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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 208 210 227
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing SAS 614 560 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.89% 5.66% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 352 246
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -16.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £13.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+81.81% +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
10425 9897 8755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.31% 18.11% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6668 5831 4980
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 395 421
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -2 545 £425 +3.15% 287
London -41 196 £425 - 133
Yorkshire +32 96 £425 +4.61% 33
West Yorkshire +29 80 £425 +3.03% 25
South East -30 76 £415 +9.93% 32
Scotland +25 57 £375 - 17
North West +17 53 £450 +24.13% 36
Edinburgh +16 45 £390 +4.00% 16
Leeds +20 43 £450 -5.26% 15
City of London -40 42 £425 +1.19% 42
North East -1 36 £445 +18.66% 1
Manchester +18 35 £450 -25.77% 26
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 25 £473 +18.12%
Tyne and Wear -11 25 £473 +18.12%
West Midlands +19 24 £433 +15.33% 17
South West -23 22 £393 +9.02% 15
East Midlands +7 19 £350 -17.64% 12
Hampshire -19 19 £400 -4.47% 9
East of England -5 18 £523 +22.94% 9
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £438 +32.07% 6
Milton Keynes +6 14 £415 +10.66% 3
Croydon -2 14 £450 -
Bradford - 14 £375 - 1
Halifax -2 12 £475 +15.15% 3
East Sussex -4 11 £494 +29.15% 2
Surrey -9 10 £383 +2.00% 9
Gloucester +10 9 £385 -9.41% 2
Berkshire +5 9 £375 -3.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £550 +51.72% 3
Gloucestershire -2 9 £385 +9.21% 3

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 487 (38.62%) Finance
2 425 (33.70%) SQL
3 304 (24.11%) Analytics
4 278 (22.05%) Data Warehouse
5 276 (21.89%) Business Intelligence
6 269 (21.33%) Base SAS
7 265 (21.02%) Banking
8 258 (20.46%) ETL
9 236 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
10 218 (17.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 198 (15.70%) Oracle
12 172 (13.64%) Data Modelling
13 163 (12.93%) Data Analysis
14 151 (11.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 146 (11.58%) UNIX
16 134 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 126 (9.99%) Credit Risk
18 122 (9.67%) Marketing
18 122 (9.67%) BusinessObjects
19 114 (9.04%) Microsoft
20 112 (8.88%) MS Excel
21 111 (8.80%) Retail
22 99 (7.85%) R
23 98 (7.77%) Teradata
24 97 (7.69%) Migration
24 97 (7.69%) VBA
25 96 (7.61%) Project Management
26 95 (7.53%) SQL Server
27 91 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
28 88 (6.98%) Degree

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.74%) Apache Pig
3 15 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.87%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.71%) IIS
6 8 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.48%) Apache
7 6 (0.48%) CICS
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.079%) JBoss
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.079%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.079%) Confluence
11 1 (0.079%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 112 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 86 (6.82%) SPSS
3 57 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.81%) MS Office
5 19 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.71%) MS Project
8 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.079%) Stata
9 1 (0.079%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.079%) FastStats
9 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Unica
2 6 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.24%) HFM
3 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.24%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.16%) BASE24
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.079%) Radian6
5 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.40%) PaaS
4 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.24%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.079%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.079%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.56%) SAN
2 6 (0.48%) Intranet
2 6 (0.48%) Internet
2 6 (0.48%) iSCSI
2 6 (0.48%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.40%) SSL
3 5 (0.40%) FCoE
3 5 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (0.32%) SNA
5 3 (0.24%) DNS
5 3 (0.24%) LDAP
5 3 (0.24%) Broadband
6 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 2 (0.16%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) SSH
7 1 (0.079%) VLAN
7 1 (0.079%) Telnet
7 1 (0.079%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.079%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (22.05%) Data Warehouse
2 269 (21.33%) Base SAS
3 218 (17.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 151 (11.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 122 (9.67%) BusinessObjects
6 95 (7.53%) SQL Server
7 86 (6.82%) OLAP
7 86 (6.82%) Hadoop
8 72 (5.71%) Data Mining
9 66 (5.23%) Big Data
10 64 (5.08%) Oracle Database
11 61 (4.84%) Relational Database
12 56 (4.44%) OLAP Cube
13 50 (3.97%) QlikView
14 37 (2.93%) MS Access
15 32 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 30 (2.38%) Apache Hive
17 27 (2.14%) DB2
18 22 (1.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.43%) Toad
2 16 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.03%) ERwin
4 7 (0.56%) CA Gen
5 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.40%) ProC
6 4 (0.32%) Subversion
6 4 (0.32%) JIRA
6 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.16%) Grunt
7 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.16%) gulp
7 2 (0.16%) VersaTest
7 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.079%) Maven
8 1 (0.079%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.079%) JUnit
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.079%) Mercurial
General
1 487 (38.62%) Finance
2 265 (21.02%) Banking
3 122 (9.67%) Marketing
4 111 (8.80%) Retail
5 56 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 30 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.03%) Advertising
10 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.40%) Publishing
11 5 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.40%) Legal
12 4 (0.32%) Billing
12 4 (0.32%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.32%) French Language
12 4 (0.32%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (34.50%) Analyst
2 372 (29.50%) Developer
3 254 (20.14%) SAS Developer
4 146 (11.58%) Data Analyst
5 126 (9.99%) SAS Analyst
6 102 (8.09%) Consultant
7 77 (6.11%) SAS Consultant
8 75 (5.95%) Architect
9 66 (5.23%) Business Analyst
10 50 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
11 45 (3.57%) Programmer
12 42 (3.33%) Insight Analyst
13 37 (2.93%) Credit Risk Analyst
14 35 (2.78%) Project Manager
14 35 (2.78%) Risk Analyst
15 34 (2.70%) Data Architect
16 33 (2.62%) SAS Programmer
17 32 (2.54%) Administrator
18 31 (2.46%) Lead Developer
19 28 (2.22%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.93%) .NET
2 31 (2.46%) ASP.NET
3 29 (2.30%) Web Services
4 21 (1.67%) XML
5 14 (1.11%) HTML
6 11 (0.87%) J2EE
7 8 (0.63%) Middleware
7 8 (0.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 7 (0.56%) CSS
9 6 (0.48%) SAP XI
10 5 (0.40%) HTML5
11 4 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.32%) Spring
12 3 (0.24%) ISPF
12 3 (0.24%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.24%) EDI
12 3 (0.24%) LESS
12 3 (0.24%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.24%) SciPy
12 3 (0.24%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 236 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (9.99%) Credit Risk
3 73 (5.79%) Data Integration
4 54 (4.28%) Visualisation
5 46 (3.65%) Statistics
6 36 (2.85%) Mathematics
7 33 (2.62%) Mainframe
8 31 (2.46%) Data Extraction
9 30 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 29 (2.30%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (0.87%) Oracle Exalytics
14 9 (0.71%) Physics
15 8 (0.63%) Replication
15 8 (0.63%) NHS
15 8 (0.63%) Economics
16 7 (0.56%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (11.58%) UNIX
2 64 (5.08%) Windows
3 53 (4.20%) Linux
4 23 (1.82%) AIX
5 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (0.79%) Solaris
7 6 (0.48%) zOS
8 3 (0.24%) MVS
8 3 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.079%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (24.11%) Analytics
2 276 (21.89%) Business Intelligence
3 258 (20.46%) ETL
4 172 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 163 (12.93%) Data Analysis
6 134 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (7.69%) Migration
8 96 (7.61%) Project Management
9 91 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
10 81 (6.42%) Data Management
11 59 (4.68%) Business Analysis
12 55 (4.36%) Validation
13 49 (3.89%) Statistical Modelling
14 44 (3.49%) SDLC
14 44 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (3.17%) Customer Insight
16 37 (2.93%) Dimensional Modelling
17 35 (2.78%) Data Governance
18 34 (2.70%) Propensity Modelling
18 34 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 425 (33.70%) SQL
2 99 (7.85%) R
3 97 (7.69%) VBA
4 67 (5.31%) SAS Macro
5 65 (5.15%) Java
6 51 (4.04%) PL/SQL
7 50 (3.97%) Python
8 27 (2.14%) VB
8 27 (2.14%) C#
8 27 (2.14%) MATLAB
9 23 (1.82%) C++
10 22 (1.74%) Perl
10 22 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.43%) C
11 18 (1.43%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.79%) REXX
14 8 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 88 (6.98%) Degree
2 44 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.27%) SAS Certification
5 13 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.79%) PhD
7 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.40%) MCSE
8 5 (0.40%) MCITP
8 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.32%) HNC
9 4 (0.32%) HND
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.16%) PMP
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.079%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 36 (2.85%) QA
3 13 (1.03%) Basel II
4 10 (0.79%) SLA
5 8 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.63%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.48%) FINREP
7 5 (0.40%) CDISC
8 4 (0.32%) COREP
8 4 (0.32%) GCP
9 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.24%) Basel III
10 2 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.079%) IAS 39
System Software
1 15 (1.19%) HDFS
2 10 (0.79%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (0.16%) RACF
5 2 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.16%) NET24-XPNET
6 1 (0.079%) NFS
6 1 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.079%) vSphere
6 1 (0.079%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (0.87%) Tivoli
2 8 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.40%) Graphite
4 4 (0.32%) Oozie
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.079%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.079%) Nagios
6 1 (0.079%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.079%) SCCM
6 1 (0.079%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.079%) zSecure
Vendors
1 198 (15.70%) Oracle
2 114 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 98 (7.77%) Teradata
4 73 (5.79%) Informatica
5 54 (4.28%) Tableau
6 45 (3.57%) SAP
7 42 (3.33%) IBM
8 38 (3.01%) Cognos
9 27 (2.14%) Netezza
10 22 (1.74%) Greenplum
10 22 (1.74%) Ab Initio
11 15 (1.19%) Cloudera
12 14 (1.11%) DataFlux
13 11 (0.87%) Google
14 10 (0.79%) Pega
15 9 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (0.71%) Adobe
15 9 (0.71%) Hyperion
16 7 (0.56%) CA
17 5 (0.40%) BEA
Northampton, Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Care Quality Commission
Posted: 21 days ago