The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAS Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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 Certification
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 641 633
Rank change year-on-year +39 -8  
Contract jobs citing SAS Certification 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.086% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £480 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £369 £450
% change year-on-year +17.96% -18.05%  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SAS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SAS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS Certification in the UK

SAS Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS Certification in the UK

SAS Certification
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS Certification within the UK 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
England +29 5 £480 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +24 2 - -
Worcester - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Leeds +23 1 £435 +20.00%
Yorkshire +22 1 £435 +20.00%
West Yorkshire +17 1 £435 +20.00%
London -9 1 £525 - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAS Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAS Certification.

1 13 (100.00%) SAS
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 6 (46.15%) Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
5 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
5 4 (30.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
6 3 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
6 3 (23.08%) VBA
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) Migration

SAS Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ProC
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) SAS Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Hadoop Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Analytics
2 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Swim Lanes
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBA
3 2 (15.38%) PROC SQL
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) IFRS
1 2 (15.38%) IFRS 9
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle