Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 128 124
Rank change year-on-year +43 -4 -28
Contract jobs citing SAS 107 53 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.12% 1.22% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.68% 6.08% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 41
Scotland median daily rate £419 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +4.29% -0.91%
10th Percentile £278 £312 £333
90th Percentile £505 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £16.66 £40.00
% change year-on-year +95.14% -58.36% +81.88%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 844 872 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.72% 20.06% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 528 498
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -4.33%
10th Percentile £225 £218 £179
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +8 77 £425 - 11
Glasgow +11 26 £388 - 1
Stirling - 2 £475 -
Highlands - 2 £250 -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 62 (57.94%) Finance
2 61 (57.01%) SQL
3 40 (37.38%) Banking
4 30 (28.04%) Analytics
5 25 (23.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 22 (20.56%) Retail Banking
7 21 (19.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 19 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (15.89%) IBM
9 17 (15.89%) Time Management
10 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (14.02%) Kerberos
11 15 (14.02%) SSL
11 15 (14.02%) MQSeries
11 15 (14.02%) Sybase
11 15 (14.02%) DB2
11 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (14.02%) Unix
11 15 (14.02%) Mainframe
11 15 (14.02%) CICS
11 15 (14.02%) Assembly Language
11 15 (14.02%) CA
11 15 (14.02%) REXX
11 15 (14.02%) zOS
11 15 (14.02%) RACF
11 15 (14.02%) JCL
11 15 (14.02%) Middleware
11 15 (14.02%) Security Management
11 15 (14.02%) PKI

SAS
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.02%) CICS
1 15 (14.02%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (23.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (19.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.87%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) Kerberos
1 15 (14.02%) SSH
1 15 (14.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) DB2
2 13 (12.15%) Hadoop
3 12 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.48%) SAS EBI
4 8 (7.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (6.54%) Big Data
5 7 (6.54%) QlikView
5 7 (6.54%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.80%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.80%) Power BI
10 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.87%) DataStage
10 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.87%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) ERwin
General
1 62 (57.94%) Finance
2 40 (37.38%) Banking
3 22 (20.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Analyst
2 24 (22.43%) Data Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Developer
4 12 (11.21%) SAS Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Consultant
6 9 (8.41%) Programmer
7 7 (6.54%) SAS Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) SAS Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) Assembler Programmer
8 6 (5.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.61%) Mainframe Programmer
8 6 (5.61%) RACF Programmer
8 6 (5.61%) SAS Programmer
9 4 (3.74%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.74%) Data Migration Architect
9 4 (3.74%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Migration Architect
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) ISPF
1 15 (14.02%) Middleware
2 7 (6.54%) HTML
3 6 (5.61%) Ajax
3 6 (5.61%) CSS
3 6 (5.61%) CSS3
3 6 (5.61%) Ext JS
3 6 (5.61%) HTML5
3 6 (5.61%) JSON
3 6 (5.61%) REST
4 2 (1.87%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) NumPy
5 1 (0.93%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.02%) Mainframe
2 15 (14.02%) PKI
3 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.87%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Unix
1 15 (14.02%) zOS
2 2 (1.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Analytics
2 19 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (15.89%) Time Management
4 16 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (14.02%) Data Analysis
5 15 (14.02%) People Management
5 15 (14.02%) Project Planning
5 15 (14.02%) Security Management
6 14 (13.08%) Information Security
7 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.41%) Migration
8 8 (7.48%) Data Management
8 8 (7.48%) Visualisation
9 7 (6.54%) Visual Analytics
10 6 (5.61%) Data Analytics
10 6 (5.61%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.61%) Front End Development
11 5 (4.67%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (4.67%) ETL
11 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 61 (57.01%) SQL
2 15 (14.02%) Assembly Language
2 15 (14.02%) CLIST
2 15 (14.02%) JCL
2 15 (14.02%) REXX
3 14 (13.08%) Perl
3 14 (13.08%) Shell Script
4 12 (11.21%) Python
5 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.61%) Java
6 6 (5.61%) Prolog
7 4 (3.74%) R
8 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.87%) VB
9 2 (1.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.93%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.87%) CIMA
3 2 (1.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.87%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (14.02%) RACF
1 15 (14.02%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) IBM
2 15 (14.02%) CA
2 15 (14.02%) Sybase
3 14 (13.08%) Teradata
4 10 (9.35%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.74%) Informatica
6 3 (2.80%) Cognos
6 3 (2.80%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.87%) Tableau
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.93%) Splunk