The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.46% - -
As % of the Vendors category 4.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.48 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+37.33% -11.51%
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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 Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
63 100 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.64% 48.54% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 17
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £23.74 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.38 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Business Objects
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) DataStage
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (33.33%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) DataStage
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft