Period
to 25 September 2020

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 6 months to 25 September 2020 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 476 409
Rank change year-on-year +108 -67 -60
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 113 346 567
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.93% 1.96% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 214 343
Median daily rate £400 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +3.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £213 £272 £285
90th Percentile £575 £638 £568
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 23
Median hourly rate £25.27 £29.96 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.67% -14.40% +57.94%
10th Percentile £20.40 £19.45 £17.12
90th Percentile £30.13 £35.00 £44.15
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% -14.40% +57.94%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 5,862 17,645 21,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.68% 21.85% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,871 12,158 15,254
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 239 224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.61% -7.12%
10th Percentile £13.62 £13.74 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.21 £60.15 £55.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.73
% change year-on-year - +26.22% -6.19%

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BusinessObjects as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects in England.

Daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BusinessObjects in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in England

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects in England.

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 6 months to 25 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +148 53 £444 -5.59% 9
Midlands +91 18 £375 -3.23% 3
West Midlands +68 17 £360 +17.65% 3
South East +119 14 £533 +42.00% 5
North of England +108 12 £291 -42.78% 9
North West +64 6 £366 -27.43% 6
East of England +90 5 £225 -51.09% 9
Yorkshire +78 4 £282 - 2
South West +111 3 £430 +1.18%
North East +41 3 £550 -6.38% 1
East Midlands +56 1 £400 -22.33%
BusinessObjects
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 59 (52.21%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (51.33%) SAP
3 53 (46.90%) SQL
4 41 (36.28%) Oracle
5 31 (27.43%) Java
5 31 (27.43%) Finance
6 28 (24.78%) Data Modelling
7 23 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (20.35%) Analytics
8 22 (19.47%) SAP BW
9 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
10 17 (15.04%) Power Platform
11 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (14.16%) Problem Management
12 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
12 15 (13.27%) J2EE
12 15 (13.27%) Power BI
13 14 (12.39%) Public Sector
13 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
13 14 (12.39%) ETL
13 14 (12.39%) Configuration Management
14 13 (11.50%) CRM
14 13 (11.50%) OO
14 13 (11.50%) RUP
14 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (11.50%) Azure
15 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
15 12 (10.62%) Informatica
16 11 (9.73%) ABAP

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 10 (8.85%) WebLogic
2 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.42%) Confluence
4 4 (3.54%) NetWeaver
4 4 (3.54%) SAS
4 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.65%) Apache
5 3 (2.65%) JBoss
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.77%) SPSS
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.54%) ContrOCC
3 4 (3.54%) SAP BPC
4 3 (2.65%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.65%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (1.77%) iTrent
5 2 (1.77%) SAP GRC
5 2 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.88%) assyst
6 1 (0.88%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.88%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.88%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.04%) Power Platform
2 13 (11.50%) Azure
3 6 (5.31%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.42%) AWS
4 5 (4.42%) GCP
4 5 (4.42%) Office 365
5 2 (1.77%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.77%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.77%) VoIP
3 1 (0.88%) FTP
3 1 (0.88%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (19.47%) SAP BW
3 15 (13.27%) Power BI
3 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
4 11 (9.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 10 (8.85%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (7.96%) QlikView
7 8 (7.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.08%) Lumira
8 7 (6.19%) OLAP
9 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
9 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (3.54%) Big Data
10 4 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.54%) SAP HANA
10 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (2.65%) DataStage
11 3 (2.65%) MySQL
11 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.42%) CA Gen
2 5 (4.42%) JIRA
2 5 (4.42%) Subversion
3 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.54%) Maven
4 2 (1.77%) ERwin
5 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) JMeter
5 1 (0.88%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.88%) MSI
5 1 (0.88%) NWDS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.88%) ProC
5 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.08%) Marketing
5 7 (6.19%) Local Government
6 6 (5.31%) Electronics
7 4 (3.54%) General Ledger
7 4 (3.54%) Retail
8 2 (1.77%) Automotive
8 2 (1.77%) Back Office
8 2 (1.77%) Billing
8 2 (1.77%) Law
8 2 (1.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.88%) Advertising
9 1 (0.88%) Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) German Language
9 1 (0.88%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) Consultant
3 19 (16.81%) Analyst
3 19 (16.81%) SAP Consultant
4 13 (11.50%) Architect
5 6 (5.31%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
6 5 (4.42%) Business Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Data Architect
7 4 (3.54%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.54%) SAP BPC Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Developer
8 3 (2.65%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (2.65%) Data Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Middleware Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) J2EE
2 9 (7.96%) .NET
3 7 (6.19%) JSON
3 7 (6.19%) REST
4 6 (5.31%) CSS
4 6 (5.31%) HTML
4 6 (5.31%) XML
5 5 (4.42%) SAP XI
5 5 (4.42%) Spring
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (3.54%) SOAP
7 3 (2.65%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.65%) Middleware
7 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.65%) XSLT
8 2 (1.77%) Velocity
8 2 (1.77%) XSD
9 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.96%) Robotics
4 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.54%) NHS
5 3 (2.65%) AS400
5 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.77%) W3C
7 1 (0.88%) BBC
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Unix
2 7 (6.19%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Windows
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (52.21%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (24.78%) Data Modelling
3 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (20.35%) Analytics
4 16 (14.16%) Problem Management
5 14 (12.39%) Configuration Management
5 14 (12.39%) ETL
5 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
6 13 (11.50%) CRM
6 13 (11.50%) OO
6 13 (11.50%) RUP
6 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (7.96%) ERP
8 9 (7.96%) ITIL
8 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
9 8 (7.08%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.08%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.08%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.90%) SQL
2 31 (27.43%) Java
3 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
4 11 (9.73%) ABAP
4 11 (9.73%) Python
5 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.85%) VBA
6 6 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.31%) Perl
7 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.54%) Scala
7 4 (3.54%) VB
8 3 (2.65%) COBOL
8 3 (2.65%) Java 8
8 3 (2.65%) R
9 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) Degree
3 6 (5.31%) SAP Certification
4 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.65%) CCA
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
2 6 (5.31%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Ansible
2 3 (2.65%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (51.33%) SAP
2 41 (36.28%) Oracle
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.62%) Informatica
5 10 (8.85%) BEA
5 10 (8.85%) Tableau
5 10 (8.85%) webMethods
6 6 (5.31%) Pega
7 5 (4.42%) Google
7 5 (4.42%) IBM
7 5 (4.42%) Teradata
8 4 (3.54%) Blue Prism
8 4 (3.54%) Liquidlogic
8 4 (3.54%) Talend
8 4 (3.54%) UiPath
9 3 (2.65%) Capita
9 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.65%) WSO2
10 2 (1.77%) Apple