Monday, March 30, 2009


The brilliant, yet undiscovered talent that is Christian Berg finally launched into the blogging world

Good luck with that Christian.


Final details are being put to the announcement which will be out very soon now.

Can you guess what it is yet?

Market Update

Who do you believe? We recently advertised a role in OBIEE. We got three applicants. It is well paid interesting work throughout the UK and Europe.
I spoke to an agent last week who said he had 60 applicants for his OBIEE role, many of whom were good for the work. The rate the client wants to pay is well below 500 per day, because, he said, there are dozens of skilled workers who have been unemployed for 6 months desperate to get into a project.

Now, as far as I can tell there is plenty of OBIEE work for properly skilled workers, with the right visa for Europe, but clients have the usual cost pressures.
Those pressures normally translate into 'Day rate' savings. So a client prefers to take someone on 400 per day instead of 800. OK, seems simple enough. And the agent is happy because their margin increases.

BUT the client pays more in the long run, and the OBIEE project suffers a poor image. A great consultant can implement a really useful system that can be expanded and upgraded and part of the future for BI in the organisation. A cheap consultant who is gaining experience can make a dead end.

Who do you believe? the agency, the salesman for an offshore organisation, or the leading experts in OBIEE?
I challenge any client to compare the costs and benefits of a cheap outsource vs more expensive on shore consultancies.
I also challenge Oracle to set some benchmarks for a skilled OBIEE consultancy and consultants. Just because you reply to simple questions on OTN does not make you an expert.


Christian Berg said...

Seriously Adrian..."yet undiscovered"? You guys didn't have THAT many beers last Saturday ;-)

Son Ly said...

Hi Adrian,

I admire how to you tell it like it is. I'm going to take a stab and say that Majendi is coming to America.

Best regards,

murgichoor said...

Adrian, when you started OBIEE work you started as an expert? Everything you impletemented has turned into gold for the companies?

murgichoor said...

So Adrian, can their be rookies in this OBIEE game?

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