Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 345 325
Rank change year-on-year -90 -20 -110
Contract jobs citing SAS 496 616 781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.14% 4.06% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 392 580
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% -2.30%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 7
England median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +274.53% -64.40%
10th Percentile £12.50 £21.20 £9.19
90th Percentile £57.50 £66.10 £39.05
UK median hourly rate £20.44 £50.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -59.13% +233.28% -59.99%

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 15,801 15,180 18,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.81% 16.81% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,450 9,917 12,193
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 392 450
England median hourly rate £21.33 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +2.50% +3.94%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.99
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.78
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -44 232 £450 - 73
North of England -44 96 £421 -0.88% 19
South East -38 85 £475 +15.85% 10
North West -40 45 £421 -6.39% 10
Yorkshire -44 44 £413 -5.44% 9
South West -36 34 £425 -5.56% 9
Midlands -40 30 £375 -3.23% 13
West Midlands -52 15 £394 -1.56% 6
East Midlands +10 14 £351 +0.29% 7
East of England -1 13 £425 +39.34% 15
North East -9 10 £638 +4.51%
South Coast - 1 - -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 250 (50.40%) SQL
2 219 (44.15%) Finance
3 167 (33.67%) Analytics
4 153 (30.85%) Analytical Skills
5 146 (29.44%) R
6 131 (26.41%) Hadoop
7 125 (25.20%) Python
8 121 (24.40%) Business Intelligence
9 102 (20.56%) Data Science
10 97 (19.56%) ETL
11 89 (17.94%) Oracle
12 88 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
13 85 (17.14%) Tableau
13 85 (17.14%) Big Data
14 83 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (16.33%) Degree
16 75 (15.12%) Visualisation
17 72 (14.52%) Data Management
18 63 (12.70%) Banking
19 62 (12.50%) Data Modelling
19 62 (12.50%) Statistics
20 61 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
21 55 (11.09%) SQL Server
21 55 (11.09%) Data Quality
22 54 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
23 51 (10.28%) Data Analysis
24 50 (10.08%) Data Visualisation
25 48 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
25 48 (9.68%) Java
26 47 (9.48%) Unix

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 43 (8.67%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.02%) Confluence
4 5 (1.01%) IIS
5 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.60%) FileNet
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) GemFire
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 54 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (7.46%) SPSS
3 15 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.01%) Stata
5 3 (0.60%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.40%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.43%) Actimize
2 5 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.81%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.40%) Unica
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Finacle
5 1 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.62%) Amazon S3
4 11 (2.22%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.81%) GitHub
5 9 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (1.01%) PaaS
7 5 (1.01%) SaaS
8 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.81%) Serverless
8 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.40%) IaaS
10 2 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.21%) SMS
2 5 (1.01%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.60%) SNA
4 2 (0.40%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.20%) SAN
5 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (26.41%) Hadoop
2 88 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (17.14%) Big Data
4 55 (11.09%) SQL Server
5 47 (9.48%) Apache Hive
6 43 (8.67%) Base SAS
6 43 (8.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 38 (7.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 36 (7.26%) Power BI
8 36 (7.26%) Relational Database
9 35 (7.06%) Data Lake
10 28 (5.65%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (5.04%) Impala
13 22 (4.44%) Data Mining
13 22 (4.44%) MongoDB
14 20 (4.03%) NoSQL
15 17 (3.43%) Spotfire
16 16 (3.23%) SAS EBI
17 15 (3.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (3.23%) JIRA
2 15 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.02%) Toad
4 9 (1.81%) Bitbucket
4 9 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.41%) ERwin
5 7 (1.41%) ProC
5 7 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.21%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.21%) Selenium
7 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.60%) GitLab
8 3 (0.60%) JMeter
8 3 (0.60%) PVCS
8 3 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.60%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.40%) Subversion
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 219 (44.15%) Finance
2 63 (12.70%) Banking
3 45 (9.07%) Retail
4 34 (6.85%) Marketing
5 24 (4.84%) Financial Institution
6 16 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (3.02%) Back Office
8 10 (2.02%) Advertising
8 10 (2.02%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.41%) Legal
10 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.01%) Electronics
11 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.01%) Retail Finance
12 4 (0.81%) Law
13 3 (0.60%) Publishing
14 2 (0.40%) Billing
15 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 177 (35.69%) Analyst
2 113 (22.78%) Developer
3 64 (12.90%) Data Analyst
4 59 (11.90%) SAS Developer
5 40 (8.06%) Data Scientist
6 38 (7.66%) Consultant
7 32 (6.45%) SAS Analyst
8 30 (6.05%) Data Engineer
9 28 (5.65%) Architect
9 28 (5.65%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.23%) Data Architect
11 16 (3.23%) ETL Developer
11 16 (3.23%) Insight Analyst
12 15 (3.02%) Fraud Analyst
12 15 (3.02%) SQL Analyst
13 14 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 14 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 13 (2.62%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.42%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.85%) XML
2 21 (4.23%) HTML
3 17 (3.43%) Kafka
4 15 (3.02%) Middleware
5 12 (2.42%) JSON
6 10 (2.02%) RESTful
7 9 (1.81%) .NET
7 9 (1.81%) TensorFlow
8 8 (1.61%) J2EE
9 7 (1.41%) SOAP
10 6 (1.21%) Caffe
10 6 (1.21%) MDX
10 6 (1.21%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (1.21%) Theano
10 6 (1.21%) Web Services
11 5 (1.01%) GraphX
11 5 (1.01%) Keras
12 4 (0.81%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.81%) Node.js
13 3 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 153 (30.85%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 34 (6.85%) Algorithms
3 34 (6.85%) Credit Risk
4 23 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.63%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.01%) Life Science
9 5 (1.01%) NHS
10 4 (0.81%) User Experience
11 3 (0.60%) LIMS
11 3 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.60%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) FMCG
12 2 (0.40%) Social Media
12 2 (0.40%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.48%) Unix
2 12 (2.42%) Linux
2 12 (2.42%) Windows
3 6 (1.21%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (33.67%) Analytics
2 121 (24.40%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (20.56%) Data Science
4 97 (19.56%) ETL
5 83 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (15.12%) Visualisation
7 72 (14.52%) Data Management
8 62 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 62 (12.50%) Statistics
9 61 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (10.28%) Data Analysis
11 50 (10.08%) Data Visualisation
12 48 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (8.67%) Mathematics
14 37 (7.46%) Data Analytics
14 37 (7.46%) Machine Learning
15 35 (7.06%) Data Governance
16 33 (6.65%) Decision-Making
17 31 (6.25%) Migration
18 28 (5.65%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 250 (50.40%) SQL
2 146 (29.44%) R
3 125 (25.20%) Python
4 48 (9.68%) Java
5 34 (6.85%) MATLAB
6 25 (5.04%) Scala
7 20 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 19 (3.83%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.63%) JavaScript
10 17 (3.43%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.23%) VBA
12 11 (2.22%) C#
13 7 (1.41%) C++
13 7 (1.41%) PROC SQL
14 6 (1.21%) C
14 6 (1.21%) Ruby
14 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.81%) Java 8
15 4 (0.81%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 81 (16.33%) Degree
2 19 (3.83%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (3.63%) Master's Degree
4 14 (2.82%) PhD
5 9 (1.81%) SAS Certification
5 9 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) CISM
8 3 (0.60%) CISSP
9 2 (0.40%) CCDP
9 2 (0.40%) CCNP
9 2 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.40%) MBA
9 2 (0.40%) PMP
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.09%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.83%) GDPR
2 19 (3.83%) IFRS
3 18 (3.63%) IFRS 9
3 18 (3.63%) QA
4 8 (1.61%) PMO
5 5 (1.01%) GCP
6 4 (0.81%) SLA
7 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.60%) GLP
7 3 (0.60%) GMP
7 3 (0.60%) GxP
8 2 (0.40%) CDISC
8 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (3.02%) Apache Flume
2 7 (1.41%) HDFS
3 2 (0.40%) Docker
3 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 5 (1.01%) Terraform
2 4 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.60%) Kibana
3 3 (0.60%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.20%) Control-M
5 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 89 (17.94%) Oracle
2 85 (17.14%) Tableau
3 43 (8.67%) Teradata
4 40 (8.06%) Informatica
5 38 (7.66%) SAP
6 37 (7.46%) IBM
7 35 (7.06%) Microsoft
8 28 (5.65%) Google
8 28 (5.65%) Talend
9 19 (3.83%) Cloudera
10 18 (3.63%) Alteryx
11 12 (2.42%) Ab Initio
12 9 (1.81%) Netezza
13 8 (1.61%) Datameer
14 7 (1.41%) CA
14 7 (1.41%) Hortonworks
15 6 (1.21%) Cognos
16 5 (1.01%) Adobe
16 5 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com