The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing SAS 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.38% 2.23% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 31.58% 12.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £416 £425
% change year-on-year +0.72% -2.05%  
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 Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 19 39 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 13.87% 17.41% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 13
Median daily rate £290 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £21.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.61% -38.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for SAS.

1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
6 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Data Quality
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Data Lineage
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) DataStage
7 2 (15.38%) ProC
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) VBA

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
2 3 (23.08%) DataStage
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ProC
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Database Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Modeller
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Data Lineage
4 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Swim Lanes
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Marketing Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) R
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Data Quality
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) IFRS
2 1 (7.69%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau