The table below looks at the statistics for SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 63 50 25
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing SAS 18 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.24% 1.20% 5.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.53% 8.54% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 21
Average daily rate
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£490 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £210 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £494 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.87
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.37%
SAS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
171 82 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.24% 14.02% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 43 54
Average daily rate £350 £255 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £350 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £18.23 £16.16 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £13.10 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.20 £18.98 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SAS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAS across the Wales region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SAS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS across the Wales region.

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
South Wales 0 18 £490 +8.88% 5
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Banking
4 7 (29.17%) Credit Risk
5 6 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Retail
5 6 (25.00%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Change Control
8 3 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (12.50%) SAS Macro
8 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) UNIX
8 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Data Mining
9 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
9 2 (8.33%) RUP
9 2 (8.33%) DSDM
9 2 (8.33%) UML

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) SPSS
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 3 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Statistical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Credit Risk
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Economics
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
1 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) RUP
7 2 (8.33%) DSDM
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Use Case
7 2 (8.33%) Time Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SAS Macro
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (8.33%) MAPM
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) P3O
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft