The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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.

SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, BOBJ)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 240 197
Rank change year-on-year -48 -43  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 366 557 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.03% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.55% 4.66% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 322 375
Median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £396
% change year-on-year -3.12% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Median hourly rate £25.75 £19.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% -28.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.25 £18.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £27.75 £32.50
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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10319 11953 11975
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.21% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6997 8029 7680
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 187 157
Median hourly rate £33.37 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £14.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessObjects within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -39 337 £425 +1.79% 64
London +15 117 £475 +5.55% 28
South East -31 56 £388 -0.32% 6
West Midlands -32 41 £424 -4.02% 6
North East +9 28 £475 +8.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 27 £475 -7.31%
Tyne and Wear +5 27 £475 -7.31%
East of England -4 23 £350 -2.77% 4
North West +34 21 £356 -1.72% 7
Berkshire +32 19 £396 -1.00%
City of London -1 19 £475 +5.55% 9
Yorkshire -16 17 £348 -36.23% 7
West Yorkshire +20 16 £348 -0.71% 7
Warwickshire +10 16 £360 -0.68% 2
South West -16 16 £358 -14.88% 3
Essex - 16 £450 -
Scotland +13 13 £388 +10.71% 2
Hampshire +1 12 £300 -13.04% 3
East Midlands -9 11 £333 +15.65% 2
Manchester +24 10 £350 -4.76% 6
Leeds +13 10 £348 -0.71% 4
Wales +8 9 £500 +5.82% 1
Glasgow +4 8 £388 -4.32% 2
Cardiff +22 7 £500 +5.82% 1
South Wales +13 7 £500 +5.82% 1
West Sussex +2 7 £525 +2.94%
Wiltshire +1 6 £178 -57.73%
Telford -2 6 - -
Shropshire -8 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 6 £438 +34.61%

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 365 (45.51%) Business Intelligence
2 344 (42.89%) SQL
3 300 (37.41%) SAP
4 252 (31.42%) Oracle
5 203 (25.31%) Finance
6 162 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
7 159 (19.83%) ETL
8 151 (18.83%) SQL Server
9 135 (16.83%) Analytics
10 127 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (15.21%) Data Modelling
12 116 (14.46%) SAP BW
13 107 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
14 106 (13.22%) QlikView
15 101 (12.59%) Unix
16 99 (12.34%) Migration
17 90 (11.22%) Java
18 82 (10.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
19 80 (9.98%) Windows
20 77 (9.60%) Linux
21 75 (9.35%) Tableau
21 75 (9.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
22 74 (9.23%) Microsoft
23 71 (8.85%) Banking
24 70 (8.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 69 (8.60%) MS Excel
25 69 (8.60%) Security Cleared
26 66 (8.23%) CRM
26 66 (8.23%) Degree
27 64 (7.98%) WebLogic

BusinessObjects
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 64 (7.98%) WebLogic
2 45 (5.61%) SAS
3 30 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 29 (3.62%) Confluence
5 21 (2.62%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.49%) JBoss
7 15 (1.87%) Apache Pig
8 9 (1.12%) IIS
9 8 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.00%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.62%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.37%) CMS
12 3 (0.37%) FileNet
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.12%) SAP EP
Applications
1 69 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.62%) MS Office
3 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.12%) SPSS
4 6 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.37%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Weka
Business Applications
1 35 (4.36%) SAP BPC
2 24 (2.99%) SAP ERP
3 23 (2.87%) Adobe Campaign
3 23 (2.87%) Unica
4 19 (2.37%) SAP FI
5 15 (1.87%) SAP PSCD
6 14 (1.75%) SAP MII
7 11 (1.37%) SAP CO
8 10 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (1.12%) SAP GRC
10 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.87%) SAP FSCM
11 7 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.62%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.62%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.62%) WebTrends
13 3 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.37%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.87%) Trello
4 17 (2.12%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.75%) IaaS
5 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.62%) Office 365
6 5 (0.62%) Yammer
7 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.50%) PaaS
8 3 (0.37%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Taleo
10 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.87%) SSL
2 10 (1.25%) Network Security
3 9 (1.12%) LDAP
4 7 (0.87%) DNS
5 6 (0.75%) Firewall
5 6 (0.75%) NetScaler
5 6 (0.75%) Wireless
6 4 (0.50%) 2G
6 4 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.37%) Internet
7 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.37%) RFID
7 3 (0.37%) SAN
8 2 (0.25%) 3G
8 2 (0.25%) 4G
8 2 (0.25%) FTP
8 2 (0.25%) LTE
9 1 (0.12%) HSPA
9 1 (0.12%) SNMP
9 1 (0.12%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
2 151 (18.83%) SQL Server
3 116 (14.46%) SAP BW
4 106 (13.22%) QlikView
5 82 (10.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 75 (9.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 70 (8.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 64 (7.98%) SAP Data Services
9 60 (7.48%) Hadoop
10 57 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 56 (6.98%) SAP HANA
12 53 (6.61%) Oracle Database
13 50 (6.23%) Relational Database
14 38 (4.74%) Crystal Reports
15 36 (4.49%) Big Data
16 35 (4.36%) BusinessObjects XI
17 33 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (3.24%) Apache Hive
19 25 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 23 (2.87%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 39 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.24%) JIRA
4 32 (3.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (2.74%) GitLab
6 14 (1.75%) ERwin
6 14 (1.75%) NWDI
7 13 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
8 12 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.87%) Subversion
10 4 (0.50%) CA Gen
11 3 (0.37%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.25%) Toad
12 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 203 (25.31%) Finance
2 71 (8.85%) Banking
3 48 (5.99%) Retail
4 35 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.37%) Marketing
6 24 (2.99%) General Ledger
7 15 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.75%) Front Office
9 11 (1.37%) Advertising
10 6 (0.75%) Automotive
11 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 242 (30.17%) Developer
2 197 (24.56%) Analyst
3 104 (12.97%) Consultant
4 91 (11.35%) Architect
5 83 (10.35%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 59 (7.36%) Business Developer
7 53 (6.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 53 (6.61%) SAP Consultant
8 45 (5.61%) Business Analyst
9 41 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 38 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (4.49%) Data Analyst
12 34 (4.24%) SQL Developer
13 32 (3.99%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
14 30 (3.74%) SAP Developer
15 29 (3.62%) SQL Analyst
16 28 (3.49%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
17 27 (3.37%) Business Consultant
17 27 (3.37%) Data Architect
18 26 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.24%) XML
2 37 (4.61%) Software Packaging
3 33 (4.11%) HTML
4 30 (3.74%) CSS
5 24 (2.99%) Web Services
6 23 (2.87%) JSON
7 22 (2.74%) .NET
8 19 (2.37%) SAP Basis
9 18 (2.24%) SAP XI
10 15 (1.87%) REST
11 9 (1.12%) J2EE
12 8 (1.00%) Apache Avro
13 6 (0.75%) MDX
13 6 (0.75%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.75%) SOAP
14 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.62%) COM
14 5 (0.62%) D3.js
14 5 (0.62%) SAPUI5
15 4 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 107 (13.34%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.24%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.37%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.00%) Grid Computing
7 8 (1.00%) NHS
8 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (0.87%) Market Risk
8 7 (0.87%) User Experience
9 6 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.75%) Replication
10 5 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.50%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.37%) Clustering
12 3 (0.37%) FMCG
12 3 (0.37%) Life Science
12 3 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.59%) Unix
2 80 (9.98%) Windows
3 77 (9.60%) Linux
4 60 (7.48%) Windows Server
5 51 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.62%) Solaris
8 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.37%) HPUX
10 10 (1.25%) AIX
11 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (45.51%) Business Intelligence
2 159 (19.83%) ETL
3 135 (16.83%) Analytics
4 127 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (15.21%) Data Modelling
6 99 (12.34%) Migration
7 66 (8.23%) CRM
8 64 (7.98%) Project Management
9 60 (7.48%) Data Management
10 53 (6.61%) Data Migration
11 52 (6.48%) DevOps
12 49 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (5.49%) Change Control
13 44 (5.49%) Configuration Management
13 44 (5.49%) ERP
14 41 (5.11%) Data Analysis
15 37 (4.61%) Dimensional Modelling
16 36 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (4.49%) Visualisation
17 35 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 344 (42.89%) SQL
2 90 (11.22%) Java
3 61 (7.61%) PL/SQL
4 47 (5.86%) PowerShell
5 41 (5.11%) VBA
6 39 (4.86%) T-SQL
7 34 (4.24%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.24%) PHP
9 20 (2.49%) Perl
9 20 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.37%) C#
11 15 (1.87%) R
11 15 (1.87%) Scala
11 15 (1.87%) VB
12 14 (1.75%) Python
13 13 (1.62%) ABAP
14 9 (1.12%) C
15 3 (0.37%) ANSI SQL
15 3 (0.37%) C++
15 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 66 (8.23%) Degree
3 47 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.87%) CCA
5 10 (1.25%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.62%) ISEB
6 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.37%) PMP
8 1 (0.12%) AAT
8 1 (0.12%) ACCA
8 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.12%) CIMA
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) MBA
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.24%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.62%) QA
3 8 (1.00%) IFRS
3 8 (1.00%) IFRS 9
4 7 (0.87%) SLA
5 5 (0.62%) PMO
6 4 (0.50%) Basel II
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.37%) Apache Flume
4 9 (1.12%) HDFS
5 7 (0.87%) XenApp
5 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.75%) vSphere
6 6 (0.75%) XenServer
7 5 (0.62%) Docker
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (4.11%) Ansible
2 32 (3.99%) Dollar Universe
3 15 (1.87%) Oozie
4 9 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.00%) Puppet
6 7 (0.87%) SCCM
7 3 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.37%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.25%) Control-M
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) MOM
9 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 300 (37.41%) SAP
2 252 (31.42%) Oracle
3 75 (9.35%) Tableau
4 74 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 58 (7.23%) Informatica
6 55 (6.86%) Cognos
7 52 (6.48%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.49%) TIBCO
9 37 (4.61%) Teradata
10 35 (4.36%) HP
11 30 (3.74%) MicroStrategy
11 30 (3.74%) Sybase
12 28 (3.49%) Atlassian
13 26 (3.24%) Adobe
14 22 (2.74%) webMethods
15 21 (2.62%) IBM
16 18 (2.24%) Cisco
16 18 (2.24%) VMware
17 17 (2.12%) Netezza
18 14 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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