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 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 102 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SAS 41 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.25% 1.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.82% 5.63% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 29
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£470 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £520
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
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
524 639 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.83% 22.12% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 391 280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
Average hourly rate £20.09 £28.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.24% +30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.15 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £55.00 £28.00
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 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 27 March 2015.

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 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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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 +5 23 £440 +10.00% 11
Wiltshire +15 12 £475 +46.71% 3
Somerset -5 1 - - 4
Dorset - 1 £520 - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 8
Devon - - - -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 72 (72.00%) Finance
2 51 (51.00%) Base SAS
3 46 (46.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 33 (33.00%) SQL
5 27 (27.00%) ETL
6 23 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (22.00%) Banking
7 22 (22.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 20 (20.00%) Marketing
9 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (17.00%) Statistical Modelling
11 15 (15.00%) Oracle
11 15 (15.00%) Change Control
11 15 (15.00%) Regression Analysis
11 15 (15.00%) Time Series Analysis
12 14 (14.00%) Validation
13 13 (13.00%) VBA
13 13 (13.00%) Business Objects
13 13 (13.00%) Retail
13 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (12.00%) SPSS
15 11 (11.00%) Financial Modelling
16 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
16 10 (10.00%) Analytics
17 9 (9.00%) Direct Marketing
18 8 (8.00%) Degree
18 8 (8.00%) Data Management
19 7 (7.00%) Change Management
19 7 (7.00%) Windows

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (1.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) SPSS
2 4 (4.00%) MS Project
3 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.00%) MS Office
4 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Unica Affinium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) LAN
1 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (51.00%) Base SAS
2 46 (46.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 22 (22.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.00%) MySQL
6 4 (4.00%) DB2
6 4 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 3 (3.00%) OLAP
7 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.00%) MS Access
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) ERwin
General
1 72 (72.00%) Finance
2 22 (22.00%) Banking
3 20 (20.00%) Marketing
4 13 (13.00%) Retail
5 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (40.00%) Analyst
2 25 (25.00%) Developer
3 22 (22.00%) Data Analyst
4 18 (18.00%) SAS Analyst
5 16 (16.00%) SAS Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Architect
7 7 (7.00%) SAS Data Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Campaign Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.00%) SAS Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.00%) Business Objects Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Business Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Senior Data Analyst
11 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Data Consultant
11 3 (3.00%) SAS BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) .NET
1 4 (4.00%) XML
2 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.00%) Physics
4 2 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Economics
5 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) ETL
2 23 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (17.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 15 (15.00%) Change Control
4 15 (15.00%) Time Series Analysis
4 15 (15.00%) Regression Analysis
5 14 (14.00%) Validation
6 12 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.00%) Financial Modelling
8 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 10 (10.00%) Analytics
9 9 (9.00%) Direct Marketing
10 8 (8.00%) Data Management
11 7 (7.00%) Change Management
11 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.00%) Data Architecture
12 6 (6.00%) CRM
12 6 (6.00%) Propensity Modelling
13 5 (5.00%) Campaign Management
13 5 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) SQL
2 13 (13.00%) VBA
3 4 (4.00%) SAS Macro
3 4 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (1.00%) R
4 1 (1.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) Basel II
1 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Oracle
2 13 (13.00%) Business Objects
3 5 (5.00%) Teradata
4 3 (3.00%) SAP
4 3 (3.00%) IBM
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.00%) Informatica
5 2 (2.00%) Alterian
6 1 (1.00%) Tableau
6 1 (1.00%) VMware
6 1 (1.00%) Cognos
6 1 (1.00%) Sybase
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