Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 383 301
Rank change year-on-year +13 -82 -24
Contract jobs citing SAS 589 651 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.06% 3.80% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 420 497
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 6
UK median hourly rate £20.87 £18.87 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -62.26% +310.85%
10th Percentile £15.56 £12.50 £25.88
90th Percentile £59.38 £48.75 £71.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.86 £22.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% -56.00% +368.16%

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 14,504 17,130 16,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.55% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,210 11,239 10,402
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +2.99%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 403 394
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -6.82%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +10 532 £490 +8.89% 112
UK excluding London +18 345 £430 +1.18% 92
London +14 232 £500 +5.26% 39
North of England +56 137 £500 +17.65% 19
South East +22 86 £468 +3.89% 22
North West +28 65 £550 +32.53% 12
Yorkshire +38 64 £415 -2.35% 6
Midlands +24 40 £373 -1.97% 17
Scotland -14 37 £360 -14.29% 17
East of England +23 22 £400 -11.11% 11
East Midlands +22 20 £360 -2.70% 4
West Midlands +18 20 £384 -2.54% 13
Wales +10 10 £450 +7.14% 2
South West -49 9 £420 -1.18% 4
North East +11 8 £594 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £225 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 312 (52.97%) SQL
2 220 (37.35%) Analytics
3 175 (29.71%) Finance
4 134 (22.75%) Python
5 123 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
6 116 (19.69%) ETL
7 101 (17.15%) Tableau
8 99 (16.81%) R
9 96 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
10 94 (15.96%) Banking
11 88 (14.94%) Visualisation
12 87 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
13 84 (14.26%) Hadoop
14 78 (13.24%) Data Science
15 77 (13.07%) Base SAS
16 76 (12.90%) Data Modelling
17 75 (12.73%) Data Analysis
18 73 (12.39%) Linux
18 73 (12.39%) Big Data
19 70 (11.88%) Oracle
20 69 (11.71%) Unix
21 66 (11.21%) Statistics
22 65 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
23 64 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
24 63 (10.70%) Degree
25 60 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
26 59 (10.02%) SPSS
27 54 (9.17%) Java
28 53 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
29 51 (8.66%) Amazon AWS

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 (5.60%) Apache Spark
2 30 (5.09%) Confluence
3 5 (0.85%) CICS
4 4 (0.68%) Apache
4 4 (0.68%) CMS
4 4 (0.68%) WordPress
5 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
6 2 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (10.02%) SPSS
3 30 (5.09%) Stata
4 24 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) assyst
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.47%) Power Platform
3 35 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.70%) Serverless
6 7 (1.19%) PaaS
7 5 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.51%) GitHub
9 3 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.34%) SaaS
11 1 (0.17%) IaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.53%) Internet
2 6 (1.02%) Firewall
2 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.85%) DNS
4 3 (0.51%) DHCP
4 3 (0.51%) LAN
4 3 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (0.51%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.34%) NAS
5 2 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.34%) SAN
5 2 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) APPN
6 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) SMTP
6 1 (0.17%) SNA
6 1 (0.17%) SNMP
6 1 (0.17%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.26%) Hadoop
2 77 (13.07%) Base SAS
3 73 (12.39%) Big Data
4 64 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (7.47%) Power BI
6 41 (6.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 40 (6.79%) Data Mining
8 39 (6.62%) Relational Database
9 38 (6.45%) Apache Hive
10 33 (5.60%) BigQuery
11 31 (5.26%) QlikView
12 30 (5.09%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (5.09%) Pentaho
12 30 (5.09%) Qlik Sense
12 30 (5.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 29 (4.92%) SQL Server
14 21 (3.57%) DB2
15 20 (3.40%) Oracle Exadata
16 18 (3.06%) NoSQL
17 17 (2.89%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 47 (7.98%) JIRA
2 21 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.55%) ERwin
4 14 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.38%) ProC
5 11 (1.87%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.02%) ER Studio
7 5 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.51%) Subversion
8 3 (0.51%) WinAutomation
9 2 (0.34%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.17%) GitLab
10 1 (0.17%) Hudson
10 1 (0.17%) JMeter
10 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.17%) Maven
10 1 (0.17%) Selenium
10 1 (0.17%) WinRunner
General
1 175 (29.71%) Finance
2 94 (15.96%) Banking
3 42 (7.13%) Retail
4 35 (5.94%) Marketing
5 16 (2.72%) Legal
6 13 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.04%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.85%) Advertising
11 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.68%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) International Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Social Science
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (33.28%) Analyst
2 99 (16.81%) Developer
3 93 (15.79%) Data Analyst
4 70 (11.88%) SAS Analyst
5 51 (8.66%) Architect
6 49 (8.32%) SAS Developer
7 43 (7.30%) Data Scientist
8 37 (6.28%) SQL Analyst
9 36 (6.11%) SAS Data Analyst
10 34 (5.77%) Consultant
11 30 (5.09%) SQL Data Analyst
12 29 (4.92%) Data Engineer
13 25 (4.24%) Administrator
14 22 (3.74%) SAS Consultant
15 21 (3.57%) Python Developer
16 19 (3.23%) Tableau Analyst
17 18 (3.06%) Data Architect
17 18 (3.06%) SAS Administrator
18 17 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
18 17 (2.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.21%) D3.js
2 12 (2.04%) Kafka
2 12 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (1.87%) HTML
3 11 (1.87%) Pandas
3 11 (1.87%) TensorFlow
4 10 (1.70%) Caffe
4 10 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.36%) Keras
5 8 (1.36%) NumPy
6 7 (1.19%) Torch
6 7 (1.19%) XML
7 6 (1.02%) .NET
7 6 (1.02%) Bokeh
7 6 (1.02%) Web Services
8 5 (0.85%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.68%) SciPy
9 4 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.24%) Credit Risk
3 20 (3.40%) Algorithms
4 14 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.21%) NHS
6 9 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.02%) Social Media
8 6 (1.02%) VSAM
9 5 (0.85%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.68%) iSeries
11 3 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.51%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.34%) Derivative
12 2 (0.34%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.39%) Linux
2 69 (11.71%) Unix
3 28 (4.75%) Windows
4 6 (1.02%) Windows XP
5 5 (0.85%) zOS
6 3 (0.51%) AIX
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Fedora
6 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Android
7 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (37.35%) Analytics
2 116 (19.69%) ETL
3 96 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
4 88 (14.94%) Visualisation
5 87 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (13.24%) Data Science
7 76 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 75 (12.73%) Data Analysis
9 66 (11.21%) Statistics
10 65 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
11 53 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (8.32%) Data Visualisation
13 48 (8.15%) Data Analytics
14 42 (7.13%) Migration
15 41 (6.96%) Data Management
15 41 (6.96%) Mathematics
15 41 (6.96%) Scrum
16 39 (6.62%) Machine Learning
17 36 (6.11%) Data Integration
17 36 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 312 (52.97%) SQL
2 134 (22.75%) Python
3 99 (16.81%) R
4 54 (9.17%) Java
5 38 (6.45%) MATLAB
6 30 (5.09%) SAS Macro
7 25 (4.24%) C
8 23 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.57%) C++
10 14 (2.38%) PROC SQL
10 14 (2.38%) Ruby
11 12 (2.04%) VBA
12 11 (1.87%) C#
12 11 (1.87%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.53%) Perl
13 9 (1.53%) VB
14 8 (1.36%) Assembly Language
14 8 (1.36%) Scala
15 7 (1.19%) JCL
15 7 (1.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 63 (10.70%) Degree
2 44 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 38 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.53%) PhD
6 8 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.85%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.51%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.34%) CIPD
9 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.34%) MCSE
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ACCA
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.40%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.38%) IFRS
3 10 (1.70%) GDPR
4 8 (1.36%) Solvency II
5 7 (1.19%) Basel III
6 6 (1.02%) IFRS 9
6 6 (1.02%) QA
7 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.34%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.34%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.53%) Apache Flume
3 7 (1.19%) RACF
4 3 (0.51%) Docker
4 3 (0.51%) Squid
4 3 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.34%) ACF2
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 24 (4.07%) Ansible
2 16 (2.72%) Terraform
3 8 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.36%) OMEGAMON
4 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.85%) Puppet
4 5 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.51%) MAINVIEW
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (17.15%) Tableau
2 70 (11.88%) Oracle
3 44 (7.47%) MicroStrategy
4 37 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 28 (4.75%) Teradata
6 26 (4.41%) Google
7 17 (2.89%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.89%) IBM
7 17 (2.89%) Informatica
8 13 (2.21%) Netezza
8 13 (2.21%) SAP
8 13 (2.21%) Talend
9 10 (1.70%) Cognos
10 8 (1.36%) CA
11 6 (1.02%) Adobe
11 6 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.02%) Remedy
12 5 (0.85%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.85%) Vertica
13 4 (0.68%) Dataiku