The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BusinessObjects skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BusinessObjects over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, BOBJ)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 237 195
Rank change year-on-year -47 -42  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 345 502 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 1.02% 1.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 4.55% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 307 364
Median daily rate £435 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £396
% change year-on-year -3.12% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Median hourly rate £25.75 £17.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.47% -37.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £14.55 £18.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £24.70 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £19.88
% change year-on-year +70.58% -14.46%  

BusinessObjects is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9544 11043 10998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.94% 22.35% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6494 7485 7180
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 157 149
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.15 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £54.20 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing BusinessObjects as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BusinessObjects in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
London +15 122 £475 +5.55% 26
South East -41 55 £383 -1.29% 6
West Midlands -35 41 £424 -4.02% 4
North East +1 28 £475 -32.14%
East of England 0 25 £350 -2.77% 4
North West +31 21 £356 -1.72% 7
Yorkshire -18 18 £350 -44.00% 7
South West -13 16 £358 -14.88% 4
East Midlands -12 11 £333 +15.65% 2
BusinessObjects
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 314 (42.38%) Business Intelligence
2 309 (41.70%) SQL
3 279 (37.65%) SAP
4 216 (29.15%) Oracle
5 189 (25.51%) Finance
6 148 (19.97%) Data Warehouse
7 139 (18.76%) ETL
8 129 (17.41%) SQL Server
9 124 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
10 123 (16.60%) Analytics
11 113 (15.25%) Data Modelling
12 109 (14.71%) SAP BW
13 103 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
14 99 (13.36%) Unix
15 94 (12.69%) Java
16 88 (11.88%) Migration
17 87 (11.74%) QlikView
18 79 (10.66%) Linux
19 77 (10.39%) Windows
20 74 (9.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
21 72 (9.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
22 70 (9.45%) Microsoft
23 68 (9.18%) Banking
24 66 (8.91%) CRM
24 66 (8.91%) WebLogic
25 62 (8.37%) Security Cleared
26 61 (8.23%) MS Excel
27 60 (8.10%) Project Management
27 60 (8.10%) Degree
28 59 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services

BusinessObjects
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 66 (8.91%) WebLogic
2 38 (5.13%) SAS
3 29 (3.91%) Confluence
4 27 (3.64%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.97%) JBoss
6 20 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.02%) Apache Pig
8 8 (1.08%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.08%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.81%) IIS
11 5 (0.67%) FileNet
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.40%) CMS
12 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.13%) CICS
Applications
1 61 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.05%) MS Office
3 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.08%) SPSS
5 5 (0.67%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.40%) MS Project
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.27%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (3.51%) SAP ERP
2 24 (3.24%) SAP BPC
3 23 (3.10%) Adobe Campaign
3 23 (3.10%) Unica
4 19 (2.56%) SAP FI
5 16 (2.16%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (1.48%) SAP CO
7 10 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (1.21%) SAP GRC
9 7 (0.94%) SAP FSCM
9 7 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 5 (0.67%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.67%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.67%) WebTrends
11 4 (0.54%) SAP MII
12 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.40%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.10%) Trello
4 17 (2.29%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.81%) IaaS
5 6 (0.81%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.67%) Office 365
6 5 (0.67%) Yammer
7 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.54%) PaaS
8 3 (0.40%) SaaS
8 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.27%) Taleo
10 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.29%) SSL
2 12 (1.62%) Network Security
3 11 (1.48%) LDAP
4 7 (0.94%) DNS
5 6 (0.81%) Firewall
5 6 (0.81%) NetScaler
5 6 (0.81%) Wireless
6 5 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.54%) 2G
7 4 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.40%) Internet
8 3 (0.40%) RFID
8 3 (0.40%) SAN
9 2 (0.27%) 3G
9 2 (0.27%) 4G
9 2 (0.27%) FTP
9 2 (0.27%) LTE
10 1 (0.13%) HSPA
10 1 (0.13%) Intranet
10 1 (0.13%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (19.97%) Data Warehouse
2 129 (17.41%) SQL Server
3 109 (14.71%) SAP BW
4 87 (11.74%) QlikView
5 74 (9.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 72 (9.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 59 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
9 56 (7.56%) SAP HANA
10 53 (7.15%) Hadoop
11 48 (6.48%) Oracle Database
11 48 (6.48%) Relational Database
12 47 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (5.40%) Crystal Reports
14 34 (4.59%) BusinessObjects XI
15 32 (4.32%) Big Data
16 29 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
17 26 (3.51%) Apache Hive
18 23 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (2.83%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 39 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.59%) JIRA
4 32 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (2.97%) GitLab
6 13 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
7 12 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (0.94%) ERwin
9 7 (0.94%) Subversion
10 4 (0.54%) CA Gen
10 4 (0.54%) NWDI
11 3 (0.40%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.27%) Toad
12 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 189 (25.51%) Finance
2 68 (9.18%) Banking
3 47 (6.34%) Retail
4 34 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.51%) Marketing
6 25 (3.37%) General Ledger
7 14 (1.89%) Front Office
8 10 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.21%) Advertising
10 6 (0.81%) Automotive
11 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Legal
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (30.09%) Developer
2 187 (25.24%) Analyst
3 96 (12.96%) Consultant
4 81 (10.93%) Architect
5 78 (10.53%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 55 (7.42%) Business Developer
7 50 (6.75%) SAP Consultant
8 47 (6.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 41 (5.53%) Business Analyst
10 40 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (4.59%) Data Analyst
12 33 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (3.91%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
13 29 (3.91%) SQL Analyst
14 28 (3.78%) SAP Developer
15 27 (3.64%) SQL Developer
16 26 (3.51%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
16 26 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
17 22 (2.97%) Business Consultant
18 21 (2.83%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.26%) Software Packaging
1 39 (5.26%) XML
2 33 (4.45%) HTML
3 30 (4.05%) CSS
4 23 (3.10%) JSON
4 23 (3.10%) Web Services
5 19 (2.56%) .NET
5 19 (2.56%) SAP XI
6 15 (2.02%) REST
7 9 (1.21%) J2EE
7 9 (1.21%) SAP Basis
8 8 (1.08%) Apache Avro
9 6 (0.81%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.81%) SOAP
10 5 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.67%) COM
10 5 (0.67%) MDX
10 5 (0.67%) SAPUI5
10 5 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.54%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.43%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.48%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.08%) Grid Computing
7 8 (1.08%) NHS
8 7 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (0.94%) Market Risk
8 7 (0.94%) User Experience
9 6 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.67%) DataPower
10 5 (0.67%) Replication
11 4 (0.54%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.54%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.40%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.40%) Clustering
12 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.36%) Unix
2 79 (10.66%) Linux
3 77 (10.39%) Windows
4 57 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 53 (7.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.75%) Solaris
8 12 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.48%) AIX
9 11 (1.48%) HPUX
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (42.38%) Business Intelligence
2 139 (18.76%) ETL
3 124 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (16.60%) Analytics
5 113 (15.25%) Data Modelling
6 88 (11.88%) Migration
7 66 (8.91%) CRM
8 60 (8.10%) Project Management
9 54 (7.29%) DevOps
10 48 (6.48%) Data Management
11 47 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (6.21%) Change Control
12 46 (6.21%) Configuration Management
13 43 (5.80%) Data Migration
14 42 (5.67%) ERP
15 38 (5.13%) Data Analysis
16 36 (4.86%) SDLC
17 35 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (4.18%) Customer Requirements
18 31 (4.18%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 309 (41.70%) SQL
2 94 (12.69%) Java
3 49 (6.61%) PL/SQL
4 47 (6.34%) PowerShell
5 40 (5.40%) VBA
6 39 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 36 (4.86%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.51%) PHP
9 22 (2.97%) Perl
10 19 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.02%) C#
11 15 (2.02%) R
11 15 (2.02%) Scala
11 15 (2.02%) VB
12 14 (1.89%) Python
13 13 (1.75%) ABAP
14 9 (1.21%) C
15 3 (0.40%) ANSI SQL
15 3 (0.40%) C++
15 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.10%) Degree
3 44 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.16%) CCA
5 7 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.81%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.67%) ISEB
7 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) AAT
9 1 (0.13%) ACCA
9 1 (0.13%) CIMA
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) MBA
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.86%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.62%) QA
3 8 (1.08%) IFRS
3 8 (1.08%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.67%) PMO
5 4 (0.54%) Basel II
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.40%) SLA
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.48%) Apache Flume
4 9 (1.21%) HDFS
5 7 (0.94%) XenApp
5 7 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.81%) vSphere
6 6 (0.81%) XenServer
7 5 (0.67%) Docker
8 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (4.45%) Ansible
2 32 (4.32%) Dollar Universe
3 15 (2.02%) Oozie
4 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.35%) Puppet
6 7 (0.94%) SCCM
7 5 (0.67%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.27%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
10 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 279 (37.65%) SAP
2 216 (29.15%) Oracle
3 70 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 54 (7.29%) Red Hat
5 53 (7.15%) Tableau
6 47 (6.34%) Cognos
7 46 (6.21%) Informatica
8 44 (5.94%) TIBCO
9 38 (5.13%) HP
10 29 (3.91%) Teradata
11 28 (3.78%) Atlassian
12 26 (3.51%) Adobe
13 23 (3.10%) webMethods
14 22 (2.97%) IBM
14 22 (2.97%) MicroStrategy
15 20 (2.70%) Sybase
16 18 (2.43%) Cisco
16 18 (2.43%) VMware
17 14 (1.89%) Citrix
17 14 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
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