Period
to 24 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 313 277
Rank change year-on-year -46 -36 -62
Contract jobs citing SAS 663 723 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.02% 4.68% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 470 747
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% +3.27%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year -46.27% - -

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 16,491 15,460 18,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.37% 17.12% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,958 9,975 11,962
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 346 446
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.20 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +14.29%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 15 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 May 2018. 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 -44 605 £438 +2.94% 174
UK excluding London -30 350 £415 -2.35% 130
London -50 307 £475 +5.56% 69
North of England -2 132 £406 -1.52% 43
South East -16 79 £425 +3.66% 21
Yorkshire 0 66 £400 -8.05% 22
North West -22 51 £421 +12.33% 18
Scotland -57 51 £415 -7.78% 24
South West +14 48 £416 +0.30% 13
Midlands -35 31 £373 -12.35% 13
North East +26 22 £475 +18.75% 3
East Midlands +7 21 £351 -19.77% 5
West Midlands -47 10 £388 - 8
East of England -7 8 £450 +4.65% 14
Wales -17 4 £420 -1.18% 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 340 (51.28%) SQL
2 272 (41.03%) Finance
3 223 (33.63%) Analytics
4 213 (32.13%) Analytical Skills
5 160 (24.13%) R
6 137 (20.66%) Business Intelligence
7 129 (19.46%) Python
8 121 (18.25%) ETL
9 116 (17.50%) Hadoop
10 107 (16.14%) Degree
11 106 (15.99%) Data Warehouse
11 106 (15.99%) Data Science
12 105 (15.84%) Data Management
13 102 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 100 (15.08%) Microsoft Excel
15 98 (14.78%) Banking
16 94 (14.18%) Oracle
16 94 (14.18%) Big Data
17 90 (13.57%) Tableau
17 90 (13.57%) Data Modelling
17 90 (13.57%) Data Analysis
18 86 (12.97%) Statistics
19 84 (12.67%) Data Quality
20 77 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 67 (10.11%) Visualisation
22 63 (9.50%) Unix
23 62 (9.35%) Credit Risk
24 59 (8.90%) Marketing
25 58 (8.75%) Migration
26 56 (8.45%) SQL Server

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 44 (6.64%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.41%) Apache
3 13 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.66%) Confluence
5 9 (1.36%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.06%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.30%) CICS
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 100 (15.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (7.09%) SPSS
3 31 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.90%) Stata
6 5 (0.75%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.30%) Pipeline Pilot
8 2 (0.30%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Actimize
2 3 (0.45%) Radian6
3 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Finacle
4 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clinical
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.15%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.07%) Google Analytics
3 16 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.36%) SaaS
6 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.21%) PaaS
7 7 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.60%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.45%) IaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Slack
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.51%) Firewall
2 9 (1.36%) SAN
3 7 (1.06%) NAS
4 6 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.90%) SSL
5 5 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (0.75%) Internet
6 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.45%) DNS
8 2 (0.30%) SMS
8 2 (0.30%) SSH
9 1 (0.15%) ATM
9 1 (0.15%) DAB
9 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.15%) FCoE
9 1 (0.15%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.15%) LAN
9 1 (0.15%) SNA
9 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (17.50%) Hadoop
2 106 (15.99%) Data Warehouse
3 94 (14.18%) Big Data
4 56 (8.45%) SQL Server
5 55 (8.30%) Base SAS
5 55 (8.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 53 (7.99%) Apache Hive
7 43 (6.49%) Relational Database
8 40 (6.03%) Power BI
9 38 (5.73%) BusinessObjects
10 35 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (5.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 30 (4.52%) SAS EBI
13 28 (4.22%) Data Lake
14 25 (3.77%) NoSQL
15 22 (3.32%) HBase
15 22 (3.32%) MongoDB
16 21 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (3.17%) QlikView
17 20 (3.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (1.96%) JIRA
2 11 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.66%) PVCS
3 9 (1.36%) ERwin
4 6 (0.90%) ProC
5 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.45%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.45%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.45%) JMeter
7 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.45%) Selenium
8 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.15%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.15%) Mocha
9 1 (0.15%) RStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Subversion
9 1 (0.15%) VersaTest
General
1 272 (41.03%) Finance
2 98 (14.78%) Banking
3 59 (8.90%) Marketing
4 55 (8.30%) Retail
5 23 (3.47%) Retail Banking
6 12 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.66%) Law
7 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.51%) Legal
9 9 (1.36%) Electronics
10 7 (1.06%) Advertising
10 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.90%) Retail Finance
12 5 (0.75%) Billing
12 5 (0.75%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 231 (34.84%) Analyst
2 148 (22.32%) Developer
3 97 (14.63%) SAS Developer
4 87 (13.12%) Data Analyst
5 66 (9.95%) SAS Analyst
6 51 (7.69%) Data Scientist
7 42 (6.33%) Consultant
8 35 (5.28%) Architect
9 30 (4.52%) Business Analyst
10 28 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
11 27 (4.07%) Insight Analyst
12 26 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (3.62%) Analyst Developer
14 22 (3.32%) SAS Consultant
15 20 (3.02%) Data Engineer
16 18 (2.71%) Data Architect
16 18 (2.71%) Data Insight Analyst
16 18 (2.71%) Insight Data Analyst
17 16 (2.41%) Administrator
17 16 (2.41%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.62%) XML
2 16 (2.41%) .NET
3 14 (2.11%) Kafka
4 12 (1.81%) HTML
5 10 (1.51%) AngularJS
5 10 (1.51%) Natural Language Processing
5 10 (1.51%) REST
5 10 (1.51%) Web Services
6 8 (1.21%) TensorFlow
6 8 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (1.06%) JSON
8 6 (0.90%) Akka
8 6 (0.90%) D3.js
8 6 (0.90%) GraphX
9 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.75%) Flask
9 5 (0.75%) LDAP
9 5 (0.75%) MDX
10 4 (0.60%) SOAP
10 4 (0.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 213 (32.13%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (9.35%) Credit Risk
3 37 (5.58%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.22%) Algorithms
6 27 (4.07%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.21%) Life Science
10 8 (1.21%) User Experience
11 7 (1.06%) NHS
12 6 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.90%) FMCG
12 6 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.90%) LIMS
12 6 (0.90%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.75%) Replication
13 5 (0.75%) Social Media
13 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.50%) Unix
2 24 (3.62%) Windows
3 22 (3.32%) Linux
4 5 (0.75%) Solaris
5 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.45%) AIX
6 3 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.45%) zOS
7 2 (0.30%) Android
7 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (33.63%) Analytics
2 137 (20.66%) Business Intelligence
3 121 (18.25%) ETL
4 106 (15.99%) Data Science
5 105 (15.84%) Data Management
6 102 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (13.57%) Data Analysis
7 90 (13.57%) Data Modelling
8 86 (12.97%) Statistics
9 77 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 67 (10.11%) Visualisation
11 58 (8.75%) Migration
12 56 (8.45%) Decision-Making
13 50 (7.54%) Data Analytics
13 50 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (7.24%) Mathematics
15 45 (6.79%) Data Visualisation
16 43 (6.49%) Data Architecture
17 42 (6.33%) Machine Learning
18 41 (6.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 340 (51.28%) SQL
2 160 (24.13%) R
3 129 (19.46%) Python
4 54 (8.14%) Java
5 37 (5.58%) VBA
6 29 (4.37%) MATLAB
6 29 (4.37%) Shell Script
7 25 (3.77%) Scala
8 21 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.71%) C#
10 16 (2.41%) JavaScript
11 11 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.51%) VB
13 9 (1.36%) SAS Macro
14 6 (0.90%) PROC SQL
15 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.75%) Ruby
15 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.75%) XPath
15 5 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 107 (16.14%) Degree
2 27 (4.07%) Numerate Degree
3 25 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.56%) PhD
4 17 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.75%) CISM
6 5 (0.75%) CISSP
6 5 (0.75%) ISEB
6 5 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.75%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.75%) SAS Certification
7 4 (0.60%) CCDP
7 4 (0.60%) CCNP
7 4 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (12.67%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.92%) IFRS
2 26 (3.92%) IFRS 9
3 24 (3.62%) GDPR
4 16 (2.41%) QA
5 7 (1.06%) GCP
5 7 (1.06%) SLA
6 6 (0.90%) GxP
7 4 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.60%) GLP
7 4 (0.60%) GMP
8 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.45%) WCAG
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.30%) PMO
10 1 (0.15%) Basel II
10 1 (0.15%) CDISC
10 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 11 (1.66%) Apache Flume
2 8 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (0.45%) RACF
5 3 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.21%) Terraform
2 6 (0.90%) Ambari
2 6 (0.90%) Ansible
3 4 (0.60%) SnapMirror
3 4 (0.60%) SnapVault
4 3 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) Nagios
5 2 (0.30%) Oozie
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.30%) zSecure
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 94 (14.18%) Oracle
2 90 (13.57%) Tableau
3 52 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 47 (7.09%) Teradata
5 42 (6.33%) Google
6 36 (5.43%) Informatica
7 28 (4.22%) SAP
8 17 (2.56%) IBM
9 16 (2.41%) Hortonworks
9 16 (2.41%) Remedy
9 16 (2.41%) Talend
10 15 (2.26%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.81%) Adobe
11 12 (1.81%) Alteryx
11 12 (1.81%) Cognos
11 12 (1.81%) DataFlux
11 12 (1.81%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.66%) CA
13 10 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.36%) Ab Initio