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 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 18 April 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 Halifax 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 21 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.28% 0.85% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 3.23% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £369 £250 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -42.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.30 £35.38
% change year-on-year
-52.06% -11.53%
Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.39% 26.50% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 33
Average daily rate £375 £318 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £138 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Business Objects
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
6 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (28.57%) MS Project
6 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Change Control
7 3 (21.43%) Data Mart
7 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Analytics
8 2 (14.29%) E-Learning
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) ITSM
8 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
9 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (7.14%) Service Management
9 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle
9 1 (7.14%) BMC
9 1 (7.14%) Remedy
9 1 (7.14%) Retail
9 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
9 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Risk Management

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
1 4 (28.57%) MS Project
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Mart
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Mart Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) EMIR
1 1 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (7.14%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy