The first table below looks at the demand for Crystal Reports skills 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 Crystal Reports over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Crystal Reports
Rank 118 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Crystal Reports 17 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.50% 1.78% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 13
Average daily rate
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£288 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.35 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.10% -4.83%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
680 562 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.46% 20.54% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 306 461
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +57.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £17.30 £18.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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England

Crystal Reports
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Crystal Reports across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Crystal Reports Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Crystal Reports
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Crystal Reports across the North West region.

Crystal Reports Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Crystal Reports
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Crystal Reports across the North West region.

Crystal Reports Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Crystal Reports
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 Crystal Reports within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Lancashire -3 8 - - 2
Cheshire - 6 - - 2
Manchester -3 3 £288 +15.00% 4
Merseyside - - - - 2
Crystal Reports
England

Crystal Reports
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Crystal Reports 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 Crystal Reports.

1 15 (50.00%) SAP
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) Veeam
4 9 (30.00%) Becrypt
4 9 (30.00%) Symantec
4 9 (30.00%) McAfee
4 9 (30.00%) Sophos
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) Adobe
4 9 (30.00%) CA
4 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (30.00%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (26.67%) WPF
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Business Objects
7 6 (20.00%) Validation
7 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (20.00%) Sybase
7 6 (20.00%) MVVM
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (16.67%) MS Office

Crystal Reports
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Crystal Reports 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 Crystal Reports. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (10.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.33%) OLAP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) T4 Templates
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) WPF Developer
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (10.00%) TM1 Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Cognos Developer
8 1 (3.33%) IT Support
8 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) WPF
3 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.33%) POCO
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) WF
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) ODBC
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Scrum
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (23.33%) TDD
1 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Validation
2 6 (20.00%) MVVM
3 5 (16.67%) ERP
3 5 (16.67%) DSDM
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) SAP
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) Veeam
3 9 (30.00%) Becrypt
3 9 (30.00%) Symantec
3 9 (30.00%) McAfee
3 9 (30.00%) Sophos
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Adobe
3 9 (30.00%) CA
3 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (23.33%) Business Objects
5 6 (20.00%) Sybase
6 5 (16.67%) Cognos
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle