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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 253 207
Rank change year-on-year -4 -46  
Contract jobs citing SAS 421 552 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.99% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.35% 5.66% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 420 424
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.50 - -

SAS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7870 9745 9954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.98% 17.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5097 6333 6000
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 216 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 362 £425 -10.52% 111
London +30 201 £438 -12.58% 45
Scotland +26 41 £450 - 18
North West +49 35 £375 -11.76% 17
Edinburgh +5 35 £450 - 16
South East -29 29 £425 - 9
Yorkshire -33 29 £435 -8.42% 20
West Midlands +19 28 £375 -25.00% 5
West Yorkshire +5 27 £435 +1.75% 14
Leeds +13 21 £428 -3.66% 11
City of London -14 21 £438 -12.50% 20
South West +1 20 £425 -5.55% 5
Manchester +10 16 £375 -11.76% 12
South Wales +18 13 £495 +58.40%
Wales +16 13 £495 +58.40%
Wiltshire +3 10 £463 +2.77%
Swindon 0 10 £463 +2.77%
Cardiff +20 9 £498 +59.20%
Cheshire +36 8 £365 -8.75% 3
Coventry +17 8 £375 -14.28% 3
East Midlands +4 8 £425 -26.08% 9
East of England -11 8 £475 -13.63% 1
Shropshire +26 7 - -
Telford +23 7 - -
Berkshire +21 7 £425 +3.03% 2
Chester +14 7 £365 -8.75% 2
Birmingham +11 7 £450 +5.88%
Surrey +4 6 - - 2
Hampshire -3 6 £429 +3.93% 1
Lancashire +11 5 £375 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAS.

1 319 (44.37%) SQL
2 291 (40.47%) Finance
3 282 (39.22%) Analytics
4 233 (32.41%) Analytical Skills
5 180 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
6 158 (21.97%) Hadoop
7 147 (20.45%) R
8 146 (20.31%) Banking
9 144 (20.03%) Big Data
10 141 (19.61%) ETL
11 134 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (17.11%) Python
13 99 (13.77%) Microsoft Excel
14 96 (13.35%) Data Analysis
15 94 (13.07%) Degree
16 92 (12.80%) Data Modelling
17 91 (12.66%) Oracle
17 91 (12.66%) Mathematics
18 87 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 86 (11.96%) Tableau
20 82 (11.40%) Data Management
20 82 (11.40%) SQL Server
20 82 (11.40%) Microsoft
21 80 (11.13%) Teradata
21 80 (11.13%) Marketing
21 80 (11.13%) Data Analytics
22 79 (10.99%) Migration
23 78 (10.85%) Retail
24 75 (10.43%) Statistics
25 74 (10.29%) Credit Risk

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 52 (7.23%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.36%) Apache
3 15 (2.09%) Apache Pig
4 14 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.11%) ArcGIS
5 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.97%) Confluence
7 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.70%) IIS
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.42%) Drupal
8 3 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.42%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.28%) Jetty
9 2 (0.28%) nginx
9 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 99 (13.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (8.62%) SPSS
3 39 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (4.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (4.03%) Stata
6 6 (0.83%) CPLEX
6 6 (0.83%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) FastStats
2 8 (1.11%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Staffware
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.28%) Unica
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.14%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.14%) Relativity
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.95%) Google Analytics
3 8 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.83%) IaaS
4 6 (0.83%) PaaS
5 5 (0.70%) SaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.42%) Route 53
6 3 (0.42%) SmartFocus
6 3 (0.42%) Veeva
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (0.83%) FTP
1 6 (0.83%) SSL
2 5 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (0.56%) DHCP
3 4 (0.56%) DNS
3 4 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (0.56%) Internet
3 4 (0.56%) SAN
4 3 (0.42%) Firewall
4 3 (0.42%) LDAP
4 3 (0.42%) NAS
4 3 (0.42%) SMTP
4 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.42%) WAN
5 2 (0.28%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.28%) Network Security
5 2 (0.28%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.28%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (21.97%) Hadoop
2 144 (20.03%) Big Data
3 134 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (11.40%) SQL Server
5 68 (9.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 63 (8.76%) Base SAS
7 61 (8.48%) QlikView
8 50 (6.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 49 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
10 47 (6.54%) Apache Hive
11 45 (6.26%) Relational Database
12 38 (5.29%) Power BI
13 35 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (4.59%) Data Mining
15 31 (4.31%) SAS EBI
16 30 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (3.06%) SAS Enterprise Miner
18 21 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (2.78%) Spotfire
20 18 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.09%) JIRA
3 11 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.53%) ProC
4 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.11%) ERwin
5 8 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.56%) Selenium
6 4 (0.56%) Toad
7 3 (0.42%) CA Gen
7 3 (0.42%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.42%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.42%) GitLab
7 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.42%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.28%) Gradle
8 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 291 (40.47%) Finance
2 146 (20.31%) Banking
3 80 (11.13%) Marketing
4 78 (10.85%) Retail
5 25 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 25 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.09%) Publishing
7 13 (1.81%) Legal
8 12 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.39%) Advertising
11 6 (0.83%) Electronics
11 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.42%) Billing
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.28%) German Language
14 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (37.83%) Analyst
2 144 (20.03%) Developer
3 102 (14.19%) Data Analyst
4 83 (11.54%) SAS Developer
5 77 (10.71%) SAS Analyst
6 56 (7.79%) Data Scientist
7 53 (7.37%) Business Analyst
8 52 (7.23%) Consultant
9 49 (6.82%) Architect
10 31 (4.31%) SQL Analyst
11 30 (4.17%) SAS Consultant
12 27 (3.76%) Administrator
13 25 (3.48%) Data Architect
14 22 (3.06%) SQL Data Analyst
15 20 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 19 (2.64%) SAS Data Analyst
17 18 (2.50%) SAS Administrator
18 16 (2.23%) SQL Developer
19 15 (2.09%) Data Consultant
19 15 (2.09%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.92%) XML
2 18 (2.50%) HTML
3 16 (2.23%) .NET
3 16 (2.23%) CSS
4 13 (1.81%) Web Services
5 11 (1.53%) HTML5
6 10 (1.39%) CSS3
7 9 (1.25%) Ext JS
7 9 (1.25%) REST
8 8 (1.11%) Ajax
8 8 (1.11%) JSON
8 8 (1.11%) Natural Language Processing
9 6 (0.83%) MLlib
9 6 (0.83%) UIMA
10 5 (0.70%) J2EE
11 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.56%) Kafka
11 4 (0.56%) MDX
11 4 (0.56%) ODBC
12 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 233 (32.41%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.29%) Credit Risk
3 36 (5.01%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.36%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.97%) User Experience
12 6 (0.83%) Fintech
12 6 (0.83%) PKI
13 5 (0.70%) Life Science
14 4 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (0.56%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.56%) Social Media
14 4 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.26%) Unix
2 39 (5.42%) Linux
3 22 (3.06%) Windows
4 8 (1.11%) AIX
5 7 (0.97%) MVS
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.56%) Solaris
6 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.56%) zOS
7 3 (0.42%) CentOS
7 3 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.14%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (39.22%) Analytics
2 180 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
3 141 (19.61%) ETL
4 96 (13.35%) Data Analysis
5 92 (12.80%) Data Modelling
6 91 (12.66%) Mathematics
7 87 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (11.40%) Data Management
9 80 (11.13%) Data Analytics
10 79 (10.99%) Migration
11 75 (10.43%) Statistics
12 67 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (8.90%) Visualisation
14 54 (7.51%) Machine Learning
15 41 (5.70%) Statistical Analysis
16 40 (5.56%) Project Management
17 38 (5.29%) Data Visualisation
18 34 (4.73%) Open Source
19 33 (4.59%) CRM
20 32 (4.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 319 (44.37%) SQL
2 147 (20.45%) R
3 123 (17.11%) Python
4 51 (7.09%) Java
4 51 (7.09%) VBA
5 41 (5.70%) MATLAB
6 24 (3.34%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.34%) Scala
7 17 (2.36%) C#
8 16 (2.23%) SAS Macro
8 16 (2.23%) VB
9 15 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.67%) C++
10 12 (1.67%) Perl
11 11 (1.53%) PROC SQL
12 9 (1.25%) C
12 9 (1.25%) PHP
12 9 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.70%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 94 (13.07%) Degree
2 20 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.81%) SAS Certification
4 12 (1.67%) PhD
5 9 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.25%) ISEB
5 9 (1.25%) Postgraduate
6 7 (0.97%) CCA
6 7 (0.97%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.42%) APMG
10 2 (0.28%) ACCA
10 2 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) CCNP
10 2 (0.28%) CIMA
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.65%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.62%) IFRS
3 25 (3.48%) IFRS 9
4 11 (1.53%) QA
5 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.56%) CDISC
6 4 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.56%) SLA
7 3 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.42%) Basel II
7 3 (0.42%) GPG13
7 3 (0.42%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.28%) GCP
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.14%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (1.25%) Apache Flume
2 8 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.83%) HDFS
4 4 (0.56%) vCloud
5 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.28%) Ceph
6 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.28%) Samba
6 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.28%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.28%) Xen
7 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (0.97%) Puppet
2 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.56%) vRealize
3 3 (0.42%) Rsyslog
3 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.28%) Ansible
4 2 (0.28%) Nagios
4 2 (0.28%) Oozie
4 2 (0.28%) Salt
4 2 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 91 (12.66%) Oracle
2 86 (11.96%) Tableau
3 82 (11.40%) Microsoft
4 80 (11.13%) Teradata
5 40 (5.56%) SAP
6 29 (4.03%) Informatica
7 22 (3.06%) Cognos
7 22 (3.06%) IBM
7 22 (3.06%) MicroStrategy
8 21 (2.92%) Adobe
9 19 (2.64%) Ab Initio
10 17 (2.36%) Google
11 15 (2.09%) Netezza
12 14 (1.95%) Cloudera
12 14 (1.95%) RapidMiner
12 14 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.25%) ILOG
13 9 (1.25%) VMware
14 8 (1.11%) Apteco
15 7 (0.97%) webMethods
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago