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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 198 200 195
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SAS 553 494 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.98% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.89% 5.58% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 314 296
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £48.25 £45.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%

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
9391 8858 8065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.62% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5772 5203 4518
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 306 400
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 0 505 £440 +3.52% 310
London -27 210 £450 - 115
Yorkshire +59 100 £450 +20.00% 36
West Yorkshire +41 83 £450 +20.00% 31
South East -20 60 £405 +15.71% 60
City of London +23 58 £450 - 48
North West +7 52 £420 -12.72% 41
Scotland +13 39 £450 - 33
South West -19 37 £475 +18.75% 19
Edinburgh +15 36 £450 -2.64% 30
Leeds +18 35 £425 +11.11% 24
Manchester +7 24 £350 -12.50% 30
Halifax +13 23 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey +4 20 £425 +21.42% 12
Bristol -10 19 £458 +14.37% 11
West Midlands -2 14 £425 - 5
North East -6 12 £440 +56.86% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 11 £440 +57.14% 1
Berkshire +2 11 £400 -21.95% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £375 -11.76% 12
Tyne and Wear +2 11 £440 +57.14% 1
Milton Keynes 0 11 £375 -11.76% 9
Lancashire -3 11 £525 +59.09% 1
East Midlands +7 10 £475 +8.57% 18
Wiltshire +1 10 £500 -13.04% 4
Swindon 0 10 £500 -13.04% 3
Cheshire -3 10 £300 -50.00% 3
East of England 0 9 £300 -20.00% 11
Northamptonshire -9 8 £500 +11.11% 5
Coventry +4 7 £550 +51.72%

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 469 (39.31%) SQL
2 443 (37.13%) Finance
3 277 (23.22%) Analytics
4 273 (22.88%) Base SAS
5 269 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
6 248 (20.79%) ETL
7 241 (20.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 233 (19.53%) Oracle
9 225 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
10 213 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
11 207 (17.35%) Banking
12 206 (17.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 149 (12.49%) Data Modelling
14 125 (10.48%) Data Analysis
14 125 (10.48%) Marketing
15 114 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 109 (9.14%) Retail
17 108 (9.05%) Credit Risk
18 97 (8.13%) Degree
19 91 (7.63%) UNIX
20 88 (7.38%) Data Management
21 81 (6.79%) OLAP
22 80 (6.71%) Teradata
23 79 (6.62%) Migration
24 78 (6.54%) SPSS
25 77 (6.45%) Informatica
25 77 (6.45%) Oracle Database
26 73 (6.12%) PL/SQL
26 73 (6.12%) Business Objects
27 72 (6.04%) Project Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (1.17%) WebLogic
1 14 (1.17%) Apache Pig
2 12 (1.01%) CICS
3 10 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
4 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.42%) Confluence
7 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.25%) Apache
7 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.084%) Node.js
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.084%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 78 (6.54%) SPSS
2 58 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 44 (3.69%) MS Office
4 30 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.76%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.26%) MS Project
7 9 (0.75%) Shockwave
8 5 (0.42%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.25%) Stata
10 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.084%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.92%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.34%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.17%) BASE24
5 2 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.084%) Unica Affinium
6 1 (0.084%) Summit
6 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.084%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.084%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) SaaS
1 4 (0.34%) PaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.75%) FTP
2 8 (0.67%) Telnet
3 6 (0.50%) SNA
4 4 (0.34%) DNS
4 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.34%) iSCSI
4 4 (0.34%) NAS
5 3 (0.25%) SAN
5 3 (0.25%) SMS
5 3 (0.25%) WAN
5 3 (0.25%) DHCP
6 2 (0.17%) LAN
6 2 (0.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.17%) Firewall
6 2 (0.17%) VLAN
7 1 (0.084%) LTE
7 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.084%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.084%) UMTS
7 1 (0.084%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (22.88%) Base SAS
2 241 (20.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 213 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
4 206 (17.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 81 (6.79%) OLAP
6 77 (6.45%) Oracle Database
7 71 (5.95%) Hadoop
8 64 (5.36%) Data Mining
9 57 (4.78%) SQL Server
9 57 (4.78%) Big Data
10 55 (4.61%) OLAP Cube
11 53 (4.44%) DB2
12 52 (4.36%) QlikView
13 44 (3.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 36 (3.02%) Relational Database
15 35 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (1.51%) MS Access
17 18 (1.51%) Apache Hive
18 17 (1.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.50%) PVCS
2 5 (0.42%) ERwin
3 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.34%) CA Gen
3 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.25%) Hudson
4 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.17%) ProC
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.17%) JIRA
6 1 (0.084%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.084%) Toad
6 1 (0.084%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.084%) NUnit
6 1 (0.084%) Subversion
6 1 (0.084%) Maven
6 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.084%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 443 (37.13%) Finance
2 207 (17.35%) Banking
3 125 (10.48%) Marketing
4 109 (9.14%) Retail
5 36 (3.02%) Retail Banking
6 21 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.92%) Games
11 10 (0.84%) Publishing
12 9 (0.75%) Billing
13 7 (0.59%) Legal
14 6 (0.50%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.42%) Interactive Media
16 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.25%) Back Office
18 2 (0.17%) Electronics
18 2 (0.17%) Advertising
19 1 (0.084%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 386 (32.36%) Analyst
2 328 (27.49%) Developer
3 244 (20.45%) SAS Developer
4 127 (10.65%) Data Analyst
5 124 (10.39%) SAS Analyst
6 109 (9.14%) Consultant
7 77 (6.45%) SAS Consultant
8 75 (6.29%) Programmer
9 62 (5.20%) Architect
10 61 (5.11%) Business Analyst
11 50 (4.19%) SAS Programmer
12 36 (3.02%) Insight Analyst
13 35 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
14 33 (2.77%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 29 (2.43%) Project Manager
16 27 (2.26%) Administrator
16 27 (2.26%) Credit Analyst
17 26 (2.18%) SAS Administrator
18 25 (2.10%) Risk Analyst
19 24 (2.01%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.27%) Web Services
2 19 (1.59%) HTML
3 16 (1.34%) XML
3 16 (1.34%) HTML5
4 14 (1.17%) ODBC
5 11 (0.92%) .NET
6 9 (0.75%) Flash
6 9 (0.75%) Middleware
7 8 (0.67%) J2EE
8 6 (0.50%) Hibernate
8 6 (0.50%) Spring
9 4 (0.34%) D3.js
10 3 (0.25%) REST
10 3 (0.25%) jQuery
10 3 (0.25%) SOAP
10 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.17%) JSON
11 2 (0.17%) Lucene
11 2 (0.17%) XSD
11 2 (0.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 225 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (9.05%) Credit Risk
3 60 (5.03%) Statistics
4 49 (4.11%) Mathematics
5 47 (3.94%) Data Integration
6 44 (3.69%) Visualisation
7 40 (3.35%) Computer Science
8 39 (3.27%) Algorithms
9 32 (2.68%) Data Structures
10 28 (2.35%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.93%) Data Extraction
12 20 (1.68%) Economics
13 19 (1.59%) Open Source
14 14 (1.17%) User Experience
15 12 (1.01%) Social Network
16 9 (0.75%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.75%) FMCG
16 9 (0.75%) Flash Games
17 7 (0.59%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 91 (7.63%) UNIX
2 61 (5.11%) Windows
3 38 (3.19%) Linux
4 17 (1.42%) Solaris
5 12 (1.01%) AIX
6 5 (0.42%) HPUX
7 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.17%) zOS
9 1 (0.084%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (23.22%) Analytics
2 269 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
3 248 (20.79%) ETL
4 149 (12.49%) Data Modelling
5 125 (10.48%) Data Analysis
6 114 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (7.38%) Data Management
8 79 (6.62%) Migration
9 72 (6.04%) Project Management
10 70 (5.87%) CRM
11 60 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (4.69%) Statistical Analysis
13 51 (4.27%) Business Analysis
14 49 (4.11%) Customer Insight
14 49 (4.11%) Statistical Modelling
15 43 (3.60%) Visual Analytics
16 37 (3.10%) Dimensional Modelling
16 37 (3.10%) Validation
17 34 (2.85%) Data Security
18 33 (2.77%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 469 (39.31%) SQL
2 73 (6.12%) PL/SQL
3 68 (5.70%) VBA
4 60 (5.03%) Java
5 56 (4.69%) SAS Macro
6 41 (3.44%) R
7 32 (2.68%) Python
8 23 (1.93%) MATLAB
9 19 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.51%) VB
11 15 (1.26%) COBOL
12 12 (1.01%) C
12 12 (1.01%) Assembly Language
13 8 (0.67%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.59%) C#
14 7 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.50%) Perl
15 6 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.25%) Ruby
16 3 (0.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 97 (8.13%) Degree
2 35 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.68%) SAS Certification
4 16 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.42%) VCP4
6 5 (0.42%) PhD
7 4 (0.34%) ISEB
7 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.25%) PMP
8 3 (0.25%) MCSE
9 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.084%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.084%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 19 (1.59%) QA
3 18 (1.51%) CDISC
4 11 (0.92%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.50%) SLA
5 6 (0.50%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.17%) GCP
6 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (1.51%) HDFS
2 10 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.17%) vCloud
6 1 (0.084%) Firmware
6 1 (0.084%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.084%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.50%) Nagios
2 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.34%) Ganglia
3 4 (0.34%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.25%) Graphite
4 3 (0.25%) Oozie
5 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 233 (19.53%) Oracle
2 80 (6.71%) Teradata
3 77 (6.45%) Informatica
4 73 (6.12%) Business Objects
5 69 (5.78%) Microsoft
6 43 (3.60%) Cognos
7 35 (2.93%) Tableau
8 24 (2.01%) SAP
9 20 (1.68%) Adobe
10 19 (1.59%) Google
11 17 (1.42%) IBM
12 16 (1.34%) Ab Initio
13 14 (1.17%) Unica
14 11 (0.92%) DataFlux
14 11 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.84%) VMware
16 9 (0.75%) Siebel
17 8 (0.67%) HP
17 8 (0.67%) Pega
17 8 (0.67%) Palantir
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