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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAS System
Rank 66 65 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing SAS 8 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.89% 0.72% 2.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.30% 3.62% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £358 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £418 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -4.76%
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
186 138 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.62% 19.88% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 52
Average daily rate £378 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
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 28 August 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
South Wales -6 8 £475 +22.58% 2
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Credit Risk
2 7 (38.89%) Analytics
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 3 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) WebLogic Workshop
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) RUP
4 3 (16.67%) DSDM
5 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) SAS Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAS Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Credit Risk
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Analytics
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 3 (16.67%) UML
2 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (16.67%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) RUP
2 3 (16.67%) DSDM
2 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
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