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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 85 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing SAS 40 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.37% 0.98% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 5.52% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 10
Average daily rate
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£455 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +71.42%
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
452 435 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.44% 17.78% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 219 198
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £23.25 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.31% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £20.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +7 35 £465 +3.33% 28
Glasgow +2 5 £350 - 2
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 58 (58.00%) Finance
2 46 (46.00%) Banking
3 39 (39.00%) SQL
4 29 (29.00%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (27.00%) Analytics
5 27 (27.00%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (24.00%) Oracle
8 20 (20.00%) Teradata
8 20 (20.00%) Credit Risk
9 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (16.00%) Retail
11 14 (14.00%) Informatica
11 14 (14.00%) Migration
12 13 (13.00%) Business Objects
12 13 (13.00%) Data Management
13 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
14 11 (11.00%) ETL
15 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
15 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 10 (10.00%) Big Data
16 9 (9.00%) Data Quality
16 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
17 8 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
17 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
17 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
18 7 (7.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
18 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
19 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
19 6 (6.00%) Java

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Office
3 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.00%) SPSS
4 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.00%) Big Data
2 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 5 (5.00%) Base SAS
7 4 (4.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.00%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (3.00%) SAP BW
8 3 (3.00%) DB2
8 3 (3.00%) OLAP
9 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) ERwin
General
1 58 (58.00%) Finance
2 46 (46.00%) Banking
3 16 (16.00%) Retail
4 6 (6.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (46.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Developer
3 15 (15.00%) Data Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) SAS Developer
4 14 (14.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 13 (13.00%) Risk Analyst
5 13 (13.00%) Credit Analyst
5 13 (13.00%) Business Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) SAS Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) Architect
7 10 (10.00%) Consultant
8 9 (9.00%) Data Manager
9 6 (6.00%) SAS Administrator
9 6 (6.00%) SAS Data Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
9 6 (6.00%) Administrator
10 5 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (5.00%) Designer
10 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
11 4 (4.00%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (6.00%) Spring
2 2 (2.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.00%) Data Extraction
3 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.00%) Social Media
4 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Linux
1 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.00%) UNIX
2 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Analytics
2 26 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.00%) Migration
5 13 (13.00%) Data Management
6 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 11 (11.00%) ETL
8 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (6.00%) CRM
12 5 (5.00%) Project Management
12 5 (5.00%) Data Migration
12 5 (5.00%) Web Application Development
13 4 (4.00%) Business Process Improvement
13 4 (4.00%) Master Data Management
13 4 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
14 3 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (3.00%) Information Management
14 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.00%) ABAP
4 1 (1.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Oracle
2 20 (20.00%) Teradata
3 14 (14.00%) Informatica
4 13 (13.00%) Business Objects
5 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.00%) SAP
6 4 (4.00%) Cognos
7 3 (3.00%) Sybase
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.00%) GoldenSource
8 1 (1.00%) Pega
8 1 (1.00%) Cloudera
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