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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 241 209 227
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Contract jobs citing SAS 493 564 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.11% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.23% 6.17% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 434 277
Average daily rate £438 £435 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £434 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 430 £450 +3.15% 296
London -38 161 £463 +6.32% 156
South East +19 90 £488 +21.87% 25
Yorkshire -19 78 £425 -6.84% 30
North West -22 55 £400 -4.76% 31
West Yorkshire -23 53 £425 -2.85% 23
Scotland 0 48 £425 -5.55% 27
Edinburgh -6 45 £425 -5.55% 26
Buckinghamshire +39 33 £400 +10.34% 2
Manchester -12 33 £425 +21.42% 15
Leeds -11 32 £438 +2.94% 15
Milton Keynes +26 27 £400 +10.34% 1
South Yorkshire +1 23 £425 -10.52% 4
Sheffield 0 23 £425 -10.52% 4
City of London -5 19 £425 - 38
South West -17 18 £431 -9.21% 9
Surrey -7 17 £500 +17.64% 8
Oxfordshire +5 14 £550 +34.14% 2
Halifax 0 14 £428 -7.56% 2
Berkshire -1 14 £430 +27.40% 5
West Midlands -8 13 £433 -8.94% 17
Oxford +4 11 £550 +34.14% 1
Guildford +13 10 £538 +25.00% 3
Lancashire -5 10 £273 -41.08% 2
Hampshire +4 9 £450 +50.00% 3
Blackpool -12 8 £264 -44.47%
North East -29 8 £575 +30.68% 2
East Midlands -7 7 £444 -4.05% 8
Cheshire -9 7 £375 +25.00% 7
Shropshire - 7 £415 -

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 524 (44.03%) Finance
2 454 (38.15%) SQL
3 310 (26.05%) Analytics
4 278 (23.36%) Base SAS
5 254 (21.34%) Business Intelligence
6 248 (20.84%) Oracle
7 246 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
8 235 (19.75%) Data Warehouse
9 223 (18.74%) ETL
10 191 (16.05%) Banking
11 183 (15.38%) Unix
11 183 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 174 (14.62%) Data Modelling
13 164 (13.78%) Credit Risk
14 139 (11.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 135 (11.34%) BusinessObjects
16 126 (10.59%) Data Analysis
17 121 (10.17%) Hadoop
18 113 (9.50%) Retail
18 113 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 106 (8.91%) Linux
20 94 (7.90%) Marketing
20 94 (7.90%) R
21 91 (7.65%) SAS EBI
21 91 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
22 90 (7.56%) Data Quality
23 88 (7.39%) Data Management
24 86 (7.23%) Degree
24 86 (7.23%) Data Integration
25 85 (7.14%) Teradata

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.60%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.51%) Apache Pig
3 14 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.59%) Apache
6 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.34%) Node.js
9 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.25%) Confluence
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.084%) CICS
10 1 (0.084%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.084%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.084%) Documentum
10 1 (0.084%) Drupal
10 1 (0.084%) JBoss
10 1 (0.084%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.084%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 76 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 63 (5.29%) SPSS
3 55 (4.62%) MS Office
4 29 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) MS Project
6 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.34%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.34%) Weka
9 3 (0.25%) CPLEX
9 3 (0.25%) Stata
10 2 (0.17%) EViews
11 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.43%) Unica
2 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) ACBS
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.084%) BASE24
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.084%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.25%) SaaS
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.084%) GitHub
5 1 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.084%) Pure360
5 1 (0.084%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.01%) DNS
2 11 (0.92%) HTTP
3 8 (0.67%) SSL
4 7 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (0.59%) iSCSI
4 7 (0.59%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.59%) LDAP
5 6 (0.50%) DHCP
5 6 (0.50%) NAS
6 5 (0.42%) SNA
7 4 (0.34%) IMAP
7 4 (0.34%) SMTP
7 4 (0.34%) SSH
8 3 (0.25%) BGP
8 3 (0.25%) Firewall
8 3 (0.25%) FTP
8 3 (0.25%) IGRP
8 3 (0.25%) MRTG
8 3 (0.25%) OSPF
8 3 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (23.36%) Base SAS
2 235 (19.75%) Data Warehouse
3 183 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 139 (11.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 135 (11.34%) BusinessObjects
6 121 (10.17%) Hadoop
7 91 (7.65%) SAS EBI
8 72 (6.05%) Big Data
9 63 (5.29%) Data Mining
10 61 (5.13%) Oracle Database
11 60 (5.04%) Relational Database
12 53 (4.45%) Apache Hive
13 52 (4.37%) SQL Server
14 47 (3.95%) OLAP
15 43 (3.61%) QlikView
16 38 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
17 33 (2.77%) SAS Enterprise Miner
18 32 (2.69%) OLAP Cube
19 26 (2.18%) Pentaho
20 24 (2.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (2.94%) ERwin
2 11 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.76%) JIRA
3 9 (0.76%) Subversion
4 6 (0.50%) Rational Rose
5 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.25%) Gradle
6 3 (0.25%) Maven
6 3 (0.25%) PVCS
6 3 (0.25%) QAComplete
6 3 (0.25%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.25%) WebLogic Workshop
7 2 (0.17%) C++Builder
8 1 (0.084%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.084%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.084%) JMeter
8 1 (0.084%) JSHint
8 1 (0.084%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.084%) Toad
8 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio
General
1 524 (44.03%) Finance
2 191 (16.05%) Banking
3 113 (9.50%) Retail
4 94 (7.90%) Marketing
5 44 (3.70%) Retail Banking
6 31 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.92%) Advertising
10 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.42%) Korean Language
12 4 (0.34%) Games
12 4 (0.34%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Back Office
13 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 415 (34.87%) Developer
2 398 (33.45%) Analyst
3 316 (26.55%) SAS Developer
4 183 (15.38%) SAS Analyst
5 133 (11.18%) Data Analyst
6 80 (6.72%) Architect
7 76 (6.39%) Programmer
8 69 (5.80%) SAS Programmer
9 62 (5.21%) Business Analyst
10 57 (4.79%) Consultant
11 54 (4.54%) SAS Data Analyst
12 51 (4.29%) Risk Analyst
13 49 (4.12%) SQL Analyst
14 46 (3.87%) Administrator
15 44 (3.70%) SAS Consultant
16 43 (3.61%) Insight Analyst
16 43 (3.61%) SAS Administrator
17 41 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
18 40 (3.36%) Credit Analyst
19 39 (3.28%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.28%) XML
2 20 (1.68%) Web Services
3 19 (1.60%) HTML
4 16 (1.34%) .NET
5 11 (0.92%) CSS
6 9 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.67%) SAP XI
8 7 (0.59%) Dojo
8 7 (0.59%) HTML5
9 5 (0.42%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.42%) Drools
9 5 (0.42%) jQuery
9 5 (0.42%) Lucene
10 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.34%) D3.js
10 4 (0.34%) J2EE
10 4 (0.34%) MDX
10 4 (0.34%) POSIX
10 4 (0.34%) REST
10 4 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 246 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (13.78%) Credit Risk
3 86 (7.23%) Data Integration
4 82 (6.89%) Statistics
5 37 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 35 (2.94%) Visualisation
7 32 (2.69%) Mainframe
8 29 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.68%) Economics
10 18 (1.51%) Data Extraction
11 16 (1.34%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.92%) Neural Network
13 9 (0.76%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.67%) FMCG
14 8 (0.67%) NHS
15 7 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.59%) Informatics
15 7 (0.59%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 183 (15.38%) Unix
2 106 (8.91%) Linux
3 62 (5.21%) Windows
4 19 (1.60%) AIX
5 11 (0.92%) MVS
6 9 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.50%) CentOS
7 6 (0.50%) Debian
7 6 (0.50%) Solaris
7 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.084%) Fedora
11 1 (0.084%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (26.05%) Analytics
2 254 (21.34%) Business Intelligence
3 223 (18.74%) ETL
4 174 (14.62%) Data Modelling
5 126 (10.59%) Data Analysis
6 113 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 91 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (7.39%) Data Management
9 78 (6.55%) Migration
10 69 (5.80%) Project Management
11 49 (4.12%) Validation
12 42 (3.53%) Risk Management
13 41 (3.45%) CRM
13 41 (3.45%) Visual Analytics
14 36 (3.03%) Business Analysis
14 36 (3.03%) Data Architecture
14 36 (3.03%) Predictive Modelling
15 33 (2.77%) SDLC
16 32 (2.69%) Data Analytics
16 32 (2.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 454 (38.15%) SQL
2 94 (7.90%) R
3 70 (5.88%) VBA
4 64 (5.38%) Java
4 64 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 59 (4.96%) Python
6 51 (4.29%) C++
6 51 (4.29%) SAS Macro
7 48 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 39 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 35 (2.94%) Perl
10 26 (2.18%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.18%) C
13 14 (1.18%) C#
14 8 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.59%) Scala
16 6 (0.50%) PHP
16 6 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (7.23%) Degree
2 63 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.28%) SAS Certification
4 31 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.76%) PhD
8 6 (0.50%) ISEB
9 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.17%) HNC
10 2 (0.17%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.084%) ACCA
11 1 (0.084%) CIMA
11 1 (0.084%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.56%) Data Quality
2 26 (2.18%) QA
3 11 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.76%) Basel II
5 5 (0.42%) CDISC
5 5 (0.42%) FINREP
6 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) COREP
7 3 (0.25%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.084%) Basel III
9 1 (0.084%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.084%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.084%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.92%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.50%) iptables
2 6 (0.50%) Sendmail
3 5 (0.42%) HDFS
4 4 (0.34%) Dovecot
4 4 (0.34%) GridGain
4 4 (0.34%) KVM
4 4 (0.34%) Squid
4 4 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) Ceph
5 3 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (0.25%) NFS
5 3 (0.25%) Postfix
5 3 (0.25%) Samba
5 3 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.084%) NET24-XPNET
7 1 (0.084%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 30 (2.52%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.42%) Nagios
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (0.42%) Puppet
3 4 (0.34%) Cacti
3 4 (0.34%) HAProxy
3 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.25%) systemd
5 2 (0.17%) OpenNebula
5 2 (0.17%) OpenView
5 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.17%) RANCID
5 2 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.084%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.084%) Control-M
6 1 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.084%) Oozie
6 1 (0.084%) zSecure
Vendors
1 248 (20.84%) Oracle
2 85 (7.14%) Informatica
2 85 (7.14%) Teradata
3 74 (6.22%) Microsoft
4 64 (5.38%) Tableau
5 53 (4.45%) SAP
6 41 (3.45%) IBM
7 25 (2.10%) Cognos
8 22 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
9 21 (1.76%) CA
10 13 (1.09%) Cloudera
11 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.76%) DataFlux
12 9 (0.76%) Netezza
12 9 (0.76%) VMware
13 6 (0.50%) Google
13 6 (0.50%) i2
13 6 (0.50%) Mapinfo
14 5 (0.42%) Palantir
15 4 (0.34%) Cisco
Yorkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + Excellent Business
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Churchill Frank
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago