The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 53 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 8 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.13% 3.34% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 6.62% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Average daily rate
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£318 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £345 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £430 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -17.85%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
340 302 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.02% 50.42% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 141 141
Average daily rate £320 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £20.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Business Objects
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Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 10 (66.67%) Oracle
1 10 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (33.33%) Data Mart
5 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Toad
6 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (20.00%) User Stories
7 3 (20.00%) Use Case
7 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Cognos
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) CRM
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) UML
8 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (13.33%) Banking

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (6.67%) NetWeaver
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) e-Work
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CRM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (33.33%) Data Mart
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Use Case
3 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) EAI
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) ABAP
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) Cognos
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Metastorm
3 1 (6.67%) Capita
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
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