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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 93 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing SAS 52 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.31% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.63% 7.04% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 37
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £10.87
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +129.93%
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
540 426 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.31% 18.54% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 277 268
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 £208 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.15 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% +21.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Bristol +5 34 £410 +2.50% 11
Wiltshire 0 10 £400 -3.61% 5
Gloucestershire - 7 £335 -
Dorset - 1 £500 - 1
Somerset - - - -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 38 (40.43%) SQL
3 23 (24.47%) Oracle
4 21 (22.34%) Banking
5 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (20.21%) ETL
7 17 (18.09%) Business Objects
7 17 (18.09%) Data Analysis
8 15 (15.96%) VBA
8 15 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (15.96%) Business Analysis
9 14 (14.89%) MS Project
10 11 (11.70%) Project Management
10 11 (11.70%) Windows
10 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (10.64%) MS Visio
11 10 (10.64%) Oracle Discoverer
11 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.64%) Casewise
12 9 (9.57%) Data Management
12 9 (9.57%) Time Management
12 9 (9.57%) UNIX
12 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
13 8 (8.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
13 8 (8.51%) Base SAS
13 8 (8.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 8 (8.51%) Retail
14 7 (7.45%) Microsoft

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Project
2 10 (10.64%) MS Visio
3 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
4 7 (7.45%) MS Office
5 5 (5.32%) SPSS
6 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (3.19%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) WAN
2 2 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle Discoverer
3 8 (8.51%) Base SAS
3 8 (8.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (5.32%) DB2
6 4 (4.26%) MS Access
6 4 (4.26%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.19%) Xcelsius
7 3 (3.19%) Star Schema
7 3 (3.19%) OLAP
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.06%) Essbase
General
1 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 21 (22.34%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Financial Institution
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Analyst
2 23 (24.47%) Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Business Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Programmer
4 13 (13.83%) SAS Programmer
4 13 (13.83%) SAS Developer
4 13 (13.83%) SAS Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Data Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Architect
8 6 (6.38%) Consultant
8 6 (6.38%) Database Developer
9 5 (5.32%) SAS Consultant
10 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.26%) MI Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Data Manager
11 3 (3.19%) SAS BI Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.19%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.19%) User Experience
3 3 (3.19%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) UNIX
3 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (20.21%) ETL
3 17 (18.09%) Data Analysis
4 15 (15.96%) Business Analysis
5 11 (11.70%) Project Management
6 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.57%) Data Management
7 9 (9.57%) Time Management
7 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.38%) Change Management
8 6 (6.38%) Statistical Modelling
9 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.32%) IT Governance
9 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.26%) CHAID
10 4 (4.26%) Cluster Analysis
10 4 (4.26%) Analytics
10 4 (4.26%) Time Series Analysis
11 3 (3.19%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) SQL
2 15 (15.96%) VBA
3 5 (5.32%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.26%) R
5 3 (3.19%) VB
5 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.06%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
1 5 (5.32%) ISEB
2 2 (2.13%) HNC
2 2 (2.13%) HND
2 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
1 1 (1.06%) FINREP
1 1 (1.06%) QA
1 1 (1.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Oracle
2 17 (18.09%) Business Objects
3 10 (10.64%) Casewise
4 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.38%) Teradata
6 5 (5.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.06%) Unica
7 1 (1.06%) Aprimo
7 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
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