The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Base SAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Base SAS over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Base SAS (SAS Base)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 140 116
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24  
Contract jobs citing Base SAS 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.033% 0.043%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +8.75% -15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Base SAS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 431 644 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.85% 21.24% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 400 371
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

Base SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Base SAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Base SAS in the West Midlands

Base SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Base SAS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Base SAS in the West Midlands

Base SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Base SAS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Base SAS in the West Midlands

Base SAS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Base SAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 4 £450 -
Base SAS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Base SAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Base SAS.

1 10 (100.00%) SAS
1 10 (100.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (70.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) SAS Macro
3 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (30.00%) ProC
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Teradata
5 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
5 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) PROC SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SAS EBI
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Impala
6 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
6 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
6 2 (20.00%) Big Data
6 2 (20.00%) Cloudera

Base SAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (70.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
4 3 (30.00%) SAS EBI
5 2 (20.00%) Big Data
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (20.00%) Impala
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ProC
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) SAS Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) SAS Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) SAS Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SAS Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SAS BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SAS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (10.00%) Cluster Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) SAS Macro
3 3 (30.00%) PROC SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Teradata
3 2 (20.00%) Cloudera
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft