Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

SAS System
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 320 223
Rank change year-on-year -38 -97 -2
Contract jobs citing SAS 644 745 1183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.76% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.07% 4.11% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 509 864
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £313
90th Percentile £675 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
England median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.63% -62.49% +81.94%
10th Percentile £19.34 £9.19 £18.69
90th Percentile £58.45 £73.00 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £16.66 £40.00
% change year-on-year +95.14% -58.36% +81.88%

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 15814 18137 18404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.67% 18.55% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10486 11824 11695
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.88% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 450 552
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.83 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -70 266 £480 +6.67% 33
South East +63 127 £445 +4.71% 12
North of England +7 122 £450 +5.88% 23
North West +5 66 £525 +31.25% 20
South West -2 60 £450 +30.43% 7
Yorkshire +10 58 £450 +5.88% 3
Midlands -6 53 £375 - 3
West Midlands +22 43 £400 -5.88% 3
North East +41 11 £610 +19.61%
East of England -22 11 £400 -5.88% 12
East Midlands -27 10 £325 -5.45%
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 284 (44.10%) SQL
2 213 (33.07%) Finance
3 182 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (27.64%) Analytics
5 146 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
6 121 (18.79%) R
7 120 (18.63%) Data Warehouse
8 110 (17.08%) Microsoft Excel
9 109 (16.93%) Big Data
10 107 (16.61%) ETL
11 104 (16.15%) Oracle
12 100 (15.53%) Banking
13 95 (14.75%) Hadoop
14 90 (13.98%) Linux
15 89 (13.82%) Tableau
16 86 (13.35%) Data Analysis
17 82 (12.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 81 (12.58%) Degree
18 81 (12.58%) Visualisation
19 80 (12.42%) Python
20 79 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
21 72 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
22 71 (11.02%) Unix
23 62 (9.63%) Data Modelling
24 61 (9.47%) Migration
25 60 (9.32%) Data Quality
26 57 (8.85%) Retail
26 57 (8.85%) Statistics
26 57 (8.85%) Microsoft
26 57 (8.85%) SPSS

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 49 (7.61%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.17%) Apache
3 9 (1.40%) ArcGIS
3 9 (1.40%) Confluence
4 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (17.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (8.85%) SPSS
3 36 (5.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (3.73%) Stata
5 19 (2.95%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (2.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.31%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) EViews
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.62%) Unica
3 2 (0.31%) Actimize
3 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clinical
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.55%) SaaS
5 7 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.09%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.93%) Route 53
6 6 (0.93%) Serverless
6 6 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.62%) GitHub
8 4 (0.62%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Office 365
10 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.33%) Firewall
2 12 (1.86%) NAS
3 11 (1.71%) SAN
4 9 (1.40%) SMS
5 8 (1.24%) Network Security
5 8 (1.24%) VoIP
6 7 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (0.93%) DNS
7 6 (0.93%) SMTP
7 6 (0.93%) SSH
7 6 (0.93%) SSL
7 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.78%) LAN
8 5 (0.78%) WAN
9 4 (0.62%) LDAP
10 3 (0.47%) DHCP
10 3 (0.47%) FTP
10 3 (0.47%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (18.63%) Data Warehouse
2 109 (16.93%) Big Data
3 95 (14.75%) Hadoop
4 82 (12.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 52 (8.07%) Base SAS
6 51 (7.92%) SQL Server
7 48 (7.45%) Relational Database
8 46 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 44 (6.83%) Power BI
10 41 (6.37%) Apache Hive
10 41 (6.37%) SAS EBI
11 38 (5.90%) QlikView
12 36 (5.59%) BusinessObjects
13 29 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (3.73%) Data Mining
14 24 (3.73%) RDBMS
14 24 (3.73%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 22 (3.42%) Oracle BI EE
16 21 (3.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (2.33%) ProC
2 13 (2.02%) ERwin
3 12 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.71%) JIRA
5 8 (1.24%) Toad
6 7 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (0.93%) GitLab
7 6 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.93%) Subversion
8 4 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.31%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.31%) JMeter
10 2 (0.31%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.31%) Selenium
10 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 213 (33.07%) Finance
2 100 (15.53%) Banking
3 57 (8.85%) Retail
4 53 (8.23%) Marketing
5 30 (4.66%) Retail Banking
6 19 (2.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.24%) Legal
9 7 (1.09%) Advertising
10 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.93%) Retail Finance
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) International Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (29.19%) Analyst
2 126 (19.57%) Developer
3 87 (13.51%) SAS Developer
4 65 (10.09%) Data Analyst
5 61 (9.47%) SAS Analyst
6 47 (7.30%) Architect
7 45 (6.99%) Consultant
8 40 (6.21%) Administrator
9 32 (4.97%) Business Analyst
10 30 (4.66%) Data Scientist
11 29 (4.50%) Data Engineer
12 26 (4.04%) SAS Administrator
12 26 (4.04%) SAS Consultant
13 25 (3.88%) Data Architect
14 17 (2.64%) SAS Business Analyst
15 16 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
16 15 (2.33%) Risk Analyst
16 15 (2.33%) Senior Data Engineer
17 14 (2.17%) Banking Analyst
17 14 (2.17%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.14%) XML
2 22 (3.42%) REST
3 11 (1.71%) JSON
4 10 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
5 8 (1.24%) Ajax
5 8 (1.24%) CSS
5 8 (1.24%) D3.js
5 8 (1.24%) HTML
5 8 (1.24%) MLlib
6 6 (0.93%) CSS3
6 6 (0.93%) HTML5
6 6 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.93%) Web Services
6 6 (0.93%) XSD
7 5 (0.78%) .NET
7 5 (0.78%) Kafka
7 5 (0.78%) SOAP
8 4 (0.62%) Ext JS
8 4 (0.62%) jQuery
8 4 (0.62%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 182 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.83%) Credit Risk
3 42 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.86%) User Experience
7 11 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.55%) Linked Data
8 10 (1.55%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.93%) NHS
12 6 (0.93%) PKI
13 5 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.98%) Linux
2 71 (11.02%) Unix
3 54 (8.39%) Windows
4 11 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.24%) CentOS
7 6 (0.93%) VMS
8 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.47%) MVS
9 3 (0.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) SUSE
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (27.64%) Analytics
2 146 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (16.61%) ETL
4 86 (13.35%) Data Analysis
5 81 (12.58%) Visualisation
6 79 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (9.63%) Data Modelling
9 61 (9.47%) Migration
10 57 (8.85%) Statistics
11 55 (8.54%) Data Management
12 53 (8.23%) Data Visualisation
13 51 (7.92%) Project Management
14 50 (7.76%) Data Integration
15 47 (7.30%) Mathematics
16 44 (6.83%) Data Analytics
17 41 (6.37%) Machine Learning
18 37 (5.75%) CRM
19 30 (4.66%) Risk Management
20 29 (4.50%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 284 (44.10%) SQL
2 121 (18.79%) R
3 80 (12.42%) Python
4 48 (7.45%) VBA
5 45 (6.99%) Java
6 40 (6.21%) SAS Macro
7 29 (4.50%) Shell Script
8 26 (4.04%) MATLAB
9 22 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.33%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.33%) PROC SQL
13 14 (2.17%) AWK
13 14 (2.17%) Scala
13 14 (2.17%) sed
13 14 (2.17%) VBScript
14 13 (2.02%) C#
15 8 (1.24%) Perl
15 8 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (12.58%) Degree
2 46 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.11%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.86%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.55%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.24%) CCNP
7 8 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.09%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CCIE
9 4 (0.62%) CCNA
9 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PhD
11 1 (0.16%) PMP
11 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.32%) Data Quality
2 39 (6.06%) IFRS
3 38 (5.90%) IFRS 9
4 35 (5.43%) QA
5 9 (1.40%) GDPR
6 6 (0.93%) Basel II
6 6 (0.93%) SLA
7 5 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.47%) GCP
8 3 (0.47%) PSD2
9 2 (0.31%) CDISC
9 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.16%) Basel III
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.93%) NFS
2 6 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (0.93%) Veritas File System
3 5 (0.78%) HDFS
4 4 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.17%) Puppet
2 8 (1.24%) Ansible
2 8 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.93%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.93%) Rsyslog
3 6 (0.93%) Terraform
4 4 (0.62%) Control-M
4 4 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.47%) Rundeck
5 3 (0.47%) SnapMirror
5 3 (0.47%) SnapVault
5 3 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.31%) Ambari
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) vMotion
Vendors
1 104 (16.15%) Oracle
2 89 (13.82%) Tableau
3 57 (8.85%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.12%) SAP
5 31 (4.81%) Teradata
6 26 (4.04%) Cognos
6 26 (4.04%) IBM
7 23 (3.57%) Informatica
8 18 (2.80%) MicroStrategy
9 17 (2.64%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.17%) Greenplum
11 12 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.71%) Google
13 10 (1.55%) Netezza
14 8 (1.24%) Cisco
14 8 (1.24%) F5
14 8 (1.24%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.09%) Adobe
15 7 (1.09%) MuleSoft
15 7 (1.09%) Talend