The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 43 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 0.74% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 1.46% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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 £25.00 £17.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -48.14%
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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 Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
124 137 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.63% 50.74% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 96 35
Average daily rate £338 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -19.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.76 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £16.16 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (46.15%) SAP
1 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (38.46%) SAP BW
2 5 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (38.46%) SAP BPC
2 5 (38.46%) Xcelsius
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Informatica
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (15.38%) T-SQL

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) SAP BPC
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (38.46%) SAP BW
2 5 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (38.46%) Xcelsius
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) DTS
5 2 (15.38%) Star Schema
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Business Objects Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Excel Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Objects Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) UML
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) R
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Informatica
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft