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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS Programmer
Rank 550 538 511
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs requiring an SAS Programmer 21 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.043% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.046% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £372 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
+12.10% -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SAS Programmer Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 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 28 January 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 17 £419 +4.68% 8
London +17 5 £425 +7.93% 3
Edinburgh -4 3 £410 -8.88% 1
Scotland -7 3 £410 -8.88% 1
City of London - - - - 1

SAS Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 58 (100.00%) SAS
2 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) SQL
3 20 (34.48%) Base SAS
4 16 (27.59%) Oracle
5 15 (25.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (22.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (20.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 11 (18.97%) ETL
8 11 (18.97%) CDISC
9 10 (17.24%) Banking
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
11 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
11 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (12.07%) OLAP
12 6 (10.34%) XML
12 6 (10.34%) Financial Institution
12 6 (10.34%) Data Security
12 6 (10.34%) OLAP Cube
12 6 (10.34%) SAS Macro
13 5 (8.62%) Dimensional Modelling
13 5 (8.62%) Data Structures
13 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
13 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
14 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
14 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis

SAS Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 58 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) Base SAS
2 15 (25.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 12 (20.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
5 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (12.07%) OLAP
6 6 (10.34%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.45%) Spotfire
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.72%) DB2
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (17.24%) Banking
4 6 (10.34%) Financial Institution
5 4 (6.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.62%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.17%) Statistics
4 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.45%) Biometrics
5 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Life Science
6 1 (1.72%) FMCG
6 1 (1.72%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) UNIX
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) HPUX
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (18.97%) ETL
3 6 (10.34%) Data Security
4 5 (8.62%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Data Management
6 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 2 (3.45%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.45%) Biostatistics
7 2 (3.45%) Analytics
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.45%) Validation
8 1 (1.72%) Change Management
8 1 (1.72%) Release Management
8 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) SAS Macro
3 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.17%) R
5 2 (3.45%) VB
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) CDISC
2 1 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) GCP
2 1 (1.72%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Cronacle
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.45%) Informatica
3 2 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
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