Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 388 406
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -45
Contract jobs citing SAS 307 291 571
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.18% 3.57% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 184 350
10th Percentile £305 £335 £313
25th Percentile £400 £388 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £600
90th Percentile £688 £601 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £450 £444
% change year-on-year -4.17% +1.41% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 6 14
10th Percentile £21.14 £16.46 £14.93
25th Percentile £23.75 £19.19 £17.90
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.72 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +30.31% -0.65% +51.67%
75th Percentile £58.75 £26.38 £34.75
90th Percentile £67.23 £43.75 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £19.31 £20.86
% change year-on-year +32.06% -7.41% -14.46%

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 7,339 8,156 15,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.56% 14.52% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,039 5,379 9,804
10th Percentile £300 £263 £285
25th Percentile £393 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £427 £433
% change year-on-year +2.52% -1.33% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 184 282
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.62 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.25 £14.95 £12.77
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% +1.38%
75th Percentile £55.75 £34.06 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.69 £53.53 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +35.14% +10.05% -3.94%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +16 221 £500 +11.11% 55
UK excluding London +70 127 £431 -4.17% 29
London -13 120 £525 +5.00% 36
Work from Home -171 93 £488 -6.70% 5
North of England +57 35 £435 +7.08% 5
Scotland +32 35 £425 -10.53% 10
Midlands +29 26 £495 +15.45% 7
West Midlands +27 24 £498 +16.03% 6
Yorkshire +39 21 £475 +15.15% 1
Wales +8 12 £163 -66.67%
South East +34 11 £425 -0.87% 4
North West +24 9 £420 +8.25% 4
South West +45 5 £563 +23.29%
North East +35 5 £362 -51.73%
East of England +29 4 £381 -15.42% 3
East Midlands +17 1 £170 -64.21% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 138 (44.95%) SQL
2 100 (32.57%) Python
3 95 (30.94%) Analytics
4 86 (28.01%) R
5 83 (27.04%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (24.76%) Finance
7 73 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (23.13%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (17.92%) Oracle
10 48 (15.64%) Data Modelling
11 47 (15.31%) AWS
12 44 (14.33%) Data Science
13 43 (14.01%) Azure
14 39 (12.70%) Linux
14 39 (12.70%) Unix
15 38 (12.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 38 (12.38%) Tableau
16 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
17 35 (11.40%) Data Management
18 34 (11.07%) Data Analysis
18 34 (11.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 34 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (10.75%) Banking
19 33 (10.75%) Scrum
19 33 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (10.75%) ETL
20 31 (10.10%) Power Platform
20 31 (10.10%) Power BI
21 30 (9.77%) Software Engineering
21 30 (9.77%) SC Cleared

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 23 (7.49%) Confluence
2 16 (5.21%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.26%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.98%) JBoss
5 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.65%) Luigi
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.86%) SPSS
3 9 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.33%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.31%) AWS
2 43 (14.01%) Azure
3 31 (10.10%) Power Platform
4 13 (4.23%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.91%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (3.91%) Amazon Glacier
6 9 (2.93%) GCP
7 8 (2.61%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (2.28%) Google Analytics
9 6 (1.95%) GitHub
10 4 (1.30%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.30%) Power Automate
10 4 (1.30%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.30%) Serverless
11 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (0.98%) SaaS
12 2 (0.65%) Azure Service Bus
13 1 (0.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) SAN
2 3 (0.98%) iSCSI
2 3 (0.98%) SMTP
3 2 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) BGP
4 1 (0.33%) DHCP
4 1 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.33%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) MPLS
4 1 (0.33%) NAS
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) NGN
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 38 (12.38%) Tableau
2 34 (11.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 33 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (10.10%) Power BI
5 30 (9.77%) Hadoop
6 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
7 24 (7.82%) Big Data
8 23 (7.49%) SAS EBI
9 22 (7.17%) Base SAS
10 19 (6.19%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 17 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (5.21%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (4.56%) DB2
14 13 (4.23%) Amazon Athena
14 13 (4.23%) Data Lake
15 12 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (3.58%) Relational Database
17 10 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (9.45%) JIRA
2 13 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.28%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.63%) CA Gen
4 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.63%) RStudio
5 4 (1.30%) ERwin
5 4 (1.30%) GitLab
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 76 (24.76%) Finance
2 33 (10.75%) Banking
3 26 (8.47%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.89%) Retail
5 12 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.93%) Marketing
7 8 (2.61%) Legal
8 5 (1.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.98%) Billing
9 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.98%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Front Office
11 1 (0.33%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (24.10%) Analyst
2 50 (16.29%) Data Analyst
3 40 (13.03%) Data Engineer
4 38 (12.38%) Consultant
4 38 (12.38%) Developer
5 25 (8.14%) SAS Consultant
6 24 (7.82%) Architect
7 22 (7.17%) Programmer
8 19 (6.19%) SAS Analyst
9 15 (4.89%) SAS Developer
10 13 (4.23%) Data Architect
11 12 (3.91%) Data Manager
11 12 (3.91%) SAS Data Analyst
11 12 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.58%) Data Scientist
13 10 (3.26%) Administrator
13 10 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (3.26%) SQL Analyst
14 9 (2.93%) SAS Programmer
14 9 (2.93%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.23%) PySpark
2 10 (3.26%) .NET
3 6 (1.95%) ISPF
4 5 (1.63%) J2EE
4 5 (1.63%) Kafka
4 5 (1.63%) Shiny
5 4 (1.30%) TensorFlow
6 3 (0.98%) Java EE
6 3 (0.98%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.65%) HTML
7 2 (0.65%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) COM+
8 1 (0.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.33%) D3.js
8 1 (0.33%) EDI
8 1 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.13%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.51%) Credit Risk
3 15 (4.89%) Mainframe
4 13 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.63%) NHS
6 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.98%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.98%) Clustering
7 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.65%) FMCG
8 2 (0.65%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.65%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.70%) Linux
1 39 (12.70%) Unix
2 12 (3.91%) AIX
3 10 (3.26%) Windows
3 10 (3.26%) zOS
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.94%) Analytics
2 83 (27.04%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (15.64%) Data Modelling
5 44 (14.33%) Data Science
6 35 (11.40%) Data Management
7 34 (11.07%) Data Analysis
7 34 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (10.75%) ETL
8 33 (10.75%) Scrum
9 30 (9.77%) Software Engineering
10 29 (9.45%) Data Analytics
10 29 (9.45%) Visualisation
11 28 (9.12%) Statistics
12 27 (8.79%) Process Improvement
13 25 (8.14%) Data Architecture
14 24 (7.82%) Migration
15 23 (7.49%) Requirements Gathering
16 22 (7.17%) DevOps
17 21 (6.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 138 (44.95%) SQL
2 100 (32.57%) Python
3 86 (28.01%) R
4 20 (6.51%) Java
5 15 (4.89%) SAS Macro
6 14 (4.56%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.91%) VBA
8 11 (3.58%) C#
8 11 (3.58%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.93%) Scala
10 8 (2.61%) Perl
11 7 (2.28%) VB
12 6 (1.95%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.95%) JCL
12 6 (1.95%) REXX
12 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.63%) COBOL
14 4 (1.30%) C
14 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.77%) Degree
2 30 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.91%) SAS Certification
4 9 (2.93%) PhD
5 7 (2.28%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) CISSP
8 3 (0.98%) GIAC
8 3 (0.98%) MCITP
8 3 (0.98%) MCSA
8 3 (0.98%) VCP6
8 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.65%) ACCA
9 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.49%) Data Quality
2 20 (6.51%) IFRS
3 16 (5.21%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.30%) CDISC
5 3 (0.98%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.98%) Basel III
5 3 (0.98%) QA
6 2 (0.65%) GDPR
6 2 (0.65%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.33%) Basel II
7 1 (0.33%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.33%) EMIR
7 1 (0.33%) MiFID
7 1 (0.33%) NIST
7 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) ACF2
1 6 (1.95%) RACF
1 6 (1.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.30%) HDFS
3 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.98%) vCloud
4 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.98%) vSphere
5 2 (0.65%) Lustre
6 1 (0.33%) Docker
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (1.63%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.98%) Control-M
3 3 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.98%) vCenter Server
3 3 (0.98%) vMotion
3 3 (0.98%) vRealize
3 3 (0.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (17.92%) Oracle
2 28 (9.12%) Google
3 23 (7.49%) Teradata
4 21 (6.84%) IBM
4 21 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.21%) Informatica
6 14 (4.56%) Adobe
7 8 (2.61%) Pega
8 6 (1.95%) Alteryx
8 6 (1.95%) CA
8 6 (1.95%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.63%) BEA
9 5 (1.63%) Cognos
9 5 (1.63%) Databricks
9 5 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.63%) SAP
9 5 (1.63%) Talend
9 5 (1.63%) VMware
9 5 (1.63%) webMethods
10 4 (1.30%) Cloudera