The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 199 174 139
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -35
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 592 619 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.19% 1.51%
As % of the Vendors category 2.43% 2.62% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 343 395
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £11.25 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.72 £40.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.88 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
England -16 544 £415 +5.73% 172
London -7 241 £425 +6.25% 60
South East -50 99 £396 -1.00% 24
City of London +11 51 £458 +4.57% 22
South West -10 48 £386 +3.00% 37
East of England +10 39 £413 +19.56% 1
North West -4 37 £450 +50.00% 9
Scotland +5 33 £363 +17.88% 6
West Midlands -5 31 £325 -17.46% 15
Buckinghamshire +8 27 £325 -17.46% 5
Berkshire -41 26 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire -25 23 £375 +3.44% 20
Bristol +9 19 £375 -6.25% 13
Glasgow +9 19 £390 -2.50% 2
Manchester -5 18 £400 +14.28% 5
Milton Keynes 0 16 £313 -19.35% 3
Wiltshire +5 15 £500 +81.81% 8
East Midlands -4 15 £338 +27.35% 4
Reading -5 14 £518 +19.65% 2
Surrey +2 13 £396 +50.85% 3
Swindon +9 12 £506 +84.09% 4
West Yorkshire -17 11 £375 - 8
Telford -5 9 £565 +36.96%
Oxfordshire -9 9 £250 - 5
Shropshire -11 9 £565 +36.96%
Middlesex +9 8 £396 +32.00% 2
South Yorkshire +6 8 £319 - 1
Lancashire -2 8 £600 +118.18% 2
Hertfordshire -8 8 £360 +38.46%
Cheshire - 8 £260 -

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 518 (46.37%) SQL
2 427 (38.23%) Business Intelligence
3 348 (31.15%) BusinessObjects
4 335 (29.99%) SAP
5 329 (29.45%) Oracle
6 312 (27.93%) Finance
7 308 (27.57%) Data Warehouse
8 232 (20.77%) ETL
9 219 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 173 (15.49%) Data Modelling
11 151 (13.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 142 (12.71%) Microsoft
13 139 (12.44%) MS Excel
14 137 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
15 124 (11.10%) BusinessObjects XI
16 122 (10.92%) SAP BW
17 116 (10.38%) Banking
18 112 (10.03%) Migration
18 112 (10.03%) QlikView
19 109 (9.76%) Data Analysis
20 107 (9.58%) SAP Data Services
21 104 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 103 (9.22%) UNIX
23 97 (8.68%) PL/SQL
24 92 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 90 (8.06%) Informatica
26 86 (7.70%) SAS
27 84 (7.52%) Java
28 81 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
29 80 (7.16%) Relational Database

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 86 (7.70%) SAS
2 43 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 33 (2.95%) NetWeaver
5 21 (1.88%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.07%) IIS
6 12 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (0.90%) CMS
8 9 (0.81%) Documentum
9 7 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.54%) WildFly
10 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.27%) JBoss
11 3 (0.27%) Captiva
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 139 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 75 (6.71%) MS Office
3 47 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.61%) SPSS
6 10 (0.90%) MS Project
7 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.090%) FastStats
10 1 (0.090%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (2.69%) SAP SRM
2 17 (1.52%) SAP BPC
3 12 (1.07%) SAP ERP
3 12 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.98%) IntelliMatch
5 10 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.72%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.63%) Maximo
7 7 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
7 7 (0.63%) ResourceLink
8 6 (0.54%) SiteCatalyst
8 6 (0.54%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.54%) Summit
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.45%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.81%) SaaS
2 4 (0.36%) PaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.090%) Office 365
4 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (1.43%) Internet
3 10 (0.90%) 4G
3 10 (0.90%) 3G
3 10 (0.90%) 2G
4 9 (0.81%) SAN
4 9 (0.81%) DNS
4 9 (0.81%) WAN
4 9 (0.81%) GSM
5 8 (0.72%) LTE
5 8 (0.72%) GPRS
6 7 (0.63%) Firewall
7 6 (0.54%) LAN
7 6 (0.54%) SSL
7 6 (0.54%) Intranet
8 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.36%) HSPA
9 4 (0.36%) UMTS
9 4 (0.36%) WCDMA
10 3 (0.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (31.15%) BusinessObjects
2 308 (27.57%) Data Warehouse
3 219 (19.61%) SQL Server
4 151 (13.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 124 (11.10%) BusinessObjects XI
6 122 (10.92%) SAP BW
7 112 (10.03%) QlikView
8 107 (9.58%) SAP Data Services
9 104 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 92 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 80 (7.16%) Relational Database
12 72 (6.45%) Oracle Database
13 66 (5.91%) Crystal Reports
14 55 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (4.30%) SAP BI
17 43 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
17 43 (3.85%) BODI
18 38 (3.40%) DB2
19 36 (3.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (1.34%) Toad
2 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.72%) Lombardi
4 7 (0.63%) ERwin
4 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.63%) CA Gen
5 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.27%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.27%) JIRA
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.090%) Maven
10 1 (0.090%) LSMW
10 1 (0.090%) Introscope
General
1 312 (27.93%) Finance
2 116 (10.38%) Banking
3 52 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.30%) Retail
5 46 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.15%) Marketing
7 13 (1.16%) Legal
7 13 (1.16%) Publishing
8 11 (0.98%) Back Office
8 11 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.72%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.54%) Front Office
12 4 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.36%) Welsh Language
12 4 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 361 (32.32%) Developer
2 337 (30.17%) Analyst
3 129 (11.55%) Business Developer
3 129 (11.55%) Consultant
4 116 (10.38%) Business Analyst
5 110 (9.85%) Business Objects Developer
6 93 (8.33%) Data Analyst
7 81 (7.25%) Architect
8 74 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 64 (5.73%) SAP Consultant
10 42 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 38 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.04%) SAP Developer
13 33 (2.95%) Business Consultant
13 33 (2.95%) Business Objects Consultant
14 29 (2.60%) SQL Developer
15 23 (2.06%) Information Analyst
15 23 (2.06%) Oracle Developer
15 23 (2.06%) ETL Developer
16 22 (1.97%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.64%) .NET
2 37 (3.31%) XML
3 36 (3.22%) HTML
4 32 (2.86%) Web Services
5 27 (2.42%) J2EE
6 20 (1.79%) SAP XI
7 14 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.81%) Middleware
9 8 (0.72%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.72%) SAP Basis
10 7 (0.63%) JMS
10 7 (0.63%) JSON
11 6 (0.54%) HTML5
11 6 (0.54%) MDX
11 6 (0.54%) SAP PI
12 5 (0.45%) SAX
12 5 (0.45%) Flash
12 5 (0.45%) SAP ALE
13 4 (0.36%) XSLT
13 4 (0.36%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.58%) NHS
4 37 (3.31%) Data Integration
5 30 (2.69%) Data Extraction
6 29 (2.60%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.34%) Derivative
9 13 (1.16%) Open Source
10 12 (1.07%) Statistics
11 10 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
12 9 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.72%) Equities
14 7 (0.63%) GIS
14 7 (0.63%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.22%) UNIX
2 76 (6.80%) Windows
3 57 (5.10%) Linux
4 29 (2.60%) Solaris
5 21 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.16%) AIX
8 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.36%) HPUX
11 3 (0.27%) zOS
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.090%) SUSE
13 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (38.23%) Business Intelligence
2 232 (20.77%) ETL
3 173 (15.49%) Data Modelling
4 112 (10.03%) Migration
5 109 (9.76%) Data Analysis
6 81 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (6.71%) Analytics
8 69 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (6.09%) Project Management
10 59 (5.28%) Business Analysis
11 57 (5.10%) Data Management
12 50 (4.48%) Data Migration
13 40 (3.58%) Dimensional Modelling
14 39 (3.49%) Validation
15 37 (3.31%) OO
15 37 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (3.22%) Kimball Methodology
16 36 (3.22%) Change Management
17 35 (3.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 518 (46.37%) SQL
2 97 (8.68%) PL/SQL
3 84 (7.52%) Java
4 54 (4.83%) VBA
5 51 (4.57%) Perl
6 49 (4.39%) ABAP
7 38 (3.40%) VB
7 38 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.88%) Python
11 18 (1.61%) C#
12 11 (0.98%) C
13 9 (0.81%) VBScript
13 9 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.72%) VB6
15 6 (0.54%) R
16 4 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.36%) SAS Macro
16 4 (0.36%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 68 (6.09%) Degree
2 22 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.25%) MBA
4 8 (0.72%) CIPD
4 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.63%) ISEB
6 6 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.45%) PMP
8 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.090%) CIMA
10 1 (0.090%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.090%) HNC
10 1 (0.090%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.090%) CBAP
10 1 (0.090%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.04%) Data Quality
1 34 (3.04%) QA
2 19 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.61%) SLA
4 5 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.27%) P3O
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.090%) Basel II
8 1 (0.090%) EMIR
System Software
1 17 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.36%) Xen
5 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.27%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) NFS
6 2 (0.18%) Samba
7 1 (0.090%) RACF
7 1 (0.090%) HDFS
7 1 (0.090%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.54%) Control-M
3 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.36%) Nagios
5 3 (0.27%) Netcool
5 3 (0.27%) SCCM
5 3 (0.27%) SCOM
5 3 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (0.27%) Graphite
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.18%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.090%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.090%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.090%) Oozie
7 1 (0.090%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 335 (29.99%) SAP
2 329 (29.45%) Oracle
3 142 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 90 (8.06%) Informatica
5 75 (6.71%) Tableau
6 74 (6.62%) Cognos
7 36 (3.22%) Sybase
8 34 (3.04%) IBM
9 23 (2.06%) VMware
10 22 (1.97%) Pega
11 20 (1.79%) Ariba
12 17 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
13 16 (1.43%) webMethods
13 16 (1.43%) HP
14 14 (1.25%) Greenplum
15 13 (1.16%) BEA
16 12 (1.07%) Teradata
17 10 (0.90%) Google
18 9 (0.81%) Ab Initio
18 9 (0.81%) Hyperion
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £270 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £39,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: (competitive)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Posted: 3 days ago