Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 415 418 341
Rank change year-on-year +3 -77 -9
Contract jobs citing SAS 448 597 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.61% 3.44% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 358 458
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £312
90th Percentile £618 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 7
UK median hourly rate £21.48 £23.49 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -27.72% +95.14%
10th Percentile £16.44 £16.24 £19.34
90th Percentile £40.88 £55.75 £58.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.96 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% -29.23% +143.45%

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 12,400 17,354 16,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 16.80% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,960 11,274 11,092
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 399 428
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +8.82% +1.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +8.75% -2.98%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +19 398 £475 +5.56% 65
UK excluding London -17 249 £425 - 41
London +23 189 £500 +11.11% 32
North of England +38 97 £438 +2.94% 5
South East +40 83 £400 -20.00% 12
Yorkshire +29 52 £425 +1.19% 3
North West +13 40 £490 +15.29% 2
Scotland -19 28 £425 +8.97% 7
East of England +31 11 £400 -15.79% 5
Wales +27 11 £375 - 1
Midlands +31 10 £423 +10.10% 8
West Midlands +27 8 £423 -6.11% 7
North East +17 6 £575 -8.00%
South West -39 5 £475 +11.76% 3
Northern Ireland +6 4 £229 -44.55%
East Midlands +15 2 £400 +6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 235 (52.46%) SQL
2 200 (44.64%) Analytics
3 124 (27.68%) Finance
4 110 (24.55%) Python
5 103 (22.99%) Hadoop
6 102 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
7 79 (17.63%) ETL
8 77 (17.19%) R
9 75 (16.74%) Business Intelligence
10 68 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (15.18%) Banking
11 65 (14.51%) Tableau
12 64 (14.29%) Degree
13 62 (13.84%) Visualisation
13 62 (13.84%) Linux
14 61 (13.62%) Big Data
15 58 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (12.28%) Data Science
17 54 (12.05%) Microsoft Excel
18 53 (11.83%) Data Analytics
19 52 (11.61%) Statistics
19 52 (11.61%) Migration
20 48 (10.71%) Data Analysis
20 48 (10.71%) Oracle
21 47 (10.49%) Data Warehouse
21 47 (10.49%) AWS
22 46 (10.27%) Retail
23 45 (10.04%) Data Modelling
24 44 (9.82%) Cloudera
25 43 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management

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 32 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 20 (4.46%) Confluence
3 9 (2.01%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.89%) CICS
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Mendix
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 54 (12.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (9.15%) SPSS
3 18 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (3.35%) Stata
5 9 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) InVision
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) HFM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.49%) AWS
2 27 (6.03%) GCP
3 24 (5.36%) Azure
4 23 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (1.79%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (1.12%) Serverless
8 4 (0.89%) GitHub
9 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.45%) PaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.79%) SAN
2 5 (1.12%) Internet
2 5 (1.12%) SSH
3 3 (0.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.22%) 5G
4 1 (0.22%) Broadband
4 1 (0.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) NAS
4 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (22.99%) Hadoop
2 61 (13.62%) Big Data
3 47 (10.49%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (8.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 36 (8.04%) SQL Server
6 34 (7.59%) Apache Hive
6 34 (7.59%) Base SAS
7 32 (7.14%) Data Mining
8 31 (6.92%) Relational Database
9 29 (6.47%) BusinessObjects
10 28 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 27 (6.03%) QlikView
12 26 (5.80%) BigQuery
12 26 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (5.80%) Qlik Sense
13 23 (5.13%) Power BI
14 21 (4.69%) Data Lake
15 20 (4.46%) MySQL
15 20 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (4.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (8.93%) JIRA
2 26 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.24%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.57%) Artifactory
5 9 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.01%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.56%) ERwin
7 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.45%) JUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Maven
8 2 (0.45%) ProC
8 2 (0.45%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.22%) GitLab
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.22%) RStudio
9 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 124 (27.68%) Finance
2 68 (15.18%) Banking
3 46 (10.27%) Retail
4 21 (4.69%) Marketing
5 12 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 10 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.89%) Advertising
9 4 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.89%) Games
9 4 (0.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.45%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 171 (38.17%) Analyst
2 84 (18.75%) Developer
3 82 (18.30%) Data Analyst
4 67 (14.96%) SAS Analyst
5 36 (8.04%) SQL Analyst
6 34 (7.59%) SAS Data Analyst
7 33 (7.37%) Administrator
8 31 (6.92%) SAS Administrator
9 28 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 28 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
10 27 (6.03%) Data Scientist
10 27 (6.03%) SAS Developer
11 23 (5.13%) Architect
12 21 (4.69%) Consultant
13 19 (4.24%) Tableau Analyst
14 16 (3.57%) ETL Developer
14 16 (3.57%) Risk Analyst
15 15 (3.35%) Credit Analyst
15 15 (3.35%) SAS Business Analyst
16 14 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.57%) Kafka
2 14 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (2.46%) PySpark
3 11 (2.46%) Spark Streaming
3 11 (2.46%) Web Services
4 9 (2.01%) Apache NiFi
5 7 (1.56%) HTML
5 7 (1.56%) XML
6 6 (1.34%) D3.js
6 6 (1.34%) LDAP
7 4 (0.89%) .NET
7 4 (0.89%) Apache Avro
7 4 (0.89%) HTML5
7 4 (0.89%) ISPF
7 4 (0.89%) Pandas
8 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (0.67%) React
8 3 (0.67%) Redux
8 3 (0.67%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 102 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.59%) Credit Risk
3 14 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.01%) Algorithms
4 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.12%) NHS
7 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.89%) Social Media
7 4 (0.89%) VSAM
8 3 (0.67%) Life Science
9 2 (0.45%) iSeries
9 2 (0.45%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.45%) User Experience
10 1 (0.22%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.84%) Linux
2 40 (8.93%) Unix
3 7 (1.56%) CentOS
3 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (1.56%) Windows
3 7 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.89%) AIX
4 4 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (44.64%) Analytics
2 79 (17.63%) ETL
3 75 (16.74%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (13.84%) Visualisation
6 58 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (12.28%) Data Science
8 53 (11.83%) Data Analytics
9 52 (11.61%) Migration
9 52 (11.61%) Statistics
10 48 (10.71%) Data Analysis
11 45 (10.04%) Data Modelling
12 43 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (8.93%) Data Management
14 38 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (8.26%) Scrum
16 33 (7.37%) Mathematics
17 31 (6.92%) Data Visualisation
18 29 (6.47%) Statistical Modelling
19 28 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (52.46%) SQL
2 110 (24.55%) Python
3 77 (17.19%) R
4 34 (7.59%) Java
5 19 (4.24%) Shell Script
6 15 (3.35%) VBA
7 14 (3.13%) Ruby
8 13 (2.90%) MATLAB
8 13 (2.90%) Scala
9 11 (2.46%) C
9 11 (2.46%) Perl
9 11 (2.46%) SAS Macro
10 10 (2.23%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.79%) Assembly Language
11 8 (1.79%) JCL
11 8 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.34%) C#
13 5 (1.12%) C++
13 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 64 (14.29%) Degree
2 26 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.34%) PhD
6 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.12%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.12%) SAS Certification
7 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.45%) CIPD
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.71%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.13%) IFRS
2 14 (3.13%) IFRS 9
3 7 (1.56%) QA
4 6 (1.34%) GDPR
5 5 (1.12%) Basel III
6 4 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.67%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.67%) PMO
8 2 (0.45%) CDISC
9 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.22%) COREP
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.23%) Docker
2 9 (2.01%) VirtualBox
3 8 (1.79%) RACF
4 7 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.34%) HDFS
6 5 (1.12%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.89%) ACF2
7 4 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (5.58%) Ansible
1 25 (5.58%) Terraform
2 15 (3.35%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
5 7 (1.56%) Oozie
6 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.67%) MAINVIEW
9 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.22%) Ambari
Vendors
1 65 (14.51%) Tableau
2 48 (10.71%) Oracle
3 44 (9.82%) Cloudera
4 31 (6.92%) MicroStrategy
5 30 (6.70%) Microsoft
6 28 (6.25%) Teradata
7 25 (5.58%) Informatica
7 25 (5.58%) Talend
8 24 (5.36%) Google
9 21 (4.69%) IBM
10 20 (4.46%) Hortonworks
11 10 (2.23%) Adobe
11 10 (2.23%) Hyperion
12 9 (2.01%) CA
12 9 (2.01%) Datactics
12 9 (2.01%) Palantir
12 9 (2.01%) StreamSets
13 8 (1.79%) Cognos
13 8 (1.79%) DataFlux
13 8 (1.79%) Netezza