The first table below looks at the demand for 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 SAS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAS System
Rank 110 88 90
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing SAS 12 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.71% 4.33% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £411 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 323 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.00% 16.26% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 177 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 21
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
SAS
England

SAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 SAS across the West Midlands region.

SAS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 SAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham -1 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Solihull - 4 £363 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (32.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) VBA
3 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Change Control
5 8 (16.00%) SQL
5 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (14.00%) Change Management
6 7 (14.00%) UNIX
6 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (12.00%) OLAP
7 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.00%) Mainframe
7 6 (12.00%) Ab Initio
7 6 (12.00%) Teradata
8 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.00%) Banking
8 5 (10.00%) JBoss
8 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) AIX
8 5 (10.00%) Credit Risk
8 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (8.00%) Analytics
9 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (8.00%) Business Objects
9 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.00%) Quality Management

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.00%) OLAP
3 5 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 4 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.00%) Base SAS
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Administrator
2 11 (22.00%) SAS Administrator
3 8 (16.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 5 (10.00%) SAS Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) MI Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Commercial Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Designer
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Release Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.00%) WinForms
1 1 (2.00%) WCF
1 1 (2.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.00%) AS400
5 1 (2.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.00%) Open Source
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (18.00%) Change Control
3 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.00%) Change Management
4 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.00%) Analytics
6 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.00%) Quality Management
7 3 (6.00%) Release Management
7 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Data Transformation
7 3 (6.00%) ETL
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) Data Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) Data Security
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) VBA
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PMP
1 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Ab Initio
1 6 (12.00%) Teradata
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) JBoss
3 4 (8.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
6 1 (2.00%) Cloudera
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