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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing SAS 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 1.25% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.33% 7.77% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £43.75

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 79 103 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.36% 16.04% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 69
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -3.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) QlikView
2 7 (70.00%) Teradata
3 4 (40.00%) VBA
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Informatica
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management

SAS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (10.00%) FabricPath
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) QlikView
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (10.00%) Informix
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Teradata Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Scientist
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Teradata Architect
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Business Development
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (10.00%) E-business
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) VBA
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Basel II
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Teradata
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Netezza
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP