Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 108 133
Rank change year-on-year -20 +25 +1
Contract jobs citing SAS 71 89 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.78% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.50% 10.57% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 35
Scotland median daily rate £400 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% -3.24% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £313
90th Percentile £488 £500 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.92 £16.66
% change year-on-year -7.43% +55.63% -58.36%

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 747 842 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.39% 16.87% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 508 479
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.04%
10th Percentile £172 £225 £219
90th Percentile £580 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 16
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +15.94% -27.37%
10th Percentile £12.65 £15.03 £13.38
90th Percentile £36.53 £26.88 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -7 57 £396 -6.76% 13
Glasgow -29 13 £438 +12.90% 6
Highlands +2 1 - -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 46 (64.79%) Finance
2 42 (59.15%) SQL
3 18 (25.35%) Banking
4 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (18.31%) Base SAS
6 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (16.90%) Data Analysis
6 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (15.49%) Analytics
7 11 (15.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 9 (12.68%) Project Management
8 9 (12.68%) Oracle
8 9 (12.68%) Migration
8 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (11.27%) DB2
9 8 (11.27%) Python
9 8 (11.27%) Credit Risk
10 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (9.86%) Data Quality
10 7 (9.86%) Power BI
10 7 (9.86%) SAS Certification
10 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
10 7 (9.86%) Retail Banking
10 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.45%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (8.45%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (8.45%) IFRS

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 4 (5.63%) Apache
1 4 (5.63%) JBoss
1 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.41%) CICS
2 1 (1.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.41%) EViews
5 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.41%) SSH
2 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) Base SAS
2 11 (15.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 8 (11.27%) DB2
4 7 (9.86%) Power BI
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.45%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (8.45%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.63%) Data Mining
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.23%) MS Access
8 3 (4.23%) OLAP
8 3 (4.23%) QlikView
8 3 (4.23%) Spotfire
9 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (2.82%) SAS EBI
9 2 (2.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) ProC
2 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) JMeter
3 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.82%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.41%) RStudio
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (64.79%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Retail
7 1 (1.41%) Front Office
7 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Data Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Developer
4 13 (18.31%) SAS Developer
5 9 (12.68%) SAS Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Data Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Fraud Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Credit Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) ISPF
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Fintech
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Data Analysis
2 11 (15.49%) Analytics
3 9 (12.68%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (8.45%) Visualisation
6 5 (7.04%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (7.04%) ETL
6 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) Data Management
8 3 (4.23%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 6 (8.45%) R
4 5 (7.04%) PROC SQL
4 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) VBA
6 3 (4.23%) SAS Macro
7 2 (2.82%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.41%) C
8 1 (1.41%) C++
8 1 (1.41%) CLIST
8 1 (1.41%) JCL
8 1 (1.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.41%) REXX
8 1 (1.41%) Scala
8 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) SAS Certification
2 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) RHCE
4 1 (1.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) Data Quality
2 6 (8.45%) IFRS
3 5 (7.04%) IFRS 9
4 2 (2.82%) GDPR
5 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (1.41%) RACF
2 1 (1.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Tableau
3 4 (5.63%) NetApp
3 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.63%) Teradata
4 3 (4.23%) Datameer
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.41%) CA
5 1 (1.41%) Cognos
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Sybase