Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 338 329
Rank change year-on-year -77 -9 -110
Contract jobs citing SAS 597 750 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.43% 4.43% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 458 550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £32.50 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.72% +95.14% -57.02%
10th Percentile £16.24 £19.34 £9.19
90th Percentile £55.75 £58.45 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £32.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year -29.23% +143.45% -66.63%

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 17,382 16,918 19,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.83% 16.68% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,293 11,119 12,626
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 428 481
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.09% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £20.62
% change year-on-year +8.75% -2.98% +5.72%

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 19 November 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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 -45 512 £450 - 170
UK excluding London -82 350 £425 - 122
London -2 241 £450 -5.76% 78
North of England -34 97 £425 -5.56% 22
South East -59 89 £500 +13.64% 27
Scotland -37 67 £390 -5.85% 28
Yorkshire -7 57 £420 -6.67% 8
South West -46 39 £425 -5.56% 10
North West -49 34 £425 -19.05% 14
Midlands -40 28 £384 -0.97% 24
West Midlands -49 16 £450 +12.50% 10
East of England +3 14 £475 +18.75% 10
East Midlands +8 11 £375 +25.00% 14
Wales -27 11 £375 -9.09% 1
North East -8 9 £625 +2.46%
Northern Ireland +35 4 £413 +83.33% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 348 (58.29%) SQL
2 258 (43.22%) Finance
3 174 (29.15%) Analytics
4 172 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
5 158 (26.47%) Python
6 155 (25.96%) R
7 126 (21.11%) Hadoop
8 122 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (19.93%) ETL
10 112 (18.76%) Oracle
11 106 (17.76%) Data Science
12 102 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
13 94 (15.75%) Degree
14 93 (15.58%) Tableau
15 91 (15.24%) Banking
16 89 (14.91%) Data Warehouse
17 85 (14.24%) Big Data
18 76 (12.73%) Base SAS
19 74 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
20 73 (12.23%) Visualisation
21 71 (11.89%) Statistics
21 71 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
22 70 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
22 70 (11.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
23 68 (11.39%) Data Analysis
23 68 (11.39%) Data Quality
24 67 (11.22%) SQL Server
25 66 (11.06%) Data Modelling
26 64 (10.72%) Data Management
26 64 (10.72%) Apache Spark

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 64 (10.72%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.51%) Confluence
4 8 (1.34%) IIS
5 6 (1.01%) Apache
6 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.67%) JBoss
6 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.50%) FileNet
7 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) CICS
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) GemFire
9 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 71 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (6.20%) SPSS
3 32 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.84%) Stata
6 3 (0.50%) Mathematica
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.17%) EViews
Business Applications
1 17 (2.85%) Actimize
2 10 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.67%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.34%) assyst
4 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.34%) Unica
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.18%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.68%) GitHub
5 7 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
6 6 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.01%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.01%) Serverless
7 5 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.50%) Office 365
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) PaaS
10 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.01%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.67%) SMS
3 3 (0.50%) SAN
3 3 (0.50%) SNA
4 2 (0.34%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) HTTP
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) LAN
5 1 (0.17%) SSH
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (21.11%) Hadoop
2 89 (14.91%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (14.24%) Big Data
4 76 (12.73%) Base SAS
5 70 (11.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 67 (11.22%) SQL Server
7 47 (7.87%) Apache Hive
7 47 (7.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 46 (7.71%) Power BI
9 44 (7.37%) BusinessObjects
10 43 (7.20%) Relational Database
11 35 (5.86%) Data Lake
11 35 (5.86%) Data Mining
12 34 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (4.19%) QlikView
14 24 (4.02%) DB2
14 24 (4.02%) Spotfire
15 22 (3.69%) Impala
15 22 (3.69%) MongoDB
16 17 (2.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.52%) JIRA
2 18 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.01%) ProC
5 11 (1.84%) Toad
6 9 (1.51%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.01%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.50%) ERwin
9 3 (0.50%) GitLab
9 3 (0.50%) JMeter
9 3 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 258 (43.22%) Finance
2 91 (15.24%) Banking
3 59 (9.88%) Retail
4 34 (5.70%) Marketing
5 23 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 20 (3.35%) Retail Banking
7 15 (2.51%) Back Office
8 13 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.01%) Legal
10 9 (1.51%) Advertising
11 8 (1.34%) Retail Finance
12 7 (1.17%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.84%) Billing
14 4 (0.67%) Law
15 3 (0.50%) Publishing
15 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.17%) Electronics
17 1 (0.17%) Front Office
17 1 (0.17%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 219 (36.68%) Analyst
2 141 (23.62%) Developer
3 87 (14.57%) Data Analyst
4 80 (13.40%) SAS Developer
5 48 (8.04%) Data Scientist
6 45 (7.54%) Data Engineer
7 42 (7.04%) Consultant
8 41 (6.87%) SAS Analyst
9 35 (5.86%) Business Analyst
10 27 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (4.36%) Architect
12 24 (4.02%) SQL Analyst
13 16 (2.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 15 (2.51%) Azure Engineer
14 15 (2.51%) Fraud Analyst
14 15 (2.51%) Insight Analyst
15 13 (2.18%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 13 (2.18%) SAS Consultant
16 12 (2.01%) ETL Developer
16 12 (2.01%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.52%) XML
2 25 (4.19%) Kafka
3 18 (3.02%) HTML
4 15 (2.51%) Middleware
5 14 (2.35%) TensorFlow
6 13 (2.18%) Caffe
6 13 (2.18%) Keras
6 13 (2.18%) Theano
7 12 (2.01%) .NET
8 11 (1.84%) JSON
9 8 (1.34%) J2EE
10 7 (1.17%) SOAP
11 6 (1.01%) RESTful
12 5 (0.84%) Web Services
13 4 (0.67%) HTML5
13 4 (0.67%) MDX
14 3 (0.50%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.50%) Flask
14 3 (0.50%) Lucene
14 3 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 172 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (8.54%) Algorithms
2 51 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.70%) Credit Risk
4 21 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.35%) NHS
6 12 (2.01%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.68%) FMCG
7 10 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.34%) EPoS
10 7 (1.17%) User Experience
11 6 (1.01%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.50%) Life Science
13 3 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
13 3 (0.50%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.38%) Unix
2 24 (4.02%) Linux
3 16 (2.68%) Windows
4 8 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.34%) Solaris
5 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (29.15%) Analytics
2 122 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
3 119 (19.93%) ETL
4 106 (17.76%) Data Science
5 102 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (12.23%) Visualisation
8 71 (11.89%) Statistics
9 70 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (11.39%) Data Analysis
11 66 (11.06%) Data Modelling
12 64 (10.72%) Data Management
13 54 (9.05%) Mathematics
14 52 (8.71%) Validation
15 48 (8.04%) Data Visualisation
16 37 (6.20%) Machine Learning
17 33 (5.53%) Statistical Modelling
18 32 (5.36%) Data Analytics
18 32 (5.36%) Data Integration
19 31 (5.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 348 (58.29%) SQL
2 158 (26.47%) Python
3 155 (25.96%) R
4 52 (8.71%) MATLAB
5 50 (8.38%) Java
6 37 (6.20%) Scala
7 32 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.19%) VBA
9 23 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.69%) SAS Macro
10 22 (3.69%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.85%) JavaScript
12 14 (2.35%) PROC SQL
13 10 (1.68%) C
13 10 (1.68%) C++
13 10 (1.68%) Ruby
13 10 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.51%) C#
15 5 (0.84%) Perl
15 5 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (15.75%) Degree
2 30 (5.03%) Master's Degree
3 24 (4.02%) Numerate Degree
4 17 (2.85%) PhD
5 16 (2.68%) SAS Certification
5 16 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.50%) RHCE
10 2 (0.34%) MBA
10 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ACCA
11 1 (0.17%) CCDP
11 1 (0.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CISM
11 1 (0.17%) CISSP
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (11.39%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.69%) IFRS
3 20 (3.35%) IFRS 9
4 18 (3.02%) QA
5 14 (2.35%) GDPR
6 8 (1.34%) PMO
7 7 (1.17%) SLA
8 3 (0.50%) CDISC
9 2 (0.34%) SEPA
10 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.17%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (4.52%) Apache Flume
2 10 (1.68%) HDFS
3 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Docker
5 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.17%) RACF
5 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (0.84%) Terraform
2 4 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.50%) Kibana
3 3 (0.50%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.34%) Ansible
4 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.17%) Oozie
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) zSecure
Vendors
1 112 (18.76%) Oracle
2 93 (15.58%) Tableau
3 52 (8.71%) Teradata
4 47 (7.87%) Microsoft
5 39 (6.53%) Informatica
6 36 (6.03%) SAP
7 32 (5.36%) IBM
8 31 (5.19%) Talend
9 27 (4.52%) Alteryx
10 26 (4.36%) Google
11 16 (2.68%) Cloudera
12 15 (2.51%) DataFlux
13 11 (1.84%) Datameer
13 11 (1.84%) Netezza
14 10 (1.68%) Databricks
15 9 (1.51%) Ab Initio
16 8 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
17 6 (1.01%) Adobe
18 4 (0.67%) CA
18 4 (0.67%) Cognos