The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 65 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +15
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 10 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.27% 2.88% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 2.91% 5.43% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £265 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £277 £259
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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
344 184 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.82% 53.03% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 76 99
Average daily rate £348 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 28
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -22.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.34 £25.00
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 the North East

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects XI
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) Informatica
4 4 (30.77%) Middleware
4 4 (30.77%) SOA
4 4 (30.77%) OpenView
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) AquaLogic
4 4 (30.77%) Java EE
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (23.08%) SLA
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) HPUX
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) SAP

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 4 (30.77%) AquaLogic
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) JBoss
4 1 (7.69%) NetWeaver
4 1 (7.69%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects XI
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (15.38%) SAP HANA
5 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Applications Support
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior SAP Basis Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
1 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) HPUX
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) SOA
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) ABAP
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) OpenView
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Informatica
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos
5 1 (7.69%) Siebel
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Axway