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 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 51 31
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20  
Contract jobs citing SAS 5 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.45% 0.47% 4.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.81% 2.04% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 15
Median daily rate £363 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -20.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £428 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £448 £680
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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 98 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.29% 22.84% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 69 52
Median daily rate £356 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 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 28 March 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
Blackburn - 4 £369 -
Preston - 1 £250 -
SAS
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SAS.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Master Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) DataFlux
4 2 (22.22%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) DSL
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (11.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Sahi
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) WATIR
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
1 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Data Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) DataFlux
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NETGEAR
3 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
3 1 (11.11%) VMware