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 26 June 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 116 104
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12  
Contract jobs citing SAS 18 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.81% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.56% 4.55% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 32
Median daily rate £425 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 395 528 520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.55% 17.89% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 374 356
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +110.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 +13 10 £475 +5.55%
Gloucestershire +3 5 £370 +34.54%
Bristol -7 2 £425 +13.33% 3
Dorset - 1 - -
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (35.90%) Banking
5 11 (28.21%) Base SAS
6 9 (23.08%) ETL
6 9 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 8 (20.51%) Analytics
7 8 (20.51%) IFRS
7 8 (20.51%) IFRS 9
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) Retail
8 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
9 6 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
9 6 (15.38%) DevOps
9 6 (15.38%) SAS EBI
10 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Tableau
10 5 (12.82%) Data Quality
10 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.82%) Teradata
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Information Management
10 5 (12.82%) Credit Risk
11 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
11 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
11 4 (10.26%) ITIL
11 4 (10.26%) Validation

SAS
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SPSS
2 1 (2.56%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (28.21%) Base SAS
3 9 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (15.38%) SAS EBI
5 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
6 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) Star Schema
7 2 (5.13%) Text Mining
8 1 (2.56%) Big Data
8 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) ProC
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) SAS Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 3 (7.69%) SAS Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Redshift Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SAS Risk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) REST
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
1 2 (5.13%) WSDL
1 2 (5.13%) XML
1 2 (5.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) RIA
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (23.08%) ETL
3 8 (20.51%) Analytics
3 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
5 6 (15.38%) DevOps
5 6 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Information Management
6 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Data Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Data Management
8 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) R
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) PROC SQL
3 2 (5.13%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) IFRS
1 8 (20.51%) IFRS 9
2 5 (12.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.13%) GPG13
4 1 (2.56%) Basel II
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
1 5 (12.82%) Tableau
1 5 (12.82%) Teradata
2 3 (7.69%) 3PAR
2 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) ESRI
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) MuleSoft
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.69%) Software AG
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
2 3 (7.69%) webMethods
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Cognos