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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 66 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 11 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% - 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% - 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£260 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £30.89
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -51.44%
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
457 356 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.88% 43.90% 51.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 160 171
Average daily rate £475 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £160 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 26
Average hourly rate £16.84 £28.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +43.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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 - 5 £260 -
Chester - 1 - -
Business Objects
North West

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) SAP
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 4 (26.67%) 3G
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (26.67%) 2G
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Nortel
3 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
3 4 (26.67%) Mapinfo
3 4 (26.67%) GPRS
3 4 (26.67%) GSM
3 4 (26.67%) WCDMA
3 4 (26.67%) Huawei
3 4 (26.67%) eTOM
3 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) HSPA
3 4 (26.67%) LTE
3 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) 4G
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Documentum
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) 3G
1 4 (26.67%) 2G
1 4 (26.67%) GPRS
1 4 (26.67%) GSM
1 4 (26.67%) WCDMA
1 4 (26.67%) HSPA
1 4 (26.67%) LTE
1 4 (26.67%) 4G
1 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (20.00%) QlikView
2 3 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) SAP BI
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) DTS
3 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) Xcelsius
3 2 (13.33%) Data Mart
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.67%) BODI
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Business Developer
5 2 (13.33%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) SAP BI Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (13.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Architect
6 1 (6.67%) SAP BI Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) HPUX
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) eTOM
3 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (13.33%) Information Management
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) Nortel
2 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
2 4 (26.67%) Mapinfo
2 4 (26.67%) Huawei
2 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Tableau
4 1 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) Compuware
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) VMware