The table below looks at the statistics for BusinessObjects skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BusinessObjects over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, BOBJ)
Rank 260 220 210
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -10
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 456 613 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.11% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.07% 4.80% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 371 377
Median daily rate £396 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £21.41 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.90 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £37.50 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.94 £37.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-54.83% +56.25%

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11203 12783 12055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.47% 23.06% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7435 8537 7997
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 196 183
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

BusinessObjects
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BusinessObjects Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK.

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

BusinessObjects Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BusinessObjects
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK.

BusinessObjects Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessObjects
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

BusinessObjects Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
England -40 409 £396 -6.82% 76
London -43 143 £425 -8.10% 40
South East -37 81 £373 -0.66% 7
West Midlands -32 39 £400 -11.11% 5
South West -21 30 £375 -9.90% 8
Scotland +34 29 £413 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +26 27 £228 -35.00% 6
North West +12 26 £400 -8.57% 4
East of England +12 25 £402 +3.69% 1
Berkshire +1 23 £375 +3.44%
North East -23 22 £370 +5.71%
City of London -13 19 £425 -10.05% 18
Tyne and Wear -28 18 £345 -1.42%
Essex - 18 £400 -
West Yorkshire +26 17 £228 -35.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 17 £343 -2.14%
Hampshire +5 16 £345 -8.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex -4 14 £250 -16.66% 4
Edinburgh +29 11 £385 -9.41% 4
Gloucestershire +1 11 £375 -21.87% 2
Milton Keynes +9 10 £344 -8.33%
Manchester 0 10 £425 -6.07% 3
Basildon - 10 £375 -
Glasgow +7 8 £450 +46.93% 1
Leeds +15 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Reading +4 7 £396 -16.63%
Birmingham -1 7 £363 - 3
Gloucester -5 7 £375 -21.87%
Bristol -5 7 £375 -14.28% 4

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 409 (47.45%) SQL
2 372 (43.16%) Business Intelligence
3 327 (37.94%) SAP
4 256 (29.70%) Oracle
5 216 (25.06%) ETL
6 211 (24.48%) Data Warehouse
7 200 (23.20%) Finance
8 174 (20.19%) SQL Server
9 127 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
10 124 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
11 122 (14.15%) SAP BW
12 110 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 109 (12.65%) PL/SQL
14 108 (12.53%) Microsoft
15 103 (11.95%) Data Modelling
16 99 (11.48%) Analytics
17 95 (11.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 94 (10.90%) SAP Data Services
19 93 (10.79%) MS Excel
20 88 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 87 (10.09%) QlikView
22 82 (9.51%) Java
23 81 (9.40%) Tableau
24 80 (9.28%) Unix
25 79 (9.16%) Data Analysis
26 78 (9.05%) Cognos
27 72 (8.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
28 70 (8.12%) Migration
29 68 (7.89%) Security Cleared
30 67 (7.77%) Informatica

BusinessObjects
Top Related IT Skills 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 34 (3.94%) SAS
1 34 (3.94%) WebLogic
2 29 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.51%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 12 (1.39%) NetWeaver
6 10 (1.16%) JBoss
7 8 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.93%) Confluence
7 8 (0.93%) FileNet
7 8 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.81%) Apache
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 2 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 93 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.83%) MS Office
3 16 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.28%) SPSS
5 10 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.70%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.35%) MS Project
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (2.78%) SAP BPC
2 17 (1.97%) SAP FI
3 14 (1.62%) SAP ERP
4 13 (1.51%) Adobe Campaign
4 13 (1.51%) Unica
5 10 (1.16%) SAP MM
5 10 (1.16%) SAP PSCD
6 8 (0.93%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 8 (0.93%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 8 (0.93%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.93%) SAP GRC
6 8 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.81%) SAP FSCM
7 7 (0.81%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.46%) Primavera
8 4 (0.46%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.35%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.23%) Taleo
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.74%) SSL
2 13 (1.51%) HTTP
2 13 (1.51%) LDAP
3 10 (1.16%) SAN
4 9 (1.04%) Network Security
5 8 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.35%) 2G
6 3 (0.35%) 3G
6 3 (0.35%) DNS
6 3 (0.35%) Intranet
6 3 (0.35%) LTE
6 3 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.35%) RFID
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) Firewall
7 2 (0.23%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.23%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.23%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.12%) ATM
8 1 (0.12%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (24.48%) Data Warehouse
2 174 (20.19%) SQL Server
3 122 (14.15%) SAP BW
4 110 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 95 (11.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 94 (10.90%) SAP Data Services
7 88 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 87 (10.09%) QlikView
9 72 (8.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 63 (7.31%) Oracle Database
10 63 (7.31%) SAP HANA
11 55 (6.38%) Crystal Reports
12 54 (6.26%) Hadoop
13 42 (4.87%) Big Data
14 40 (4.64%) Relational Database
15 38 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 34 (3.94%) BusinessObjects XI
16 34 (3.94%) Data Mining
17 32 (3.71%) Pentaho
18 29 (3.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (2.32%) JIRA
2 19 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (1.16%) ERwin
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.46%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.46%) LSMW
8 4 (0.46%) NWDI
8 4 (0.46%) Subversion
9 3 (0.35%) Ant
9 3 (0.35%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.35%) Toad
9 3 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 200 (23.20%) Finance
2 62 (7.19%) Banking
3 36 (4.18%) Retail
4 28 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.78%) Marketing
6 23 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.44%) General Ledger
8 11 (1.28%) Automotive
9 8 (0.93%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.58%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Front Office
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.35%) Military
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.23%) French Language
14 2 (0.23%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 274 (31.79%) Developer
2 197 (22.85%) Analyst
3 122 (14.15%) Consultant
4 85 (9.86%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 74 (8.58%) Architect
6 70 (8.12%) Business Developer
7 63 (7.31%) SAP Consultant
8 57 (6.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 47 (5.45%) Data Analyst
10 43 (4.99%) SQL Developer
11 38 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 35 (4.06%) Business Analyst
13 31 (3.60%) Report Analyst
14 29 (3.36%) Data Architect
15 27 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
16 26 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 26 (3.02%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
17 25 (2.90%) ETL Developer
17 25 (2.90%) Report Developer
18 23 (2.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.45%) XML
2 29 (3.36%) .NET
3 19 (2.20%) Web Services
4 17 (1.97%) HTML
5 16 (1.86%) CSS
6 15 (1.74%) SAP XI
7 13 (1.51%) Software Packaging
8 12 (1.39%) JSON
9 10 (1.16%) D3.js
10 9 (1.04%) REST
10 9 (1.04%) XSLT
11 8 (0.93%) Apache Avro
11 8 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.81%) SAPUI5
13 6 (0.70%) Spring
14 4 (0.46%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.46%) J2EE
14 4 (0.46%) SAP Basis
14 4 (0.46%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 124 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 44 (5.10%) Visualisation
4 33 (3.83%) Data Integration
4 33 (3.83%) Data Structures
5 30 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.97%) Data Extraction
7 9 (1.04%) Clustering
7 9 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (0.93%) DataPower
8 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.93%) Grid Computing
9 7 (0.81%) NHS
9 7 (0.81%) Replication
9 7 (0.81%) Statistics
10 6 (0.70%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.70%) Life Science
10 6 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.58%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (9.28%) Unix
2 50 (5.80%) Windows
3 43 (4.99%) Linux
4 19 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.62%) AIX
8 8 (0.93%) Solaris
8 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.70%) HPUX
11 2 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (43.16%) Business Intelligence
2 216 (25.06%) ETL
3 127 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (11.95%) Data Modelling
5 99 (11.48%) Analytics
6 79 (9.16%) Data Analysis
7 70 (8.12%) Migration
8 58 (6.73%) Project Management
9 53 (6.15%) Data Management
9 53 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (6.03%) Scrum
11 45 (5.22%) CRM
12 40 (4.64%) Business Analysis
13 39 (4.52%) Data Migration
14 37 (4.29%) Kimball Methodology
15 35 (4.06%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.83%) Data Visualisation
16 33 (3.83%) ITIL
16 33 (3.83%) SDLC
17 31 (3.60%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 409 (47.45%) SQL
2 109 (12.65%) PL/SQL
3 82 (9.51%) Java
4 40 (4.64%) T-SQL
5 37 (4.29%) VBA
6 33 (3.83%) Shell Script
7 30 (3.48%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.78%) C
8 24 (2.78%) Perl
8 24 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.44%) VB
10 18 (2.09%) ABAP
10 18 (2.09%) Python
11 17 (1.97%) PHP
12 14 (1.62%) C#
13 9 (1.04%) C++
13 9 (1.04%) Scala
14 8 (0.93%) R
15 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.73%) Degree
3 48 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.51%) CCA
5 9 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.81%) ISEB
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.46%) HNC
9 4 (0.46%) HND
10 3 (0.35%) ACCA
10 3 (0.35%) CIMA
10 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.23%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 15 (1.74%) QA
3 5 (0.58%) SLA
4 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) Basel II
6 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.16%) HDFS
4 9 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.81%) XenApp
5 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.70%) vSphere
6 6 (0.70%) XenServer
7 5 (0.58%) Docker
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (1.51%) Puppet
2 11 (1.28%) Oozie
2 11 (1.28%) vRealize
3 9 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (0.81%) SCCM
5 5 (0.58%) Control-M
6 4 (0.46%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.23%) MOM
7 2 (0.23%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 327 (37.94%) SAP
2 256 (29.70%) Oracle
3 108 (12.53%) Microsoft
4 81 (9.40%) Tableau
5 78 (9.05%) Cognos
6 67 (7.77%) Informatica
7 48 (5.57%) Teradata
8 29 (3.36%) HP
9 26 (3.02%) MicroStrategy
10 25 (2.90%) IBM
11 24 (2.78%) VMware
12 21 (2.44%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.20%) TIBCO
14 17 (1.97%) Sun
15 14 (1.62%) Adobe
15 14 (1.62%) Remedy
16 13 (1.51%) webMethods
17 11 (1.28%) Cloudera
17 11 (1.28%) Sybase
17 11 (1.28%) Talend
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