The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 29 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.

SAS System
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAS 5 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.58% 14.85% 8.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 38.46% 71.43% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 12
Median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Halifax with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 13 21 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 17.11% 20.79% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 17
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAS in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 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 Halifax region with a requirement for SAS.

1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (41.67%) Credit Risk
3 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) ETL Development
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) OLAP
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) ISEB
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Data Quality Specialist
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) SAS Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Credit Risk
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Development
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Teradata