The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 100 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 30 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.71% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 1.53% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 27
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £18.25 £45.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.36% -60.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1322 1239 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.96% 46.51% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 540 744
Average daily rate £326 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.46 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Objects within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -4 10 £365 -
Cheshire +10 9 £425 +6.25%
Manchester -2 7 £350 -13.58% 8
Merseyside - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (50.88%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (38.60%) SAP
2 22 (38.60%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (35.09%) Oracle
4 18 (31.58%) SQL
5 17 (29.82%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (26.32%) ETL
7 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
7 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
8 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
8 10 (17.54%) Data Analysis
9 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (15.79%) Informatica
9 9 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (15.79%) SAP Data Services
9 9 (15.79%) QlikView
9 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 7 (12.28%) BODI
11 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
11 7 (12.28%) Cognos
11 7 (12.28%) IBM
11 7 (12.28%) ERwin
11 7 (12.28%) Analytics
12 6 (10.53%) CA
12 6 (10.53%) ERP
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (7.02%) IIS
1 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (5.26%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (3.51%) SAP BPC
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.75%) Agresso
4 1 (1.75%) Academy Housing
4 1 (1.75%) arcHouse
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LAN
1 4 (7.02%) WAN
1 4 (7.02%) SAN
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (38.60%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (29.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
5 9 (15.79%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (15.79%) QlikView
5 9 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (12.28%) BODI
6 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
7 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (7.02%) SAP BW
10 3 (5.26%) MS Access
10 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
10 3 (5.26%) SAP BI
10 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) ERwin
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Consultant
3 11 (19.30%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) SAP Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) Business Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Data Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Business Objects Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Business Objects Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Business Manager
8 4 (7.02%) SAP Business Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 4 (7.02%) SAP Data Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) SAP BI Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) TM1 Developer
9 3 (5.26%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) ODBC
2 1 (1.75%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.02%) Wiki
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (26.32%) ETL
3 10 (17.54%) Data Analysis
4 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
4 7 (12.28%) Analytics
5 6 (10.53%) ERP
6 5 (8.77%) DSDM
6 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) EAI
7 4 (7.02%) Data Architecture
7 4 (7.02%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (5.26%) Change Control
8 3 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.51%) Validation
9 2 (3.51%) Migration
9 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.51%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.26%) VBA
4 2 (3.51%) ABAP
5 1 (1.75%) REXX
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (1.75%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SAP Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) SAP
2 20 (35.09%) Oracle
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.79%) Informatica
5 7 (12.28%) IBM
5 7 (12.28%) Cognos
6 6 (10.53%) CA
7 4 (7.02%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) Citrix
7 4 (7.02%) Siebel
7 4 (7.02%) Open Text
7 4 (7.02%) VMware
7 4 (7.02%) IronPort
7 4 (7.02%) Tableau
8 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
9 2 (3.51%) Teradata
10 1 (1.75%) Kalido
10 1 (1.75%) Northgate
10 1 (1.75%) Capita
10 1 (1.75%) Orchard
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