The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 52 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 16 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.07% 1.35% 2.01%
As % of the Vendors category 4.01% 2.82% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Average daily rate
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£353 £413 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £373 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £433 £353
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 £30.03 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+71.57% -50.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
399 319 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.68% 47.97% 47.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 188 153
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £181 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £9.70 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 September 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 17 (85.00%) Oracle
2 15 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle Database
5 11 (55.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
7 9 (45.00%) SQL
7 9 (45.00%) Toad
7 9 (45.00%) Data Mart
8 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (20.00%) SAP
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos
10 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (15.00%) User Stories
11 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
11 3 (15.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
11 3 (15.00%) Use Case
11 3 (15.00%) ETL
12 2 (10.00%) UML
12 2 (10.00%) CRM
12 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
12 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (5.00%) SAS
1 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 11 (55.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (45.00%) Data Mart
6 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (5.00%) Base SAS
8 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Toad
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 6 (30.00%) Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) HPUX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Use Case
4 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (15.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase