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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 127 109 90
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs citing SAS 17 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 1.24% 1.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.18% 7.26% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 27
Average daily rate £413 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £439 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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
535 551 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.96% 17.09% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 352 319
Average daily rate £350 £385 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% +16.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Bristol -14 5 £340 -28.42% 3
Gloucestershire +9 3 £475 +18.75%
Wiltshire -13 3 £463 -5.12%
Somerset - 3 £413 - 1
Devon - 2 £450 -
Dorset +3 1 £600 -14.28%
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (65.22%) Finance
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 21 (45.65%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (34.78%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (34.78%) Unix
5 15 (32.61%) Banking
6 13 (28.26%) Base SAS
7 10 (21.74%) Dimensional Modelling
7 10 (21.74%) Web Development
7 10 (21.74%) Kimball Methodology
8 9 (19.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (19.57%) PL/SQL
8 9 (19.57%) C#
9 8 (17.39%) .NET
9 8 (17.39%) Teradata
9 8 (17.39%) Marketing
10 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
10 7 (15.22%) Degree
10 7 (15.22%) VB.NET
10 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
10 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
10 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
11 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
13 4 (8.70%) Basel II

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.17%) Pure360
1 1 (2.17%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (34.78%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (28.26%) Base SAS
4 9 (19.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
6 5 (10.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.17%) Big Data
10 1 (2.17%) Data Mart
10 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
10 1 (2.17%) QlikView
10 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
10 1 (2.17%) SAS EBI
10 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 30 (65.22%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Banking
3 8 (17.39%) Marketing
4 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.52%) Retail
6 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 13 (28.26%) Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle BI Developer
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (23.91%) SAS Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) SAS Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk Modeller
6 3 (6.52%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Marketing Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Programmer
6 3 (6.52%) SAS Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) SAS Modeller
6 3 (6.52%) SAS Programmer
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Marketing Insight Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) SAS Campaign Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.52%) Statistics
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (21.74%) Dimensional Modelling
2 10 (21.74%) Kimball Methodology
2 10 (21.74%) Web Development
3 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
5 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) ETL
6 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.70%) SDLC
7 3 (6.52%) CRM
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.52%) Data Management
7 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.52%) MVC
7 3 (6.52%) Propensity Modelling
7 3 (6.52%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) C#
2 9 (19.57%) PL/SQL
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.22%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) Python
4 3 (6.52%) R
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) COBOL
5 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) VB
5 2 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) HNC
2 2 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) Basel II
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Teradata
3 2 (4.35%) Apple
3 2 (4.35%) Informatica
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Omniture
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Sysomos
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter