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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 204 153 170
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +17
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 539 696 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.44% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 2.26% 3.11% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 428 377
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £265 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 18
Average hourly rate £27.91 £18.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -46.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £12.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £22.00 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -48.14%
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
23881 22408 24568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.70% 46.46% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 12877 12857
Average daily rate £399 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +1.17%
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 1099 1030 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -43 281 £444 +4.41% 69
South East -55 73 £375 +3.80% 22
South West -7 58 £375 -6.25% 20
East of England -8 35 £311 -11.07% 11
North West +4 25 £431 +32.69% 21
West Midlands -20 25 £375 -9.09% 14
Yorkshire +12 24 £463 +32.14% 13
North East -25 10 £450 -18.18% 4
East Midlands -18 5 £400 - 5
Business Objects
UK

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 467 (44.31%) SQL
2 393 (37.29%) Business Intelligence
3 342 (32.45%) Oracle
4 313 (29.70%) Finance
5 311 (29.51%) Data Warehouse
6 265 (25.14%) BusinessObjects
7 253 (24.00%) SAP
8 237 (22.49%) SQL Server
9 215 (20.40%) ETL
10 142 (13.47%) Banking
11 138 (13.09%) MS Excel
12 137 (13.00%) Microsoft
13 128 (12.14%) Data Modelling
13 128 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
14 111 (10.53%) BusinessObjects XI
15 106 (10.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 100 (9.49%) PL/SQL
17 93 (8.82%) Informatica
18 92 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
19 90 (8.54%) Relational Database
20 88 (8.35%) Management Information System
21 85 (8.06%) Business Analysis
22 82 (7.78%) Migration
22 82 (7.78%) UNIX
22 82 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 81 (7.69%) Data Analysis
24 78 (7.40%) Cognos
24 78 (7.40%) SAP BW
25 74 (7.02%) QlikView
25 74 (7.02%) Oracle Database

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 52 (4.93%) SAS
2 43 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.14%) NetWeaver
4 10 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.76%) IIS
7 7 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.38%) Apache
10 4 (0.38%) Documentum
11 3 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.28%) FileNet
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.28%) AquaLogic
12 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.19%) Confluence
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 138 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.89%) MS Office
3 30 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.18%) MS Project
5 20 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.71%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.28%) SPSS
9 2 (0.19%) FastStats
10 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.61%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.95%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.57%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.38%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.38%) TrackWise
6 4 (0.38%) Maximo
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.28%) Agresso
7 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.23%) SaaS
2 5 (0.47%) Taleo
3 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.095%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.61%) Internet
2 14 (1.33%) Intranet
3 12 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (1.04%) 2G
4 11 (1.04%) LDAP
4 11 (1.04%) 3G
5 9 (0.85%) LTE
6 7 (0.66%) SSL
7 6 (0.57%) 4G
8 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.47%) UMTS
8 5 (0.47%) WAN
8 5 (0.47%) GPRS
8 5 (0.47%) GSM
9 4 (0.38%) Telnet
9 4 (0.38%) SAN
9 4 (0.38%) SNMP
10 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.28%) HTTP
10 3 (0.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (29.51%) Data Warehouse
2 265 (25.14%) BusinessObjects
3 237 (22.49%) SQL Server
4 111 (10.53%) BusinessObjects XI
5 106 (10.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 90 (8.54%) Relational Database
7 82 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 78 (7.40%) SAP BW
9 74 (7.02%) QlikView
9 74 (7.02%) Oracle Database
10 69 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 57 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 56 (5.31%) Crystal Reports
13 54 (5.12%) MS Access
14 53 (5.03%) SAP Data Services
15 37 (3.51%) Data Mining
16 33 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
17 32 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
18 31 (2.94%) SAP BI
18 31 (2.94%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 28 (2.66%) Toad
2 12 (1.14%) ERwin
2 12 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.04%) LSMW
4 7 (0.66%) JIRA
5 6 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.28%) NUnit
7 3 (0.28%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.28%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.28%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.28%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.19%) RIATest
8 2 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.19%) Subversion
9 1 (0.095%) Rational Rose
General
1 313 (29.70%) Finance
2 142 (13.47%) Banking
3 56 (5.31%) Retail
3 56 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.56%) Marketing
6 22 (2.09%) Legal
6 22 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (1.61%) Publishing
8 12 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.95%) Local Government
9 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.76%) Billing
10 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.76%) Front Office
11 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.47%) Military
13 3 (0.28%) Games
13 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 352 (33.40%) Developer
2 289 (27.42%) Analyst
3 138 (13.09%) Business Developer
4 131 (12.43%) Business Objects Developer
5 127 (12.05%) Consultant
6 93 (8.82%) Business Analyst
7 75 (7.12%) SAP Consultant
8 73 (6.93%) Data Analyst
9 59 (5.60%) Architect
10 53 (5.03%) Business Objects Consultant
11 47 (4.46%) Business Consultant
12 40 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 39 (3.70%) MI Analyst
14 38 (3.61%) Oracle Developer
15 32 (3.04%) ETL Developer
16 31 (2.94%) Project Manager
17 30 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 29 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 29 (2.75%) SQL Developer
19 23 (2.18%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.50%) .NET
2 47 (4.46%) XML
3 29 (2.75%) MDX
4 23 (2.18%) Web Services
5 21 (1.99%) Middleware
6 18 (1.71%) HTML
6 18 (1.71%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.04%) CSS
8 7 (0.66%) SAP XI
9 6 (0.57%) Java EE
10 5 (0.47%) SAP Basis
10 5 (0.47%) JMS
10 5 (0.47%) XSLT
10 5 (0.47%) JSON
11 4 (0.38%) jQuery
11 4 (0.38%) Ajax
11 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.38%) WCF
12 3 (0.28%) Spring
12 3 (0.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 128 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (8.35%) Management Information System
3 41 (3.89%) NHS
4 31 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 19 (1.80%) Credit Risk
6 13 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 12 (1.14%) Data Extraction
8 8 (0.76%) Statistics
8 8 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 7 (0.66%) CMDB
9 7 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.57%) Open Source
10 6 (0.57%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.57%) Data Conversion
10 6 (0.57%) Derivative
10 6 (0.57%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.47%) User Experience
11 5 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 82 (7.78%) UNIX
2 53 (5.03%) Linux
3 47 (4.46%) Windows
4 14 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.85%) AIX
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.47%) Solaris
10 4 (0.38%) HPUX
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (37.29%) Business Intelligence
2 215 (20.40%) ETL
3 128 (12.14%) Data Modelling
4 92 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (8.06%) Business Analysis
6 82 (7.78%) Migration
7 81 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 64 (6.07%) Data Management
8 64 (6.07%) Analytics
8 64 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
9 61 (5.79%) Project Management
10 56 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (3.61%) Data Migration
11 38 (3.61%) CRM
12 36 (3.42%) Kimball Methodology
13 34 (3.23%) Workflow
14 32 (3.04%) ERP
15 29 (2.75%) Requirements Analysis
15 29 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 467 (44.31%) SQL
2 100 (9.49%) PL/SQL
3 56 (5.31%) Java
4 45 (4.27%) T-SQL
5 44 (4.17%) VBA
6 28 (2.66%) C#
7 27 (2.56%) ABAP
8 21 (1.99%) Perl
9 19 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.42%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.42%) VBScript
10 15 (1.42%) VB
11 10 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.85%) C
13 7 (0.66%) Python
14 6 (0.57%) C++
14 6 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.38%) Ruby
15 4 (0.38%) R
16 3 (0.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 54 (5.12%) Degree
2 31 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (0.66%) ISEB
6 5 (0.47%) CIMA
6 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.47%) SAP Certification
6 5 (0.47%) ACCA
7 4 (0.38%) HND
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.28%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.28%) AAT
8 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.19%) HNC
10 1 (0.095%) PMP
10 1 (0.095%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.095%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.23%) QA
2 26 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.47%) SLA
4 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.38%) GxP
5 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.28%) Basel II
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.095%) EMIR
7 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.095%) COREP
7 1 (0.095%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.95%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.28%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.095%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.095%) RACF
6 1 (0.095%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (0.66%) AppDNA
2 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.38%) Control-M
3 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.28%) OpenView
3 3 (0.28%) Netcool
3 3 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.19%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.095%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 342 (32.45%) Oracle
2 253 (24.00%) SAP
3 137 (13.00%) Microsoft
4 93 (8.82%) Informatica
5 78 (7.40%) Cognos
6 51 (4.84%) Tableau
7 40 (3.80%) Teradata
8 35 (3.32%) IBM
9 23 (2.18%) Sybase
10 16 (1.52%) Northgate
10 16 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (1.33%) Remedy
11 14 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.33%) HP
11 14 (1.33%) VMware
12 13 (1.23%) Google
13 11 (1.04%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.04%) Greenplum
14 10 (0.95%) Omniture
14 10 (0.95%) Red Hat
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified Market Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago