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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 114 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 37 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.94% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 2.16% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.88 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -6.25%
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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
1682 1251 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.21% 43.70% 46.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 569 475
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 100 90
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 18 £400 +14.28% 5
Lancashire -2 8 £600 +118.18% 2
Cheshire - 8 £260 -
Merseyside - - - -
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England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (48.33%) Oracle
2 26 (43.33%) SQL
3 25 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 22 (36.67%) Finance
5 21 (35.00%) SAP
5 21 (35.00%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (28.33%) Windows
7 16 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (25.00%) SAP BW
8 15 (25.00%) ETL
8 15 (25.00%) Migration
9 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
10 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (20.00%) SAS
11 12 (20.00%) NetWeaver
11 12 (20.00%) Solaris
11 12 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
12 11 (18.33%) Relational Database
12 11 (18.33%) SAP SRM
13 10 (16.67%) Informatica
13 10 (16.67%) Web Services
13 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.00%) RDBMS
14 9 (15.00%) Service Management
14 9 (15.00%) Data Structures
15 8 (13.33%) Data Governance
15 8 (13.33%) Data Security
15 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
15 8 (13.33%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (20.00%) SAS
1 12 (20.00%) NetWeaver
2 4 (6.67%) Documentum
2 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (18.33%) SAP SRM
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.67%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.67%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HSPA
1 4 (6.67%) LTE
1 4 (6.67%) 4G
1 4 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (6.67%) 2G
1 4 (6.67%) 3G
1 4 (6.67%) GPRS
1 4 (6.67%) GSM
1 4 (6.67%) WCDMA
2 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.33%) Intranet
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (35.00%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (25.00%) SAP BW
5 12 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 11 (18.33%) Relational Database
7 9 (15.00%) RDBMS
8 7 (11.67%) QlikView
9 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (6.67%) BODI
10 4 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (5.00%) DataStage
11 3 (5.00%) SAP BI
11 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (5.00%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (5.00%) Big Data
12 2 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Lombardi
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (11.67%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (8.33%) SAP BW Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Business Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Business Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 2 (3.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Developer
7 2 (3.33%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) XSLT
3 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Structures
2 6 (10.00%) Open Source
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Solaris
3 8 (13.33%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) HPUX
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) ETL
1 15 (25.00%) Migration
2 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) Service Management
4 8 (13.33%) Data Governance
4 8 (13.33%) Data Security
4 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
5 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) Time Management
8 4 (6.67%) eTOM
8 4 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.67%) Network Management
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) Network Design
8 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) VBA
3 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) C
4 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
1 3 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Oracle
2 21 (35.00%) SAP
3 10 (16.67%) Informatica
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) Huawei
5 4 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (6.67%) F5
5 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) Compuware
5 4 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 4 (6.67%) Nortel
5 4 (6.67%) Mapinfo
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (3.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.67%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec