The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 71 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 2 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 2.11% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 12
Average daily rate
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£100 £294 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.95% +32.76%
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 £17.50 £17.25 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -20.68%
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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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
448 426 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 43.66% 46.25% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 234 284
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 21
Average hourly rate £33.36 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £45.00 £19.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Identity Management
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) HPUX
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Informatica
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Toad
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Support Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) HPUX
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Identity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica