Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 417 328 345
Rank change year-on-year -89 +17 -113
Contract jobs citing SAS 551 765 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.76% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.36% 4.62% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 456 456
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -2.86%
10th Percentile £323 £293 £270
90th Percentile £644 £634 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £19.34 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.46% +13.76% -57.50%
10th Percentile £15.33 £15.12 £9.19
90th Percentile £157.30 £59.63 £34.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.49 £19.34 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.46% +13.76% -57.50%

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 16,410 16,576 17,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 16.48% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,589 11,063 11,308
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £622 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 412 403
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +2.21% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -3.53% +2.56%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -109 462 £475 +5.56% 151
UK excluding London -70 341 £450 +5.88% 116
London -49 206 £500 +5.26% 65
South East -33 89 £500 +11.11% 29
North of England -56 85 £475 +11.76% 27
Scotland -7 59 £391 -4.57% 25
Yorkshire -39 46 £450 +8.76% 8
North West -29 36 £535 +1.90% 16
South West -55 32 £415 -5.14% 7
Midlands -22 30 £414 +10.33% 17
West Midlands -19 21 £450 +16.13% 4
East of England +22 20 £530 +32.50% 7
Northern Ireland +38 18 £215 -4.44% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £360 +10.77% 13
Wales -3 9 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -20 5 £600 -1.64% 3

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 (62.79%) SQL
2 239 (43.38%) Finance
3 181 (32.85%) Analytical Skills
4 163 (29.58%) Analytics
5 143 (25.95%) Python
6 140 (25.41%) ETL
7 118 (21.42%) R
8 115 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (19.60%) Hadoop
10 98 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
11 97 (17.60%) Oracle
12 92 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (16.33%) Data Science
14 88 (15.97%) Banking
15 83 (15.06%) Base SAS
16 80 (14.52%) Big Data
17 79 (14.34%) Data Warehouse
18 78 (14.16%) Data Modelling
19 76 (13.79%) Unix
19 76 (13.79%) Data Quality
19 76 (13.79%) Degree
20 72 (13.07%) Data Analysis
21 70 (12.70%) Statistics
21 70 (12.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
22 68 (12.34%) Microsoft Excel
23 64 (11.62%) Tableau
24 63 (11.43%) Data Management
24 63 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
25 60 (10.89%) Retail
25 60 (10.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio

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 49 (8.89%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.27%) Confluence
4 8 (1.45%) IIS
5 5 (0.91%) Apache
6 4 (0.73%) JBoss
6 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) FileNet
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (12.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (5.44%) SPSS
4 19 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.54%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.54%) Stata
8 1 (0.18%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.45%) Actimize
3 4 (0.73%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.36%) assyst
4 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.36%) FastStats
4 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.36%) Unica
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (1.81%) Data Lake Analytics
4 9 (1.63%) GitHub
5 8 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (1.27%) Serverless
7 6 (1.09%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.54%) Office 365
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.36%) AdWords
9 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.36%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.73%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.54%) SAN
3 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.18%) DHCP
4 1 (0.18%) DNS
4 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.18%) FTP
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (19.60%) Hadoop
2 83 (15.06%) Base SAS
3 80 (14.52%) Big Data
4 79 (14.34%) Data Warehouse
5 70 (12.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 60 (10.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 50 (9.07%) Power BI
8 49 (8.89%) SQL Server
9 48 (8.71%) Apache Hive
10 47 (8.53%) Data Mining
11 44 (7.99%) BusinessObjects
12 43 (7.80%) Relational Database
13 28 (5.08%) QlikView
14 26 (4.72%) Data Lake
15 23 (4.17%) DB2
15 23 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (3.81%) MongoDB
16 21 (3.81%) NoSQL
17 18 (3.27%) HBase
17 18 (3.27%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 23 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.81%) JIRA
3 20 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.72%) ProC
5 9 (1.63%) Artifactory
6 8 (1.45%) ERwin
7 7 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.09%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.09%) Toad
9 5 (0.91%) JMeter
10 4 (0.73%) Hudson
10 4 (0.73%) Maven
11 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.54%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.54%) Selenium
11 3 (0.54%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.36%) WinRunner
General
1 239 (43.38%) Finance
2 88 (15.97%) Banking
3 60 (10.89%) Retail
4 28 (5.08%) Marketing
5 16 (2.90%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.72%) Legal
7 12 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.45%) Back Office
10 7 (1.27%) Billing
11 5 (0.91%) Advertising
12 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.73%) Retail Finance
12 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.36%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 194 (35.21%) Analyst
2 121 (21.96%) Developer
3 84 (15.25%) Data Analyst
4 76 (13.79%) SAS Developer
5 41 (7.44%) Data Scientist
6 38 (6.90%) SAS Analyst
7 37 (6.72%) Data Engineer
8 28 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 26 (4.72%) Architect
10 25 (4.54%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (4.17%) Consultant
12 16 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (2.54%) Insight Analyst
14 13 (2.36%) Azure Engineer
14 13 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.36%) SQL Data Analyst
15 11 (2.00%) Information Analyst
15 11 (2.00%) SAS Data Analyst
16 10 (1.81%) Administrator
16 10 (1.81%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.26%) Kafka
2 25 (4.54%) XML
3 16 (2.90%) TensorFlow
4 14 (2.54%) Caffe
4 14 (2.54%) Keras
5 13 (2.36%) Theano
6 10 (1.81%) .NET
6 10 (1.81%) Natural Language Processing
6 10 (1.81%) SOAP
7 8 (1.45%) HTML
7 8 (1.45%) Web Services
8 7 (1.27%) JSON
8 7 (1.27%) Middleware
9 5 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.91%) NumPy
9 5 (0.91%) Pandas
10 4 (0.73%) J2EE
11 3 (0.54%) Flask
12 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.36%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 181 (32.85%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.99%) Algorithms
3 27 (4.90%) Credit Risk
4 23 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.54%) NHS
6 12 (2.18%) User Experience
7 11 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.63%) FMCG
9 8 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.45%) EPoS
9 8 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.09%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.54%) Life Science
12 3 (0.54%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.54%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.36%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.79%) Unix
2 42 (7.62%) Linux
3 16 (2.90%) Windows
4 7 (1.27%) Solaris
5 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (29.58%) Analytics
2 140 (25.41%) ETL
3 115 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
5 92 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
6 90 (16.33%) Data Science
7 78 (14.16%) Data Modelling
8 72 (13.07%) Data Analysis
9 70 (12.70%) Statistics
10 63 (11.43%) Data Management
10 63 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (9.80%) Visualisation
12 53 (9.62%) Validation
13 48 (8.71%) Mathematics
14 40 (7.26%) Computer Science
15 36 (6.53%) Data Visualisation
16 35 (6.35%) Machine Learning
17 33 (5.99%) DevOps
18 32 (5.81%) Project Management
19 31 (5.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 346 (62.79%) SQL
2 143 (25.95%) Python
3 118 (21.42%) R
4 52 (9.44%) Java
5 49 (8.89%) MATLAB
6 28 (5.08%) PL/SQL
7 24 (4.36%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.17%) Scala
9 22 (3.99%) SAS Macro
9 22 (3.99%) VBA
10 19 (3.45%) C
10 19 (3.45%) C++
11 18 (3.27%) T-SQL
12 17 (3.09%) PROC SQL
13 14 (2.54%) JavaScript
13 14 (2.54%) Ruby
14 10 (1.81%) Perl
15 8 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.27%) C#
16 7 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (13.79%) Degree
2 32 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.36%) Master's Degree
4 22 (3.99%) PhD
5 20 (3.63%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.09%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.54%) RHCE
11 2 (0.36%) ISEB
12 1 (0.18%) ACCA
12 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.18%) MBA
12 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.79%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.99%) IFRS
3 20 (3.63%) QA
4 13 (2.36%) IFRS 9
5 6 (1.09%) GDPR
5 6 (1.09%) SLA
6 3 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.54%) PMO
6 3 (0.54%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) CDISC
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) PSD2
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 29 (5.26%) Apache Flume
2 9 (1.63%) HDFS
3 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.73%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 11 (2.00%) Terraform
2 10 (1.81%) Ansible
3 6 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.18%) Oozie
6 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (17.60%) Oracle
2 64 (11.62%) Tableau
3 46 (8.35%) Microsoft
4 39 (7.08%) Teradata
5 38 (6.90%) Informatica
6 29 (5.26%) Talend
7 26 (4.72%) Google
7 26 (4.72%) SAP
8 22 (3.99%) IBM
9 18 (3.27%) Cloudera
10 16 (2.90%) DataFlux
11 15 (2.72%) Alteryx
12 13 (2.36%) Ab Initio
12 13 (2.36%) Databricks
13 10 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (1.81%) Netezza
14 7 (1.27%) Hortonworks
15 6 (1.09%) Cognos
16 5 (0.91%) Datameer
16 5 (0.91%) Red Hat