Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 315 202
Rank change year-on-year +67 -113 +37
Contract jobs citing SAS 127 65 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.39% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.28% 2.12% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 122
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £326 £261 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £80.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.90% +107.10% +93.75%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +116.63% -62.49% +81.94%

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2964 3065 3504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.60% 18.33% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1771 1811 2087
South East median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £553 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 123 114
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +21.62% +13.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.11
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the South East

SAS
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in the South East

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the South East

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in the South East

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the South East

SAS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Surrey +27 43 £450 +5.88% 6
Thames Valley -14 32 £450 +5.88% 4
Hampshire +17 29 £400 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 17 £650 +79.31% 1
Berkshire -2 15 £363 -23.68% 2
East Sussex +8 11 £325 -27.78% 1
Kent - 3 £600 -
West Sussex - 3 £350 -
Middlesex +8 2 - -
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for SAS.

1 66 (51.97%) SQL
2 37 (29.13%) Finance
3 35 (27.56%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (25.98%) Oracle
5 28 (22.05%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (20.47%) Unix
7 25 (19.69%) Microsoft Excel
7 25 (19.69%) Relational Database
8 24 (18.90%) Linux
9 22 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (17.32%) Analytics
10 21 (16.54%) Java
11 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
11 20 (15.75%) Release Management
12 19 (14.96%) R
12 19 (14.96%) Degree
12 19 (14.96%) XML
13 18 (14.17%) Data Quality
13 18 (14.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 17 (13.39%) RDBMS
14 17 (13.39%) Data Analysis
15 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
15 16 (12.60%) T-SQL
15 16 (12.60%) Big Data
16 15 (11.81%) ETL
16 15 (11.81%) Statistics
17 14 (11.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (11.02%) Banking
17 14 (11.02%) Hadoop

SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (6.30%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.94%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.15%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (6.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (5.51%) SPSS
4 7 (5.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Clinical
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.45%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) NAS
3 8 (6.30%) Network Security
3 8 (6.30%) SAN
3 8 (6.30%) VoIP
4 7 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.94%) LAN
5 5 (3.94%) WAN
6 3 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.36%) FTP
6 3 (2.36%) SSH
6 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.57%) DNS
7 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (19.69%) Relational Database
3 18 (14.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 17 (13.39%) RDBMS
5 16 (12.60%) Big Data
6 14 (11.02%) Hadoop
7 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
8 12 (9.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (9.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 11 (8.66%) OLAP
9 11 (8.66%) Oracle OLAP
10 9 (7.09%) QlikView
11 6 (4.72%) Base SAS
11 6 (4.72%) MS Access
12 5 (3.94%) Apache Hive
12 5 (3.94%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (3.94%) GIS
12 5 (3.94%) QGIS
12 5 (3.94%) SAS EBI
12 5 (3.94%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 37 (29.13%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Retail Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Marketing
5 6 (4.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.94%) Retail
7 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.36%) Advertising
8 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (37.01%) Analyst
2 27 (21.26%) Developer
3 23 (18.11%) SAS Developer
4 17 (13.39%) Administrator
5 13 (10.24%) Data Analyst
6 12 (9.45%) SAS Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Systems Developer
8 9 (7.09%) SAS Administrator
9 8 (6.30%) Architect
9 8 (6.30%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) Data Administrator
11 6 (4.72%) SAS Business Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Consultant
12 5 (3.94%) Credit Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Data Quality Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Information Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.94%) Risk Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Spatial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.96%) XML
2 2 (1.57%) JSON
2 2 (1.57%) SOAP
3 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.09%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.30%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.51%) Credit Risk
5 4 (3.15%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.57%) Fintech
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.47%) Unix
2 24 (18.90%) Linux
3 12 (9.45%) Windows
4 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.36%) MVS
5 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.36%) Solaris
5 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.32%) Analytics
1 22 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
2 20 (15.75%) Release Management
3 17 (13.39%) Data Analysis
4 15 (11.81%) ETL
4 15 (11.81%) Statistics
5 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (11.02%) Project Management
6 13 (10.24%) Data Management
6 13 (10.24%) Visualisation
7 12 (9.45%) Data Governance
7 12 (9.45%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (7.87%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.87%) Service Management
8 10 (7.87%) System Testing
9 9 (7.09%) Data Integration
9 9 (7.09%) Economics
10 8 (6.30%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.97%) SQL
2 21 (16.54%) Java
3 19 (14.96%) R
4 16 (12.60%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.87%) Python
5 10 (7.87%) VBA
6 6 (4.72%) C#
6 6 (4.72%) VB
7 5 (3.94%) SAS Macro
8 3 (2.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Degree
2 11 (8.66%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (7.09%) Postgraduate
4 8 (6.30%) CCNP
4 8 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.15%) CCIE
5 4 (3.15%) CCNA
6 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.51%) IFRS
2 7 (5.51%) IFRS 9
3 6 (4.72%) Basel II
4 3 (2.36%) PSD2
5 2 (1.57%) SLA
6 1 (0.79%) CDISC
6 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.36%) HDFS
2 3 (2.36%) NFS
2 3 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (2.36%) Veritas File System
2 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.36%) SnapMirror
1 3 (2.36%) SnapVault
1 3 (2.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (1.57%) Ambari
2 2 (1.57%) Ansible
2 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Kibana
3 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (25.98%) Oracle
2 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.87%) Tableau
4 8 (6.30%) F5
4 8 (6.30%) SolarWinds
5 7 (5.51%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.51%) Cisco
5 7 (5.51%) Cognos
5 7 (5.51%) Teradata
6 6 (4.72%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (4.72%) SAP
7 4 (3.15%) DataFlux
8 3 (2.36%) Brocade
8 3 (2.36%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.36%) NetApp
8 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.36%) Sun
8 3 (2.36%) Veritas
9 2 (1.57%) IBM
9 2 (1.57%) Juniper