The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAS over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAS System
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 110 98
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing SAS 24 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.94% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 4.89% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 16
Median daily rate £450 £500 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £403 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £521 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.85% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £45.00

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 312 511 473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.69% 19.26% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 257 246
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 24
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £18.00 £27.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the West Midlands

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 SAS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAS in the West Midlands

SAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAS in the West Midlands

SAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAS in the West Midlands

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 SAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Coventry -1 8 £375 -20.00% 1
Shropshire +23 5 - -
Birmingham +2 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Wolverhampton +4 2 £329 -26.88%
Warwickshire -4 2 £513 -13.28%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
SAS
England

SAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAS.

1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Teradata
4 9 (26.47%) Migration
4 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
4 9 (26.47%) Analytics
5 8 (23.53%) Banking
5 8 (23.53%) QlikView
6 7 (20.59%) Credit Risk
6 7 (20.59%) Base SAS
6 7 (20.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 7 (20.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (17.65%) Big Data
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) Unix
8 5 (14.71%) VBA
8 5 (14.71%) Cloudera
9 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
9 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.76%) Mainframe
9 4 (11.76%) Informatica
9 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 4 (11.76%) Data Mart
10 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (8.82%) Pentaho

SAS
Top Related 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 2 (5.88%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
1 2 (5.88%) PuTTY
1 2 (5.88%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.94%) BGP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.94%) DMVPN
2 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.94%) FabricPath
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 8 (23.53%) QlikView
3 7 (20.59%) Base SAS
3 7 (20.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 7 (20.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 6 (17.65%) Big Data
5 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
5 4 (11.76%) Data Mart
5 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (8.82%) Cloudera CDH
6 3 (8.82%) Pentaho
6 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.88%) Impala
7 2 (5.88%) Informix
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (5.88%) Power BI
7 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.88%) SAS EBI
7 2 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) CA Gen
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.88%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) SAS Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Administrator
5 6 (17.65%) Architect
5 6 (17.65%) SAS Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) SAS Administrator
6 4 (11.76%) SAS Business Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Hadoop Administrator
7 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) SAS Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Teradata Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Teradata Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Credit Risk
3 4 (11.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Analytics
1 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.82%) CRM
3 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
3 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.82%) RUP
3 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (5.88%) Data Transformation
4 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) VBA
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) R
3 2 (5.88%) SAS Macro
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Basel II
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Teradata
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Cloudera
4 4 (11.76%) Informatica
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) Splunk
6 2 (5.88%) BEA
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.88%) Netezza
6 2 (5.88%) Pega
6 2 (5.88%) SAP
6 2 (5.88%) webMethods
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Tableau