The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 78 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 2.49% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £345 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
410 402 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.16% 30.92% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 200 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £517 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Average hourly rate £26.18 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £18.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (81.25%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) SAS
6 7 (43.75%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) ETL
7 4 (25.00%) Credit Risk
7 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (18.75%) Cognos
9 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (12.50%) Retail
9 2 (12.50%) BODI
9 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (6.25%) FINREP
10 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
10 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (6.25%) SAP XI
10 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) BODI
3 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) SAP