The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 - 17 -
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 0 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 5.77% -
As % of the Vendors category - 17.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £153 -
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 Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
35 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 24.48% 32.69% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 24
Average daily rate £438 £378 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £143 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
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 Halifax

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Business Objects
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) MS Access
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) VBA
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) Xcelsius
4 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (33.33%) Retail
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MS Access
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) Xcelsius
3 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) MI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft