Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 423 384 416
Rank change year-on-year -39 +32 +6
Contract jobs citing SAS 473 157 477
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.31% 3.32% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 77 238
10th Percentile £356 £300 £311
25th Percentile £431 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £480 £456
Median % change year-on-year +6.77% +5.21% +7.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £593 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 31 20
10th Percentile £25.73 £15.75 £16.44
25th Percentile £35.30 £19.25 £20.35
Median hourly rate £52.50 £23.43 £21.48
Median % change year-on-year +124.07% +9.09% -5.59%
75th Percentile £61.88 £32.65 £31.24
90th Percentile £66.75 £53.75 £40.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.77 £20.96
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -7.89%

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 10,964 4,732 12,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 14.62% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,547 3,185 8,265
10th Percentile £305 £281 £258
25th Percentile £410 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 143 299
10th Percentile £13.98 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.36 £14.30
Median hourly rate £22.82 £23.00 £20.96
Median % change year-on-year -0.78% +9.76% +4.78%
75th Percentile £51.00 £44.13 £40.05
90th Percentile £70.00 £64.01 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.50% -2.44% +2.50%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAS.

Daily rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAS.

Hourly rate trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -12 380 £504 +5.50% 93
UK excluding London -42 206 £495 +4.21% 53
Work from Home -102 161 £540 +2.86% 20
London -116 156 £514 +12.60% 42
Midlands -6 90 £498 +4.74% 19
West Midlands +5 85 £500 +1.63% 17
North of England -56 42 £550 +15.79% 13
South East -39 41 £460 -16.36% 10
Yorkshire -48 24 £558 +191.38% 4
North West -45 17 £500 -9.09% 6
Scotland -76 16 £335 -19.22% 2
South West - 7 £525 - 5
Wales -40 6 £143 -70.00% 2
East Midlands -31 4 £395 +9.72% 2
East of England -52 4 £495 +4.21% 2
North East -8 1 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 239 (50.53%) SQL
2 193 (40.80%) Analytics
3 166 (35.10%) Python
4 133 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (26.85%) Oracle
6 108 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
7 107 (22.62%) Social Skills
8 98 (20.72%) Finance
8 98 (20.72%) R
9 97 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
10 96 (20.30%) ETL
11 91 (19.24%) Azure
12 86 (18.18%) AWS
12 86 (18.18%) Software Engineering
13 85 (17.97%) Data Analytics
13 85 (17.97%) Scrum
14 82 (17.34%) Unix
15 80 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
15 80 (16.91%) Linux
16 78 (16.49%) JIRA
17 75 (15.86%) Confluence
17 75 (15.86%) Data Modelling
17 75 (15.86%) Informatica
18 73 (15.43%) Requirements Gathering
19 71 (15.01%) Hadoop
20 67 (14.16%) Process Improvement
21 66 (13.95%) Tableau
21 66 (13.95%) Security Cleared
22 65 (13.74%) Public Sector
23 62 (13.11%) Configuration Management

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 75 (15.86%) Confluence
2 17 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.96%) CICS
4 10 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.48%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.85%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) IIS
10 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.21%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 50 (10.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.38%) SPSS
4 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.42%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Clinical
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.21%) FastStats
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Radian6
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.24%) Azure
2 86 (18.18%) AWS
3 48 (10.15%) Power Platform
4 23 (4.86%) Adobe Analytics
5 16 (3.38%) SaaS
6 12 (2.54%) GCP
7 10 (2.11%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.48%) Tricentis Tosca
10 5 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 4 (0.85%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.85%) Serverless
12 3 (0.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.63%) PaaS
13 2 (0.42%) Amazon SageMaker
13 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.42%) Collibra
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.48%) 2.5G
1 7 (1.48%) 3G
1 7 (1.48%) 4G
1 7 (1.48%) 5G
1 7 (1.48%) Converged Networks
1 7 (1.48%) LTE
1 7 (1.48%) SMS
1 7 (1.48%) VoIP
1 7 (1.48%) VoLTE
1 7 (1.48%) VoWiFi
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.42%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.21%) DNS
3 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.21%) MVNO
3 1 (0.21%) Network Security
3 1 (0.21%) SAN
3 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
2 71 (15.01%) Hadoop
3 66 (13.95%) Tableau
4 53 (11.21%) Apache Hive
5 49 (10.36%) MySQL
6 47 (9.94%) Power BI
7 41 (8.67%) Base SAS
8 35 (7.40%) Pentaho
9 32 (6.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 31 (6.55%) HBase
11 30 (6.34%) Big Data
12 27 (5.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 27 (5.71%) SQL Server
13 25 (5.29%) Oracle Database
14 23 (4.86%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (4.23%) DB2
16 17 (3.59%) Data Mining
16 17 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (3.38%) Impala
18 15 (3.17%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 78 (16.49%) JIRA
2 47 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 39 (8.25%) Jenkins
4 32 (6.77%) Bitbucket
5 31 (6.55%) GitLab
6 7 (1.48%) ProC
7 5 (1.06%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.85%) Gatling
8 4 (0.85%) JMeter
9 3 (0.63%) PVCS
10 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.42%) The Grinder
11 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.21%) DBeaver
11 1 (0.21%) git-flow
11 1 (0.21%) RStudio
11 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (22.62%) Social Skills
2 98 (20.72%) Finance
3 97 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (13.74%) Public Sector
5 59 (12.47%) Banking
6 18 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (3.38%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (2.96%) Retail
9 12 (2.54%) Marketing
10 9 (1.90%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.48%) Billing
11 7 (1.48%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.27%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (1.06%) Legal
14 4 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 110 (23.26%) Analyst
2 75 (15.86%) Developer
3 63 (13.32%) Data Analyst
4 43 (9.09%) Architect
5 33 (6.98%) Consultant
6 31 (6.55%) Software Engineer
7 27 (5.71%) Data Engineer
8 26 (5.50%) SAS Developer
9 21 (4.44%) SAS Analyst
9 21 (4.44%) SAS Consultant
10 19 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.17%) Digital Analyst
12 14 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.75%) Digital Analytics Analyst
14 11 (2.33%) Administrator
15 10 (2.11%) Credit Analyst
15 10 (2.11%) Data Architect
15 10 (2.11%) SAS Architect
15 10 (2.11%) Tester
16 9 (1.90%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.59%) Kafka
2 10 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (1.90%) Middleware
4 7 (1.48%) Keras
4 7 (1.48%) Shiny
4 7 (1.48%) TensorFlow
5 6 (1.27%) ggplot
5 6 (1.27%) Web Services
6 5 (1.06%) D3.js
6 5 (1.06%) PySpark
6 5 (1.06%) Theano
7 3 (0.63%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (0.63%) EDI
7 3 (0.63%) Node.js
7 3 (0.63%) NumPy
7 3 (0.63%) RESTful
7 3 (0.63%) Spark Streaming
7 3 (0.63%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) JSON
8 2 (0.42%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.34%) Credit Risk
2 22 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 17 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.54%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
6 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.48%) CMDB
8 6 (1.27%) NHS
8 6 (1.27%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
10 4 (0.85%) User Experience
11 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.63%) Life Science
11 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.34%) Unix
2 80 (16.91%) Linux
3 47 (9.94%) Windows
4 16 (3.38%) zOS
5 14 (2.96%) AIX
6 6 (1.27%) Solaris
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (40.80%) Analytics
2 133 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (20.30%) ETL
5 86 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 85 (17.97%) Data Analytics
6 85 (17.97%) Scrum
7 75 (15.86%) Data Modelling
8 73 (15.43%) Requirements Gathering
9 67 (14.16%) Process Improvement
10 62 (13.11%) Configuration Management
11 58 (12.26%) Data Extraction
12 54 (11.42%) DevOps
12 54 (11.42%) Migration
13 53 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (10.99%) Visualisation
15 46 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
16 44 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (8.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 239 (50.53%) SQL
2 166 (35.10%) Python
3 98 (20.72%) R
4 61 (12.90%) Java
5 54 (11.42%) PL/SQL
6 38 (8.03%) Shell Script
7 36 (7.61%) HiveQL
8 34 (7.19%) SAS Macro
9 31 (6.55%) Scala
9 31 (6.55%) VBA
10 27 (5.71%) Perl
11 17 (3.59%) JCL
12 16 (3.38%) REXX
13 14 (2.96%) COBOL
14 9 (1.90%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.69%) PROC SQL
16 7 (1.48%) Julia
17 6 (1.27%) JavaScript
17 6 (1.27%) VB
18 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.19%) Degree
4 18 (3.81%) SAS Certification
5 10 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.90%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.69%) CCNA
7 8 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.69%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.06%) Tableau Certification
9 4 (0.85%) ISEB
9 4 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.63%) PhD
11 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.42%) PMP
12 1 (0.21%) CBAP
12 1 (0.21%) MCITP
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.61%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.23%) IFRS
3 19 (4.02%) IFRS 9
4 15 (3.17%) QA
5 14 (2.96%) Basel II
6 5 (1.06%) CDISC
7 2 (0.42%) GDPR
7 2 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.42%) NCSC
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) RMADS
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (7.40%) HDFS
2 14 (2.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 14 (2.96%) RACF
3 12 (2.54%) Docker
4 7 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Lustre
6 1 (0.21%) SRDF
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (3.59%) Ansible
2 16 (3.38%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.96%) Tivoli NetView
4 12 (2.54%) Terraform
5 8 (1.69%) Consul
5 8 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.69%) Packer
5 8 (1.69%) Rancher
6 7 (1.48%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.85%) Control-M
8 2 (0.42%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.42%) Oozie
9 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.21%) Ambari
9 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.21%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) logstash
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 127 (26.85%) Oracle
2 75 (15.86%) Informatica
3 44 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 41 (8.67%) Talend
5 39 (8.25%) Teradata
6 27 (5.71%) IBM
7 23 (4.86%) Adobe
8 18 (3.81%) Google
8 18 (3.81%) SAP
9 14 (2.96%) Broadcom
10 12 (2.54%) Splunk
11 11 (2.33%) Databricks
12 10 (2.11%) Cognos
13 8 (1.69%) Netezza
13 8 (1.69%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.06%) Alteryx
14 5 (1.06%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.06%) DataFlux
14 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.85%) Minitab