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 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 116 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 23 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.27% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% 2.89% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.48 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+37.33% -11.51%
Business Objects
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Manchester -26 9 £475 +16.92% 7
Cheshire +11 8 £429 +38.33%
Merseyside -5 2 - - 1
Lancashire -21 2 £363 +20.83% 4
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (50.00%) SQL
1 24 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
3 22 (45.83%) Oracle
4 17 (35.42%) ETL
5 16 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (33.33%) SAP
6 15 (31.25%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) BODI
7 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
9 10 (20.83%) QlikView
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (18.75%) Analytics
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (18.75%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (16.67%) SAP BW
12 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
13 6 (12.50%) SAP SRM
13 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (12.50%) NetWeaver
13 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.50%) Windows
13 6 (12.50%) Data Governance
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
14 5 (10.42%) Tableau
14 5 (10.42%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (12.50%) NetWeaver
2 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Documentum
3 2 (4.17%) SAS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) SAP SRM
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.08%) Academy Housing
3 1 (2.08%) arcHouse
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (25.00%) BODI
3 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
5 10 (20.83%) QlikView
6 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (18.75%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 8 (16.67%) SAP BW
8 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 5 (10.42%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
10 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
10 3 (6.25%) DataStage
11 2 (4.17%) DTS
11 2 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Consultant
2 11 (22.92%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Business Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (12.50%) SAP Business Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Business Objects Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Business Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 4 (8.33%) SAP Data Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Data Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Business Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Business Objects Specialist
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
1 3 (6.25%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Life Science
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) HPUX
2 4 (8.33%) Solaris
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (35.42%) ETL
3 9 (18.75%) Analytics
4 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.50%) Data Governance
6 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (8.33%) Coaching
7 4 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.33%) Time Management
7 4 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.25%) Service Management
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBA
2 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.08%) PMP
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Oracle
2 16 (33.33%) SAP
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) Tableau
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) F5
5 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.33%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) Compuware
5 4 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (6.25%) Informatica
7 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.17%) Cognos
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) Avaya
7 2 (4.17%) Genesys
8 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
8 1 (2.08%) Teradata
8 1 (2.08%) Northgate
8 1 (2.08%) Capita