The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within SAP Business Objects.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 29 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.46% 0.51% -
As % of the Vendors category 7.46% 1.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.88 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -6.25%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
201 168 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 46.31% 42.86% 52.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 64
Average daily rate £445 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £165 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £483 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Objects across the Bedfordshire region.

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the Bedfordshire region.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Business Objects also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Objects.

1 12 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (50.00%) SAP
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (33.33%) BODI
4 6 (33.33%) Sybase IQ
4 6 (33.33%) Cognos
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Sybase
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) QlikView
7 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
7 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (16.67%) Retail
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
8 2 (11.11%) CorVu
8 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) Internet

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Business Objects also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Objects. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (33.33%) BODI
3 6 (33.33%) Sybase IQ
3 6 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (22.22%) QlikView
5 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
5 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
6 2 (11.11%) CorVu
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Business Objects Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (11.11%) SAP BI Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) SAP
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cognos
2 6 (33.33%) Sybase
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Hyperion