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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 108 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 24 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 2.61% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.48 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -11.51%
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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
1457 1189 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.48% 43.39% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 572 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 78 110
Average hourly rate £18.13 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £45.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -4 17 £475 +11.76% 15
Cheshire +6 4 £353 +13.70% 2
Lancashire - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (55.32%) SQL
1 26 (55.32%) Oracle
2 25 (53.19%) SQL Server
3 20 (42.55%) Finance
4 18 (38.30%) SAP
4 18 (38.30%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (36.17%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (27.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 13 (27.66%) SAP BW
7 12 (25.53%) ETL
8 11 (23.40%) NetWeaver
8 11 (23.40%) SAP SRM
9 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (19.15%) Data Governance
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.89%) QlikView
12 6 (12.77%) BODI
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 6 (12.77%) Analytics
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
13 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
13 5 (10.64%) Project Management
14 4 (8.51%) Time Management
14 4 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
14 4 (8.51%) VMware
14 4 (8.51%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 11 (23.40%) NetWeaver
2 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) Documentum
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (23.40%) SAP SRM
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.13%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.13%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (53.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (38.30%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (27.66%) SAP BW
3 13 (27.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (14.89%) QlikView
6 6 (12.77%) BODI
6 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
8 4 (8.51%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (8.51%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (6.38%) DataStage
9 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (4.26%) MS Access
10 2 (4.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Lombardi
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Business Developer
4 5 (10.64%) SAP BW Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Business Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) SAP Business Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Business Objects Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) MI Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Life Science
3 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) HPUX
2 4 (8.51%) Solaris
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (25.53%) ETL
3 9 (19.15%) Data Governance
4 6 (12.77%) Analytics
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.64%) Project Management
5 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Time Management
7 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) OOP
8 2 (4.26%) OO
8 2 (4.26%) CAFM
8 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.51%) VBA
3 3 (6.38%) Python
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.13%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Oracle
2 18 (38.30%) SAP
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.51%) Compuware
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) F5
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco
5 3 (6.38%) Informatica
6 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.26%) Cognos
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) Avaya
6 2 (4.26%) Genesys
6 2 (4.26%) Tableau
7 1 (2.13%) Teradata
7 1 (2.13%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
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