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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
UK / England
Rank 280 235 220
Rank change year-on-year -45 -15  
Contract jobs citing SAS 334 501 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.56% 5.95% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 367 344
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 - £43.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.70 - £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £43.75

SAS is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7324 8422 8362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.24% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4791 5397 5026
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 212 301
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in England

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 177 £450 -10.00% 61
South East -38 34 £425 -5.55% 10
North West +29 31 £365 -14.11% 17
West Midlands +5 24 £450 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire -51 22 £450 - 14
South West -7 21 £425 -5.55% 3
East Midlands +4 13 £425 -5.55% 5
East of England -12 8 £475 -13.63% 7
Midlands +8 1 - -
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SAS.

1 264 (43.28%) SQL
2 238 (39.02%) Analytics
3 224 (36.72%) Finance
4 199 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
5 166 (27.21%) Business Intelligence
6 133 (21.80%) Hadoop
7 128 (20.98%) Big Data
8 123 (20.16%) ETL
9 112 (18.36%) R
10 110 (18.03%) Python
10 110 (18.03%) Banking
11 95 (15.57%) Data Warehouse
12 84 (13.77%) Microsoft
13 79 (12.95%) Data Modelling
14 78 (12.79%) Oracle
14 78 (12.79%) Data Analysis
15 77 (12.62%) SQL Server
16 74 (12.13%) Marketing
16 74 (12.13%) Degree
17 73 (11.97%) Mathematics
18 69 (11.31%) Credit Risk
18 69 (11.31%) MS Excel
19 65 (10.66%) Retail
19 65 (10.66%) Migration
20 63 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 63 (10.33%) Data Management
21 59 (9.67%) Teradata
21 59 (9.67%) Statistics
22 58 (9.51%) Tableau
22 58 (9.51%) Data Analytics

SAS
Top Related 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 51 (8.36%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.46%) Apache
2 15 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.13%) Apache Pig
4 10 (1.64%) Confluence
5 9 (1.48%) ArcGIS
6 8 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.82%) IIS
8 4 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.49%) Drupal
9 3 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.49%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.33%) Jetty
10 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 69 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 56 (9.18%) SPSS
3 33 (5.41%) MS Office
4 29 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.46%) Stata
6 6 (0.98%) CPLEX
7 4 (0.66%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.33%) EViews
9 2 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) FastStats
2 7 (1.15%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.49%) Staffware
3 3 (0.49%) Unica
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.16%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) Relativity
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.46%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (1.31%) IaaS
5 8 (1.31%) PaaS
6 7 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.15%) SaaS
7 6 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.49%) Route 53
8 3 (0.49%) SmartFocus
8 3 (0.49%) Veeva
8 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.98%) SSL
2 5 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (0.82%) FTP
3 4 (0.66%) DHCP
3 4 (0.66%) DNS
3 4 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (0.66%) Internet
3 4 (0.66%) LDAP
3 4 (0.66%) SMTP
4 3 (0.49%) DMS-100
4 3 (0.49%) DPNSS
4 3 (0.49%) HTTP
4 3 (0.49%) NAS
4 3 (0.49%) Q.931
4 3 (0.49%) SAN
4 3 (0.49%) WAN
5 2 (0.33%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.33%) Network Security
5 2 (0.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (21.80%) Hadoop
2 128 (20.98%) Big Data
3 95 (15.57%) Data Warehouse
4 77 (12.62%) SQL Server
5 57 (9.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 55 (9.02%) Base SAS
7 53 (8.69%) QlikView
8 49 (8.03%) Apache Hive
9 48 (7.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 38 (6.23%) BusinessObjects
10 38 (6.23%) Relational Database
11 35 (5.74%) SAS EBI
12 30 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (4.59%) Power BI
14 27 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (4.26%) Data Mining
16 22 (3.61%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 20 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (2.95%) HBase
18 18 (2.95%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (2.95%) JIRA
2 12 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.66%) Selenium
7 3 (0.49%) GitLab
7 3 (0.49%) ProC
7 3 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.49%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.33%) ERwin
8 2 (0.33%) Gradle
8 2 (0.33%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.33%) WATIR
General
1 224 (36.72%) Finance
2 110 (18.03%) Banking
3 74 (12.13%) Marketing
4 65 (10.66%) Retail
5 21 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.13%) Publishing
7 12 (1.97%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.80%) Advertising
8 11 (1.80%) Legal
9 10 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.49%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.33%) International Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (36.07%) Analyst
2 121 (19.84%) Developer
3 83 (13.61%) Data Analyst
4 66 (10.82%) SAS Developer
5 61 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
6 52 (8.52%) Data Scientist
7 42 (6.89%) Consultant
8 39 (6.39%) Architect
9 36 (5.90%) Business Analyst
10 30 (4.92%) Administrator
11 23 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
12 22 (3.61%) SAS Administrator
13 21 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 20 (3.28%) SAS Consultant
15 17 (2.79%) Big Data Analyst
15 17 (2.79%) Data Architect
16 16 (2.62%) Insight Analyst
16 16 (2.62%) SAS Data Analyst
16 16 (2.62%) SQL Data Analyst
17 14 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.43%) XML
2 21 (3.44%) .NET
3 13 (2.13%) HTML
4 12 (1.97%) CSS
5 11 (1.80%) Web Services
6 9 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.98%) CSS3
7 6 (0.98%) HTML5
8 5 (0.82%) Ext JS
8 5 (0.82%) REST
9 4 (0.66%) Ajax
9 4 (0.66%) Apache Tez
9 4 (0.66%) J2EE
9 4 (0.66%) JSON
9 4 (0.66%) Kafka
10 3 (0.49%) Flash
10 3 (0.49%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.33%) COM+
11 2 (0.33%) Servlets
11 2 (0.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 199 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (11.31%) Credit Risk
3 27 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.46%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.30%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.15%) Fintech
9 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.98%) PKI
11 5 (0.82%) FMCG
11 5 (0.82%) Life Science
11 5 (0.82%) User Experience
12 4 (0.66%) NHS
12 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.49%) iPad
13 3 (0.49%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.36%) Unix
2 46 (7.54%) Linux
3 29 (4.75%) Windows
4 9 (1.48%) AIX
5 7 (1.15%) MVS
5 7 (1.15%) Solaris
6 4 (0.66%) CentOS
6 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.66%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.66%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.66%) zOS
7 3 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) HPUX
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) VME
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (39.02%) Analytics
2 166 (27.21%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (20.16%) ETL
4 79 (12.95%) Data Modelling
5 78 (12.79%) Data Analysis
6 73 (11.97%) Mathematics
7 65 (10.66%) Migration
8 63 (10.33%) Data Management
8 63 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (9.67%) Statistics
10 58 (9.51%) Data Analytics
11 51 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (8.20%) Visualisation
13 38 (6.23%) Machine Learning
13 38 (6.23%) Web Analytics
14 31 (5.08%) Data Visualisation
15 29 (4.75%) CRM
15 29 (4.75%) Statistical Analysis
16 28 (4.59%) Project Management
17 27 (4.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 264 (43.28%) SQL
2 112 (18.36%) R
3 110 (18.03%) Python
4 42 (6.89%) Java
5 38 (6.23%) VBA
6 22 (3.61%) Scala
7 20 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.46%) C#
8 15 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.30%) C++
9 14 (2.30%) SAS Macro
10 13 (2.13%) MATLAB
10 13 (2.13%) Perl
11 9 (1.48%) C
12 8 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.31%) VB
13 7 (1.15%) PHP
13 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.66%) PROC SQL
14 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (12.13%) Degree
2 22 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.30%) SAS Certification
4 11 (1.80%) ISEB
5 10 (1.64%) Postgraduate
6 9 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.48%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.15%) CCA
7 7 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.15%) PhD
8 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.49%) APMG
10 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) MCAD
10 2 (0.33%) MCSD
10 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.36%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.95%) IFRS
3 17 (2.79%) IFRS 9
4 8 (1.31%) QA
5 6 (0.98%) SLA
6 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.66%) Basel II
8 3 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.49%) CDISC
8 3 (0.49%) GPG13
8 3 (0.49%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.33%) GCP
9 2 (0.33%) IAS 39
9 2 (0.33%) PMO
9 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.15%) HDFS
2 6 (0.98%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.66%) vCloud
3 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) Ceph
4 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) Docker
5 2 (0.33%) KVM
5 2 (0.33%) Samba
5 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.33%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.33%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) iptables
6 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (1.31%) Puppet
2 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.66%) Ansible
3 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.66%) vRealize
4 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.49%) Nagios
4 3 (0.49%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.33%) Oozie
5 2 (0.33%) Salt
5 2 (0.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.16%) Cacti
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.16%) RANCID
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.16%) vMotion
Vendors
1 84 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 78 (12.79%) Oracle
3 59 (9.67%) Teradata
4 58 (9.51%) Tableau
5 28 (4.59%) SAP
6 24 (3.93%) Informatica
7 22 (3.61%) Adobe
8 20 (3.28%) Google
9 19 (3.11%) Cognos
10 17 (2.79%) Ab Initio
10 17 (2.79%) MicroStrategy
11 16 (2.62%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.30%) IBM
13 13 (2.13%) RapidMiner
14 12 (1.97%) Netezza
15 9 (1.48%) ILOG
15 9 (1.48%) VMware
16 7 (1.15%) Apteco
16 7 (1.15%) HP
16 7 (1.15%) Optimizely
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