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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
UK
Rank 276 222 218
Rank change year-on-year -54 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAS 380 581 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.10% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.83% 6.36% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 420 377
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 - £43.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.70 - £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £43.75

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 7873 9129 9108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.22% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 5807 5408
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 225 319
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.92 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +3.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -45 334 £450 - 123
London +22 177 £450 -10.00% 56
Scotland -12 34 £438 -2.77% 26
South East -38 34 £425 -5.55% 9
North West +29 31 £365 -14.11% 17
Edinburgh -7 30 £450 +5.88% 19
West Midlands +5 24 £450 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire -51 22 £450 - 14
South West -7 21 £425 -5.55% 3
West Yorkshire -23 21 £450 +5.88% 10
City of London +8 20 £450 -10.00% 14
Leeds -10 16 £450 +5.88% 7
East Midlands +4 13 £425 -5.55% 5
Manchester 0 12 £350 -17.64% 15
Cardiff +26 11 £460 +57.26%
South Wales +22 11 £425 +45.29% 3
Wales +17 11 £425 +45.29% 3
Cheshire +36 9 £365 +0.68% 2
Berkshire +25 8 £425 +3.03% 1
Coventry +6 8 £375 -20.00% 1
Wiltshire +3 8 £450 - 1
Swindon +1 8 £450 -
Hampshire -2 8 £375 -11.76%
East of England -12 8 £475 -13.63% 6
Chester +13 7 £365 +0.68% 2
Bristol +6 7 £363 +6.61% 2
Surrey +3 7 - - 2
Shropshire +25 5 - -
Telford +24 5 - -
Lancashire +21 5 £363 -17.14%

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 290 (42.58%) SQL
2 266 (39.06%) Analytics
3 258 (37.89%) Finance
4 220 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
5 177 (25.99%) Business Intelligence
6 148 (21.73%) Hadoop
7 140 (20.56%) ETL
8 138 (20.26%) Big Data
9 137 (20.12%) Banking
10 121 (17.77%) R
11 114 (16.74%) Data Warehouse
12 113 (16.59%) Python
13 94 (13.80%) Data Analysis
14 93 (13.66%) Data Modelling
15 92 (13.51%) Microsoft
16 90 (13.22%) Oracle
16 90 (13.22%) SQL Server
17 82 (12.04%) Teradata
18 81 (11.89%) Degree
18 81 (11.89%) Credit Risk
19 79 (11.60%) Mathematics
19 79 (11.60%) Marketing
20 78 (11.45%) Data Management
21 77 (11.31%) Migration
21 77 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
22 74 (10.87%) Retail
23 70 (10.28%) MS Excel
24 68 (9.99%) Data Analytics
25 67 (9.84%) Tableau
26 66 (9.69%) Statistics

SAS
Top Related 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 53 (7.78%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.20%) Apache
2 15 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.91%) Apache Pig
4 10 (1.47%) Confluence
5 9 (1.32%) ArcGIS
6 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.73%) IIS
8 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.44%) Drupal
9 3 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.44%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 70 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 59 (8.66%) SPSS
3 36 (5.29%) MS Office
4 29 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.35%) Stata
6 6 (0.88%) CPLEX
7 4 (0.59%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.29%) EViews
9 2 (0.29%) MS Project
10 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.32%) FastStats
2 7 (1.03%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.44%) Staffware
3 3 (0.44%) Unica
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.15%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.15%) Relativity
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.20%) Google Analytics
3 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (1.17%) IaaS
5 8 (1.17%) PaaS
6 7 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.03%) SaaS
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.44%) Route 53
8 3 (0.44%) SmartFocus
8 3 (0.44%) Veeva
8 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.88%) SSL
2 5 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (0.73%) FTP
3 4 (0.59%) DHCP
3 4 (0.59%) DNS
3 4 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (0.59%) Internet
3 4 (0.59%) LDAP
3 4 (0.59%) SMTP
4 3 (0.44%) DMS-100
4 3 (0.44%) DPNSS
4 3 (0.44%) HTTP
4 3 (0.44%) NAS
4 3 (0.44%) Q.931
4 3 (0.44%) SAN
4 3 (0.44%) WAN
5 2 (0.29%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.29%) Network Security
5 2 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (21.73%) Hadoop
2 138 (20.26%) Big Data
3 114 (16.74%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (13.22%) SQL Server
5 63 (9.25%) QlikView
6 61 (8.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 55 (8.08%) Base SAS
8 52 (7.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 51 (7.49%) Apache Hive
10 46 (6.75%) BusinessObjects
11 45 (6.61%) Relational Database
12 38 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 36 (5.29%) SAS EBI
14 34 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (4.26%) Power BI
16 27 (3.96%) Data Mining
17 22 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Miner
18 21 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (2.94%) OLAP
20 19 (2.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (2.64%) JIRA
2 12 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.17%) ERwin
5 8 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.59%) Selenium
7 3 (0.44%) GitLab
7 3 (0.44%) ProC
7 3 (0.44%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.44%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.29%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.29%) Gradle
8 2 (0.29%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.29%) WATIR
General
1 258 (37.89%) Finance
2 137 (20.12%) Banking
3 79 (11.60%) Marketing
4 74 (10.87%) Retail
5 24 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 13 (1.91%) Publishing
8 12 (1.76%) Legal
9 11 (1.62%) Advertising
9 11 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.29%) International Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (36.56%) Analyst
2 134 (19.68%) Developer
3 96 (14.10%) Data Analyst
4 75 (11.01%) SAS Analyst
5 74 (10.87%) SAS Developer
6 55 (8.08%) Data Scientist
7 47 (6.90%) Architect
8 46 (6.75%) Consultant
9 42 (6.17%) Business Analyst
10 31 (4.55%) Administrator
11 26 (3.82%) SQL Analyst
12 24 (3.52%) Data Architect
12 24 (3.52%) SAS Consultant
13 23 (3.38%) SAS Administrator
14 21 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (3.08%) SAS Data Analyst
15 19 (2.79%) SQL Data Analyst
16 18 (2.64%) Insight Analyst
17 17 (2.50%) Big Data Analyst
18 16 (2.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.41%) XML
2 24 (3.52%) .NET
3 16 (2.35%) Web Services
4 14 (2.06%) HTML
5 13 (1.91%) CSS
6 9 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.03%) HTML5
8 6 (0.88%) CSS3
9 5 (0.73%) Ext JS
9 5 (0.73%) REST
10 4 (0.59%) Ajax
10 4 (0.59%) Apache Tez
10 4 (0.59%) J2EE
10 4 (0.59%) JSON
10 4 (0.59%) Kafka
11 3 (0.44%) Flash
11 3 (0.44%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.29%) COM+
12 2 (0.29%) Servlets
12 2 (0.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 220 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (11.89%) Credit Risk
3 29 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 16 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 15 (2.20%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.17%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.17%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.03%) Fintech
9 6 (0.88%) PKI
10 5 (0.73%) FMCG
10 5 (0.73%) Life Science
10 5 (0.73%) User Experience
11 4 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.59%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.49%) Unix
2 47 (6.90%) Linux
3 29 (4.26%) Windows
4 9 (1.32%) AIX
5 8 (1.17%) MVS
6 7 (1.03%) Solaris
7 4 (0.59%) CentOS
7 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
7 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.59%) zOS
8 3 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) VME
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (39.06%) Analytics
2 177 (25.99%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (20.56%) ETL
4 94 (13.80%) Data Analysis
5 93 (13.66%) Data Modelling
6 79 (11.60%) Mathematics
7 78 (11.45%) Data Management
8 77 (11.31%) Migration
8 77 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (9.99%) Data Analytics
10 66 (9.69%) Statistics
11 58 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (8.08%) Visualisation
13 42 (6.17%) Machine Learning
14 38 (5.58%) Web Analytics
15 36 (5.29%) Project Management
16 34 (4.99%) Data Visualisation
17 32 (4.70%) Statistical Analysis
18 30 (4.41%) CRM
19 29 (4.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 290 (42.58%) SQL
2 121 (17.77%) R
3 113 (16.59%) Python
4 44 (6.46%) Java
5 40 (5.87%) VBA
6 22 (3.23%) Scala
7 21 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.50%) MATLAB
8 17 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.35%) C#
10 15 (2.20%) C++
11 14 (2.06%) SAS Macro
12 13 (1.91%) Perl
13 10 (1.47%) C
14 9 (1.32%) VB
15 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.03%) PHP
16 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.59%) PROC SQL
17 4 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (11.89%) Degree
2 22 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.06%) SAS Certification
4 12 (1.76%) Postgraduate
5 11 (1.62%) ISEB
6 9 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.17%) PhD
8 7 (1.03%) CCA
8 7 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.44%) APMG
11 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) CCNP
11 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.29%) MCAD
11 2 (0.29%) MCSD
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CCNA
12 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.81%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.64%) IFRS
3 17 (2.50%) IFRS 9
4 8 (1.17%) QA
5 6 (0.88%) SLA
6 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.59%) Basel II
7 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.44%) CDISC
8 3 (0.44%) GPG13
8 3 (0.44%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.29%) GCP
9 2 (0.29%) IAS 39
9 2 (0.29%) PMO
9 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.03%) HDFS
2 6 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.59%) vCloud
3 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.44%) Ceph
4 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.29%) Docker
5 2 (0.29%) KVM
5 2 (0.29%) Samba
5 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.29%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.29%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) iptables
6 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (1.17%) Puppet
2 5 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.59%) Ansible
3 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.59%) vRealize
4 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.44%) Nagios
4 3 (0.44%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.29%) Oozie
5 2 (0.29%) Salt
5 2 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.15%) Cacti
6 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.15%) RANCID
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 92 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.22%) Oracle
3 82 (12.04%) Teradata
4 67 (9.84%) Tableau
5 30 (4.41%) Informatica
5 30 (4.41%) SAP
6 24 (3.52%) MicroStrategy
7 23 (3.38%) Ab Initio
8 22 (3.23%) Adobe
9 21 (3.08%) Cognos
10 20 (2.94%) Google
11 18 (2.64%) Netezza
12 17 (2.50%) IBM
13 16 (2.35%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.06%) Cloudera
14 14 (2.06%) RapidMiner
15 10 (1.47%) VMware
16 9 (1.32%) ILOG
17 7 (1.03%) Cisco
17 7 (1.03%) HP
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