The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 20 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.85% 1.22% 2.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.30% 2.33% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £485 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% -7.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.25%
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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 Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
91 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 56.17% 52.44% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 32
Average daily rate £500 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (87.50%) SAP
1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS Access
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Flash
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) ABAP
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) Xcelsius
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Access Developer
2 1 (12.50%) PC Support
2 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Excel VBA Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Flash
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle