Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 424 323
Rank change year-on-year +1 -101 +22
Contract jobs citing SAS 359 551 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.46% 3.36% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 316 455
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £350 £323 £292
90th Percentile £600 £638 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £23.49 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.29% +21.46% +13.76%
10th Percentile £18.81 £15.33 £15.12
90th Percentile £50.75 £157.30 £59.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.69 £23.49 £19.34
% change year-on-year +26.37% +21.46% +13.76%

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 10,385 16,397 16,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.34% 16.45% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,727 10,574 11,041
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 354 410
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.99% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.43 £48.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.71% -3.53%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 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 +36 318 £475 - 126
UK excluding London -35 185 £425 -5.56% 95
London +77 168 £500 - 47
South East +46 75 £394 -21.25% 23
North of England 0 50 £425 -10.53% 29
Yorkshire +26 24 £425 -5.56% 11
North West +9 22 £385 -28.04% 18
Scotland -14 18 £425 +8.63% 15
Wales +36 16 £500 +33.33% 1
Midlands +27 9 £450 +8.43% 12
East of England +24 8 £425 -19.81% 8
South West -4 6 £438 +5.42% 7
West Midlands +35 5 £450 - 9
North East +12 5 £500 -16.67%
East Midlands +31 4 £400 +11.11% 3
Northern Ireland -8 3 £233 +8.14%

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 161 (44.85%) SQL
2 126 (35.10%) Analytics
3 97 (27.02%) Finance
4 77 (21.45%) Python
5 75 (20.89%) Hadoop
6 73 (20.33%) ETL
7 70 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (18.38%) Linux
9 65 (18.11%) R
10 62 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (15.88%) Oracle
13 54 (15.04%) Banking
14 50 (13.93%) Migration
15 47 (13.09%) Degree
16 43 (11.98%) Data Modelling
16 43 (11.98%) Big Data
17 42 (11.70%) Data Management
18 39 (10.86%) Data Analytics
18 39 (10.86%) AWS
19 38 (10.58%) Data Quality
19 38 (10.58%) Microsoft Excel
20 37 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 34 (9.47%) SQL Server
22 34 (9.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
22 34 (9.47%) Security Cleared
23 33 (9.19%) Cloudera
23 33 (9.19%) Apache Spark
24 32 (8.91%) DevOps

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 33 (9.19%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.46%) Confluence
3 12 (3.34%) Jupyter
4 8 (2.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Mendix
Applications
1 38 (10.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.29%) SPSS
3 6 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.67%) Stata
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) InVision
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.84%) Unica
3 2 (0.56%) assyst
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.86%) AWS
2 32 (8.91%) Azure
3 12 (3.34%) GCP
3 12 (3.34%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.51%) Amazon EKS
5 5 (1.39%) Serverless
6 4 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.56%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.79%) SAN
2 5 (1.39%) SSH
3 3 (0.84%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.28%) 5G
4 1 (0.28%) Broadband
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.89%) Hadoop
2 43 (11.98%) Big Data
3 34 (9.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 34 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 30 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (8.36%) Relational Database
5 29 (8.08%) Base SAS
6 26 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (6.96%) Apache Hive
8 21 (5.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 19 (5.29%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (5.01%) NoSQL
11 17 (4.74%) Data Lake
11 17 (4.74%) Data Mining
12 16 (4.46%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (4.46%) Impala
13 15 (4.18%) MySQL
14 14 (3.90%) SAS EBI
15 13 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.52%) JIRA
2 23 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.01%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (2.51%) Vagrant
5 8 (2.23%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.67%) Selenium
7 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.56%) JUnit
7 2 (0.56%) Maven
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.28%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.28%) ERwin
8 1 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.28%) RStudio
General
1 97 (27.02%) Finance
2 54 (15.04%) Banking
3 29 (8.08%) Retail
4 19 (5.29%) Marketing
5 16 (4.46%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.39%) Games
9 4 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.84%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.56%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 117 (32.59%) Analyst
2 67 (18.66%) Developer
3 45 (12.53%) SAS Analyst
4 44 (12.26%) Data Analyst
5 38 (10.58%) Administrator
6 36 (10.03%) SAS Administrator
7 29 (8.08%) Business Analyst
8 24 (6.69%) Consultant
9 21 (5.85%) ETL Developer
10 17 (4.74%) Architect
10 17 (4.74%) Credit Analyst
10 17 (4.74%) SAS Business Analyst
11 16 (4.46%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 16 (4.46%) Risk Analyst
12 15 (4.18%) Data Engineer
12 15 (4.18%) SAS Consultant
13 14 (3.90%) Programmer
13 14 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
14 12 (3.34%) Data Scientist
14 12 (3.34%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.18%) Kafka
1 15 (4.18%) Web Services
2 12 (3.34%) .NET
2 12 (3.34%) Apache NiFi
2 12 (3.34%) PySpark
3 11 (3.06%) Spark Streaming
4 10 (2.79%) Redux
5 9 (2.51%) HTML
5 9 (2.51%) REST
6 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (2.23%) React
6 8 (2.23%) SignalR
6 8 (2.23%) Swagger
7 6 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.67%) LDAP
7 6 (1.67%) XML
8 5 (1.39%) Node.js
8 5 (1.39%) pytest
8 5 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.64%) Credit Risk
3 12 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.51%) User Experience
5 7 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.95%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.67%) Semantic Web
7 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.11%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (0.84%) Life Science
9 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
10 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) iPhone
11 1 (0.28%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.38%) Linux
2 25 (6.96%) Unix
3 12 (3.34%) Windows
4 10 (2.79%) CentOS
4 10 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.11%) zOS
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (35.10%) Analytics
2 73 (20.33%) ETL
3 62 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (13.93%) Migration
6 43 (11.98%) Data Modelling
7 42 (11.70%) Data Management
8 39 (10.86%) Data Analytics
9 37 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (8.91%) DevOps
12 31 (8.64%) Data Science
13 29 (8.08%) Statistics
14 24 (6.69%) Scrum
15 23 (6.41%) Data Munging
15 23 (6.41%) Software Engineering
15 23 (6.41%) Validation
16 22 (6.13%) Data Migration
16 22 (6.13%) Mathematics
16 22 (6.13%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 161 (44.85%) SQL
2 77 (21.45%) Python
3 65 (18.11%) R
4 32 (8.91%) Java
5 22 (6.13%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.46%) Scala
7 14 (3.90%) VBA
8 13 (3.62%) C#
9 11 (3.06%) Ruby
10 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.95%) C
11 7 (1.95%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.67%) SAS Macro
13 5 (1.39%) Go
13 5 (1.39%) Perl
14 4 (1.11%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.11%) JCL
14 4 (1.11%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.11%) REXX
Qualifications
1 47 (13.09%) Degree
2 34 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.39%) SAS Certification
5 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.56%) PhD
7 1 (0.28%) CIPD
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.58%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.90%) IFRS
2 14 (3.90%) IFRS 9
3 6 (1.67%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) Basel III
4 2 (0.56%) CDISC
4 2 (0.56%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) PMO
4 2 (0.56%) WCAG
5 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.28%) Basel II
5 1 (0.28%) COREP
5 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.29%) Docker
2 11 (3.06%) HDFS
3 10 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (2.51%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.11%) ACF2
5 4 (1.11%) RACF
5 4 (1.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.84%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.74%) Ansible
3 16 (4.46%) Terraform
4 10 (2.79%) Oozie
5 9 (2.51%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.39%) Kibana
6 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.11%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (15.88%) Oracle
2 33 (9.19%) Cloudera
3 31 (8.64%) Talend
3 31 (8.64%) Teradata
4 30 (8.36%) Microsoft
5 25 (6.96%) IBM
6 24 (6.69%) Tableau
7 22 (6.13%) Informatica
8 21 (5.85%) Hortonworks
9 12 (3.34%) Adobe
9 12 (3.34%) Google
9 12 (3.34%) StreamSets
10 10 (2.79%) Hyperion
11 9 (2.51%) Datactics
11 9 (2.51%) DataFlux
11 9 (2.51%) Palantir
12 5 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.11%) CA
13 4 (1.11%) SAP
14 3 (0.84%) Cognos