 1
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (64.41%) Finance
2 20 (33.90%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) Mainframe
3 18 (30.51%) Banking
4 12 (20.34%) Data Analysis
4 12 (20.34%) Oracle
5 11 (18.64%) VBA
5 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (18.64%) Analytics
6 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (15.25%) Retail
8 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.56%) Credit Risk
9 6 (10.17%) Marketing
9 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
9 6 (10.17%) Migration
9 6 (10.17%) Business Objects
10 5 (8.47%) Benchmarking
10 5 (8.47%) Statistical Modelling
10 5 (8.47%) Statistics
10 5 (8.47%) System Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.78%) Operations Research
11 4 (6.78%) Degree
11 4 (6.78%) SAS Macro
11 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.78%) TSYS
11 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
11 4 (6.78%) HTML
12 3 (5.08%) Java

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.39%) Base SAS
5 2 (3.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) ProC
General
1 38 (64.41%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Banking
3 9 (15.25%) Retail
4 6 (10.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Analyst
2 22 (37.29%) Developer
2 22 (37.29%) SAS Developer
3 10 (16.95%) SAS Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) SAS Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Data Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Fraud Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) MI Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Credit Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) SAS Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) Change Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Programmer
9 2 (3.39%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Mainframe
2 8 (13.56%) Credit Risk
3 5 (8.47%) Statistics
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Data Analysis
2 11 (18.64%) Analytics
3 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.17%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Benchmarking
6 5 (8.47%) Statistical Modelling
6 5 (8.47%) System Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Operations Research
7 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.08%) ITIL
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.08%) ETL
8 3 (5.08%) Data Management
8 3 (5.08%) Service Management
8 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.39%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) VBA
3 4 (6.78%) SAS Macro
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) MOS
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) FINREP
1 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.69%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Business Objects
3 4 (6.78%) TSYS
4 3 (5.08%) Teradata
5 1 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.69%) Trillium
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