Period
to 25 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 309 259
Rank change year-on-year -75 -50 -37
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 570 658 937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.72% 3.48% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 399 602
England median daily rate £404 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.13% +8.75% -3.61%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £255
90th Percentile £575 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 20
England median hourly rate £36.50 £24.66 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.01% +41.95% -27.61%
10th Percentile £18.15 £20.63 £12.15
90th Percentile £39.50 £30.25 £40.78
UK median hourly rate £35.75 £24.66 £17.37
% change year-on-year +44.97% +41.95% -27.61%

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 20,926 18,889 21,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.55% 22.61% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,704 12,724 14,694
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £615 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 216 332
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.19% +2.73%
10th Percentile £14.08 £9.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £49.38 £53.73
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £29.82 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.36% +6.48% -0.34%

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BusinessObjects in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 May 2018. 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 -41 252 £443 -6.84% 41
South East -23 114 £425 +11.11% 17
North of England -58 83 £400 -5.88% 13
North West -14 47 £390 -1.89% 9
South West +21 46 £310 -17.33% 4
East of England +1 36 £375 - 15
Midlands -51 36 £390 -4.00% 10
Yorkshire -30 28 £400 - 2
West Midlands -62 26 £385 -11.49% 5
North East -20 12 £475 - 2
East Midlands -8 10 £400 +20.30% 4
BusinessObjects
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 264 (46.32%) SQL
2 261 (45.79%) Business Intelligence
3 246 (43.16%) SAP
4 190 (33.33%) Finance
5 122 (21.40%) SQL Server
6 121 (21.23%) Oracle
7 119 (20.88%) Analytics
8 116 (20.35%) Data Modelling
9 115 (20.18%) Tableau
10 104 (18.25%) Data Warehouse
11 97 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
12 95 (16.67%) ETL
13 94 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
14 90 (15.79%) Microsoft
15 83 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
16 77 (13.51%) SAP Data Services
17 74 (12.98%) Visualisation
18 73 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (11.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
20 65 (11.40%) Informatica
21 63 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 59 (10.35%) Data Quality
22 59 (10.35%) Big Data
23 58 (10.18%) Power BI
24 57 (10.00%) SAP BW
24 57 (10.00%) PL/SQL
24 57 (10.00%) Project Management
25 54 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 52 (9.12%) Cognos
27 51 (8.95%) Management Information System

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 34 (5.96%) SAS
2 27 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.75%) Confluence
5 10 (1.75%) JBoss
6 9 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.40%) IIS
7 8 (1.40%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.05%) FileNet
8 6 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.53%) Documentum
10 2 (0.35%) Apache
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 97 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (8.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.88%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.35%) SPSS
9 1 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 28 (4.91%) SAP ERP
2 25 (4.39%) SAP PSCD
3 16 (2.81%) SAP FI
4 14 (2.46%) SAP BPC
4 14 (2.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (2.11%) ResourceLink
5 12 (2.11%) SAP CO
5 12 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (1.58%) Markit EDM
7 8 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (1.40%) iTrent
7 8 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (1.23%) Workday HCM
9 6 (1.05%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 6 (1.05%) SAP GRC
10 5 (0.88%) Summit
11 4 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
12 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.53%) Primavera
12 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.05%) Boomi
3 6 (1.05%) iPaaS
3 6 (1.05%) Slack
4 4 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
4 4 (0.70%) SaaS
4 4 (0.70%) Trello
5 3 (0.53%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.91%) SMS
2 7 (1.23%) Network Security
2 7 (1.23%) SSL
3 6 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.88%) Firewall
4 5 (0.88%) WAN
5 3 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 104 (18.25%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (13.51%) SAP Data Services
4 68 (11.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 63 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (10.35%) Big Data
7 58 (10.18%) Power BI
8 57 (10.00%) SAP BW
9 54 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (8.42%) QlikView
10 48 (8.42%) SAP HANA
11 31 (5.44%) Crystal Reports
12 30 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (5.09%) Hadoop
13 29 (5.09%) Relational Database
14 28 (4.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 24 (4.21%) Spotfire
16 23 (4.04%) Oracle Database
17 21 (3.68%) Data Lake
17 21 (3.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (3.86%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.63%) JIRA
4 12 (2.11%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.75%) ERwin
6 8 (1.40%) CA Gen
6 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (1.23%) Selenium
8 6 (1.05%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.88%) Subversion
10 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.53%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.53%) Toad
11 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.35%) Ant
12 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.35%) JMeter
General
1 190 (33.33%) Finance
2 41 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.79%) Banking
4 26 (4.56%) Retail
5 23 (4.04%) General Ledger
6 20 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.98%) Marketing
8 10 (1.75%) Legal
9 8 (1.40%) Back Office
10 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Billing
11 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (26.84%) Analyst
2 151 (26.49%) Developer
3 82 (14.39%) Consultant
4 56 (9.82%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 52 (9.12%) SAP Consultant
6 50 (8.77%) Data Analyst
7 45 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 44 (7.72%) Business Developer
9 36 (6.32%) Architect
10 35 (6.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 33 (5.79%) Business Analyst
12 23 (4.04%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
13 20 (3.51%) SAP Developer
14 18 (3.16%) SQL Developer
15 17 (2.98%) Data Architect
15 17 (2.98%) Project Manager
16 16 (2.81%) Programmer
16 16 (2.81%) SAP Analyst
16 16 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
17 15 (2.63%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.26%) .NET
2 28 (4.91%) SAP XI
3 14 (2.46%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.46%) REST
4 13 (2.28%) Web Services
4 13 (2.28%) XML
5 11 (1.93%) HTML
5 11 (1.93%) LDAP
5 11 (1.93%) WCF
6 8 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (1.40%) J2EE
6 8 (1.40%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.05%) ADO.NET
7 6 (1.05%) SAP Fiori
7 6 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (0.88%) jQuery
8 5 (0.88%) LINQ
8 5 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (8.95%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.61%) Data Structures
4 22 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.33%) FMCG
6 12 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.93%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.75%) Reference Data
9 9 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.58%) PMI
9 9 (1.58%) Replication
9 9 (1.58%) User Experience
10 6 (1.05%) DataPower
10 6 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.70%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.70%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.53%) Derivative
12 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.84%) Unix
2 19 (3.33%) Windows
3 15 (2.63%) Linux
4 10 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.23%) AIX
6 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (45.79%) Business Intelligence
2 119 (20.88%) Analytics
3 116 (20.35%) Data Modelling
4 95 (16.67%) ETL
5 94 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (12.98%) Visualisation
7 73 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (10.00%) Project Management
9 49 (8.60%) Data Analysis
9 49 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (7.89%) CRM
11 44 (7.72%) Master Data Management
12 43 (7.54%) Data Visualisation
13 39 (6.84%) Migration
14 37 (6.49%) Data Management
15 36 (6.32%) Data Governance
16 34 (5.96%) ERP
16 34 (5.96%) Waterfall
17 28 (4.91%) Data Analytics
18 25 (4.39%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 264 (46.32%) SQL
2 57 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 32 (5.61%) Java
3 32 (5.61%) VBA
4 27 (4.74%) C#
5 21 (3.68%) JavaScript
6 20 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 15 (2.63%) Perl
8 14 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.28%) VB
10 12 (2.11%) ABAP
10 12 (2.11%) Python
11 9 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.40%) R
13 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.88%) C++
14 5 (0.88%) XPath
14 5 (0.88%) XQuery
15 3 (0.53%) VB6
15 3 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (4.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.04%) CCA
3 20 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.33%) Degree
5 9 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.05%) ISEB
8 5 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) ACCA
11 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) CIMA
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (10.35%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.51%) CDISC
3 9 (1.58%) PMO
3 9 (1.58%) QA
4 7 (1.23%) IFRS
4 7 (1.23%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.70%) SLA
6 3 (0.53%) GDPR
6 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.35%) WCAG
8 1 (0.18%) Basel II
8 1 (0.18%) COREP
System Software
1 17 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.23%) XenApp
2 7 (1.23%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (1.40%) Puppet
1 8 (1.40%) SCCM
2 6 (1.05%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (0.35%) Ansible
3 2 (0.35%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (0.35%) Nessus
3 2 (0.35%) Oozie
3 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.35%) Terraform
4 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.18%) Grafana
4 1 (0.18%) Graphite
4 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 246 (43.16%) SAP
2 121 (21.23%) Oracle
3 115 (20.18%) Tableau
4 90 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 65 (11.40%) Informatica
6 52 (9.12%) Cognos
7 30 (5.26%) webMethods
8 22 (3.86%) IBM
9 18 (3.16%) Teradata
10 12 (2.11%) Citrix
10 12 (2.11%) Northgate
11 11 (1.93%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (1.75%) Cloudera
12 10 (1.75%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.58%) CA
13 9 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.58%) Workday
14 8 (1.40%) BEA
14 8 (1.40%) HP
14 8 (1.40%) Pega