Period
to 21 May 2019

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 6 months to 21 May 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 181 132
Rank change year-on-year +25 -49 +17
Contract jobs citing SAS 30 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.22% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.03% 1.53% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 17
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -21.05%
10th Percentile £290 £331 £311
90th Percentile £533 £438 £515
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.87 £14.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +43.95% -59.72% -

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

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 745 720 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.19% 14.69% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 451 352
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £460 £430
% change year-on-year +3.26% +6.98% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.78 £15.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -19.48% +28.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.70 £28.83 £31.15
England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.66% -5.00%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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
Shropshire -4 19 £415 - 6
Birmingham +18 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Wolverhampton +1 1 £413 -1.79%
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAS.

1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) Analytics
4 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 9 (30.00%) Oracle
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (30.00%) Unix
4 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (26.67%) JIRA
5 8 (26.67%) Confluence
6 7 (23.33%) Base SAS
6 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) RUP
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (20.00%) ITIL
7 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (20.00%) Remedy
7 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) assyst
7 6 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

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 8 (26.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Base SAS
2 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.00%) Pentaho
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (6.67%) Power BI
5 2 (6.67%) SAS EBI
6 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Fraud Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SAS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Business Design Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Business Requirements Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Pricing Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SAS Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Requirements Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Analytics
3 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 7 (23.33%) OO
4 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (23.33%) RUP
5 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 4 (13.33%) Data Analytics
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Management
8 3 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Remedy
3 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
5 2 (6.67%) Cognos
6 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau