The table below looks at the statistics for the SAS Programmer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS Programmer
Rank 596 580 558
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs requiring an SAS Programmer 15 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.037% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.040% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Average daily rate
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£390 £413 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £431
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £54.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

SAS Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SAS Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAS Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAS Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAS Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAS Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAS Programmer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -19 12 £400 -3.03% 5
London 0 6 £380 -5.00% 1
Scotland -1 3 £350 - 2
Edinburgh -4 3 £350 - 2
South East -21 2 £388 -18.42%
City of London - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £388 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £388 -
South West 0 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Bristol -13 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -

SAS Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAS Programmer in their job title 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 with SAS Programmer in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) SAS
2 17 (53.13%) Base SAS
3 11 (34.38%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) ETL
5 8 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 7 (21.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (21.88%) SAS Macro
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (15.63%) Validation
9 4 (12.50%) Credit Risk
9 4 (12.50%) CDISC
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
10 3 (9.38%) SAS Certification
10 3 (9.38%) Java
10 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (9.38%) MS Office
10 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (9.38%) Marketing
10 3 (9.38%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Data Management
11 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 2 (6.25%) Banking

SAS Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAS Programmer in their job title 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 with SAS Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) Base SAS
2 8 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (21.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (6.25%) Big Data
7 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) ERwin
2 1 (3.13%) ProC
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Credit Risk
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 2 (6.25%) Biotechnology
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) HP Superdome
3 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ETL
2 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (15.63%) Validation
3 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.38%) Data Management
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Data Security
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Project Governance
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) SAS Macro
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
4 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SAS Certification
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) CDISC
2 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) GCP
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) i2
4 1 (3.13%) HP
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