Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 335 232
Rank change year-on-year +10 -103 -21
Contract jobs citing SAS 768 672 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.70% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.65% 3.93% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 448 876
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +0.57%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £313
90th Percentile £650 £579 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
UK median hourly rate £19.34 £17.00 £40.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.76% -58.04% -9.97%
10th Percentile £14.27 £11.27 £24.43
90th Percentile £47.04 £81.88 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £17.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +13.76% -71.67% +41.18%

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 16,528 17,116 18,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 17.83% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,052 11,031 11,556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 365 497
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +16 699 £450 +4.65% 159
UK excluding London +16 424 £425 - 113
London +21 336 £496 +8.65% 71
North of England +32 138 £430 - 34
South East +30 120 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire +28 72 £400 -5.88% 15
South West +17 60 £423 +12.67% 5
North West +9 57 £488 +21.88% 18
Scotland -15 52 £425 +13.33% 18
Midlands -18 36 £356 -13.76% 14
West Midlands 0 25 £366 -2.33% 8
North East +28 16 £610 +22.00% 1
East Midlands -7 11 £325 -23.53% 6
Wales -6 8 £425 - 6
East of England -13 8 £400 -5.88% 11
Northern Ireland -10 3 £225 -40.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 358 (46.61%) SQL
2 267 (34.77%) Finance
3 236 (30.73%) Analytical Skills
4 224 (29.17%) Analytics
5 183 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
6 159 (20.70%) R
7 139 (18.10%) ETL
8 133 (17.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 127 (16.54%) Data Warehouse
10 126 (16.41%) Banking
11 116 (15.10%) Python
12 115 (14.97%) Oracle
13 113 (14.71%) Big Data
14 105 (13.67%) Data Management
15 104 (13.54%) Degree
15 104 (13.54%) Hadoop
16 101 (13.15%) Tableau
17 99 (12.89%) Data Analysis
18 98 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
19 88 (11.46%) Statistics
20 84 (10.94%) Unix
20 84 (10.94%) Data Modelling
21 80 (10.42%) Data Science
22 79 (10.29%) Migration
22 79 (10.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
23 74 (9.64%) Visualisation
23 74 (9.64%) Data Quality
24 72 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
25 70 (9.11%) Marketing
26 67 (8.72%) 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 58 (7.55%) Apache Spark
2 24 (3.13%) Apache
3 7 (0.91%) ArcGIS
3 7 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.78%) Confluence
5 5 (0.65%) Apache Pig
5 5 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.26%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (17.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (8.72%) SPSS
3 40 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (2.08%) Stata
7 12 (1.56%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.26%) Pipeline Pilot
8 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (0.52%) Unica
2 3 (0.39%) Radian6
2 3 (0.39%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.26%) Actimize
3 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Clinical
3 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.13%) FastStats
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 19 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (2.21%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.56%) SaaS
6 7 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.65%) GitHub
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.52%) PaaS
9 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.39%) Route 53
10 3 (0.39%) Serverless
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.95%) SAN
2 14 (1.82%) NAS
3 13 (1.69%) Firewall
4 9 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (0.78%) SSL
5 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.65%) DNS
6 5 (0.65%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.52%) Internet
7 4 (0.52%) LAN
7 4 (0.52%) WAN
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.39%) FTP
8 3 (0.39%) Network Security
8 3 (0.39%) SMTP
8 3 (0.39%) SSH
8 3 (0.39%) VoIP
9 2 (0.26%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (16.54%) Data Warehouse
2 113 (14.71%) Big Data
3 104 (13.54%) Hadoop
4 79 (10.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 63 (8.20%) SAS EBI
5 63 (8.20%) SQL Server
6 62 (8.07%) Base SAS
7 61 (7.94%) Power BI
8 48 (6.25%) Apache Hive
9 47 (6.12%) Relational Database
10 46 (5.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 43 (5.60%) BusinessObjects
12 42 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (5.34%) QlikView
14 26 (3.39%) Data Mining
15 25 (3.26%) Data Lake
16 24 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (3.13%) NoSQL
17 23 (2.99%) OLAP
18 21 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.43%) ERwin
3 11 (1.43%) JIRA
4 8 (1.04%) ProC
5 5 (0.65%) PVCS
5 5 (0.65%) Toad
6 4 (0.52%) JMeter
6 4 (0.52%) Subversion
7 3 (0.39%) GitLab
7 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.26%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.26%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.13%) WinRunner
General
1 267 (34.77%) Finance
2 126 (16.41%) Banking
3 70 (9.11%) Marketing
4 63 (8.20%) Retail
5 36 (4.69%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.82%) Legal
7 13 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.30%) Retail Finance
10 9 (1.17%) Advertising
10 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.04%) Law
12 6 (0.78%) Electronics
13 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Billing
14 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.39%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) International Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 262 (34.11%) Analyst
2 158 (20.57%) Developer
3 108 (14.06%) SAS Developer
4 99 (12.89%) Data Analyst
5 87 (11.33%) SAS Analyst
6 54 (7.03%) Consultant
7 51 (6.64%) Architect
8 46 (5.99%) Business Analyst
9 39 (5.08%) Data Scientist
10 33 (4.30%) SAS Consultant
11 32 (4.17%) Administrator
12 27 (3.52%) Data Engineer
12 27 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
13 20 (2.60%) Analyst Developer
13 20 (2.60%) Insight Analyst
14 19 (2.47%) SAS Business Analyst
14 19 (2.47%) SAS Data Analyst
15 18 (2.34%) Data Manager
15 18 (2.34%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.30%) XML
2 15 (1.95%) .NET
3 12 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 11 (1.43%) JSON
4 11 (1.43%) Kafka
5 9 (1.17%) D3.js
5 9 (1.17%) Web Services
6 8 (1.04%) MLlib
7 7 (0.91%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.91%) HTML
7 7 (0.91%) REST
8 6 (0.78%) Flask
8 6 (0.78%) SOAP
8 6 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.65%) ODBC
9 5 (0.65%) XSD
10 4 (0.52%) Akka
10 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.52%) LDAP
10 4 (0.52%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 236 (30.73%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.07%) Credit Risk
3 40 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.30%) Linked Data
8 10 (1.30%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.17%) User Experience
10 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.78%) FMCG
12 6 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.78%) NHS
13 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.65%) Robotics
14 4 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.94%) Unix
2 60 (7.81%) Linux
3 37 (4.82%) Windows
4 11 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.78%) Solaris
6 6 (0.78%) VMS
7 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Android
9 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (29.17%) Analytics
2 183 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
3 139 (18.10%) ETL
4 105 (13.67%) Data Management
5 99 (12.89%) Data Analysis
6 98 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (11.46%) Statistics
8 84 (10.94%) Data Modelling
9 80 (10.42%) Data Science
10 79 (10.29%) Migration
11 74 (9.64%) Visualisation
12 72 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (7.55%) Data Analytics
13 58 (7.55%) Mathematics
14 54 (7.03%) Project Management
15 48 (6.25%) Machine Learning
16 45 (5.86%) Data Visualisation
17 42 (5.47%) CRM
18 41 (5.34%) Risk Management
19 40 (5.21%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 358 (46.61%) SQL
2 159 (20.70%) R
3 116 (15.10%) Python
4 64 (8.33%) Java
5 58 (7.55%) VBA
6 40 (5.21%) MATLAB
7 30 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 27 (3.52%) PL/SQL
9 26 (3.39%) Scala
10 25 (3.26%) C#
11 24 (3.13%) SAS Macro
12 17 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.08%) JavaScript
14 14 (1.82%) VB
15 9 (1.17%) C
15 9 (1.17%) Perl
15 9 (1.17%) PROC SQL
16 8 (1.04%) SPARQL
17 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 104 (13.54%) Degree
2 39 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.30%) PhD
5 10 (1.30%) Postgraduate
6 7 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.52%) ISEB
9 4 (0.52%) SAS Certification
10 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.39%) CCIE
10 3 (0.39%) CCNA
10 3 (0.39%) CCNP
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.64%) Data Quality
2 39 (5.08%) IFRS
2 39 (5.08%) IFRS 9
3 31 (4.04%) QA
4 15 (1.95%) GDPR
5 9 (1.17%) SLA
6 7 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.65%) GCP
8 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.39%) Basel II
9 3 (0.39%) GxP
9 3 (0.39%) PMO
9 3 (0.39%) PSD2
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.26%) WCAG
11 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.13%) GLP
11 1 (0.13%) GMP
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) SAS 70
System Software
1 8 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.04%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.78%) NFS
3 6 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (0.78%) Veritas File System
4 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.52%) HDFS
6 3 (0.39%) Docker
6 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.13%) RACF
7 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (1.69%) Puppet
2 12 (1.56%) Ansible
3 11 (1.43%) Terraform
4 8 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.65%) Ambari
6 5 (0.65%) SnapMirror
6 5 (0.65%) SnapVault
7 4 (0.52%) Control-M
8 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.39%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.39%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.26%) Nagios
9 2 (0.26%) Nessus
9 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 115 (14.97%) Oracle
2 101 (13.15%) Tableau
3 64 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 44 (5.73%) Teradata
5 41 (5.34%) SAP
6 30 (3.91%) Informatica
7 24 (3.13%) Google
8 22 (2.86%) IBM
9 20 (2.60%) Cognos
10 17 (2.21%) Adobe
10 17 (2.21%) MuleSoft
10 17 (2.21%) Remedy
11 16 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
12 15 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.69%) DataFlux
14 13 (1.69%) Talend
15 12 (1.56%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.56%) Netezza
16 11 (1.43%) Hortonworks