The table below looks at the statistics for 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 SAS over the 3 months to 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 204 195 249
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +54
Contract jobs citing SAS 647 629 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.11% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.85% 6.06% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 400 255
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £541 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £42.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £13.01 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
11066 10378 9210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.36% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7082 6154 5339
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 426 390
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.83 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAS
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram

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

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAS
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

SAS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 SAS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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 -6 584 £425 +6.25% 257
London -65 173 £438 +4.16% 113
South East +22 122 £425 +17.24% 21
North West +44 88 £435 +20.00% 34
Yorkshire 0 79 £425 - 26
West Yorkshire -1 67 £425 -2.29% 23
Manchester +29 55 £425 -15.00% 20
Scotland -4 43 £378 -8.20% 13
Hampshire +5 40 £408 +25.64% 3
North East +4 39 £463 +32.14% 1
Edinburgh -7 37 £394 -3.96% 11
City of London -17 36 £448 +8.94% 22
Leeds -5 33 £450 +12.50% 16
Buckinghamshire +2 29 £425 +21.42% 3
South West -33 26 £400 - 27
Milton Keynes +9 25 £425 +6.25% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 25 £467 +43.53%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 25 £467 +49.28%
Surrey +10 23 £473 +26.00% 5
East Midlands -3 23 £375 -6.25% 22
Lancashire - 20 £463 - 3
West Midlands +8 19 £450 +15.38% 9
East of England -13 17 £550 +46.66% 3
Blackpool - 17 £465 - 3
East Sussex +9 13 £494 +29.15% 3
Gloucestershire 0 13 £400 +19.40% 6
Gloucester - 13 £400 - 4
Halifax -13 11 £463 +6.01% 1
Brighton +1 10 £475 +24.18% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £550 +46.66%

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 529 (40.02%) Finance
2 471 (35.63%) SQL
3 309 (23.37%) Base SAS
4 308 (23.30%) Analytics
5 293 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
6 282 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
7 261 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
8 251 (18.99%) ETL
9 247 (18.68%) Banking
10 236 (17.85%) Oracle
11 218 (16.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 196 (14.83%) Data Modelling
13 170 (12.86%) UNIX
14 159 (12.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 151 (11.42%) Data Analysis
16 139 (10.51%) Credit Risk
17 137 (10.36%) BusinessObjects
17 137 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 119 (9.00%) Marketing
19 116 (8.77%) Retail
20 115 (8.70%) MS Excel
21 108 (8.17%) R
22 107 (8.09%) Microsoft
23 103 (7.79%) Teradata
24 100 (7.56%) Migration
24 100 (7.56%) Project Management
25 97 (7.34%) SQL Server
25 97 (7.34%) VBA
26 93 (7.03%) SPSS
27 88 (6.66%) Agile Software Development

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.21%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.13%) Apache Pig
4 9 (0.68%) IIS
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.45%) CICS
6 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.15%) JBoss
8 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.076%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.076%) Confluence
9 1 (0.076%) Node.js
9 1 (0.076%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 115 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 93 (7.03%) SPSS
3 54 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (3.93%) MS Office
5 21 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.83%) MS Project
8 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.076%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) Unica
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.23%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.23%) HFM
2 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.15%) ACBS
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.076%) Radian6
4 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.076%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.23%) Office 365
4 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.076%) PaaS
5 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.76%) SAN
2 8 (0.61%) iSCSI
2 8 (0.61%) FCoE
2 8 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (0.53%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.38%) SSL
5 4 (0.30%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) LDAP
6 3 (0.23%) Broadband
7 2 (0.15%) Firewall
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
8 1 (0.076%) VLAN
8 1 (0.076%) FTP
8 1 (0.076%) HTTP
8 1 (0.076%) Intranet
8 1 (0.076%) Internet
8 1 (0.076%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (23.37%) Base SAS
2 282 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
3 218 (16.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 159 (12.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 137 (10.36%) BusinessObjects
6 97 (7.34%) SQL Server
7 83 (6.28%) Oracle Database
8 80 (6.05%) Hadoop
8 80 (6.05%) OLAP
9 74 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 69 (5.22%) Data Mining
11 52 (3.93%) Big Data
12 51 (3.86%) OLAP Cube
13 48 (3.63%) QlikView
14 42 (3.18%) DB2
15 38 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
16 35 (2.65%) MS Access
17 34 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 31 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 30 (2.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (1.36%) Toad
2 15 (1.13%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.13%) ERwin
3 6 (0.45%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.30%) ProC
4 4 (0.30%) Subversion
4 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.23%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.23%) Maven
5 3 (0.23%) JIRA
5 3 (0.23%) WebLogic Workshop
6 2 (0.15%) gulp
6 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.15%) Gradle
6 2 (0.15%) Grunt
7 1 (0.076%) JUnit
7 1 (0.076%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.076%) VersaTest
7 1 (0.076%) ClearCase
General
1 529 (40.02%) Finance
2 247 (18.68%) Banking
3 119 (9.00%) Marketing
4 116 (8.77%) Retail
5 65 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.42%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.06%) Advertising
10 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.45%) Legal
11 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.23%) Publishing
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
13 3 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 482 (36.46%) Analyst
2 418 (31.62%) Developer
3 299 (22.62%) SAS Developer
4 161 (12.18%) Data Analyst
5 135 (10.21%) SAS Analyst
6 100 (7.56%) Consultant
7 80 (6.05%) Business Analyst
8 78 (5.90%) SAS Consultant
9 72 (5.45%) Architect
10 61 (4.61%) Programmer
11 56 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
12 53 (4.01%) SAS Programmer
13 52 (3.93%) Insight Analyst
14 39 (2.95%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 36 (2.72%) Risk Analyst
16 32 (2.42%) Lead Developer
16 32 (2.42%) Administrator
17 28 (2.12%) Data Architect
17 28 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
18 27 (2.04%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.10%) .NET
2 34 (2.57%) ASP.NET
3 25 (1.89%) XML
4 18 (1.36%) Web Services
5 14 (1.06%) HTML
6 9 (0.68%) SAP XI
7 8 (0.61%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 8 (0.61%) CSS
7 8 (0.61%) J2EE
8 6 (0.45%) Spring
8 6 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.38%) Middleware
9 5 (0.38%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.30%) HTML5
11 3 (0.23%) SciPy
11 3 (0.23%) NumPy
11 3 (0.23%) CSS3
11 3 (0.23%) ISPF
11 3 (0.23%) MDX
11 3 (0.23%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 261 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (10.51%) Credit Risk
3 84 (6.35%) Data Integration
4 54 (4.08%) Statistics
5 51 (3.86%) Visualisation
6 37 (2.80%) Mathematics
7 32 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 32 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 30 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 27 (2.04%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.74%) Data Extraction
11 12 (0.91%) Economics
12 11 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle Exalytics
13 10 (0.76%) NHS
14 9 (0.68%) Replication
14 9 (0.68%) Physics
14 9 (0.68%) FMCG
15 8 (0.61%) Social Media
16 7 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 170 (12.86%) UNIX
2 69 (5.22%) Windows
3 65 (4.92%) Linux
4 30 (2.27%) AIX
5 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.53%) MVS
8 5 (0.38%) zOS
9 2 (0.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.076%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (23.30%) Analytics
2 293 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
3 251 (18.99%) ETL
4 196 (14.83%) Data Modelling
5 151 (11.42%) Data Analysis
6 137 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (7.56%) Migration
7 100 (7.56%) Project Management
8 88 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (6.35%) Data Management
10 63 (4.77%) Validation
11 60 (4.54%) Business Analysis
12 52 (3.93%) SDLC
13 51 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 50 (3.78%) Statistical Modelling
15 46 (3.48%) Dimensional Modelling
16 42 (3.18%) CRM
17 41 (3.10%) Customer Insight
18 36 (2.72%) Test Scripting
19 34 (2.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 471 (35.63%) SQL
2 108 (8.17%) R
3 97 (7.34%) VBA
4 75 (5.67%) SAS Macro
5 58 (4.39%) PL/SQL
6 46 (3.48%) Java
7 40 (3.03%) Python
8 30 (2.27%) VB
9 28 (2.12%) C#
10 25 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.82%) C++
11 24 (1.82%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.82%) Perl
12 20 (1.51%) MATLAB
13 17 (1.29%) C
14 13 (0.98%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.53%) REXX
15 7 (0.53%) JCL
16 6 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 80 (6.05%) Degree
2 52 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.89%) SAS Certification
5 11 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.53%) PhD
7 4 (0.30%) HNC
7 4 (0.30%) HND
8 2 (0.15%) ISEB
9 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.076%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.076%) MCSE
9 1 (0.076%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 34 (2.57%) QA
3 11 (0.83%) Basel II
4 10 (0.76%) SLA
5 9 (0.68%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.45%) CDISC
7 6 (0.45%) FINREP
8 4 (0.30%) COREP
8 4 (0.30%) GCP
9 3 (0.23%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.076%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.076%) IAS 39
System Software
1 7 (0.53%) Apache Flume
1 7 (0.53%) HDFS
2 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (0.15%) RACF
4 2 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.076%) NET24-XPNET
5 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.66%) Tivoli
2 8 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.076%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.076%) Graphite
4 1 (0.076%) zSecure
4 1 (0.076%) Nagios
4 1 (0.076%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.076%) SCCM
4 1 (0.076%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.076%) Oozie
Vendors
1 236 (17.85%) Oracle
2 107 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 103 (7.79%) Teradata
4 80 (6.05%) Informatica
5 55 (4.16%) Tableau
6 49 (3.71%) SAP
7 40 (3.03%) Cognos
8 39 (2.95%) IBM
9 28 (2.12%) Netezza
10 22 (1.66%) Cloudera
11 21 (1.59%) Greenplum
12 20 (1.51%) Ab Initio
13 17 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
14 14 (1.06%) DataFlux
15 11 (0.83%) Google
16 9 (0.68%) Adobe
17 8 (0.61%) Hyperion
18 7 (0.53%) CA
19 5 (0.38%) Mantas
19 5 (0.38%) Actimize
North West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £460 - £560 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450. - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago