The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Objects over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 112 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Objects 11 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.44% 0.41% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 0.95% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £391 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.02% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.34 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.05 £17.50 £26.21
% change year-on-year
+100.28% -33.23%
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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 Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1093 952 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.34% 43.12% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 503 452
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 77 65
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £9.07 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Business Objects Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Business Objects
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Objects across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Business Objects Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Business Objects
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Business Objects Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Business Objects
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
South Yorkshire +11 7 £290 -31.76% 2
West Yorkshire -14 2 £120 -71.76% 5
East Yorkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
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England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 11 (42.31%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
3 11 (42.31%) VBA
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (38.46%) MS Access
4 10 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (38.46%) ETL
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 6 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (19.23%) Xcelsius
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (19.23%) NHS
8 5 (19.23%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (15.38%) .NET
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
10 3 (11.54%) Oracle
10 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
10 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
10 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) Banking
10 3 (11.54%) Retail
10 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
11 2 (7.69%) Toad

Business Objects
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) SPSS
2 1 (3.85%) Stata
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (38.46%) MS Access
4 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 6 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Xcelsius
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (19.23%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (3.85%) QlikView
8 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (3.85%) Star Schema
8 1 (3.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Toad
2 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Business Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Objects Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Objects Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) NHS
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) HPUX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ETL
1 10 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) VBA
3 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica