The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 56 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing SAS 8 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.49% 1.44% 3.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.48% 11.54% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 11
Average daily rate
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£465 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £216 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £504 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.89%
SAS
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
107 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.89% 12.50% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 29
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £166 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £18.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.51% +26.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAS across the South Wales region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the South Wales region.

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SAS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Cardiff - 8 £465 - 4
Newport - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
SAS
Wales

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Credit Risk
3 8 (38.10%) Analytics
4 7 (33.33%) Retail
5 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
6 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
8 3 (14.29%) SAS Macro
8 3 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Customer Insight
9 2 (9.52%) Propensity Modelling
9 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
9 2 (9.52%) Time Management
9 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Marketing
9 2 (9.52%) Degree

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 3 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
7 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Business Intelligence
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Credit Risk
2 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Analytics
2 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Insight
5 2 (9.52%) Propensity Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Marketing Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Marketing Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SAS Macro
3 2 (9.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft