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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 218 195 130
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -65
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 561 582 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.11% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.30% 2.46% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 356 386
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £356
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £11.25 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £104.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.62%

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
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 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -29 485 £413 +3.12% 152
London -19 235 £425 -2.85% 64
South East -29 93 £440 +25.71% 18
City of London -18 56 £450 -1.20% 14
Scotland +28 53 £350 -6.66% 20
South West +12 41 £388 -7.73% 15
West Midlands 0 37 £425 +13.33% 9
Glasgow +19 32 £375 - 5
Berkshire -15 24 £508 +23.78% 3
North West -19 23 £313 -14.38% 17
Bristol +3 20 £415 -7.77% 7
Reading +12 19 £518 +19.65% 2
East of England -3 19 £360 +10.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -20 18 £319 +9.91% 3
Yorkshire -10 15 £385 -18.94% 16
Milton Keynes -8 13 £306 +5.60% 3
Surrey +10 12 £365 +62.00% 4
Edinburgh +3 12 £323 -11.64% 12
Hampshire -6 12 £384 +6.03% 3
Coventry - 12 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire +14 11 £406 +25.00%
West Yorkshire -10 11 £373 -21.57% 12
Leeds -8 10 £360 -43.75% 7
Cheshire -3 9 £338 - 2
Oxfordshire -15 9 £475 - 2
East Midlands -19 9 £419 +19.64% 5
Wiltshire +1 8 £388 +19.23%
Cardiff +14 6 £325 -13.33% 4
Kent +9 6 £263 - 1
Wales +7 6 £325 -13.33% 5

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 511 (45.67%) SQL
2 416 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
3 342 (30.56%) Finance
4 339 (30.29%) Oracle
5 328 (29.31%) BusinessObjects
6 327 (29.22%) Data Warehouse
7 316 (28.24%) SAP
8 237 (21.18%) ETL
9 236 (21.09%) SQL Server
10 173 (15.46%) Data Modelling
11 152 (13.58%) Microsoft
12 151 (13.49%) MS Excel
13 141 (12.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 133 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
15 115 (10.28%) Banking
16 114 (10.19%) QlikView
17 110 (9.83%) Migration
17 110 (9.83%) SAP BW
17 110 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 108 (9.65%) BusinessObjects XI
19 107 (9.56%) SAS
20 105 (9.38%) Data Analysis
21 103 (9.20%) UNIX
21 103 (9.20%) PL/SQL
22 100 (8.94%) SAP Data Services
23 97 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 90 (8.04%) Analytics
25 89 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
25 89 (7.95%) Informatica
26 88 (7.86%) Java

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 107 (9.56%) SAS
2 48 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.95%) WebLogic
4 26 (2.32%) NetWeaver
5 20 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.54%) CMS
9 6 (0.54%) Documentum
9 6 (0.54%) WildFly
9 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.45%) JBoss
11 4 (0.36%) FileNet
11 4 (0.36%) IIS
11 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.27%) Confluence
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.18%) CICS
Applications
1 151 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.88%) MS Office
3 46 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.52%) SPSS
5 14 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.80%) MS Project
7 5 (0.45%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.089%) Weka
Business Applications
1 28 (2.50%) SAP SRM
2 19 (1.70%) SAP BPC
3 11 (0.98%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (0.89%) WebTrends
5 8 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.71%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.63%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.63%) ResourceLink
6 7 (0.63%) Maximo
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.45%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.45%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.45%) Summit
8 4 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
8 4 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.16%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (0.63%) SaaS
4 5 (0.45%) PaaS
5 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (1.52%) 4G
2 17 (1.52%) 3G
3 14 (1.25%) Internet
4 12 (1.07%) 2G
4 12 (1.07%) LTE
5 9 (0.80%) GSM
6 8 (0.71%) GPRS
7 7 (0.63%) SSL
8 5 (0.45%) LAN
8 5 (0.45%) UMTS
8 5 (0.45%) WAN
8 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.45%) SAN
9 4 (0.36%) Firewall
9 4 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.36%) Intranet
9 4 (0.36%) WCDMA
9 4 (0.36%) LDAP
9 4 (0.36%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (29.31%) BusinessObjects
2 327 (29.22%) Data Warehouse
3 236 (21.09%) SQL Server
4 141 (12.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 114 (10.19%) QlikView
6 110 (9.83%) SAP BW
6 110 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 108 (9.65%) BusinessObjects XI
8 100 (8.94%) SAP Data Services
9 97 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (7.69%) Oracle Database
11 65 (5.81%) Relational Database
12 59 (5.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 58 (5.18%) Crystal Reports
13 58 (5.18%) SAP BI
14 48 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 47 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (3.84%) BODI
17 38 (3.40%) SAP HANA
18 37 (3.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (1.34%) Toad
2 11 (0.98%) CA Gen
3 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.71%) Lombardi
5 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.45%) JIRA
7 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.27%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.27%) ERwin
9 2 (0.18%) Subversion
9 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.089%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.089%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.089%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.089%) TestDirector
General
1 342 (30.56%) Finance
2 115 (10.28%) Banking
3 53 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 44 (3.93%) Retail
6 25 (2.23%) Marketing
7 18 (1.61%) Publishing
8 14 (1.25%) Legal
9 13 (1.16%) Back Office
10 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.45%) Front Office
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) French Language
14 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Games
16 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 376 (33.60%) Developer
2 324 (28.95%) Analyst
3 132 (11.80%) Business Developer
4 112 (10.01%) Business Analyst
5 111 (9.92%) Business Objects Developer
6 105 (9.38%) Consultant
7 76 (6.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 75 (6.70%) Data Analyst
8 75 (6.70%) Architect
9 61 (5.45%) SAP Consultant
10 44 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 39 (3.49%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.04%) SAP Developer
13 33 (2.95%) Oracle Developer
13 33 (2.95%) SQL Developer
14 32 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
15 25 (2.23%) Business Objects Consultant
16 24 (2.14%) Business Consultant
17 23 (2.06%) MI Analyst
17 23 (2.06%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.79%) .NET
2 58 (5.18%) XML
3 37 (3.31%) Web Services
4 33 (2.95%) HTML
5 31 (2.77%) J2EE
6 30 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 18 (1.61%) Middleware
8 16 (1.43%) SAP XI
9 10 (0.89%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.80%) MDX
10 9 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (0.71%) SAP Basis
11 8 (0.71%) JMS
11 8 (0.71%) HTML5
11 8 (0.71%) JSON
12 7 (0.63%) SOAP
13 6 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.54%) RESTful
14 5 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 133 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.75%) NHS
4 41 (3.66%) Data Integration
5 27 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.32%) Data Extraction
7 20 (1.79%) Open Source
8 15 (1.34%) Statistics
8 15 (1.34%) Derivative
9 14 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.16%) Equities
11 12 (1.07%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.80%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.63%) DataPower
13 7 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
13 7 (0.63%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.63%) GIS
14 6 (0.54%) Clustering
14 6 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.20%) UNIX
2 62 (5.54%) Windows
3 58 (5.18%) Linux
4 21 (1.88%) Solaris
5 18 (1.61%) AIX
6 17 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.27%) zOS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
2 237 (21.18%) ETL
3 173 (15.46%) Data Modelling
4 110 (9.83%) Migration
5 105 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 90 (8.04%) Analytics
7 89 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (6.17%) Project Management
10 66 (5.90%) Data Management
11 60 (5.36%) Business Analysis
12 54 (4.83%) Data Migration
13 40 (3.57%) CRM
14 39 (3.49%) OO
15 38 (3.40%) Configuration Management
15 38 (3.40%) ITIL
16 37 (3.31%) Dimensional Modelling
17 36 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
18 35 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 511 (45.67%) SQL
2 103 (9.20%) PL/SQL
3 88 (7.86%) Java
4 55 (4.92%) VBA
5 47 (4.20%) Perl
6 43 (3.84%) Shell Script
7 42 (3.75%) ABAP
8 41 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 34 (3.04%) JavaScript
10 28 (2.50%) VB
11 21 (1.88%) Python
12 20 (1.79%) C#
13 19 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 17 (1.52%) VBScript
15 11 (0.98%) R
16 5 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.45%) C
17 4 (0.36%) VB6
17 4 (0.36%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 64 (5.72%) Degree
2 26 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.16%) MBA
5 7 (0.63%) CIPD
6 5 (0.45%) ISEB
6 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.36%) PMP
7 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.089%) CITP
9 1 (0.089%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.089%) CNA
9 1 (0.089%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.089%) Siebel Certification
9 1 (0.089%) HNC
9 1 (0.089%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 32 (2.86%) QA
3 16 (1.43%) SLA
4 13 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.36%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) HL7
7 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.18%) Basel II
8 2 (0.18%) COREP
8 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.089%) Basel III
9 1 (0.089%) EMIR
9 1 (0.089%) FINREP
System Software
1 8 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Samba
4 2 (0.18%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) Xen
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.089%) XenApp
5 1 (0.089%) GridGain
5 1 (0.089%) HDFS
5 1 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.45%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.36%) Netcool
3 4 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.27%) SCCM
4 3 (0.27%) SCOM
4 3 (0.27%) Graphite
5 2 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.18%) Puppet
5 2 (0.18%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.089%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.089%) Oozie
6 1 (0.089%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 339 (30.29%) Oracle
2 316 (28.24%) SAP
3 152 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 89 (7.95%) Informatica
5 77 (6.88%) Cognos
6 75 (6.70%) Tableau
7 39 (3.49%) IBM
8 25 (2.23%) Sybase
9 23 (2.06%) Pega
10 20 (1.79%) webMethods
11 18 (1.61%) Greenplum
12 17 (1.52%) Netezza
12 17 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (1.52%) Ariba
13 15 (1.34%) BEA
13 15 (1.34%) Ab Initio
13 15 (1.34%) Teradata
14 14 (1.25%) VMware
15 13 (1.16%) Adobe
15 13 (1.16%) HP
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