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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 97 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 24 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.20% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 2.67% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
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 £21.25 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -50.00%
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
1303 935 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.43% 44.93% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 464 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 16 £330 -20.00% 13
Warwickshire -7 3 £390 +30.00%
Shropshire -2 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 23 (46.94%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (40.82%) Finance
4 17 (34.69%) SQL
5 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
7 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Data Mart
8 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
8 10 (20.41%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
8 10 (20.41%) SAP
9 9 (18.37%) Toad
9 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (16.33%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (14.29%) SAS
12 6 (12.24%) Banking
12 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
13 5 (10.20%) SAP Data Services
13 5 (10.20%) Windows
13 5 (10.20%) Quality Management
14 4 (8.16%) Cognos
14 4 (8.16%) ETL
14 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
14 4 (8.16%) VBA
14 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (8.16%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (20.41%) Data Mart
4 10 (20.41%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
5 8 (16.33%) BusinessObjects XI
6 5 (10.20%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.08%) OLAP
8 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
9 1 (2.04%) SAP BI
9 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
9 1 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (2.04%) BODI
9 1 (2.04%) QlikView
9 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Toad
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Consultant
6 7 (14.29%) Business Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Architect
7 5 (10.20%) Business Objects Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) Business Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) MI Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
9 2 (4.08%) SAP Business Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) WinForms
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
2 1 (2.04%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) DTV
1 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
1 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) HPUX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
2 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Quality Management
6 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) ETL
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Use Case
7 3 (6.12%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.12%) User Stories
8 2 (4.08%) Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.08%) Data Management
8 2 (4.08%) CRM
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.16%) VBA
4 3 (6.12%) C
5 2 (4.08%) ABAP
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) HND
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) Cognos
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.04%) Netezza
5 1 (2.04%) Pega
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase
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