The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 102 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 34 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 0.94% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 2.31% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £389 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £372 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -6.25%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1131 1037 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.17% 40.70% 47.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 478 490
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £10.00 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £29.30 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Objects across the Scotland region.

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the Scotland region.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Glasgow +4 20 £390 -2.50% 2
Edinburgh -7 7 £325 +1.56% 5
Aberdeen +2 4 - -
Dundee - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
Business Objects
UK

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 49 (62.82%) SQL
2 38 (48.72%) Oracle
3 35 (44.87%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (43.59%) SAP
4 34 (43.59%) BusinessObjects
5 33 (42.31%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (30.77%) Finance
6 24 (30.77%) SAP Data Services
7 21 (26.92%) PL/SQL
8 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
9 18 (23.08%) ETL
9 18 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 16 (20.51%) Kimball Methodology
10 16 (20.51%) Data Modelling
11 15 (19.23%) BusinessObjects XI
11 15 (19.23%) Dimensional Modelling
12 14 (17.95%) Tableau
13 13 (16.67%) SAS
13 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.38%) ABAP
15 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (12.82%) SAP HANA
17 9 (11.54%) Banking
17 9 (11.54%) QlikView
17 9 (11.54%) Informatica
18 8 (10.26%) SAP BW
18 8 (10.26%) Windows
18 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
19 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (16.67%) SAS
2 7 (8.97%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Maximo
2 2 (2.56%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.59%) BusinessObjects
2 33 (42.31%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (30.77%) SAP Data Services
4 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 18 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 15 (19.23%) BusinessObjects XI
7 11 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (12.82%) SAP HANA
9 9 (11.54%) QlikView
10 8 (10.26%) SAP BW
10 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (7.69%) SAP BI
11 6 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (7.69%) BODI
12 4 (5.13%) Data Mining
13 3 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
14 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Developer
2 21 (26.92%) Analyst
3 18 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (17.95%) Consultant
5 11 (14.10%) Business Analyst
5 11 (14.10%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) SAP Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Business Developer
8 5 (6.41%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Business Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Business Objects Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Informatica Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.85%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Business Objects Developer
10 3 (3.85%) SAP BW Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.85%) SAP Business Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 4 (5.13%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.28%) MDX
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (23.08%) ETL
3 16 (20.51%) Kimball Methodology
3 16 (20.51%) Data Modelling
4 15 (19.23%) Dimensional Modelling
5 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
6 6 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (3.85%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (2.56%) Analytics
10 2 (2.56%) Data Transformation
10 2 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.56%) Data Mapping
10 2 (2.56%) Project Management
10 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (1.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.82%) SQL
2 21 (26.92%) PL/SQL
3 12 (15.38%) ABAP
4 6 (7.69%) Java
5 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.85%) VBA
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Oracle
2 34 (43.59%) SAP
3 14 (17.95%) Tableau
4 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.54%) Informatica
6 4 (5.13%) Cognos
7 3 (3.85%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.28%) Sophos
9 1 (1.28%) Twitter
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