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 Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 24 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.

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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 87 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 32 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.75% 1.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 3.82% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 27
Average daily rate
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£363 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £340 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £16.25 £26.21
% change year-on-year
+115.69% -38.00%
Business Objects
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1269 942 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.90% 45.68% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 496 490
Average daily rate £361 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 74 105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Objects across the West Midlands region.

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham 0 15 £353 -17.05% 4
Solihull - 4 £398 -
Warwickshire -11 3 £390 +59.18%
Staffordshire -8 2 - - 1
Coventry -8 1 £433 +50.43%
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 19 (38.00%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (34.00%) SQL
5 14 (28.00%) SAP
5 14 (28.00%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (28.00%) Oracle Database
6 12 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 10 (20.00%) Data Mart
8 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (18.00%) Migration
9 9 (18.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (18.00%) Toad
10 8 (16.00%) ETL
10 8 (16.00%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
11 7 (14.00%) SAS
12 5 (10.00%) Data Management
12 5 (10.00%) Windows
12 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
13 4 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
13 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 4 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
13 4 (8.00%) Relational Database

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) e-Work
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (28.00%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (20.00%) Data Mart
6 8 (16.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (8.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (6.00%) MS Access
9 2 (4.00%) QlikView
9 2 (4.00%) Base SAS
9 2 (4.00%) SAP BW
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
10 1 (2.00%) DataStage
10 1 (2.00%) SAP BI
10 1 (2.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Toad
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Welsh Language
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Consultant
7 6 (12.00%) Data Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Business Objects Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Business Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Report Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) Data Modeller
10 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Business Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Business Objects Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Data Consultant
10 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) WinForms
2 1 (2.00%) WCF
2 1 (2.00%) WF
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) HPUX
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.00%) Migration
4 9 (18.00%) Data Modelling
5 8 (16.00%) ETL
6 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Data Management
7 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
8 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.00%) Analytics
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.00%) Project Management
10 2 (4.00%) CRM
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL
10 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.00%) VB
3 3 (6.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) ABAP
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) Korn
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) HND
2 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 14 (28.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Informatica
4 2 (4.00%) Cognos
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
5 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.00%) Metastorm
5 1 (2.00%) Pega
5 1 (2.00%) Tableau
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