Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 314 211
Rank change year-on-year -14 -103 +13
Contract jobs citing SAS 749 833 1356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.78% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.51% 4.22% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 590 974
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £313
90th Percentile £633 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £440
% change year-on-year +5.59% -8.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 15
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £16.66 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.67% -55.59% +66.67%
10th Percentile £19.34 £9.19 £18.71
90th Percentile £57.28 £65.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +208.99% -66.63% +81.82%

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 16592 19751 20420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.58% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10856 12904 12874
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 513 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.45 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -14 621 £450 +5.88% 68
UK excluding London +35 479 £425 +5.59% 35
London -44 253 £475 +5.56% 40
North of England +27 133 £434 +8.03% 12
Scotland +59 110 £425 - 6
South East +54 108 £425 - 7
North West +5 70 £475 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire +19 62 £434 +8.44% 2
Midlands +7 59 £375 -11.76% 3
South West +11 55 £450 +22.03% 3
West Midlands +11 50 £375 -11.76%
North East +58 12 £610 +31.18% 1
East Midlands -17 9 £300 -11.11% 3
Wales +1 7 £413 +10.00%
East of England -27 7 £400 -7.25% 3
Northern Ireland -48 3 £225 -37.93%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 337 (44.99%) SQL
2 275 (36.72%) Finance
3 207 (27.64%) Analytics
4 195 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 136 (18.16%) Banking
7 134 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
8 128 (17.09%) R
9 127 (16.96%) Microsoft Excel
10 121 (16.15%) Big Data
11 120 (16.02%) Oracle
12 116 (15.49%) ETL
13 111 (14.82%) Hadoop
14 97 (12.95%) Data Analysis
15 95 (12.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 92 (12.28%) Python
17 91 (12.15%) Unix
17 91 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
18 90 (12.02%) Linux
19 88 (11.75%) Degree
19 88 (11.75%) Tableau
20 87 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 86 (11.48%) Visualisation
22 75 (10.01%) Data Modelling
23 66 (8.81%) Migration
24 65 (8.68%) Statistics
25 61 (8.14%) Microsoft
25 61 (8.14%) Data Quality
26 60 (8.01%) Mathematics
26 60 (8.01%) 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 44 (5.87%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.14%) CICS
2 16 (2.14%) MQSeries
3 13 (1.74%) Apache
4 9 (1.20%) Confluence
5 8 (1.07%) Apache Pig
5 8 (1.07%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 127 (16.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (7.61%) SPSS
3 55 (7.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (3.74%) Stata
6 15 (2.00%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.27%) Actimize
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.34%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.80%) Route 53
6 6 (0.80%) Serverless
6 6 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.27%) Office 365
8 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.94%) SSH
1 22 (2.94%) SSL
2 16 (2.14%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.74%) Firewall
4 11 (1.47%) NAS
5 10 (1.34%) SAN
6 9 (1.20%) SMS
7 8 (1.07%) Network Security
7 8 (1.07%) VoIP
8 7 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.93%) DNS
9 6 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.80%) SMTP
9 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.67%) LAN
10 5 (0.67%) WAN
11 4 (0.53%) DHCP
12 3 (0.40%) FTP
12 3 (0.40%) LDAP
12 3 (0.40%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
2 121 (16.15%) Big Data
3 111 (14.82%) Hadoop
4 95 (12.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 55 (7.34%) SQL Server
6 53 (7.08%) Base SAS
7 52 (6.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 46 (6.14%) Relational Database
9 42 (5.61%) Apache Hive
10 40 (5.34%) SAS EBI
11 37 (4.94%) QlikView
11 37 (4.94%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 36 (4.81%) Power BI
13 35 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (4.01%) Data Mining
15 28 (3.74%) RDBMS
16 25 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (2.94%) DB2
18 21 (2.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (3.07%) ProC
2 18 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.87%) JIRA
4 10 (1.34%) ERwin
4 10 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.34%) Toad
5 6 (0.80%) GitLab
5 6 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.40%) Ant
7 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.40%) Maven
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.40%) Subversion
7 3 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.27%) Selenium
8 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 275 (36.72%) Finance
2 136 (18.16%) Banking
3 60 (8.01%) Retail
4 46 (6.14%) Marketing
5 45 (6.01%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.93%) Legal
10 6 (0.80%) Retail Finance
11 5 (0.67%) Advertising
11 5 (0.67%) Billing
12 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 226 (30.17%) Analyst
2 152 (20.29%) Developer
3 106 (14.15%) SAS Developer
4 89 (11.88%) Data Analyst
5 56 (7.48%) Consultant
6 54 (7.21%) SAS Analyst
7 46 (6.14%) Architect
8 40 (5.34%) Administrator
9 35 (4.67%) SAS Consultant
10 29 (3.87%) Data Engineer
11 27 (3.60%) SAS Administrator
12 26 (3.47%) Data Architect
12 26 (3.47%) Data Scientist
13 22 (2.94%) Programmer
14 21 (2.80%) Risk Analyst
15 20 (2.67%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.27%) Project Manager
16 17 (2.27%) SAS Programmer
16 17 (2.27%) Test Analyst
17 15 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.14%) XML
2 29 (3.87%) REST
3 17 (2.27%) Middleware
4 16 (2.14%) CSS
4 16 (2.14%) HTML
4 16 (2.14%) ISPF
5 14 (1.87%) Ajax
6 12 (1.60%) CSS3
6 12 (1.60%) HTML5
6 12 (1.60%) JSON
7 10 (1.34%) Ext JS
8 8 (1.07%) D3.js
9 7 (0.93%) MLlib
9 7 (0.93%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (0.93%) Web Services
10 6 (0.80%) .NET
10 6 (0.80%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.67%) jQuery
12 4 (0.53%) Kafka
12 4 (0.53%) UIMA
Miscellaneous
1 195 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (8.01%) Credit Risk
3 47 (6.28%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.94%) PKI
5 21 (2.80%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.00%) User Experience
8 14 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.60%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.47%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.80%) NHS
14 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
15 4 (0.53%) Life Science
15 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.15%) Unix
2 90 (12.02%) Linux
3 56 (7.48%) Windows
4 16 (2.14%) zOS
5 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.07%) CentOS
7 5 (0.67%) VMS
8 4 (0.53%) MVS
8 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (27.64%) Analytics
2 144 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 116 (15.49%) ETL
4 97 (12.95%) Data Analysis
5 91 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (11.48%) Visualisation
8 75 (10.01%) Data Modelling
9 66 (8.81%) Migration
10 65 (8.68%) Statistics
11 60 (8.01%) Mathematics
12 54 (7.21%) Data Visualisation
13 52 (6.94%) Data Analytics
14 50 (6.68%) Data Management
15 46 (6.14%) Data Integration
15 46 (6.14%) Machine Learning
15 46 (6.14%) Project Management
16 33 (4.41%) Visual Analytics
17 31 (4.14%) Time Management
18 29 (3.87%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 337 (44.99%) SQL
2 128 (17.09%) R
3 92 (12.28%) Python
4 51 (6.81%) Java
5 47 (6.28%) Shell Script
6 43 (5.74%) VBA
7 37 (4.94%) SAS Macro
8 36 (4.81%) MATLAB
9 26 (3.47%) JavaScript
10 24 (3.20%) Perl
10 24 (3.20%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.07%) PROC SQL
12 19 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.14%) Assembly Language
13 16 (2.14%) CLIST
13 16 (2.14%) JCL
13 16 (2.14%) REXX
14 14 (1.87%) AWK
14 14 (1.87%) Scala
14 14 (1.87%) sed
Qualifications
1 88 (11.75%) Degree
2 48 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.20%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.60%) Postgraduate
6 9 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.07%) CCNP
7 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.07%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.93%) SAS Certification
9 5 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.53%) CCIE
10 4 (0.53%) CCNA
10 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.53%) PhD
11 2 (0.27%) CIMA
11 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.14%) Data Quality
2 48 (6.41%) IFRS
3 46 (6.14%) IFRS 9
4 28 (3.74%) QA
5 10 (1.34%) Basel II
6 8 (1.07%) GDPR
6 8 (1.07%) SLA
7 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.40%) CDISC
9 3 (0.40%) GCP
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (2.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (2.14%) RACF
1 16 (2.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.07%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.67%) HDFS
4 5 (0.67%) NFS
4 5 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (0.67%) Veritas File System
4 5 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) KVM
7 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (2.14%) zSecure
2 13 (1.74%) Puppet
3 7 (0.93%) Ansible
3 7 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.80%) Rsyslog
5 5 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.67%) Terraform
6 4 (0.53%) Control-M
6 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle EDQ
6 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.40%) SnapMirror
7 3 (0.40%) SnapVault
7 3 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.27%) vMotion
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 120 (16.02%) Oracle
2 88 (11.75%) Tableau
3 61 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 54 (7.21%) IBM
5 44 (5.87%) SAP
6 40 (5.34%) Teradata
7 28 (3.74%) Cognos
8 23 (3.07%) Informatica
9 21 (2.80%) CA
10 17 (2.27%) Sybase
11 16 (2.14%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.87%) Greenplum
12 14 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
13 13 (1.74%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.74%) VMware
14 12 (1.60%) HP
15 11 (1.47%) Adobe
15 11 (1.47%) Google
15 11 (1.47%) Symantec
16 10 (1.34%) Netezza