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 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 295 208
Rank change year-on-year 0 -87  
Contract jobs citing SAS 366 428 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.79% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 4.41% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 329 445
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £430
% change year-on-year -2.94% -1.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £30.00
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7783 9700 10045
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.60% 17.99% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4973 6473 6270
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 233 338
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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 -19 297 £425 -5.55% 111
London +8 155 £438 -7.89% 57
Scotland +58 55 £433 +16.89% 26
Edinburgh +25 38 £438 +18.24% 22
North West +18 29 £390 -2.50% 13
South East +8 29 £381 -10.29% 9
West Midlands +19 27 £375 -16.66% 7
Yorkshire -14 27 £413 -2.94% 7
City of London +4 26 £438 - 17
West Yorkshire +3 24 £419 +4.68% 6
Leeds +11 17 £406 +1.56% 4
South West +6 17 £400 +3.22% 4
Birmingham +19 15 £375 -11.76% 4
Berkshire +24 13 £363 -14.70% 1
Glasgow +22 13 £414 +38.08% 2
Manchester +5 11 £375 -16.66% 3
Wiltshire +11 9 £425 -5.55%
Reading - 9 £363 - 1
South Wales -2 8 £413 +5.43% 1
Wales -5 8 £413 +5.43% 2
Swindon +12 7 £425 -5.55%
Newport +3 7 £413 -
East Sussex - 7 £405 -
North East +66 5 £558 -20.35% 2
Cheshire +23 5 £450 +12.50% 4
Chester +19 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Gloucestershire +7 5 £370 +34.54% 1
Hove - 5 £410 -
Lancashire - 5 £425 - 1
Croydon -2 4 £456 +8.63%

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for SAS.

1 333 (44.94%) SQL
2 299 (40.35%) Finance
3 262 (35.36%) Analytics
4 207 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
5 167 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
6 156 (21.05%) Hadoop
7 153 (20.65%) R
8 151 (20.38%) ETL
9 148 (19.97%) Banking
10 139 (18.76%) Big Data
11 137 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
12 126 (17.00%) Python
13 120 (16.19%) Microsoft Excel
14 105 (14.17%) Tableau
15 103 (13.90%) Degree
16 101 (13.63%) Data Analysis
17 100 (13.50%) Oracle
18 92 (12.42%) Data Modelling
19 91 (12.28%) Retail
20 90 (12.15%) Migration
21 89 (12.01%) Mathematics
22 86 (11.61%) Microsoft
23 84 (11.34%) Visualisation
24 83 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
25 82 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 79 (10.66%) Data Management
27 77 (10.39%) Data Analytics
28 74 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
29 72 (9.72%) Teradata
29 72 (9.72%) Credit Risk

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 47 (6.34%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.02%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.48%) Apache
3 11 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.94%) CICS
4 7 (0.94%) Confluence
4 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.94%) MQSeries
4 7 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.81%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.40%) Drupal
7 3 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.40%) IIS
7 3 (0.40%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 120 (16.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (9.58%) SPSS
3 48 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
5 34 (4.59%) Stata
6 13 (1.75%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.67%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) FastStats
2 8 (1.08%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Staffware
4 3 (0.40%) Unica
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) Actimize
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.13%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Relativity
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.89%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.54%) Route 53
6 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.40%) Office 365
7 3 (0.40%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.13%) Flurry Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.48%) SSL
2 8 (1.08%) SSH
3 7 (0.94%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.81%) Internet
5 5 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.67%) SMS
6 4 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.54%) DHCP
6 4 (0.54%) DNS
6 4 (0.54%) Firewall
6 4 (0.54%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.54%) SMTP
7 3 (0.40%) DSL
7 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.40%) FTP
7 3 (0.40%) LDAP
7 3 (0.40%) MPLS
7 3 (0.40%) SAN
7 3 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.40%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (21.05%) Hadoop
2 139 (18.76%) Big Data
3 137 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (11.07%) SQL Server
5 72 (9.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 65 (8.77%) Base SAS
7 63 (8.50%) QlikView
8 51 (6.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 48 (6.48%) BusinessObjects
10 43 (5.80%) Relational Database
11 42 (5.67%) Apache Hive
12 41 (5.53%) Power BI
13 37 (4.99%) Data Mining
14 34 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (3.78%) SAS EBI
16 27 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (2.83%) Spotfire
18 19 (2.56%) SAS Visual Analytics
18 19 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (2.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.89%) JIRA
2 14 (1.89%) ProC
3 10 (1.35%) ERwin
3 10 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.94%) Toad
6 7 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.54%) GitLab
7 4 (0.54%) Maven
8 3 (0.40%) Ant
8 3 (0.40%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.40%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.27%) Grunt
9 2 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 299 (40.35%) Finance
2 148 (19.97%) Banking
3 91 (12.28%) Retail
4 62 (8.37%) Marketing
5 33 (4.45%) Retail Banking
6 20 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.89%) Legal
7 14 (1.89%) Publishing
8 11 (1.48%) Advertising
8 11 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Electronics
10 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 258 (34.82%) Analyst
2 150 (20.24%) Developer
3 95 (12.82%) Data Analyst
4 86 (11.61%) SAS Developer
5 67 (9.04%) SAS Analyst
6 50 (6.75%) Consultant
7 49 (6.61%) Data Scientist
8 48 (6.48%) Architect
9 46 (6.21%) Business Analyst
10 30 (4.05%) SQL Analyst
11 28 (3.78%) Data Architect
12 26 (3.51%) Administrator
13 25 (3.37%) Risk Analyst
14 24 (3.24%) SAS Consultant
15 19 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
15 19 (2.56%) SQL Data Analyst
16 18 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (2.43%) Credit Analyst
16 18 (2.43%) Data Engineer
16 18 (2.43%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.10%) HTML
2 22 (2.97%) CSS
2 22 (2.97%) REST
2 22 (2.97%) XML
3 16 (2.16%) HTML5
4 15 (2.02%) CSS3
5 14 (1.89%) Web Services
6 13 (1.75%) Ajax
6 13 (1.75%) Ext JS
7 12 (1.62%) JSON
8 9 (1.21%) .NET
9 8 (1.08%) Natural Language Processing
10 7 (0.94%) ISPF
10 7 (0.94%) Middleware
11 6 (0.81%) D3.js
11 6 (0.81%) MLlib
11 6 (0.81%) UIMA
12 5 (0.67%) MDX
13 4 (0.54%) ODBC
13 4 (0.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 207 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (9.72%) Credit Risk
3 30 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 18 (2.43%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.89%) PKI
8 13 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.48%) User Experience
10 10 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.08%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.67%) Fintech
13 5 (0.67%) NHS
13 5 (0.67%) Social Media
14 4 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (0.54%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.15%) Unix
2 46 (6.21%) Linux
3 32 (4.32%) Windows
4 11 (1.48%) zOS
5 6 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.67%) CentOS
7 4 (0.54%) MVS
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) AIX
9 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (35.36%) Analytics
2 167 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (20.38%) ETL
4 101 (13.63%) Data Analysis
5 92 (12.42%) Data Modelling
6 90 (12.15%) Migration
7 89 (12.01%) Mathematics
8 84 (11.34%) Visualisation
9 83 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (10.66%) Data Management
11 77 (10.39%) Data Analytics
12 74 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 69 (9.31%) Statistics
14 63 (8.50%) Machine Learning
15 54 (7.29%) Data Visualisation
16 46 (6.21%) Project Management
17 45 (6.07%) Statistical Analysis
18 40 (5.40%) Data Integration
19 39 (5.26%) E-Commerce
20 33 (4.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 333 (44.94%) SQL
2 153 (20.65%) R
3 126 (17.00%) Python
4 57 (7.69%) VBA
5 54 (7.29%) Java
6 51 (6.88%) MATLAB
7 27 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.51%) Scala
9 25 (3.37%) SAS Macro
10 23 (3.10%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.16%) Perl
12 15 (2.02%) VB
13 14 (1.89%) C#
13 14 (1.89%) PROC SQL
14 11 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.48%) Prolog
14 11 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.35%) C++
16 9 (1.21%) JCL
17 8 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (13.90%) Degree
2 28 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.75%) PhD
7 12 (1.62%) SAS Certification
8 7 (0.94%) CCA
8 7 (0.94%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.54%) CIMA
10 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.40%) APMG
11 3 (0.40%) ISEB
12 2 (0.27%) ACCA
12 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.96%) Data Quality
2 39 (5.26%) IFRS
3 37 (4.99%) IFRS 9
4 13 (1.75%) QA
5 11 (1.48%) Basel II
6 7 (0.94%) CDISC
6 7 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.67%) SLA
9 3 (0.40%) GDPR
9 3 (0.40%) GPG13
9 3 (0.40%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.27%) PMO
11 1 (0.13%) Basel III
11 1 (0.13%) GCP
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.62%) Active Directory
1 12 (1.62%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (0.94%) RACF
2 7 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.54%) vCloud
4 3 (0.40%) HDFS
5 2 (0.27%) Samba
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Ceph
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.94%) zSecure
2 5 (0.67%) Puppet
3 4 (0.54%) Rsyslog
3 4 (0.54%) vRealize
4 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.40%) vMotion
5 2 (0.27%) Oozie
5 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 105 (14.17%) Tableau
2 100 (13.50%) Oracle
3 86 (11.61%) Microsoft
4 72 (9.72%) Teradata
5 46 (6.21%) IBM
6 44 (5.94%) SAP
7 28 (3.78%) Informatica
8 22 (2.97%) Adobe
9 20 (2.70%) Cognos
10 18 (2.43%) VMware
11 17 (2.29%) HP
11 17 (2.29%) MicroStrategy
12 15 (2.02%) Cloudera
13 14 (1.89%) Ab Initio
13 14 (1.89%) Netezza
13 14 (1.89%) RapidMiner
13 14 (1.89%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.62%) Google
14 12 (1.62%) TIBCO
15 9 (1.21%) Symantec
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £720 to £766 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Full Stack
Rate: £800-£1k per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + None
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago