The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 92 76 103
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs citing SAS 61 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.85% 1.78% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.48% 10.14% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 18
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£406 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+98.00% -35.89%
SAS
England

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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
582 414 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.65% 17.58% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 255 253
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 12
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £30.00 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SAS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Wiltshire -2 31 £450 -10.00% 3
Bristol -9 16 £400 +23.07% 7
Gloucestershire -12 11 £375 -16.66% 1
Dorset - 1 £700 -
Somerset - - - -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 77 (65.81%) Finance
2 38 (32.48%) Base SAS
3 36 (30.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 32 (27.35%) ETL
5 26 (22.22%) SQL
6 25 (21.37%) Banking
7 24 (20.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 23 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (15.38%) Oracle
11 17 (14.53%) Windows
11 17 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (11.97%) UNIX
12 14 (11.97%) Time Series Analysis
12 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (11.97%) Change Control
13 13 (11.11%) Retail
14 12 (10.26%) Validation
14 12 (10.26%) VBA
14 12 (10.26%) Regression Analysis
14 12 (10.26%) Statistical Modelling
14 12 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
15 11 (9.40%) Business Objects
15 11 (9.40%) Data Management
15 11 (9.40%) Marketing
16 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
16 9 (7.69%) Financial Institution
16 9 (7.69%) Teradata
17 8 (6.84%) IT Governance
17 8 (6.84%) Change Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (0.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) SPSS
1 8 (6.84%) MS Office
2 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.42%) MS Project
4 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.56%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) WAN
2 3 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (32.48%) Base SAS
2 36 (30.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 24 (20.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 17 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.84%) DB2
6 5 (4.27%) MS Access
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.42%) MySQL
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.85%) Essbase
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 77 (65.81%) Finance
2 25 (21.37%) Banking
3 13 (11.11%) Retail
4 11 (9.40%) Marketing
5 9 (7.69%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (33.33%) Analyst
2 34 (29.06%) Developer
3 23 (19.66%) SAS Developer
4 17 (14.53%) Data Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) SAS Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) Programmer
5 11 (9.40%) SAS Programmer
6 10 (8.55%) Architect
7 8 (6.84%) SAS Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.98%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) SAS BI Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Database Developer
10 5 (4.27%) SAS Data Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Campaign Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Credit Risk
2 5 (4.27%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.56%) User Experience
3 3 (2.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.53%) Windows
2 14 (11.97%) UNIX
3 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) ETL
2 23 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (11.97%) Time Series Analysis
4 14 (11.97%) Change Control
5 12 (10.26%) Validation
5 12 (10.26%) Regression Analysis
5 12 (10.26%) Statistical Modelling
5 12 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
6 11 (9.40%) Data Management
7 8 (6.84%) IT Governance
7 8 (6.84%) Change Management
8 7 (5.98%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.98%) Business Analysis
8 7 (5.98%) Analytics
9 6 (5.13%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.27%) Project Management
11 4 (3.42%) Data-Driven Marketing
11 4 (3.42%) Time Management
11 4 (3.42%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) SQL
2 12 (10.26%) VBA
3 4 (3.42%) R
3 4 (3.42%) MATLAB
4 3 (2.56%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.85%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) ISEB
2 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
1 2 (1.71%) Basel II
2 1 (0.85%) FINREP
2 1 (0.85%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 18 (15.38%) Oracle
2 11 (9.40%) Business Objects
3 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.69%) Teradata
4 5 (4.27%) VMware
5 3 (2.56%) Casewise
6 2 (1.71%) Alterian
7 1 (0.85%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) Sybase
7 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) Informatica
7 1 (0.85%) Aprimo
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