The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 192 139 143
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 589 765 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 3.18% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 463 448
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 35
Average hourly rate £27.91 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.48% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £46.66 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -15.85%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Objects
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -45 534 £400 - 155
London -40 285 £462 +8.64% 71
South East -7 109 £350 -5.40% 19
City of London -26 81 £475 +11.76% 17
South West -2 39 £375 +27.11% 19
Scotland -20 33 £375 +36.36% 5
North West +12 32 £400 - 15
Buckinghamshire -8 32 £280 -24.32%
Surrey -10 26 £363 -9.37% 2
Berkshire +14 23 £394 +36.95% 4
Bristol -5 20 £350 -0.70% 15
West Midlands -36 17 £331 -20.42% 13
East of England -44 17 £325 -20.00% 9
Milton Keynes -14 16 £280 -24.32%
Yorkshire -12 15 £478 +46.92% 7
Glasgow -2 14 £300 +33.33% 2
Edinburgh -9 14 £375 -10.71% 2
Hertfordshire -10 13 £410 -0.60% 3
West Yorkshire -11 13 £491 +51.15% 3
Reading +18 10 £419 -
Cheshire +9 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Halifax +2 10 £505 +68.33% 1
Lancashire -5 9 £365 -
East Midlands -12 9 £350 -
Wiltshire -1 8 £419 +41.94% 1
Brentford -2 8 £444 +7.90%
Manchester -5 8 £350 -13.58% 10
Hampshire -10 7 £406 +20.37% 7
Gloucestershire - 7 £355 - 3
Swindon +6 6 £419 +39.58% 1

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 540 (44.41%) SQL
2 472 (38.82%) Business Intelligence
3 399 (32.81%) Oracle
4 371 (30.51%) Data Warehouse
5 368 (30.26%) Finance
6 291 (23.93%) BusinessObjects
7 270 (22.20%) SAP
8 239 (19.65%) SQL Server
9 225 (18.50%) ETL
10 157 (12.91%) Microsoft
11 154 (12.66%) MS Excel
12 150 (12.34%) Banking
13 140 (11.51%) BusinessObjects XI
14 123 (10.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 118 (9.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 117 (9.62%) Relational Database
17 110 (9.05%) Cognos
17 110 (9.05%) Oracle Database
18 107 (8.80%) QlikView
18 107 (8.80%) Data Modelling
19 105 (8.63%) PL/SQL
20 102 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 99 (8.14%) Data Analysis
21 99 (8.14%) Management Information System
22 98 (8.06%) Analytics
23 95 (7.81%) Business Analysis
24 90 (7.40%) Migration
25 88 (7.24%) Informatica
25 88 (7.24%) SAP BW
26 80 (6.58%) Project Management

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (5.84%) SAS
2 52 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.82%) IIS
5 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.58%) NetWeaver
6 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.33%) FileNet
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Confluence
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 154 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.87%) MS Office
3 30 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.14%) MS Project
5 17 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.74%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.16%) FastStats
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.40%) SAP BPC
2 13 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.66%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.33%) Maximo
9 4 (0.33%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.25%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.82%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Taleo
3 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.082%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.082%) PaaS
3 1 (0.082%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.40%) Internet
2 15 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (0.99%) LDAP
3 12 (0.99%) Intranet
4 10 (0.82%) LTE
4 10 (0.82%) 2G
4 10 (0.82%) 3G
5 7 (0.58%) MPLS
5 7 (0.58%) VPN
6 6 (0.49%) SSL
6 6 (0.49%) SAN
6 6 (0.49%) ATM
6 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.49%) SDH
6 6 (0.49%) OSPF
6 6 (0.49%) BGP
6 6 (0.49%) DWDM
6 6 (0.49%) RSVP
6 6 (0.49%) VRRP
6 6 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (30.51%) Data Warehouse
2 291 (23.93%) BusinessObjects
3 239 (19.65%) SQL Server
4 140 (11.51%) BusinessObjects XI
5 123 (10.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 118 (9.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 117 (9.62%) Relational Database
8 110 (9.05%) Oracle Database
9 107 (8.80%) QlikView
10 102 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (7.24%) SAP BW
12 76 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
13 67 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 60 (4.93%) MS Access
15 53 (4.36%) SAP Data Services
16 52 (4.28%) Oracle Reports
17 50 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 46 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
19 42 (3.45%) SAP BI
20 39 (3.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.15%) ERwin
3 13 (1.07%) Toad
4 11 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
4 11 (0.90%) LSMW
5 7 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.49%) JIRA
6 6 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.33%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.25%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.25%) RIATest
9 3 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.25%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.25%) Subversion
9 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 368 (30.26%) Finance
2 150 (12.34%) Banking
3 62 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 47 (3.87%) Retail
6 25 (2.06%) Marketing
7 21 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.23%) Billing
9 14 (1.15%) Back Office
9 14 (1.15%) Legal
10 12 (0.99%) Publishing
11 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.66%) Local Government
11 8 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.58%) Dutch Language
12 7 (0.58%) German Language
12 7 (0.58%) Front Office
12 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 376 (30.92%) Developer
2 362 (29.77%) Analyst
3 162 (13.32%) Business Developer
4 141 (11.60%) Business Objects Developer
5 138 (11.35%) Consultant
6 111 (9.13%) Business Analyst
7 85 (6.99%) Data Analyst
8 75 (6.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 70 (5.76%) SAP Consultant
10 51 (4.19%) Architect
11 47 (3.87%) Project Manager
11 47 (3.87%) Business Consultant
12 46 (3.78%) Business Objects Consultant
13 41 (3.37%) MI Analyst
14 40 (3.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 36 (2.96%) SQL Developer
16 33 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 31 (2.55%) Report Analyst
17 31 (2.55%) Report Developer
18 28 (2.30%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.51%) .NET
2 47 (3.87%) XML
3 36 (2.96%) MDX
4 22 (1.81%) HTML
4 22 (1.81%) Web Services
5 21 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.15%) SAP XI
7 11 (0.90%) Middleware
8 9 (0.74%) CSS
9 8 (0.66%) J2EE
10 6 (0.49%) Ajax
11 5 (0.41%) Spring
11 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.41%) JSON
11 5 (0.41%) jQuery
11 5 (0.41%) SAP PI
11 5 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (0.41%) SOAP
11 5 (0.41%) XSLT
12 4 (0.33%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 52 (4.28%) NHS
3 26 (2.14%) Data Integration
4 19 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 18 (1.48%) Credit Risk
6 14 (1.15%) Data Extraction
7 10 (0.82%) Open Source
7 10 (0.82%) Market Risk
7 10 (0.82%) Informatics
8 9 (0.74%) Derivative
9 8 (0.66%) Statistics
9 8 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.58%) CMDB
10 7 (0.58%) Clustering
11 6 (0.49%) Equities
11 6 (0.49%) Wiki
11 6 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.49%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (5.92%) UNIX
2 52 (4.28%) Windows
3 31 (2.55%) Linux
4 21 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (0.99%) Solaris
6 11 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.58%) AIX
8 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.082%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.082%) zOS
10 1 (0.082%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (38.82%) Business Intelligence
2 225 (18.50%) ETL
3 107 (8.80%) Data Modelling
4 99 (8.14%) Data Analysis
5 98 (8.06%) Analytics
6 95 (7.81%) Business Analysis
7 90 (7.40%) Migration
8 80 (6.58%) Project Management
9 76 (6.25%) Data Management
10 67 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
11 58 (4.77%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 55 (4.52%) CRM
13 51 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (3.54%) Data Migration
15 36 (2.96%) PRINCE2
16 35 (2.88%) Data Architecture
17 34 (2.80%) Dimensional Modelling
18 33 (2.71%) ERP
19 31 (2.55%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 540 (44.41%) SQL
2 105 (8.63%) PL/SQL
3 59 (4.85%) Java
4 55 (4.52%) VBA
5 44 (3.62%) T-SQL
6 38 (3.13%) C#
7 24 (1.97%) ABAP
8 23 (1.89%) VB
9 19 (1.56%) VBScript
9 19 (1.56%) Perl
10 17 (1.40%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.82%) C
14 6 (0.49%) Python
14 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.49%) R
14 6 (0.49%) VB6
15 4 (0.33%) Ruby
15 4 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (4.11%) Degree
2 41 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.48%) ISEB
5 9 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.33%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.33%) HND
6 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.33%) SAP Certification
6 4 (0.33%) CIMA
7 3 (0.25%) ACCA
7 3 (0.25%) AAT
8 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.16%) MCTS
8 2 (0.16%) MCITP
8 2 (0.16%) HNC
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.80%) QA
2 32 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.33%) GxP
4 4 (0.33%) SLA
4 4 (0.33%) Basel III
5 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.25%) EMIR
5 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.16%) Basel II
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) MiFID
7 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.082%) COREP
7 1 (0.082%) FINREP
System Software
1 16 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
6 1 (0.082%) IAG
6 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.082%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.58%) AppDNA
3 6 (0.49%) OPNET
4 5 (0.41%) Control-M
5 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.16%) SCOM
6 2 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.082%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.082%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 399 (32.81%) Oracle
2 270 (22.20%) SAP
3 157 (12.91%) Microsoft
4 110 (9.05%) Cognos
5 88 (7.24%) Informatica
6 60 (4.93%) Tableau
7 37 (3.04%) IBM
8 31 (2.55%) Teradata
9 25 (2.06%) Sybase
10 24 (1.97%) Northgate
11 21 (1.73%) Remedy
12 18 (1.48%) Siebel
12 18 (1.48%) Hyperion
13 17 (1.40%) VMware
14 16 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (1.07%) HP
15 13 (1.07%) Citrix
16 12 (0.99%) Ab Initio
16 12 (0.99%) Google
17 11 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £360 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Code Red Associates
Rate: £340 to £360 per annum
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago