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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 204 172 130
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -42
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 541 620 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.22% 1.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 2.69% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 319 412
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £21.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +6.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £13.29 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.72 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.48 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.58% -12.62%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 -26 506 £413 +3.12% 162
London -11 220 £425 +3.97% 59
South East -58 94 £396 -1.00% 16
City of London +11 45 £425 -15.00% 11
South West -14 43 £390 -0.63% 33
East of England +9 38 £425 +34.92% 3
North West -14 35 £475 +35.71% 11
West Midlands -8 33 £300 -27.92% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 29 £319 -20.31% 4
Berkshire -23 24 £450 -11.11% 1
Manchester -12 21 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire -25 21 £335 -7.58% 25
Scotland -18 18 £343 +24.54% 5
East Midlands +9 16 £325 +22.64% 4
Wiltshire +2 16 £513 +70.83% 3
Bristol +2 16 £375 -6.25% 5
Swindon +5 13 £513 +64.00% 1
Bedfordshire +6 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes -7 12 £319 -19.04% 1
Surrey -12 11 £396 +50.85% 5
Shropshire -7 10 £565 +36.96%
West Yorkshire -27 10 £375 - 14
South Yorkshire +6 9 £238 - 3
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £438 +45.83%
Telford -2 9 £565 +36.96%
Edinburgh -9 9 £350 +44.32% 2
Middlesex +7 7 £396 +13.14%
Essex +4 7 £475 +5.55% 1
Slough 0 7 £500 -4.76%
Glasgow -10 7 £323 -4.08% 2

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 524 (46.54%) SQL
2 440 (39.08%) Business Intelligence
3 351 (31.17%) Oracle
4 347 (30.82%) BusinessObjects
5 332 (29.48%) SAP
6 322 (28.60%) Data Warehouse
7 309 (27.44%) Finance
8 246 (21.85%) ETL
9 216 (19.18%) SQL Server
10 181 (16.07%) Data Modelling
11 147 (13.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 146 (12.97%) BusinessObjects XI
13 144 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
14 138 (12.26%) Microsoft
15 129 (11.46%) MS Excel
16 127 (11.28%) Banking
17 114 (10.12%) SAP BW
18 112 (9.95%) Data Analysis
18 112 (9.95%) Migration
19 108 (9.59%) QlikView
20 107 (9.50%) PL/SQL
21 106 (9.41%) UNIX
22 100 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 99 (8.79%) SAP Data Services
24 95 (8.44%) Informatica
25 88 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 86 (7.64%) Cognos
27 82 (7.28%) Relational Database
28 80 (7.10%) Java
28 80 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 75 (6.66%) SAS
2 49 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.20%) WebLogic
4 30 (2.66%) NetWeaver
5 21 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.24%) IIS
7 10 (0.89%) CMS
8 9 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.71%) Documentum
10 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.53%) WildFly
12 5 (0.44%) JBoss
13 4 (0.36%) AquaLogic
14 3 (0.27%) Captiva
14 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Process Server
15 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 129 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 70 (6.22%) MS Office
3 51 (4.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.69%) SPSS
6 10 (0.89%) MS Project
7 9 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.089%) FastStats
9 1 (0.089%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.089%) Weka
9 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (2.40%) SAP SRM
2 15 (1.33%) SAP BPC
3 14 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.98%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.98%) CODA-Financials
4 11 (0.98%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.89%) IntelliMatch
6 8 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.62%) ResourceLink
8 6 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.44%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.44%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.36%) Summit
10 4 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
10 4 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.71%) SaaS
2 4 (0.36%) PaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) Taleo
5 1 (0.089%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (1.24%) Internet
3 11 (0.98%) 4G
3 11 (0.98%) WAN
3 11 (0.98%) DNS
3 11 (0.98%) 3G
3 11 (0.98%) 2G
4 10 (0.89%) SAN
5 9 (0.80%) LTE
5 9 (0.80%) GSM
6 8 (0.71%) GPRS
7 7 (0.62%) SSL
7 7 (0.62%) LAN
7 7 (0.62%) Firewall
8 5 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.44%) Intranet
9 4 (0.36%) UMTS
9 4 (0.36%) WCDMA
9 4 (0.36%) HTTP
9 4 (0.36%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (30.82%) BusinessObjects
2 322 (28.60%) Data Warehouse
3 216 (19.18%) SQL Server
4 147 (13.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 146 (12.97%) BusinessObjects XI
6 114 (10.12%) SAP BW
7 108 (9.59%) QlikView
8 100 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 99 (8.79%) SAP Data Services
10 82 (7.28%) Relational Database
11 80 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 73 (6.48%) Oracle Database
13 69 (6.13%) Crystal Reports
14 49 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 48 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 47 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
17 40 (3.55%) DB2
17 40 (3.55%) SAP BI
17 40 (3.55%) BODI
18 35 (3.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (1.95%) Toad
2 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.62%) ERwin
4 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.53%) Lombardi
4 6 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.44%) JIRA
5 5 (0.44%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.36%) LSMW
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
8 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.18%) Selenium
9 1 (0.089%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.089%) Spock
General
1 309 (27.44%) Finance
2 127 (11.28%) Banking
3 54 (4.80%) Retail
4 52 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 49 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.60%) Marketing
7 17 (1.51%) Legal
8 14 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.98%) Publishing
11 10 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.62%) Front Office
14 6 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.53%) Back Office
15 4 (0.36%) Advertising
15 4 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Welsh Language
16 3 (0.27%) Billing
17 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 370 (32.86%) Developer
2 332 (29.48%) Analyst
3 136 (12.08%) Business Developer
4 132 (11.72%) Consultant
5 111 (9.86%) Business Objects Developer
6 104 (9.24%) Business Analyst
7 100 (8.88%) Data Analyst
8 80 (7.10%) Architect
9 70 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 61 (5.42%) SAP Consultant
11 43 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 41 (3.64%) Business Objects Consultant
12 41 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 39 (3.46%) Business Consultant
14 29 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
15 26 (2.31%) SAP Developer
15 26 (2.31%) MI Analyst
16 23 (2.04%) ETL Developer
17 22 (1.95%) Data Modeller
17 22 (1.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.88%) .NET
2 33 (2.93%) XML
3 32 (2.84%) HTML
4 29 (2.58%) Web Services
5 24 (2.13%) J2EE
6 19 (1.69%) SAP XI
7 13 (1.15%) Middleware
8 8 (0.71%) JMS
8 8 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.62%) MDX
9 7 (0.62%) JSON
10 6 (0.53%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.53%) SAP PI
11 5 (0.44%) Java EE
11 5 (0.44%) SAP ALE
11 5 (0.44%) HTML5
11 5 (0.44%) SAX
12 4 (0.36%) BAPI
12 4 (0.36%) Flash
12 4 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.82%) Data Integration
4 38 (3.37%) NHS
5 34 (3.02%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.40%) Data Extraction
7 18 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.15%) Derivative
9 12 (1.07%) Open Source
9 12 (1.07%) Statistics
10 10 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (0.80%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.71%) GIS
12 8 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.71%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.62%) FMCG
13 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.53%) Equities
14 6 (0.53%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.44%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.41%) UNIX
2 70 (6.22%) Windows
3 66 (5.86%) Linux
4 25 (2.22%) Solaris
5 17 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.15%) AIX
8 11 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.36%) HPUX
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.27%) zOS
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 (0.089%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (39.08%) Business Intelligence
2 246 (21.85%) ETL
3 181 (16.07%) Data Modelling
4 112 (9.95%) Data Analysis
4 112 (9.95%) Migration
5 88 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (6.75%) Analytics
8 71 (6.31%) Project Management
9 61 (5.42%) Business Analysis
10 49 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 48 (4.26%) Data Management
11 48 (4.26%) Kimball Methodology
12 46 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
12 46 (4.09%) Dimensional Modelling
13 41 (3.64%) PRINCE2
14 40 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (3.37%) Validation
16 37 (3.29%) OO
16 37 (3.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 524 (46.54%) SQL
2 107 (9.50%) PL/SQL
3 80 (7.10%) Java
4 55 (4.88%) VBA
5 51 (4.53%) Perl
6 46 (4.09%) T-SQL
6 46 (4.09%) ABAP
7 45 (4.00%) VB
8 35 (3.11%) JavaScript
9 28 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.95%) C#
11 18 (1.60%) Python
12 12 (1.07%) C
13 11 (0.98%) VB6
14 5 (0.44%) R
15 4 (0.36%) SAPscript
15 4 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.36%) Korn
15 4 (0.36%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (5.95%) Degree
2 28 (2.49%) VCP4
3 25 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.15%) MBA
6 9 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (0.71%) ISEB
7 8 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.71%) CIPD
8 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.44%) PMP
8 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.089%) CITP
11 1 (0.089%) CBAP
11 1 (0.089%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.089%) HNC
11 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.089%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.29%) QA
2 33 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.69%) SLA
3 19 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.27%) P3O
4 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.089%) COBIT
6 1 (0.089%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.089%) Basel II
System Software
1 15 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.36%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.18%) Samba
5 2 (0.18%) NFS
5 2 (0.18%) Xen
6 1 (0.089%) HDFS
6 1 (0.089%) GridGain
6 1 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.62%) Control-M
3 5 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.36%) OpenView
5 3 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (0.27%) Netcool
6 2 (0.18%) Nagios
6 2 (0.18%) Graphite
7 1 (0.089%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.089%) SCCM
7 1 (0.089%) SCOM
7 1 (0.089%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.089%) Oozie
7 1 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.089%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 351 (31.17%) Oracle
2 332 (29.48%) SAP
3 138 (12.26%) Microsoft
4 95 (8.44%) Informatica
5 86 (7.64%) Cognos
6 67 (5.95%) Tableau
7 38 (3.37%) Sybase
8 35 (3.11%) IBM
9 21 (1.87%) VMware
9 21 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
10 20 (1.78%) HP
10 20 (1.78%) Pega
11 17 (1.51%) Greenplum
11 17 (1.51%) Teradata
11 17 (1.51%) Ariba
12 14 (1.24%) webMethods
13 11 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.98%) CODA
13 11 (0.98%) BEA
14 10 (0.89%) Red Hat
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Hudson IT
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Consulting Point
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £29000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago