Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 285 223
Rank change year-on-year -27 -62 +11
Contract jobs citing SAS 764 956 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.88% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 4.81% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 705 858
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £613 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £16.66 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.21% -55.59% +50.00%
10th Percentile £26.65 £9.19 £18.69
90th Percentile £70.50 £39.05 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £12.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year +310.85% -69.58% +77.78%

SAS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16254 19893 20130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.86% 18.34% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10512 13085 12442
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 492 693
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +1.95% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.75 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.16% +3.65% +14.29%

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 August 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 19 August 2017.

Contractor 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 19 August 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 -40 631 £425 -2.86% 107
UK excluding London -13 447 £425 - 72
London -22 297 £450 -5.26% 50
North of England +6 141 £425 +3.03% 28
Scotland +59 117 £425 -5.56% 14
South East +6 78 £400 -5.88% 16
North West +32 72 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire -22 68 £435 +2.35% 12
Midlands +4 57 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +27 51 £413 -5.71% 2
South West -23 38 £450 +5.88% 6
East of England -24 12 £400 -27.27% 2
North East +46 11 £610 +74.29% 1
Wales -2 8 £413 +3.13% 1
East Midlands -27 6 £375 +11.11% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 358 (46.86%) SQL
2 306 (40.05%) Finance
3 239 (31.28%) Analytics
4 190 (24.87%) Analytical Skills
5 148 (19.37%) Banking
6 146 (19.11%) Data Warehouse
7 139 (18.19%) Big Data
8 135 (17.67%) Hadoop
9 133 (17.41%) R
10 131 (17.15%) ETL
11 129 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
12 128 (16.75%) Microsoft Excel
13 115 (15.05%) Oracle
14 110 (14.40%) Degree
15 106 (13.87%) Python
16 103 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
17 99 (12.96%) Tableau
18 96 (12.57%) Retail
18 96 (12.57%) Data Analysis
19 86 (11.26%) Migration
20 84 (10.99%) Mathematics
21 83 (10.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
22 81 (10.60%) Visualisation
23 78 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
24 76 (9.95%) Unix
25 75 (9.82%) Data Modelling
25 75 (9.82%) Statistics
26 72 (9.42%) Linux
27 68 (8.90%) Credit Risk
28 65 (8.51%) Teradata

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 39 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.09%) CICS
2 16 (2.09%) MQSeries
3 13 (1.70%) Confluence
4 10 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.18%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
7 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.39%) IIS
10 3 (0.39%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 128 (16.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (7.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 58 (7.59%) SPSS
4 38 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
5 37 (4.84%) Stata
6 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.39%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) FastStats
2 5 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Staffware
3 3 (0.39%) Unica
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) Actimize
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.13%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.70%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.31%) Amazon S3
3 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.52%) Route 53
6 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.39%) Office 365
7 3 (0.39%) SmartFocus
7 3 (0.39%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.62%) SSH
1 20 (2.62%) SSL
2 16 (2.09%) Kerberos
3 10 (1.31%) Firewall
4 9 (1.18%) SMS
5 7 (0.92%) DNS
6 6 (0.79%) DHCP
6 6 (0.79%) Internet
6 6 (0.79%) LDAP
7 5 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.65%) Network Security
7 5 (0.65%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.65%) VoIP
7 5 (0.65%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.52%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.52%) NAS
8 4 (0.52%) SAN
8 4 (0.52%) SMTP
8 4 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (19.11%) Data Warehouse
2 139 (18.19%) Big Data
3 135 (17.67%) Hadoop
4 83 (10.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 64 (8.38%) Base SAS
6 56 (7.33%) SQL Server
7 52 (6.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 44 (5.76%) QlikView
8 44 (5.76%) Relational Database
9 40 (5.24%) Apache Hive
10 39 (5.10%) Data Mining
11 33 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (3.93%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 26 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (3.40%) Power BI
14 21 (2.75%) DB2
14 21 (2.75%) Star Schema
15 20 (2.62%) SAS EBI
16 18 (2.36%) RDBMS
16 18 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.75%) ProC
3 18 (2.36%) JIRA
4 10 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.31%) Toad
5 7 (0.92%) ERwin
5 7 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.52%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.52%) GitLab
7 4 (0.52%) Selenium
8 3 (0.39%) Ant
8 3 (0.39%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.39%) Grunt
8 3 (0.39%) Maven
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 306 (40.05%) Finance
2 148 (19.37%) Banking
3 96 (12.57%) Retail
4 57 (7.46%) Marketing
5 42 (5.50%) Retail Banking
6 15 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.44%) Legal
9 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.05%) Publishing
10 5 (0.65%) Advertising
10 5 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Electronics
10 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Billing
12 3 (0.39%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 257 (33.64%) Analyst
2 148 (19.37%) Developer
3 100 (13.09%) SAS Developer
4 97 (12.70%) Data Analyst
5 62 (8.12%) SAS Analyst
6 53 (6.94%) Consultant
7 43 (5.63%) Architect
8 36 (4.71%) Data Scientist
9 34 (4.45%) Administrator
9 34 (4.45%) Business Analyst
10 33 (4.32%) Data Architect
11 30 (3.93%) SAS Consultant
12 28 (3.66%) Data Engineer
13 25 (3.27%) SAS Administrator
14 24 (3.14%) Programmer
14 24 (3.14%) Risk Analyst
15 22 (2.88%) SQL Analyst
16 21 (2.75%) Project Manager
17 20 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 17 (2.23%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.58%) REST
2 34 (4.45%) XML
3 27 (3.53%) HTML
4 26 (3.40%) CSS
5 21 (2.75%) HTML5
6 20 (2.62%) Ajax
6 20 (2.62%) CSS3
7 17 (2.23%) Ext JS
8 16 (2.09%) ISPF
8 16 (2.09%) JSON
8 16 (2.09%) Middleware
9 10 (1.31%) Web Services
10 7 (0.92%) jQuery
10 7 (0.92%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (0.79%) .NET
11 6 (0.79%) D3.js
12 5 (0.65%) MLlib
12 5 (0.65%) UIMA
13 4 (0.52%) Kafka
13 4 (0.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 190 (24.87%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (8.90%) Credit Risk
3 28 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.01%) Mainframe
6 20 (2.62%) PKI
7 16 (2.09%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.57%) User Experience
10 9 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.92%) NHS
12 7 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.65%) Social Network
13 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.52%) Life Science
14 4 (0.52%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.95%) Unix
2 72 (9.42%) Linux
3 45 (5.89%) Windows
4 20 (2.62%) zOS
5 10 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.79%) CentOS
7 5 (0.65%) MVS
8 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Solaris
9 2 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (31.28%) Analytics
2 131 (17.15%) ETL
3 129 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (12.57%) Data Analysis
6 86 (11.26%) Migration
7 84 (10.99%) Mathematics
8 81 (10.60%) Visualisation
9 78 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (9.82%) Data Modelling
10 75 (9.82%) Statistics
11 60 (7.85%) Data Management
12 52 (6.81%) Data Integration
12 52 (6.81%) Machine Learning
13 51 (6.68%) Data Analytics
14 50 (6.54%) Data Visualisation
15 47 (6.15%) Project Management
16 41 (5.37%) E-Commerce
17 38 (4.97%) Statistical Analysis
18 33 (4.32%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 358 (46.86%) SQL
2 133 (17.41%) R
3 106 (13.87%) Python
4 57 (7.46%) VBA
5 54 (7.07%) Java
6 49 (6.41%) MATLAB
7 42 (5.50%) Shell Script
8 37 (4.84%) SAS Macro
9 32 (4.19%) JavaScript
10 22 (2.88%) Perl
11 21 (2.75%) PROC SQL
12 16 (2.09%) Assembly Language
12 16 (2.09%) CLIST
12 16 (2.09%) JCL
12 16 (2.09%) REXX
12 16 (2.09%) Scala
13 15 (1.96%) Prolog
13 15 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.83%) VB
14 14 (1.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (14.40%) Degree
2 40 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
5 17 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.70%) PhD
7 12 (1.57%) SAS Certification
8 11 (1.44%) Master's Degree
9 8 (1.05%) Postgraduate
10 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.65%) CCNP
11 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.39%) APMG
13 3 (0.39%) CIMA
13 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.13%) ACCA
14 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.13%) PMP
14 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.85%) Data Quality
2 34 (4.45%) IFRS
3 32 (4.19%) IFRS 9
4 20 (2.62%) QA
5 8 (1.05%) Basel II
5 8 (1.05%) GDPR
6 7 (0.92%) SLA
7 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.52%) CDISC
10 2 (0.26%) Basel III
10 2 (0.26%) PMO
11 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.13%) IAS 39
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (2.09%) RACF
1 16 (2.09%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.18%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.52%) HDFS
4 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) KVM
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (2.09%) zSecure
2 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (0.52%) Puppet
2 4 (0.52%) Rsyslog
3 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.39%) vMotion
4 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) Kibana
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 115 (15.05%) Oracle
2 99 (12.96%) Tableau
3 65 (8.51%) Teradata
4 59 (7.72%) Microsoft
5 52 (6.81%) IBM
6 44 (5.76%) SAP
7 24 (3.14%) Informatica
8 21 (2.75%) Adobe
9 20 (2.62%) CA
9 20 (2.62%) Cognos
10 17 (2.23%) Sybase
11 15 (1.96%) Cloudera
11 15 (1.96%) VMware
12 14 (1.83%) Greenplum
13 13 (1.70%) Google
13 13 (1.70%) HP
14 12 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (1.18%) Symantec
15 9 (1.18%) TIBCO
16 8 (1.05%) Red Hat