The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 29 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.66% 1.19% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 2.31% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +161.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £362
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £15.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -39.39%
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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 Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
150 130 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 49.50% 51.38% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 72 60
Average daily rate £363 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £184 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £473 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 7 (77.78%) ABAP
1 7 (77.78%) SAP
1 7 (77.78%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (77.78%) SAP BW
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) DB2
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
3 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (55.56%) SAP HANA
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) MS Project
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) ERP
5 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) SaaS
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (77.78%) SAP BW
2 5 (55.56%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (55.56%) SAP HANA
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BI
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Technical Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Architect
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BW Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) BAPI
2 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
2 1 (11.11%) MDX
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) SAP
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft