Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 404 416
Rank change year-on-year +30 +12 -81
Contract jobs citing SAS 157 477 600
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.34% 3.79% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 236 382
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £320
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -3.30% -44.85%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.67 £14.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.96 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.81% -6.87% -45.45%

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 4,707 12,592 17,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.93% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,914 8,116 11,336
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £272
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 322 402
Median hourly rate £30.77 £21.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.47% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.23 £48.63
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% - +5.98%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +26 112 £484 +3.81% 55
UK excluding London +86 74 £475 +11.76% 27
London +59 61 £463 -7.50% 35
Work from Home -66 37 £525 +20.00% 16
North of England +50 24 £550 +23.94% 5
Wales +47 18 £475 +11.76% 1
Yorkshire +46 18 £200 -52.94% 1
Midlands +98 16 £463 +4.88% 5
West Midlands +70 13 £492 +11.56% 3
Scotland +56 10 £415 +3.75% 7
East of England +83 5 £475 +17.28% 1
North West +47 5 £550 +12.24% 4
East Midlands +45 3 £360 -10.00% 2
North East +32 2 £550 -5.38%
South East +95 1 £550 +37.50% 5

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 71 (45.22%) SQL
1 71 (45.22%) Python
2 58 (36.94%) R
3 42 (26.75%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (25.48%) Analytics
5 34 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (21.02%) ETL
7 29 (18.47%) Visualisation
8 28 (17.83%) Azure
9 26 (16.56%) Data Modelling
9 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
10 24 (15.29%) Statistics
11 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (14.65%) Hadoop
11 23 (14.65%) Data Science
12 21 (13.38%) Data Visualisation
13 20 (12.74%) Big Data
14 19 (12.10%) Apache Spark
14 19 (12.10%) AWS
14 19 (12.10%) Data Management
14 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (12.10%) Data Integration
15 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
16 17 (10.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 16 (10.19%) DevOps
17 16 (10.19%) Master Data Management
17 16 (10.19%) Tableau
17 16 (10.19%) Databricks
17 16 (10.19%) Public Sector
17 16 (10.19%) Data Architecture

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 19 (12.10%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.91%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Documentum
4 1 (0.64%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.64%) R Markdown
4 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.46%) SPSS
3 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.91%) Stata
5 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle AML
1 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.83%) Azure
2 19 (12.10%) AWS
3 15 (9.55%) Power Platform
4 10 (6.37%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.91%) Office 365
6 3 (1.91%) PaaS
6 3 (1.91%) SaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.64%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.18%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.55%) SSL
3 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.27%) Firewall
4 2 (1.27%) Internet
4 2 (1.27%) VLAN
4 2 (1.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.64%) Intranet
5 1 (0.64%) NAS
5 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.65%) Hadoop
2 20 (12.74%) Big Data
3 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (10.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 16 (10.19%) Tableau
6 15 (9.55%) Power BI
7 14 (8.92%) DataStage
8 12 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (7.64%) SAS EBI
9 10 (6.37%) Base SAS
10 7 (4.46%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
10 7 (4.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 6 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (3.82%) Data Lake
11 6 (3.82%) Spotfire
11 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
12 4 (2.55%) Apache Hive
12 4 (2.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) GitLab
2 5 (3.18%) JIRA
3 4 (2.55%) ERwin
3 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.27%) ProC
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.64%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.64%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.64%) Toad
6 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.19%) Public Sector
2 14 (8.92%) Finance
3 8 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (4.46%) Marketing
5 6 (3.82%) Banking
6 5 (3.18%) Local Government
7 4 (2.55%) Retail
8 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Law
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (18.47%) Analyst
2 22 (14.01%) Developer
3 19 (12.10%) Data Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Data Analyst
5 15 (9.55%) Programmer
6 13 (8.28%) Data Manager
7 12 (7.64%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Administrator
9 8 (5.10%) Architect
9 8 (5.10%) SAS Developer
10 7 (4.46%) SAS Programmer
10 7 (4.46%) Statistician
11 6 (3.82%) Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Programmer
12 5 (3.18%) Data Scientist
12 5 (3.18%) Research Analyst
13 4 (2.55%) Data Programmer
13 4 (2.55%) SAS Analyst
13 4 (2.55%) Senior Statistician
13 4 (2.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) PySpark
2 5 (3.18%) Lambda Expressions
2 5 (3.18%) Shiny
2 5 (3.18%) XML
3 3 (1.91%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (1.91%) Spring
4 2 (1.27%) CSS
4 2 (1.27%) D3.js
4 2 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.27%) HTML
4 2 (1.27%) ISPF
4 2 (1.27%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.64%) FpML
5 1 (0.64%) HTML5
5 1 (0.64%) LDAP
5 1 (0.64%) MDX
5 1 (0.64%) NumPy
5 1 (0.64%) SAML
5 1 (0.64%) SciPy
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Credit Risk
2 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.18%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.55%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.27%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Equities
7 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.01%) Linux
2 7 (4.46%) Windows
3 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.91%) Unix
3 3 (1.91%) zOS
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.64%) CentOS
5 1 (0.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (25.48%) Analytics
3 33 (21.02%) ETL
4 29 (18.47%) Visualisation
5 26 (16.56%) Data Modelling
6 24 (15.29%) Statistics
7 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (14.65%) Data Science
8 21 (13.38%) Data Visualisation
9 19 (12.10%) Data Integration
9 19 (12.10%) Data Management
10 16 (10.19%) Data Architecture
10 16 (10.19%) DevOps
10 16 (10.19%) Master Data Management
11 14 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.92%) Data Analysis
12 13 (8.28%) Business Analytics
12 13 (8.28%) TDD
13 12 (7.64%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (7.64%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.22%) Python
1 71 (45.22%) SQL
2 58 (36.94%) R
3 14 (8.92%) Scala
4 6 (3.82%) Java
4 6 (3.82%) VBA
5 5 (3.18%) Go
6 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.55%) SAS Macro
7 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.91%) REXX
7 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) C#
8 2 (1.27%) C++
8 2 (1.27%) CLIST
8 2 (1.27%) JCL
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
8 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.01%) Degree
4 5 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.55%) PhD
6 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) CCIE
7 2 (1.27%) CCNP
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.27%) MCSE
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB
8 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.91%) CDISC
2 3 (1.91%) IFRS
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.64%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.64%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Docker
1 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Terraform
2 3 (1.91%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.27%) Kibana
3 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.64%) Consul
4 1 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.64%) Grafana
4 1 (0.64%) Graphite
4 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.64%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Packer
4 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (10.19%) Databricks
2 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.64%) SAP
4 11 (7.01%) Informatica
5 10 (6.37%) Oracle
6 9 (5.73%) Talend
7 6 (3.82%) IBM
7 6 (3.82%) Splunk
8 5 (3.18%) Pega
8 5 (3.18%) VMware
9 4 (2.55%) Alteryx
9 4 (2.55%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.55%) HP
9 4 (2.55%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.55%) Teradata
10 3 (1.91%) CA
10 3 (1.91%) Remedy
11 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
11 2 (1.27%) Meraki
11 2 (1.27%) MicroStrategy