Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 357 389 407
Rank change year-on-year +32 +18 -91
Contract jobs citing SAS 197 554 600
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.78% 3.91% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 317 396
Median daily rate £469 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £314 £310 £313
90th Percentile £610 £663 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.96 £20.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.02% +2.54% -59.13%
10th Percentile £13.97 £16.84 £12.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £59.75 £56.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.26% -4.75% -56.00%

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 5,209 14,174 17,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 15.55% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,214 8,966 11,227
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 321 395
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.01 £53.75 £52.15
Median hourly rate £20.06 £20.86 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.28% +3.65%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAS.

Daily rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAS.

Hourly rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +22 153 £450 -5.26% 53
UK excluding London +72 101 £450 +5.88% 42
London +71 85 £450 -10.00% 27
Midlands +96 28 £450 +13.92% 9
West Midlands +78 27 £450 +17.26% 1
Wales +57 22 £475 +46.15% 2
North of England +29 19 £550 +15.79% 10
Work from Home -11 16 £575 +12.20% 8
Scotland +52 14 £425 +18.06% 14
South East +112 12 £475 +5.56% 5
North West +38 9 £550 +4.17% 5
Yorkshire +31 9 £350 -16.17% 3
South West +80 3 £463 +10.45%
East of England +64 3 - - 2
North East +29 2 £550 -3.30% 2
East Midlands +51 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SAS.

1 95 (48.22%) SQL
2 72 (36.55%) Analytics
3 71 (36.04%) Python
4 59 (29.95%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (26.40%) Power BI
6 52 (26.40%) Power Platform
7 51 (25.89%) ETL
8 50 (25.38%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (25.38%) R
9 46 (23.35%) Security Cleared
10 44 (22.34%) Oracle
11 43 (21.83%) Azure
12 41 (20.81%) DevOps
13 40 (20.30%) Software Engineering
14 39 (19.80%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (19.80%) Hadoop
14 39 (19.80%) Git (software)
15 38 (19.29%) SC Cleared
15 38 (19.29%) Java
16 37 (18.78%) Unix
16 37 (18.78%) Data Analytics
17 31 (15.74%) Jenkins
18 30 (15.23%) AWS
19 29 (14.72%) PL/SQL
19 29 (14.72%) Data Modelling
19 29 (14.72%) Public Sector
20 27 (13.71%) SAS EBI
20 27 (13.71%) Data Engineering
20 27 (13.71%) Visualisation

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 19 (9.64%) WebLogic
2 18 (9.14%) Apache Spark
3 11 (5.58%) Confluence
4 3 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Documentum
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.51%) R Markdown
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (10.15%) SPSS
2 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) assyst
2 2 (1.02%) FastStats
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.40%) Power Platform
2 43 (21.83%) Azure
3 30 (15.23%) AWS
4 13 (6.60%) PaaS
5 8 (4.06%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.52%) GitHub
6 3 (1.52%) SaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.02%) GCP
7 2 (1.02%) Office 365
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.03%) iSCSI
1 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.52%) Firewall
2 3 (1.52%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) SSL
2 3 (1.52%) VPN
3 2 (1.02%) VLAN
4 1 (0.51%) DHCP
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.40%) Power BI
2 39 (19.80%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (19.80%) Hadoop
3 27 (13.71%) SAS EBI
4 26 (13.20%) Pentaho
5 22 (11.17%) Base SAS
6 21 (10.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 20 (10.15%) Big Data
8 17 (8.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 17 (8.63%) BusinessObjects XI
9 16 (8.12%) Oracle Database
9 16 (8.12%) SQL Server
10 12 (6.09%) Relational Database
11 10 (5.08%) DataStage
11 10 (5.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (3.05%) Apache Hive
14 5 (2.54%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (19.80%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.74%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.64%) GitLab
4 18 (9.14%) Maven
5 15 (7.61%) Bitbucket
5 15 (7.61%) JIRA
6 14 (7.11%) Artifactory
7 13 (6.60%) Subversion
8 5 (2.54%) ERwin
8 5 (2.54%) Toad
9 4 (2.03%) Ant
9 4 (2.03%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.52%) CA Gen
11 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.02%) JMeter
11 2 (1.02%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.02%) ProC
11 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.02%) WinRunner
12 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
General
1 29 (14.72%) Public Sector
2 22 (11.17%) Finance
3 13 (6.60%) Marketing
4 7 (3.55%) Banking
5 5 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.54%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.03%) Local Government
6 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.02%) Billing
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.02%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Humanities
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 39 (19.80%) Analyst
2 33 (16.75%) Developer
3 22 (11.17%) Software Engineer
4 20 (10.15%) Data Analyst
5 16 (8.12%) Data Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Consultant
7 9 (4.57%) Data Scientist
8 8 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) SAS Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Java Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Administrator
10 6 (3.05%) Architect
10 6 (3.05%) Data Modeller
10 6 (3.05%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Programmer
11 5 (2.54%) React Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Research Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Tester
12 4 (2.03%) Pentaho Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.60%) PySpark
2 7 (3.55%) Spring
2 7 (3.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.05%) Kafka
4 5 (2.54%) .NET
4 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.54%) Lambda Expressions
4 5 (2.54%) Redux
4 5 (2.54%) REST
4 5 (2.54%) SignalR
4 5 (2.54%) Swagger
5 4 (2.03%) Struts
6 3 (1.52%) D3.js
6 3 (1.52%) J2EE
6 3 (1.52%) Shiny
6 3 (1.52%) XML
7 2 (1.02%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.02%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.05%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) User Experience
5 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.52%) Life Science
7 2 (1.02%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.78%) Unix
2 19 (9.64%) Linux
3 10 (5.08%) Windows
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.51%) CentOS
5 1 (0.51%) MVS
5 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.55%) Analytics
2 59 (29.95%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (25.89%) ETL
5 41 (20.81%) DevOps
6 40 (20.30%) Software Engineering
7 37 (18.78%) Data Analytics
8 29 (14.72%) Data Modelling
9 27 (13.71%) Data Engineering
9 27 (13.71%) Visualisation
10 26 (13.20%) Process Improvement
10 26 (13.20%) Scrum
10 26 (13.20%) Statistics
11 23 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (11.17%) Sprint Planning
12 22 (11.17%) Sprint Retrospective
13 21 (10.66%) Data Science
14 17 (8.63%) Data Analysis
14 17 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (8.12%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 95 (48.22%) SQL
2 71 (36.04%) Python
3 50 (25.38%) R
4 38 (19.29%) Java
5 29 (14.72%) PL/SQL
6 17 (8.63%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.61%) Perl
8 14 (7.11%) SAS Macro
9 13 (6.60%) Scala
10 12 (6.09%) VBA
11 8 (4.06%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.55%) C#
13 6 (3.05%) Go
14 5 (2.54%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.02%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (1.02%) C
15 2 (1.02%) C++
15 2 (1.02%) PHP
15 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (23.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.61%) Degree
4 6 (3.05%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.54%) PhD
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.02%) CCIE
7 2 (1.02%) CCNP
7 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.02%) MCSE
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) HND
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) QA
2 7 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.52%) IFRS
3 3 (1.52%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.02%) CDISC
5 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (4.57%) Docker
2 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) HDFS
3 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 20 (10.15%) Terraform
2 15 (7.61%) Ansible
3 9 (4.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.02%) Puppet
4 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.51%) Ambari
5 1 (0.51%) Consul
5 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.51%) Grafana
5 1 (0.51%) Graphite
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) Kibana
5 1 (0.51%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.51%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.51%) Oozie
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) Packer
5 1 (0.51%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 44 (22.34%) Oracle
2 19 (9.64%) Cloudera
2 19 (9.64%) Tableau
3 18 (9.14%) Informatica
4 15 (7.61%) SAP
5 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.58%) Databricks
7 7 (3.55%) Alteryx
7 7 (3.55%) Pega
8 6 (3.05%) Teradata
9 5 (2.54%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.03%) Cognizant
10 4 (2.03%) HP
10 4 (2.03%) Talend
10 4 (2.03%) Trillium
10 4 (2.03%) VMware
11 3 (1.52%) Adobe
11 3 (1.52%) BEA
11 3 (1.52%) Cisco
11 3 (1.52%) IBM