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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Objects
Rank 202 190 137
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -53
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 608 608 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.11% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.40% 2.47% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 357 379
Average daily rate
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£413 £395 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £30.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -31.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.83 £11.25 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £72.50 £48.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -36.75%

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
25323 24618 22252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.29% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14434 13926 11757
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 £221 £230
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 1117 1066 1196
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 5 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
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 5 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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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 -21 541 £415 +3.75% 144
London +12 266 £425 - 61
South East -50 82 £398 +6.13% 17
City of London -4 59 £450 - 20
South West +7 54 £385 -3.75% 24
Scotland +17 39 £363 -3.33% 2
West Midlands -5 38 £425 +21.25% 9
North West -2 34 £400 +83.90% 13
East of England +9 25 £388 +19.23% 4
Glasgow +16 24 £370 -7.50% 1
Bristol +12 22 £400 -5.88% 13
Berkshire -26 22 £500 +19.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 21 £306 -5.76% 4
Yorkshire -20 18 £360 +10.76% 13
Reading +1 16 £518 +23.95%
Wiltshire +4 13 £425 +41.66%
Milton Keynes 0 13 £300 -4.00% 2
East Midlands -14 13 £350 +1.81%
Surrey +11 11 £365 +94.40% 5
Bedfordshire +7 11 £419 +28.84%
Telford +3 11 £530 +28.48%
Shropshire +2 11 £530 +28.48%
West Yorkshire -6 11 £360 +2.85% 7
Cheshire - 11 £260 - 1
Coventry +9 10 £355 +57.77% 1
Manchester -2 10 £350 +79.48% 6
Oxfordshire -13 9 £250 -
Lancashire +4 8 £600 +100.00% 3
Leeds -12 8 £346 -46.01% 7
Hampshire -20 8 £450 +38.46% 6

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 490 (44.55%) SQL
2 423 (38.45%) Business Intelligence
3 335 (30.45%) BusinessObjects
4 327 (29.73%) Data Warehouse
5 325 (29.55%) Oracle
6 324 (29.45%) SAP
7 314 (28.55%) Finance
8 233 (21.18%) ETL
9 229 (20.82%) SQL Server
10 174 (15.82%) Data Modelling
11 151 (13.73%) Microsoft
12 146 (13.27%) MS Excel
12 146 (13.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 134 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
14 115 (10.45%) SAP BW
15 112 (10.18%) BusinessObjects XI
16 111 (10.09%) QlikView
17 109 (9.91%) Banking
18 106 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 106 (9.64%) SAP Data Services
19 105 (9.55%) Data Analysis
20 104 (9.45%) SAS
21 103 (9.36%) Migration
22 102 (9.27%) UNIX
23 95 (8.64%) PL/SQL
24 91 (8.27%) Informatica
25 87 (7.91%) Analytics
26 86 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 85 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
28 81 (7.36%) Java

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 104 (9.45%) SAS
2 44 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.91%) WebLogic
4 28 (2.55%) NetWeaver
5 23 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.55%) WildFly
8 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.55%) Documentum
8 6 (0.55%) JBoss
9 5 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.36%) IIS
10 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.36%) FileNet
10 4 (0.36%) CMS
11 3 (0.27%) Confluence
11 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.27%) Captiva
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 146 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 75 (6.82%) MS Office
3 46 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.73%) SPSS
5 18 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.91%) MS Project
7 4 (0.36%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.091%) FastStats
9 1 (0.091%) Weka
Business Applications
1 28 (2.55%) SAP SRM
2 18 (1.64%) SAP BPC
3 8 (0.73%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.73%) WebTrends
3 8 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.64%) Maximo
4 7 (0.64%) ResourceLink
4 7 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.45%) Summit
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
6 4 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.00%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (0.64%) SaaS
4 5 (0.45%) PaaS
5 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.091%) Office 365
6 1 (0.091%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (1.27%) Internet
3 12 (1.09%) 3G
3 12 (1.09%) 4G
4 11 (1.00%) 2G
5 9 (0.82%) LTE
6 8 (0.73%) GPRS
6 8 (0.73%) GSM
7 7 (0.64%) SSL
8 6 (0.55%) SAN
8 6 (0.55%) LDAP
9 5 (0.45%) WAN
9 5 (0.45%) LAN
9 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.36%) Intranet
10 4 (0.36%) DNS
10 4 (0.36%) Firewall
10 4 (0.36%) UMTS
10 4 (0.36%) WCDMA
10 4 (0.36%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (30.45%) BusinessObjects
2 327 (29.73%) Data Warehouse
3 229 (20.82%) SQL Server
4 146 (13.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 115 (10.45%) SAP BW
6 112 (10.18%) BusinessObjects XI
7 111 (10.09%) QlikView
8 106 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 106 (9.64%) SAP Data Services
9 86 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (6.45%) Oracle Database
11 68 (6.18%) Relational Database
12 58 (5.27%) SAP BI
13 57 (5.18%) Crystal Reports
14 55 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 43 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
17 40 (3.64%) BODI
18 37 (3.36%) SAP HANA
19 35 (3.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (1.45%) Toad
2 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.73%) Lombardi
3 8 (0.73%) CA Gen
4 7 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.45%) JIRA
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.27%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.27%) ERwin
8 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.091%) Introscope
10 1 (0.091%) Subversion
10 1 (0.091%) Maven
10 1 (0.091%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.091%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.091%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.091%) TestDirector
General
1 314 (28.55%) Finance
2 109 (9.91%) Banking
3 50 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.27%) Retail
5 46 (4.18%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.00%) Marketing
7 16 (1.45%) Publishing
8 13 (1.18%) Back Office
9 12 (1.09%) Legal
10 10 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Front Office
13 4 (0.36%) French Language
13 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 369 (33.55%) Developer
2 320 (29.09%) Analyst
3 131 (11.91%) Business Developer
4 115 (10.45%) Consultant
4 115 (10.45%) Business Analyst
5 108 (9.82%) Business Objects Developer
6 83 (7.55%) Data Analyst
7 79 (7.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 74 (6.73%) Architect
9 61 (5.55%) SAP Consultant
10 45 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 42 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 35 (3.18%) SQL Developer
12 35 (3.18%) SAP Developer
13 30 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (2.55%) Business Objects Consultant
15 27 (2.45%) Business Consultant
16 22 (2.00%) ETL Developer
17 21 (1.91%) Oracle Developer
17 21 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.27%) .NET
2 45 (4.09%) XML
3 37 (3.36%) Web Services
4 28 (2.55%) J2EE
5 25 (2.27%) HTML
6 24 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.55%) SAP XI
8 15 (1.36%) Middleware
9 9 (0.82%) SAP Basis
9 9 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.73%) JMS
11 7 (0.64%) SOAP
11 7 (0.64%) HTML5
11 7 (0.64%) JSON
11 7 (0.64%) MDX
12 6 (0.55%) RESTful
12 6 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.45%) SAX
13 5 (0.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.18%) Data Integration
4 42 (3.82%) NHS
5 27 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.36%) Data Extraction
7 19 (1.73%) Open Source
8 14 (1.27%) Derivative
9 13 (1.18%) Statistics
10 12 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.09%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.91%) Equities
12 7 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.64%) GIS
12 7 (0.64%) DataPower
12 7 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
12 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.27%) UNIX
2 58 (5.27%) Linux
3 57 (5.18%) Windows
4 22 (2.00%) Solaris
5 18 (1.64%) AIX
6 12 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.27%) zOS
10 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.091%) SUSE
11 1 (0.091%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (38.45%) Business Intelligence
2 233 (21.18%) ETL
3 174 (15.82%) Data Modelling
4 105 (9.55%) Data Analysis
5 103 (9.36%) Migration
6 87 (7.91%) Analytics
7 85 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (6.73%) Project Management
9 62 (5.64%) Business Analysis
10 61 (5.55%) Data Management
11 52 (4.73%) Data Migration
12 42 (3.82%) Dimensional Modelling
13 41 (3.73%) CRM
14 39 (3.55%) Configuration Management
15 38 (3.45%) OO
16 35 (3.18%) ITIL
16 35 (3.18%) Kimball Methodology
17 34 (3.09%) Change Management
18 32 (2.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 490 (44.55%) SQL
2 95 (8.64%) PL/SQL
3 81 (7.36%) Java
4 51 (4.64%) VBA
5 48 (4.36%) Perl
6 46 (4.18%) ABAP
7 40 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.55%) VB
10 27 (2.45%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.91%) Python
12 19 (1.73%) C#
13 12 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.00%) VBScript
15 10 (0.91%) R
16 6 (0.55%) C
17 5 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 4 (0.36%) VB6
18 4 (0.36%) SAS Macro
18 4 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (5.55%) Degree
2 23 (2.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.18%) MBA
3 13 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.64%) CIPD
5 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.27%) PMP
6 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.27%) ISEB
6 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.091%) CNA
8 1 (0.091%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.091%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.091%) CIMA
8 1 (0.091%) HNC
8 1 (0.091%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.091%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.18%) Data Quality
2 32 (2.91%) QA
3 16 (1.45%) SLA
4 15 (1.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.27%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) Basel II
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.091%) Basel III
8 1 (0.091%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.27%) Xen
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.18%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) Samba
5 1 (0.091%) RACF
5 1 (0.091%) XenApp
5 1 (0.091%) GridGain
5 1 (0.091%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.45%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.27%) Netcool
4 3 (0.27%) Nagios
4 3 (0.27%) SCCM
4 3 (0.27%) SCOM
4 3 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.27%) Graphite
5 2 (0.18%) Puppet
5 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.18%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.091%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.091%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.091%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.091%) Oozie
Vendors
1 325 (29.55%) Oracle
2 324 (29.45%) SAP
3 151 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 91 (8.27%) Informatica
5 76 (6.91%) Cognos
6 69 (6.27%) Tableau
7 39 (3.55%) IBM
8 26 (2.36%) Sybase
9 23 (2.09%) Pega
10 19 (1.73%) webMethods
10 19 (1.73%) MicroStrategy
11 18 (1.64%) Ariba
12 16 (1.45%) Netezza
13 15 (1.36%) Teradata
13 15 (1.36%) VMware
14 14 (1.27%) Ab Initio
14 14 (1.27%) BEA
14 14 (1.27%) Greenplum
15 13 (1.18%) HP
16 11 (1.00%) Google
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £160 - £190 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £18.14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago