The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 44 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 2 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.50% - 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% - 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 9
Average daily rate
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£288 - £513
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 £21.25 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -50.00%
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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 Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
209 124 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 52.25% 44.13% 53.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 52 112
Average daily rate £320 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £413 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £24.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
2 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (53.85%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (53.85%) ERwin
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
3 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (38.46%) DSDM
4 5 (38.46%) Cognos
4 5 (38.46%) ERP
4 5 (38.46%) CA
4 5 (38.46%) Informatica
4 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 5 (38.46%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) EAI
5 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (23.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (23.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (46.15%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (38.46%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (7.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) TM1 Developer
3 3 (23.08%) TM1 Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modeller
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Modeller
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 5 (38.46%) DSDM
3 5 (38.46%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) EAI
4 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
3 5 (38.46%) Cognos
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) CA
3 5 (38.46%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) Open Text
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) IronPort
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Siebel