Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 December 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
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 315 234
Rank change year-on-year -10 -81 -26
Contract jobs citing SAS 764 794 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.77% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.47% 4.18% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 527 887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £315
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £414 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.91% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
UK median hourly rate £25.92 £16.66 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.63% -58.36% +81.82%
10th Percentile £19.34 £9.19 £18.69
90th Percentile £59.63 £65.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.92 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +94.16% -66.63% +100.00%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17104 18986 19720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.55% 18.39% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11344 12248 12450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £231
90th Percentile £613 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 449 594
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.45 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £18.68
% change year-on-year -3.52% +10.97% +6.74%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 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
England -26 656 £450 +5.88% 96
UK excluding London +23 481 £426 +2.78% 66
London -49 270 £475 +5.56% 40
North of England +17 130 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +40 128 £440 +3.53% 15
Scotland +22 90 £413 -2.94% 9
North West +1 69 £525 +31.25% 15
South West +1 58 £450 +29.50% 2
Yorkshire +24 57 £450 +5.88% 5
Midlands -6 53 £375 - 9
West Midlands +8 40 £388 -3.13% 8
North East +47 17 £610 +22.00%
East Midlands -18 13 £325 -3.70% 1
East of England -27 11 £400 -5.88% 10
Wales +7 8 £425 +13.33%
Northern Ireland -37 3 £225 -40.00% 1
Isle of Man +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 with a requirement for SAS.

1 358 (46.86%) SQL
2 270 (35.34%) Finance
3 216 (28.27%) Analytics
4 215 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
5 166 (21.73%) Business Intelligence
6 143 (18.72%) Banking
7 135 (17.67%) Microsoft Excel
8 132 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
9 127 (16.62%) Oracle
10 121 (15.84%) R
11 119 (15.58%) ETL
12 112 (14.66%) Big Data
13 102 (13.35%) Hadoop
14 99 (12.96%) Degree
15 97 (12.70%) Data Analysis
16 94 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
17 92 (12.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 91 (11.91%) Tableau
19 90 (11.78%) Linux
19 90 (11.78%) Python
20 89 (11.65%) Unix
20 89 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
20 89 (11.65%) Visualisation
21 75 (9.82%) Migration
22 72 (9.42%) Statistics
23 68 (8.90%) Data Modelling
24 67 (8.77%) Data Management
25 66 (8.64%) Data Quality
26 62 (8.12%) Microsoft
27 60 (7.85%) SPSS

SAS
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 44 (5.76%) Apache Spark
2 14 (1.83%) Apache
3 9 (1.18%) ArcGIS
3 9 (1.18%) CICS
3 9 (1.18%) MQSeries
4 8 (1.05%) Confluence
5 7 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (17.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (7.85%) SPSS
3 52 (6.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
5 23 (3.01%) Stata
6 19 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.52%) Unica
3 2 (0.26%) Actimize
3 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clinical
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.23%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.31%) SaaS
5 7 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.65%) Route 53
7 5 (0.65%) Serverless
7 5 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.52%) GitHub
8 4 (0.52%) PaaS
9 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.23%) SSL
2 15 (1.96%) SSH
3 14 (1.83%) Firewall
4 12 (1.57%) NAS
5 11 (1.44%) Kerberos
5 11 (1.44%) SAN
6 8 (1.05%) Network Security
6 8 (1.05%) VoIP
7 7 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (0.92%) SMS
8 6 (0.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.65%) DNS
9 5 (0.65%) LAN
9 5 (0.65%) SMTP
9 5 (0.65%) WAN
10 4 (0.52%) LDAP
11 3 (0.39%) FTP
11 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (14.66%) Big Data
3 102 (13.35%) Hadoop
4 92 (12.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 58 (7.59%) SQL Server
6 54 (7.07%) Base SAS
7 53 (6.94%) Relational Database
7 53 (6.94%) SAS EBI
8 49 (6.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 48 (6.28%) Power BI
10 43 (5.63%) QlikView
11 41 (5.37%) BusinessObjects
12 37 (4.84%) Apache Hive
13 33 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 31 (4.06%) Data Mining
15 30 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (3.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
17 26 (3.40%) RDBMS
18 24 (3.14%) OLAP
19 23 (3.01%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (2.09%) JIRA
2 15 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.83%) ERwin
3 14 (1.83%) ProC
4 13 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (1.05%) Toad
6 6 (0.79%) Subversion
7 5 (0.65%) GitLab
7 5 (0.65%) JMeter
7 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.52%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
9 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.26%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 270 (35.34%) Finance
2 143 (18.72%) Banking
3 58 (7.59%) Retail
4 56 (7.33%) Marketing
5 50 (6.54%) Retail Banking
6 16 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.18%) Legal
10 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.05%) Retail Finance
11 6 (0.79%) Advertising
12 4 (0.52%) Electronics
12 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) International Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (32.72%) Analyst
2 153 (20.03%) Developer
3 108 (14.14%) SAS Developer
4 98 (12.83%) Data Analyst
5 79 (10.34%) SAS Analyst
6 56 (7.33%) Architect
6 56 (7.33%) Consultant
7 39 (5.10%) Administrator
8 36 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 33 (4.32%) SAS Consultant
10 30 (3.93%) Data Scientist
11 28 (3.66%) Data Architect
12 27 (3.53%) Data Engineer
13 26 (3.40%) SAS Administrator
14 19 (2.49%) SAS Business Analyst
15 18 (2.36%) Banking Analyst
15 18 (2.36%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (2.36%) SQL Analyst
16 17 (2.23%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.94%) XML
2 24 (3.14%) REST
3 17 (2.23%) JSON
4 12 (1.57%) HTML
5 11 (1.44%) CSS
5 11 (1.44%) Web Services
6 10 (1.31%) Ajax
6 10 (1.31%) Middleware
6 10 (1.31%) Natural Language Processing
7 9 (1.18%) ISPF
8 8 (1.05%) .NET
8 8 (1.05%) CSS3
8 8 (1.05%) HTML5
8 8 (1.05%) MLlib
8 8 (1.05%) SOAP
9 6 (0.79%) D3.js
9 6 (0.79%) Ext JS
9 6 (0.79%) jQuery
9 6 (0.79%) Kafka
10 5 (0.65%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 215 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.41%) Credit Risk
3 46 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.49%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.83%) PKI
7 12 (1.57%) User Experience
8 11 (1.44%) Market Risk
9 10 (1.31%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.31%) Linked Data
9 10 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.65%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.65%) Robotics
14 4 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.78%) Linux
2 89 (11.65%) Unix
3 57 (7.46%) Windows
4 12 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.18%) zOS
7 6 (0.79%) CentOS
7 6 (0.79%) VMS
8 3 (0.39%) MVS
8 3 (0.39%) Solaris
8 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (28.27%) Analytics
2 166 (21.73%) Business Intelligence
3 119 (15.58%) ETL
4 97 (12.70%) Data Analysis
5 94 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (11.65%) Visualisation
7 75 (9.82%) Migration
8 72 (9.42%) Statistics
9 68 (8.90%) Data Modelling
10 67 (8.77%) Data Management
11 56 (7.33%) Data Visualisation
12 55 (7.20%) Mathematics
13 53 (6.94%) Data Integration
14 52 (6.81%) Data Analytics
15 49 (6.41%) Project Management
16 40 (5.24%) Machine Learning
17 37 (4.84%) CRM
18 36 (4.71%) Data Governance
19 34 (4.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 358 (46.86%) SQL
2 121 (15.84%) R
3 90 (11.78%) Python
4 59 (7.72%) Java
5 48 (6.28%) VBA
6 39 (5.10%) SAS Macro
7 37 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 29 (3.80%) MATLAB
9 23 (3.01%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 19 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.36%) C#
12 18 (2.36%) Perl
13 15 (1.96%) PROC SQL
14 14 (1.83%) AWK
14 14 (1.83%) sed
14 14 (1.83%) VBScript
15 12 (1.57%) Scala
16 11 (1.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (12.96%) Degree
2 47 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.57%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.31%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.05%) CCNP
7 8 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.05%) SAS Certification
8 5 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.52%) CCIE
9 4 (0.52%) CCNA
10 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.64%) Data Quality
2 37 (4.84%) IFRS
2 37 (4.84%) IFRS 9
3 34 (4.45%) QA
4 12 (1.57%) GDPR
5 7 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.65%) SLA
7 4 (0.52%) Basel II
7 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.39%) GCP
8 3 (0.39%) PSD2
9 2 (0.26%) PMO
10 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
10 1 (0.13%) CDISC
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 9 (1.18%) RACF
2 9 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (0.79%) NFS
3 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (0.79%) Veritas File System
3 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.52%) HDFS
5 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) KVM
7 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.70%) Puppet
2 9 (1.18%) zSecure
3 8 (1.05%) Ansible
3 8 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.79%) Terraform
6 5 (0.65%) Rsyslog
7 4 (0.52%) Control-M
7 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.39%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.39%) SnapMirror
8 3 (0.39%) SnapVault
8 3 (0.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.26%) Ambari
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.13%) Marathon
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 127 (16.62%) Oracle
2 91 (11.91%) Tableau
3 62 (8.12%) Microsoft
4 48 (6.28%) Teradata
5 37 (4.84%) IBM
6 34 (4.45%) SAP
7 31 (4.06%) Cognos
8 27 (3.53%) Informatica
9 24 (3.14%) MicroStrategy
10 16 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.96%) CA
12 14 (1.83%) Greenplum
13 13 (1.70%) Remedy
14 12 (1.57%) Google
14 12 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.44%) Cisco
16 10 (1.31%) Cloudera
16 10 (1.31%) Netezza
16 10 (1.31%) Sybase
17 8 (1.05%) Talend