Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 363 325
Rank change year-on-year -61 -38 -92
Contract jobs citing SAS 529 649 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.68% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.27% 4.10% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 402 477
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £275
90th Percentile £638 £661 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
England median hourly rate £36.24 £25.92 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.81% +72.77% -62.49%
10th Percentile £14.26 £19.34 £9.19
90th Percentile £103.63 £59.63 £73.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.92 £16.66
% change year-on-year -7.43% +55.63% -58.36%

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 16,185 15,819 17,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.86% 16.65% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,542 10,575 11,494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 388 415
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -5 242 £475 - 65
North of England -38 97 £455 -0.27% 22
South East -37 96 £500 +12.36% 17
Yorkshire -18 53 £425 -5.56% 9
North West -40 38 £510 -2.86% 13
South West -50 38 £425 -5.56% 6
Midlands -32 37 £388 +3.33% 23
West Midlands -36 26 £438 +9.38% 11
East of England -1 15 £478 +19.38% 8
East Midlands +6 10 £368 +13.08% 12
North East -9 8 £625 +2.46%
South Coast - 1 - -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 318 (60.11%) SQL
2 216 (40.83%) Finance
3 168 (31.76%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (31.00%) Analytics
5 146 (27.60%) Python
6 144 (27.22%) R
7 131 (24.76%) Hadoop
8 126 (23.82%) ETL
9 117 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (20.60%) Oracle
10 109 (20.60%) Data Science
11 94 (17.77%) Data Warehouse
12 93 (17.58%) Big Data
13 89 (16.82%) Degree
14 87 (16.45%) Tableau
14 87 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
15 79 (14.93%) Data Modelling
16 74 (13.99%) Data Quality
17 70 (13.23%) Banking
18 68 (12.85%) Data Management
18 68 (12.85%) Statistics
19 66 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 65 (12.29%) Unix
21 64 (12.10%) Retail
21 64 (12.10%) Apache Spark
22 63 (11.91%) Base SAS
22 63 (11.91%) Visualisation
23 62 (11.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
24 60 (11.34%) SQL Server

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 64 (12.10%) Apache Spark
2 24 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.02%) Confluence
4 9 (1.70%) IIS
5 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.57%) FileNet
6 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) GemFire
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.91%) SPSS
3 24 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.76%) Stata
6 3 (0.57%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (2.46%) Actimize
1 13 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.76%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.38%) assyst
3 2 (0.38%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.38%) Unica
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
4 10 (1.89%) GitHub
5 8 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.13%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.13%) Serverless
7 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Office 365
8 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.38%) AdWords
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.95%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.76%) SMS
3 3 (0.57%) SNA
4 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.19%) DHCP
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (24.76%) Hadoop
2 94 (17.77%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (17.58%) Big Data
4 63 (11.91%) Base SAS
5 62 (11.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 60 (11.34%) SQL Server
7 51 (9.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 50 (9.45%) Apache Hive
9 45 (8.51%) Power BI
10 44 (8.32%) Relational Database
11 43 (8.13%) Data Mining
12 40 (7.56%) BusinessObjects
13 38 (7.18%) Data Lake
14 37 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (4.73%) MongoDB
15 25 (4.73%) QlikView
16 21 (3.97%) DB2
16 21 (3.97%) Impala
16 21 (3.97%) Spotfire
17 20 (3.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (4.16%) JIRA
2 17 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.89%) Toad
5 9 (1.70%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.51%) ProC
7 7 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.13%) ERwin
9 3 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.57%) GitLab
9 3 (0.57%) JMeter
9 3 (0.57%) Selenium
9 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.57%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.38%) Maven
10 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 216 (40.83%) Finance
2 70 (13.23%) Banking
3 64 (12.10%) Retail
4 27 (5.10%) Marketing
5 21 (3.97%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.65%) Back Office
7 13 (2.46%) Legal
7 13 (2.46%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.32%) Billing
9 7 (1.32%) Retail Finance
10 6 (1.13%) Advertising
11 5 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.38%) Publishing
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 166 (31.38%) Analyst
2 124 (23.44%) Developer
3 67 (12.67%) SAS Developer
4 63 (11.91%) Data Analyst
5 46 (8.70%) Data Engineer
5 46 (8.70%) Data Scientist
6 37 (6.99%) Consultant
7 28 (5.29%) Architect
8 27 (5.10%) Business Analyst
9 23 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
10 20 (3.78%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
13 15 (2.84%) Big Data Engineer
14 14 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (2.65%) Insight Analyst
15 12 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 12 (2.27%) ETL Developer
15 12 (2.27%) Information Analyst
15 12 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.86%) Kafka
2 26 (4.91%) XML
3 17 (3.21%) TensorFlow
4 16 (3.02%) HTML
5 14 (2.65%) Caffe
5 14 (2.65%) Keras
5 14 (2.65%) Theano
6 12 (2.27%) .NET
6 12 (2.27%) JSON
6 12 (2.27%) Middleware
7 8 (1.51%) J2EE
7 8 (1.51%) SOAP
8 7 (1.32%) RESTful
9 5 (0.95%) Web Services
10 4 (0.76%) HTML5
10 4 (0.76%) MDX
11 3 (0.57%) GraphX
11 3 (0.57%) Lucene
11 3 (0.57%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 168 (31.76%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (10.40%) Algorithms
3 29 (5.48%) Credit Risk
4 20 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.27%) NHS
5 12 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.89%) FMCG
8 9 (1.70%) User Experience
9 8 (1.51%) EPoS
9 8 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.13%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.57%) Life Science
12 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.57%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.38%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.29%) Unix
2 20 (3.78%) Windows
3 19 (3.59%) Linux
4 10 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.95%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (31.00%) Analytics
2 126 (23.82%) ETL
3 117 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
4 109 (20.60%) Data Science
5 87 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (14.93%) Data Modelling
7 68 (12.85%) Data Management
7 68 (12.85%) Statistics
8 66 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (11.91%) Visualisation
10 56 (10.59%) Computer Science
10 56 (10.59%) Data Analysis
11 54 (10.21%) Mathematics
12 48 (9.07%) Validation
13 41 (7.75%) Data Visualisation
14 38 (7.18%) Machine Learning
15 37 (6.99%) Data Security
15 37 (6.99%) Statistical Modelling
16 36 (6.81%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 318 (60.11%) SQL
2 146 (27.60%) Python
3 144 (27.22%) R
4 49 (9.26%) MATLAB
5 46 (8.70%) Java
6 34 (6.43%) Scala
7 33 (6.24%) PL/SQL
8 24 (4.54%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.16%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.97%) VBA
11 19 (3.59%) SAS Macro
12 15 (2.84%) JavaScript
13 11 (2.08%) C
14 10 (1.89%) C++
14 10 (1.89%) PROC SQL
14 10 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.70%) C#
16 7 (1.32%) Perl
17 5 (0.95%) PHP
18 4 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (16.82%) Degree
2 30 (5.67%) Master's Degree
3 23 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.16%) Numerate Degree
5 20 (3.78%) PhD
6 17 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.13%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.38%) MBA
10 1 (0.19%) ACCA
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (13.99%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.78%) QA
3 12 (2.27%) GDPR
3 12 (2.27%) IFRS
4 11 (2.08%) IFRS 9
5 8 (1.51%) PMO
6 7 (1.32%) SLA
7 3 (0.57%) SEPA
8 2 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.38%) CDISC
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.19%) PSD2
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (6.24%) Apache Flume
2 8 (1.51%) HDFS
3 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.38%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Terraform
2 4 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.19%) Control-M
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 109 (20.60%) Oracle
2 87 (16.45%) Tableau
3 45 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 44 (8.32%) Informatica
5 43 (8.13%) Teradata
6 39 (7.37%) SAP
7 36 (6.81%) IBM
7 36 (6.81%) Talend
8 28 (5.29%) Alteryx
9 24 (4.54%) Google
10 16 (3.02%) Cloudera
11 15 (2.84%) DataFlux
12 13 (2.46%) Databricks
12 13 (2.46%) Netezza
13 11 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (1.89%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.51%) Datameer
16 6 (1.13%) Hortonworks
17 5 (0.95%) Adobe
18 3 (0.57%) CA