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 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 22 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.33% - 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Average daily rate
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£505 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -48.14%
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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
55 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 34.81% 29.52% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 35
Average daily rate £425 £319 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.22% -19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £415 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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 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 19 September 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 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (90.00%) MS Access
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) VBA
2 9 (90.00%) ETL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (50.00%) Xcelsius
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
8 1 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
8 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) MS Access
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (50.00%) Xcelsius
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) MI Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Excel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ETL
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft