Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 79 111
Rank change year-on-year -67 +32 -19
Contract jobs citing SAS 56 85 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 2.25% 1.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.93% 14.55% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 68
Scotland median daily rate £413 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £339 £313
90th Percentile £500 £513 £561
UK median daily rate £430 £436 £450
% change year-on-year -1.43% -3.06% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -64.50% - -

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 808 584 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.51% 15.44% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 355 629
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +4.59%
10th Percentile £210 £150 £220
90th Percentile £500 £513 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 21
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -52.63% +83.13%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.82 £14.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -7.32% +7.89%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 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
Edinburgh -33 47 £403 -10.56% 17
Stirling -7 3 £475 -
Glasgow -36 3 - - 5
West Lothian - 3 £475 -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SAS.

1 47 (83.93%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) SQL
3 18 (32.14%) Analytics
4 15 (26.79%) Banking
5 14 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (19.64%) Teradata
8 10 (17.86%) Hadoop
9 9 (16.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 9 (16.07%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (14.29%) R
10 8 (14.29%) Data Quality
11 7 (12.50%) Base SAS
11 7 (12.50%) Python
11 7 (12.50%) Migration
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (10.71%) Data Science
13 5 (8.93%) Decision-Making
13 5 (8.93%) Data Lake
13 5 (8.93%) Apache Spark
13 5 (8.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (8.93%) Java
13 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
13 5 (8.93%) Data Management
13 5 (8.93%) Google
13 5 (8.93%) Retail Banking

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 5 (8.93%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.57%) CICS
2 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.57%) SSH
1 2 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) Hadoop
2 9 (16.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (12.50%) Base SAS
4 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (8.93%) Data Lake
4 5 (8.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.14%) QlikView
5 4 (7.14%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 3 (5.36%) Apache Hive
6 3 (5.36%) Big Data
6 3 (5.36%) DB2
6 3 (5.36%) Impala
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.79%) HBase
7 1 (1.79%) MS Access
7 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 47 (83.93%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Data Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) SAS Developer
4 10 (17.86%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Data Scientist
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Data Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Fraud Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) ISPF
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Akka
2 1 (1.79%) Kafka
2 1 (1.79%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Unix
1 2 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Analytics
2 14 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.71%) Data Science
5 5 (8.93%) Data Management
5 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.93%) Decision-Making
6 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (7.14%) Data Extraction
6 4 (7.14%) Data Lineage
6 4 (7.14%) Machine Learning
6 4 (7.14%) Visual Analytics
7 3 (5.36%) Data Mapping
7 3 (5.36%) Data Transformation
7 3 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.36%) Time Management
7 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) R
3 7 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) Scala
5 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.36%) Perl
6 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.57%) CLIST
7 2 (3.57%) JCL
7 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (3.57%) RACF
1 2 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Ambari
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.57%) zSecure
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Teradata
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) Google
4 4 (7.14%) Cognos
5 3 (5.36%) Sybase
6 2 (3.57%) CA
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) Informatica
6 2 (3.57%) MapR
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.79%) Tableau