Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 163 176
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 -25
Contract jobs citing SAS 24 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.19% 4.42% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 18
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £304
90th Percentile £525 £475 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £59.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.93 £19.34 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.20% +13.76% -57.50%

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 752 656 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.55% 13.95% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 441 446
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.89%
10th Percentile £264 £206 £220
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.55 £10.84
90th Percentile £23.00 £47.00 £29.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -47 9 £450 -
Birmingham -1 8 £450 +28.57% 4
Wolverhampton +2 2 £330 -21.43%
Coventry -10 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
SAS
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 7 (29.17%) OO
4 7 (29.17%) RUP
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Base SAS
4 7 (29.17%) Credit Risk
5 6 (25.00%) Data Management
6 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) Retail
6 5 (20.83%) Python
6 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (20.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.67%) Retail Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process

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 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Base SAS
2 5 (20.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Big Data
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.17%) Power BI
5 1 (4.17%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
3 4 (16.67%) Retail Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Credit Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Lead Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SAS Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Fraud Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 7 (29.17%) OO
3 7 (29.17%) RUP
4 6 (25.00%) Data Management
5 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 3 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) SAS Macro
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy