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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 196 213 209
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing SAS 644 525 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.37% 5.47% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 335 270
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +57.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +28.20%

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
10116 9593 8669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.36% 17.86% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6402 5773 4856
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 367 434
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 2 July 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
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 2 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 +15 553 £425 +5.26% 306
London -21 220 £425 - 139
Yorkshire +53 115 £425 +3.34% 33
West Yorkshire +60 96 £425 +6.58% 27
Scotland +47 72 £400 +8.10% 24
Edinburgh +33 60 £404 +10.61% 21
South East -36 56 £450 +18.42% 28
Leeds +30 54 £413 -15.38% 15
City of London -29 46 £400 -5.88% 52
North West +14 43 £463 +12.12% 28
South West -5 36 £400 +14.28% 28
West Midlands +13 31 £406 +4.16% 24
Halifax +10 23 £463 +39.09% 5
Manchester +4 23 £431 +4.54% 19
Buckinghamshire +15 22 £450 +44.00% 2
North East -21 22 £433 +17.68% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 15 £480 +20.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -27 15 £480 +23.87% 3
Milton Keynes +9 14 £390 +4.00% 1
Bristol -12 14 £400 +14.28% 16
Croydon - 13 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 12 £371 -12.64% 9
East Midlands -3 12 £475 +18.75% 10
East of England -9 11 £523 +39.33% 10
Gloucester +10 10 £380 -10.58% 4
Berkshire +12 9 £388 -1.83% 2
Hampshire -19 9 £431 +7.81% 7
Coventry +12 8 £325 -27.77%
Wales +3 8 £449 +38.07% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 8 £550 +46.66% 5

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 498 (40.49%) Finance
2 425 (34.55%) SQL
3 296 (24.07%) Analytics
4 275 (22.36%) Data Warehouse
5 274 (22.28%) Business Intelligence
6 264 (21.46%) Base SAS
7 251 (20.41%) ETL
7 251 (20.41%) Banking
8 230 (18.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 211 (17.15%) Analytical Skills
10 192 (15.61%) Oracle
11 170 (13.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 168 (13.66%) Data Modelling
13 164 (13.33%) Data Analysis
14 136 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 131 (10.65%) Marketing
16 128 (10.41%) UNIX
17 122 (9.92%) Business Objects
17 122 (9.92%) Credit Risk
18 109 (8.86%) Retail
19 103 (8.37%) Teradata
20 95 (7.72%) Project Management
20 95 (7.72%) VBA
20 95 (7.72%) MS Excel
21 93 (7.56%) Microsoft
21 93 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
22 89 (7.24%) OLAP
22 89 (7.24%) Migration
23 87 (7.07%) Degree
24 84 (6.83%) SQL Server

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 20 (1.63%) Apache Pig
2 14 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.81%) CICS
5 9 (0.73%) IIS
6 8 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (0.41%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.081%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.081%) JBoss
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.081%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.081%) Confluence
Applications
1 95 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 74 (6.02%) SPSS
3 46 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (3.58%) MS Office
5 15 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.89%) MS Project
7 9 (0.73%) Shockwave
8 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.081%) Stata
10 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.081%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.98%) Unica
2 7 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.24%) HFM
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.24%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) BASE24
6 1 (0.081%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.081%) Unica Affinium
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (0.41%) PaaS
4 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.24%) SaaS
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.16%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.49%) SNA
1 6 (0.49%) Intranet
1 6 (0.49%) Internet
2 3 (0.24%) SMS
3 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.16%) Broadband
3 2 (0.16%) SAN
3 2 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.081%) SSH
4 1 (0.081%) VLAN
4 1 (0.081%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.081%) DNS
4 1 (0.081%) SSL
4 1 (0.081%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.081%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.081%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (22.36%) Data Warehouse
2 264 (21.46%) Base SAS
3 230 (18.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 170 (13.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 89 (7.24%) OLAP
6 84 (6.83%) SQL Server
7 83 (6.75%) Hadoop
8 70 (5.69%) Data Mining
9 65 (5.28%) Oracle Database
10 64 (5.20%) Big Data
11 57 (4.63%) Relational Database
12 56 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
13 42 (3.41%) QlikView
14 31 (2.52%) MS Access
15 29 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 28 (2.28%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 27 (2.20%) Apache Hive
17 27 (2.20%) DB2
18 26 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 19 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 12 (0.98%) ERwin
3 11 (0.89%) Toad
4 7 (0.57%) CA Gen
5 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.41%) ProC
6 4 (0.33%) Subversion
6 4 (0.33%) JIRA
6 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.16%) gulp
7 2 (0.16%) Grunt
7 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.081%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.081%) Maven
8 1 (0.081%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.081%) JUnit
8 1 (0.081%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.081%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.081%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 498 (40.49%) Finance
2 251 (20.41%) Banking
3 131 (10.65%) Marketing
4 109 (8.86%) Retail
5 48 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.76%) Retail Banking
7 29 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.06%) Games
10 12 (0.98%) Advertising
11 8 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.41%) Billing
12 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.41%) Legal
12 5 (0.41%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
13 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 425 (34.55%) Analyst
2 351 (28.54%) Developer
3 227 (18.46%) SAS Developer
4 141 (11.46%) Data Analyst
5 120 (9.76%) SAS Analyst
6 104 (8.46%) Consultant
7 78 (6.34%) SAS Consultant
8 74 (6.02%) Business Analyst
9 69 (5.61%) Architect
10 49 (3.98%) Programmer
11 46 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
12 43 (3.50%) Insight Analyst
13 42 (3.41%) Administrator
14 37 (3.01%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 35 (2.85%) Project Manager
16 33 (2.68%) Risk Analyst
17 31 (2.52%) SAS Programmer
17 31 (2.52%) Lead Developer
17 31 (2.52%) Data Scientist
18 30 (2.44%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.76%) Web Services
2 33 (2.68%) .NET
3 27 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 25 (2.03%) HTML
5 24 (1.95%) XML
6 16 (1.30%) HTML5
7 13 (1.06%) J2EE
8 9 (0.73%) Flash
8 9 (0.73%) Middleware
9 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 7 (0.57%) CSS
11 6 (0.49%) SAP XI
11 6 (0.49%) Spring
12 5 (0.41%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.33%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.33%) D3.js
13 4 (0.33%) MyBatis
14 3 (0.24%) MLlib
14 3 (0.24%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 211 (17.15%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (9.92%) Credit Risk
3 66 (5.37%) Data Integration
4 50 (4.07%) Statistics
5 48 (3.90%) Visualisation
6 36 (2.93%) Mainframe
7 34 (2.76%) Mathematics
8 31 (2.52%) Data Extraction
9 30 (2.44%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.11%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.95%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.71%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (0.73%) Physics
14 9 (0.73%) Flash Games
14 9 (0.73%) Replication
14 9 (0.73%) NHS
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle Exalytics
15 8 (0.65%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.57%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.41%) UNIX
2 68 (5.53%) Windows
3 45 (3.66%) Linux
4 14 (1.14%) AIX
5 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.73%) Solaris
8 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.33%) HPUX
10 3 (0.24%) zOS
11 2 (0.16%) MVS
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.081%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (24.07%) Analytics
2 274 (22.28%) Business Intelligence
3 251 (20.41%) ETL
4 168 (13.66%) Data Modelling
5 164 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 136 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 95 (7.72%) Project Management
8 93 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (7.24%) Migration
10 73 (5.93%) Data Management
11 66 (5.37%) Business Analysis
12 51 (4.15%) Validation
13 49 (3.98%) Statistical Modelling
14 45 (3.66%) CRM
15 44 (3.58%) SDLC
16 43 (3.50%) Customer Insight
17 40 (3.25%) Mentoring
18 36 (2.93%) Risk Management
18 36 (2.93%) Dimensional Modelling
19 34 (2.76%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 425 (34.55%) SQL
2 95 (7.72%) VBA
3 75 (6.10%) R
4 66 (5.37%) SAS Macro
4 66 (5.37%) Java
5 54 (4.39%) PL/SQL
6 41 (3.33%) Python
7 26 (2.11%) C#
8 25 (2.03%) VB
9 23 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.71%) MATLAB
12 14 (1.14%) Perl
13 12 (0.98%) C
14 11 (0.89%) C++
14 11 (0.89%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.73%) COBOL
16 8 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.65%) REXX
16 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (7.07%) Degree
2 37 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.14%) SAS Certification
5 13 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.49%) PhD
7 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.41%) MCSE
7 5 (0.41%) MCITP
8 4 (0.33%) HNC
8 4 (0.33%) HND
9 3 (0.24%) ISEB
9 3 (0.24%) PMP
9 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.17%) QA
1 39 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.06%) Solvency II
3 12 (0.98%) Basel II
4 10 (0.81%) SLA
5 7 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.49%) FINREP
7 4 (0.33%) GCP
7 4 (0.33%) CDISC
8 3 (0.24%) Basel III
8 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.24%) COREP
9 2 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.081%) CRD IV
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) HDFS
2 10 (0.81%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.081%) Firmware
4 1 (0.081%) RACF
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.081%) vSphere
4 1 (0.081%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (0.65%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.41%) Graphite
4 4 (0.33%) Oozie
5 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.081%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.081%) Nagios
5 1 (0.081%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.081%) SCCM
5 1 (0.081%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 192 (15.61%) Oracle
2 122 (9.92%) Business Objects
3 103 (8.37%) Teradata
4 93 (7.56%) Microsoft
5 75 (6.10%) Informatica
6 44 (3.58%) SAP
6 44 (3.58%) Cognos
7 43 (3.50%) Tableau
8 37 (3.01%) IBM
9 24 (1.95%) Netezza
10 22 (1.79%) Greenplum
11 18 (1.46%) Adobe
11 18 (1.46%) Ab Initio
12 13 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.06%) Google
13 12 (0.98%) DataFlux
13 12 (0.98%) Pega
13 12 (0.98%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.73%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.57%) webMethods
North West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: Yesterday
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago