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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 196 193 205
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing SAS 647 592 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.09% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.33% 6.28% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 393 265
Average daily rate
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£450 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%

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
10220 9432 8432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 17.34% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6235 5834 4748
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 318 428
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 May 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 4 May 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 -8 563 £450 +12.50% 407
London -19 225 £450 - 158
Yorkshire +55 116 £425 +6.25% 53
West Yorkshire +40 92 £425 +6.25% 50
North West +23 71 £500 +21.21% 34
Scotland +30 61 £450 +20.80% 23
South East -7 58 £380 +0.66% 46
City of London +4 56 £430 -4.44% 56
Edinburgh +20 54 £453 +21.54% 21
Leeds +14 46 £425 +6.25% 24
South West +5 40 £413 +10.00% 36
Manchester +13 30 £438 -4.10% 19
West Midlands -23 27 £400 -11.11% 24
Halifax +12 24 £450 +9.09% 15
Bristol 0 22 £400 +1.26% 18
Buckinghamshire +12 18 £350 +1.44% 10
South Yorkshire - 15 £369 -
Lancashire +14 14 £565 +82.25% 1
Milton Keynes +6 14 £350 +1.44% 4
East Midlands +2 14 £475 +11.76% 34
West Sussex -12 13 £275 -21.42% 6
North East -28 13 £540 +44.00% 9
Sheffield - 13 £338 -
Wales +1 11 £443 +21.23% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 11 £520 +38.66% 6
Tyne and Wear -27 11 £520 +38.66% 6
Blackpool - 11 £550 -
South Wales +6 10 £443 +21.23% 1
Coventry -7 10 £350 -22.22% 4
Hampshire -13 9 £413 +8.55% 4

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 462 (38.40%) Finance
2 453 (37.66%) SQL
3 304 (25.27%) Analytics
4 271 (22.53%) Base SAS
5 270 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
6 251 (20.86%) Data Warehouse
7 232 (19.29%) ETL
8 231 (19.20%) Banking
9 216 (17.96%) Oracle
10 213 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
11 202 (16.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 188 (15.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 168 (13.97%) Data Modelling
14 162 (13.47%) Data Analysis
15 135 (11.22%) Marketing
16 119 (9.89%) Credit Risk
17 104 (8.65%) Degree
18 101 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 101 (8.40%) Business Objects
19 99 (8.23%) UNIX
19 99 (8.23%) Retail
20 93 (7.73%) Microsoft
21 88 (7.32%) OLAP
21 88 (7.32%) Oracle Database
22 85 (7.07%) Teradata
23 83 (6.90%) VBA
23 83 (6.90%) MS Excel
24 82 (6.82%) SPSS
25 81 (6.73%) Migration
26 80 (6.65%) Data Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (1.83%) Apache Pig
2 15 (1.25%) CICS
3 10 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.75%) IIS
5 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.42%) Confluence
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.33%) Apache
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.083%) Node.js
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.083%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.083%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 83 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.82%) SPSS
3 50 (4.16%) MS Office
4 32 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.41%) MS Project
6 9 (0.75%) Shockwave
7 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.17%) Stata
9 1 (0.083%) FastStats
9 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.083%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 15 (1.25%) Unica
2 10 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.58%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.17%) BASE24
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.083%) Unica Affinium
8 1 (0.083%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.083%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.083%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.00%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
3 8 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.33%) SaaS
5 4 (0.33%) PaaS
5 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.083%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.083%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.50%) Intranet
1 6 (0.50%) Internet
1 6 (0.50%) SNA
2 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.33%) DNS
2 4 (0.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (0.25%) NAS
3 3 (0.25%) VLAN
3 3 (0.25%) Firewall
3 3 (0.25%) SMS
3 3 (0.25%) DHCP
3 3 (0.25%) SAN
4 2 (0.17%) VoIP
5 1 (0.083%) Broadband
5 1 (0.083%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.083%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.53%) Base SAS
2 251 (20.86%) Data Warehouse
3 202 (16.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 188 (15.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 88 (7.32%) OLAP
5 88 (7.32%) Oracle Database
6 78 (6.48%) Hadoop
7 71 (5.90%) Big Data
8 64 (5.32%) SQL Server
9 62 (5.15%) Data Mining
10 54 (4.49%) OLAP Cube
11 46 (3.82%) QlikView
12 43 (3.57%) DB2
13 41 (3.41%) Relational Database
14 33 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (2.66%) SAS Enterprise Miner
16 29 (2.41%) Apache Hive
17 21 (1.75%) RDBMS
18 20 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
19 19 (1.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (0.83%) ERwin
2 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.50%) ProC
4 5 (0.42%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.25%) JIRA
5 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.083%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.083%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.083%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.083%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.083%) Grunt
7 1 (0.083%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.083%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.083%) Subversion
7 1 (0.083%) NUnit
7 1 (0.083%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.083%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.083%) Toad
7 1 (0.083%) TestDirector
General
1 462 (38.40%) Finance
2 231 (19.20%) Banking
3 135 (11.22%) Marketing
4 99 (8.23%) Retail
5 49 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 25 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.00%) Games
10 9 (0.75%) Advertising
11 8 (0.67%) Billing
12 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.42%) Interactive Media
13 5 (0.42%) Publishing
14 4 (0.33%) Electronics
14 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.17%) Back Office
15 2 (0.17%) Law
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 415 (34.50%) Analyst
2 318 (26.43%) Developer
3 228 (18.95%) SAS Developer
4 149 (12.39%) Data Analyst
5 133 (11.06%) SAS Analyst
6 97 (8.06%) Consultant
7 69 (5.74%) Programmer
8 62 (5.15%) SAS Consultant
9 57 (4.74%) Architect
10 55 (4.57%) Business Analyst
11 46 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
12 39 (3.24%) SAS Programmer
13 38 (3.16%) Insight Analyst
14 37 (3.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 36 (2.99%) Administrator
16 31 (2.58%) Risk Analyst
16 31 (2.58%) SAS Data Analyst
17 30 (2.49%) Data Scientist
17 30 (2.49%) SAS Administrator
17 30 (2.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.99%) Web Services
2 24 (2.00%) XML
3 17 (1.41%) HTML
4 14 (1.16%) .NET
5 13 (1.08%) HTML5
6 9 (0.75%) Flash
6 9 (0.75%) J2EE
6 9 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.67%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 7 (0.58%) Middleware
9 5 (0.42%) SAP XI
10 4 (0.33%) EDI
10 4 (0.33%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.33%) Spring
10 4 (0.33%) MyBatis
10 4 (0.33%) D3.js
10 4 (0.33%) REST
11 3 (0.25%) MLlib
11 3 (0.25%) SciPy
11 3 (0.25%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 213 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (9.89%) Credit Risk
3 63 (5.24%) Statistics
4 54 (4.49%) Data Integration
5 53 (4.41%) Mathematics
6 44 (3.66%) Visualisation
7 42 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 37 (3.08%) Data Extraction
8 37 (3.08%) Mainframe
9 36 (2.99%) Algorithms
10 29 (2.41%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.08%) Data Structures
12 23 (1.91%) Open Source
13 19 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (1.00%) Economics
15 9 (0.75%) Physics
15 9 (0.75%) Flash Games
15 9 (0.75%) Replication
16 8 (0.67%) FMCG
17 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.23%) UNIX
2 52 (4.32%) Windows
3 39 (3.24%) Linux
4 17 (1.41%) AIX
5 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.75%) Solaris
8 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.33%) HPUX
10 2 (0.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (25.27%) Analytics
2 270 (22.44%) Business Intelligence
3 232 (19.29%) ETL
4 168 (13.97%) Data Modelling
5 162 (13.47%) Data Analysis
6 101 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (6.73%) Migration
8 80 (6.65%) Data Management
9 79 (6.57%) Project Management
10 62 (5.15%) CRM
11 57 (4.74%) Business Analysis
12 55 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (4.07%) Statistical Analysis
14 47 (3.91%) Customer Insight
15 44 (3.66%) Statistical Modelling
16 42 (3.49%) Dimensional Modelling
17 39 (3.24%) Data Architecture
18 37 (3.08%) Propensity Modelling
18 37 (3.08%) Validation
19 35 (2.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 453 (37.66%) SQL
2 83 (6.90%) VBA
3 75 (6.23%) PL/SQL
4 65 (5.40%) R
5 59 (4.90%) Java
6 41 (3.41%) SAS Macro
7 38 (3.16%) Python
8 27 (2.24%) MATLAB
9 19 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.33%) COBOL
11 13 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.00%) VB
13 11 (0.91%) Assembly Language
14 9 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.75%) C
15 7 (0.58%) REXX
15 7 (0.58%) C#
16 6 (0.50%) C++
16 6 (0.50%) Perl
17 5 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 104 (8.65%) Degree
2 25 (2.08%) SAS Certification
3 22 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.67%) MCSE
6 6 (0.50%) PhD
6 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.42%) MCITP
8 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) PMP
9 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CCNA
10 2 (0.17%) ISEB
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.083%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 31 (2.58%) QA
3 12 (1.00%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.83%) CDISC
5 5 (0.42%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) Basel II
7 3 (0.25%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.25%) COREP
7 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) GCP
8 2 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.083%) Basel III
9 1 (0.083%) CRD IV
System Software
1 20 (1.66%) HDFS
2 15 (1.25%) Apache Flume
3 8 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) vCloud
6 1 (0.083%) vSphere
6 1 (0.083%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.083%) NFS
6 1 (0.083%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (1.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.42%) Graphite
3 4 (0.33%) Oozie
3 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.25%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) Nagios
5 2 (0.17%) vMotion
6 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.083%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 216 (17.96%) Oracle
2 101 (8.40%) Business Objects
3 93 (7.73%) Microsoft
4 85 (7.07%) Teradata
5 78 (6.48%) Informatica
6 42 (3.49%) Cognos
7 39 (3.24%) Tableau
8 37 (3.08%) IBM
9 36 (2.99%) SAP
10 19 (1.58%) Google
11 17 (1.41%) Ab Initio
11 17 (1.41%) Adobe
12 16 (1.33%) Netezza
13 12 (1.00%) Siebel
13 12 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.00%) DataFlux
14 10 (0.83%) Pega
15 8 (0.67%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
16 7 (0.58%) Chordiant
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