Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 309 211
Rank change year-on-year -6 -98 +15
Contract jobs citing SAS 754 838 1351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.79% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.54% 4.21% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 600 975
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.73% +4.85%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £313
90th Percentile £632 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.24% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 15
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £16.66 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.21% -55.59% +66.67%
10th Percentile £19.34 £9.19 £18.71
90th Percentile £58.45 £65.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +274.53% -66.63% +90.48%

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 16590 19900 20250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.71% 18.66% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10818 13034 12763
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 521 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.89 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% +9.95% +8.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 16 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 17 October 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 -26 626 £450 +5.88% 116
UK excluding London +42 483 £425 +5.26% 86
London -65 256 £475 +5.56% 52
North of England +36 134 £438 +9.38% 22
Scotland +63 111 £425 - 24
South East +51 107 £419 -1.47% 20
North West 0 68 £488 +21.88% 16
Yorkshire +19 65 £436 +9.06% 6
Midlands +3 59 £375 -11.76% 9
South West +2 59 £450 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +16 50 £375 -11.76% 6
North East +60 12 £610 +31.18%
East Midlands -19 9 £300 -11.11% 3
Wales -3 7 £413 +9.27%
East of England -27 7 £400 -7.25% 6
Northern Ireland -49 3 £225 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 340 (45.09%) SQL
2 278 (36.87%) Finance
3 213 (28.25%) Analytics
4 198 (26.26%) Analytical Skills
5 145 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 137 (18.17%) Banking
7 135 (17.90%) Data Warehouse
8 129 (17.11%) Microsoft Excel
8 129 (17.11%) R
9 123 (16.31%) Big Data
10 118 (15.65%) Oracle
11 115 (15.25%) ETL
12 114 (15.12%) Hadoop
13 98 (13.00%) Data Analysis
14 96 (12.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 94 (12.47%) Python
16 93 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 92 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
18 91 (12.07%) Tableau
19 89 (11.80%) Retail
19 89 (11.80%) Degree
20 88 (11.67%) Unix
21 87 (11.54%) Linux
21 87 (11.54%) Visualisation
22 76 (10.08%) Data Modelling
23 65 (8.62%) Migration
23 65 (8.62%) Statistics
24 63 (8.36%) Credit Risk
25 62 (8.22%) Mathematics
26 61 (8.09%) Microsoft

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 (5.84%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.12%) CICS
2 16 (2.12%) MQSeries
3 13 (1.72%) Apache
4 9 (1.19%) Confluence
5 8 (1.06%) Apache Pig
6 7 (0.93%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 129 (17.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (7.82%) SPSS
3 55 (7.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (3.58%) Stata
6 14 (1.86%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.27%) Actimize
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.12%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.80%) Route 53
6 6 (0.80%) Serverless
6 6 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.40%) SaaS
7 3 (0.40%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.92%) SSH
1 22 (2.92%) SSL
2 16 (2.12%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.72%) Firewall
4 10 (1.33%) NAS
4 10 (1.33%) SAN
5 9 (1.19%) SMS
6 8 (1.06%) Network Security
6 8 (1.06%) VoIP
7 7 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.93%) DNS
8 6 (0.80%) SMTP
8 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (0.66%) LAN
9 5 (0.66%) WAN
10 4 (0.53%) DHCP
11 3 (0.40%) FTP
11 3 (0.40%) Internet
11 3 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (17.90%) Data Warehouse
2 123 (16.31%) Big Data
3 114 (15.12%) Hadoop
4 96 (12.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 55 (7.29%) Base SAS
5 55 (7.29%) SQL Server
6 50 (6.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 45 (5.97%) Relational Database
8 44 (5.84%) Apache Hive
9 40 (5.31%) SAS EBI
10 37 (4.91%) Power BI
10 37 (4.91%) QlikView
10 37 (4.91%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 35 (4.64%) BusinessObjects
12 33 (4.38%) Data Mining
13 27 (3.58%) RDBMS
14 25 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (2.92%) DB2
17 21 (2.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (3.32%) ProC
2 18 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.72%) JIRA
4 10 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.19%) ERwin
5 9 (1.19%) Toad
6 6 (0.80%) GitLab
6 6 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.40%) Ant
8 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.40%) Maven
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.40%) Subversion
8 3 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.27%) JMeter
9 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 278 (36.87%) Finance
2 137 (18.17%) Banking
3 89 (11.80%) Retail
4 47 (6.23%) Marketing
5 32 (4.24%) Retail Banking
6 17 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.93%) Legal
10 5 (0.66%) Advertising
10 5 (0.66%) Billing
11 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Publishing
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Law
13 2 (0.27%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (30.64%) Analyst
2 148 (19.63%) Developer
3 103 (13.66%) SAS Developer
4 89 (11.80%) Data Analyst
5 58 (7.69%) Consultant
6 56 (7.43%) SAS Analyst
7 47 (6.23%) Architect
8 40 (5.31%) Administrator
9 37 (4.91%) SAS Consultant
10 29 (3.85%) Data Engineer
11 28 (3.71%) Data Scientist
12 27 (3.58%) Data Architect
12 27 (3.58%) SAS Administrator
13 22 (2.92%) Business Analyst
13 22 (2.92%) Risk Analyst
14 21 (2.79%) Programmer
15 18 (2.39%) Test Analyst
16 16 (2.12%) Project Manager
16 16 (2.12%) SAS Programmer
16 16 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.97%) XML
2 29 (3.85%) REST
3 17 (2.25%) Middleware
4 16 (2.12%) CSS
4 16 (2.12%) HTML
4 16 (2.12%) ISPF
5 14 (1.86%) Ajax
6 12 (1.59%) CSS3
6 12 (1.59%) HTML5
6 12 (1.59%) JSON
7 10 (1.33%) Ext JS
8 9 (1.19%) D3.js
9 8 (1.06%) MLlib
9 8 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
10 7 (0.93%) Web Services
11 6 (0.80%) .NET
11 6 (0.80%) Software Packaging
12 5 (0.66%) jQuery
12 5 (0.66%) UIMA
13 4 (0.53%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 198 (26.26%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.36%) Credit Risk
3 46 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.92%) PKI
5 21 (2.79%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.12%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.99%) User Experience
8 13 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.80%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.66%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.53%) Life Science
13 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.67%) Unix
2 87 (11.54%) Linux
3 55 (7.29%) Windows
4 16 (2.12%) zOS
5 10 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.06%) CentOS
7 5 (0.66%) VMS
8 4 (0.53%) MVS
8 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (28.25%) Analytics
2 145 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 115 (15.25%) ETL
4 98 (13.00%) Data Analysis
5 93 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 92 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (11.54%) Visualisation
8 76 (10.08%) Data Modelling
9 65 (8.62%) Migration
9 65 (8.62%) Statistics
10 62 (8.22%) Mathematics
11 55 (7.29%) Data Analytics
12 54 (7.16%) Data Visualisation
13 51 (6.76%) Data Management
14 48 (6.37%) Machine Learning
15 46 (6.10%) Data Integration
15 46 (6.10%) Project Management
16 32 (4.24%) Visual Analytics
17 31 (4.11%) Time Management
18 30 (3.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 340 (45.09%) SQL
2 129 (17.11%) R
3 94 (12.47%) Python
4 50 (6.63%) Java
5 47 (6.23%) Shell Script
6 46 (6.10%) VBA
7 38 (5.04%) SAS Macro
8 37 (4.91%) MATLAB
9 26 (3.45%) JavaScript
10 25 (3.32%) PROC SQL
11 23 (3.05%) Perl
11 23 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.12%) Assembly Language
13 16 (2.12%) CLIST
13 16 (2.12%) JCL
13 16 (2.12%) REXX
14 14 (1.86%) AWK
14 14 (1.86%) Scala
14 14 (1.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 89 (11.80%) Degree
2 48 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.46%) Postgraduate
6 9 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.06%) CCNP
7 8 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.93%) SAS Certification
9 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.66%) PhD
10 4 (0.53%) CCIE
10 4 (0.53%) CCNA
10 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) CIMA
11 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.09%) Data Quality
2 50 (6.63%) IFRS
3 48 (6.37%) IFRS 9
4 28 (3.71%) QA
5 10 (1.33%) Basel II
6 8 (1.06%) GDPR
6 8 (1.06%) SLA
7 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.40%) CDISC
10 2 (0.27%) GCP
11 1 (0.13%) Basel III
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (2.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (2.12%) RACF
1 16 (2.12%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.06%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.66%) HDFS
4 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.53%) NFS
5 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.53%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (2.12%) zSecure
2 13 (1.72%) Puppet
3 7 (0.93%) Ansible
3 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.80%) Rsyslog
5 5 (0.66%) Terraform
6 4 (0.53%) Control-M
6 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle EDQ
6 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.40%) SnapMirror
7 3 (0.40%) SnapVault
7 3 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.27%) vMotion
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 118 (15.65%) Oracle
2 91 (12.07%) Tableau
3 61 (8.09%) Microsoft
4 56 (7.43%) IBM
5 45 (5.97%) SAP
6 42 (5.57%) Teradata
7 28 (3.71%) Cognos
8 22 (2.92%) Informatica
9 21 (2.79%) CA
10 17 (2.25%) Sybase
11 16 (2.12%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.86%) Greenplum
12 14 (1.86%) MicroStrategy
13 13 (1.72%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.72%) VMware
14 12 (1.59%) HP
15 11 (1.46%) Adobe
15 11 (1.46%) Google
16 10 (1.33%) Netezza
16 10 (1.33%) Symantec