The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 June 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SAS 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.50% - 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.13% - 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £425 - £515
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31 105 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.31% 23.97% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 66 51
Median daily rate £431 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Lancashire

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in Lancashire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in Lancashire

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in Lancashire

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 3 £438 -
Preston - 2 £338 -
SAS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SAS.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
5 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (20.00%) vMotion
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) DSL
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (20.00%) MPLS
1 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (20.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (30.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (20.00%) DB2
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) SAS Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) DataFlux
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) NETGEAR
3 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Capita