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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 205 150 157
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 615 749 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.43% 1.30%
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% 3.09% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 413 391
Average daily rate
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£396 £414 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.15 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% -41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.97 £16.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £22.05 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £16.25 £26.21
% change year-on-year
+115.69% -38.00%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
England -60 555 £400 -4.19% 158
London -56 282 £439 +3.23% 50
South East -53 91 £330 -2.22% 28
City of London -17 71 £436 -3.05% 20
South West -2 59 £375 -7.97% 28
Scotland +10 40 £350 - 4
East of England +4 36 £339 +1.11% 9
West Midlands -21 32 £363 -14.20% 8
Surrey +3 27 £325 -3.70% 1
Gloucestershire +3 26 £375 - 4
Berkshire -18 24 £330 +1.53% 11
North West -13 20 £427 +38.83% 16
Hertfordshire -10 19 £274 -24.74% 3
Bristol -15 18 £375 -6.25% 4
Edinburgh +2 17 £350 -6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 17 £275 -32.92% 3
Birmingham 0 15 £353 -17.05% 3
Gloucester +2 14 £375 +5.63%
Glasgow 0 13 £250 - 1
Wales - 12 £325 - 6
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £425 +32.81% 5
Yorkshire -2 11 £263 -38.23% 12
Milton Keynes -15 11 £275 -30.37% 3
North East -34 11 £225 -
Guildford -2 10 £310 -17.33%
Cheshire +13 9 £430 +258.33% 2
Reading +5 9 £343 +5.38% 8
East Midlands -11 9 £400 - 5
Tyne and Wear -35 9 £220 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 9 £220 -

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 555 (46.37%) SQL
2 460 (38.43%) Business Intelligence
3 377 (31.50%) Oracle
4 362 (30.24%) Finance
5 352 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
6 321 (26.82%) BusinessObjects
7 305 (25.48%) SAP
8 260 (21.72%) SQL Server
9 252 (21.05%) ETL
10 164 (13.70%) Banking
11 157 (13.12%) Microsoft
12 155 (12.95%) Data Modelling
13 153 (12.78%) MS Excel
14 151 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
15 150 (12.53%) BusinessObjects XI
16 149 (12.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 108 (9.02%) PL/SQL
18 107 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 106 (8.86%) Informatica
20 105 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 105 (8.77%) Relational Database
21 102 (8.52%) Migration
22 101 (8.44%) SAP BW
23 94 (7.85%) UNIX
24 93 (7.77%) Data Analysis
25 90 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
26 89 (7.44%) Cognos
27 88 (7.35%) QlikView
28 82 (6.85%) Business Analysis
28 82 (6.85%) Management Information System

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (5.10%) SAS
2 44 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.67%) NetWeaver
4 18 (1.50%) WebLogic
5 16 (1.34%) IIS
6 13 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.75%) JBoss
10 7 (0.58%) Documentum
11 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.50%) CMS
11 6 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.33%) Apache
12 4 (0.33%) FileNet
12 4 (0.33%) AquaLogic
13 3 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.25%) Confluence
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 153 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.68%) MS Office
3 30 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (1.59%) MS Project
6 7 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.42%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) FastStats
9 1 (0.084%) Stata
9 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (1.67%) SAP BPC
2 13 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
5 7 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.58%) SAP SRM
6 6 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.42%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.33%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.25%) SaaS
2 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.33%) Taleo
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.084%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.67%) Internet
2 17 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
3 16 (1.34%) Intranet
4 15 (1.25%) 3G
5 14 (1.17%) 2G
6 12 (1.00%) LTE
7 10 (0.84%) SSL
7 10 (0.84%) DNS
8 9 (0.75%) LDAP
9 8 (0.67%) WAN
9 8 (0.67%) SAN
9 8 (0.67%) 4G
10 6 (0.50%) Telnet
10 6 (0.50%) GSM
10 6 (0.50%) SNMP
10 6 (0.50%) HTTP
11 5 (0.42%) UMTS
11 5 (0.42%) SMTP
11 5 (0.42%) DHCP
11 5 (0.42%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 321 (26.82%) BusinessObjects
3 260 (21.72%) SQL Server
4 150 (12.53%) BusinessObjects XI
5 149 (12.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 107 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 105 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 105 (8.77%) Relational Database
8 101 (8.44%) SAP BW
9 88 (7.35%) QlikView
10 75 (6.27%) Oracle Database
11 69 (5.76%) Crystal Reports
12 65 (5.43%) SAP Data Services
13 62 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 59 (4.93%) MS Access
15 39 (3.26%) Data Mart
16 37 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
16 37 (3.09%) SAP BI
17 36 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (2.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 36 (3.01%) Toad
2 16 (1.34%) ERwin
3 12 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.92%) LSMW
5 9 (0.75%) JIRA
6 8 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.25%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.25%) NUnit
9 3 (0.25%) Subversion
9 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.25%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.17%) RIATest
10 2 (0.17%) Selenium
11 1 (0.084%) DbUnit
General
1 362 (30.24%) Finance
2 164 (13.70%) Banking
3 64 (5.35%) Retail
4 60 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 56 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.34%) Marketing
7 25 (2.09%) Legal
8 18 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.09%) Publishing
10 12 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.84%) Local Government
11 10 (0.84%) Front Office
11 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.75%) Billing
13 6 (0.50%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.42%) French Language
14 5 (0.42%) Military
14 5 (0.42%) Back Office
15 3 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 410 (34.25%) Developer
2 323 (26.98%) Analyst
3 150 (12.53%) Business Developer
4 146 (12.20%) Consultant
5 140 (11.70%) Business Objects Developer
6 106 (8.86%) Business Analyst
7 92 (7.69%) Data Analyst
8 81 (6.77%) SAP Consultant
9 72 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 64 (5.35%) Architect
11 60 (5.01%) Business Objects Consultant
12 54 (4.51%) Business Consultant
13 40 (3.34%) Project Manager
14 38 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 35 (2.92%) MI Analyst
15 35 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
16 33 (2.76%) ETL Developer
17 32 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 29 (2.42%) SQL Developer
19 27 (2.26%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.27%) .NET
2 50 (4.18%) XML
3 33 (2.76%) HTML
4 30 (2.51%) MDX
5 23 (1.92%) Web Services
6 22 (1.84%) Middleware
7 17 (1.42%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.92%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.75%) CSS
10 7 (0.58%) Java EE
11 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.50%) jQuery
11 6 (0.50%) J2EE
12 5 (0.42%) XSLT
12 5 (0.42%) ODBC
12 5 (0.42%) JMS
12 5 (0.42%) SAP Basis
12 5 (0.42%) WCF
12 5 (0.42%) JSON
13 4 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 151 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.34%) Data Structures
4 36 (3.01%) NHS
5 30 (2.51%) Data Integration
6 23 (1.92%) Credit Risk
7 21 (1.75%) Data Extraction
8 17 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.25%) Market Risk
10 14 (1.17%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.67%) Data Conversion
12 7 (0.58%) CMDB
12 7 (0.58%) Open Source
12 7 (0.58%) Economics
12 7 (0.58%) Statistics
12 7 (0.58%) HACMP
13 6 (0.50%) Derivative
13 6 (0.50%) FMCG
13 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.42%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.85%) UNIX
2 69 (5.76%) Windows
3 59 (4.93%) Linux
4 21 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.84%) AIX
8 8 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.58%) HPUX
10 6 (0.50%) Solaris
10 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.084%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (38.43%) Business Intelligence
2 252 (21.05%) ETL
3 155 (12.95%) Data Modelling
4 102 (8.52%) Migration
5 93 (7.77%) Data Analysis
6 90 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (6.85%) Business Analysis
8 72 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 72 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (5.68%) Data Management
10 62 (5.18%) Project Management
11 57 (4.76%) Analytics
12 53 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 49 (4.09%) Kimball Methodology
14 44 (3.68%) Dimensional Modelling
14 44 (3.68%) Data Migration
15 42 (3.51%) CRM
16 39 (3.26%) PRINCE2
17 37 (3.09%) Workflow
17 37 (3.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 555 (46.37%) SQL
2 108 (9.02%) PL/SQL
3 73 (6.10%) Java
4 54 (4.51%) VBA
5 53 (4.43%) T-SQL
6 39 (3.26%) VB
6 39 (3.26%) C#
7 38 (3.17%) ABAP
8 31 (2.59%) JavaScript
9 28 (2.34%) Perl
10 17 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.17%) VBScript
12 13 (1.09%) C
13 10 (0.84%) VB6
13 10 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.58%) C++
14 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.42%) Python
16 4 (0.33%) PHP
16 4 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 76 (6.35%) Degree
2 33 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.00%) ISEB
5 11 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.42%) SAP Certification
7 5 (0.42%) ACCA
7 5 (0.42%) CIMA
7 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.33%) HND
8 4 (0.33%) MBA
8 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.25%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.25%) AAT
10 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.43%) QA
2 30 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.67%) SLA
4 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.42%) Basel III
6 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.25%) Basel II
6 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.17%) P3O
7 2 (0.17%) GxP
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.084%) COBIT
8 1 (0.084%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.00%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.50%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.17%) HDFS
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.084%) IAG
7 1 (0.084%) Xen
7 1 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.084%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) AppDNA
3 5 (0.42%) OpenView
4 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.33%) Control-M
4 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.25%) Netcool
5 3 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.084%) Nagios
7 1 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.084%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 377 (31.50%) Oracle
2 305 (25.48%) SAP
3 157 (13.12%) Microsoft
4 106 (8.86%) Informatica
5 89 (7.44%) Cognos
6 72 (6.02%) Tableau
7 38 (3.17%) Sybase
8 37 (3.09%) IBM
8 37 (3.09%) Teradata
9 22 (1.84%) VMware
10 18 (1.50%) HP
11 15 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
12 14 (1.17%) Greenplum
13 12 (1.00%) Citrix
13 12 (1.00%) Siebel
13 12 (1.00%) TIBCO
13 12 (1.00%) Remedy
14 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.92%) Google
15 10 (0.84%) Northgate
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