The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 205 150 159
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +9
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 518 698 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.45% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 3.13% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 413 382
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 19
Average hourly rate £30.82 £18.15 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.80% -22.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £12.50 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £22.15 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.03 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+71.57% -41.66%
Business Objects
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23560 22273 24622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.31% 46.29% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 12890 12929
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1020 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 England

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in England

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in England

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in England

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in England

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England 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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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
London -59 262 £425 - 67
South East -62 74 £363 +0.69% 20
South West +6 61 £375 -6.25% 17
East of England -11 33 £311 -11.07% 19
West Midlands -10 28 £353 -15.31% 15
North West -6 24 £431 +36.90% 22
Yorkshire +7 18 £375 -11.76% 12
North East -30 12 £338 - 2
East Midlands -15 6 £388 -3.12% 9
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Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 465 (44.80%) SQL
2 385 (37.09%) Business Intelligence
3 333 (32.08%) Oracle
4 318 (30.64%) Finance
5 309 (29.77%) Data Warehouse
6 265 (25.53%) BusinessObjects
7 252 (24.28%) SAP
8 237 (22.83%) SQL Server
9 215 (20.71%) ETL
10 143 (13.78%) Banking
11 140 (13.49%) MS Excel
11 140 (13.49%) Microsoft
12 129 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
13 122 (11.75%) Data Modelling
14 119 (11.46%) BusinessObjects XI
15 113 (10.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 95 (9.15%) PL/SQL
17 93 (8.96%) Informatica
18 90 (8.67%) Relational Database
19 86 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
20 85 (8.19%) Management Information System
21 84 (8.09%) Business Analysis
22 82 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 80 (7.71%) SAP BW
24 79 (7.61%) UNIX
25 77 (7.42%) Data Analysis
26 74 (7.13%) Migration
27 73 (7.03%) Cognos
28 69 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 69 (6.65%) Oracle Database

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 55 (5.30%) SAS
2 43 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.16%) NetWeaver
4 10 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.77%) IIS
6 7 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.39%) AquaLogic
9 4 (0.39%) Documentum
9 4 (0.39%) Apache
10 3 (0.29%) FileNet
10 3 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.19%) Confluence
11 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 140 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.53%) MS Office
3 30 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.83%) MS Project
7 6 (0.58%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.29%) SPSS
9 2 (0.19%) FastStats
10 1 (0.096%) Stata
10 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.64%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.96%) Google Analytics
2 10 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.58%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.39%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.39%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.39%) Maximo
8 3 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.35%) SaaS
2 5 (0.48%) Taleo
3 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.096%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.73%) Internet
2 15 (1.45%) Intranet
3 14 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (1.16%) 3G
4 12 (1.16%) 2G
5 10 (0.96%) LTE
5 10 (0.96%) LDAP
6 7 (0.67%) SSL
6 7 (0.67%) 4G
7 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.48%) GPRS
7 5 (0.48%) GSM
7 5 (0.48%) DNS
7 5 (0.48%) SNMP
7 5 (0.48%) UMTS
7 5 (0.48%) WAN
7 5 (0.48%) Telnet
8 4 (0.39%) SAN
8 4 (0.39%) DHCP
9 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (29.77%) Data Warehouse
2 265 (25.53%) BusinessObjects
3 237 (22.83%) SQL Server
4 119 (11.46%) BusinessObjects XI
5 113 (10.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 90 (8.67%) Relational Database
7 82 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 80 (7.71%) SAP BW
9 69 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 69 (6.65%) Oracle Database
10 67 (6.45%) QlikView
11 59 (5.68%) Crystal Reports
12 58 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 55 (5.30%) MS Access
14 48 (4.62%) SAP Data Services
15 34 (3.28%) Data Mining
16 33 (3.18%) OLAP
17 32 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
18 30 (2.89%) Data Mart
18 30 (2.89%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 29 (2.79%) Toad
2 13 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.16%) ERwin
4 10 (0.96%) LSMW
5 7 (0.67%) JIRA
6 6 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.29%) NUnit
8 3 (0.29%) JDeveloper
8 3 (0.29%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.29%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.19%) RIATest
9 2 (0.19%) Subversion
10 1 (0.096%) JMeter
10 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
General
1 318 (30.64%) Finance
2 143 (13.78%) Banking
3 58 (5.59%) Retail
4 55 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.70%) Marketing
7 22 (2.12%) Legal
8 20 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.45%) Publishing
10 12 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.96%) Local Government
11 10 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.77%) Billing
12 8 (0.77%) Front Office
13 6 (0.58%) Back Office
14 5 (0.48%) Military
15 3 (0.29%) Games
15 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 342 (32.95%) Developer
2 291 (28.03%) Analyst
3 129 (12.43%) Business Developer
4 123 (11.85%) Business Objects Developer
5 120 (11.56%) Consultant
6 94 (9.06%) Business Analyst
7 76 (7.32%) Data Analyst
8 72 (6.94%) SAP Consultant
9 58 (5.59%) Architect
10 52 (5.01%) Business Objects Consultant
11 45 (4.34%) Business Consultant
12 42 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 39 (3.76%) MI Analyst
14 33 (3.18%) Oracle Developer
15 31 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 31 (2.99%) ETL Developer
16 29 (2.79%) Project Manager
16 29 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 25 (2.41%) SQL Developer
18 23 (2.22%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.17%) .NET
2 46 (4.43%) XML
3 29 (2.79%) MDX
4 22 (2.12%) Web Services
4 22 (2.12%) Middleware
5 20 (1.93%) HTML
6 19 (1.83%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.87%) CSS
8 7 (0.67%) SAP XI
8 7 (0.67%) Java EE
9 5 (0.48%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.48%) JMS
9 5 (0.48%) XSLT
9 5 (0.48%) jQuery
9 5 (0.48%) WCF
9 5 (0.48%) JSON
10 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.39%) Ajax
11 3 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 36 (3.47%) NHS
5 28 (2.70%) Data Integration
6 19 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 14 (1.35%) Market Risk
8 12 (1.16%) Data Extraction
9 8 (0.77%) Statistics
9 8 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.67%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.67%) CMDB
11 6 (0.58%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.58%) Open Source
11 6 (0.58%) Data Conversion
12 5 (0.48%) User Experience
12 5 (0.48%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.48%) FMCG
12 5 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.61%) UNIX
2 54 (5.20%) Linux
3 50 (4.82%) Windows
4 15 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.67%) AIX
7 7 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.39%) HPUX
9 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.096%) zOS
10 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (37.09%) Business Intelligence
2 215 (20.71%) ETL
3 122 (11.75%) Data Modelling
4 86 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (8.09%) Business Analysis
6 77 (7.42%) Data Analysis
7 74 (7.13%) Migration
8 66 (6.36%) Data Management
9 64 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
10 63 (6.07%) Analytics
11 61 (5.88%) Project Management
12 59 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (3.56%) Kimball Methodology
14 37 (3.56%) CRM
15 33 (3.18%) Data Migration
16 32 (3.08%) Workflow
16 32 (3.08%) ERP
17 31 (2.99%) Requirements Analysis
18 30 (2.89%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 465 (44.80%) SQL
2 95 (9.15%) PL/SQL
3 58 (5.59%) Java
4 46 (4.43%) VBA
5 45 (4.34%) T-SQL
6 32 (3.08%) C#
7 27 (2.60%) ABAP
8 22 (2.12%) Perl
9 20 (1.93%) VB
10 19 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.73%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.45%) VBScript
13 10 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.87%) C
15 7 (0.67%) VB6
15 7 (0.67%) C++
15 7 (0.67%) Python
16 6 (0.58%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.39%) R
17 4 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (5.88%) Degree
2 32 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.58%) ISEB
6 5 (0.48%) CIMA
6 5 (0.48%) ACCA
6 5 (0.48%) SAP Certification
6 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.39%) HND
7 4 (0.39%) MBA
8 3 (0.29%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.29%) AAT
8 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.19%) HNC
10 1 (0.096%) PMP
10 1 (0.096%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.28%) QA
2 27 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.58%) SLA
4 4 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) GxP
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.29%) Basel II
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.096%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.096%) COREP
7 1 (0.096%) EMIR
7 1 (0.096%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.096%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.29%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.096%) RACF
7 1 (0.096%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (0.67%) AppDNA
2 4 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.39%) OpenView
3 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.29%) Control-M
3 3 (0.29%) Netcool
3 3 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.19%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.096%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 333 (32.08%) Oracle
2 252 (24.28%) SAP
3 140 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 93 (8.96%) Informatica
5 73 (7.03%) Cognos
6 47 (4.53%) Tableau
7 39 (3.76%) Teradata
8 35 (3.37%) IBM
9 29 (2.79%) Sybase
10 15 (1.45%) VMware
10 15 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (1.35%) HP
12 13 (1.25%) Greenplum
13 12 (1.16%) Northgate
13 12 (1.16%) Google
13 12 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.06%) TIBCO
14 11 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.96%) Omniture
15 10 (0.96%) Citrix
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