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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 112 116 104
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 25 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.54% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.19% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £211 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £405 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.03 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+71.57% -50.00%
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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
1478 1345 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.07% 45.30% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 595 751
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 £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 106 133
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.47 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.57% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +23 13 £425 +6.25% 3
Manchester -10 7 £350 +42.85% 13
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 27 (55.10%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (42.86%) SAP
3 19 (38.78%) ETL
4 18 (36.73%) Oracle
5 17 (34.69%) SQL
6 14 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (22.45%) SAP Data Services
8 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
9 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
9 9 (18.37%) BODI
10 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) Informatica
10 8 (16.33%) Analytics
11 7 (14.29%) IBM
11 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.29%) ERwin
11 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (14.29%) Data Analysis
11 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.24%) ERP
12 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
12 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (12.24%) Cognos
13 5 (10.20%) DSDM
13 5 (10.20%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.12%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (6.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (6.12%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (2.04%) Academy Housing
3 1 (2.04%) arcHouse
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.04%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (22.45%) SAP Data Services
4 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
5 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
5 9 (18.37%) BODI
6 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (10.20%) QlikView
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (10.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
10 3 (6.12%) SAP BW
10 3 (6.12%) SAP HANA
11 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) ERwin
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) Consultant
3 11 (22.45%) Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Business Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Business Objects Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Data Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) SAP Business Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) MI Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Business Objects Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Business Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 4 (8.16%) SAP Data Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Business Objects Specialist
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.04%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.04%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Integration
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (38.78%) ETL
3 8 (16.33%) Analytics
4 7 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
5 6 (12.24%) ERP
6 5 (10.20%) DSDM
6 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.20%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.16%) Coaching
7 4 (8.16%) EAI
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.04%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 5 (10.20%) VBA
4 3 (6.12%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) ABAP
4 3 (6.12%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) SAP
2 18 (36.73%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) Informatica
4 7 (14.29%) IBM
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.24%) Cognos
6 5 (10.20%) CA
7 4 (8.16%) TIBCO
7 4 (8.16%) Tableau
8 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.08%) Avaya
8 2 (4.08%) Genesys
9 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
9 1 (2.04%) CODA
9 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
9 1 (2.04%) Teradata
9 1 (2.04%) Kalido
9 1 (2.04%) Northgate
9 1 (2.04%) Capita
9 1 (2.04%) Orchard