Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 July 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 382 382 400
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 +22
Contract jobs citing SAS 335 165 515
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.51% 3.40% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 104 294
10th Percentile £349 £327 £313
25th Percentile £425 £375 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £506 £456 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.90% -6.41% +8.33%
75th Percentile £600 £578 £617
90th Percentile £700 £629 £684
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 26
10th Percentile £23.68 £18.09 £15.56
25th Percentile £23.75 £19.22 £20.31
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.49% +4.61%
75th Percentile £60.72 £41.50 £28.73
90th Percentile £71.88 £63.00 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £26.98 £19.44 £20.89
% change year-on-year +38.79% -6.94% +10.70%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,432 4,855 13,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 14.54% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,089 3,320 8,600
10th Percentile £300 £306 £269
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 105 265
10th Percentile £12.29 £12.63 £11.27
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £55.44 £31.50 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.08 £53.10 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.06% - -

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAS in England.

Daily rate trend for SAS in England

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAS in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAS in England.

Hourly rate trend for SAS in England

SAS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAS in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SAS in England

SAS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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
London -80 143 £525 +10.53% 32
Midlands +8 78 £495 +10.00% 11
West Midlands +5 74 £495 +10.00% 10
South East -12 36 £489 +2.89% 15
North of England -23 35 £579 +44.75% 7
Yorkshire -7 22 £579 +65.43% 2
North West -23 13 £545 -0.91% 5
South West -1 7 £525 +13.51% 3
East Midlands -11 2 £373 -37.92% 1
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SAS.

1 148 (44.18%) Analytics
2 145 (43.28%) SQL
3 119 (35.52%) Python
4 106 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (28.06%) Oracle
6 82 (24.48%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (22.39%) Social Skills
8 73 (21.79%) Scrum
9 72 (21.49%) Software Engineering
9 72 (21.49%) R
10 68 (20.30%) Azure
11 67 (20.00%) AWS
11 67 (20.00%) Unix
12 66 (19.70%) Data Modelling
13 64 (19.10%) Data Analytics
14 63 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (18.21%) Finance
16 59 (17.61%) ETL
16 59 (17.61%) Process Improvement
17 58 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (17.01%) Linux
18 57 (17.01%) JIRA
19 55 (16.42%) Confluence
19 55 (16.42%) Requirements Gathering
20 50 (14.93%) Hadoop
21 46 (13.73%) Informatica
22 43 (12.84%) Migration
22 43 (12.84%) DevOps
23 40 (11.94%) Data Management
23 40 (11.94%) Data Extraction

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 55 (16.42%) Confluence
2 13 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.28%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.39%) CICS
4 8 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.09%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.58%) SPSS
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Clinical
3 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.30%) FastStats
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Radian6
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.30%) Azure
2 67 (20.00%) AWS
3 36 (10.75%) Power Platform
4 17 (5.07%) Adobe Analytics
5 15 (4.48%) GCP
5 15 (4.48%) Google Analytics
6 8 (2.39%) SaaS
7 7 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.09%) Azure Functions
7 7 (2.09%) Serverless
7 7 (2.09%) Tricentis Tosca
8 6 (1.79%) GitHub
9 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (1.19%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) 2.5G
1 4 (1.19%) 3G
1 4 (1.19%) 4G
1 4 (1.19%) 5G
1 4 (1.19%) Converged Networks
1 4 (1.19%) LTE
1 4 (1.19%) SMS
1 4 (1.19%) VoIP
1 4 (1.19%) VoLTE
1 4 (1.19%) VoWiFi
2 3 (0.90%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.60%) DNS
3 2 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) BGP
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) FTP
4 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.30%) MPLS
4 1 (0.30%) SMTP
4 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (14.93%) Hadoop
3 39 (11.64%) Base SAS
4 36 (10.75%) Power BI
5 31 (9.25%) Apache Hive
6 30 (8.96%) Big Data
6 30 (8.96%) Tableau
7 28 (8.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 27 (8.06%) MySQL
9 26 (7.76%) Pentaho
9 26 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (7.46%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 25 (7.46%) SQL Server
11 22 (6.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 20 (5.97%) DB2
13 17 (5.07%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (5.07%) HBase
14 16 (4.78%) SAS EBI
15 15 (4.48%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 57 (17.01%) JIRA
2 30 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.76%) Bitbucket
3 26 (7.76%) GitLab
4 24 (7.16%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.49%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.19%) ERwin
6 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.90%) Gatling
7 3 (0.90%) JMeter
7 3 (0.90%) ProC
7 3 (0.90%) PVCS
8 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.30%) The Grinder
General
1 75 (22.39%) Social Skills
2 63 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (18.21%) Finance
4 33 (9.85%) Banking
4 33 (9.85%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.28%) Influencing Skills
6 10 (2.99%) Retail
7 8 (2.39%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.09%) Legal
9 6 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.49%) Marketing
10 5 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.19%) Billing
12 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.90%) Law
12 3 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.60%) Games
13 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (23.58%) Analyst
2 52 (15.52%) Data Analyst
3 38 (11.34%) Developer
4 33 (9.85%) Consultant
5 28 (8.36%) Architect
6 27 (8.06%) SAS Consultant
7 22 (6.57%) Data Engineer
7 22 (6.57%) Software Engineer
8 19 (5.67%) SAS Analyst
9 14 (4.18%) Data Scientist
10 13 (3.88%) Credit Analyst
11 12 (3.58%) SAS Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Data Manager
12 10 (2.99%) Google Analytics Analyst
13 9 (2.69%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.69%) Risk Analyst
13 9 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.39%) Administrator
14 8 (2.39%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.39%) SAS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.99%) PySpark
2 9 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.39%) Middleware
4 6 (1.79%) .NET
4 6 (1.79%) Kafka
4 6 (1.79%) TensorFlow
5 5 (1.49%) RESTful
6 4 (1.19%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.19%) REST
7 3 (0.90%) Keras
7 3 (0.90%) NumPy
7 3 (0.90%) SciPy
8 2 (0.60%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.60%) ISPF
8 2 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) OAuth
8 2 (0.60%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.30%) MLlib
9 1 (0.30%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.27%) Credit Risk
2 15 (4.48%) Data Structures
3 14 (4.18%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.39%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.49%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.19%) Legacy Applications
7 4 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.19%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.90%) Clustering
8 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.90%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.60%) Life Science
9 2 (0.60%) PKI
9 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.00%) Unix
2 57 (17.01%) Linux
3 29 (8.66%) Windows
4 16 (4.78%) AIX
5 10 (2.99%) zOS
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (44.18%) Analytics
2 106 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (24.48%) Business Intelligence
4 73 (21.79%) Scrum
5 72 (21.49%) Software Engineering
6 66 (19.70%) Data Modelling
7 64 (19.10%) Data Analytics
8 59 (17.61%) ETL
8 59 (17.61%) Process Improvement
9 55 (16.42%) Requirements Gathering
10 43 (12.84%) DevOps
10 43 (12.84%) Migration
11 40 (11.94%) Data Extraction
11 40 (11.94%) Data Management
12 39 (11.64%) Configuration Management
13 38 (11.34%) Mentoring
14 34 (10.15%) Data Science
14 34 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (10.15%) Software Delivery
14 34 (10.15%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (43.28%) SQL
2 119 (35.52%) Python
3 72 (21.49%) R
4 36 (10.75%) Java
5 32 (9.55%) PL/SQL
6 31 (9.25%) SAS Macro
7 25 (7.46%) HiveQL
7 25 (7.46%) VBA
8 21 (6.27%) Scala
9 20 (5.97%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.67%) Perl
11 10 (2.99%) JCL
11 10 (2.99%) REXX
12 8 (2.39%) COBOL
13 6 (1.79%) C#
13 6 (1.79%) VB
14 5 (1.49%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.19%) PROC SQL
16 3 (0.90%) Julia
Qualifications
1 35 (10.45%) Degree
1 35 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.76%) SAS Certification
4 9 (2.69%) PhD
5 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.19%) CCNA
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.90%) MCITP
7 3 (0.90%) MCSA
7 3 (0.90%) VCP6
7 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.60%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.27%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.58%) IFRS
3 10 (2.99%) IFRS 9
4 6 (1.79%) CDISC
5 3 (0.90%) QA
6 2 (0.60%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.60%) NCSC
7 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) NIST
7 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (7.76%) HDFS
2 10 (2.99%) Docker
2 10 (2.99%) RACF
3 8 (2.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 7 (2.09%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.90%) vCloud
5 3 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 2 (0.60%) ACF2
6 2 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.78%) Ansible
2 10 (2.99%) Terraform
3 9 (2.69%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.39%) Tivoli NetView
5 7 (2.09%) Consul
5 7 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (2.09%) Packer
5 7 (2.09%) Rancher
5 7 (2.09%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.90%) Control-M
6 3 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.90%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.90%) vMotion
6 3 (0.90%) vRealize
6 3 (0.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.60%) Oozie
8 1 (0.30%) Ambari
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 94 (28.06%) Oracle
2 46 (13.73%) Informatica
3 34 (10.15%) Teradata
4 32 (9.55%) Google
5 29 (8.66%) Microsoft
6 24 (7.16%) Talend
7 19 (5.67%) Adobe
7 19 (5.67%) IBM
8 10 (2.99%) SAP
8 10 (2.99%) Splunk
9 8 (2.39%) Broadcom
10 5 (1.49%) Cognos
10 5 (1.49%) Minitab
10 5 (1.49%) Netezza
11 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.90%) Dell
12 3 (0.90%) HP
12 3 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.90%) VMware