The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, BOBJ)
England / South West
Rank 122 114 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 -15  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 15 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.90% 1.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.31% 4.28% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 37
Median daily rate £358 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.88% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £396
% change year-on-year -3.12% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.88
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 the South West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 453 607 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.60% 20.92% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 439 531
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -35.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £15.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.90 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in the South West

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BusinessObjects in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the South West

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in the South West

BusinessObjects
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire -2 6 £178 -57.73%
Bristol +6 4 £325 +12.06% 3
Gloucestershire +3 2 £394 -14.40% 1
Somerset - 1 £400 -
BusinessObjects
England

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 26 (63.41%) SQL
2 21 (51.22%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (48.78%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) Finance
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 9 (21.95%) .NET
8 8 (19.51%) Oracle
8 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
9 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
9 7 (17.07%) Unix
9 7 (17.07%) Performance Management
9 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
9 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.63%) Data Quality
10 6 (14.63%) Retail
10 6 (14.63%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
10 6 (14.63%) VBA
10 6 (14.63%) SAP
10 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (12.20%) Windows
11 5 (12.20%) Data Structures
11 5 (12.20%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (9.76%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (9.76%) Dimensional Modelling
12 4 (9.76%) QlikView

BusinessObjects
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (7.32%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Documentum
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Primavera
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
3 11 (26.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
5 5 (12.20%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (9.76%) QlikView
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (7.32%) Ingres
8 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (4.88%) MS Access
8 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.44%) OLAP
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) ERwin
1 3 (7.32%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Report Developer
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Business Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.32%) DBA
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Report Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Kafka
3 1 (2.44%) MDX
3 1 (2.44%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.63%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (12.20%) Data Structures
5 3 (7.32%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Unix
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (17.07%) Performance Management
3 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.76%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (9.76%) ETL
4 4 (9.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Data Encryption
5 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Quality Management
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Optimisation
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
6 2 (4.88%) Information Management
6 2 (4.88%) SDLC
6 2 (4.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
3 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
3 6 (14.63%) VBA
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.32%) ISO 9000
3 2 (4.88%) Basel II
3 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.44%) QA
4 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) SAP
3 4 (9.76%) Teradata
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) BMC
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Tableau