The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 60 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 10 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.16% 2.73% 2.45%
As % of the Vendors category 2.58% 6.19% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Average daily rate
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£260 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.17% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £337 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £478 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
388 307 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.17% 44.17% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 134 164
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £21.65
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 Milton Keynes

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (27.27%) SAP
4 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (22.73%) SAP BW
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 4 (18.18%) V-Model
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) PowerCenter
6 4 (18.18%) ETL
6 4 (18.18%) XML
6 4 (18.18%) Validation
6 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) CMS
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (22.73%) SAP BW
4 4 (18.18%) PowerCenter
4 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.64%) DTS
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) MS Access
7 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Business Objects Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) MI Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior ETL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
3 4 (18.18%) Test Management
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) V-Model
3 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) CRD IV
2 1 (4.55%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica