Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 334 315
Rank change year-on-year -78 -19 -98
Contract jobs citing SAS 590 747 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.48% 4.55% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 469 649
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £613 £615 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
UK median hourly rate £20.44 £50.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.13% +233.28% -59.99%
10th Percentile £12.50 £21.20 £9.19
90th Percentile £54.88 £66.10 £34.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £12.76
% change year-on-year -56.00% +291.85% -68.10%

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 16,962 16,431 19,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 16.77% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,105 10,665 13,160
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £254
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 416 502
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.52% +3.65%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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 -78 490 £425 -2.30% 134
UK excluding London -61 352 £425 - 86
London -50 231 £450 - 71
North of England -47 96 £421 -0.88% 20
Scotland -28 87 £390 -8.24% 22
South East -27 81 £475 +15.85% 10
North West -26 45 £421 -6.39% 10
Yorkshire -35 44 £413 -5.44% 10
South West -32 34 £425 -5.56% 7
Midlands -37 29 £378 -2.58% 11
West Midlands -57 15 £394 -1.56% 6
East Midlands +9 13 £360 +2.86% 5
East of England +4 13 £425 +39.34% 15
North East -15 10 £638 +4.51%
Wales -18 8 £440 +3.53% 1
Northern Ireland +37 4 £413 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 304 (51.53%) SQL
2 287 (48.64%) Finance
3 191 (32.37%) Analytics
4 171 (28.98%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (27.29%) R
6 139 (23.56%) Python
6 139 (23.56%) Hadoop
7 129 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
8 106 (17.97%) Data Science
9 104 (17.63%) Oracle
10 99 (16.78%) ETL
11 95 (16.10%) Data Warehouse
12 93 (15.76%) Tableau
13 92 (15.59%) Banking
14 88 (14.92%) Degree
15 85 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (14.41%) Visualisation
16 83 (14.07%) Big Data
17 78 (13.22%) Data Management
18 76 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (12.54%) Microsoft Excel
20 69 (11.69%) Data Analysis
21 66 (11.19%) Statistics
22 65 (11.02%) Data Quality
23 64 (10.85%) Data Modelling
24 61 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
25 60 (10.17%) SQL Server
25 60 (10.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
26 58 (9.83%) Base SAS
27 54 (9.15%) Teradata

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 45 (7.63%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.86%) Confluence
4 5 (0.85%) Apache
4 5 (0.85%) IIS
5 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.51%) CICS
6 3 (0.51%) FileNet
6 3 (0.51%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.34%) JBoss
7 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) GemFire
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (12.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (7.46%) SPSS
3 27 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.85%) Stata
7 3 (0.51%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.34%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.34%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) EViews
Business Applications
1 20 (3.39%) Actimize
2 5 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.68%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.34%) Unica
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Finacle
5 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.20%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.86%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.69%) GitHub
5 10 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (0.85%) PaaS
7 5 (0.85%) SaaS
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.68%) Serverless
8 4 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.34%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.19%) Kerberos
2 6 (1.02%) SMS
3 4 (0.68%) SSL
4 3 (0.51%) SAN
4 3 (0.51%) SNA
4 3 (0.51%) SSH
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (23.56%) Hadoop
2 95 (16.10%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (14.07%) Big Data
4 60 (10.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 60 (10.17%) SQL Server
5 58 (9.83%) Base SAS
6 46 (7.80%) Apache Hive
7 42 (7.12%) Relational Database
7 42 (7.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 40 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
9 37 (6.27%) Data Lake
10 35 (5.93%) Power BI
11 27 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (4.24%) DB2
13 24 (4.07%) Impala
14 22 (3.73%) Data Mining
14 22 (3.73%) MongoDB
15 21 (3.56%) NoSQL
16 20 (3.39%) Spotfire
17 19 (3.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (2.88%) JIRA
2 15 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.20%) ProC
4 11 (1.86%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.69%) Toad
6 9 (1.53%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.19%) ERwin
7 7 (1.19%) Selenium
8 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.51%) GitLab
10 3 (0.51%) JMeter
10 3 (0.51%) PVCS
10 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.51%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 287 (48.64%) Finance
2 92 (15.59%) Banking
3 44 (7.46%) Retail
4 37 (6.27%) Marketing
5 24 (4.07%) Financial Institution
6 20 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 15 (2.54%) Back Office
9 10 (1.69%) Advertising
10 9 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.19%) Legal
12 7 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.85%) Electronics
13 5 (0.85%) Retail Finance
14 4 (0.68%) Law
15 3 (0.51%) Publishing
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
17 1 (0.17%) Front Office
17 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 222 (37.63%) Analyst
2 138 (23.39%) Developer
3 92 (15.59%) Data Analyst
4 81 (13.73%) SAS Developer
5 45 (7.63%) Data Scientist
6 44 (7.46%) Consultant
7 38 (6.44%) Business Analyst
7 38 (6.44%) SAS Analyst
8 29 (4.92%) Data Engineer
8 29 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
9 28 (4.75%) Architect
10 20 (3.39%) Fraud Analyst
11 18 (3.05%) Project Manager
12 16 (2.71%) Data Architect
12 16 (2.71%) ETL Developer
12 16 (2.71%) Insight Analyst
12 16 (2.71%) SQL Analyst
13 15 (2.54%) SAS Consultant
14 14 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 14 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.92%) XML
2 22 (3.73%) HTML
3 19 (3.22%) Middleware
4 17 (2.88%) Kafka
5 12 (2.03%) JSON
6 10 (1.69%) RESTful
6 10 (1.69%) TensorFlow
7 9 (1.53%) .NET
8 8 (1.36%) J2EE
9 7 (1.19%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (1.19%) SOAP
9 7 (1.19%) Theano
10 6 (1.02%) Keras
10 6 (1.02%) Web Services
11 5 (0.85%) GraphX
11 5 (0.85%) MDX
12 4 (0.68%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.68%) Node.js
13 3 (0.51%) Pandas
13 3 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 171 (28.98%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.95%) Credit Risk
4 36 (6.10%) Algorithms
5 24 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.88%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.53%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.85%) Life Science
11 5 (0.85%) NHS
12 4 (0.68%) User Experience
13 3 (0.51%) LIMS
13 3 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
13 3 (0.51%) PKI
13 3 (0.51%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.34%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.34%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.81%) Unix
2 18 (3.05%) Linux
3 12 (2.03%) Windows
4 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.51%) zOS
6 2 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (32.37%) Analytics
2 129 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (17.97%) Data Science
4 99 (16.78%) ETL
5 85 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (14.41%) Visualisation
6 78 (13.22%) Data Management
7 76 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (11.69%) Data Analysis
9 66 (11.19%) Statistics
10 64 (10.85%) Data Modelling
11 61 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
12 54 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (8.14%) Mathematics
14 41 (6.95%) Migration
15 40 (6.78%) Data Analytics
16 39 (6.61%) Machine Learning
17 37 (6.27%) Data Governance
17 37 (6.27%) Decision-Making
18 33 (5.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (51.53%) SQL
2 161 (27.29%) R
3 139 (23.56%) Python
4 53 (8.98%) Java
5 42 (7.12%) MATLAB
6 28 (4.75%) Scala
7 27 (4.58%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 21 (3.56%) JavaScript
10 20 (3.39%) VBA
11 18 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.20%) PROC SQL
13 11 (1.86%) C#
14 9 (1.53%) C++
15 8 (1.36%) C
15 8 (1.36%) Ruby
16 6 (1.02%) Perl
16 6 (1.02%) SAS Macro
16 6 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.68%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 88 (14.92%) Degree
2 19 (3.22%) Master's Degree
2 19 (3.22%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (2.71%) SAS Certification
4 14 (2.37%) PhD
5 9 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.68%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.51%) CISM
9 3 (0.51%) CISSP
10 2 (0.34%) CCDP
10 2 (0.34%) CCNP
10 2 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.34%) MBA
10 2 (0.34%) PMP
10 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.02%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.24%) IFRS
3 23 (3.90%) IFRS 9
4 21 (3.56%) GDPR
4 21 (3.56%) QA
5 8 (1.36%) PMO
6 5 (0.85%) GCP
7 4 (0.68%) SLA
8 3 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.51%) GLP
8 3 (0.51%) GMP
8 3 (0.51%) GxP
9 2 (0.34%) CDISC
9 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.37%) Apache Flume
2 6 (1.02%) HDFS
3 3 (0.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (0.51%) RACF
3 3 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Docker
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (0.85%) Terraform
2 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (0.51%) Kibana
2 3 (0.51%) Prometheus
2 3 (0.51%) zSecure
3 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 104 (17.63%) Oracle
2 93 (15.76%) Tableau
3 54 (9.15%) Teradata
4 40 (6.78%) IBM
5 39 (6.61%) Informatica
5 39 (6.61%) Microsoft
6 38 (6.44%) SAP
7 30 (5.08%) Google
8 27 (4.58%) Talend
9 20 (3.39%) Cloudera
10 18 (3.05%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.86%) Ab Initio
11 11 (1.86%) Cognos
11 11 (1.86%) Datameer
12 10 (1.69%) CA
13 9 (1.53%) Netezza
14 8 (1.36%) RapidMiner
15 7 (1.19%) Hortonworks
16 5 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com