The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 54 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +21
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 16 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.93% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 3.60% 1.42% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.08% +39.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £235 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £390 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £17.75 £22.42
% change year-on-year
+97.46% -20.82%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
444 281 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 53.56% 53.32% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 140 204
Average daily rate £340 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the Hertfordshire region.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Business Objects
East of England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (35.48%) ETL
4 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) SAP
5 8 (25.81%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (22.58%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
6 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
7 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 5 (16.13%) Data Mart
7 5 (16.13%) MS Access
7 5 (16.13%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) OLAP
7 5 (16.13%) Informatica
7 5 (16.13%) DataStage
7 5 (16.13%) OLTP
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (16.13%) QA
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle OLAP
7 5 (16.13%) BusinessObjects XI

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) TrackWise
1 1 (3.23%) SiteCatalyst
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.81%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (22.58%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
4 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
5 5 (16.13%) Data Mart
5 5 (16.13%) MS Access
5 5 (16.13%) OLAP
5 5 (16.13%) DataStage
5 5 (16.13%) OLTP
5 5 (16.13%) MySQL
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle OLAP
5 5 (16.13%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (9.68%) DB2
8 2 (6.45%) BODI
General
1 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Business Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Business Objects Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) MI Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) ETL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Informatics
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ETL
2 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) System Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (3.23%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
1 5 (16.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) GxP
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) SAP
3 5 (16.13%) Informatica
4 4 (12.90%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (12.90%) IBM
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) Cognos
4 4 (12.90%) Teradata
5 3 (9.68%) Orchard
6 1 (3.23%) Adobe