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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 200 237 197
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -40
Contract jobs citing SAS 554 412 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.85% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.11% 4.82% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 257 294
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+14.66% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -

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
9068 8553 8305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.57% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5692 5071 4672
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 331 435
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +32 504 £425 +3.34% 301
London +8 206 £425 - 109
Yorkshire +56 97 £463 +23.33% 29
West Yorkshire +43 72 £450 +20.00% 28
South East 0 72 £400 +14.28% 59
City of London +20 62 £425 - 50
North West +19 57 £400 +14.28% 27
Scotland +15 41 £475 +5.55% 9
South West -26 37 £450 - 46
Edinburgh +15 36 £475 +5.55% 8
Manchester +7 29 £350 - 14
Halifax +13 24 £456 -2.92% 6
Leeds +4 23 £475 +35.71% 19
Surrey -4 19 £425 +21.42% 19
Berkshire +12 17 £338 -35.71% 7
Bristol -10 14 £406 +19.48% 25
Wiltshire -10 14 £463 -10.71% 9
Swindon -11 14 £463 -10.71% 6
North East -3 13 £440 - 4
Cheshire +7 12 £300 -51.02% 8
Tyne and Wear +1 12 £440 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 12 £440 - 2
Lancashire -7 12 £450 +28.57% 1
Hampshire -18 11 £300 -14.28% 1
East of England +1 10 £330 -13.44% 7
South Yorkshire - 10 £475 - 1
Sheffield - 9 £475 - 1
Maidenhead - 9 £300 - 1
Bradford - 9 £425 -
Chester +19 8 £300 -4.00% 4

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 506 (41.41%) SQL
2 444 (36.33%) Finance
3 276 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
4 271 (22.18%) Base SAS
5 266 (21.77%) Analytics
6 242 (19.80%) Oracle
7 241 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
8 234 (19.15%) ETL
8 234 (19.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 222 (18.17%) Data Warehouse
10 206 (16.86%) Banking
11 198 (16.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 140 (11.46%) Marketing
13 134 (10.97%) Data Analysis
14 131 (10.72%) Data Modelling
15 126 (10.31%) Retail
16 111 (9.08%) Credit Risk
17 103 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 103 (8.43%) SPSS
18 91 (7.45%) Teradata
19 89 (7.28%) Microsoft
20 88 (7.20%) UNIX
20 88 (7.20%) Data Management
21 80 (6.55%) Informatica
22 79 (6.46%) PL/SQL
22 79 (6.46%) Oracle Database
23 77 (6.30%) OLAP
24 76 (6.22%) SQL Server
25 75 (6.14%) Degree
26 74 (6.06%) MS Excel

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (0.90%) CICS
2 10 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
4 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.49%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.41%) Confluence
6 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.082%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.082%) Documentum
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.082%) Node.js
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.082%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 103 (8.43%) SPSS
2 74 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 55 (4.50%) MS Office
4 29 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.15%) MS Project
7 8 (0.65%) Shockwave
8 7 (0.57%) FastStats
9 5 (0.41%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.16%) Stata
11 1 (0.082%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.15%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.98%) SiteCatalyst
3 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.33%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.082%) Unica Affinium
7 1 (0.082%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.082%) Summit
7 1 (0.082%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.74%) SAN
2 8 (0.65%) Telnet
2 8 (0.65%) FTP
3 6 (0.49%) NAS
4 5 (0.41%) iSCSI
4 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.41%) DHCP
4 5 (0.41%) DNS
5 4 (0.33%) Firewall
5 4 (0.33%) VLAN
5 4 (0.33%) VoIP
5 4 (0.33%) WAN
5 4 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.25%) LAN
6 3 (0.25%) SMS
7 2 (0.16%) SNA
8 1 (0.082%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.082%) UMTS
8 1 (0.082%) GPRS
8 1 (0.082%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.18%) Base SAS
2 234 (19.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 222 (18.17%) Data Warehouse
4 198 (16.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 79 (6.46%) Oracle Database
6 77 (6.30%) OLAP
7 76 (6.22%) SQL Server
8 65 (5.32%) QlikView
9 61 (4.99%) Data Mining
10 56 (4.58%) DB2
11 54 (4.42%) Hadoop
12 49 (4.01%) OLAP Cube
13 43 (3.52%) Big Data
14 40 (3.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 39 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (2.62%) Relational Database
17 21 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 18 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Maven
2 7 (0.57%) PVCS
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.33%) ERwin
5 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.25%) Hudson
5 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.082%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.082%) ProC
7 1 (0.082%) NUnit
7 1 (0.082%) Toad
7 1 (0.082%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.082%) Grunt
7 1 (0.082%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.082%) Jasmine
General
1 444 (36.33%) Finance
2 206 (16.86%) Banking
3 140 (11.46%) Marketing
4 126 (10.31%) Retail
5 37 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 26 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.90%) Publishing
11 10 (0.82%) Games
12 7 (0.57%) Legal
13 6 (0.49%) Advertising
13 6 (0.49%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.41%) Interactive Media
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.25%) Back Office
17 2 (0.16%) Electronics
18 1 (0.082%) Law
Job Titles
1 433 (35.43%) Analyst
2 330 (27.00%) Developer
3 254 (20.79%) SAS Developer
4 144 (11.78%) Data Analyst
5 140 (11.46%) SAS Analyst
6 113 (9.25%) Consultant
7 83 (6.79%) SAS Consultant
8 80 (6.55%) Programmer
9 78 (6.38%) Business Analyst
10 65 (5.32%) Architect
11 60 (4.91%) SAS Programmer
12 43 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
13 41 (3.36%) Insight Analyst
14 32 (2.62%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 24 (1.96%) SAS Data Analyst
15 24 (1.96%) SQL Developer
16 23 (1.88%) Data Modeller
16 23 (1.88%) Credit Analyst
17 22 (1.80%) Administrator
17 22 (1.80%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.29%) Web Services
2 24 (1.96%) HTML
3 22 (1.80%) .NET
4 19 (1.55%) HTML5
5 18 (1.47%) XML
6 14 (1.15%) ODBC
7 10 (0.82%) Middleware
8 8 (0.65%) Flash
9 4 (0.33%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.33%) Spring
10 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.25%) jQuery
10 3 (0.25%) D3.js
11 2 (0.16%) Raphaël
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.16%) XHTML
11 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.082%) COM
12 1 (0.082%) CSS
12 1 (0.082%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 241 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (9.08%) Credit Risk
3 53 (4.34%) Statistics
4 52 (4.26%) Visualisation
5 50 (4.09%) Data Integration
6 47 (3.85%) Mathematics
7 41 (3.36%) Algorithms
8 39 (3.19%) Computer Science
9 34 (2.78%) Mainframe
10 26 (2.13%) Data Extraction
11 21 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.72%) Economics
12 16 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.06%) User Experience
14 12 (0.98%) Applied Mathematics
14 12 (0.98%) Open Source
15 11 (0.90%) Social Network
16 9 (0.74%) FMCG
17 8 (0.65%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.65%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.20%) UNIX
2 60 (4.91%) Windows
3 32 (2.62%) Linux
4 10 (0.82%) AIX
5 9 (0.74%) Solaris
6 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.082%) zOS
8 1 (0.082%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
2 266 (21.77%) Analytics
3 234 (19.15%) ETL
4 134 (10.97%) Data Analysis
5 131 (10.72%) Data Modelling
6 103 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (7.20%) Data Management
8 66 (5.40%) Migration
9 65 (5.32%) CRM
10 57 (4.66%) Project Management
11 53 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (4.26%) Customer Insight
13 49 (4.01%) Business Analysis
14 47 (3.85%) Statistical Modelling
15 46 (3.76%) Statistical Analysis
16 42 (3.44%) Dimensional Modelling
17 39 (3.19%) Visual Analytics
18 35 (2.86%) Predictive Modelling
18 35 (2.86%) Validation
19 30 (2.45%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 506 (41.41%) SQL
2 79 (6.46%) PL/SQL
3 66 (5.40%) SAS Macro
4 65 (5.32%) VBA
5 47 (3.85%) R
6 32 (2.62%) Java
7 21 (1.72%) Python
7 21 (1.72%) VB
8 15 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.23%) MATLAB
8 15 (1.23%) C#
9 13 (1.06%) COBOL
10 11 (0.90%) Assembly Language
11 9 (0.74%) C
12 6 (0.49%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.25%) Perl
14 3 (0.25%) Jython
14 3 (0.25%) ABAP
14 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (6.14%) Degree
2 38 (3.11%) SAS Certification
3 36 (2.95%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.41%) MCSE
6 5 (0.41%) ISEB
7 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.33%) CCNA
8 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.082%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.082%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.082%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.082%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.082%) CBAP
9 1 (0.082%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.88%) CDISC
3 16 (1.31%) QA
4 11 (0.90%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 6 (0.49%) Basel II
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) GCP
7 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.082%) GxP
7 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.082%) COBIT
7 1 (0.082%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.082%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.082%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (0.74%) HDFS
2 8 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.33%) vCloud
5 1 (0.082%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (1.23%) Nagios
2 11 (0.90%) Ganglia
2 11 (0.90%) Hyperic
3 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.33%) SCCM
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 242 (19.80%) Oracle
2 91 (7.45%) Teradata
3 89 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 80 (6.55%) Informatica
5 55 (4.50%) Business Objects
6 47 (3.85%) Cognos
7 41 (3.36%) Tableau
8 24 (1.96%) Ab Initio
9 23 (1.88%) Adobe
10 20 (1.64%) SAP
10 20 (1.64%) IBM
11 18 (1.47%) VMware
12 16 (1.31%) Google
13 15 (1.23%) Unica
14 12 (0.98%) DataFlux
15 11 (0.90%) HP
16 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 9 (0.74%) Cisco
17 9 (0.74%) Siebel
18 8 (0.65%) Palantir
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
KDR Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £515 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £470 - £520 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £515 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £515 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago