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 3 months to 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 76 75
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing SAS 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.38% 4.29% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -21.95%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 94 140 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.92% 15.27% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 100 50
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £571 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.31 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +18 6 £450 +12.50% 1
SAS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SAS.

1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
4 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Base SAS
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 3 (20.00%) SLA
5 3 (20.00%) DataStage
5 3 (20.00%) Data Lineage
6 2 (13.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Swim Lanes
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (13.33%) PROC SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) SAS Macro

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 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MDG
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 3 (20.00%) DataStage
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (13.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
4 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ProC
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SAS Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Database Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Modeller
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Data Lineage
4 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Swim Lanes
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) MapReduce
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PROC SQL
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Macro
2 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
2 3 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (6.67%) IFRS
3 1 (6.67%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Tableau