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 23 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 82 89 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -53
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 42 23 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 0.92% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.39% 2.20% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 34
Average daily rate
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£373 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.38% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -46.15%
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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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1240 1047 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.86% 41.98% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 504 457
Average daily rate £350 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% +9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 77
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £38.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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
Edinburgh +8 17 £375 +30.43% 5
Glasgow -15 16 £250 +25.00% 2
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
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Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 35 (53.03%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 26 (39.39%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (39.39%) Finance
4 24 (36.36%) Oracle
5 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (28.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 13 (19.70%) QlikView
6 13 (19.70%) ETL
7 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL
7 12 (18.18%) Tableau
8 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 11 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
9 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.15%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
9 10 (15.15%) SAP
10 9 (13.64%) VBA
10 9 (13.64%) Data Analysis
10 9 (13.64%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (12.12%) SAP Data Services
12 7 (10.61%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (10.61%) Banking
12 7 (10.61%) SAS
13 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (9.09%) Visualisation
14 5 (7.58%) Migration

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (10.61%) SAS
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.52%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (39.39%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (28.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 13 (19.70%) QlikView
4 11 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 10 (15.15%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (12.12%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (4.55%) MS Access
9 3 (4.55%) SAP BW
10 2 (3.03%) SAP BI
10 2 (3.03%) Data Mart
10 2 (3.03%) BODI
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.52%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JUnit
1 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.52%) Toad
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
1 1 (1.52%) Maven
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
1 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.52%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Developer
2 20 (30.30%) Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 11 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 9 (13.64%) MI Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Data Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Report Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Report Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Business Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Business Objects Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Business Objects Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) Designer
10 2 (3.03%) Business Objects Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) ETL Developer
10 2 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) J2EE
2 1 (1.52%) JDBC
2 1 (1.52%) JSP
2 1 (1.52%) Servlets
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) Flash
2 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.52%) Spring
2 1 (1.52%) JSF
2 1 (1.52%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Data Extraction
2 4 (6.06%) Ergonomics
3 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) UNIX
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) HPUX
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (19.70%) ETL
3 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 9 (13.64%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (10.61%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.06%) Validation
8 4 (6.06%) Change Control
9 3 (4.55%) Quality Management
9 3 (4.55%) Change Management
9 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.55%) Analytics
10 2 (3.03%) Data Transformation
10 2 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.03%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 9 (13.64%) VBA
4 4 (6.06%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.03%) ABAP
7 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Control-M
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Oracle
2 12 (18.18%) Tableau
3 10 (15.15%) SAP
3 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.06%) Cognos
5 3 (4.55%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) Perforce
6 1 (1.52%) Omniture
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
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