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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP BusinessObjects
Rank 431 364 386
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +22
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 167 233 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.44% 1.98% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 129 91
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50

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
11571 11749 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.97% 22.77% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7713 7225 6675
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 267 274
Average hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

BusinessObjects Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 -101 136 £420 -1.17% 45
London -53 53 £425 -5.55% 21
South East -21 42 £396 -7.90% 10
Scotland +17 21 £350 +16.66% 5
Edinburgh +3 14 £350 +16.66% 3
City of London -11 14 £435 +3.57% 11
Surrey +4 12 £391 - 1
Berkshire -2 12 £350 +21.73% 3
North West -11 10 £475 +11.76% 3
Reading +19 8 £353 +22.60% 1
East of England -15 8 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £450 -
East Midlands +6 7 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £290 -25.64%
Manchester -9 7 £475 +16.92% 3
Milton Keynes - 7 £290 -
West Midlands -12 6 £413 -7.30% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £400 - 1
South West -26 5 £350 -16.66% 3
Northampton - 4 £325 -
Middlesex +2 3 £396 -13.91%
Oxfordshire -22 3 £488 +8.33%
Solihull - 3 £420 -
Cheshire +10 2 - -
Brentford -1 2 £500 -
Wales -28 2 £325 -7.47%
Birmingham - 2 £413 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £323 - 2
Slough - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £500 -

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 315 (96.04%) SAP
3 146 (44.51%) Business Intelligence
4 102 (31.10%) SAP BW
4 102 (31.10%) SQL
5 92 (28.05%) Oracle
6 90 (27.44%) Finance
7 75 (22.87%) ETL
7 75 (22.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 63 (19.21%) SAP Data Services
9 59 (17.99%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
11 50 (15.24%) Data Modelling
12 49 (14.94%) Microsoft
13 47 (14.33%) SQL Server
14 42 (12.80%) SAP BI
15 41 (12.50%) Migration
16 40 (12.20%) ABAP
17 34 (10.37%) PL/SQL
17 34 (10.37%) MS Excel
18 32 (9.76%) BusinessObjects XI
19 31 (9.45%) SAP HANA
20 27 (8.23%) ERP
20 27 (8.23%) NetWeaver
21 26 (7.93%) Crystal Reports
21 26 (7.93%) Performance Tuning
22 24 (7.32%) Project Management
22 24 (7.32%) Tableau
22 24 (7.32%) Kimball Methodology
22 24 (7.32%) Dimensional Modelling

BusinessObjects
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (8.23%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.66%) SAS
3 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.13%) CMS
5 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.30%) SAP EP
Applications
1 34 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.96%) MS Office
3 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.52%) MS Project
5 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (5.49%) SAP BPC
2 17 (5.18%) SAP SRM
3 9 (2.74%) SAP ERP
4 7 (2.13%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (1.83%) SAP HR
6 5 (1.52%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.52%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.91%) SAP ECC
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.91%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.61%) Maximo
8 2 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.61%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.61%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.61%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.61%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) WAN
2 6 (1.83%) SAN
3 5 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.22%) DNS
5 3 (0.91%) Internet
6 2 (0.61%) LDAP
7 1 (0.30%) WAAS
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (31.10%) SAP BW
2 75 (22.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 63 (19.21%) SAP Data Services
4 59 (17.99%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (14.33%) SQL Server
6 42 (12.80%) SAP BI
7 32 (9.76%) BusinessObjects XI
8 31 (9.45%) SAP HANA
9 26 (7.93%) Crystal Reports
10 20 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (5.49%) QlikView
12 16 (4.88%) MS Access
13 14 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (3.96%) Oracle Database
15 12 (3.66%) Relational Database
16 11 (3.35%) OLAP
17 10 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
18 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (2.74%) BODI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.05%) Toad
2 8 (2.44%) LSMW
2 8 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.61%) ERwin
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (27.44%) Finance
2 19 (5.79%) Retail
3 11 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.74%) Marketing
4 9 (2.74%) Banking
5 8 (2.44%) Publishing
5 8 (2.44%) Legal
5 8 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.91%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (27.44%) Consultant
2 83 (25.30%) Developer
3 75 (22.87%) SAP Consultant
4 68 (20.73%) Analyst
5 36 (10.98%) Business Objects Consultant
6 31 (9.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 31 (9.45%) Business Developer
7 29 (8.84%) Business Consultant
8 25 (7.62%) Business Objects Developer
9 21 (6.40%) Business Analyst
9 21 (6.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 21 (6.40%) SAP Business Consultant
10 20 (6.10%) SAP Developer
11 18 (5.49%) Data Analyst
12 17 (5.18%) SAP BI Consultant
12 17 (5.18%) Architect
13 13 (3.96%) Data Consultant
13 13 (3.96%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.96%) SAP BW Consultant
14 10 (3.05%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.88%) SAP XI
2 15 (4.57%) XML
3 7 (2.13%) .NET
4 6 (1.83%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.22%) Web Services
6 3 (0.91%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.91%) MDX
6 3 (0.91%) Middleware
7 2 (0.61%) SAP MI
7 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.61%) SOAP
7 2 (0.61%) HTML
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.61%) SAP ALE
7 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.61%) REST
8 1 (0.30%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.18%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.66%) Data Extraction
4 11 (3.35%) Data Integration
4 11 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.83%) HACMP
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.22%) Data Conversion
7 4 (1.22%) FMCG
8 3 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.91%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) Life Science
9 2 (0.61%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.61%) Open Source
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.40%) Windows
2 11 (3.35%) UNIX
3 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (2.74%) Linux
4 6 (1.83%) AIX
5 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.91%) Solaris
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (44.51%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (22.87%) ETL
3 50 (15.24%) Data Modelling
4 41 (12.50%) Migration
5 27 (8.23%) ERP
6 26 (7.93%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (7.32%) Project Management
7 24 (7.32%) Kimball Methodology
7 24 (7.32%) Dimensional Modelling
7 24 (7.32%) Data Migration
8 23 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.57%) Change Management
11 14 (4.27%) Data Governance
12 13 (3.96%) Business Analysis
12 13 (3.96%) CRM
13 12 (3.66%) Scrum
13 12 (3.66%) Analytics
14 11 (3.35%) Procure-to-pay
14 11 (3.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 102 (31.10%) SQL
2 40 (12.20%) ABAP
3 34 (10.37%) PL/SQL
4 18 (5.49%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.27%) VB
6 10 (3.05%) Java
7 7 (2.13%) VBA
8 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.91%) C#
10 2 (0.61%) VBScript
10 2 (0.61%) C
10 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.30%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.10%) Degree
2 7 (2.13%) MBA
3 4 (1.22%) ISEB
3 4 (1.22%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.61%) PMP
5 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.30%) HNC
6 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.27%) QA
2 6 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.44%) VMware ESX
1 8 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.83%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.61%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 328 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 315 (96.04%) SAP
3 92 (28.05%) Oracle
4 49 (14.94%) Microsoft
5 24 (7.32%) Tableau
6 20 (6.10%) Informatica
7 18 (5.49%) IBM
8 17 (5.18%) Cognos
9 13 (3.96%) Teradata
10 10 (3.05%) Ariba
11 9 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (2.44%) VMware
13 6 (1.83%) EMC
14 5 (1.52%) NetApp
14 5 (1.52%) Hyperion
15 4 (1.22%) Altiris
15 4 (1.22%) Siebel
15 4 (1.22%) Remedy
16 2 (0.61%) Citrix
16 2 (0.61%) SunGard
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