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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 47 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 11 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 0.98% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 3.46% 2.16% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Average daily rate £420 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £319 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £391 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.30 £35.38
% change year-on-year
-52.06% -11.53%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
318 231 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.88% 45.12% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 109 131
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Business Objects
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) .NET
3 11 (52.38%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) J2EE
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
6 7 (33.33%) SOAP
6 7 (33.33%) LDAP
6 7 (33.33%) JMS
6 7 (33.33%) EAI
6 7 (33.33%) SOA
6 7 (33.33%) IBM
6 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 7 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (28.57%) DDNS
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) Thunderhead
8 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
8 5 (23.81%) C#
8 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (19.05%) Waterfall

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) e-Work
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) LDAP
2 6 (28.57%) DDNS
3 3 (14.29%) Internet
3 3 (14.29%) IPv4
3 3 (14.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (14.29%) DB2
5 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (4.76%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) J2EE
2 7 (33.33%) SOAP
2 7 (33.33%) JMS
3 4 (19.05%) COM+
3 4 (19.05%) DCOM
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) EAI
1 7 (33.33%) SOA
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
1 7 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 5 (23.81%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) VBScript
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (23.81%) Thunderhead
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
5 1 (4.76%) Metastorm
5 1 (4.76%) Kofax
5 1 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (4.76%) Informatica
5 1 (4.76%) Siemens
5 1 (4.76%) Capita