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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAS System
Rank 243 202 201
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -1
Contract jobs citing SAS 551 630 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.13% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.25% 6.11% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 423 405
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
10487 10319 9614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.77% 18.51% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 6264 5923
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 381 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.80 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.11 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -37 482 £475 +5.55% 156
London -26 202 £500 +11.16% 85
Yorkshire -15 90 £475 +11.76% 12
South East +2 75 £425 +11.84% 17
Scotland -13 54 £450 -0.11% 24
Edinburgh -1 51 £450 -3.22% 21
West Yorkshire -37 47 £428 +0.58% 10
South Yorkshire +15 40 £700 +89.83% 2
Sheffield +4 39 £700 +107.40% 2
West Midlands -3 34 £500 +25.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +27 27 £425 +21.42% 2
Leeds -27 26 £444 +4.41% 7
City of London +10 25 £500 +14.94% 23
North West -56 25 £425 -15.00% 16
Milton Keynes +13 23 £425 +21.42% 2
South West -17 23 £450 +5.88% 9
Manchester -19 19 £425 -2.85% 14
Hampshire +6 16 £428 +3.63% 4
Halifax 0 16 £428 -5.00% 2
North East -26 16 £350 -35.18%
East of England +20 15 £550 - 3
Tyne and Wear -29 15 £350 -32.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 15 £350 -32.69%
Essex +13 11 £550 -
Telford -21 11 £500 -
Shropshire -23 11 £500 -
Surrey -10 10 £475 +35.71% 7
Birmingham +6 9 £425 +30.76% 6
Devon - 9 £450 -
Berkshire +9 8 £413 -31.25% 1

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 468 (45.70%) Finance
2 461 (45.02%) SQL
3 297 (29.00%) Analytics
4 245 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
5 217 (21.19%) Oracle
6 215 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
7 208 (20.31%) Banking
8 199 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
9 174 (16.99%) Data Modelling
10 171 (16.70%) Base SAS
11 163 (15.92%) Credit Risk
12 152 (14.84%) Hadoop
13 147 (14.36%) Data Analysis
14 132 (12.89%) ETL
14 132 (12.89%) Unix
15 122 (11.91%) Retail
16 119 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
17 108 (10.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 107 (10.45%) Informatica
19 103 (10.06%) Big Data
20 101 (9.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
21 100 (9.77%) Python
21 100 (9.77%) Degree
22 99 (9.67%) BusinessObjects
23 97 (9.47%) Data Management
23 97 (9.47%) R
24 94 (9.18%) Data Quality
25 93 (9.08%) Tableau
26 92 (8.98%) Java
27 86 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 21 (2.05%) Apache Pig
2 17 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.88%) ArcGIS
4 8 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.68%) Apache
5 7 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.39%) IIS
8 3 (0.29%) Confluence
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.098%) Documentum
10 1 (0.098%) IPython
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 71 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 63 (6.15%) SPSS
3 44 (4.30%) MS Office
4 27 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.27%) Stata
6 10 (0.98%) MS Project
7 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.78%) CPLEX
9 5 (0.49%) Weka
10 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.39%) Unica
3 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.20%) FastStats
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.20%) Summit
4 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.098%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.098%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.098%) Pure360
6 1 (0.098%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.17%) DNS
2 10 (0.98%) DHCP
3 9 (0.88%) iSCSI
3 9 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (0.68%) HTTP
5 7 (0.68%) NAS
6 6 (0.59%) Firewall
6 6 (0.59%) IMAP
6 6 (0.59%) SMTP
6 6 (0.59%) VPN
7 5 (0.49%) Intranet
7 5 (0.49%) LDAP
7 5 (0.49%) MRTG
7 5 (0.49%) SSL
8 4 (0.39%) FTP
8 4 (0.39%) SNA
9 3 (0.29%) IGRP
9 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
2 171 (16.70%) Base SAS
3 152 (14.84%) Hadoop
4 108 (10.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 103 (10.06%) Big Data
6 101 (9.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 99 (9.67%) BusinessObjects
8 75 (7.32%) QlikView
9 70 (6.84%) Apache Hive
10 66 (6.45%) Data Mining
11 57 (5.57%) Pentaho
12 49 (4.79%) HBase
13 48 (4.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 47 (4.59%) SQL Server
15 44 (4.30%) MongoDB
16 39 (3.81%) SAS EBI
17 38 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
18 34 (3.32%) Oracle Database
19 32 (3.13%) OLAP
19 32 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (5.66%) ERwin
2 19 (1.86%) JIRA
3 11 (1.07%) Subversion
4 7 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.68%) QAComplete
5 6 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.39%) Rational Rose
7 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.29%) PVCS
9 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.20%) ProC
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.098%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.098%) RStudio
10 1 (0.098%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 468 (45.70%) Finance
2 208 (20.31%) Banking
3 122 (11.91%) Retail
4 77 (7.52%) Marketing
5 58 (5.66%) Retail Banking
6 27 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.37%) Advertising
10 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.49%) Games
11 5 (0.49%) Korean Language
11 5 (0.49%) Publishing
12 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.29%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
15 1 (0.098%) Automotive
15 1 (0.098%) Electronics
15 1 (0.098%) Military
Job Titles
1 347 (33.89%) Analyst
2 231 (22.56%) Developer
3 160 (15.63%) SAS Developer
4 137 (13.38%) SAS Analyst
5 116 (11.33%) Data Analyst
6 104 (10.16%) Architect
7 67 (6.54%) Business Analyst
8 56 (5.47%) Consultant
9 51 (4.98%) Risk Analyst
10 49 (4.79%) Administrator
11 44 (4.30%) SAS Administrator
12 42 (4.10%) Data Architect
12 42 (4.10%) Data Scientist
13 40 (3.91%) Credit Analyst
13 40 (3.91%) Credit Risk Analyst
14 38 (3.71%) SAS Data Analyst
15 35 (3.42%) SQL Analyst
16 31 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
16 31 (3.03%) SAS Consultant
17 30 (2.93%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.52%) HTML
2 28 (2.73%) CSS
3 21 (2.05%) XML
4 16 (1.56%) Web Services
5 14 (1.37%) .NET
6 13 (1.27%) HTML5
7 10 (0.98%) REST
7 10 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (0.78%) jQuery
9 7 (0.68%) Dojo
9 7 (0.68%) SciPy
10 5 (0.49%) Drools
11 4 (0.39%) D3.js
11 4 (0.39%) Lucene
12 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.29%) GraphX
12 3 (0.29%) NumPy
12 3 (0.29%) Pandas
12 3 (0.29%) POSIX
12 3 (0.29%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 245 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (15.92%) Credit Risk
3 84 (8.20%) Visualisation
4 73 (7.13%) Data Integration
5 57 (5.57%) Statistics
6 43 (4.20%) Management Information System
7 38 (3.71%) Mathematics
8 32 (3.13%) Algorithms
9 22 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.15%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.95%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.27%) Data Extraction
12 11 (1.07%) Economics
12 11 (1.07%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.07%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (0.88%) User Experience
14 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.59%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.89%) Unix
2 84 (8.20%) Linux
3 68 (6.64%) Windows
4 18 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.98%) MVS
7 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.78%) CentOS
8 8 (0.78%) Debian
8 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.68%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.098%) Fedora
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (29.00%) Analytics
2 215 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
3 174 (16.99%) Data Modelling
4 147 (14.36%) Data Analysis
5 132 (12.89%) ETL
6 119 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (9.47%) Data Management
8 86 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (6.93%) Data Architecture
10 59 (5.76%) Open Source
10 59 (5.76%) Project Management
11 56 (5.47%) Data Visualisation
12 47 (4.59%) Data Analytics
13 46 (4.49%) Migration
13 46 (4.49%) Validation
13 46 (4.49%) Visual Analytics
14 40 (3.91%) Business Analysis
14 40 (3.91%) Statistical Modelling
15 38 (3.71%) Risk Management
16 37 (3.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 461 (45.02%) SQL
2 100 (9.77%) Python
3 97 (9.47%) R
4 92 (8.98%) Java
5 68 (6.64%) Shell Script
6 62 (6.05%) C++
7 56 (5.47%) VBA
8 40 (3.91%) JavaScript
9 39 (3.81%) PL/SQL
10 38 (3.71%) MATLAB
10 38 (3.71%) SAS Macro
11 34 (3.32%) Perl
12 23 (2.25%) C
12 23 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 21 (2.05%) Ruby
14 20 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.95%) C#
15 15 (1.46%) PHP
16 13 (1.27%) Scala
17 12 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (9.77%) Degree
2 59 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.52%) SAS Certification
4 30 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.27%) ISEB
6 13 (1.27%) PhD
7 12 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.68%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.29%) CCNA
9 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.098%) CLAS
11 1 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.098%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (9.18%) Data Quality
2 24 (2.34%) QA
3 11 (1.07%) FINREP
4 8 (0.78%) Basel II
5 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.39%) COREP
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.098%) Basel III
8 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.098%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.98%) Apache Flume
3 8 (0.78%) iptables
3 8 (0.78%) Sendmail
4 6 (0.59%) Dovecot
4 6 (0.59%) HDFS
4 6 (0.59%) KVM
4 6 (0.59%) Squid
5 5 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.49%) GridGain
6 3 (0.29%) NFS
6 3 (0.29%) Postfix
6 3 (0.29%) Samba
7 2 (0.20%) Ceph
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.098%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (0.88%) Control-M
1 9 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.68%) Nagios
2 7 (0.68%) Puppet
3 6 (0.59%) Cacti
3 6 (0.59%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.49%) OpenNebula
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (0.29%) Oozie
6 3 (0.29%) systemd
7 2 (0.20%) OpenView
7 2 (0.20%) SCCM
7 2 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.098%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.098%) RANCID
8 1 (0.098%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 217 (21.19%) Oracle
2 107 (10.45%) Informatica
3 93 (9.08%) Tableau
4 85 (8.30%) Teradata
5 81 (7.91%) Microsoft
6 48 (4.69%) CA
7 32 (3.13%) IBM
8 25 (2.44%) VMware
9 24 (2.34%) Cognos
10 22 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.05%) SAP
12 17 (1.66%) MicroStrategy
13 16 (1.56%) Cloudera
14 14 (1.37%) HP
15 13 (1.27%) Cisco
16 11 (1.07%) Apple
16 11 (1.07%) i2
17 10 (0.98%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.98%) Mapinfo
18 9 (0.88%) Platfora
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Marlin Hawk
Rate: excellent Day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Circa £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £430 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leicestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £75k - 80k per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £370.00 - £401.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Halifax
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Huxley
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Leicestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago