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 Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 23 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 Cambridge 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 37 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.63% 1.05% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 2.13% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £395 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £379 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £411 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £30.89 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-51.44% +19.96%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
174 188 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.15% 49.34% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 64 87
Average daily rate £389 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.58% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Business Objects
Cambridgeshire

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Business Objects
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) Spotfire
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) ResourceLink
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) Spotfire
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP