The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SAS Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS Certification
England / South East
Rank - 263 265
Contract jobs citing SAS Certification 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.039% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +31.03% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAS Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2221 2535 2670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.30% 27.49% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1561 1378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 107 107
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.45 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SAS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SAS Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SAS Certification in the South East

SAS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAS Certification in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS Certification in the South East