The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAS System
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 64 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAS 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.44% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.15% 5.16% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

SAS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 106 155 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.21% 19.02% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 117 54
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £14.90 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in Birmingham

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Birmingham

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SAS.

1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (35.00%) Analytics
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) Teradata
6 4 (20.00%) QlikView
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (20.00%) VBA
6 4 (20.00%) SMS
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) ProC
6 4 (20.00%) PROC SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Base SAS
6 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (15.00%) R
7 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
7 3 (15.00%) Big Data
7 3 (15.00%) Line Management
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) SAS Macro
7 3 (15.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) Retail
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) SAP
8 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SMS
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (20.00%) QlikView
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data
4 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.00%) SAS EBI
5 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.00%) DB2
5 1 (5.00%) Informix
5 1 (5.00%) OLAP
5 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
5 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (5.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) ProC
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Data Scientist
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) MI Manager
4 2 (10.00%) QlikView Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Teradata Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SAS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Line Management
4 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Cluster Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PROC SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VBA
3 3 (15.00%) R
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Basel II
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.00%) IFRS
1 1 (5.00%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Teradata
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Netezza
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau