The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 April 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing SAS 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.63% 0.33% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 1.96% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £425 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.29%  
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 £67.50 - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 65 51 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.57% 16.89% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 35
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £306 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SAS.

1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Rsyslog
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Personalization
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) ERwin
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (33.33%) Route 53
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mart
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ERwin
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Personalization
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Teradata