Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 370 420 433
Rank change year-on-year +50 +13 -72
Contract jobs citing SAS 147 383 525
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.19% 3.52% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 192 322
Median daily rate £456 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £304 £338 £325
90th Percentile £600 £593 £651
UK median daily rate £478 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 6
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.30 £36.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.83% -27.44% +39.81%
10th Percentile £17.66 £17.41 £14.26
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £103.63
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.65 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.42% +2.73% -7.43%

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 4,614 10,874 15,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.77% 14.69% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 7,079 10,287
Median daily rate £468 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +3.33% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 258 370
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -5.75% +8.75%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £60.55 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 1 December 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 +49 76 £450 -10.00% 26
North of England +63 33 £475 +11.76% 9
Yorkshire +37 25 £285 -32.94% 4
Midlands +85 17 £450 - 7
West Midlands +75 13 £492 +9.33% 7
East of England +75 7 £431 +7.81% 4
North West +44 6 £513 +10.81% 5
East Midlands +46 4 £360 -10.00%
South East +69 3 £425 +9.68% 4
North East +36 3 £550 +10.00%
South West +108 1 - - 3
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 78 (53.06%) SQL
2 52 (35.37%) Python
2 52 (35.37%) R
3 38 (25.85%) Analytics
3 38 (25.85%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (17.69%) Data Modelling
4 26 (17.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (17.01%) Data Management
6 24 (16.33%) ETL
7 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
8 22 (14.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (14.29%) Data Science
10 19 (12.93%) Master Data Management
11 18 (12.24%) Data Architecture
11 18 (12.24%) Tableau
11 18 (12.24%) Azure
11 18 (12.24%) Visualisation
12 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (10.88%) Power Platform
13 16 (10.88%) Power BI
13 16 (10.88%) Big Data
13 16 (10.88%) Finance
13 16 (10.88%) Oracle
14 15 (10.20%) Linux
14 15 (10.20%) Informatica
14 15 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (10.20%) SC Cleared
15 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel

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 8 (5.44%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.40%) Confluence
3 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) R Markdown
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.08%) SPSS
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.04%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) Azure
2 16 (10.88%) Power Platform
3 14 (9.52%) AWS
4 6 (4.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.04%) PaaS
6 3 (2.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.68%) G Suite
8 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) SSL
2 3 (2.04%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 22 (14.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (12.24%) Tableau
4 16 (10.88%) Big Data
4 16 (10.88%) Power BI
5 14 (9.52%) Hadoop
6 13 (8.84%) SAS EBI
7 12 (8.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 11 (7.48%) Base SAS
8 11 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
10 8 (5.44%) Spotfire
11 7 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
12 6 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (4.08%) Data Lake
13 5 (3.40%) Apache Hive
13 5 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (2.72%) DataStage
14 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.76%) GitLab
3 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.08%) JIRA
4 5 (3.40%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.04%) ERwin
6 2 (1.36%) CA Gen
6 2 (1.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) ProC
7 1 (0.68%) RStudio
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Toad
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 15 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (6.80%) Public Sector
4 9 (6.12%) Marketing
5 8 (5.44%) Banking
6 6 (4.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (1.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.68%) International Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.65%) Developer
1 23 (15.65%) Programmer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
3 14 (9.52%) Data Manager
4 13 (8.84%) Data Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Administrator
5 9 (6.12%) Architect
5 9 (6.12%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Consultant
6 7 (4.76%) Data Programmer
6 7 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 7 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (4.08%) SAS Programmer
7 6 (4.08%) Systems Programmer
8 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (2.72%) Statistical Programmer
9 3 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Lead Architect
9 3 (2.04%) Mainframe Programmer
9 3 (2.04%) Senior Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.08%) Shiny
2 5 (3.40%) ISPF
2 5 (3.40%) XML
3 3 (2.04%) PySpark
3 3 (2.04%) Spring
4 2 (1.36%) CSS
4 2 (1.36%) HTML
4 2 (1.36%) J2EE
4 2 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) D3.js
5 1 (0.68%) DHTML
5 1 (0.68%) FpML
5 1 (0.68%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.68%) MDX
5 1 (0.68%) NumPy
5 1 (0.68%) SciPy
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.80%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.40%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.72%) NHS
6 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.36%) FMCG
7 2 (1.36%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Social Media
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.20%) Linux
2 11 (7.48%) Unix
3 9 (6.12%) Windows
4 6 (4.08%) zOS
5 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) CentOS
7 1 (0.68%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) Analytics
1 38 (25.85%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (17.69%) Data Modelling
3 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.01%) Data Management
4 24 (16.33%) ETL
5 21 (14.29%) Data Science
6 19 (12.93%) Master Data Management
7 18 (12.24%) Data Architecture
7 18 (12.24%) Visualisation
8 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.84%) Data Analysis
9 13 (8.84%) Machine Learning
9 13 (8.84%) Requirements Gathering
10 12 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (8.16%) Statistics
11 11 (7.48%) Data Analytics
12 10 (6.80%) Business Analysis
12 10 (6.80%) Data Integration
13 9 (6.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.06%) SQL
2 52 (35.37%) Python
2 52 (35.37%) R
3 10 (6.80%) Java
4 9 (6.12%) VBA
5 7 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.76%) Scala
6 6 (4.08%) REXX
6 6 (4.08%) SAS Macro
6 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.40%) Assembly Language
7 5 (3.40%) JCL
7 5 (3.40%) Perl
8 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.04%) C
9 3 (2.04%) C#
9 3 (2.04%) HiveQL
9 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.36%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.36%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.48%) Degree
4 6 (4.08%) PhD
5 4 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.84%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.08%) CDISC
3 4 (2.72%) IFRS
4 3 (2.04%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.36%) QA
6 1 (0.68%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.68%) GDPR
6 1 (0.68%) GxP
6 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (2.04%) ACF2
2 3 (2.04%) HDFS
2 3 (2.04%) RACF
2 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.36%) Ansible
2 2 (1.36%) Kibana
2 2 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 2 (1.36%) Terraform
2 2 (1.36%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.68%) Consul
3 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.68%) Graphite
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Packer
3 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (10.88%) Oracle
2 15 (10.20%) Informatica
3 11 (7.48%) Talend
4 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.80%) SAP
5 9 (6.12%) IBM
6 8 (5.44%) Databricks
7 7 (4.76%) Pega
8 6 (4.08%) CA
9 5 (3.40%) Cloudera
9 5 (3.40%) Splunk
10 4 (2.72%) Alteryx
10 4 (2.72%) MuleSoft
11 3 (2.04%) Teradata
11 3 (2.04%) VMware
12 2 (1.36%) BEA
12 2 (1.36%) HP
12 2 (1.36%) NetApp
12 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.36%) webMethods