Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 314 281
Rank change year-on-year -75 -33 -58
Contract jobs citing SAS 651 774 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.77% 4.76% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 493 757
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £313
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
UK median hourly rate £18.87 £50.00 £12.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.26% +310.85% -37.59%
10th Percentile £12.50 £25.88 £9.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £71.25 £54.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £10.68
% change year-on-year -56.00% +368.16% -42.83%

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 17,276 16,251 19,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.58% 16.94% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,359 10,490 12,822
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 393 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year +2.63% -7.07% +10.51%

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 July 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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 15 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 July 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 -68 568 £450 +2.86% 153
UK excluding London -42 370 £425 - 106
London -74 273 £475 +5.56% 64
North of England -29 113 £425 - 29
South East +8 88 £450 +9.42% 26
Scotland -65 73 £415 -2.35% 14
Yorkshire -17 51 £425 -2.86% 15
North West -33 49 £415 +6.75% 13
South West +2 45 £425 -5.56% 6
Midlands -38 35 £373 -9.83% 18
East Midlands +14 19 £370 -11.71% 12
North East +6 18 £475 -19.32% 1
West Midlands -66 15 £375 -6.25% 6
East of England -4 10 £450 +12.50% 10
Wales -20 7 £420 -6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 346 (53.15%) SQL
2 287 (44.09%) Finance
3 232 (35.64%) Analytics
4 185 (28.42%) Analytical Skills
5 173 (26.57%) R
6 147 (22.58%) Python
7 140 (21.51%) Hadoop
8 138 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (19.20%) Oracle
10 117 (17.97%) Data Science
11 107 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (16.44%) ETL
12 100 (15.36%) Tableau
13 99 (15.21%) Big Data
14 94 (14.44%) Banking
14 94 (14.44%) Degree
15 92 (14.13%) Data Management
16 84 (12.90%) Visualisation
17 83 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
18 80 (12.29%) Data Modelling
18 80 (12.29%) Data Analysis
19 79 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 78 (11.98%) Data Quality
21 76 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
21 76 (11.67%) Statistics
22 67 (10.29%) SQL Server
23 65 (9.98%) Teradata
24 64 (9.83%) Base SAS
25 62 (9.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
25 62 (9.52%) Unix

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 62 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.84%) Confluence
4 10 (1.54%) Apache
5 8 (1.23%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.08%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.46%) CICS
8 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) CMS
9 2 (0.31%) FileNet
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.15%) GemFire
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (6.30%) SPSS
3 31 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.92%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.61%) Stata
8 3 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.31%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.00%) Actimize
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Finacle
4 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.15%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.69%) Google Analytics
3 18 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.15%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.54%) SaaS
6 9 (1.38%) Adobe Analytics
6 9 (1.38%) PaaS
7 7 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.61%) GitHub
9 4 (0.61%) IaaS
9 4 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
9 4 (0.61%) Serverless
9 4 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.38%) Firewall
2 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.23%) SAN
3 7 (1.08%) NAS
4 5 (0.77%) SMS
5 4 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (0.61%) SNA
5 4 (0.61%) SSL
6 3 (0.46%) DNS
6 3 (0.46%) SSH
6 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (21.51%) Hadoop
2 107 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
3 99 (15.21%) Big Data
4 67 (10.29%) SQL Server
5 64 (9.83%) Base SAS
6 62 (9.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 56 (8.60%) Apache Hive
8 45 (6.91%) BusinessObjects
9 41 (6.30%) Relational Database
10 40 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (5.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 36 (5.53%) Data Lake
13 34 (5.22%) MongoDB
14 33 (5.07%) Power BI
15 30 (4.61%) NoSQL
16 25 (3.84%) Impala
17 24 (3.69%) HBase
18 23 (3.53%) QlikView
19 20 (3.07%) Data Mining
19 20 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.92%) JIRA
2 11 (1.69%) ProC
2 11 (1.69%) PVCS
3 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.23%) ERwin
6 7 (1.08%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.92%) Toad
7 6 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.77%) Selenium
9 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.31%) GitLab
11 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.31%) JMeter
11 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.31%) Subversion
12 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.15%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 287 (44.09%) Finance
2 94 (14.44%) Banking
3 54 (8.29%) Marketing
4 46 (7.07%) Retail
5 21 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.54%) Advertising
10 9 (1.38%) Back Office
10 9 (1.38%) Law
10 9 (1.38%) Legal
10 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.23%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.77%) Electronics
12 5 (0.77%) Retail Finance
13 4 (0.61%) Billing
13 4 (0.61%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.46%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 223 (34.25%) Analyst
2 155 (23.81%) Developer
3 92 (14.13%) SAS Developer
4 84 (12.90%) Data Analyst
5 53 (8.14%) Consultant
6 52 (7.99%) SAS Analyst
7 50 (7.68%) Data Scientist
8 36 (5.53%) Data Engineer
9 35 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (5.07%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.76%) Architect
12 24 (3.69%) Insight Analyst
13 23 (3.53%) SAS Consultant
13 23 (3.53%) SQL Analyst
14 19 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 18 (2.76%) Data Architect
16 17 (2.61%) Data Insight Analyst
16 17 (2.61%) Insight Data Analyst
17 15 (2.30%) SAS Modeller
17 15 (2.30%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.30%) XML
2 22 (3.38%) Kafka
3 21 (3.23%) HTML
4 12 (1.84%) Middleware
4 12 (1.84%) Natural Language Processing
5 11 (1.69%) TensorFlow
6 9 (1.38%) .NET
6 9 (1.38%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.38%) GraphX
6 9 (1.38%) REST
6 9 (1.38%) RESTful
7 8 (1.23%) JSON
8 7 (1.08%) MDX
9 6 (0.92%) Akka
9 6 (0.92%) D3.js
9 6 (0.92%) Web Services
10 5 (0.77%) LDAP
10 5 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.61%) Lucene
11 4 (0.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 185 (28.42%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.99%) Credit Risk
3 48 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.68%) Algorithms
5 32 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.30%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.23%) Life Science
9 6 (0.92%) LIMS
9 6 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.92%) Social Media
10 5 (0.77%) Replication
10 5 (0.77%) User Experience
11 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.46%) FMCG
12 3 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.52%) Unix
2 26 (3.99%) Windows
3 22 (3.38%) Linux
4 7 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.61%) Solaris
5 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.46%) zOS
7 2 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (35.64%) Analytics
2 138 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
3 117 (17.97%) Data Science
4 107 (16.44%) ETL
5 92 (14.13%) Data Management
6 84 (12.90%) Visualisation
7 80 (12.29%) Data Analysis
7 80 (12.29%) Data Modelling
8 79 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (11.67%) Statistics
10 60 (9.22%) Data Visualisation
11 54 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (7.99%) Data Analytics
13 50 (7.68%) Machine Learning
14 49 (7.53%) Mathematics
15 48 (7.37%) Decision-Making
16 47 (7.22%) Migration
17 39 (5.99%) Statistical Modelling
18 37 (5.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 346 (53.15%) SQL
2 173 (26.57%) R
3 147 (22.58%) Python
4 59 (9.06%) Java
5 38 (5.84%) Scala
6 33 (5.07%) Shell Script
7 31 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 29 (4.45%) PL/SQL
9 28 (4.30%) VBA
10 21 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 16 (2.46%) C#
11 16 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.69%) PROC SQL
13 8 (1.23%) SAS Macro
13 8 (1.23%) VB
14 6 (0.92%) Ruby
14 6 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.77%) AWK
15 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 94 (14.44%) Degree
2 27 (4.15%) Numerate Degree
3 17 (2.61%) PhD
4 15 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.84%) SAS Certification
6 11 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.92%) CISM
7 6 (0.92%) CISSP
7 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.77%) CCDP
8 5 (0.77%) CCNP
8 5 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.31%) MBA
9 2 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (11.98%) Data Quality
2 28 (4.30%) GDPR
3 25 (3.84%) IFRS
4 24 (3.69%) IFRS 9
5 16 (2.46%) QA
6 7 (1.08%) GCP
7 6 (0.92%) GxP
8 5 (0.77%) PMO
9 4 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.61%) GLP
9 4 (0.61%) GMP
9 4 (0.61%) SLA
10 3 (0.46%) CDISC
11 2 (0.31%) WCAG
12 1 (0.15%) Basel II
12 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (3.38%) Apache Flume
2 9 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.92%) HDFS
4 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.46%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (0.46%) RACF
6 3 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (1.38%) Terraform
2 5 (0.77%) Ambari
3 4 (0.61%) Ansible
3 4 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.61%) SnapMirror
3 4 (0.61%) SnapVault
4 3 (0.46%) Kibana
4 3 (0.46%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.46%) zSecure
5 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.31%) Nessus
5 2 (0.31%) Oozie
6 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 125 (19.20%) Oracle
2 100 (15.36%) Tableau
3 65 (9.98%) Teradata
4 46 (7.07%) Google
5 45 (6.91%) Microsoft
6 42 (6.45%) Informatica
7 31 (4.76%) IBM
7 31 (4.76%) SAP
8 26 (3.99%) Talend
9 21 (3.23%) Alteryx
10 19 (2.92%) Cloudera
11 15 (2.30%) Hortonworks
12 13 (2.00%) Cognos
13 11 (1.69%) CA
13 11 (1.69%) Netezza
14 9 (1.38%) Adobe
14 9 (1.38%) DataFlux
14 9 (1.38%) MapR
14 9 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (1.23%) Ab Initio