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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 97 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 25 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.30% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 3.01% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £363 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £449 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -48.14%
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
1279 898 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.96% 43.32% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 462 517
Average daily rate £330 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 51 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 16 £353 -14.54% 9
Warwickshire -6 3 £390 -
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 23 (47.92%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (45.83%) Oracle
3 19 (39.58%) Finance
4 17 (35.42%) SQL
5 15 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (27.08%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (27.08%) SAP
6 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
7 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (20.83%) Data Mart
9 10 (20.83%) PL/SQL
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.75%) Toad
10 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) SAS
12 7 (14.58%) BusinessObjects XI
12 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.50%) Banking
14 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
14 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
14 5 (10.42%) ETL
14 5 (10.42%) Windows
14 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
15 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
15 4 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
15 4 (8.33%) Cognos
15 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (27.08%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
3 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (20.83%) Data Mart
4 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 7 (14.58%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.17%) Base SAS
7 2 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (4.17%) OLAP
7 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (4.17%) SAP BW
8 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
8 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.08%) MS Access
8 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
8 1 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Toad
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Consultant
6 7 (14.58%) Business Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) Business Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) Business Objects Consultant
8 4 (8.33%) MI Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Business Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Lead Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) WinForms
2 1 (2.08%) WCF
2 1 (2.08%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) HPUX
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
6 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.25%) Data Management
8 3 (6.25%) Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) Data Mapping
9 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (4.17%) User Stories
9 2 (4.17%) Migration
9 2 (4.17%) Information Management
9 2 (4.17%) Use Case
9 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.33%) VBA
4 3 (6.25%) C
5 2 (4.17%) ABAP
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) HND
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Oracle
2 13 (27.08%) SAP
3 4 (8.33%) Cognos
4 3 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.08%) Netezza
5 1 (2.08%) Pega
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Sybase
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