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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 34 44 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 6 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.11% 1.50% 5.43%
As % of the Vendors category 5.83% 4.03% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £359
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.63%
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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
103 149 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.14% 37.25% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 52
Average daily rate £310 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) RESTful
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) HL7
4 3 (42.86%) NHS
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) RESTful
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft