Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 385 404 386
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 -56
Contract jobs citing SAS 192 479 591
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.33% 3.68% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 295 383
Median daily rate £450 £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.94% +2.35%
10th Percentile £329 £350 £305
90th Percentile £632 £688 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £428
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.11% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 9
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.96 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% +19.74% -65.00%
10th Percentile £18.64 £16.23 £12.18
90th Percentile £61.50 £61.25 £27.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.96 £17.75
% change year-on-year +19.30% +18.06% -64.50%

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 5,764 13,002 14,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.42% 15.81% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,721 8,364 9,977
Median daily rate £475 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.24% +5.98%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £275
90th Percentile £650 £645 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 270 329
Median hourly rate £24.10 £18.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% -6.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.60 £48.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -1.32% +0.11%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +71 110 £500 - 18
South East +75 25 £456 -8.75% 2
Midlands +49 24 £433 +9.49% 2
North of England +13 22 £450 -14.77% 2
West Midlands +63 20 £437 +8.17% 2
Yorkshire +33 13 £375 -9.64%
North West +9 7 £600 +9.09% 2
South West +46 5 £456 +8.63% 2
East of England +41 5 £525 +28.05% 4
East Midlands +27 4 £350 -7.28%
North East +25 2 £788 +32.63%
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 87 (45.31%) SQL
2 68 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (34.90%) Analytics
4 62 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (27.60%) Power BI
5 53 (27.60%) Power Platform
6 51 (26.56%) Python
7 49 (25.52%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (23.96%) ETL
9 42 (21.88%) Azure
10 41 (21.35%) DevOps
10 41 (21.35%) Oracle
11 40 (20.83%) Finance
12 38 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (19.79%) Security Cleared
12 38 (19.79%) Git (software)
12 38 (19.79%) Data Analytics
13 36 (18.75%) R
14 35 (18.23%) Unix
15 34 (17.71%) Java
15 34 (17.71%) Hadoop
16 32 (16.67%) Scrum
17 31 (16.15%) Software Engineering
18 30 (15.63%) Process Improvement
19 29 (15.10%) SC Cleared
19 29 (15.10%) Data Engineering
19 29 (15.10%) PL/SQL
20 26 (13.54%) SAS EBI
20 26 (13.54%) Pentaho
20 26 (13.54%) AWS

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 15 (7.81%) WebLogic
2 12 (6.25%) Confluence
3 9 (4.69%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.04%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Documentum
5 1 (0.52%) R Markdown
Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (10.42%) SPSS
2 15 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.56%) Stata
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (2.08%) assyst
3 2 (1.04%) FastStats
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.04%) Unica
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.60%) Power Platform
2 42 (21.88%) Azure
3 26 (13.54%) AWS
4 10 (5.21%) PaaS
5 7 (3.65%) GCP
6 3 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) DHCP
2 1 (0.52%) DNS
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.52%) VPN
2 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (27.60%) Power BI
2 38 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (17.71%) Hadoop
4 26 (13.54%) Pentaho
4 26 (13.54%) SAS EBI
5 25 (13.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 21 (10.94%) Base SAS
7 20 (10.42%) Big Data
8 17 (8.85%) BusinessObjects XI
9 14 (7.29%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (6.77%) Oracle Database
11 12 (6.25%) Redis
11 12 (6.25%) SQL Server
12 9 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (3.65%) QlikView
14 6 (3.13%) Apache Hive
14 6 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
15 5 (2.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 38 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.02%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.77%) Artifactory
3 13 (6.77%) Bitbucket
3 13 (6.77%) JIRA
3 13 (6.77%) Maven
4 12 (6.25%) GitLab
4 12 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (1.56%) CA Gen
5 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.04%) ERwin
6 2 (1.04%) Selenium
6 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Hudson
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.52%) RStudio
General
1 40 (20.83%) Finance
2 19 (9.90%) Public Sector
3 18 (9.38%) Banking
3 18 (9.38%) Marketing
4 5 (2.60%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Billing
5 4 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.56%) Local Government
6 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.56%) Social Science
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Humanities
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (22.40%) Developer
2 41 (21.35%) Analyst
3 18 (9.38%) Consultant
4 17 (8.85%) Data Analyst
5 16 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) React Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Data Consultant
7 10 (5.21%) Data Scientist
8 9 (4.69%) Architect
9 8 (4.17%) Data Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) SAS Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (3.13%) Programme Manager
12 5 (2.60%) Insight Manager
12 5 (2.60%) Management Consultant
12 5 (2.60%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.60%) SQL Data Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) Web Services
2 12 (6.25%) .NET
2 12 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 12 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (6.25%) Redux
2 12 (6.25%) REST
2 12 (6.25%) SignalR
2 12 (6.25%) Swagger
3 4 (2.08%) Kafka
3 4 (2.08%) Shiny
4 3 (1.56%) J2EE
4 3 (1.56%) PySpark
4 3 (1.56%) Velocity
4 3 (1.56%) XML
5 2 (1.04%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (1.04%) D3.js
5 2 (1.04%) Middleware
5 2 (1.04%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (1.04%) Node.js
5 2 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.52%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.25%) User Experience
3 9 (4.69%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.13%) Marketing Technology
5 5 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.04%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Life Science
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.23%) Unix
2 20 (10.42%) Linux
3 8 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) MVS
4 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (34.90%) Analytics
3 62 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (23.96%) ETL
5 41 (21.35%) DevOps
6 38 (19.79%) Data Analytics
7 32 (16.67%) Scrum
8 31 (16.15%) Software Engineering
9 30 (15.63%) Process Improvement
10 29 (15.10%) Data Engineering
11 25 (13.02%) Sprint Planning
11 25 (13.02%) Sprint Retrospective
12 24 (12.50%) Data Modelling
12 24 (12.50%) Migration
13 20 (10.42%) Data Science
14 19 (9.90%) Statistics
14 19 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (9.90%) Visualisation
15 17 (8.85%) Data Management
15 17 (8.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 87 (45.31%) SQL
2 51 (26.56%) Python
3 36 (18.75%) R
4 34 (17.71%) Java
5 29 (15.10%) PL/SQL
6 18 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 17 (8.85%) JavaScript
8 15 (7.81%) Perl
9 13 (6.77%) C#
9 13 (6.77%) SAS Macro
10 12 (6.25%) TypeScript
11 9 (4.69%) VBA
12 4 (2.08%) Scala
13 2 (1.04%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (1.04%) C
13 2 (1.04%) Go
13 2 (1.04%) Ruby
13 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.52%) C++
14 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.10%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.94%) Degree
4 5 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.56%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HND
6 1 (0.52%) MBA
6 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.69%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) CDISC
3 2 (1.04%) IFRS
3 2 (1.04%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.52%) Basel II
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (6.77%) Docker
2 4 (2.08%) HDFS
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 13 (6.77%) Ansible
1 13 (6.77%) Kubernetes
1 13 (6.77%) Terraform
2 2 (1.04%) Kibana
3 1 (0.52%) Ambari
3 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.52%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (21.35%) Oracle
2 18 (9.38%) Tableau
3 16 (8.33%) Informatica
3 16 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.81%) Cloudera
5 13 (6.77%) Teradata
6 11 (5.73%) IBM
7 10 (5.21%) Adobe
8 8 (4.17%) Google
9 7 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.65%) SAP
9 7 (3.65%) Talend
10 6 (3.13%) Alteryx
10 6 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (2.60%) Pega
12 4 (2.08%) Trillium
13 3 (1.56%) BEA
13 3 (1.56%) TSYS
13 3 (1.56%) webMethods
14 2 (1.04%) Splunk