The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 191 146 149
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 534 698 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.50% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 3.20% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 429 413
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 32
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.50 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £46.66 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -15.85%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22443 21822 24527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 46.91% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12742 12175 12864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1014 1126 1280
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -40 285 £462 +8.64% 73
South East -7 109 £350 -5.40% 19
South West -2 39 £375 +27.11% 19
North West +12 32 £400 - 15
West Midlands -36 17 £331 -20.42% 13
East of England -44 17 £325 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire -12 15 £478 +46.92% 8
East Midlands -12 9 £350 -
North East -13 4 £260 -33.96% 1
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Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 487 (43.99%) SQL
2 421 (38.03%) Business Intelligence
3 368 (33.24%) Oracle
4 344 (31.07%) Data Warehouse
5 332 (29.99%) Finance
6 259 (23.40%) BusinessObjects
7 238 (21.50%) SAP
8 228 (20.60%) SQL Server
9 201 (18.16%) ETL
10 144 (13.01%) MS Excel
11 142 (12.83%) Banking
12 139 (12.56%) Microsoft
13 125 (11.29%) BusinessObjects XI
14 114 (10.30%) Relational Database
15 105 (9.49%) Oracle Database
16 103 (9.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 102 (9.21%) Cognos
18 101 (9.12%) Data Modelling
18 101 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 97 (8.76%) QlikView
20 96 (8.67%) Analytics
21 93 (8.40%) Data Analysis
22 91 (8.22%) PL/SQL
22 91 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 86 (7.77%) Business Analysis
24 85 (7.68%) Informatica
25 84 (7.59%) Migration
26 81 (7.32%) Management Information System
27 78 (7.05%) SAP BW
28 75 (6.78%) Project Management

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 63 (5.69%) SAS
2 49 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.90%) IIS
4 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.63%) NetWeaver
6 7 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.36%) FileNet
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.18%) Confluence
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.18%) Documentum
11 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 144 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.97%) MS Office
3 29 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (2.17%) MS Project
5 16 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.72%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.18%) FastStats
8 2 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.08%) SAP BPC
2 11 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.36%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.36%) Maximo
8 4 (0.36%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.27%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.90%) SaaS
2 3 (0.27%) Taleo
3 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.090%) PaaS
3 1 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.54%) Internet
2 14 (1.26%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (1.08%) LDAP
3 12 (1.08%) Intranet
4 9 (0.81%) LTE
4 9 (0.81%) 2G
4 9 (0.81%) 3G
5 7 (0.63%) MPLS
5 7 (0.63%) VPN
6 6 (0.54%) SSL
6 6 (0.54%) SAN
6 6 (0.54%) ATM
6 6 (0.54%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.54%) SDH
6 6 (0.54%) OSPF
6 6 (0.54%) BGP
6 6 (0.54%) DWDM
6 6 (0.54%) RSVP
6 6 (0.54%) VRRP
6 6 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (31.07%) Data Warehouse
2 259 (23.40%) BusinessObjects
3 228 (20.60%) SQL Server
4 125 (11.29%) BusinessObjects XI
5 114 (10.30%) Relational Database
6 105 (9.49%) Oracle Database
7 103 (9.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 101 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (8.76%) QlikView
10 91 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 78 (7.05%) SAP BW
12 66 (5.96%) Crystal Reports
12 66 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 57 (5.15%) MS Access
14 47 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 45 (4.07%) SAP Data Services
16 44 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
17 41 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
18 39 (3.52%) Data Mining
19 35 (3.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.26%) ERwin
3 13 (1.17%) Toad
4 11 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
5 10 (0.90%) LSMW
6 7 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (0.45%) JIRA
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.45%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.27%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.27%) NUnit
9 3 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.27%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.27%) RIATest
9 3 (0.27%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 332 (29.99%) Finance
2 142 (12.83%) Banking
3 57 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 52 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.88%) Retail
6 25 (2.26%) Marketing
7 21 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.26%) Back Office
8 14 (1.26%) Billing
9 12 (1.08%) Legal
9 12 (1.08%) Publishing
10 8 (0.72%) Local Government
10 8 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.63%) German Language
11 7 (0.63%) Front Office
12 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.36%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) Military
14 3 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 343 (30.98%) Developer
2 331 (29.90%) Analyst
3 150 (13.55%) Business Developer
4 132 (11.92%) Business Objects Developer
5 127 (11.47%) Consultant
6 101 (9.12%) Business Analyst
7 79 (7.14%) Data Analyst
8 67 (6.05%) SAP Consultant
9 59 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 51 (4.61%) Architect
11 44 (3.97%) Business Consultant
12 41 (3.70%) Business Objects Consultant
13 37 (3.34%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.07%) SQL Developer
14 34 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 31 (2.80%) MI Analyst
16 30 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 28 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
17 28 (2.53%) Report Developer
18 24 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.96%) .NET
2 46 (4.16%) XML
3 34 (3.07%) MDX
4 22 (1.99%) HTML
5 21 (1.90%) Web Services
5 21 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.99%) Middleware
6 11 (0.99%) SAP XI
7 9 (0.81%) CSS
8 6 (0.54%) J2EE
8 6 (0.54%) Ajax
9 5 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.45%) JSON
9 5 (0.45%) SOAP
9 5 (0.45%) XSLT
9 5 (0.45%) jQuery
9 5 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (0.36%) REST
10 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 50 (4.52%) NHS
3 26 (2.35%) Data Integration
4 16 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 14 (1.26%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.17%) Data Extraction
7 10 (0.90%) Open Source
7 10 (0.90%) Market Risk
7 10 (0.90%) Informatics
8 9 (0.81%) Derivative
9 8 (0.72%) Statistics
9 8 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.63%) CMDB
11 6 (0.54%) Wiki
11 6 (0.54%) Equities
11 6 (0.54%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.45%) Clustering
12 5 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 65 (5.87%) UNIX
2 42 (3.79%) Windows
3 31 (2.80%) Linux
4 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 7 (0.63%) AIX
6 7 (0.63%) Solaris
7 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.090%) zOS
9 1 (0.090%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (38.03%) Business Intelligence
2 201 (18.16%) ETL
3 101 (9.12%) Data Modelling
4 96 (8.67%) Analytics
5 93 (8.40%) Data Analysis
6 86 (7.77%) Business Analysis
7 84 (7.59%) Migration
8 75 (6.78%) Project Management
9 72 (6.50%) Data Management
10 61 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
11 58 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (4.61%) CRM
13 48 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (3.52%) Data Migration
16 32 (2.89%) Data Architecture
17 31 (2.80%) ERP
18 29 (2.62%) PRINCE2
19 28 (2.53%) Dimensional Modelling
20 27 (2.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 487 (43.99%) SQL
2 91 (8.22%) PL/SQL
3 56 (5.06%) Java
4 49 (4.43%) VBA
5 41 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 37 (3.34%) C#
7 20 (1.81%) VB
7 20 (1.81%) ABAP
8 19 (1.72%) VBScript
9 18 (1.63%) Perl
10 17 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.90%) C
14 6 (0.54%) Python
14 6 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.54%) VB6
15 5 (0.45%) R
16 4 (0.36%) Ruby
16 4 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (4.43%) Degree
2 41 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.36%) ISEB
5 7 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.36%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.36%) HND
6 4 (0.36%) SAP Certification
6 4 (0.36%) CIMA
7 3 (0.27%) ACCA
7 3 (0.27%) AAT
8 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.18%) MCTS
8 2 (0.18%) MCITP
8 2 (0.18%) HNC
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.090%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.89%) QA
2 30 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.36%) GxP
3 4 (0.36%) SLA
3 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.27%) Basel III
4 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.27%) EMIR
4 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.18%) Basel II
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.090%) COREP
6 1 (0.090%) FINREP
System Software
1 16 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.99%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.090%) vSphere
6 1 (0.090%) IAG
6 1 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.090%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.63%) AppDNA
2 6 (0.54%) OPNET
3 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.36%) Control-M
4 2 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.18%) SCOM
4 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.090%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.090%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 368 (33.24%) Oracle
2 238 (21.50%) SAP
3 139 (12.56%) Microsoft
4 102 (9.21%) Cognos
5 85 (7.68%) Informatica
6 51 (4.61%) Tableau
7 36 (3.25%) IBM
8 31 (2.80%) Teradata
9 23 (2.08%) Sybase
10 22 (1.99%) Northgate
11 20 (1.81%) Remedy
12 18 (1.63%) Hyperion
13 17 (1.54%) Siebel
13 17 (1.54%) VMware
14 16 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (1.17%) HP
15 13 (1.17%) Citrix
16 12 (1.08%) Ab Initio
16 12 (1.08%) Google
17 11 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
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