The table below looks at the statistics for BusinessObjects skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BusinessObjects over the 3 months to 22 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP BusinessObjects
Rank 456 377 405
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +28
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 161 204 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.37% 1.71% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 76
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£400 £425 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £41.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -54.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11748 11930 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.80% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7668 7334 6756
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 238 308
Average hourly rate £31.40 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

BusinessObjects
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

BusinessObjects Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK.

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BusinessObjects
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK.

BusinessObjects Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
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 BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -78 139 £425 - 66
London -5 74 £450 +2.85% 19
South East -34 27 £370 -1.33% 15
East of England -11 13 £383 -4.37% 3
Scotland -4 12 £350 +37.25%
City of London +9 11 £435 +7.40% 4
West Midlands -13 9 £375 -15.73% 7
Berkshire -6 8 £353 +6.01% 4
Hertfordshire -14 7 £266 -33.43%
Surrey +4 6 £391 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £425 - 3
Middlesex -2 5 £461 -19.91%
South West -36 5 £350 -20.45% 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 £260 - 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £260 - 2
Reading +14 4 £350 -6.66% 3
North West -17 4 £450 +1.40% 8
Solihull - 4 £398 -
Birmingham -4 3 £375 - 7
Oxfordshire -10 2 £500 +17.64% 1
East Midlands -11 2 £325 -18.75% 4
Oxford -13 2 £500 +17.64% 1
Bristol -27 2 £288 -31.54%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £488 -
Brentford 0 1 £525 -4.54% 1
Staines -4 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire -4 1 £325 -68.29% 3
Wiltshire -14 1 £450 - 2
North East -40 1 £550 -

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BusinessObjects 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 BusinessObjects.

1 314 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 299 (95.22%) SAP
3 135 (42.99%) Business Intelligence
4 97 (30.89%) SAP BW
5 77 (24.52%) Finance
5 77 (24.52%) SQL
6 76 (24.20%) Oracle
7 63 (20.06%) ETL
7 63 (20.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 56 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
9 50 (15.92%) SAP Data Services
10 47 (14.97%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (14.97%) Data Modelling
11 44 (14.01%) Migration
12 42 (13.38%) SQL Server
13 38 (12.10%) ABAP
13 38 (12.10%) Microsoft
14 36 (11.46%) SAP BI
15 33 (10.51%) SAP HANA
16 31 (9.87%) BusinessObjects XI
17 29 (9.24%) ERP
18 28 (8.92%) MS Excel
19 25 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
20 24 (7.64%) Data Migration
20 24 (7.64%) Crystal Reports
21 22 (7.01%) IBM
22 21 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (6.69%) Windows
22 21 (6.69%) Degree
23 20 (6.37%) SAP BPC

BusinessObjects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BusinessObjects 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 BusinessObjects. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (6.37%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.87%) SAS
2 9 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.59%) CMS
4 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.50%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (3.18%) MS Office
4 9 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.59%) MS Project
6 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (6.37%) SAP BPC
2 7 (2.23%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.23%) SAP SRM
2 7 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.59%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (1.27%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.96%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.96%) Maximo
5 3 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.96%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.64%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.64%) Agresso
7 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.23%) WAN
2 6 (1.91%) SAN
3 5 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (0.64%) LDAP
5 2 (0.64%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (30.89%) SAP BW
2 63 (20.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 50 (15.92%) SAP Data Services
4 47 (14.97%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (13.38%) SQL Server
6 36 (11.46%) SAP BI
7 33 (10.51%) SAP HANA
8 31 (9.87%) BusinessObjects XI
9 24 (7.64%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (5.73%) MS Access
11 13 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (3.82%) Xcelsius
12 12 (3.82%) OLAP
13 11 (3.50%) Oracle Database
14 10 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (2.87%) QlikView
15 9 (2.87%) BODI
15 9 (2.87%) Relational Database
16 8 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.50%) LSMW
2 9 (2.87%) Toad
3 8 (2.55%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.64%) ERwin
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (24.52%) Finance
2 17 (5.41%) Retail
3 10 (3.18%) Banking
4 9 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.55%) Marketing
5 8 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.23%) Legal
6 7 (2.23%) Publishing
6 7 (2.23%) Billing
7 5 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.96%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 97 (30.89%) Consultant
2 79 (25.16%) SAP Consultant
3 71 (22.61%) Developer
4 60 (19.11%) Analyst
5 40 (12.74%) Business Objects Consultant
6 31 (9.87%) Business Consultant
7 28 (8.92%) Business Objects Developer
8 26 (8.28%) Business Developer
9 25 (7.96%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 22 (7.01%) Business Analyst
11 21 (6.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (6.37%) SAP Business Consultant
12 20 (6.37%) SAP BI Consultant
13 18 (5.73%) SAP Developer
14 17 (5.41%) Data Consultant
15 16 (5.10%) Architect
16 14 (4.46%) Data Analyst
17 13 (4.14%) SAP Data Consultant
18 12 (3.82%) MI Analyst
19 10 (3.18%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.46%) XML
2 11 (3.50%) SAP XI
3 6 (1.91%) .NET
4 5 (1.59%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.27%) MDX
6 3 (0.96%) HTML
6 3 (0.96%) Web Services
6 3 (0.96%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.64%) REST
7 2 (0.64%) SAP ALE
7 2 (0.64%) SAP MI
7 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.64%) SOAP
7 2 (0.64%) Middleware
8 1 (0.32%) SAML
8 1 (0.32%) ODBC
8 1 (0.32%) BAPI
8 1 (0.32%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.10%) Data Structures
4 14 (4.46%) Data Integration
5 10 (3.18%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.91%) HACMP
7 5 (1.59%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.59%) FMCG
7 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.96%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.96%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.64%) Open Source
9 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.64%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.32%) DTV
10 1 (0.32%) AS400
10 1 (0.32%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.69%) Windows
2 11 (3.50%) Linux
3 10 (3.18%) UNIX
4 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.91%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.91%) AIX
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (42.99%) Business Intelligence
2 63 (20.06%) ETL
3 47 (14.97%) Data Modelling
4 44 (14.01%) Migration
5 29 (9.24%) ERP
6 25 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (7.64%) Data Migration
8 21 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (5.41%) Project Management
11 16 (5.10%) Dimensional Modelling
12 15 (4.78%) Kimball Methodology
13 13 (4.14%) Data Management
14 12 (3.82%) Business Analysis
15 11 (3.50%) CRM
15 11 (3.50%) Test Scripting
15 11 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (3.50%) Requirements Analysis
15 11 (3.50%) Data Governance
16 10 (3.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (24.52%) SQL
2 38 (12.10%) ABAP
3 20 (6.37%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.82%) VB
5 11 (3.50%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.18%) Java
7 6 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.91%) VBScript
8 4 (1.27%) VBA
8 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.96%) C#
10 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (6.69%) Degree
2 9 (2.87%) SC Cleared
2 9 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.59%) SAP Certification
4 4 (1.27%) MBA
4 4 (1.27%) ISEB
5 2 (0.64%) PMP
5 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.82%) QA
2 7 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.64%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (3.82%) VMware ESX
2 9 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.91%) PowerHA
3 6 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (1.91%) AppDNA
2 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 314 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 299 (95.22%) SAP
3 76 (24.20%) Oracle
4 38 (12.10%) Microsoft
5 22 (7.01%) IBM
6 19 (6.05%) Informatica
7 17 (5.41%) Cognos
8 16 (5.10%) Tableau
9 13 (4.14%) Teradata
10 12 (3.82%) VMware
11 8 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (1.91%) Remedy
12 6 (1.91%) EMC
12 6 (1.91%) Citrix
13 5 (1.59%) Ariba
13 5 (1.59%) NetApp
13 5 (1.59%) Sybase
14 4 (1.27%) Siebel
15 3 (0.96%) Primavera
16 2 (0.64%) Birst
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