Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 382 428
Rank change year-on-year +10 +46 -69
Contract jobs citing SAS 216 262 497
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.79% 3.58% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 162 306
10th Percentile £314 £332 £350
25th Percentile £405 £383 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £613 £584 £623
90th Percentile £700 £625 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £450 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 14
10th Percentile £20.29 £16.46 £14.93
25th Percentile £23.75 £19.19 £17.90
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.72 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +27.90% -0.65% +51.67%
75th Percentile £58.75 £26.38 £34.75
90th Percentile £77.05 £43.75 £60.13
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £20.72 £20.86
% change year-on-year +29.10% -0.65% +51.67%

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 5,697 7,315 13,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 14.39% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,969 4,907 9,146
10th Percentile £290 £263 £291
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £575 £568 £575
90th Percentile £657 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 169 261
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.61 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.56 £14.50 £12.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.63% +10.56% -3.36%
75th Percentile £56.13 £33.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £54.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.75% +11.11% +2.80%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -17 116 £525 +5.00% 40
North of England +52 34 £450 +10.77% 7
Midlands +34 26 £495 +15.45% 7
West Midlands +22 24 £498 +16.03% 6
Yorkshire +39 20 £500 +21.21% 2
South East +24 11 £425 -0.87% 4
North West +25 9 £420 +8.25% 5
South West +47 5 £563 +23.29%
North East +36 5 £362 -51.73%
East of England +28 4 £381 -15.42% 4
East Midlands +17 1 £170 -64.21% 1
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 101 (46.76%) SQL
2 80 (37.04%) Analytics
3 64 (29.63%) Python
4 62 (28.70%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (25.46%) R
7 52 (24.07%) Finance
8 48 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (21.76%) Oracle
10 43 (19.91%) AWS
11 38 (17.59%) Data Modelling
12 34 (15.74%) Azure
13 33 (15.28%) Data Science
14 30 (13.89%) Tableau
15 29 (13.43%) Scrum
15 29 (13.43%) Unix
15 29 (13.43%) Linux
16 28 (12.96%) Data Management
17 27 (12.50%) Data Analytics
18 26 (12.04%) Software Engineering
19 25 (11.57%) Google
19 25 (11.57%) Banking
19 25 (11.57%) SQL Server
19 25 (11.57%) Process Improvement
19 25 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
20 24 (11.11%) ETL
21 23 (10.65%) Data Analysis
21 23 (10.65%) Security Cleared
21 23 (10.65%) Hadoop

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 20 (9.26%) Confluence
2 13 (6.02%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.39%) JBoss
4 3 (1.39%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.17%) SPSS
4 8 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.46%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.46%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.91%) AWS
2 34 (15.74%) Azure
3 18 (8.33%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.02%) Amazon S3
5 12 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (5.56%) Amazon Glacier
6 9 (4.17%) GCP
7 6 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (2.31%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.85%) GitHub
10 3 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.39%) SaaS
11 2 (0.93%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.93%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.93%) Serverless
12 1 (0.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.46%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.46%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.31%) SAN
2 3 (1.39%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.39%) SMTP
3 1 (0.46%) BGP
3 1 (0.46%) DHCP
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.46%) MPLS
3 1 (0.46%) NAS
3 1 (0.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.46%) NGN
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.89%) Tableau
2 25 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 23 (10.65%) Hadoop
4 23 (10.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 22 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (8.80%) Big Data
7 18 (8.33%) Base SAS
7 18 (8.33%) Power BI
7 18 (8.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 16 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (7.41%) SAS EBI
9 14 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (6.02%) Amazon Athena
10 13 (6.02%) DB2
11 11 (5.09%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.70%) Qlik Sense
13 7 (3.24%) Oracle Database
13 7 (3.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.19%) JIRA
2 10 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.31%) CA Gen
5 4 (1.85%) ERwin
5 4 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.39%) GitLab
6 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.46%) RStudio
General
1 52 (24.07%) Finance
2 25 (11.57%) Banking
3 11 (5.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (5.09%) Retail
4 10 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.78%) Legal
5 6 (2.78%) Marketing
6 4 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (23.61%) Analyst
2 34 (15.74%) Data Analyst
3 32 (14.81%) Data Engineer
4 27 (12.50%) Consultant
5 23 (10.65%) Developer
6 19 (8.80%) Architect
6 19 (8.80%) SAS Consultant
7 17 (7.87%) Programmer
8 16 (7.41%) SAS Analyst
9 10 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Data Scientist
9 10 (4.63%) SAS Data Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) SAS Developer
10 9 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (3.24%) Administrator
12 7 (3.24%) Data Manager
12 7 (3.24%) SQL Data Analyst
13 6 (2.78%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.70%) .NET
1 8 (3.70%) PySpark
2 6 (2.78%) ISPF
3 5 (2.31%) J2EE
4 4 (1.85%) TensorFlow
5 3 (1.39%) Java EE
5 3 (1.39%) RESTful
6 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.93%) Kafka
6 2 (0.93%) REST
6 2 (0.93%) Shiny
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.46%) EDI
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) Keras
7 1 (0.46%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.02%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 11 (5.09%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.39%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.39%) Clustering
5 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.39%) NHS
6 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.93%) FMCG
6 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.93%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.46%) Life Science
7 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.43%) Linux
1 29 (13.43%) Unix
2 10 (4.63%) Windows
2 10 (4.63%) zOS
3 8 (3.70%) AIX
4 3 (1.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.04%) Analytics
2 62 (28.70%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (17.59%) Data Modelling
5 33 (15.28%) Data Science
6 29 (13.43%) Scrum
7 28 (12.96%) Data Management
8 27 (12.50%) Data Analytics
9 26 (12.04%) Software Engineering
10 25 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (11.57%) Process Improvement
11 24 (11.11%) ETL
12 23 (10.65%) Data Analysis
13 21 (9.72%) Migration
14 20 (9.26%) Requirements Gathering
15 19 (8.80%) Visual Analytics
16 18 (8.33%) Data Architecture
16 18 (8.33%) Machine Learning
16 18 (8.33%) Project Management
16 18 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.76%) SQL
2 64 (29.63%) Python
3 55 (25.46%) R
4 17 (7.87%) Java
5 13 (6.02%) PL/SQL
6 12 (5.56%) VBA
7 11 (5.09%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.17%) C#
9 8 (3.70%) Perl
9 8 (3.70%) SAS Macro
10 6 (2.78%) Assembly Language
10 6 (2.78%) JCL
10 6 (2.78%) REXX
10 6 (2.78%) Scala
11 5 (2.31%) COBOL
11 5 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.31%) VB
12 4 (1.85%) C
13 3 (1.39%) C++
13 3 (1.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 23 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.26%) Degree
3 18 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.09%) SAS Certification
5 9 (4.17%) PhD
6 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.39%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.39%) MCITP
8 3 (1.39%) MCSA
8 3 (1.39%) VCP6
8 3 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.46%) CISSP
10 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.46%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.80%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.56%) IFRS
3 9 (4.17%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.85%) CDISC
5 2 (0.93%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.93%) Basel III
6 1 (0.46%) Basel II
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) NIST
6 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.78%) ACF2
1 6 (2.78%) RACF
1 6 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (2.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.85%) HDFS
3 4 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.39%) vCloud
4 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.39%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.39%) vMotion
3 3 (1.39%) vRealize
3 3 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (0.93%) Control-M
5 1 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (21.76%) Oracle
2 25 (11.57%) Google
3 19 (8.80%) Teradata
4 18 (8.33%) IBM
5 16 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.56%) Adobe
6 12 (5.56%) Informatica
7 8 (3.70%) Pega
8 6 (2.78%) CA
9 5 (2.31%) BEA
9 5 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.31%) Talend
9 5 (2.31%) VMware
9 5 (2.31%) webMethods
10 4 (1.85%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.85%) Databricks
10 4 (1.85%) SAP
11 3 (1.39%) HP
11 3 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.39%) Minitab