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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 200 156 158
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 606 739 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.40% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.29% 3.00% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 451 419
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 22
Average hourly rate £27.91 £18.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -46.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £12.50 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £22.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -48.14%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -51 539 £413 +3.12% 180
London -43 281 £444 +4.41% 68
South East -55 73 £375 +3.80% 22
City of London -25 65 £425 -5.55% 30
South West -7 58 £375 -6.25% 20
Scotland +9 45 £375 +72.41% 11
East of England -8 35 £311 -11.07% 11
Hertfordshire -8 26 £300 -25.00% 4
North West +4 25 £431 +32.69% 20
West Midlands -20 25 £375 -9.09% 14
Yorkshire +12 24 £463 +32.14% 13
Gloucestershire +2 23 £375 - 10
Bristol +4 22 £363 -9.37% 5
Surrey -2 20 £438 +9.37% 1
Glasgow -4 19 £250 +25.00% 3
Berkshire -14 19 £369 +10.90% 8
Edinburgh +8 17 £375 -6.25% 7
Birmingham +6 17 £353 -14.54% 9
West Yorkshire +11 14 £476 +26.15% 8
Buckinghamshire -25 14 £355 -6.57%
Cheshire +17 12 £425 +6.25% 3
Gloucester -2 12 £375 +5.63% 3
Wiltshire 0 10 £450 - 3
North East -25 10 £450 -18.18% 4
Swindon - 10 £450 - 1
Guildford +9 9 - -
South Yorkshire +12 8 £276 -21.07% 2
Welwyn Garden City -1 7 £196 -25.94%
Manchester -12 7 £350 +42.85% 14
Tyne and Wear -26 7 £163 - 3

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 525 (44.87%) SQL
2 450 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 386 (32.99%) Oracle
4 354 (30.26%) Finance
5 349 (29.83%) Data Warehouse
6 299 (25.56%) BusinessObjects
7 287 (24.53%) SAP
8 250 (21.37%) SQL Server
9 243 (20.77%) ETL
10 155 (13.25%) Microsoft
11 152 (12.99%) MS Excel
11 152 (12.99%) Banking
12 139 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
13 138 (11.79%) Data Modelling
14 130 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
14 130 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 120 (10.26%) PL/SQL
16 99 (8.46%) Informatica
17 97 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
18 96 (8.21%) Management Information System
18 96 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 93 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 93 (7.95%) Data Analysis
20 92 (7.86%) SAP BW
20 92 (7.86%) Relational Database
21 91 (7.78%) Cognos
22 90 (7.69%) Business Analysis
23 89 (7.61%) QlikView
23 89 (7.61%) UNIX
23 89 (7.61%) Migration

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.21%) SAS
2 46 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.11%) NetWeaver
4 12 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (0.68%) IIS
8 7 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.34%) Documentum
10 4 (0.34%) Apache
10 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.26%) AquaLogic
11 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.26%) FileNet
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 152 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.68%) MS Office
3 30 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.97%) MS Project
5 22 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.62%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.60%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.26%) SPSS
9 2 (0.17%) FastStats
10 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (1.88%) SAP BPC
2 12 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 10 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.68%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.34%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.34%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.34%) Maximo
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.26%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.11%) SaaS
2 5 (0.43%) Taleo
3 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.085%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.45%) Internet
2 14 (1.20%) Intranet
2 14 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (1.11%) 3G
4 12 (1.03%) 2G
5 11 (0.94%) LTE
5 11 (0.94%) LDAP
6 7 (0.60%) SSL
7 6 (0.51%) 4G
8 5 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.43%) Telnet
8 5 (0.43%) GPRS
8 5 (0.43%) GSM
8 5 (0.43%) UMTS
8 5 (0.43%) WAN
8 5 (0.43%) SNMP
9 4 (0.34%) DNS
9 4 (0.34%) DHCP
9 4 (0.34%) SAN
10 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (29.83%) Data Warehouse
2 299 (25.56%) BusinessObjects
3 250 (21.37%) SQL Server
4 130 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
4 130 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 96 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 93 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (7.86%) SAP BW
7 92 (7.86%) Relational Database
8 89 (7.61%) QlikView
9 79 (6.75%) Oracle Database
10 64 (5.47%) SAP Data Services
11 63 (5.38%) Crystal Reports
12 60 (5.13%) MS Access
13 58 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
14 42 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
15 39 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
16 37 (3.16%) Data Mining
17 36 (3.08%) Data Mart
17 36 (3.08%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 33 (2.82%) Toad
2 12 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.03%) ERwin
2 12 (1.03%) LSMW
3 9 (0.77%) JIRA
4 7 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.26%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.26%) Subversion
7 3 (0.26%) NUnit
7 3 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.26%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.26%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.17%) RIATest
General
1 354 (30.26%) Finance
2 152 (12.99%) Banking
3 61 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 60 (5.13%) Retail
5 52 (4.44%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.39%) Marketing
7 23 (1.97%) Legal
8 22 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.54%) Publishing
10 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.03%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.85%) Local Government
12 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.77%) Billing
13 8 (0.68%) Front Office
14 6 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.51%) Back Office
14 6 (0.51%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.43%) Military
16 4 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 391 (33.42%) Developer
2 321 (27.44%) Analyst
3 148 (12.65%) Business Developer
4 142 (12.14%) Consultant
5 137 (11.71%) Business Objects Developer
6 101 (8.63%) Business Analyst
7 86 (7.35%) Data Analyst
8 81 (6.92%) SAP Consultant
9 60 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 60 (5.13%) Business Objects Consultant
10 59 (5.04%) Architect
11 53 (4.53%) Business Consultant
12 49 (4.19%) MI Analyst
13 43 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 38 (3.25%) Oracle Developer
15 35 (2.99%) ETL Developer
16 34 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 32 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 31 (2.65%) SQL Developer
19 23 (1.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.13%) .NET
2 48 (4.10%) XML
3 31 (2.65%) MDX
4 24 (2.05%) Web Services
5 21 (1.79%) Middleware
6 18 (1.54%) HTML
6 18 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.94%) CSS
8 9 (0.77%) SAP XI
9 6 (0.51%) Java EE
10 5 (0.43%) JSON
10 5 (0.43%) SAP Basis
10 5 (0.43%) JMS
10 5 (0.43%) XSLT
11 4 (0.34%) J2EE
11 4 (0.34%) Spring
11 4 (0.34%) WCF
11 4 (0.34%) jQuery
11 4 (0.34%) Ajax
11 4 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 139 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (8.21%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.68%) NHS
4 34 (2.91%) Data Integration
5 21 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 20 (1.71%) Data Extraction
7 13 (1.11%) Market Risk
8 12 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 8 (0.68%) Statistics
9 8 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.60%) CMDB
10 7 (0.60%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.60%) Data Conversion
10 7 (0.60%) SWIFT
10 7 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.51%) Open Source
11 6 (0.51%) Derivative
11 6 (0.51%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.43%) FMCG
12 5 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (7.61%) UNIX
2 53 (4.53%) Linux
3 52 (4.44%) Windows
4 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.85%) Solaris
6 10 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.77%) AIX
8 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.34%) HPUX
10 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 243 (20.77%) ETL
3 138 (11.79%) Data Modelling
4 97 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (7.95%) Data Analysis
6 90 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 89 (7.61%) Migration
8 70 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (5.81%) Analytics
10 67 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 66 (5.64%) Data Management
12 63 (5.38%) Project Management
13 46 (3.93%) Kimball Methodology
14 43 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (3.68%) CRM
15 41 (3.50%) Data Migration
16 37 (3.16%) Workflow
16 37 (3.16%) PRINCE2
16 37 (3.16%) Dimensional Modelling
17 35 (2.99%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 525 (44.87%) SQL
2 120 (10.26%) PL/SQL
3 59 (5.04%) Java
4 55 (4.70%) VBA
5 50 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 30 (2.56%) ABAP
7 29 (2.48%) C#
8 25 (2.14%) VB
9 22 (1.88%) Perl
10 19 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.28%) VBScript
12 10 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.77%) C
14 7 (0.60%) Python
15 6 (0.51%) C++
15 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.43%) R
17 4 (0.34%) Ruby
18 3 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (4.87%) Degree
2 31 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (0.68%) ISEB
6 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.43%) CIMA
7 5 (0.43%) ACCA
7 5 (0.43%) SAP Certification
7 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.34%) HND
9 3 (0.26%) AAT
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.26%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) HNC
10 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.085%) MAPM
11 1 (0.085%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.99%) QA
2 28 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.43%) SLA
5 4 (0.34%) GxP
5 4 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.34%) Basel III
6 3 (0.26%) Basel II
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.085%) COBIT
8 1 (0.085%) COREP
8 1 (0.085%) EMIR
8 1 (0.085%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 14 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.85%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.26%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.17%) HDFS
5 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.085%) IAG
6 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.085%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (0.60%) AppDNA
2 5 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.43%) Control-M
3 4 (0.34%) OpenView
4 3 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.26%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.26%) Netcool
5 2 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.085%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 386 (32.99%) Oracle
2 287 (24.53%) SAP
3 155 (13.25%) Microsoft
4 99 (8.46%) Informatica
5 91 (7.78%) Cognos
6 65 (5.56%) Tableau
7 40 (3.42%) Teradata
8 36 (3.08%) IBM
9 25 (2.14%) Sybase
10 16 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
10 16 (1.37%) Remedy
10 16 (1.37%) Northgate
11 14 (1.20%) HP
11 14 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.20%) VMware
12 13 (1.11%) Google
13 12 (1.03%) Greenplum
14 11 (0.94%) Omniture
14 11 (0.94%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.94%) Siebel
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified Market Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago