The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 163 117 138
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +21
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 93 126 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.48% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.00% 3.11% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 60 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £437 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £32.53 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.83% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £15.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £15.00 £103.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year
+86.66% -33.09%
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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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4659 4054 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.48% 47.66% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2076 1945
Average daily rate £365 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 243 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Surrey +3 26 £338 +53.40% 3
Berkshire -19 24 £325 - 5
Buckinghamshire -12 17 £275 -27.63% 5
Hampshire -13 12 £300 - 5
Kent 0 4 £475 -
West Sussex -10 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £461 +18.83%
Oxfordshire -25 1 £500 +257.14% 2
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Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 78 (43.82%) SQL
2 59 (33.15%) BusinessObjects
3 56 (31.46%) SAP
4 54 (30.34%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (26.97%) Oracle
6 42 (23.60%) MS Excel
7 40 (22.47%) Finance
8 37 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (20.79%) Microsoft
9 36 (20.22%) ETL
10 34 (19.10%) Telecoms
11 25 (14.04%) MS Office
11 25 (14.04%) UNIX
12 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (11.24%) Linux
13 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
13 20 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (9.55%) Degree
14 17 (9.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 17 (9.55%) SAP BW
15 16 (8.99%) Informatica
15 16 (8.99%) Validation
15 16 (8.99%) MS Access
15 16 (8.99%) Migration
16 15 (8.43%) Requirements Analysis
16 15 (8.43%) Business Analysis
17 14 (7.87%) QlikView
17 14 (7.87%) Perl
17 14 (7.87%) MySQL
17 14 (7.87%) Performance Tuning

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (6.74%) SAS
2 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.25%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (23.60%) MS Excel
2 25 (14.04%) MS Office
3 12 (6.74%) MS Visio
4 10 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.12%) MS Project
7 1 (0.56%) SPSS
7 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (2.81%) SAP SRM
2 3 (1.69%) Maximo
3 2 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.12%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.56%) SAP ECC
4 1 (0.56%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.30%) 3G
1 13 (7.30%) 2G
1 13 (7.30%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (5.62%) LTE
3 8 (4.49%) 4G
4 6 (3.37%) GSM
5 5 (2.81%) UMTS
5 5 (2.81%) SNMP
5 5 (2.81%) GPRS
5 5 (2.81%) Telnet
6 4 (2.25%) DNS
6 4 (2.25%) DHCP
7 3 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (0.56%) SAN
8 1 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.15%) BusinessObjects
2 37 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 20 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (9.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 17 (9.55%) SAP BW
5 16 (8.99%) MS Access
6 14 (7.87%) MySQL
6 14 (7.87%) QlikView
6 14 (7.87%) BusinessObjects XI
7 12 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (6.18%) PowerCenter
9 9 (5.06%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.81%) Base SAS
12 5 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Toad
1 3 (1.69%) ERwin
1 3 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.56%) ProC
General
1 40 (22.47%) Finance
2 34 (19.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.37%) Legal
4 5 (2.81%) Military
4 5 (2.81%) Retail
5 4 (2.25%) Marketing
5 4 (2.25%) Banking
6 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.12%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (33.15%) Analyst
2 47 (26.40%) Developer
3 23 (12.92%) Consultant
4 21 (11.80%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.99%) Data Analyst
6 11 (6.18%) SAP Consultant
6 11 (6.18%) Business Developer
6 11 (6.18%) Database Developer
7 10 (5.62%) Business Objects Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Business Consultant
8 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) Business Objects Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) Business Objects Consultant
9 6 (3.37%) Report Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) Architect
9 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 5 (2.81%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.81%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) XML
2 4 (2.25%) SAP XI
2 4 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) ODBC
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) MDX
4 1 (0.56%) jQuery
4 1 (0.56%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.69%) NHS
3 3 (1.69%) Data Conversion
3 3 (1.69%) Data Extraction
3 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.12%) Statistics
4 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.12%) Informatics
4 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.56%) Economics
5 1 (0.56%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Replication
5 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.04%) UNIX
2 20 (11.24%) Linux
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
4 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.34%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (20.22%) ETL
3 16 (8.99%) Validation
3 16 (8.99%) Migration
4 15 (8.43%) Business Analysis
4 15 (8.43%) Requirements Analysis
5 14 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.18%) Project Management
7 11 (6.18%) Dimensional Modelling
8 9 (5.06%) Performance Management
8 9 (5.06%) Data Management
9 8 (4.49%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.49%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.93%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.93%) Data Modelling
10 7 (3.93%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.37%) Workflow
11 6 (3.37%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.82%) SQL
2 14 (7.87%) Perl
3 9 (5.06%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.49%) VBA
5 6 (3.37%) C#
5 6 (3.37%) Java
6 5 (2.81%) C++
7 3 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) ABAP
8 2 (1.12%) C
8 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (9.55%) Degree
2 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.25%) ISEB
3 4 (2.25%) MBA
4 3 (1.69%) SAS Certification
4 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.56%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.69%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.69%) Netcool
2 3 (1.69%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (31.46%) SAP
2 48 (26.97%) Oracle
3 37 (20.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.99%) Informatica
5 13 (7.30%) Greenplum
6 8 (4.49%) Teradata
6 8 (4.49%) Ericsson
7 6 (3.37%) Nortel
7 6 (3.37%) IBM
7 6 (3.37%) Huawei
7 6 (3.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.25%) Cognos
8 4 (2.25%) Ariba
8 4 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.69%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.69%) Primavera
9 3 (1.69%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.69%) Talend
10 2 (1.12%) Telerik
11 1 (0.56%) Netezza
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