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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 194 221 158
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -63
Contract jobs citing SAS 607 460 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.86% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.99% 5.04% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 265 477
Average daily rate
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£412 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £294 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% +113.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £60.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -9.67%

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
10130 9133 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.97% 17.13% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 5320 5718
Average daily rate £375 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 378 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +27 537 £412 +2.93% 280
London +5 270 £425 +6.25% 114
South East +60 91 £375 -10.44% 30
City of London +20 69 £416 -2.97% 57
Yorkshire +36 51 £423 +4.00% 34
West Yorkshire +38 44 £430 +7.50% 31
South West -19 39 £400 +2.56% 24
Hampshire +22 33 £400 +33.33% 7
Halifax +11 31 £435 -8.42% 8
Scotland 0 28 £410 +9.33% 11
East of England -11 26 £375 -42.30% 10
Bristol -9 23 £400 -5.32% 16
Edinburgh -10 21 £410 +9.33% 10
Hertfordshire -6 17 £410 -36.92% 6
West Midlands -13 16 £400 +3.22% 15
Surrey -1 15 £375 -8.81% 10
North East - 15 £350 - 5
East Midlands +11 13 £400 -5.88% 11
North West -17 12 £363 +3.57% 37
Buckinghamshire - 12 £350 - 5
Southampton - 11 £330 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 11 £325 - 4
Middlesex - 10 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £325 - 3
East Sussex - 9 £383 -
Birmingham +8 8 £395 +7.11% 5
Gloucestershire - 8 £353 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £400 - 2
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £375 - 3
Leeds +7 6 £400 +26.98% 15

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 469 (42.25%) SQL
2 364 (32.79%) Finance
3 283 (25.50%) Business Intelligence
4 274 (24.68%) Analytics
5 213 (19.19%) Base SAS
6 206 (18.56%) Oracle
7 197 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
8 155 (13.96%) Banking
9 151 (13.60%) Data Analysis
10 137 (12.34%) Marketing
11 126 (11.35%) Retail
12 125 (11.26%) ETL
13 109 (9.82%) Data Modelling
13 109 (9.82%) SQL Server
14 105 (9.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 105 (9.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 101 (9.10%) SPSS
16 93 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 92 (8.29%) Data Mining
17 92 (8.29%) Data Management
18 87 (7.84%) MS Excel
19 83 (7.48%) QlikView
20 82 (7.39%) VBA
21 81 (7.30%) Microsoft
22 80 (7.21%) Degree
23 78 (7.03%) UNIX
24 75 (6.76%) PL/SQL
25 71 (6.40%) Teradata
26 68 (6.13%) Hadoop
27 66 (5.95%) Statistics

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.90%) WebLogic
3 7 (0.63%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.27%) Documentum
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.18%) CICS
7 2 (0.18%) Confluence
8 1 (0.090%) nginx
8 1 (0.090%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.090%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.090%) IIS
8 1 (0.090%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.090%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.090%) Apache
Applications
1 101 (9.10%) SPSS
2 87 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 39 (3.51%) MS Office
4 26 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.26%) MS Project
7 8 (0.72%) FastStats
8 6 (0.54%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.27%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.27%) Stata
11 1 (0.090%) Weka
11 1 (0.090%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (1.62%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.45%) BASE24
3 5 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.090%) Magento
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.090%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.090%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.090%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.090%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.99%) Internet
2 7 (0.63%) iSCSI
3 6 (0.54%) SAN
3 6 (0.54%) Firewall
4 5 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (0.45%) NAS
5 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.18%) LAN
6 2 (0.18%) DNS
6 2 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.090%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.090%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.090%) SSL
7 1 (0.090%) PBX
7 1 (0.090%) DHCP
7 1 (0.090%) FTP
7 1 (0.090%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.090%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.090%) VPN
7 1 (0.090%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (19.19%) Base SAS
2 197 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (9.82%) SQL Server
4 105 (9.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 105 (9.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 92 (8.29%) Data Mining
6 83 (7.48%) QlikView
7 68 (6.13%) Hadoop
8 54 (4.86%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.96%) Big Data
10 43 (3.87%) Oracle Database
10 43 (3.87%) OLAP
11 34 (3.06%) DB2
12 31 (2.79%) Spotfire
13 26 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (2.07%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 23 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (0.90%) PVCS
2 9 (0.81%) Maven
3 8 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.63%) Subversion
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.36%) ERwin
7 4 (0.36%) ProC
7 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.27%) Toad
8 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.18%) JIRA
9 2 (0.18%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.18%) Selenium
9 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.090%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.090%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.090%) JUnit
General
1 364 (32.79%) Finance
2 155 (13.96%) Banking
3 137 (12.34%) Marketing
4 126 (11.35%) Retail
5 30 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (1.98%) Retail Banking
7 21 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.90%) Advertising
11 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.63%) Publishing
13 5 (0.45%) Electronics
13 5 (0.45%) Legal
13 5 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.36%) French Language
14 4 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.27%) Front Office
15 3 (0.27%) Military
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 450 (40.54%) Analyst
2 317 (28.56%) Developer
3 252 (22.70%) SAS Developer
4 154 (13.87%) SAS Analyst
5 128 (11.53%) Data Analyst
6 99 (8.92%) Consultant
7 81 (7.30%) Programmer
8 78 (7.03%) Business Analyst
9 74 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
10 58 (5.23%) SAS Consultant
11 49 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
12 41 (3.69%) Architect
13 39 (3.51%) Insight Analyst
14 35 (3.15%) Administrator
14 35 (3.15%) Developer Analyst
15 32 (2.88%) SAS Administrator
16 29 (2.61%) MI Analyst
17 28 (2.52%) Project Manager
18 27 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 27 (2.43%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.98%) .NET
2 20 (1.80%) XML
3 13 (1.17%) HTML
4 6 (0.54%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.45%) HTML5
5 5 (0.45%) Middleware
5 5 (0.45%) Web Services
6 3 (0.27%) REST
7 2 (0.18%) ISPF
7 2 (0.18%) MDX
7 2 (0.18%) EDI
7 2 (0.18%) GWT
7 2 (0.18%) Kafka
8 1 (0.090%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.090%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.090%) jQuery
8 1 (0.090%) WCF
8 1 (0.090%) WF
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.090%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.95%) Statistics
2 60 (5.41%) Credit Risk
3 57 (5.14%) Mathematics
3 57 (5.14%) Data Integration
4 44 (3.96%) Mainframe
4 44 (3.96%) Visualisation
5 24 (2.16%) Data Extraction
5 24 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.26%) Economics
8 8 (0.72%) FMCG
9 6 (0.54%) NHS
9 6 (0.54%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.45%) EMV
10 5 (0.45%) DTV
10 5 (0.45%) IVR
10 5 (0.45%) APACS
10 5 (0.45%) Clustering
10 5 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.03%) UNIX
2 63 (5.68%) Linux
3 31 (2.79%) Windows
4 9 (0.81%) AIX
5 4 (0.36%) HPUX
5 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.18%) zOS
6 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.090%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.090%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.090%) SUSE
7 1 (0.090%) Solaris
7 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (25.50%) Business Intelligence
2 274 (24.68%) Analytics
3 151 (13.60%) Data Analysis
4 125 (11.26%) ETL
5 109 (9.82%) Data Modelling
6 93 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 92 (8.29%) Data Management
8 62 (5.59%) Business Analysis
9 56 (5.05%) Project Management
10 49 (4.41%) Statistical Modelling
11 48 (4.32%) Migration
12 40 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 37 (3.33%) Predictive Modelling
13 37 (3.33%) Customer Insight
14 33 (2.97%) Data Analytics
15 32 (2.88%) Statistical Analysis
16 26 (2.34%) Data Architecture
16 26 (2.34%) Propensity Modelling
17 25 (2.25%) Dimensional Modelling
18 23 (2.07%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 469 (42.25%) SQL
2 82 (7.39%) VBA
3 75 (6.76%) PL/SQL
4 55 (4.95%) SAS Macro
5 51 (4.59%) R
6 43 (3.87%) Java
7 19 (1.71%) MATLAB
8 15 (1.35%) Python
9 11 (0.99%) C#
10 10 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.90%) C
11 9 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.81%) VB
12 6 (0.54%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) Ruby
13 4 (0.36%) PROC SQL
14 3 (0.27%) ABAP
15 2 (0.18%) REXX
15 2 (0.18%) VBScript
15 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (7.21%) Degree
2 22 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.53%) SAS Certification
4 9 (0.81%) ISEB
5 7 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.54%) PhD
7 5 (0.45%) Postgraduate
7 5 (0.45%) CCA
7 5 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.36%) CISSP
8 4 (0.36%) CISA
8 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.36%) CRISC
9 3 (0.27%) CISM
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) PMP
10 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.25%) CDISC
1 25 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.26%) QA
3 4 (0.36%) Basel III
3 4 (0.36%) FATCA
4 2 (0.18%) SLA
4 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.18%) P3O
4 2 (0.18%) FINREP
5 1 (0.090%) EMIR
5 1 (0.090%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.090%) COREP
5 1 (0.090%) Basel II
5 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.090%) GCP
5 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.090%) GxP
5 1 (0.090%) MiFID
5 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.45%) VMware Server
2 5 (0.45%) RACF
3 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.27%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.18%) Samba
5 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.090%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.090%) qmail
5 1 (0.090%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.090%) HDFS
5 1 (0.090%) NFS
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (0.81%) Ganglia
1 9 (0.81%) Hyperic
1 9 (0.81%) Nagios
2 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.090%) Ambari
5 1 (0.090%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.090%) SCOM
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.090%) Oozie
5 1 (0.090%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.090%) Control-M
5 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.090%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.090%) WSUS
5 1 (0.090%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 206 (18.56%) Oracle
2 81 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.40%) Teradata
4 65 (5.86%) Business Objects
5 54 (4.86%) SAP
6 50 (4.50%) Tableau
7 34 (3.06%) Cognos
8 28 (2.52%) Informatica
9 23 (2.07%) Ab Initio
10 20 (1.80%) Omniture
11 19 (1.71%) JDA
12 18 (1.62%) Google
13 13 (1.17%) DataFlux
14 12 (1.08%) VMware
14 12 (1.08%) HP
14 12 (1.08%) IBM
15 11 (0.99%) TSYS
15 11 (0.99%) Cisco
16 10 (0.90%) Adobe
16 10 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £250
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Consult Solutions
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £400 to £475
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bingley, Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Gibbs S3
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Isle of Wight
Steria
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago