The table below looks at the statistics for Xcelsius skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xcelsius over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius
Rank 603 569 551
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -18
Contract jobs citing Xcelsius 14 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.040% 0.084%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 32
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£525 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £375 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £440 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
11739 11833 11959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.52% 22.46% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7503 7329 6850
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 £273 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 202 338
Average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.96% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

Xcelsius
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Xcelsius Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xcelsius
Daily Rate Trend

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

Xcelsius Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xcelsius
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Xcelsius Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Xcelsius
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xcelsius within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -23 13 £525 +31.25% 3
London +8 10 £538 +34.37% 3
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Xcelsius
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xcelsius 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 Xcelsius.

1 27 (77.14%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (57.14%) Business Objects
3 16 (45.71%) ETL
4 14 (40.00%) SQL
5 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
5 13 (37.14%) SAP
5 13 (37.14%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (37.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 10 (28.57%) QlikView
7 9 (25.71%) Banking
7 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
7 9 (25.71%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (25.71%) SAP BW
8 8 (22.86%) Tableau
8 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
9 7 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 7 (20.00%) VBA
9 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (17.14%) SAP BPC
10 6 (17.14%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (17.14%) Visualisation
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (14.29%) Oracle
11 5 (14.29%) SAS
11 5 (14.29%) MS Access
12 4 (11.43%) HTML
12 4 (11.43%) OLAP
12 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking

Xcelsius
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xcelsius 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 Xcelsius. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.86%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
1 13 (37.14%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (37.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 10 (28.57%) QlikView
3 9 (25.71%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (25.71%) SAP BW
4 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (14.29%) MS Access
8 4 (11.43%) OLAP
8 4 (11.43%) SAP BI
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (11.43%) Spotfire
8 4 (11.43%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (8.57%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (8.57%) Star Schema
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Business Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Business Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Business Objects Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) SAP BW Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (5.71%) SAS Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) SAP BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) SAP XI
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Visualisation
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (45.71%) ETL
3 7 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (17.14%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) Data Transformation
6 3 (8.57%) Data Reconciliation
6 3 (8.57%) Data Management
7 2 (5.71%) Workflow Management
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Workflow
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) VBA
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) HNC
2 2 (5.71%) HND
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 13 (37.14%) SAP
3 8 (22.86%) Tableau
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (2.86%) Birst
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