The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
SAS System
Rank 102 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing SAS 8 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 1.11% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.99% 7.12% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 3
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£460 £413 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £303 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £380 £373
% change year-on-year
+15.13% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.89%
SAS
England

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

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
402 337 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.63% 15.59% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 183 142
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 29
Average hourly rate £16.85 £21.00 £19.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% +8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 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 -8 2 £460 +8.23%
Solihull - 1 £420 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
SAS
England

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 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 17 (48.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 14 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 12 (34.29%) Marketing
4 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (22.86%) Finance
5 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (22.86%) Analytics
6 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.14%) Retail
7 6 (17.14%) Data Management
7 6 (17.14%) Business Objects
8 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (14.29%) Credit Risk
9 4 (11.43%) SAS Macro
9 4 (11.43%) Time Management
9 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
9 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 3 (8.57%) VB
10 3 (8.57%) SAP
10 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
10 3 (8.57%) ETL
10 3 (8.57%) MS Access
10 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (8.57%) Informatica

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 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 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.71%) MS Office
4 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 14 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (8.57%) MS Access
6 2 (5.71%) QlikView
7 1 (2.86%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 12 (34.29%) Marketing
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 6 (17.14%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Insight Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Data Architect
5 3 (8.57%) MI Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Campaign Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) ETL Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SAS Data Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Data Analytics Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 3 (8.57%) Economics
3 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
3 3 (8.57%) Smart Meter
4 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
5 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (22.86%) Analytics
3 6 (17.14%) Data Management
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Time Management
6 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.71%) Change Control
7 2 (5.71%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Database Marketing
7 2 (5.71%) Use Case
7 2 (5.71%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (2.86%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
1 4 (11.43%) SAS Macro
2 3 (8.57%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Basel III
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Business Objects
2 3 (8.57%) SAP
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
3 2 (5.71%) Teradata
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Cloudera