Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 382 396 337
Rank change year-on-year +14 -59 -54
Contract jobs citing SAS 521 561 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.96% 3.59% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 382 414
England median daily rate £490 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £438
% change year-on-year +9.20% -0.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 6
England median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -60.00% +310.85%
10th Percentile £15.56 £12.50 £25.88
90th Percentile £59.38 £49.63 £71.25
UK median hourly rate £20.89 £18.87 £50.00
% change year-on-year +10.70% -62.26% +310.85%

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 13,148 15,639 14,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.67% 16.60% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,435 10,356 9,658
England median daily rate £475 £450 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.67% +5.18%
10th Percentile £271 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 366 372
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.58% -0.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -4.36%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor 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 23 July 2019. 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 +9 231 £500 +5.26% 42
North of England +41 132 £500 +17.65% 15
South East +10 84 £450 +1.12% 22
North West +40 63 £550 +32.53% 10
Yorkshire +34 61 £400 -5.88% 5
Midlands +30 39 £373 - 14
East of England +24 21 £400 -11.11% 10
East Midlands +20 20 £360 -2.70% 4
West Midlands +24 19 £384 +2.33% 10
North East +8 8 £594 +25.00%
South West -54 8 £425 - 2
South Coast -2 1 - -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 279 (53.55%) SQL
2 209 (40.12%) Analytics
3 148 (28.41%) Finance
4 121 (23.22%) Python
5 115 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (20.15%) ETL
7 93 (17.85%) R
8 92 (17.66%) Tableau
9 84 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (15.93%) Visualisation
11 75 (14.40%) Banking
11 75 (14.40%) Hadoop
12 74 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
13 72 (13.82%) Data Science
14 70 (13.44%) Data Modelling
15 69 (13.24%) Base SAS
15 69 (13.24%) Big Data
16 68 (13.05%) Data Analysis
17 64 (12.28%) Oracle
18 61 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
18 61 (11.71%) Statistics
19 60 (11.52%) Linux
20 59 (11.32%) Unix
20 59 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
21 57 (10.94%) Degree
22 55 (10.56%) SPSS
23 50 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
24 48 (9.21%) Java
24 48 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
25 45 (8.64%) Data Visualisation

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 32 (6.14%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.99%) Confluence
3 5 (0.96%) CICS
4 4 (0.77%) Apache
5 3 (0.58%) CMS
5 3 (0.58%) WordPress
6 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (10.56%) SPSS
2 50 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (5.76%) Stata
4 23 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) assyst
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.72%) Google Cloud Platform
2 35 (6.72%) Power Platform
3 22 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.92%) Serverless
5 6 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.15%) PaaS
6 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.38%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Slack
9 1 (0.19%) Socialbakers
9 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.73%) Internet
2 6 (1.15%) Firewall
2 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.96%) DNS
4 3 (0.58%) DHCP
4 3 (0.58%) LAN
4 3 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (0.58%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.38%) NAS
5 2 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.38%) SAN
5 2 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) APPN
6 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) SMTP
6 1 (0.19%) SNA
6 1 (0.19%) SNMP
6 1 (0.19%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.40%) Hadoop
2 69 (13.24%) Base SAS
2 69 (13.24%) Big Data
3 61 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (7.10%) Apache Hive
4 37 (7.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 35 (6.72%) Power BI
6 34 (6.53%) BigQuery
6 34 (6.53%) Relational Database
7 32 (6.14%) Data Mining
8 30 (5.76%) Qlik Sense
9 28 (5.37%) QlikView
10 27 (5.18%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (5.18%) Pentaho
11 25 (4.80%) SQL Server
12 22 (4.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 18 (3.45%) DB2
13 18 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
14 17 (3.26%) NoSQL
14 17 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (7.68%) JIRA
2 15 (2.88%) ERwin
3 13 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.30%) ProC
5 10 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.34%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.15%) ER Studio
8 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.58%) Subversion
8 3 (0.58%) WinAutomation
9 2 (0.38%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 148 (28.41%) Finance
2 75 (14.40%) Banking
3 41 (7.87%) Retail
4 34 (6.53%) Marketing
5 17 (3.26%) Legal
6 11 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.96%) Advertising
9 5 (0.96%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.77%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) International Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Social Science
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (32.44%) Analyst
2 87 (16.70%) Developer
3 79 (15.16%) Data Analyst
4 60 (11.52%) SAS Analyst
5 48 (9.21%) Architect
6 43 (8.25%) SAS Developer
7 42 (8.06%) Data Scientist
8 33 (6.33%) SQL Analyst
9 31 (5.95%) SAS Data Analyst
10 30 (5.76%) Consultant
11 27 (5.18%) SQL Data Analyst
12 26 (4.99%) Data Engineer
13 19 (3.65%) Administrator
13 19 (3.65%) Tableau Analyst
14 18 (3.45%) Python Developer
14 18 (3.45%) SAS Consultant
15 17 (3.26%) Technical Architect
16 16 (3.07%) Data Architect
16 16 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.30%) Kafka
2 11 (2.11%) TensorFlow
3 10 (1.92%) Caffe
3 10 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
4 9 (1.73%) D3.js
5 8 (1.54%) Keras
5 8 (1.54%) Pandas
6 7 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (1.34%) Torch
7 6 (1.15%) .NET
7 6 (1.15%) HTML
7 6 (1.15%) NumPy
7 6 (1.15%) Web Services
8 5 (0.96%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.77%) SciPy
9 4 (0.77%) YAML
10 3 (0.58%) ISPF
10 3 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.41%) Credit Risk
3 20 (3.84%) Algorithms
4 14 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.69%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.50%) NHS
6 9 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.73%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.15%) Social Media
8 6 (1.15%) VSAM
9 5 (0.96%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.77%) iSeries
11 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.38%) Derivative
12 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.38%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.52%) Linux
2 59 (11.32%) Unix
3 26 (4.99%) Windows
4 6 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 5 (0.96%) zOS
6 3 (0.58%) AIX
6 3 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.58%) Fedora
6 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (40.12%) Analytics
2 105 (20.15%) ETL
3 84 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (15.93%) Visualisation
5 74 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (13.82%) Data Science
7 70 (13.44%) Data Modelling
8 68 (13.05%) Data Analysis
9 61 (11.71%) Statistics
10 59 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (8.64%) Data Visualisation
13 44 (8.45%) Data Analytics
14 43 (8.25%) Migration
15 39 (7.49%) Mathematics
16 38 (7.29%) Data Management
17 37 (7.10%) Machine Learning
17 37 (7.10%) Scrum
18 35 (6.72%) Data Integration
19 32 (6.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 279 (53.55%) SQL
2 121 (23.22%) Python
3 93 (17.85%) R
4 48 (9.21%) Java
5 37 (7.10%) MATLAB
6 29 (5.57%) SAS Macro
7 25 (4.80%) C
8 21 (4.03%) C++
9 19 (3.65%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.30%) PROC SQL
10 12 (2.30%) VBA
11 10 (1.92%) Perl
11 10 (1.92%) Ruby
12 9 (1.73%) C#
12 9 (1.73%) VB
13 8 (1.54%) Assembly Language
14 7 (1.34%) JCL
14 7 (1.34%) Lua
14 7 (1.34%) Scala
14 7 (1.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (10.94%) Degree
2 33 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.73%) PhD
6 8 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.54%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.96%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.38%) CIPD
9 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.38%) MCSE
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ACCA
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.19%) MBA
10 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.69%) IFRS
3 9 (1.73%) GDPR
4 8 (1.54%) Solvency II
5 7 (1.34%) Basel III
6 6 (1.15%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.96%) QA
8 2 (0.38%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.73%) Apache Flume
3 7 (1.34%) RACF
4 3 (0.58%) Docker
4 3 (0.58%) Squid
4 3 (0.58%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.38%) ACF2
5 2 (0.38%) HDFS
6 1 (0.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 17 (3.26%) Ansible
2 10 (1.92%) Terraform
3 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.54%) OMEGAMON
4 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.96%) Puppet
4 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.58%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (17.66%) Tableau
2 64 (12.28%) Oracle
3 44 (8.45%) MicroStrategy
4 36 (6.91%) Microsoft
5 27 (5.18%) Teradata
6 26 (4.99%) Google
7 17 (3.26%) Cloudera
7 17 (3.26%) Informatica
8 14 (2.69%) IBM
9 13 (2.50%) Netezza
9 13 (2.50%) Talend
10 12 (2.30%) SAP
11 8 (1.54%) CA
11 8 (1.54%) Cognos
12 7 (1.34%) Adobe
13 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.15%) Remedy
14 5 (0.96%) Hortonworks
14 5 (0.96%) Vertica
15 4 (0.77%) Dataiku