Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 382 386 379
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -69
Contract jobs citing SAS 234 563 659
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.54% 3.93% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 349 422
Median daily rate £450 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.11% +0.59%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £300
90th Percentile £626 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.96 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% +18.06% -64.50%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.23 £12.34
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.75 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.31 £20.96 £18.87
% change year-on-year -7.85% +11.05% -43.67%

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 6,619 14,321 16,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 15.80% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,169 9,119 11,041
Median daily rate £468 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 296 373
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -1.32% -
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.00 £11.62
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.13 £48.57
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.29% -5.56% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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 +20 202 £450 -10.00% 22
London +104 115 £500 - 14
UK excluding London -11 115 £450 - 9
South East +82 28 £475 -5.00% 3
Midlands +62 24 £433 +9.49%
North of England -7 23 £450 -15.49% 1
West Midlands +62 20 £437 +8.17%
Wales +36 17 £515 +17.71%
Yorkshire +41 13 £375 -9.64%
Scotland +12 11 £450 +5.88% 1
North West -4 7 £600 +9.09% 1
East of England +41 6 £600 +46.34% 3
South West +44 5 £456 +8.63% 1
Work from Home +12 5 £550 -8.33% 8
East Midlands +33 4 £350 -7.28%
North East +23 3 £750 +26.32%
Northern Ireland +5 1 £350 +75.00%

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 112 (47.86%) SQL
2 75 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (30.77%) Analytics
4 71 (30.34%) Python
5 63 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
7 56 (23.93%) Oracle
8 54 (23.08%) Power BI
8 54 (23.08%) Power Platform
9 52 (22.22%) R
10 49 (20.94%) ETL
11 47 (20.09%) Finance
12 46 (19.66%) DevOps
13 44 (18.80%) Azure
13 44 (18.80%) Java
14 42 (17.95%) Git (software)
14 42 (17.95%) Data Analytics
15 39 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 39 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 38 (16.24%) Hadoop
17 36 (15.38%) Unix
18 33 (14.10%) Jenkins
18 33 (14.10%) Data Engineering
19 32 (13.68%) AWS
19 32 (13.68%) Scrum
20 30 (12.82%) Process Improvement
21 29 (12.39%) SC Cleared
21 29 (12.39%) Migration
21 29 (12.39%) PL/SQL

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 (8.12%) WebLogic
2 17 (7.26%) Apache Spark
3 16 (6.84%) Confluence
4 6 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.56%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.85%) Apache
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Documentum
Applications
1 22 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (8.97%) SPSS
3 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) Stata
6 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.71%) assyst
3 2 (0.85%) FastStats
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.85%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 54 (23.08%) Power Platform
2 44 (18.80%) Azure
3 32 (13.68%) AWS
4 10 (4.27%) PaaS
5 7 (2.99%) GCP
6 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (0.85%) Serverless
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.43%) GitHub
8 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.28%) SAN
2 2 (0.85%) Firewall
2 2 (0.85%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) VPN
2 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.43%) DHCP
3 1 (0.43%) DNS
3 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.43%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.08%) Power BI
2 39 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (16.24%) Hadoop
4 27 (11.54%) SAS EBI
5 26 (11.11%) Pentaho
6 25 (10.68%) Base SAS
6 25 (10.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 24 (10.26%) Big Data
8 21 (8.97%) SQL Server
9 17 (7.26%) BusinessObjects XI
10 15 (6.41%) Oracle Database
11 14 (5.98%) Amazon Redshift
11 14 (5.98%) Relational Database
12 12 (5.13%) Redis
13 11 (4.70%) Apache Hive
14 10 (4.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (3.85%) Sqoop
16 8 (3.42%) Impala
16 8 (3.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 33 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.55%) JIRA
4 17 (7.26%) Maven
5 13 (5.56%) Artifactory
5 13 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 12 (5.13%) GitLab
6 12 (5.13%) Subversion
7 7 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.56%) Selenium
9 4 (1.71%) Ant
9 4 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.71%) Toad
10 3 (1.28%) CA Gen
10 3 (1.28%) ERwin
11 2 (0.85%) JMeter
11 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.85%) WinRunner
12 1 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
General
1 47 (20.09%) Finance
2 23 (9.83%) Banking
2 23 (9.83%) Public Sector
3 18 (7.69%) Marketing
4 6 (2.56%) Retail
4 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.14%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.71%) Billing
7 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Local Government
7 3 (1.28%) Social Science
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Humanities
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (21.79%) Developer
2 48 (20.51%) Analyst
3 22 (9.40%) Software Engineer
4 21 (8.97%) Consultant
4 21 (8.97%) Data Analyst
5 12 (5.13%) Architect
5 12 (5.13%) Data Scientist
5 12 (5.13%) React Developer
6 10 (4.27%) Data Consultant
6 10 (4.27%) SAS Analyst
7 9 (3.85%) SAS Consultant
8 8 (3.42%) Data Engineer
8 8 (3.42%) SAS Developer
8 8 (3.42%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (2.99%) Java Engineer
9 7 (2.99%) SQL Developer
10 6 (2.56%) ETL Developer
10 6 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (2.56%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.56%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.98%) Web Services
2 12 (5.13%) .NET
2 12 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 12 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (5.13%) Redux
2 12 (5.13%) REST
2 12 (5.13%) SignalR
2 12 (5.13%) Swagger
3 10 (4.27%) Spring
4 9 (3.85%) Kafka
5 6 (2.56%) Node.js
5 6 (2.56%) pytest
5 6 (2.56%) React
6 5 (2.14%) Apache NiFi
6 5 (2.14%) PySpark
6 5 (2.14%) Spring Boot
7 4 (1.71%) Shiny
7 4 (1.71%) Struts
8 3 (1.28%) J2EE
8 3 (1.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.13%) Credit Risk
2 12 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (5.13%) User Experience
3 7 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.56%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.28%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.85%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
8 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.38%) Unix
2 23 (9.83%) Linux
3 12 (5.13%) Windows
4 4 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.28%) CentOS
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) MVS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (30.77%) Analytics
3 63 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (20.94%) ETL
5 46 (19.66%) DevOps
6 42 (17.95%) Data Analytics
7 39 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 33 (14.10%) Data Engineering
9 32 (13.68%) Scrum
10 30 (12.82%) Process Improvement
11 29 (12.39%) Data Modelling
11 29 (12.39%) Migration
12 27 (11.54%) Statistics
13 25 (10.68%) Sprint Planning
13 25 (10.68%) Sprint Retrospective
14 24 (10.26%) Data Science
15 23 (9.83%) Data Management
16 22 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (8.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 112 (47.86%) SQL
2 71 (30.34%) Python
3 52 (22.22%) R
4 44 (18.80%) Java
5 29 (12.39%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.97%) JavaScript
7 18 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.41%) Perl
9 13 (5.56%) SAS Macro
10 12 (5.13%) C#
10 12 (5.13%) TypeScript
11 10 (4.27%) VBA
12 8 (3.42%) Scala
13 6 (2.56%) Go
13 6 (2.56%) Ruby
14 3 (1.28%) VB
15 2 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.85%) C
15 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.43%) Julia
Qualifications
1 39 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.11%) Degree
4 7 (2.99%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.14%) PhD
7 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) CCIE
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.43%) HND
9 1 (0.43%) MBA
9 1 (0.43%) MCSE
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.84%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.13%) QA
3 4 (1.71%) IFRS
4 2 (0.85%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.43%) Basel II
5 1 (0.43%) CDISC
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.98%) Docker
2 8 (3.42%) HDFS
3 3 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.56%) Ansible
2 13 (5.56%) Terraform
3 6 (2.56%) Kibana
4 4 (1.71%) Oozie
5 1 (0.43%) Ambari
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.43%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 56 (23.93%) Oracle
2 21 (8.97%) Tableau
3 19 (8.12%) Cloudera
4 18 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.84%) Informatica
6 13 (5.56%) Teradata
7 12 (5.13%) SAP
8 11 (4.70%) IBM
8 11 (4.70%) Talend
9 10 (4.27%) Adobe
10 9 (3.85%) Google
11 7 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (2.56%) Alteryx
12 6 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (2.14%) Hortonworks
13 5 (2.14%) Pega
14 4 (1.71%) Cognizant
14 4 (1.71%) StreamSets
14 4 (1.71%) Trillium
15 3 (1.28%) BEA