Period
to 23 May 2018

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 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 310 265
Rank change year-on-year -80 -45 -45
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 598 708 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.64% 3.47% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 431 627
UK median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £253
90th Percentile £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 20
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £24.66 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.01% +41.95% -27.61%
10th Percentile £16.25 £20.63 £12.15
90th Percentile £39.63 £30.25 £40.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -39.66% +70.59% -16.05%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,627 20,384 23,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.45% 22.59% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,756 13,604 15,695
UK median daily rate £473 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 252 380
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% -3.28%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.25 £12.18
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £52.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £29.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% +9.26% +1.89%

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 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
England -64 564 £408 -6.59% 94
UK excluding London -68 338 £400 +1.01% 66
London -47 248 £443 -6.84% 36
South East -24 114 £425 +11.11% 16
North of England -48 82 £400 -5.88% 13
North West -12 47 £390 -1.89% 9
South West +28 46 £310 -17.33% 5
Midlands -60 36 £390 -4.00% 11
East of England -3 34 £375 - 13
Yorkshire -32 27 £400 - 2
West Midlands -60 26 £385 -11.49% 6
Scotland -58 21 £375 - 6
North East -12 12 £475 - 2
East Midlands -2 10 £400 +20.30% 5
Wales -16 3 £550 +10.00% 2
Northern Ireland +9 2 £343 +75.64%

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 285 (47.66%) SQL
2 280 (46.82%) Business Intelligence
3 253 (42.31%) SAP
4 200 (33.44%) Finance
5 136 (22.74%) Oracle
6 127 (21.24%) Analytics
7 126 (21.07%) Tableau
7 126 (21.07%) SQL Server
8 121 (20.23%) Data Modelling
9 111 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
10 100 (16.72%) Microsoft Excel
11 96 (16.05%) ETL
11 96 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
12 95 (15.89%) Microsoft
13 89 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
14 78 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 77 (12.88%) Visualisation
16 75 (12.54%) SAP Data Services
17 70 (11.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 66 (11.04%) Informatica
19 64 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 63 (10.54%) Data Quality
21 62 (10.37%) PL/SQL
22 61 (10.20%) SAP BW
22 61 (10.20%) Big Data
22 61 (10.20%) Power BI
23 58 (9.70%) Data Analysis
24 57 (9.53%) Project Management
25 56 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
26 55 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 38 (6.35%) SAS
2 28 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.68%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.67%) Confluence
5 10 (1.67%) JBoss
6 9 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.34%) IIS
7 8 (1.34%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.00%) FileNet
8 6 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.50%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.50%) Documentum
10 2 (0.33%) Apache
10 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.33%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 100 (16.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (8.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.84%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.33%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 28 (4.68%) SAP ERP
2 25 (4.18%) SAP PSCD
3 18 (3.01%) SAP BPC
4 15 (2.51%) SAP FI
5 14 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (2.01%) ResourceLink
7 11 (1.84%) SAP CO
7 11 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (1.51%) Markit EDM
9 8 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (1.34%) iTrent
9 8 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (1.17%) SAP GRC
10 7 (1.17%) Workday HCM
11 6 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 5 (0.84%) Summit
13 4 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
14 3 (0.50%) Primavera
14 3 (0.50%) SAP HR
14 3 (0.50%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.00%) Boomi
3 6 (1.00%) iPaaS
3 6 (1.00%) Slack
4 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (0.67%) SaaS
5 4 (0.67%) Trello
6 3 (0.50%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.68%) SMS
2 7 (1.17%) Network Security
2 7 (1.17%) SSL
3 6 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.84%) Firewall
4 5 (0.84%) WAN
5 3 (0.50%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) DHCP
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 111 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (12.54%) SAP Data Services
4 70 (11.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 64 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (10.20%) Big Data
6 61 (10.20%) Power BI
6 61 (10.20%) SAP BW
7 55 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (9.03%) QlikView
9 49 (8.19%) SAP HANA
10 32 (5.35%) Crystal Reports
11 31 (5.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 30 (5.02%) Hadoop
12 30 (5.02%) Relational Database
12 30 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (4.18%) Oracle Database
14 23 (3.85%) Spotfire
15 22 (3.68%) Data Mining
16 21 (3.51%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.51%) JIRA
4 12 (2.01%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.67%) CA Gen
5 10 (1.67%) ERwin
6 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (1.17%) Selenium
8 6 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.84%) Subversion
10 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.50%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.50%) Toad
11 3 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.33%) Ant
12 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.33%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.33%) JMeter
General
1 200 (33.44%) Finance
2 41 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 37 (6.19%) Banking
4 26 (4.35%) Retail
5 23 (3.85%) General Ledger
6 19 (3.18%) Marketing
6 19 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.67%) Legal
8 9 (1.51%) Back Office
9 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.67%) Billing
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (28.09%) Analyst
2 157 (26.25%) Developer
3 81 (13.55%) Consultant
4 58 (9.70%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 55 (9.20%) Data Analyst
6 50 (8.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 50 (8.36%) SAP Consultant
7 46 (7.69%) Business Developer
8 39 (6.52%) Architect
9 37 (6.19%) Business Analyst
10 35 (5.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 25 (4.18%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
12 21 (3.51%) SAP Developer
13 18 (3.01%) Data Architect
13 18 (3.01%) SAP Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) SQL Developer
14 17 (2.84%) Data Business Analyst
14 17 (2.84%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.68%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.02%) .NET
2 28 (4.68%) SAP XI
3 14 (2.34%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.34%) REST
4 13 (2.17%) Web Services
4 13 (2.17%) XML
5 12 (2.01%) HTML
6 11 (1.84%) LDAP
6 11 (1.84%) WCF
7 10 (1.67%) J2EE
8 8 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (1.34%) Software Packaging
9 7 (1.17%) SAP Fiori
10 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.00%) ADO.NET
10 6 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.84%) jQuery
11 5 (0.84%) LINQ
11 5 (0.84%) SAP Basis
11 5 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.52%) Data Structures
4 24 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.01%) FMCG
6 13 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.84%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.67%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.67%) Replication
9 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.51%) PMI
9 9 (1.51%) User Experience
10 6 (1.00%) DataPower
10 6 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.67%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.67%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.50%) Derivative
12 3 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.86%) Unix
2 21 (3.51%) Windows
3 18 (3.01%) Linux
4 10 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.17%) AIX
5 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (46.82%) Business Intelligence
2 127 (21.24%) Analytics
3 121 (20.23%) Data Modelling
4 96 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (16.05%) ETL
5 78 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (12.88%) Visualisation
7 58 (9.70%) Data Analysis
8 57 (9.53%) Project Management
9 56 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (7.53%) CRM
11 44 (7.36%) Master Data Management
12 43 (7.19%) Data Visualisation
13 38 (6.35%) Data Governance
13 38 (6.35%) Migration
14 37 (6.19%) Waterfall
15 35 (5.85%) Data Management
16 32 (5.35%) Data Analytics
16 32 (5.35%) ERP
17 26 (4.35%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 285 (47.66%) SQL
2 62 (10.37%) PL/SQL
3 34 (5.69%) Java
4 33 (5.52%) VBA
5 27 (4.52%) C#
6 23 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.68%) Shell Script
8 17 (2.84%) Perl
9 14 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.17%) VB
11 12 (2.01%) ABAP
11 12 (2.01%) Python
12 9 (1.51%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.34%) R
14 6 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.84%) C++
15 5 (0.84%) XPath
15 5 (0.84%) XQuery
16 3 (0.50%) VB6
16 3 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (4.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.85%) CCA
2 23 (3.85%) Degree
3 21 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.51%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.00%) ISEB
7 5 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) ACCA
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) CIMA
10 1 (0.17%) CITP
10 1 (0.17%) MBA
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.54%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.18%) CDISC
3 12 (2.01%) QA
4 9 (1.51%) PMO
5 7 (1.17%) IFRS
5 7 (1.17%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.50%) GDPR
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.50%) SLA
7 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.33%) WCAG
8 1 (0.17%) Basel II
8 1 (0.17%) COREP
System Software
1 17 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.17%) XenApp
2 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.67%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (1.34%) Puppet
1 8 (1.34%) SCCM
2 6 (1.00%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.50%) Oozie
4 2 (0.33%) Ansible
4 2 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (0.33%) Nessus
4 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.33%) Terraform
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) Grafana
5 1 (0.17%) Graphite
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 253 (42.31%) SAP
2 136 (22.74%) Oracle
3 126 (21.07%) Tableau
4 95 (15.89%) Microsoft
5 66 (11.04%) Informatica
6 53 (8.86%) Cognos
7 32 (5.35%) webMethods
8 22 (3.68%) IBM
8 22 (3.68%) Teradata
9 12 (2.01%) Citrix
9 12 (2.01%) MicroStrategy
9 12 (2.01%) Northgate
10 10 (1.67%) BEA
10 10 (1.67%) Cloudera
10 10 (1.67%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.67%) Pega
11 9 (1.51%) CA
11 9 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.51%) Workday
12 8 (1.34%) HP