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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 188 215 200
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing SAS 667 507 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.96% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.73% 5.55% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 334 263
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +136.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +136.84%

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
9907 9141 8211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.35% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6133 5674 4614
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 309 441
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -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 26 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 26 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +38 571 £425 +6.25% 315
London +9 230 £425 - 127
Yorkshire +48 106 £425 +0.29% 34
West Yorkshire +40 86 £425 +3.34% 27
Scotland +33 75 £450 +23.28% 22
South East +22 69 £401 +5.39% 40
North West +25 67 £475 +18.75% 30
Edinburgh +24 64 £450 +23.28% 20
City of London -4 56 £425 -5.55% 35
Leeds +15 44 £425 - 17
South West +4 38 £400 +12.67% 24
Manchester +10 34 £438 -4.10% 19
West Midlands -16 27 £400 -8.57% 18
Buckinghamshire +12 24 £450 +30.90% 9
Halifax +13 22 £453 +9.69% 5
Bristol +2 22 £385 +10.00% 9
North East -24 21 £480 +20.00% 8
Tyne and Wear -24 19 £480 +20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 19 £480 +20.00% 3
Milton Keynes +13 15 £350 +1.81% 6
South Yorkshire - 14 £338 - 1
East Midlands -6 12 £456 +7.35% 24
West Sussex - 12 £275 - 7
Sheffield - 12 £338 - 1
Berkshire +10 11 £450 -10.00% 2
Wales +7 10 £434 +67.63% 1
South Wales +8 9 £434 +67.63% 1
Glasgow +5 9 £325 -13.33%
Coventry -1 8 £325 -27.77% 1
Surrey -2 8 £375 +7.14% 6

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 478 (39.05%) Finance
2 430 (35.13%) SQL
3 308 (25.16%) Analytics
4 278 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
5 275 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
6 258 (21.08%) Base SAS
7 243 (19.85%) Banking
8 242 (19.77%) ETL
9 213 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
10 212 (17.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 196 (16.01%) Oracle
12 182 (14.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 165 (13.48%) Data Analysis
14 157 (12.83%) Data Modelling
15 138 (11.27%) Marketing
16 130 (10.62%) Credit Risk
17 115 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 109 (8.91%) UNIX
19 107 (8.74%) Business Objects
20 104 (8.50%) Retail
21 97 (7.92%) Degree
22 95 (7.76%) Teradata
22 95 (7.76%) Microsoft
23 90 (7.35%) MS Excel
24 89 (7.27%) OLAP
25 85 (6.94%) Migration
26 82 (6.70%) Hadoop
27 81 (6.62%) Project Management
28 78 (6.37%) VBA
29 77 (6.29%) SPSS

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 24 (1.96%) Apache Pig
2 15 (1.23%) CICS
3 10 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (0.74%) IIS
5 8 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.41%) Confluence
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.41%) Apache
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.082%) Node.js
10 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.082%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
Applications
1 90 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.29%) SPSS
3 52 (4.25%) MS Office
4 36 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.14%) MS Project
5 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.74%) Shockwave
7 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.16%) Stata
9 1 (0.082%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.082%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Unica
2 8 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.49%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.25%) HFM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) BASE24
6 1 (0.082%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.082%) Unica Affinium
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.41%) SaaS
4 5 (0.41%) PaaS
4 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.082%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.49%) Intranet
1 6 (0.49%) Internet
1 6 (0.49%) SNA
2 4 (0.33%) DNS
2 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (0.25%) NAS
3 3 (0.25%) SMS
3 3 (0.25%) DHCP
3 3 (0.25%) SAN
3 3 (0.25%) VLAN
3 3 (0.25%) Firewall
4 2 (0.16%) VoIP
5 1 (0.082%) Broadband
5 1 (0.082%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.082%) FTP
5 1 (0.082%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.082%) SSH
5 1 (0.082%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
2 258 (21.08%) Base SAS
3 212 (17.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 182 (14.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 89 (7.27%) OLAP
6 82 (6.70%) Hadoop
7 72 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 68 (5.56%) Big Data
9 65 (5.31%) Oracle Database
10 61 (4.98%) Data Mining
11 53 (4.33%) OLAP Cube
12 45 (3.68%) QlikView
13 44 (3.59%) Relational Database
14 39 (3.19%) DB2
15 31 (2.53%) Apache Hive
16 27 (2.21%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 23 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (1.72%) MS Access
18 21 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (0.98%) ERwin
2 6 (0.49%) ProC
3 5 (0.41%) JIRA
3 5 (0.41%) CA Gen
3 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.25%) Subversion
5 3 (0.25%) Grunt
6 2 (0.16%) Toad
7 1 (0.082%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.082%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.082%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.082%) NUnit
7 1 (0.082%) Maven
7 1 (0.082%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.082%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.082%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.082%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.082%) JUnit
General
1 478 (39.05%) Finance
2 243 (19.85%) Banking
3 138 (11.27%) Marketing
4 104 (8.50%) Retail
5 47 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.21%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.14%) Advertising
10 13 (1.06%) Games
11 10 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.57%) Publishing
13 6 (0.49%) Billing
14 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.41%) Interactive Media
15 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.33%) French Language
15 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 434 (35.46%) Analyst
2 318 (25.98%) Developer
3 221 (18.06%) SAS Developer
4 141 (11.52%) Data Analyst
5 131 (10.70%) SAS Analyst
6 104 (8.50%) Consultant
7 72 (5.88%) SAS Consultant
8 65 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 63 (5.15%) Programmer
10 59 (4.82%) Architect
11 53 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
12 39 (3.19%) Administrator
12 39 (3.19%) Insight Analyst
13 38 (3.10%) Credit Risk Analyst
14 34 (2.78%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.78%) SAS Programmer
15 33 (2.70%) Risk Analyst
15 33 (2.70%) SAS Administrator
16 29 (2.37%) Credit Analyst
17 28 (2.29%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.51%) Web Services
2 24 (1.96%) HTML
3 23 (1.88%) XML
4 17 (1.39%) HTML5
5 15 (1.23%) .NET
6 10 (0.82%) J2EE
6 10 (0.82%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.74%) Flash
8 8 (0.65%) Middleware
8 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 6 (0.49%) SAP XI
9 6 (0.49%) Spring
10 5 (0.41%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.41%) CSS
11 4 (0.33%) EDI
11 4 (0.33%) REST
11 4 (0.33%) D3.js
11 4 (0.33%) MyBatis
12 3 (0.25%) MLlib
12 3 (0.25%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 213 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (10.62%) Credit Risk
3 59 (4.82%) Statistics
4 58 (4.74%) Data Integration
5 45 (3.68%) Visualisation
6 43 (3.51%) Mathematics
7 35 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 34 (2.78%) Mainframe
8 34 (2.78%) Data Extraction
9 29 (2.37%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.72%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (0.82%) Replication
14 9 (0.74%) NHS
14 9 (0.74%) Flash Games
14 9 (0.74%) Physics
15 7 (0.57%) Reference Data
15 7 (0.57%) FMCG
15 7 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (8.91%) UNIX
2 56 (4.58%) Windows
3 40 (3.27%) Linux
4 18 (1.47%) AIX
5 11 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.74%) Solaris
8 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.33%) HPUX
10 2 (0.16%) zOS
11 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (25.16%) Analytics
2 275 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
3 242 (19.77%) ETL
4 165 (13.48%) Data Analysis
5 157 (12.83%) Data Modelling
6 115 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (6.94%) Migration
8 81 (6.62%) Project Management
9 75 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (6.05%) Data Management
11 64 (5.23%) Business Analysis
12 52 (4.25%) CRM
13 49 (4.00%) Statistical Modelling
14 44 (3.59%) Validation
15 43 (3.51%) Statistical Analysis
16 39 (3.19%) Data Architecture
16 39 (3.19%) Customer Insight
17 36 (2.94%) Mentoring
18 35 (2.86%) Data Governance
19 34 (2.78%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 430 (35.13%) SQL
2 78 (6.37%) VBA
3 69 (5.64%) R
4 64 (5.23%) Java
5 52 (4.25%) PL/SQL
6 47 (3.84%) SAS Macro
7 37 (3.02%) Python
8 24 (1.96%) MATLAB
9 19 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.23%) COBOL
11 12 (0.98%) VB
12 11 (0.90%) Assembly Language
12 11 (0.90%) C
13 10 (0.82%) C#
13 10 (0.82%) Perl
13 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.74%) C++
15 8 (0.65%) REXX
16 5 (0.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 97 (7.92%) Degree
2 27 (2.21%) SAS Certification
3 25 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.65%) MCSE
7 6 (0.49%) PhD
7 6 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.41%) MCITP
9 3 (0.25%) PMP
9 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) CCNA
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.59%) Data Quality
2 39 (3.19%) QA
3 17 (1.39%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.74%) CDISC
4 9 (0.74%) Basel II
5 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 6 (0.49%) FINREP
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) Basel III
7 3 (0.25%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.25%) COREP
8 2 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
9 1 (0.082%) CRD IV
System Software
1 20 (1.63%) HDFS
2 15 (1.23%) Apache Flume
3 8 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) vCloud
6 1 (0.082%) NFS
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
6 1 (0.082%) Firmware
6 1 (0.082%) RACF
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.41%) Graphite
4 4 (0.33%) Oozie
5 3 (0.25%) Nagios
5 3 (0.25%) SCCM
6 2 (0.16%) vMotion
7 1 (0.082%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.082%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.082%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 196 (16.01%) Oracle
2 107 (8.74%) Business Objects
3 95 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 95 (7.76%) Teradata
4 64 (5.23%) Informatica
5 43 (3.51%) Tableau
6 42 (3.43%) Cognos
7 37 (3.02%) IBM
8 35 (2.86%) SAP
9 22 (1.80%) Google
10 19 (1.55%) Ab Initio
11 18 (1.47%) Adobe
12 17 (1.39%) Netezza
13 14 (1.14%) DataFlux
14 13 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.82%) Pega
16 9 (0.74%) Greenplum
17 8 (0.65%) Red Hat
18 7 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
18 7 (0.57%) Hyperion
Leeds, Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Rate: £Competitive+package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum 9 Months Fixed Term
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 per day - 3 month contract with scope for extension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago