The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
England / South West
Rank 119 112 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7  
Contract jobs citing SAS 21 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.90% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.46% 5.28% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 32
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £333 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 471 492 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.13% 17.01% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 346 302
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 12
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in the South West

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the South West

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in the South West

SAS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Wiltshire +3 8 £450 - 1
Bristol +6 7 £363 +6.61% 2
Gloucestershire +4 2 £343 +0.73%
Somerset +4 1 £568 +37.57%
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for SAS.

1 20 (52.63%) SQL
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (36.84%) Banking
3 14 (36.84%) Analytics
4 12 (31.58%) Base SAS
5 10 (26.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (23.68%) Mathematics
7 8 (21.05%) Predictive Analytics
7 8 (21.05%) Data Integration
7 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (21.05%) Retail
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) ILOG
9 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
9 6 (15.79%) CPLEX
10 5 (13.16%) Business Analytics
10 5 (13.16%) Data Validation
10 5 (13.16%) Validation
10 5 (13.16%) Teradata
10 5 (13.16%) Constraint Programming
11 4 (10.53%) IFRS
11 4 (10.53%) IFRS 9
11 4 (10.53%) SAS EBI
11 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL

SAS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (7.89%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) CPLEX
2 2 (5.26%) Stata
3 1 (2.63%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Base SAS
2 10 (26.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.53%) SAS EBI
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.89%) Big Data
5 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
6 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.63%) Power BI
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
1 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) ProC
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 14 (36.84%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Retail
4 3 (7.89%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) SAS Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Campaign Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.26%) SAS Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Machine Learning Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) SAS Modeller
6 1 (2.63%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (36.84%) Analytics
3 9 (23.68%) Mathematics
4 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (21.05%) Data Integration
4 8 (21.05%) Predictive Analytics
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) Business Analytics
6 5 (13.16%) Constraint Programming
6 5 (13.16%) Data Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Validation
7 4 (10.53%) ETL
7 4 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Direct Marketing
8 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.89%) Information Management
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) Quality Management
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.89%) R
3 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.63%) PROC SQL
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (10.53%) IFRS
2 4 (10.53%) IFRS 9
3 3 (7.89%) ISO 9000
4 2 (5.26%) Basel II
4 2 (5.26%) GPG13
4 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) ILOG
3 5 (13.16%) Teradata
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
5 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) ESRI
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) Software AG
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) webMethods
6 2 (5.26%) Tableau
7 1 (2.63%) Google