The table below looks at the statistics for Base SAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Base SAS over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Base SAS (SAS Base)
Rank 491 485 504
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Base SAS 122 107 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.97% 0.95% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 70 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £51.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +412.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
- +412.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12567 11235 10517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.23% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8228 6989 6315
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 171 224
Average hourly rate £28.41 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

Base SAS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Base SAS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Base SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Base SAS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Base SAS within the UK.

Base SAS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Base SAS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Base SAS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Base SAS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Base SAS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Base SAS within the UK.

Base SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Base SAS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Base SAS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -17 118 £450 +7.27% 64
London -17 51 £440 +3.52% 30
Yorkshire -4 21 £400 -11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -6 18 £400 -11.11% 2
South East -27 16 £463 +21.71% 9
Croydon - 13 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £463 +52.89% 2
Leeds - 12 £438 - 2
North West -6 10 £450 - 7
Milton Keynes +5 7 £450 +44.00% 1
North East -20 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Manchester -3 5 £438 - 6
South West -6 5 £463 +32.14% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 5 £500 +17.64% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £500 +17.64% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £475 +18.75%
Scotland +6 3 £500 +42.85% 9
City of London -22 3 £395 -10.98% 11
Wiltshire - 3 £488 -
Bradford - 3 - -
Edinburgh +3 2 £475 +35.71% 9
West Midlands -1 2 £500 - 3
Hampshire -13 2 £444 +10.93% 1
Kent - 2 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £463 -
Northampton - 2 £463 -
Swindon - 2 £488 -
Hook -1 1 £413 +8.55%
Halifax -2 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 £400 +14.28% 9

Base SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Base 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 Base SAS.

1 264 (100.00%) SAS
2 131 (49.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 119 (45.08%) Finance
4 102 (38.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 70 (26.52%) ETL
6 64 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (23.48%) SQL
8 57 (21.59%) SAS Macro
9 56 (21.21%) UNIX
10 55 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (17.80%) Banking
12 31 (11.74%) Windows
13 30 (11.36%) Data Analysis
14 28 (10.61%) OLAP
14 28 (10.61%) Data Modelling
15 26 (9.85%) Oracle
16 24 (9.09%) Analytics
17 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
17 23 (8.71%) Microsoft
17 23 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
19 21 (7.95%) ETL Development
20 20 (7.58%) IBM
20 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
20 20 (7.58%) Data Integration
20 20 (7.58%) Credit Risk
21 19 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
21 19 (7.20%) Unit Testing
21 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills

Base SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Base 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 Base SAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 264 (100.00%) SAS
2 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.41%) MS Office
3 8 (3.03%) SPSS
4 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (49.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 102 (38.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 55 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (10.61%) OLAP
5 16 (6.06%) OLAP Cube
6 15 (5.68%) Oracle Database
7 13 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (4.55%) SQL Server
9 11 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 8 (3.03%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.65%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.52%) Data Mart
14 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (1.14%) SQLBase
15 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.76%) Big Data
15 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 1 (0.38%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 7 (2.65%) ERwin
2 3 (1.14%) ProC
2 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.38%) Maven
4 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 119 (45.08%) Finance
2 47 (17.80%) Banking
3 19 (7.20%) Retail
4 12 (4.55%) Marketing
5 10 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.03%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.14%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.76%) French Language
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (52.27%) Developer
2 122 (46.21%) SAS Developer
3 68 (25.76%) Analyst
4 38 (14.39%) SAS Analyst
5 21 (7.95%) Data Analyst
6 17 (6.44%) SAS Programmer
6 17 (6.44%) Programmer
7 16 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 16 (6.06%) Consultant
8 15 (5.68%) SAS Consultant
9 13 (4.92%) ETL Developer
10 12 (4.55%) Architect
11 10 (3.79%) Administrator
11 10 (3.79%) SAS Administrator
11 10 (3.79%) Insight Analyst
12 8 (3.03%) Designer
12 8 (3.03%) SAS Architect
12 8 (3.03%) SAS ETL Developer
13 6 (2.27%) SAS Data Analyst
13 6 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) Credit Risk
1 20 (7.58%) Data Integration
2 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.20%) Mainframe
3 18 (6.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (6.82%) Data Extraction
4 11 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.27%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (0.76%) GIS
8 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.76%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.38%) Social Media
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.21%) UNIX
2 31 (11.74%) Windows
3 6 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.52%) ETL
2 64 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (11.36%) Data Analysis
4 28 (10.61%) Data Modelling
5 24 (9.09%) Analytics
6 23 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (7.95%) ETL Development
9 19 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
9 19 (7.20%) Unit Testing
10 16 (6.06%) Data Management
11 15 (5.68%) Validation
11 15 (5.68%) Propensity Modelling
11 15 (5.68%) System Testing
11 15 (5.68%) Dimensional Modelling
12 14 (5.30%) Customer Insight
12 14 (5.30%) Migration
13 11 (4.17%) Configuration Management
13 11 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.48%) SQL
2 57 (21.59%) SAS Macro
3 13 (4.92%) PL/SQL
4 12 (4.55%) VBA
5 7 (2.65%) REXX
6 6 (2.27%) Java
7 4 (1.52%) C
7 4 (1.52%) C#
7 4 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (1.14%) PROC SQL
9 2 (0.76%) R
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.17%) SAS Certification
4 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) Basel II
2 1 (0.38%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) CDISC
2 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Nagios
1 1 (0.38%) Ganglia
1 1 (0.38%) Hyperic
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 26 (9.85%) Oracle
2 23 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.58%) IBM
4 18 (6.82%) Greenplum
5 7 (2.65%) Tableau
5 7 (2.65%) Teradata
6 6 (2.27%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.52%) Cognos
8 2 (0.76%) i2
8 2 (0.76%) Netezza
9 1 (0.38%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.38%) Informatica
9 1 (0.38%) Capita
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix
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