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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 178 218 199
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -19
Contract jobs citing SAS 668 480 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.65% 5.17% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 298 313
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £33.27 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.79% -14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.89%

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
10048 9280 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6500 5650 4968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 383 447
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +27 593 £438 +9.37% 214
London +9 236 £439 +9.40% 89
Yorkshire +44 99 £450 +19.20% 30
South East -24 74 £331 -11.66% 38
West Yorkshire +26 69 £438 +16.66% 29
City of London +18 67 £450 +12.50% 40
South West -4 61 £406 -7.14% 12
Scotland +41 60 £405 -1.81% 9
North West +19 54 £438 +25.00% 20
Edinburgh +25 52 £413 -8.33% 6
North East - 36 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 34 £450 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 34 £450 - 2
Swindon +3 31 £450 -10.22% 3
Wiltshire -1 31 £450 -10.00% 3
Halifax +12 30 £438 +9.37% 9
Berkshire +12 26 £300 -48.27% 1
Manchester -3 22 £400 +14.28% 15
East of England -6 17 £330 -26.66% 7
Lancashire -8 17 £475 +35.71% 1
Bristol -11 16 £400 +23.07% 6
South Yorkshire - 16 £488 - 1
Sheffield - 15 £488 -
East Midlands +11 14 £400 - 9
Leeds -8 14 £450 +28.57% 15
Hampshire -25 14 £250 -31.97% 4
Cheshire +18 12 £300 -4.00% 2
Hertfordshire +8 12 £330 -26.66% 3
West Midlands -28 12 £430 +4.24% 5
Gloucestershire -11 11 £375 -16.66% 1

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 572 (43.83%) SQL
2 475 (36.40%) Finance
3 311 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
4 298 (22.84%) Analytics
5 278 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
6 277 (21.23%) Base SAS
7 257 (19.69%) Oracle
8 232 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
9 231 (17.70%) ETL
10 214 (16.40%) Banking
11 204 (15.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 177 (13.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 156 (11.95%) Data Analysis
14 151 (11.57%) Data Modelling
15 141 (10.80%) Marketing
16 137 (10.50%) Retail
17 120 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 116 (8.89%) Credit Risk
19 114 (8.74%) SPSS
20 109 (8.35%) Data Management
21 102 (7.82%) SQL Server
22 100 (7.66%) Microsoft
23 94 (7.20%) PL/SQL
24 93 (7.13%) MS Excel
24 93 (7.13%) Teradata
25 92 (7.05%) UNIX
26 91 (6.97%) QlikView
27 78 (5.98%) Oracle Database
28 76 (5.82%) Informatica
29 73 (5.59%) Data Mining

SAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.92%) WebLogic
3 9 (0.69%) CICS
4 6 (0.46%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.46%) Confluence
5 3 (0.23%) Documentum
6 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.077%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.077%) nginx
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (0.077%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 114 (8.74%) SPSS
2 93 (7.13%) MS Excel
3 65 (4.98%) MS Office
4 31 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.84%) MS Project
7 9 (0.69%) FastStats
8 5 (0.38%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.31%) Stata
9 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.077%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.077%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.23%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 3 (0.23%) BASE24
5 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.077%) Summit
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.077%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.61%) Telnet
1 8 (0.61%) FTP
2 7 (0.54%) SAN
3 5 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (0.31%) DNS
4 4 (0.31%) WAN
5 3 (0.23%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.23%) NAS
5 3 (0.23%) LAN
5 3 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.15%) Internet
6 2 (0.15%) DHCP
6 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.15%) VoIP
6 2 (0.15%) VLAN
7 1 (0.077%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.077%) LTE
7 1 (0.077%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.077%) GPRS
7 1 (0.077%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (21.23%) Base SAS
2 232 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
3 204 (15.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 177 (13.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 102 (7.82%) SQL Server
6 91 (6.97%) QlikView
7 78 (5.98%) Oracle Database
8 73 (5.59%) Data Mining
9 72 (5.52%) OLAP
10 70 (5.36%) Hadoop
11 61 (4.67%) DB2
12 51 (3.91%) Big Data
13 47 (3.60%) OLAP Cube
14 46 (3.52%) Relational Database
15 40 (3.07%) SAS Enterprise Miner
16 37 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
17 28 (2.15%) Spotfire
18 23 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 18 (1.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (0.84%) PVCS
2 10 (0.77%) Maven
3 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.23%) Hudson
5 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.23%) Toad
5 3 (0.23%) ERwin
6 2 (0.15%) ProC
6 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.15%) JIRA
6 2 (0.15%) ChangeMan
6 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.077%) Subversion
General
1 475 (36.40%) Finance
2 214 (16.40%) Banking
3 141 (10.80%) Marketing
4 137 (10.50%) Retail
5 39 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 24 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 20 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.69%) Publishing
10 8 (0.61%) Legal
11 6 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.23%) Military
14 3 (0.23%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 488 (37.39%) Analyst
2 374 (28.66%) Developer
3 287 (21.99%) SAS Developer
4 170 (13.03%) SAS Analyst
5 156 (11.95%) Data Analyst
6 114 (8.74%) Consultant
7 84 (6.44%) Business Analyst
8 82 (6.28%) SAS Consultant
9 77 (5.90%) Programmer
10 63 (4.83%) SAS Programmer
11 55 (4.21%) Architect
12 48 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
13 43 (3.30%) Insight Analyst
14 34 (2.61%) SQL Developer
15 32 (2.45%) Credit Risk Analyst
16 29 (2.22%) MI Analyst
17 24 (1.84%) SAS Data Analyst
17 24 (1.84%) Oracle Developer
18 23 (1.76%) PL/SQL Developer
18 23 (1.76%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.84%) .NET
2 23 (1.76%) Web Services
3 19 (1.46%) XML
4 16 (1.23%) HTML
5 14 (1.07%) ODBC
6 8 (0.61%) HTML5
7 7 (0.54%) Middleware
8 4 (0.31%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.31%) Spring
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.15%) XHTML
10 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.15%) jQuery
10 2 (0.15%) ISPF
11 1 (0.077%) FFmpeg
11 1 (0.077%) Kafka
11 1 (0.077%) MDX
11 1 (0.077%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.077%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 278 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (8.89%) Credit Risk
3 66 (5.06%) Data Integration
4 60 (4.60%) Statistics
5 53 (4.06%) Visualisation
6 48 (3.68%) Mathematics
7 40 (3.07%) Algorithms
8 39 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.76%) Mainframe
10 30 (2.30%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.92%) Data Extraction
12 21 (1.61%) Economics
13 16 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.00%) User Experience
15 12 (0.92%) Applied Mathematics
15 12 (0.92%) Open Source
16 10 (0.77%) FMCG
17 9 (0.69%) Social Network
18 8 (0.61%) Mobile App
19 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.05%) UNIX
2 57 (4.37%) Windows
3 50 (3.83%) Linux
4 9 (0.69%) Solaris
5 8 (0.61%) AIX
6 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.23%) zOS
7 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
2 298 (22.84%) Analytics
3 231 (17.70%) ETL
4 156 (11.95%) Data Analysis
5 151 (11.57%) Data Modelling
6 120 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 109 (8.35%) Data Management
8 69 (5.29%) Migration
9 62 (4.75%) Project Management
10 50 (3.83%) Customer Insight
10 50 (3.83%) CRM
11 48 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (3.52%) Business Analysis
12 46 (3.52%) Statistical Analysis
13 44 (3.37%) Statistical Modelling
14 41 (3.14%) Dimensional Modelling
15 38 (2.91%) Visual Analytics
16 37 (2.84%) Predictive Modelling
17 33 (2.53%) Propensity Modelling
18 31 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 572 (43.83%) SQL
2 94 (7.20%) PL/SQL
3 69 (5.29%) VBA
4 68 (5.21%) SAS Macro
5 51 (3.91%) R
6 38 (2.91%) Java
7 25 (1.92%) Python
8 18 (1.38%) VB
9 16 (1.23%) MATLAB
10 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.92%) C#
12 10 (0.77%) C
13 9 (0.69%) COBOL
14 7 (0.54%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.38%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.23%) Jython
17 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
17 3 (0.23%) Perl
17 3 (0.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 71 (5.44%) Degree
2 45 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.76%) SAS Certification
4 20 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.38%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.31%) MCSE
6 4 (0.31%) PhD
6 4 (0.31%) ISEB
7 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) CCNA
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.077%) CBAP
9 1 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.077%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.077%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.077%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 26 (1.99%) CDISC
3 18 (1.38%) QA
4 6 (0.46%) Basel II
4 6 (0.46%) SLA
5 5 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.23%) Basel III
7 2 (0.15%) GCP
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) FINREP
8 1 (0.077%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.077%) COREP
8 1 (0.077%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) GxP
8 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (0.69%) HDFS
2 6 (0.46%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.15%) RACF
4 2 (0.15%) vCloud
5 1 (0.077%) qmail
5 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.077%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.077%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (1.15%) Nagios
2 13 (1.00%) Ganglia
2 13 (1.00%) Hyperic
3 6 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.077%) Ambari
5 1 (0.077%) Oozie
5 1 (0.077%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.077%) Bacula
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.077%) Control-M
Vendors
1 257 (19.69%) Oracle
2 100 (7.66%) Microsoft
3 93 (7.13%) Teradata
4 76 (5.82%) Informatica
5 54 (4.14%) Business Objects
6 50 (3.83%) Tableau
7 45 (3.45%) Cognos
8 31 (2.38%) Ab Initio
9 24 (1.84%) Google
10 23 (1.76%) SAP
11 20 (1.53%) IBM
12 17 (1.30%) Adobe
13 16 (1.23%) DataFlux
14 15 (1.15%) VMware
15 12 (0.92%) Unica
15 12 (0.92%) Omniture
16 10 (0.77%) HP
17 8 (0.61%) Siebel
17 8 (0.61%) Cisco
18 7 (0.54%) Palantir
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sanderson
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlothian
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago