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 24 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.

SAS System
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 108 92
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16  
Contract jobs citing SAS 27 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.56% 6.75% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 25
Median daily rate £375 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £408 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £504 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 357 504 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.69% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 248
Median daily rate £375 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 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 +21 15 £375 -11.76% 4
Solihull - 4 £375 - 1
Shropshire +9 2 - - 2
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £550 -
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 17 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (29.41%) Finance
5 14 (27.45%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (27.45%) Analytics
6 12 (23.53%) Migration
7 11 (21.57%) Oracle
8 10 (19.61%) Big Data
8 10 (19.61%) Base SAS
9 9 (17.65%) Unix
10 8 (15.69%) Teradata
10 8 (15.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (13.73%) PROC SQL
11 7 (13.73%) ETL
11 7 (13.73%) ProC
12 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (11.76%) SAP
12 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (11.76%) Banking
12 6 (11.76%) Credit Risk
13 5 (9.80%) SAS Macro
13 5 (9.80%) Mathematics
13 5 (9.80%) QlikView
13 5 (9.80%) Degree
13 5 (9.80%) Informatica
13 5 (9.80%) BusinessObjects

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 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SMS
2 2 (3.92%) Network Security
2 2 (3.92%) PuTTY
2 2 (3.92%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 17 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 10 (19.61%) Base SAS
3 10 (19.61%) Big Data
4 8 (15.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (9.80%) Apache Hive
6 5 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (9.80%) QlikView
7 4 (7.84%) Data Mart
7 4 (7.84%) Pentaho
7 4 (7.84%) SAS EBI
8 3 (5.88%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (3.92%) Impala
9 2 (3.92%) Power BI
9 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.92%) SAP BW
9 2 (3.92%) SAP HANA
9 2 (3.92%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) ProC
2 3 (5.88%) CA Gen
2 3 (5.88%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) SAS Developer
3 11 (21.57%) SAS Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Administrator
5 7 (13.73%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Hadoop Administrator
7 4 (7.84%) SAS Administrator
7 4 (7.84%) SAS Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) SAS Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Big Data Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Data Scientist
8 3 (5.88%) MI Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Credit Risk
3 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) AIX
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Analytics
1 14 (27.45%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (23.53%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) ETL
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Mathematics
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.84%) RUP
6 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
7 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.88%) Machine Learning
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) PROC SQL
3 5 (9.80%) SAS Macro
4 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.84%) VBA
5 3 (5.88%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) R
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) SAS Certification
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.92%) Basel II
2 2 (3.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.96%) IFRS
3 1 (1.96%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Teradata
3 6 (11.76%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) Cloudera
4 5 (9.80%) Informatica
5 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.84%) Tableau
6 3 (5.88%) BEA
6 3 (5.88%) Cognos
6 3 (5.88%) Pega
6 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.88%) Splunk
6 3 (5.88%) webMethods
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.92%) Netezza
7 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
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