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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 79 83 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 45 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 1.62% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.31% 3.81% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £253 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.24 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+53.96% -3.05%
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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
1045 1050 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.52% 42.51% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 498 478
Average daily rate £359 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 40
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £63.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh +5 25 £350 -6.66% 6
Glasgow -13 10 £302 +0.50% 3
Aberdeen - 2 £335 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Lothian - - - -
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Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (63.33%) SQL
2 54 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (53.33%) Oracle
4 41 (45.56%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (34.44%) SAP
5 31 (34.44%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (32.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 28 (31.11%) PL/SQL
8 27 (30.00%) Finance
8 27 (30.00%) Tableau
9 26 (28.89%) SAP Data Services
10 24 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
11 23 (25.56%) ETL
12 22 (24.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (24.44%) Kimball Methodology
13 18 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
14 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
15 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 15 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (15.56%) QlikView
17 12 (13.33%) Informatica
18 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
19 10 (11.11%) Data Modelling
20 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
20 8 (8.89%) SAS
20 8 (8.89%) Data Integration
21 7 (7.78%) Cognos
21 7 (7.78%) Banking
22 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (8.89%) SAS
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.11%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (45.56%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (34.44%) BusinessObjects
3 29 (32.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 26 (28.89%) SAP Data Services
5 22 (24.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
8 15 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (15.56%) QlikView
10 6 (6.67%) BODI
11 5 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (5.56%) SAP BW
11 5 (5.56%) SAP BI
12 3 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (3.33%) Data Mining
13 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
13 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Toad
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (51.11%) Developer
2 31 (34.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 10 (11.11%) Consultant
5 8 (8.89%) Business Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (5.56%) Business Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Business Objects Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Informatica Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Report Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Designer
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.33%) SAP Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Business Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Programme Manager
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Project Manager
11 2 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Data Integration
2 6 (6.67%) Data Extraction
3 5 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.56%) NHS
4 3 (3.33%) Ergonomics
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.11%) HPUX
3 1 (1.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 23 (25.56%) ETL
4 22 (24.44%) Kimball Methodology
5 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
6 10 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.44%) Validation
9 4 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.44%) Change Control
10 3 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.33%) Analytics
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.33%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (3.33%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.33%) Migration
10 3 (3.33%) Change Management
11 2 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (63.33%) SQL
2 28 (31.11%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.56%) VBA
4 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.33%) ABAP
5 1 (1.11%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 48 (53.33%) Oracle
2 31 (34.44%) SAP
3 27 (30.00%) Tableau
4 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (13.33%) Informatica
6 7 (7.78%) Cognos
7 3 (3.33%) IBM
8 2 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.11%) Twitter
9 1 (1.11%) Omniture
9 1 (1.11%) Perforce
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