The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 29 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.

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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 14 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 1.67% 1.16% 2.04%
As % of the Vendors category 3.57% 3.13% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.48 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+37.33% -11.51%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Vendors Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
28 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 46.67% 37.21% 61.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 15
Average daily rate £325 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Objects across the West Lothian region.

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Ergonomics
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Omniture
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Ergonomics
1 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Omniture