Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 77 146
Rank change year-on-year -42 +69 -54
Contract jobs citing SAS 86 112 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.58% 2.34% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.26% 13.86% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 53
Scotland median daily rate £390 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £307
90th Percentile £488 £540 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.87 £50.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -62.26% +233.28% -59.99%

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 838 808 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.36% 16.91% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 475 637
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -4.44%
10th Percentile £200 £218 £222
90th Percentile £525 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 28
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -50.00% +80.00%
10th Percentile £12.17 £15.28 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.50 £42.30
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -6 73 £375 -11.76% 19
Glasgow -32 10 £475 +15.85% 5
Stirling -3 3 £475 -
SAS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 67 (77.91%) Finance
2 50 (58.14%) SQL
3 27 (31.40%) Banking
4 20 (23.26%) Analytics
5 18 (20.93%) Data Analysis
5 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (18.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 15 (17.44%) Base SAS
8 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (12.79%) Data Quality
9 11 (12.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (12.79%) DB2
10 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (11.63%) Migration
10 10 (11.63%) Teradata
11 9 (10.47%) Project Management
12 8 (9.30%) Oracle
12 8 (9.30%) Python
12 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (9.30%) R
12 8 (9.30%) Visualisation
12 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
13 7 (8.14%) Data Visualisation
13 7 (8.14%) Tableau
13 7 (8.14%) Data Management
13 7 (8.14%) Business Analysis
13 7 (8.14%) Retail Banking
13 7 (8.14%) Credit Risk

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 3 (3.49%) CICS
1 3 (3.49%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.33%) JBoss
2 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (4.65%) SPSS
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.16%) EViews
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
1 3 (3.49%) SSH
1 3 (3.49%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 15 (17.44%) Base SAS
3 11 (12.79%) DB2
4 10 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.81%) QlikView
6 5 (5.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 4 (4.65%) MS Access
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (3.49%) Spotfire
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.33%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.16%) Impala
10 1 (1.16%) Power BI
10 1 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (1.16%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) ProC
2 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 67 (77.91%) Finance
2 27 (31.40%) Banking
3 7 (8.14%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 25 (29.07%) Developer
3 22 (25.58%) Data Analyst
3 22 (25.58%) SAS Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) Fraud Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Data Scientist
8 3 (3.49%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Business Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) ISPF
1 3 (3.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Unix
2 3 (3.49%) zOS
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Analytics
2 18 (20.93%) Data Analysis
3 17 (19.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.63%) Migration
5 9 (10.47%) Project Management
6 8 (9.30%) Visualisation
7 7 (8.14%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.14%) Data Management
7 7 (8.14%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.81%) Dashboard Development
9 5 (5.81%) Time Management
9 5 (5.81%) Visual Analytics
10 4 (4.65%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 4 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.65%) Data Extraction
10 4 (4.65%) Decision-Making
10 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.14%) SQL
2 8 (9.30%) Python
2 8 (9.30%) R
3 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.81%) PROC SQL
5 3 (3.49%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.49%) CLIST
5 3 (3.49%) JCL
5 3 (3.49%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.49%) Perl
5 3 (3.49%) REXX
5 3 (3.49%) VBA
6 2 (2.33%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) SAS Certification
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.33%) RHCE
4 1 (1.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.81%) IFRS
2 5 (5.81%) IFRS 9
3 3 (3.49%) GDPR
4 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (3.49%) RACF
1 3 (3.49%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) zSecure
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Teradata
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Tableau
4 5 (5.81%) Cognos
5 3 (3.49%) CA
5 3 (3.49%) Datameer
5 3 (3.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) Sybase
6 2 (2.33%) Informatica
6 2 (2.33%) NetApp
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) MapR