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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
England / South East
Rank 220 167 210
Rank change year-on-year -53 +43  
Contract jobs citing SAS 33 98 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 1.06% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.56% 6.01% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 73 34
Median daily rate £421 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £43.75

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1289 1631 1679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.54% 17.69% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1060 934
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 74
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £52.25 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Berkshire +29 8 £425 +3.03%
Hampshire 0 8 £375 -11.76%
Surrey -4 7 - - 1
East Sussex +8 4 £525 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -33 4 £200 -50.00%
West Sussex +3 3 £200 -50.00% 3
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (54.05%) SQL
2 29 (39.19%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (31.08%) Finance
3 23 (31.08%) Hadoop
4 21 (28.38%) Analytics
5 18 (24.32%) Big Data
5 18 (24.32%) R
6 17 (22.97%) Oracle
7 15 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (20.27%) Data Analysis
8 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (16.22%) Python
9 12 (16.22%) ITIL
9 12 (16.22%) Marketing
10 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
10 11 (14.86%) Service Management
11 10 (13.51%) ETL
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
11 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
11 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 9 (12.16%) Degree
12 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
12 9 (12.16%) Unix
12 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.16%) Migration
13 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
13 8 (10.81%) Stata
13 8 (10.81%) Adobe
13 8 (10.81%) Problem Management

SAS
Top Related 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 6 (8.11%) ArcGIS
2 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.05%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) LiveCycle
3 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.35%) Drupal
5 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.81%) Stata
3 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 7 (9.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.70%) SPSS
5 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Staffware
2 1 (1.35%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (5.41%) Google Analytics
3 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.35%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (5.41%) LDAP
2 3 (4.05%) NAS
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) FTP
3 2 (2.70%) SSH
3 2 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) IMAP
4 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.35%) MRTG
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) Hadoop
2 18 (24.32%) Big Data
3 15 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (13.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (6.76%) GIS
6 5 (6.76%) QGIS
6 5 (6.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (5.41%) Base SAS
7 4 (5.41%) DB2
8 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (4.05%) SAS EBI
8 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 3 (4.05%) SonarQube
2 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.35%) ERwin
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Marketing
3 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.46%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Data Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Developer
4 9 (12.16%) SAS Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Service Manager
6 6 (8.11%) SAS Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) SQL Data Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Information Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Information Services Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Spatial Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.41%) SAS Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) NumPy
3 1 (1.35%) Pandas
3 1 (1.35%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Unix
3 5 (6.76%) MVS
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 4 (5.41%) Solaris
5 3 (4.05%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.05%) zOS
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) Debian
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Analytics
2 15 (20.27%) Data Analysis
3 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.22%) ITIL
5 11 (14.86%) Service Management
6 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (13.51%) ETL
7 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
7 9 (12.16%) Migration
8 8 (10.81%) Problem Management
9 7 (9.46%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.46%) Web Analytics
10 6 (8.11%) Customer Insight
10 6 (8.11%) Data Analytics
10 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
10 6 (8.11%) Project Management
10 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Statistics
11 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) R
3 12 (16.22%) Python
4 7 (9.46%) MATLAB
4 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.11%) C
6 5 (6.76%) C#
6 5 (6.76%) C++
6 5 (6.76%) Java
6 5 (6.76%) VB
7 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) Korn
8 1 (1.35%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Postgraduate
3 3 (4.05%) APMG
4 1 (1.35%) ACCA
4 1 (1.35%) CCA
4 1 (1.35%) CIMA
4 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.41%) IFRS
2 4 (5.41%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.70%) PMO
4 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.35%) GPG13
4 1 (1.35%) IAS 39
4 1 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (2.70%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.35%) Ceph
3 1 (1.35%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.35%) iptables
3 1 (1.35%) KVM
3 1 (1.35%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.35%) Squid
3 1 (1.35%) vCloud
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Nagios
2 2 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Cacti
3 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) RANCID
3 1 (1.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) Adobe
4 5 (6.76%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.41%) Google
5 4 (5.41%) Teradata
6 3 (4.05%) Brocade
6 3 (4.05%) ILOG
6 3 (4.05%) NetApp
6 3 (4.05%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.05%) Sun
6 3 (4.05%) Tableau
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) Omniture
7 2 (2.70%) Optimizely
7 2 (2.70%) Veritas
7 2 (2.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.35%) GoldenSource
8 1 (1.35%) Netezza