The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 60 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 11 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.36% 0.53% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 1.16% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £93 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.03 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+71.57% -41.66%
Business Objects
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 430 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.23% 45.26% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 193 251
Average daily rate £400 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Objects within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 4 £525 +337.50%
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Business Objects
North West

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 13 (92.86%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) ETL
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) SAP Data Services
2 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) Analytics
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) SAP
4 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (35.71%) BODI
4 5 (35.71%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Tableau
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) QlikView
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
6 3 (21.43%) ABAP
6 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (21.43%) MS Project
6 3 (21.43%) SAP Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Informatica

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SAP Data Services
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (35.71%) BODI
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) QlikView
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) SAP BW
5 3 (21.43%) SAP HANA
6 1 (7.14%) DB2
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Business Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Business Objects Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Business Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Business Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Integration Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) ETL
3 6 (42.86%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (35.71%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
7 1 (7.14%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) ABAP
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Tableau
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
4 3 (21.43%) Informatica
5 1 (7.14%) IBM