I'm not a contractor but figured I'd ask this here because you guys probably have as good an overview of what's going on than anyone.
I've worked in various analyst roles (Excel, Access, some SQL, BI and reporting) but am looking to upgrade my skills as I'm not seeing step-up roles that I could apply for, only sideways moves.
I've worked a little with Python and done a few online R courses but never used it in anger. Also used Trillium for data quality work. In my current role I have access to people working with Business Objects, Tableau, SAS and BigInsights, which I can spend some time getting up to speed with although the learning curve with SAS looks pretty steep (or if not steep then very long).
Is there anything else I should be looking out for? Which of the above skills would make me most marketable in the future, or is it just a case if the more the merrier?