The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 97 98 102
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 30 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.13% 1.23% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 2.55% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £488 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +59.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.48 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -11.51%
Business Objects
South East

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

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1271 1253 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.03% 48.17% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 603 384
Average daily rate £375 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £28.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Objects within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 10 £450 -14.69% 1
Slough +1 7 £500 -9.09% 1
Maidenhead +4 4 - -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Business Objects
South East

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 32 (59.26%) SQL
2 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (40.74%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (40.74%) SAP
4 20 (37.04%) Finance
5 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
6 15 (27.78%) Informatica
7 13 (24.07%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (22.22%) ETL
8 12 (22.22%) Oracle
9 10 (18.52%) SAP BW
9 10 (18.52%) QlikView
9 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.96%) DB2
12 7 (12.96%) ABAP
12 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
12 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
12 7 (12.96%) Migration
13 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (11.11%) IBM
13 6 (11.11%) Java
13 6 (11.11%) Windows
13 6 (11.11%) Analytics
14 5 (9.26%) Logical Data Model
14 5 (9.26%) SAP Data Services
14 5 (9.26%) SAP HANA

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BPC
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.74%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
3 13 (24.07%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (18.52%) SAP BW
4 10 (18.52%) QlikView
5 7 (12.96%) DB2
6 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (9.26%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (9.26%) SAP HANA
8 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (5.56%) PowerCenter
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.70%) SAP BI
9 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.85%) Xcelsius
10 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Business Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Designer
7 4 (7.41%) SAP Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Report Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) SAP XI
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) MDX
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 3 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Life Science
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) AIX
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) HPUX
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (22.22%) ETL
3 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
3 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
3 7 (12.96%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.11%) Analytics
5 5 (9.26%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) ERP
5 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
7 3 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) ABAP
3 6 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.85%) SAPscript
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) VBA
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) SAP
2 15 (27.78%) Informatica
3 12 (22.22%) Oracle
4 9 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (11.11%) IBM
6 5 (9.26%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) VMware
7 4 (7.41%) Teradata
7 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.70%) Cognos
8 2 (3.70%) SunGard