Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 401 389 412
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 +33
Contract jobs citing SAS 382 100 430
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 2.56% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 50 227
10th Percentile £356 £323 £347
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £492 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.63% +3.58% +5.56%
75th Percentile £576 £574 £550
90th Percentile £650 £603 £655
UK median daily rate £506 £482 £473
% change year-on-year +4.98% +1.83% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 19
10th Percentile £57.29 £17.12 £16.20
25th Percentile £59.41 £21.13 £20.50
Median hourly rate £63.38 £23.43 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +170.49% +6.50% +10.00%
75th Percentile £66.91 £34.23 £33.74
90th Percentile £68.76 £45.15 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £41.88 £23.43 £21.48
% change year-on-year +78.72% +9.09% -2.38%

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 8,635 3,907 11,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.87% 14.70% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,992 2,667 7,761
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 108 240
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.56 £13.61
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.19 £19.98
Median % change year-on-year +5.90% +11.05% -0.09%
75th Percentile £51.00 £35.63 £35.99
90th Percentile £65.52 £57.17 £52.28
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.96
% change year-on-year +9.47% +6.80% +4.78%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -103 163 £513 +8.75% 43
Midlands -4 88 £495 +0.61% 14
West Midlands +6 83 £498 -0.50% 12
South East -50 42 £477 -13.27% 11
North of England -62 39 £536 +12.30% 19
Yorkshire -47 20 £558 +179.00% 8
North West -46 18 £495 -10.00% 9
South West - 6 £525 - 5
East Midlands -34 4 £395 -2.35% 2
East of England -50 4 £495 +4.21% 4
North East -10 1 £550 - 2
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 203 (53.14%) SQL
2 160 (41.88%) Analytics
3 136 (35.60%) Python
4 115 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (28.01%) Oracle
6 90 (23.56%) Business Intelligence
7 88 (23.04%) Social Skills
8 83 (21.73%) Analytical Skills
8 83 (21.73%) ETL
8 83 (21.73%) R
9 82 (21.47%) Azure
10 78 (20.42%) Software Engineering
10 78 (20.42%) Scrum
11 76 (19.90%) Unix
11 76 (19.90%) Data Analytics
12 75 (19.63%) AWS
12 75 (19.63%) Finance
13 73 (19.11%) JIRA
14 71 (18.59%) Linux
15 70 (18.32%) Confluence
16 69 (18.06%) Data Modelling
17 68 (17.80%) Data Warehouse
18 66 (17.28%) Hadoop
19 65 (17.02%) Requirements Gathering
20 64 (16.75%) Process Improvement
21 60 (15.71%) Tableau
22 59 (15.45%) Data Extraction
23 58 (15.18%) Configuration Management
24 57 (14.92%) Informatica
25 53 (13.87%) Java

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 70 (18.32%) Confluence
2 15 (3.93%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.14%) CICS
4 10 (2.62%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (1.05%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.79%) Apache
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (13.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (9.16%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.66%) SPSS
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle Clinical
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.26%) FastStats
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) Radian6
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (21.47%) Azure
2 75 (19.63%) AWS
3 42 (10.99%) Power Platform
4 24 (6.28%) Adobe Analytics
5 13 (3.40%) GCP
5 13 (3.40%) SaaS
6 11 (2.88%) Google Analytics
7 8 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.83%) Azure Functions
8 7 (1.83%) Serverless
8 7 (1.83%) Tricentis Tosca
9 5 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (1.31%) GitHub
10 4 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
11 3 (0.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.79%) PaaS
12 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.52%) Azure Logic Apps
12 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.83%) 2.5G
1 7 (1.83%) 3G
1 7 (1.83%) 4G
1 7 (1.83%) 5G
1 7 (1.83%) Converged Networks
1 7 (1.83%) LTE
1 7 (1.83%) SMS
1 7 (1.83%) VoIP
1 7 (1.83%) VoLTE
1 7 (1.83%) VoWiFi
2 2 (0.52%) Internet
2 2 (0.52%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.26%) DNS
3 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.26%) MVNO
3 1 (0.26%) Network Security
3 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
3 1 (0.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.80%) Data Warehouse
2 66 (17.28%) Hadoop
3 60 (15.71%) Tableau
4 50 (13.09%) Apache Hive
5 45 (11.78%) MySQL
6 42 (10.99%) Power BI
7 35 (9.16%) Base SAS
8 34 (8.90%) Pentaho
9 30 (7.85%) Big Data
10 29 (7.59%) HBase
11 26 (6.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 24 (6.28%) SQL Server
13 20 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (5.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 19 (4.97%) Oracle Database
15 17 (4.45%) Data Mining
15 17 (4.45%) DB2
15 17 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (4.19%) Impala
17 12 (3.14%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 73 (19.11%) JIRA
2 41 (10.73%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.95%) Jenkins
4 33 (8.64%) Bitbucket
5 32 (8.38%) GitLab
6 5 (1.31%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.31%) ProC
6 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.79%) Gatling
7 3 (0.79%) JMeter
7 3 (0.79%) PVCS
8 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.26%) git-flow
9 1 (0.26%) RStudio
9 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.26%) The Grinder
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 83 (21.73%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (19.63%) Finance
4 45 (11.78%) Public Sector
5 34 (8.90%) Banking
6 16 (4.19%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (2.88%) Marketing
8 9 (2.36%) Retail
9 8 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (2.09%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.83%) Billing
10 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.31%) Legal
13 4 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 96 (25.13%) Analyst
2 62 (16.23%) Data Analyst
3 59 (15.45%) Developer
4 29 (7.59%) Architect
5 27 (7.07%) Consultant
5 27 (7.07%) Software Engineer
6 21 (5.50%) SAS Analyst
7 20 (5.24%) Data Engineer
8 17 (4.45%) SAS Consultant
9 16 (4.19%) Digital Analyst
10 14 (3.66%) SAS Developer
11 13 (3.40%) Digital Analytics Analyst
12 12 (3.14%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.62%) Credit Analyst
13 10 (2.62%) SAS Architect
14 9 (2.36%) Administrator
14 9 (2.36%) Google Analytics Analyst
14 9 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (2.09%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (2.36%) Kafka
2 9 (2.36%) TensorFlow
3 8 (2.09%) Middleware
4 7 (1.83%) Keras
5 6 (1.57%) ggplot
5 6 (1.57%) RESTful
6 5 (1.31%) D3.js
6 5 (1.31%) PySpark
6 5 (1.31%) REST
6 5 (1.31%) Theano
7 4 (1.05%) .NET
7 4 (1.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.79%) EDI
8 3 (0.79%) Node.js
8 3 (0.79%) NumPy
8 3 (0.79%) Shiny
8 3 (0.79%) XML
9 2 (0.52%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.45%) Mainframe
2 15 (3.93%) Credit Risk
3 13 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.57%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (1.05%) Legacy Applications
10 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.05%) NHS
10 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.05%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.05%) Social Media
10 4 (1.05%) User Experience
11 3 (0.79%) CMDB
11 3 (0.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.90%) Unix
2 71 (18.59%) Linux
3 45 (11.78%) Windows
4 14 (3.66%) AIX
5 12 (3.14%) zOS
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Solaris
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (41.88%) Analytics
2 115 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (23.56%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (21.73%) ETL
5 78 (20.42%) Scrum
5 78 (20.42%) Software Engineering
6 76 (19.90%) Data Analytics
7 69 (18.06%) Data Modelling
8 65 (17.02%) Requirements Gathering
9 64 (16.75%) Process Improvement
10 59 (15.45%) Data Extraction
11 58 (15.18%) Configuration Management
12 52 (13.61%) DevOps
13 48 (12.57%) Visualisation
14 46 (12.04%) Migration
14 46 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (10.99%) Data Visualisation
17 37 (9.69%) Test Strategy
18 36 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 203 (53.14%) SQL
2 136 (35.60%) Python
3 83 (21.73%) R
4 53 (13.87%) Java
5 51 (13.35%) PL/SQL
6 35 (9.16%) Shell Script
7 34 (8.90%) HiveQL
8 31 (8.12%) SAS Macro
9 30 (7.85%) VBA
10 27 (7.07%) Perl
10 27 (7.07%) Scala
11 13 (3.40%) JCL
12 12 (3.14%) COBOL
12 12 (3.14%) REXX
13 9 (2.36%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.83%) Julia
15 6 (1.57%) C#
15 6 (1.57%) VB
16 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
16 5 (1.31%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.90%) Degree
4 18 (4.71%) SAS Certification
5 9 (2.36%) Master's Degree
6 8 (2.09%) CCNA
6 8 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.31%) PhD
8 5 (1.31%) Tableau Certification
9 4 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.52%) ISEB
10 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.52%) PMP
11 1 (0.26%) CCNP
11 1 (0.26%) CISSP
11 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.81%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) CDISC
4 4 (1.05%) IFRS
5 3 (0.79%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.52%) NCSC
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) HL7
7 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
7 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (8.64%) HDFS
2 12 (3.14%) Docker
2 12 (3.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 12 (3.14%) RACF
3 7 (1.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.45%) Ansible
2 16 (4.19%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.14%) Terraform
3 12 (3.14%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (2.09%) Consul
4 8 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (2.09%) Packer
4 8 (2.09%) Rancher
5 7 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.05%) Control-M
7 2 (0.52%) Oozie
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.26%) Kibana
8 1 (0.26%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.26%) vMotion
8 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (28.01%) Oracle
2 57 (14.92%) Informatica
3 39 (10.21%) Teradata
4 38 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.95%) Talend
5 24 (6.28%) Adobe
6 19 (4.97%) Google
6 19 (4.97%) IBM
7 15 (3.93%) SAP
8 12 (3.14%) Broadcom
8 12 (3.14%) Splunk
9 8 (2.09%) Cognos
10 6 (1.57%) Databricks
11 5 (1.31%) DataFlux
11 5 (1.31%) Netezza
12 4 (1.05%) Alteryx
12 4 (1.05%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.05%) Minitab
12 4 (1.05%) Red Hat