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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 116 98 119
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 21 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.20% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 2.75% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £14.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.24 £21.71
% change year-on-year
+53.96% -25.20%
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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
1479 1201 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.15% 43.63% 47.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 580 696
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 99 91
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.07 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Cheshire +7 9 £429 +38.52%
Manchester -24 5 £263 -17.96% 9
Merseyside 0 4 £350 +16.66% 3
Lancashire -24 2 £363 +20.83% 3
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 26 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (39.58%) ETL
2 19 (39.58%) Oracle
3 18 (37.50%) SQL
4 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 16 (33.33%) SAP
4 16 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (27.08%) BODI
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
9 10 (20.83%) SAP Data Services
9 10 (20.83%) Finance
10 9 (18.75%) QlikView
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (18.75%) Data Analysis
10 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (18.75%) Analytics
10 9 (18.75%) Oracle Database
11 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.50%) Windows
12 5 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.42%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (10.42%) Project Management
12 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
12 5 (10.42%) Tableau
12 5 (10.42%) Dimensional Modelling
13 4 (8.33%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (8.33%) Documentum
1 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) PowerPivot
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PS
3 1 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.08%) Academy Housing
3 1 (2.08%) arcHouse
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 16 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (27.08%) BODI
4 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (20.83%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (18.75%) QlikView
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle Database
8 5 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (10.42%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (8.33%) DataStage
10 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
10 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
10 3 (6.25%) SAP BW
11 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) ERwin
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Business Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Business Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Business Objects Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) SAP Business Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Data Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) SAP Data Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Business Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Business Objects Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Business Objects Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
1 3 (6.25%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) ODBC
2 1 (2.08%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.17%) Life Science
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.33%) HPUX
2 4 (8.33%) Solaris
3 3 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (39.58%) ETL
3 9 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 9 (18.75%) Analytics
4 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.42%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Time Management
6 4 (8.33%) Coaching
6 4 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBA
2 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) ABAP
5 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PMP
3 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
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 16 (33.33%) SAP
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) Tableau
5 4 (8.33%) F5
5 4 (8.33%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) Informatica
5 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.33%) Compuware
5 4 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) Cognos
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.17%) Genesys
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
8 1 (2.08%) Teradata
8 1 (2.08%) Northgate
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