The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 190 205 177
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing SAS 632 469 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.57% 5.65% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 275 415
Average daily rate £413 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £50.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -48.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £26.25 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.88 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -48.52%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 580 £400 - 273
London -14 303 £450 +12.50% 113
City of London -2 72 £450 -5.26% 46
South East -14 59 £350 -9.67% 25
South West -11 44 £375 -6.25% 41
North East - 44 £375 - 3
West Midlands +8 35 £450 +19.60% 6
North West -8 29 £413 +55.66% 37
Scotland +3 28 £373 -6.87% 21
Yorkshire -4 28 £395 -1.25% 29
West Yorkshire -2 27 £390 -2.50% 21
Bristol -8 24 £400 +10.34% 9
Bromley 0 23 £475 +46.15% 3
Edinburgh -19 23 £373 -6.87% 20
Hampshire +8 20 £380 -1.93% 3
Leeds -3 19 £400 - 13
East of England -10 19 £350 +7.69% 5
Coventry +6 17 £450 - 1
Surrey -17 15 £350 -12.50% 5
Cheshire -1 12 £450 - 8
Cambridgeshire - 10 £350 - 1
Manchester -15 9 £413 +17.85% 14
Cambridge - 9 £350 -
East Midlands - 8 £438 - 13
Gloucestershire +5 7 £375 +20.96% 11
Southampton -4 7 £425 -32.00%
South Wales -19 7 £433 -1.14% 3
Wales -21 7 £433 -1.14% 3
West Sussex - 7 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire -5 6 £350 +7.69% 1

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 370 (35.10%) SQL
2 305 (28.94%) Finance
3 304 (28.84%) Business Intelligence
4 276 (26.19%) Base SAS
5 209 (19.83%) Analytics
6 197 (18.69%) Oracle
7 180 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
8 153 (14.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 148 (14.04%) ETL
10 132 (12.52%) Banking
11 119 (11.29%) Marketing
12 117 (11.10%) UNIX
13 115 (10.91%) Data Mining
14 111 (10.53%) Data Modelling
15 84 (7.97%) Data Analysis
16 79 (7.50%) Retail
17 78 (7.40%) Data Management
17 78 (7.40%) SPSS
18 77 (7.31%) OLAP
19 71 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 68 (6.45%) Teradata
20 68 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
21 64 (6.07%) Business Objects
22 63 (5.98%) SQL Server
23 62 (5.88%) Java
23 62 (5.88%) Degree
24 58 (5.50%) Migration
25 57 (5.41%) SAS Macro
26 55 (5.22%) VBA
26 55 (5.22%) Linux

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 14 (1.33%) IIS
3 14 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.95%) Apache Pig
5 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.66%) CICS
6 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.095%) Lync
10 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.095%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.095%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (7.40%) SPSS
2 49 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 29 (2.75%) MS Office
3 29 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.76%) MS Project
5 7 (0.66%) FastStats
6 4 (0.38%) Stata
7 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.095%) Gephi
8 1 (0.095%) Weka
8 1 (0.095%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 11 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.095%) Magento
5 1 (0.095%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.28%) Internet
2 13 (1.23%) LDAP
3 12 (1.14%) SSL
4 11 (1.04%) X.509
5 9 (0.85%) Intranet
6 8 (0.76%) NAS
7 7 (0.66%) Firewall
8 6 (0.57%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.28%) SAN
9 3 (0.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.19%) SMS
11 1 (0.095%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.095%) SSH
11 1 (0.095%) WAN
11 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (26.19%) Base SAS
2 180 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
3 153 (14.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 115 (10.91%) Data Mining
5 77 (7.31%) OLAP
6 63 (5.98%) SQL Server
7 51 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 42 (3.98%) Oracle Database
9 31 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.37%) QlikView
11 24 (2.28%) DB2
12 23 (2.18%) Big Data
13 20 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 15 (1.42%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.23%) Spotfire
16 13 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.23%) MS Access
17 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (1.71%) Subversion
2 11 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.04%) Gradle
2 11 (1.04%) Maven
2 11 (1.04%) Ant
3 10 (0.95%) Eclipse
3 10 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.76%) JUnit
4 8 (0.76%) Mockito
5 7 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (0.66%) ERwin
6 4 (0.38%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.28%) Toad
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.19%) ProC
8 2 (0.19%) Selenium
8 2 (0.19%) JIRA
8 2 (0.19%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 305 (28.94%) Finance
2 132 (12.52%) Banking
3 119 (11.29%) Marketing
4 79 (7.50%) Retail
5 38 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (2.47%) Retail Banking
8 10 (0.95%) Advertising
8 10 (0.95%) Legal
8 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) German Language
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.095%) Military
14 1 (0.095%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 376 (35.67%) Analyst
2 305 (28.94%) Developer
3 266 (25.24%) SAS Developer
4 144 (13.66%) SAS Analyst
5 90 (8.54%) Consultant
6 83 (7.87%) Data Analyst
7 82 (7.78%) Programmer
8 70 (6.64%) SAS Programmer
9 60 (5.69%) SAS Consultant
10 50 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (4.36%) Architect
12 44 (4.17%) Business Analyst
13 35 (3.32%) MI Analyst
13 35 (3.32%) Administrator
14 34 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 33 (3.13%) SAS BI Developer
16 32 (3.04%) SAS Administrator
17 27 (2.56%) Designer
18 23 (2.18%) Data Manager
18 23 (2.18%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.56%) .NET
2 26 (2.47%) Web Services
3 23 (2.18%) XML
4 15 (1.42%) HTML
5 14 (1.33%) CSS
6 13 (1.23%) MapReduce
6 13 (1.23%) jQuery
6 13 (1.23%) Spring
7 11 (1.04%) Spring MVC
7 11 (1.04%) Middleware
7 11 (1.04%) SAML
8 10 (0.95%) XML Schema
9 8 (0.76%) Guice
10 6 (0.57%) REST
11 3 (0.28%) JSON
11 3 (0.28%) EDI
12 2 (0.19%) SOAP
12 2 (0.19%) ODBC
12 2 (0.19%) J2EE
12 2 (0.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.22%) Mathematics
2 54 (5.12%) Data Integration
3 46 (4.36%) Credit Risk
4 38 (3.61%) Statistics
5 37 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 31 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 27 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.09%) Economics
9 20 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.52%) Data Extraction
11 10 (0.95%) Physics
11 10 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.85%) Machine Learning
12 9 (0.85%) NHS
13 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.66%) FMCG
14 7 (0.66%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.57%) Clustering
16 5 (0.47%) Hedge funds
17 4 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 117 (11.10%) UNIX
2 55 (5.22%) Linux
3 43 (4.08%) Windows
4 17 (1.61%) AIX
5 10 (0.95%) zOS
6 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.38%) HPUX
9 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.28%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.19%) MVS
10 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.095%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.095%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (28.84%) Business Intelligence
2 209 (19.83%) Analytics
3 148 (14.04%) ETL
4 111 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 84 (7.97%) Data Analysis
6 78 (7.40%) Data Management
7 71 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
9 58 (5.50%) Migration
10 43 (4.08%) Configuration Management
11 39 (3.70%) ITIL
11 39 (3.70%) CRM
12 37 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (3.32%) Business Analysis
14 32 (3.04%) Customer Insight
15 30 (2.85%) System Testing
15 30 (2.85%) Dimensional Modelling
15 30 (2.85%) Statistical Modelling
16 25 (2.37%) Change Management
16 25 (2.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 370 (35.10%) SQL
2 62 (5.88%) Java
3 57 (5.41%) SAS Macro
4 55 (5.22%) VBA
5 46 (4.36%) PL/SQL
6 44 (4.17%) R
7 22 (2.09%) C++
8 20 (1.90%) C
8 20 (1.90%) Python
9 18 (1.71%) JavaScript
10 16 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.42%) MATLAB
11 15 (1.42%) C#
12 9 (0.85%) PL/1
12 9 (0.85%) REXX
12 9 (0.85%) COBOL
12 9 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.76%) VB
14 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (5.88%) Degree
2 36 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.33%) SAS Certification
4 14 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.95%) MCSE
7 9 (0.85%) PhD
8 7 (0.66%) ISEB
9 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.47%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.47%) CCA
11 4 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.38%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.38%) MOS
12 3 (0.28%) MCITP
12 3 (0.28%) PMP
12 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.19%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.71%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.33%) CDISC
3 11 (1.04%) QA
4 6 (0.57%) SLA
5 4 (0.38%) FATCA
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) Basel III
8 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) Basel II
8 1 (0.095%) GCP
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.76%) RACF
3 5 (0.47%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.19%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.095%) XenApp
5 1 (0.095%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.095%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.095%) vSphere
5 1 (0.095%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.095%) Samba
5 1 (0.095%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.095%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.47%) MOM
2 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.19%) SCOM
4 1 (0.095%) SCCM
4 1 (0.095%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.095%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 197 (18.69%) Oracle
2 68 (6.45%) Teradata
3 64 (6.07%) Business Objects
4 54 (5.12%) Microsoft
5 33 (3.13%) SAP
6 27 (2.56%) Tableau
7 25 (2.37%) Informatica
8 24 (2.28%) Cognos
9 19 (1.80%) IBM
9 19 (1.80%) Netezza
10 16 (1.52%) DataFlux
11 15 (1.42%) Ab Initio
11 15 (1.42%) JBoss
12 13 (1.23%) JDA
12 13 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (0.95%) Citrix
14 9 (0.85%) Curam
14 9 (0.85%) VMware
15 8 (0.76%) HP
15 8 (0.76%) Minitab
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding of Yorkshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £415 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £1000.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago