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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 47 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 12 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.87% 2.75% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 5.38% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.48 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+43.06% +4.32%
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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
264 316 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.06% 51.05% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 164 97
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £160 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) Data Mart
6 9 (32.14%) Toad
6 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
7 7 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
9 5 (17.86%) SAP
9 5 (17.86%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
10 4 (14.29%) BPMN
10 4 (14.29%) Lombardi
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (14.29%) OOP
10 4 (14.29%) OO
11 3 (10.71%) ETL
11 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
11 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
12 2 (7.14%) .NET

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (7.14%) e-Work
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (32.14%) Data Mart
5 7 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
6 5 (17.86%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
7 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) Informix
8 1 (3.57%) DB2
8 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
8 1 (3.57%) QlikView
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
8 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Toad
2 4 (14.29%) Lombardi
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Objects Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.57%) HACMP
1 1 (3.57%) DTV
1 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) zOS
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) HPUX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.29%) BPMN
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) OOP
4 4 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Workflow
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) JCL
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) COBOL
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Metastorm
4 1 (3.57%) Thunderhead
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau