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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 109 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 27 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.91% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.00% 2.00% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 21
Average daily rate £275 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +511.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £30.89 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-47.39% +19.96%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1349 1101 1551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.91% 45.55% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 497 702
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 88 76
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.01 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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 24 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 12 £210 -23.63% 3
Lancashire -15 9 £275 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (51.72%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (39.66%) Oracle
3 16 (27.59%) SAP
3 16 (27.59%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (24.14%) SQL
5 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (20.69%) Informatica
5 12 (20.69%) Finance
6 11 (18.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (17.24%) QlikView
8 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 8 (13.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
10 6 (10.34%) ETL
10 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
11 5 (8.62%) Data Mart
11 5 (8.62%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
11 5 (8.62%) Windows
11 5 (8.62%) SAP BI
11 5 (8.62%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (6.90%) Analytics
12 4 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (6.90%) IronPort
12 4 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (6.90%) Wiki
12 4 (6.90%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.72%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) LAN
1 4 (6.90%) WAN
1 4 (6.90%) SAN
1 4 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (18.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (17.24%) QlikView
5 8 (13.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
7 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (8.62%) Data Mart
8 5 (8.62%) SAP BI
8 5 (8.62%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (8.62%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (6.90%) MS Access
9 4 (6.90%) SAP BW
10 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (5.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) LSMW
1 1 (1.72%) NWDS
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Data Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Designer
6 3 (5.17%) SAP BW Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) SAP BI Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) MI Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Business Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Business Objects Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) XSLT
2 1 (1.72%) SAP BSP
2 1 (1.72%) WCF
2 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Clustering
1 4 (6.90%) Wiki
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Life Science
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.34%) ETL
2 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
3 4 (6.90%) Analytics
3 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
3 4 (6.90%) Validation
4 3 (5.17%) Migration
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.17%) Change Control
4 3 (5.17%) Data Validation
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Logistics
5 2 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (3.45%) Workflow
5 2 (3.45%) DSDM
5 2 (3.45%) ERP
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) VBA
2 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) SELCOPY
3 1 (1.72%) REXX
3 1 (1.72%) JCL
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) ABAP
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 16 (27.59%) SAP
3 12 (20.69%) Informatica
4 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) HP
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (6.90%) Cognos
5 4 (6.90%) Siebel
5 4 (6.90%) IronPort
5 4 (6.90%) Open Text
5 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Teradata
6 2 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) Adobe
7 1 (1.72%) Primavera
7 1 (1.72%) Tableau
7 1 (1.72%) Northgate
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