The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 202 222 165
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -57
Contract jobs citing SAS 563 449 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.88% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.83% 5.17% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 249 455
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £280 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £26.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £12.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £60.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 488 £412 +3.06% 238
London -2 265 £425 +6.25% 112
South East +39 79 £380 -7.31% 26
City of London +15 70 £420 +3.38% 54
South West -9 39 £365 -6.10% 16
Scotland -8 31 £375 +3.44% 8
Yorkshire +18 30 £413 +30.95% 28
Hampshire +18 30 £419 -
Edinburgh -10 29 £375 - 5
Bristol -11 24 £358 -10.62% 8
West Yorkshire +12 23 £413 +31.47% 20
North East - 23 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 19 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £400 - 1
East of England -13 17 £425 -32.80% 5
Halifax +6 15 £413 - 5
Surrey -9 15 £375 -4.45% 6
West Midlands -22 12 £375 -3.22% 6
Hertfordshire +1 11 £475 -24.90% 3
Buckinghamshire - 11 £331 - 4
Southampton - 11 £330 -
North West -15 10 £363 +3.57% 40
East Sussex +3 7 £383 -10.00% 4
East Midlands 0 7 £425 - 4
Gloucestershire -14 7 £353 -6.00% 1
Wales -19 7 £375 +20.00% 9
South Wales -22 7 £375 +20.00% 9
Milton Keynes - 7 £375 - 2
Middlesex - 6 - -
Staines 0 5 £160 -

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 456 (39.48%) SQL
2 370 (32.03%) Finance
3 320 (27.71%) Business Intelligence
4 299 (25.89%) Analytics
5 233 (20.17%) Base SAS
6 211 (18.27%) Oracle
7 199 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
8 151 (13.07%) Banking
9 150 (12.99%) Data Analysis
10 146 (12.64%) ETL
11 142 (12.29%) Marketing
12 118 (10.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 114 (9.87%) Data Mining
14 113 (9.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 107 (9.26%) Data Modelling
16 106 (9.18%) SQL Server
17 104 (9.00%) Retail
18 98 (8.48%) SPSS
19 96 (8.31%) Data Management
20 90 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 88 (7.62%) Degree
21 88 (7.62%) UNIX
22 81 (7.01%) VBA
23 79 (6.84%) Statistics
24 77 (6.67%) MS Excel
24 77 (6.67%) QlikView
25 75 (6.49%) Hadoop
25 75 (6.49%) Linux
26 72 (6.23%) Microsoft
27 71 (6.15%) Teradata

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.21%) WebLogic
3 12 (1.04%) Apache Pig
4 7 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.17%) Documentum
7 2 (0.17%) CICS
7 2 (0.17%) Confluence
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.087%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.087%) nginx
8 1 (0.087%) Lync
8 1 (0.087%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.087%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.087%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 98 (8.48%) SPSS
2 77 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 38 (3.29%) MS Office
4 31 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.30%) MS Project
7 7 (0.61%) FastStats
8 6 (0.52%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.35%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.26%) Stata
11 1 (0.087%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.087%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (1.56%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.43%) BASE24
3 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.35%) SiteCatalyst
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.087%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.087%) Magento
7 1 (0.087%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.087%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.087%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.087%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.087%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.30%) Internet
2 8 (0.69%) Firewall
2 8 (0.69%) NAS
2 8 (0.69%) iSCSI
3 6 (0.52%) LDAP
4 4 (0.35%) SSL
4 4 (0.35%) SAN
4 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.26%) X.509
5 3 (0.26%) LAN
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
6 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.087%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.087%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.087%) VPN
7 1 (0.087%) PBX
7 1 (0.087%) WAN
7 1 (0.087%) DHCP
7 1 (0.087%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (20.17%) Base SAS
2 199 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
3 118 (10.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 114 (9.87%) Data Mining
5 113 (9.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 106 (9.18%) SQL Server
7 77 (6.67%) QlikView
8 75 (6.49%) Hadoop
9 62 (5.37%) Relational Database
10 55 (4.76%) OLAP
11 48 (4.16%) Big Data
12 38 (3.29%) Oracle Database
13 33 (2.86%) DB2
14 29 (2.51%) Spotfire
15 24 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (1.65%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
19 13 (1.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (0.95%) Maven
3 10 (0.87%) Subversion
4 9 (0.78%) PVCS
5 6 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.35%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.35%) ERwin
7 4 (0.35%) ProC
7 4 (0.35%) JUnit
7 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.26%) Gradle
8 3 (0.26%) Mockito
8 3 (0.26%) Ant
9 2 (0.17%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.17%) Toad
9 2 (0.17%) JIRA
9 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 370 (32.03%) Finance
2 151 (13.07%) Banking
3 142 (12.29%) Marketing
4 104 (9.00%) Retail
5 31 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 30 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.87%) Advertising
11 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.52%) Publishing
12 6 (0.52%) Games
12 6 (0.52%) Back Office
12 6 (0.52%) Legal
13 5 (0.43%) Electronics
13 5 (0.43%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.35%) French Language
14 4 (0.35%) Automotive
15 3 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 458 (39.65%) Analyst
2 336 (29.09%) Developer
3 275 (23.81%) SAS Developer
4 165 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
5 113 (9.78%) Data Analyst
6 101 (8.74%) Consultant
7 87 (7.53%) Programmer
8 72 (6.23%) SAS Programmer
9 70 (6.06%) Business Analyst
10 61 (5.28%) SAS Consultant
11 52 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
12 42 (3.64%) Administrator
13 39 (3.38%) SAS Administrator
14 37 (3.20%) Insight Analyst
15 36 (3.12%) Architect
15 36 (3.12%) Developer Analyst
16 32 (2.77%) MI Analyst
17 31 (2.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 25 (2.16%) SAS BI Developer
18 25 (2.16%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.51%) .NET
2 22 (1.90%) MapReduce
3 19 (1.65%) XML
4 12 (1.04%) HTML
5 11 (0.95%) Web Services
6 7 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.35%) CSS
7 4 (0.35%) Middleware
7 4 (0.35%) jQuery
8 3 (0.26%) Guice
8 3 (0.26%) MDX
8 3 (0.26%) Spring MVC
8 3 (0.26%) REST
8 3 (0.26%) XML Schema
8 3 (0.26%) Spring
9 2 (0.17%) EDI
9 2 (0.17%) ISPF
9 2 (0.17%) GWT
9 2 (0.17%) Kafka
10 1 (0.087%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.84%) Statistics
2 67 (5.80%) Mathematics
3 56 (4.85%) Credit Risk
4 51 (4.42%) Data Integration
5 44 (3.81%) Mainframe
6 39 (3.38%) Visualisation
7 23 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.65%) Data Extraction
9 18 (1.56%) Economics
10 10 (0.87%) Physics
11 8 (0.69%) NHS
11 8 (0.69%) FMCG
12 7 (0.61%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.43%) APACS
13 5 (0.43%) EMV
13 5 (0.43%) DTV
13 5 (0.43%) Clustering
13 5 (0.43%) IVR
13 5 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.62%) UNIX
2 75 (6.49%) Linux
3 32 (2.77%) Windows
4 13 (1.13%) AIX
5 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.35%) HPUX
7 3 (0.26%) zOS
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.087%) Solaris
9 1 (0.087%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.087%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.087%) MVS
9 1 (0.087%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (27.71%) Business Intelligence
2 299 (25.89%) Analytics
3 150 (12.99%) Data Analysis
4 146 (12.64%) ETL
5 107 (9.26%) Data Modelling
6 96 (8.31%) Data Management
7 90 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (5.28%) Business Analysis
9 60 (5.19%) Project Management
10 58 (5.02%) Predictive Modelling
11 50 (4.33%) Statistical Modelling
12 46 (3.98%) Migration
13 42 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (3.38%) Data Analytics
15 36 (3.12%) Customer Insight
16 33 (2.86%) CRM
17 30 (2.60%) Statistical Analysis
18 29 (2.51%) Propensity Modelling
19 27 (2.34%) Dimensional Modelling
20 26 (2.25%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 456 (39.48%) SQL
2 81 (7.01%) VBA
3 68 (5.89%) Java
4 64 (5.54%) PL/SQL
5 57 (4.94%) R
6 54 (4.68%) SAS Macro
7 22 (1.90%) Python
8 21 (1.82%) C
9 20 (1.73%) C++
10 19 (1.65%) MATLAB
11 13 (1.13%) C#
11 13 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.04%) VB
13 10 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.78%) COBOL
14 9 (0.78%) PL/1
15 7 (0.61%) Ruby
16 6 (0.52%) JavaScript
17 3 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (7.62%) Degree
2 32 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.87%) ISEB
4 10 (0.87%) PhD
4 10 (0.87%) SAS Certification
5 9 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.43%) CCA
7 5 (0.43%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.35%) MCSE
8 4 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.35%) CISSP
8 4 (0.35%) CISA
8 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.35%) CRISC
9 3 (0.26%) CISM
9 3 (0.26%) MOS
9 3 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.99%) CDISC
3 11 (0.95%) QA
4 5 (0.43%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) Basel III
5 4 (0.35%) FATCA
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
6 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) FINREP
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.087%) WCAG
7 1 (0.087%) MiFID
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.087%) GCP
7 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.087%) EMIR
7 1 (0.087%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.087%) COREP
7 1 (0.087%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.43%) RACF
2 5 (0.43%) VMware Server
3 3 (0.26%) Cronacle
3 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.17%) Samba
4 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.087%) qmail
5 1 (0.087%) XenApp
5 1 (0.087%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.087%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.087%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.087%) vSphere
5 1 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.087%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.087%) HDFS
5 1 (0.087%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (0.69%) Nagios
1 8 (0.69%) Ganglia
1 8 (0.69%) Hyperic
2 5 (0.43%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.17%) SCOM
4 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.087%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.087%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.087%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.087%) WSUS
5 1 (0.087%) SCCM
5 1 (0.087%) MOM
5 1 (0.087%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.087%) Control-M
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.087%) Ambari
5 1 (0.087%) Oozie
Vendors
1 211 (18.27%) Oracle
2 72 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.15%) Teradata
4 69 (5.97%) Business Objects
5 52 (4.50%) SAP
6 47 (4.07%) Tableau
7 31 (2.68%) Cognos
8 26 (2.25%) Ab Initio
9 25 (2.16%) Informatica
10 20 (1.73%) Omniture
11 19 (1.65%) JDA
12 18 (1.56%) Google
13 16 (1.39%) Netezza
14 14 (1.21%) DataFlux
14 14 (1.21%) JBoss
15 12 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
15 12 (1.04%) IBM
15 12 (1.04%) Talend
16 11 (0.95%) TSYS
16 11 (0.95%) Adobe
Scotland
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £20 to £26 per hour For 3 Months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: Negotiable (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £500 - £700 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £365 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wythall, Worcestershire
Phoenix Group
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago