Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAS over the 6 months to 21 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 89 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -18
Contract jobs citing SAS 23 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.27% 4.06% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £403 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -17.01% +61.67%
10th Percentile £331 £375 £425
90th Percentile £505 £535 £566
North West median daily rate £515 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +28.75% -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £9.19 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -79.58% -

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

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 204 197 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.19% 13.48% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 139 139
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.56% -6.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £234 £270 £263
90th Percentile £553 £580 £490
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £14.18 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.57% -23.35% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £38.75 £17.77 £34.43
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £14.93 £17.17
% change year-on-year +40.66% -13.05% +2.51%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in Cheshire

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Cheshire

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in Cheshire

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in Cheshire

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +21 16 £384 -4.66% 3
Wilmslow - 3 £475 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
SAS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SAS.

1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
6 5 (21.74%) R
7 4 (17.39%) Analytics
7 4 (17.39%) Base SAS
7 4 (17.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
8 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
8 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
8 3 (13.04%) Market Risk
8 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Planning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Base SAS
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.70%) DataStage
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (8.70%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Essbase
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) ProC
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) SAS Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Modeller
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Statistical Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Statistical Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
3 3 (13.04%) Market Risk
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (17.39%) Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Lineage
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Swim Lanes
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) R
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) PROC SQL
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Macro
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) IFRS
2 1 (4.35%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Hyperion