Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 388 293 232
Rank change year-on-year -95 -61 -13
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 560 766 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.86% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.75% 3.85% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 470 690
England median daily rate £425 £404 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% -4.87% +4.94%
10th Percentile £294 £270 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 28
England median hourly rate £28.50 £26.72 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +22.85% -20.91%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.19 £12.93
90th Percentile £39.25 £43.60 £41.38
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.44 £21.75
% change year-on-year +16.61% +12.37% -20.91%

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 20,345 19,906 22,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.81% 22.37% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,344 13,428 15,216
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 253 368
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -2.29% -5.47%
10th Percentile £15.20 £9.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £57.31 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.70% -1.82% -

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -87 244 £450 - 36
South East -32 101 £425 +13.33% 19
South West +19 59 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England -43 59 £413 +11.49% 21
East of England -11 43 £413 +3.13% 7
Midlands -45 43 £380 -6.46% 12
North West -18 32 £475 +18.75% 12
West Midlands -48 29 £380 -6.46% 7
Yorkshire -27 23 £450 +66.67% 9
East Midlands 0 13 £350 -12.50% 5
North East +24 11 £610 +62.67%
BusinessObjects
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 266 (47.50%) SQL
2 246 (43.93%) Business Intelligence
3 240 (42.86%) SAP
4 174 (31.07%) Finance
5 147 (26.25%) SQL Server
6 115 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
7 114 (20.36%) Oracle
8 110 (19.64%) ETL
9 92 (16.43%) Data Modelling
9 92 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
10 91 (16.25%) Tableau
11 89 (15.89%) Analytics
12 87 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (14.82%) Microsoft
14 80 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
15 71 (12.68%) SAP BW
15 71 (12.68%) Data Management
16 70 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 70 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
17 69 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 61 (10.89%) QlikView
18 61 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 61 (10.89%) Data Quality
18 61 (10.89%) Visualisation
19 57 (10.18%) Crystal Reports
20 56 (10.00%) Migration
20 56 (10.00%) Data Analysis
21 55 (9.82%) Big Data
22 54 (9.64%) SAP HANA
22 54 (9.64%) Informatica

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 39 (6.96%) SAS
2 30 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.43%) IIS
6 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.25%) Confluence
8 6 (1.07%) JBoss
8 6 (1.07%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.71%) Apache
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.54%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.18%) FileNet
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (4.46%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.54%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 22 (3.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (3.75%) SAP ERP
3 14 (2.50%) iTrent
3 14 (2.50%) SAP CO
3 14 (2.50%) SAP FI
3 14 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (2.32%) SAP BPC
5 10 (1.79%) SAP GRC
5 10 (1.79%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (1.61%) ResourceLink
6 9 (1.61%) SAP MDG
7 8 (1.43%) Markit EDM
8 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (1.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 5 (0.89%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.71%) Lawson
10 4 (0.71%) Summit
11 2 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.96%) Slack
3 10 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.79%) Trello
4 4 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (0.71%) Boomi
4 4 (0.71%) iPaaS
4 4 (0.71%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (0.54%) GitHub
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
5 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Taleo
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.39%) SMS
2 15 (2.68%) Firewall
3 11 (1.96%) DNS
3 11 (1.96%) Network Security
4 10 (1.79%) SSL
5 9 (1.61%) DHCP
5 9 (1.61%) Internet
5 9 (1.61%) NetScaler
5 9 (1.61%) Wireless
6 4 (0.71%) WAN
7 3 (0.54%) 3G
7 3 (0.54%) 4G
7 3 (0.54%) LAN
8 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (26.25%) SQL Server
2 115 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (12.68%) SAP BW
4 70 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
4 70 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (10.89%) QlikView
7 57 (10.18%) Crystal Reports
8 55 (9.82%) Big Data
9 54 (9.64%) SAP HANA
10 52 (9.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 40 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 35 (6.25%) Power BI
13 33 (5.89%) Data Mining
14 32 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (5.00%) Relational Database
16 24 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (4.11%) Hadoop
18 17 (3.04%) Oracle Database
18 17 (3.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 23 (4.11%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.50%) JIRA
3 12 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (1.79%) LSMW
6 8 (1.43%) Selenium
7 7 (1.25%) ERwin
8 5 (0.89%) Toad
9 4 (0.71%) CA Gen
9 4 (0.71%) Subversion
10 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.18%) Introscope
11 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.18%) JMeter
11 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
General
1 174 (31.07%) Finance
2 31 (5.54%) Banking
3 27 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.46%) Retail
5 20 (3.57%) Marketing
6 15 (2.68%) Legal
7 10 (1.79%) Advertising
7 10 (1.79%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.79%) German Language
7 10 (1.79%) Italian Language
7 10 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.89%) Billing
8 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 186 (33.21%) Analyst
2 151 (26.96%) Developer
3 68 (12.14%) Consultant
4 66 (11.79%) Data Analyst
5 51 (9.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 48 (8.57%) SAP Consultant
7 46 (8.21%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
8 44 (7.86%) Business Analyst
9 38 (6.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 32 (5.71%) Business Developer
11 30 (5.36%) SQL Developer
12 29 (5.18%) Architect
13 27 (4.82%) Report Developer
14 25 (4.46%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
15 20 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
15 20 (3.57%) SAP Developer
16 19 (3.39%) Data Business Analyst
16 19 (3.39%) SAP Analyst
16 19 (3.39%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
17 18 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.43%) .NET
2 23 (4.11%) XML
3 20 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.50%) SAP XI
5 13 (2.32%) Web Services
6 11 (1.96%) REST
7 10 (1.79%) HTML
8 9 (1.61%) Regular Expression
9 7 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.25%) CSS
9 7 (1.25%) WCF
10 6 (1.07%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (1.07%) JSON
10 6 (1.07%) SAP Fiori
10 6 (1.07%) SOAP
11 5 (0.89%) ADO.NET
11 5 (0.89%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.71%) J2EE
12 4 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.82%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.50%) Reference Data
6 13 (2.32%) User Experience
7 11 (1.96%) FMCG
8 6 (1.07%) PMI
9 5 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.89%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.54%) Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) Derivative
11 3 (0.54%) Replication
12 2 (0.36%) CMDB
12 2 (0.36%) Equities
12 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.29%) Unix
2 21 (3.75%) Linux
3 14 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (2.50%) Windows
4 8 (1.43%) CentOS
5 6 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.54%) AIX
6 3 (0.54%) Solaris
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (43.93%) Business Intelligence
2 110 (19.64%) ETL
3 92 (16.43%) Data Modelling
4 89 (15.89%) Analytics
5 87 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (12.68%) Data Management
7 61 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (10.89%) Visualisation
8 56 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 56 (10.00%) Migration
9 39 (6.96%) Master Data Management
9 39 (6.96%) Project Management
10 34 (6.07%) Data Visualisation
11 32 (5.71%) Data Governance
11 32 (5.71%) ERP
12 29 (5.18%) CRM
12 29 (5.18%) ITIL
13 27 (4.82%) Data Cleansing
14 26 (4.64%) Business Analysis
14 26 (4.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (47.50%) SQL
2 49 (8.75%) PL/SQL
3 31 (5.54%) VBA
4 30 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.18%) Java
6 25 (4.46%) C#
7 14 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.50%) VB
8 11 (1.96%) ABAP
9 10 (1.79%) Python
9 10 (1.79%) R
10 8 (1.43%) Perl
11 7 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.71%) C
13 4 (0.71%) VB6
13 4 (0.71%) VBScript
14 3 (0.54%) XPath
14 3 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (5.71%) Degree
2 16 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.61%) CCA
5 7 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.07%) ISEB
6 6 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) ACCA
11 1 (0.18%) CIMA
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.89%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.32%) QA
3 11 (1.96%) CDISC
4 6 (1.07%) IFRS
4 6 (1.07%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.71%) SLA
6 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.54%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) HL7
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Basel II
8 1 (0.18%) COREP
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.25%) XenApp
2 7 (1.25%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.71%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.54%) HDFS
5 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.25%) SCCM
2 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.54%) Mesos
4 2 (0.36%) Oozie
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.18%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 240 (42.86%) SAP
2 114 (20.36%) Oracle
3 91 (16.25%) Tableau
4 83 (14.82%) Microsoft
5 54 (9.64%) Informatica
6 43 (7.68%) Cognos
7 23 (4.11%) IBM
8 19 (3.39%) Citrix
9 17 (3.04%) Ariba
10 14 (2.50%) webMethods
11 13 (2.32%) MicroStrategy
12 12 (2.14%) Cisco
12 12 (2.14%) Teradata
13 10 (1.79%) Northgate
14 9 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.61%) Dell
14 9 (1.61%) Extreme Networks
15 8 (1.43%) HP
16 7 (1.25%) OpenText
16 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com