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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 128 65
Rank change year-on-year +70 -63  
Contract jobs citing SAS 55 29 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.57% 0.99% 2.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.37% 4.57% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 47
Median daily rate £433 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.89% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 336 634 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.67% 21.62% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 341 271
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +29 38 £438 +18.24% 22
Glasgow +14 13 £414 +38.08% 2
Stirling - 4 £475 -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (61.80%) Finance
2 49 (55.06%) SQL
3 36 (40.45%) Analytics
4 28 (31.46%) Banking
5 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (23.60%) Data Analysis
7 17 (19.10%) Python
7 17 (19.10%) MATLAB
8 16 (17.98%) ETL
8 16 (17.98%) Data Management
8 16 (17.98%) Teradata
9 15 (16.85%) Retail
9 15 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (16.85%) Risk Analytics
9 15 (16.85%) Mathematics
10 14 (15.73%) Statistics
11 13 (14.61%) QlikView
11 13 (14.61%) Machine Learning
11 13 (14.61%) R
11 13 (14.61%) Regulatory Compliance
12 12 (13.48%) Big Data
12 12 (13.48%) Oracle
13 11 (12.36%) Data Modelling
13 11 (12.36%) IBM
13 11 (12.36%) Retail Banking
14 10 (11.24%) Degree
14 10 (11.24%) Time Management
14 10 (11.24%) Hadoop
14 10 (11.24%) Visualisation
14 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel

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 7 (7.87%) CICS
1 7 (7.87%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.62%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Kerberos
1 7 (7.87%) SSH
1 7 (7.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (14.61%) QlikView
3 12 (13.48%) Big Data
4 10 (11.24%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (7.87%) DB2
6 7 (7.87%) Spotfire
7 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
9 3 (3.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (3.37%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.25%) MS Access
10 2 (2.25%) OLAP
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) ERwin
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.12%) ProC
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 55 (61.80%) Finance
2 28 (31.46%) Banking
3 15 (16.85%) Retail
4 11 (12.36%) Retail Banking
5 5 (5.62%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (55.06%) Analyst
2 22 (24.72%) Data Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) SAS Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Analytics Manager
5 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Programmer
6 5 (5.62%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) SAS Data Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Business Data Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Designer
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) ISPF
1 7 (7.87%) Middleware
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) Ajax
4 3 (3.37%) CSS
4 3 (3.37%) CSS3
4 3 (3.37%) Ext JS
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) HTML5
4 3 (3.37%) JSON
5 2 (2.25%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.12%) NumPy
6 1 (1.12%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Mainframe
3 7 (7.87%) Credit Risk
3 7 (7.87%) PKI
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.37%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Unix
2 7 (7.87%) zOS
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) MVS
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) Analytics
2 21 (23.60%) Data Analysis
3 16 (17.98%) Data Management
3 16 (17.98%) ETL
4 15 (16.85%) Mathematics
4 15 (16.85%) Risk Analytics
5 14 (15.73%) Statistics
6 13 (14.61%) Machine Learning
6 13 (14.61%) Regulatory Compliance
7 11 (12.36%) Data Modelling
8 10 (11.24%) Time Management
8 10 (11.24%) Visualisation
9 9 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.11%) Applied Mathematics
9 9 (10.11%) Migration
9 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.99%) Data Extraction
11 7 (7.87%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (55.06%) SQL
2 17 (19.10%) MATLAB
2 17 (19.10%) Python
3 13 (14.61%) R
4 9 (10.11%) JCL
5 7 (7.87%) Assembly Language
5 7 (7.87%) CLIST
5 7 (7.87%) Perl
5 7 (7.87%) REXX
6 6 (6.74%) Java
6 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.62%) VBA
8 4 (4.49%) VB
9 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.37%) Prolog
10 2 (2.25%) C
10 2 (2.25%) C#
10 2 (2.25%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) ABAP
11 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) PhD
3 5 (5.62%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.25%) CIMA
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (7.87%) RACF
1 7 (7.87%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Teradata
2 12 (13.48%) Oracle
3 11 (12.36%) IBM
4 8 (8.99%) Cloudera
4 8 (8.99%) Tableau
5 7 (7.87%) CA
5 7 (7.87%) Sybase
6 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.49%) Informatica
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) Cognos
9 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
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