Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 January 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 152 87
Rank change year-on-year +7 -65 +35
Contract jobs citing SAS 60 70 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.13% 2.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.11% 6.94% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 172
North West median daily rate £525 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £364 £325 £339
90th Percentile £615 £551 £574
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
North West median hourly rate - £9.19 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.58% -
England median hourly rate £19.34 £17.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.76% -57.50% -5.88%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 844 1,009 1,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.54% 16.35% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 650 784
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £274 £225
90th Percentile £598 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 83
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.86 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -23.79% +15.80%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £19.43 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the North West

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in the North West

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the North West

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in the North West

SAS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Cheshire +14 21 £400 -
Manchester -8 14 £513 +24.24% 6
Merseyside +14 12 £525 +16.67% 1
Lancashire +11 9 £610 +62.67% 3
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SAS.

1 36 (60.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
2 17 (28.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (26.67%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Data Management
4 15 (25.00%) Analytics
5 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (18.33%) Big Data
6 11 (18.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 10 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 10 (16.67%) Unix
7 10 (16.67%) Oracle
8 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (15.00%) Data Integration
9 7 (11.67%) Retail
9 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
9 7 (11.67%) Linux
9 7 (11.67%) Data Architecture
9 7 (11.67%) Data Governance
9 7 (11.67%) Apache Hive
9 7 (11.67%) R
9 7 (11.67%) Hadoop
9 7 (11.67%) Visualisation
9 7 (11.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (10.00%) SFIA

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (5.00%) Route 53
1 3 (5.00%) Serverless
1 3 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) SMTP
1 3 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (18.33%) Big Data
2 11 (18.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 9 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (11.67%) Apache Hive
4 7 (11.67%) Hadoop
4 7 (11.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (8.33%) Base SAS
5 5 (8.33%) Data Lake
5 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.33%) HBase
5 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (8.33%) Pentaho
5 5 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.00%) OLAP
6 3 (5.00%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.67%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) ERwin
2 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) GitLab
3 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 36 (60.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Marketing
5 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) SAS Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) SAS Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Data Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Lead Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Lead Data Architect
7 5 (8.33%) SAS Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) Ajax
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) jQuery
4 1 (1.67%) JSON
4 1 (1.67%) React
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.67%) WCF
4 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.33%) Market Risk
4 3 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.00%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Unix
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Analytics
1 15 (25.00%) Data Management
2 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) Data Integration
3 9 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.67%) Data Architecture
4 7 (11.67%) Data Governance
4 7 (11.67%) ETL
4 7 (11.67%) Visualisation
5 6 (10.00%) Scrum
5 6 (10.00%) SFIA
5 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.33%) Data Strategy
6 5 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.33%) Information Assurance
6 5 (8.33%) Metadata Management
6 5 (8.33%) Open Source
6 5 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (11.67%) R
4 4 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) IFRS
3 2 (3.33%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.67%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Rsyslog
3 1 (1.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Tableau
3 5 (8.33%) CA
3 5 (8.33%) Informatica
4 4 (6.67%) DataFlux
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.00%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.67%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.67%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.67%) IBM