The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
UK / Scotland
Rank 70 64 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 +31  
Contract jobs citing SAS 34 67 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.97% 2.60% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.59% 14.08% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 21
Median daily rate £438 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -0.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 270 476 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.61% 18.48% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 289 232
Median daily rate £358 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +0.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £265 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in Scotland

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in Scotland

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in Scotland

SAS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh -9 30 £450 +5.88% 16
Glasgow +7 4 £325 -53.57% 1
SAS
UK

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SAS.

1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 22 (41.51%) Banking
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 19 (35.85%) Analytics
4 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (30.19%) Teradata
6 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (22.64%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (20.75%) Data Analysis
8 10 (18.87%) ETL
9 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
9 9 (16.98%) Data Management
10 8 (15.09%) Retail
10 8 (15.09%) Retail Banking
10 8 (15.09%) Credit Risk
10 8 (15.09%) Cloudera
11 7 (13.21%) Big Data
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.21%) Migration
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
12 6 (11.32%) Oracle
12 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
12 6 (11.32%) Degree
12 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
12 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (9.43%) Mathematics
13 5 (9.43%) Data Architecture
13 5 (9.43%) Web Services
13 5 (9.43%) Data Analytics

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) SPSS
2 1 (1.89%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.21%) Big Data
3 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.66%) QlikView
5 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.77%) OLAP
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.89%) MS Access
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.89%) SAS EBI
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 22 (41.51%) Banking
3 8 (15.09%) Retail
3 8 (15.09%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) SAS Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Data Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) SAS Developer
5 4 (7.55%) SAS Data Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Designer
6 3 (5.66%) SAS Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SAS Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Insight Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Analytics
2 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.75%) Data Analysis
4 10 (18.87%) ETL
5 9 (16.98%) Data Management
5 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Data Analytics
8 5 (9.43%) Data Architecture
8 5 (9.43%) Mathematics
8 5 (9.43%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (7.55%) Data Extraction
9 4 (7.55%) Master Data Management
9 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.55%) Statistics
9 4 (7.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) R
3 4 (7.55%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.77%) JCL
4 2 (3.77%) VBA
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) CCNP
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) MCP
2 1 (1.89%) PhD
2 1 (1.89%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Teradata
2 8 (15.09%) Cloudera
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) Cognos
6 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.89%) RapidMiner
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
6 1 (1.89%) VMware