The table below looks at the statistics for Base SAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Base SAS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Base SAS (SAS Base)
Rank 108 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Base SAS 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.49% 1.66% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£468 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Base SAS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
407 482 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 22.30% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 267 245
Average daily rate £350 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 16
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.48 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

Base SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Base SAS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Base SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Base SAS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Base SAS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Base SAS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Base SAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Birmingham -6 1 £460 -16.36%
Base SAS
England

Base SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Base 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 Base SAS.

1 14 (100.00%) SAS
2 10 (71.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Marketing
4 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
7 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.14%) MS Access
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) VB
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (7.14%) Mathematics

Base SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Base 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 Base SAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Campaign Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata