Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 460 421 392
Rank change year-on-year -39 -29 -100
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 229 502 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.55% 0.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.46% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 295 358
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £293
90th Percentile £587 £569 £600
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.18% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 17
England median hourly rate £19.01 £27.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.87% -3.51% -1.72%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £16.25
90th Percentile £31.16 £43.75 £39.25
UK median hourly rate £19.01 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -30.87% -3.51% +6.66%

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 13,387 20,425 20,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.45% 22.48% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,971 14,200 14,229
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 228 227
England median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% - +34.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £58.10 £56.40 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -8.82% -0.73% +29.25%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 +46 95 £450 +5.88% 10
South East +58 59 £450 +4.65% 12
North of England +30 26 £525 +27.27% 18
West Midlands +7 19 £368 +8.25% 14
Midlands +5 19 £368 +7.46% 16
East of England -9 19 £413 -4.84% 4
Yorkshire +34 13 £525 +23.53% 4
North West +25 12 £513 +31.41% 14
South West -5 10 £400 -5.88% 3
North East +23 1 - -
BusinessObjects
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 119 (51.97%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (45.85%) SQL
3 104 (45.41%) SAP
4 68 (29.69%) Oracle
5 65 (28.38%) Data Modelling
6 60 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (25.76%) Finance
8 52 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (21.40%) ETL
10 45 (19.65%) SQL Server
11 38 (16.59%) Java
11 38 (16.59%) Microsoft
12 35 (15.28%) Analytics
13 33 (14.41%) Informatica
14 32 (13.97%) PL/SQL
15 30 (13.10%) SAP Data Services
16 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
16 28 (12.23%) Power BI
16 28 (12.23%) webMethods
16 28 (12.23%) Power Platform
17 27 (11.79%) CRM
18 26 (11.35%) Migration
18 26 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (10.92%) WebLogic
20 24 (10.48%) J2EE
20 24 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
20 24 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 24 (10.48%) SAP HANA
20 24 (10.48%) Problem Management
20 24 (10.48%) Public Sector

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 25 (10.92%) WebLogic
2 15 (6.55%) Confluence
3 14 (6.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.37%) SAS
5 7 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.18%) SAP Portal
7 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.87%) IIS
7 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 24 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.75%) Open Workbench
6 3 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.68%) SAP ERP
2 12 (5.24%) SAP PSCD
2 12 (5.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.06%) Oracle AML
3 7 (3.06%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.31%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (1.31%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.31%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.31%) SAP IBP
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.87%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.87%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.87%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.87%) Unica
6 1 (0.44%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.23%) Power Platform
2 15 (6.55%) Azure
3 8 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.18%) AWS
5 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.31%) AWS Step Functions
5 3 (1.31%) GCP
5 3 (1.31%) Serverless
5 3 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.44%) Boomi
7 1 (0.44%) Office 365
7 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
1 2 (0.87%) Skype
2 1 (0.44%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (19.65%) SQL Server
3 30 (13.10%) SAP Data Services
4 28 (12.23%) Power BI
5 24 (10.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 24 (10.48%) SAP HANA
5 24 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (10.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 22 (9.61%) Relational Database
8 20 (8.73%) SAP BW
9 17 (7.42%) Oracle Database
9 17 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (6.99%) RDBMS
11 15 (6.55%) QlikView
12 12 (5.24%) Big Data
12 12 (5.24%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (4.80%) Lumira
13 11 (4.80%) MS Access
14 10 (4.37%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (8.73%) JIRA
2 14 (6.11%) Selenium
3 11 (4.80%) Ant
3 11 (4.80%) Artifactory
3 11 (4.80%) CA Gen
3 11 (4.80%) Eclipse
3 11 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.80%) JUnit
3 11 (4.80%) Maven
3 11 (4.80%) Subversion
3 11 (4.80%) Toad
4 3 (1.31%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.31%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.87%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.87%) ERwin
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (25.76%) Finance
2 24 (10.48%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.37%) Banking
5 9 (3.93%) Local Government
6 8 (3.49%) General Ledger
7 7 (3.06%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.62%) Marketing
9 5 (2.18%) Billing
9 5 (2.18%) Retail
10 3 (1.31%) Back Office
10 3 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.87%) Automotive
11 2 (0.87%) Law
11 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.44%) Advertising
12 1 (0.44%) Electronics
12 1 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (33.19%) Developer
2 62 (27.07%) Analyst
3 34 (14.85%) Consultant
4 22 (9.61%) SAP Consultant
5 19 (8.30%) Data Analyst
6 16 (6.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (6.99%) SAP Developer
7 13 (5.68%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
8 12 (5.24%) Architect
9 11 (4.80%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (4.37%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.37%) Business Developer
10 10 (4.37%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.49%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.06%) Analyst Developer
12 7 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 7 (3.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 7 (3.06%) Report Developer
12 7 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.48%) J2EE
2 11 (4.80%) .NET
2 11 (4.80%) JDBC
2 11 (4.80%) JSP
2 11 (4.80%) Struts
3 10 (4.37%) SAP XI
3 10 (4.37%) XML
4 7 (3.06%) Hibernate
4 7 (3.06%) Spring
4 7 (3.06%) Web Dynpro
5 6 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.62%) Web Services
6 3 (1.31%) ODBC
6 3 (1.31%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.87%) HTML
7 2 (0.87%) REST
7 2 (0.87%) SAPUI5
8 1 (0.44%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.44%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.75%) Robotics
4 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.31%) Acoustics
5 3 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.44%) DataPower
7 1 (0.44%) FMCG
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.73%) Unix
2 17 (7.42%) Linux
3 11 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.93%) Windows
5 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (51.97%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (28.38%) Data Modelling
3 60 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (21.40%) ETL
5 35 (15.28%) Analytics
6 27 (11.79%) CRM
7 26 (11.35%) Migration
8 24 (10.48%) Problem Management
9 23 (10.04%) ERP
10 22 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (9.17%) Configuration Management
12 20 (8.73%) Process Improvement
13 19 (8.30%) Test Strategy
14 18 (7.86%) OO
14 18 (7.86%) Visualisation
15 16 (6.99%) Change Management
15 16 (6.99%) RUP
16 14 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (5.68%) Data Analysis
17 13 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (45.85%) SQL
2 38 (16.59%) Java
3 32 (13.97%) PL/SQL
4 19 (8.30%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.80%) Perl
5 11 (4.80%) VBA
6 10 (4.37%) ABAP
7 7 (3.06%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.62%) C#
8 6 (2.62%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.18%) Python
10 4 (1.75%) C
11 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.87%) R
13 1 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.44%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.93%) CCA
3 9 (3.93%) ISEB
4 5 (2.18%) Degree
5 1 (0.44%) CIMA
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.44%) PMP
5 1 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.42%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.24%) PMO
3 9 (3.93%) QA
4 3 (1.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) IFRS
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.87%) XenApp
1 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.44%) HDFS
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.62%) Kibana
1 6 (2.62%) logstash
2 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 104 (45.41%) SAP
2 68 (29.69%) Oracle
3 38 (16.59%) Microsoft
4 33 (14.41%) Informatica
5 28 (12.23%) webMethods
6 19 (8.30%) Cognos
6 19 (8.30%) Tableau
7 14 (6.11%) BEA
8 12 (5.24%) Adobe
9 11 (4.80%) Pega
9 11 (4.80%) Red Hat
10 10 (4.37%) IBM
10 10 (4.37%) Teradata
11 7 (3.06%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (2.18%) Ab Initio
12 5 (2.18%) Google
13 4 (1.75%) Ariba
13 4 (1.75%) Niku
14 3 (1.31%) Hyperion
14 3 (1.31%) Salesforce.com