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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
England / North West
Rank 100 127 79
Rank change year-on-year +27 -48  
Contract jobs citing SAS 31 31 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 0.81% 2.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.67% 4.58% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 41
Median daily rate £365 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £483 £620
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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 404 677 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 17.64% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 371 287
Median daily rate £360 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.74% -12.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.70 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +5 12 £350 -17.64% 15
Cheshire +32 9 £365 +0.68% 1
Lancashire +21 5 £363 -17.14%
Merseyside +3 3 £600 +45.45%
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for SAS.

1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (26.32%) Analytics
4 12 (21.05%) Retail
4 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.05%) Big Data
5 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
5 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (17.54%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) ETL
6 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (14.04%) Credit Risk
7 8 (14.04%) Python
7 8 (14.04%) Oracle
8 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.28%) MS Office
8 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (10.53%) Marketing
9 6 (10.53%) Data Management
9 6 (10.53%) Java
9 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
9 6 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.77%) Ext JS
10 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
10 5 (8.77%) R
10 5 (8.77%) REST

SAS
Top Related 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 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
2 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.02%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (5.26%) Route 53
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Internet
1 3 (5.26%) SMTP
1 3 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) DHCP
2 1 (1.75%) DNS
2 1 (1.75%) DSL
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.75%) MPLS
2 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.75%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Big Data
2 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 4 (7.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
6 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.51%) DB2
7 2 (3.51%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.75%) SAS EBI
8 1 (1.75%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) GitLab
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.75%) ERwin
4 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) Mocha
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.75%) ProC
4 1 (1.75%) Sahi
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.75%) TestRail
4 1 (1.75%) WATIR
General
1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Marketing
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) SAS Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.77%) Grid Architect
5 5 (8.77%) SAS Architect
5 5 (8.77%) SAS Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Data Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Data Scientist
7 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) SAS Programmer
8 2 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Customer Insight Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Insight Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) CSS
1 5 (8.77%) Ext JS
1 5 (8.77%) HTML
1 5 (8.77%) REST
2 4 (7.02%) Ajax
2 4 (7.02%) CSS3
2 4 (7.02%) HTML5
2 4 (7.02%) JSON
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) XML
5 1 (1.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Credit Risk
3 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.26%) FMCG
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) CentOS
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Analytics
2 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) ETL
5 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) Data Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.77%) Data Analytics
7 5 (8.77%) Defect Management
7 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Actionable Insight
8 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
9 3 (5.26%) Machine Learning
9 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.26%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Statistics
9 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.26%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) R
5 3 (5.26%) VBA
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) PROC SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Prolog
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
7 1 (1.75%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.26%) PhD
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) SAS Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) CISA
4 1 (1.75%) CISM
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) Rsyslog
2 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) Tableau
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Teradata
5 2 (3.51%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Informatica
6 1 (1.75%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
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