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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 191 141 139
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 590 755 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.48% 1.39%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 3.13% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 458 451
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 36
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 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £46.66 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -17.85%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
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 1090 1205 1398
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 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -42 536 £400 - 157
London -38 287 £463 +8.82% 75
South East -23 108 £350 -5.40% 17
City of London -29 80 £475 +11.76% 20
South West -4 41 £375 +27.11% 18
North West +8 32 £400 - 15
Scotland -21 32 £375 +36.36% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 30 £280 -24.32%
Surrey -8 27 £363 -9.37% 2
Berkshire +16 23 £394 +36.95% 3
Bristol -2 21 £350 -0.70% 15
West Midlands -30 18 £325 -21.92% 14
East of England -49 16 £363 -10.76% 11
Yorkshire -17 15 £478 +46.92% 6
Milton Keynes -19 15 £280 -24.32%
Glasgow -10 14 £300 +33.33% 3
Edinburgh -12 14 £375 -10.71% 2
Hertfordshire -10 13 £410 -0.60% 3
West Yorkshire -13 13 £491 +50.00% 2
Reading +16 10 £419 -
Cheshire +8 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Halifax +1 10 £505 +68.33% 1
Wiltshire -5 9 £419 +41.94%
Lancashire -6 9 £365 -
Brentford +1 8 £444 +10.93%
Manchester -7 8 £350 -13.58% 10
East Midlands -11 8 £350 -
Swindon +2 7 £419 +39.58%
Hampshire -5 7 £406 +20.37% 7
Birmingham -18 7 £310 -22.50% 12

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (44.70%) SQL
2 467 (38.66%) Business Intelligence
3 399 (33.03%) Oracle
4 367 (30.38%) Finance
5 366 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
6 287 (23.76%) BusinessObjects
7 265 (21.94%) SAP
8 240 (19.87%) SQL Server
9 227 (18.79%) ETL
10 153 (12.67%) Microsoft
11 152 (12.58%) MS Excel
12 150 (12.42%) Banking
13 141 (11.67%) BusinessObjects XI
14 122 (10.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 115 (9.52%) Relational Database
16 114 (9.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 110 (9.11%) Oracle Database
18 108 (8.94%) Cognos
19 107 (8.86%) Data Modelling
19 107 (8.86%) QlikView
20 105 (8.69%) PL/SQL
21 102 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 100 (8.28%) Data Analysis
23 98 (8.11%) Analytics
24 96 (7.95%) Management Information System
25 91 (7.53%) Informatica
25 91 (7.53%) Business Analysis
26 90 (7.45%) Migration
27 86 (7.12%) SAP BW
28 76 (6.29%) Project Management

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 70 (5.79%) SAS
2 52 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.91%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.75%) 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 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.33%) FileNet
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.17%) Confluence
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 152 (12.58%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.97%) MS Office
3 29 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.99%) MS Project
5 16 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.75%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.17%) FastStats
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.41%) SAP BPC
2 11 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 10 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.66%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Maximo
8 4 (0.33%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.25%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Taleo
3 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.083%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.083%) PaaS
3 1 (0.083%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.32%) Internet
1 16 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (0.99%) Intranet
3 11 (0.91%) 2G
3 11 (0.91%) 3G
3 11 (0.91%) LDAP
4 10 (0.83%) LTE
5 7 (0.58%) MPLS
5 7 (0.58%) VPN
6 6 (0.50%) DWDM
6 6 (0.50%) SSL
6 6 (0.50%) SAN
6 6 (0.50%) ATM
6 6 (0.50%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.50%) SDH
6 6 (0.50%) OSPF
6 6 (0.50%) BGP
6 6 (0.50%) RSVP
6 6 (0.50%) VRRP
6 6 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
2 287 (23.76%) BusinessObjects
3 240 (19.87%) SQL Server
4 141 (11.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 122 (10.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 115 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 114 (9.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 110 (9.11%) Oracle Database
9 107 (8.86%) QlikView
10 102 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 86 (7.12%) SAP BW
12 72 (5.96%) Crystal Reports
13 65 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 60 (4.97%) MS Access
15 53 (4.39%) SAP Data Services
16 49 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 49 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
17 46 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
18 39 (3.23%) Data Mining
18 39 (3.23%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (1.24%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.16%) ERwin
3 13 (1.08%) Toad
4 11 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
4 11 (0.91%) LSMW
5 7 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.50%) JIRA
6 6 (0.50%) 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
1 367 (30.38%) Finance
2 150 (12.42%) Banking
3 63 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 47 (3.89%) Retail
6 26 (2.15%) Marketing
7 21 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.16%) Back Office
8 14 (1.16%) Legal
9 13 (1.08%) Publishing
9 13 (1.08%) Billing
10 9 (0.75%) Local Government
11 8 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.58%) Front Office
12 7 (0.58%) Dutch Language
12 7 (0.58%) German Language
13 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 378 (31.29%) Developer
2 357 (29.55%) Analyst
3 162 (13.41%) Business Developer
4 141 (11.67%) Business Objects Developer
5 136 (11.26%) Consultant
6 107 (8.86%) Business Analyst
7 86 (7.12%) Data Analyst
8 75 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 67 (5.55%) SAP Consultant
10 51 (4.22%) Architect
11 48 (3.97%) Business Consultant
12 47 (3.89%) Business Objects Consultant
12 47 (3.89%) Project Manager
13 40 (3.31%) MI Analyst
14 39 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 35 (2.90%) SQL Developer
16 31 (2.57%) Report Developer
17 30 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 30 (2.48%) Report Analyst
18 29 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.38%) .NET
2 47 (3.89%) XML
3 36 (2.98%) MDX
4 22 (1.82%) Web Services
4 22 (1.82%) HTML
5 21 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.16%) SAP XI
7 11 (0.91%) Middleware
8 9 (0.75%) CSS
9 7 (0.58%) J2EE
10 6 (0.50%) Ajax
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%) Spring
11 5 (0.41%) XSLT
12 4 (0.33%) SOAP
12 4 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 52 (4.30%) NHS
3 26 (2.15%) Data Integration
4 20 (1.66%) Credit Risk
5 19 (1.57%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.16%) Data Extraction
7 10 (0.83%) Open Source
7 10 (0.83%) Market Risk
7 10 (0.83%) Informatics
8 9 (0.75%) Derivative
9 8 (0.66%) Statistics
9 8 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.66%) CMDB
9 8 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.58%) Clustering
11 6 (0.50%) Equities
11 6 (0.50%) Wiki
11 6 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.50%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 73 (6.04%) UNIX
2 49 (4.06%) Windows
3 32 (2.65%) Linux
4 20 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (0.99%) Solaris
6 11 (0.91%) 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 (0.083%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.083%) zOS
10 1 (0.083%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (38.66%) Business Intelligence
2 227 (18.79%) ETL
3 107 (8.86%) Data Modelling
4 100 (8.28%) Data Analysis
5 98 (8.11%) Analytics
6 91 (7.53%) Business Analysis
7 90 (7.45%) Migration
8 76 (6.29%) Data Management
8 76 (6.29%) Project Management
9 67 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
10 61 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (4.39%) CRM
13 50 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (3.56%) Data Migration
15 36 (2.98%) PRINCE2
16 35 (2.90%) Dimensional Modelling
16 35 (2.90%) Data Architecture
17 31 (2.57%) ERP
17 31 (2.57%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 540 (44.70%) SQL
2 105 (8.69%) PL/SQL
3 58 (4.80%) Java
4 55 (4.55%) VBA
5 43 (3.56%) T-SQL
6 37 (3.06%) C#
7 24 (1.99%) ABAP
8 23 (1.90%) VB
9 19 (1.57%) VBScript
9 19 (1.57%) Perl
10 17 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.83%) C
14 6 (0.50%) Python
14 6 (0.50%) R
14 6 (0.50%) VB6
15 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.33%) C++
16 4 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (4.06%) Degree
2 41 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.49%) ISEB
5 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
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%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.25%) AAT
8 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.17%) HNC
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.083%) PMP
9 1 (0.083%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.81%) QA
2 33 (2.73%) 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 (0.17%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.083%) COREP
7 1 (0.083%) FINREP
System Software
1 15 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.91%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.083%) vSphere
6 1 (0.083%) IAG
6 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.083%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.58%) AppDNA
3 6 (0.50%) OPNET
4 5 (0.41%) Control-M
5 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.083%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.083%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.083%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 399 (33.03%) Oracle
2 265 (21.94%) SAP
3 153 (12.67%) Microsoft
4 108 (8.94%) Cognos
5 91 (7.53%) Informatica
6 63 (5.22%) Tableau
7 36 (2.98%) IBM
8 31 (2.57%) Teradata
9 25 (2.07%) Sybase
10 21 (1.74%) Northgate
10 21 (1.74%) Remedy
11 18 (1.49%) Siebel
12 16 (1.32%) Hyperion
12 16 (1.32%) VMware
13 15 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
14 13 (1.08%) HP
14 13 (1.08%) Citrix
15 12 (0.99%) Ab Initio
15 12 (0.99%) Google
16 11 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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