The table below looks at the statistics for BusinessObjects skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BusinessObjects over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP BusinessObjects (BOBJ, BO)
Rank 95 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 51 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.46% 1.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.96% 6.10% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 17
Median daily rate £400 £406 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.82 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.85%
BusinessObjects
England

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
641 557 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.33% 23.94% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 371 293
Median daily rate £400 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.25 £18.07 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -21.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £39.03 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

BusinessObjects
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing BusinessObjects as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

BusinessObjects Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessObjects across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BusinessObjects
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BusinessObjects Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BusinessObjects
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 11 £435 +16.77% 2
Warwickshire -3 10 £381 -10.29% 3
Shropshire -31 5 £418 - 1
Coventry -11 4 £338 -25.00% 1
Solihull - 2 £410 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £600 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £225 -
Walsall - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £473 -
BusinessObjects
England

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 97 (64.67%) SQL
2 91 (60.67%) Oracle
3 74 (49.33%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (47.33%) Unix
5 55 (36.67%) Data Modelling
6 54 (36.00%) PL/SQL
7 45 (30.00%) Java
7 45 (30.00%) Informatica
8 44 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (26.67%) Shell Script
10 38 (25.33%) OO
11 36 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (24.00%) JIRA
12 35 (23.33%) Scrum
13 34 (22.67%) J2EE
14 32 (21.33%) Test Strategy
15 30 (20.00%) Pentaho
15 30 (20.00%) Hadoop
15 30 (20.00%) SAP
16 29 (19.33%) ETL
17 28 (18.67%) WebLogic
18 27 (18.00%) Waterfall
19 26 (17.33%) Relational Database
20 24 (16.00%) XML
20 24 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
21 23 (15.33%) RUP
21 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
21 23 (15.33%) Pega
21 23 (15.33%) Oracle Database
22 21 (14.00%) Big Data

BusinessObjects
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (18.67%) WebLogic
2 20 (13.33%) Confluence
3 4 (2.67%) SAS
4 3 (2.00%) SAP Portal
4 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.00%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.33%) SAP MII
3 2 (1.33%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.67%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 30 (20.00%) Pentaho
3 26 (17.33%) Relational Database
4 24 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
5 23 (15.33%) Oracle Database
6 21 (14.00%) Big Data
7 20 (13.33%) Oracle OWB
7 20 (13.33%) RDBMS
8 18 (12.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 12 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
10 11 (7.33%) BusinessObjects XI
11 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
12 9 (6.00%) SAP BI
12 9 (6.00%) SAP BW
12 9 (6.00%) SAP HANA
13 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (4.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 36 (24.00%) JIRA
2 20 (13.33%) Toad
3 16 (10.67%) ClearQuest
4 14 (9.33%) Eclipse
4 14 (9.33%) JUnit
5 13 (8.67%) ClearCase
5 13 (8.67%) PVCS
6 12 (8.00%) Ant
6 12 (8.00%) Artifactory
6 12 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 12 (8.00%) Maven
6 12 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.67%) Gatling
8 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.67%) LSMW
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 18 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.33%) Automotive
3 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (68.67%) Developer
2 26 (17.33%) Analyst
3 20 (13.33%) Lead Developer
4 19 (12.67%) Business Objects Developer
5 17 (11.33%) Business Developer
6 16 (10.67%) Hadoop Developer
7 13 (8.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (8.67%) Oracle Developer
8 12 (8.00%) SQL Developer
9 11 (7.33%) Test Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) Consultant
11 9 (6.00%) PL/SQL Developer
12 8 (5.33%) Business Analyst
12 8 (5.33%) Java Developer
12 8 (5.33%) Senior Developer
13 7 (4.67%) Big Data Developer
13 7 (4.67%) Team Leader
14 6 (4.00%) ETL Developer
14 6 (4.00%) Report Developer
14 6 (4.00%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.67%) J2EE
2 24 (16.00%) XML
3 14 (9.33%) Hibernate
3 14 (9.33%) HTML
3 14 (9.33%) JSP
3 14 (9.33%) Servlets
3 14 (9.33%) Spring
4 13 (8.67%) Web Services
5 12 (8.00%) Apache CXF
6 8 (5.33%) Struts
7 4 (2.67%) MDX
7 4 (2.67%) OC4J
8 3 (2.00%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (2.00%) XBRL
9 2 (1.33%) EDI
10 1 (0.67%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.67%) Visualisation
4 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.67%) iPad
6 1 (0.67%) iPhone
6 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (47.33%) Unix
2 19 (12.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.33%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (36.67%) Data Modelling
3 44 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (25.33%) OO
5 35 (23.33%) Scrum
6 32 (21.33%) Test Strategy
7 29 (19.33%) ETL
8 27 (18.00%) Waterfall
9 23 (15.33%) RUP
10 20 (13.33%) Analytics
11 18 (12.00%) Data Analysis
12 16 (10.67%) Defect Tracking
12 16 (10.67%) Migration
13 15 (10.00%) SDLC
14 14 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (9.33%) ITIL
14 14 (9.33%) Service Management
15 13 (8.67%) User Stories
16 12 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
16 12 (8.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 97 (64.67%) SQL
2 54 (36.00%) PL/SQL
3 45 (30.00%) Java
4 40 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.33%) C++
5 11 (7.33%) Perl
5 11 (7.33%) VB
6 5 (3.33%) VBA
7 3 (2.00%) ABAP
7 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) Degree
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (4.67%) OCPJP
6 6 (4.00%) ISEB
6 6 (4.00%) Sun Certification
7 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.67%) QA
3 2 (1.33%) GCP
4 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (60.67%) Oracle
2 45 (30.00%) Informatica
3 30 (20.00%) SAP
4 23 (15.33%) Pega
5 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.67%) Tableau
6 8 (5.33%) Cloudera
6 8 (5.33%) Cognos
7 7 (4.67%) IBM
8 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.00%) Netezza
8 3 (2.00%) webMethods
9 2 (1.33%) Google
9 2 (1.33%) Niku
9 2 (1.33%) OpenText
10 1 (0.67%) BEA
10 1 (0.67%) Cadence
10 1 (0.67%) HP
10 1 (0.67%) Hyperion