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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 483 404 389
Rank change year-on-year -79 -15 +3
Contract jobs citing SAS 417 380 216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 4.54% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 257 140
10th Percentile £399 £344 £329
25th Percentile £450 £423 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £673 £700 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £456
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
10th Percentile £20.77 £22.83 £13.78
25th Percentile £30.75 £24.06 £16.47
Median hourly rate £50.50 £26.98 £20.72
Median % change year-on-year +87.18% +30.21% -0.73%
75th Percentile £68.75 £50.15 £41.50
90th Percentile £69.88 £66.49 £58.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year - +41.77% -12.06%

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 10,499 8,365 5,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 12.72% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,214 5,639 3,800
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £630 £575 £550
90th Percentile £734 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 162 123
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £17.03 £16.19 £15.96
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.33% +21.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £65.32 £51.00 £33.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £52.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.21 £19.18
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.77% +11.19%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -63 334 £513 +0.10% 50
Work from Home -72 207 £513 +2.60% 11
UK excluding London -49 171 £500 +1.01% 33
London -70 157 £550 +4.27% 20
Midlands -39 64 £495 - 5
West Midlands -34 62 £495 - 4
Scotland -8 29 £488 +14.71% 4
North of England -53 29 £500 -14.24% 10
North West -27 22 £500 -9.09% 6
East of England - 18 £450 - 1
South West -4 17 £525 -6.67% 3
South East -45 14 £480 -2.04% 10
Yorkshire -45 7 £513 -12.09% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £446 +19.80% 1
Wales -13 1 £143 -1.72%

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 209 (50.12%) SQL
2 156 (37.41%) Analytics
3 128 (30.70%) Agile
4 116 (27.82%) Python
5 107 (25.66%) Oracle
6 96 (23.02%) AWS
6 96 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (20.38%) Finance
8 84 (20.14%) Social Skills
9 82 (19.66%) ETL
10 78 (18.71%) R
10 78 (18.71%) Public Sector
11 76 (18.23%) Unix
12 75 (17.99%) Azure
12 75 (17.99%) Data Analytics
13 72 (17.27%) Security Cleared
14 68 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (16.31%) Scrum
15 64 (15.35%) Data Warehouse
16 63 (15.11%) Linux
17 62 (14.87%) JIRA
18 61 (14.63%) SC Cleared
19 59 (14.15%) Informatica
19 59 (14.15%) PL/SQL
20 55 (13.19%) Banking
20 55 (13.19%) Software Engineering
21 54 (12.95%) Jenkins
21 54 (12.95%) GitLab
22 53 (12.71%) Talend
23 52 (12.47%) Confluence

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 52 (12.47%) Confluence
2 14 (3.36%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.40%) XWiki
4 6 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.72%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) CICS
Applications
1 36 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (8.15%) SPSS
3 12 (2.88%) Chatbot
4 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.44%) Stata
6 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.72%) Maximo
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 96 (23.02%) AWS
2 75 (17.99%) Azure
3 45 (10.79%) GCP
4 39 (9.35%) Power Platform
5 19 (4.56%) Tricentis Tosca
6 6 (1.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 6 (1.44%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.20%) Google Data Studio
7 5 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.20%) SaaS
7 5 (1.20%) Snowflake
7 5 (1.20%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.96%) Azure Logic Apps
9 3 (0.72%) PaaS
10 2 (0.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.48%) Boomi
10 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.12%) PuTTY
2 6 (1.44%) Firewall
2 6 (1.44%) SAN
3 3 (0.72%) SNA
3 3 (0.72%) SSL
4 2 (0.48%) Converged Networks
4 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) 5G
5 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.24%) FTP
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) Mobile Backhaul
5 1 (0.24%) Multicast
5 1 (0.24%) RIP
5 1 (0.24%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.24%) SMS
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.24%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.24%) VoWiFi
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.35%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (12.23%) MySQL
3 46 (11.03%) Pentaho
4 42 (10.07%) Hadoop
5 41 (9.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 39 (9.35%) Power BI
7 36 (8.63%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (7.91%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 31 (7.43%) SQL Server
10 29 (6.95%) Base SAS
10 29 (6.95%) HBase
11 27 (6.47%) Apache Hive
12 21 (5.04%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (4.80%) Big Data
14 18 (4.32%) Metadata
14 18 (4.32%) Tableau
15 16 (3.84%) SAS EBI
15 16 (3.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 14 (3.36%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 62 (14.87%) JIRA
2 54 (12.95%) GitLab
2 54 (12.95%) Jenkins
3 51 (12.23%) Git (software)
4 38 (9.11%) Bitbucket
5 18 (4.32%) Zephyr
6 17 (4.08%) Artifactory
7 8 (1.92%) webpack
8 5 (1.20%) Selenium
9 3 (0.72%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.72%) PVCS
9 3 (0.72%) Toad
10 2 (0.48%) Maven
10 2 (0.48%) Postman
10 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.24%) ERwin
11 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.24%) JMeter
11 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 96 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (20.38%) Finance
3 84 (20.14%) Social Skills
4 78 (18.71%) Public Sector
5 55 (13.19%) Banking
6 21 (5.04%) Retail
7 16 (3.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (3.60%) Influencing Skills
9 13 (3.12%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (3.12%) Retail Banking
10 10 (2.40%) Investment Banking
11 9 (2.16%) Legal
11 9 (2.16%) Marketing
12 7 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (1.44%) Retail Finance
13 6 (1.44%) Wholesale Banking
14 5 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (23.26%) Analyst
2 60 (14.39%) Developer
3 42 (10.07%) Data Analyst
4 35 (8.39%) Architect
4 35 (8.39%) Programmer
5 27 (6.47%) Software Engineer
6 23 (5.52%) SAS Developer
7 21 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
8 20 (4.80%) Systems Programmer
9 19 (4.56%) Data Scientist
9 19 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (4.56%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.08%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.60%) Senior Programmer
12 13 (3.12%) Mainframe Programmer
12 13 (3.12%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
13 12 (2.88%) QA Analyst
13 12 (2.88%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (2.88%) Risk Analyst
14 11 (2.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.60%) ISPF
2 14 (3.36%) HTML
3 13 (3.12%) Web Services
4 11 (2.64%) CSS
4 11 (2.64%) Node.js
5 10 (2.40%) React
6 8 (1.92%) HTML5
7 7 (1.68%) Express
7 7 (1.68%) LESS
7 7 (1.68%) Redux
7 7 (1.68%) RESTful
8 6 (1.44%) PySpark
9 5 (1.20%) Drools
9 5 (1.20%) Jest
9 5 (1.20%) REST
9 5 (1.20%) XML
10 4 (0.96%) .NET
11 3 (0.72%) JDBC
11 3 (0.72%) LDAP
11 3 (0.72%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.91%) Mainframe
2 28 (6.71%) Credit Risk
3 22 (5.28%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.08%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 12 (2.88%) CMDB
6 12 (2.88%) Legacy Systems
6 12 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.40%) Wiki
8 8 (1.92%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.44%) Life Science
10 5 (1.20%) Biotechnology
10 5 (1.20%) Blockchain
10 5 (1.20%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.20%) NHS
11 4 (0.96%) Equities
11 4 (0.96%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.23%) Unix
2 63 (15.11%) Linux
3 32 (7.67%) Windows
4 30 (7.19%) zOS
5 6 (1.44%) AIX
6 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) MVS
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (37.41%) Analytics
2 128 (30.70%) Agile
3 82 (19.66%) ETL
4 75 (17.99%) Data Analytics
5 68 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (16.31%) Scrum
6 55 (13.19%) Software Engineering
7 49 (11.75%) Migration
8 48 (11.51%) Process Improvement
9 47 (11.27%) Data Modelling
10 44 (10.55%) CI/CD
10 44 (10.55%) Test Strategy
11 43 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (10.07%) Requirements Gathering
13 40 (9.59%) Data Analysis
14 37 (8.87%) Data Science
14 37 (8.87%) DevOps
14 37 (8.87%) Statistics
15 35 (8.39%) Statistical Analysis
16 34 (8.15%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 209 (50.12%) SQL
2 116 (27.82%) Python
3 78 (18.71%) R
4 59 (14.15%) PL/SQL
5 49 (11.75%) Shell Script
6 45 (10.79%) Java
7 28 (6.71%) VBA
8 27 (6.47%) Scala
9 26 (6.24%) HiveQL
9 26 (6.24%) Perl
10 25 (6.00%) REXX
10 25 (6.00%) SAS Macro
11 23 (5.52%) JCL
12 17 (4.08%) Assembly Language
13 16 (3.84%) CLIST
14 12 (2.88%) JavaScript
14 12 (2.88%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.92%) PL/1
16 7 (1.68%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.44%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.35%) Degree
4 21 (5.04%) ISTQB
5 19 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.68%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.48%) CCNA
10 2 (0.48%) CIPD
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) ISEB
10 2 (0.48%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.48%) MCP
10 2 (0.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.48%) PhD
11 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.95%) QA
2 23 (5.52%) Data Quality
3 13 (3.12%) IFRS
4 12 (2.88%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.96%) CDISC
5 4 (0.96%) GDPR
6 3 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.72%) COREP
6 3 (0.72%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.72%) FINREP
7 2 (0.48%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.48%) MiFID
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) HL7
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 26 (6.24%) HDFS
2 23 (5.52%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.72%) Docker
4 3 (0.72%) RACF
4 3 (0.72%) vSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) ACF2
6 1 (0.24%) NFS
6 1 (0.24%) SRDF
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (6.47%) Ansible
2 15 (3.60%) OMEGAMON
3 6 (1.44%) Consul
4 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.72%) Terraform
5 3 (0.72%) vRealize
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.24%) Control-M
6 1 (0.24%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.24%) zSecure
Vendors
1 107 (25.66%) Oracle
2 59 (14.15%) Informatica
3 53 (12.71%) Talend
4 31 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 30 (7.19%) IBM
6 24 (5.76%) CA
6 24 (5.76%) SAP
7 23 (5.52%) ServiceNow
8 20 (4.80%) Google
9 16 (3.84%) Teradata
10 7 (1.68%) Databricks
11 6 (1.44%) Ab Initio
11 6 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (1.20%) Alteryx
12 5 (1.20%) Cisco
12 5 (1.20%) VMware
13 4 (0.96%) F5
13 4 (0.96%) Splunk
14 3 (0.72%) Pega
14 3 (0.72%) SolarWinds