Period
to 19 February 2020

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 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 409 409
Rank change year-on-year -95 0 -136
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 244 563 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.67% 2.55% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 327 376
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.18% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £303 £285 £288
90th Percentile £579 £558 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 17
UK median hourly rate £19.01 £27.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.87% -3.51% +6.66%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £16.25
90th Percentile £31.16 £43.75 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.52 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.78% +2.86% -22.22%

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 14,621 22,106 22,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 22.28% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,665 15,228 15,322
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 256
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -0.73% +29.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.08 £15.09
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.93 £56.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.55 £33.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.58% -12.00% +56.25%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 15 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 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
England -39 229 £450 +5.88% 66
UK excluding London -64 145 £415 +3.75% 59
London +46 95 £450 +5.88% 11
South East +58 59 £450 +4.65% 12
North of England +30 26 £525 +27.27% 19
West Midlands +7 19 £368 +8.25% 15
Midlands +5 19 £368 +7.46% 17
East of England -9 19 £413 -4.84% 4
Yorkshire +34 13 £525 +23.53% 3
North West +25 12 £513 +31.41% 16
Scotland 0 10 £375 +5.63% 3
South West -5 10 £400 -5.88% 3
North East +23 1 - -
Wales +17 1 £375 +20.97%
Northern Ireland +7 1 £233 -19.83% 1

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 with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 129 (52.87%) Business Intelligence
2 113 (46.31%) SQL
2 113 (46.31%) SAP
3 73 (29.92%) Data Modelling
4 69 (28.28%) Oracle
5 67 (27.46%) Finance
5 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (21.31%) ETL
8 45 (18.44%) SQL Server
9 39 (15.98%) Java
9 39 (15.98%) Microsoft
10 37 (15.16%) Analytics
11 33 (13.52%) Informatica
12 32 (13.11%) PL/SQL
13 31 (12.70%) SAP Data Services
14 30 (12.30%) Power BI
14 30 (12.30%) Power Platform
15 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (11.48%) Security Cleared
16 28 (11.48%) CRM
16 28 (11.48%) webMethods
16 28 (11.48%) Migration
16 28 (11.48%) Public Sector
16 28 (11.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 26 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
17 26 (10.66%) SAP HANA
18 25 (10.25%) Tableau
18 25 (10.25%) Problem Management
18 25 (10.25%) J2EE

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 25 (10.25%) WebLogic
2 15 (6.15%) Confluence
2 15 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.33%) SAS
4 8 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.05%) SAP Portal
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) IIS
6 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.82%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.05%) SPSS
6 4 (1.64%) Open Workbench
7 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) SAP ERP
1 13 (5.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (4.92%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.87%) Oracle AML
4 7 (2.87%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.23%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.23%) SAP GRC
5 3 (1.23%) SAP IBP
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.82%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.82%) Unica
7 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.30%) Power Platform
2 16 (6.56%) Azure
3 9 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.05%) AWS
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.23%) AWS Step Functions
5 3 (1.23%) GCP
5 3 (1.23%) Serverless
5 3 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.41%) Boomi
7 1 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
1 2 (0.82%) Skype
2 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (18.44%) SQL Server
3 31 (12.70%) SAP Data Services
4 30 (12.30%) Power BI
5 28 (11.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 26 (10.66%) SAP HANA
7 24 (9.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 24 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (9.02%) Relational Database
8 22 (9.02%) SAP BW
9 21 (8.61%) QlikView
10 17 (6.97%) Oracle Database
10 17 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (6.56%) RDBMS
12 15 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (4.92%) Big Data
13 12 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (4.51%) Lumira
14 11 (4.51%) MS Access
15 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (8.20%) JIRA
2 14 (5.74%) Selenium
3 11 (4.51%) Ant
3 11 (4.51%) Artifactory
3 11 (4.51%) CA Gen
3 11 (4.51%) Eclipse
3 11 (4.51%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.51%) JUnit
3 11 (4.51%) Maven
3 11 (4.51%) Subversion
3 11 (4.51%) Toad
4 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.23%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.82%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.82%) ERwin
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (27.46%) Finance
2 28 (11.48%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.92%) Banking
5 9 (3.69%) Local Government
6 8 (3.28%) General Ledger
7 7 (2.87%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.46%) Marketing
9 5 (2.05%) Billing
9 5 (2.05%) Retail
10 4 (1.64%) Back Office
11 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.82%) Automotive
12 2 (0.82%) Law
12 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.41%) Advertising
13 1 (0.41%) Electronics
13 1 (0.41%) French Language
13 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (31.56%) Developer
2 73 (29.92%) Analyst
3 36 (14.75%) Consultant
4 26 (10.66%) Data Analyst
5 23 (9.43%) SAP Consultant
6 16 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (6.56%) SAP Developer
7 14 (5.74%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.74%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
8 12 (4.92%) Architect
9 11 (4.51%) Business Developer
9 11 (4.51%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (4.10%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.28%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Analyst Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 7 (2.87%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Report Analyst
12 7 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.25%) J2EE
2 12 (4.92%) .NET
2 12 (4.92%) XML
3 11 (4.51%) JDBC
3 11 (4.51%) JSP
3 11 (4.51%) Struts
4 10 (4.10%) SAP XI
5 7 (2.87%) Hibernate
5 7 (2.87%) Spring
5 7 (2.87%) Web Dynpro
6 6 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.46%) Web Services
7 4 (1.64%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (1.23%) ODBC
9 2 (0.82%) HTML
9 2 (0.82%) REST
9 2 (0.82%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.82%) SAPUI5
10 1 (0.41%) HTML5
10 1 (0.41%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.64%) Robotics
4 4 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.23%) Acoustics
5 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.82%) FMCG
6 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.41%) DataPower
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
7 1 (0.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.20%) Unix
2 17 (6.97%) Linux
3 11 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.69%) Windows
5 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (52.87%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (29.92%) Data Modelling
3 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (21.31%) ETL
5 37 (15.16%) Analytics
6 28 (11.48%) CRM
6 28 (11.48%) Migration
7 25 (10.25%) Problem Management
8 23 (9.43%) ERP
9 22 (9.02%) Configuration Management
9 22 (9.02%) Process Improvement
9 22 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (7.79%) Test Strategy
10 19 (7.79%) Visualisation
11 18 (7.38%) OO
12 17 (6.97%) Change Management
12 17 (6.97%) Project Management
13 16 (6.56%) RUP
14 15 (6.15%) Data Analysis
15 14 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 113 (46.31%) SQL
2 39 (15.98%) Java
3 32 (13.11%) PL/SQL
4 19 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.51%) Perl
5 11 (4.51%) VBA
6 10 (4.10%) ABAP
7 8 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.46%) C#
9 6 (2.46%) Python
10 4 (1.64%) C
11 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.23%) R
12 1 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.41%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.69%) CCA
3 9 (3.69%) ISEB
4 6 (2.46%) Degree
5 1 (0.41%) CIMA
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.41%) PMP
5 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.61%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.92%) PMO
3 9 (3.69%) QA
4 3 (1.23%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.82%) XenApp
1 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.41%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.46%) Kibana
1 6 (2.46%) logstash
2 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (46.31%) SAP
2 69 (28.28%) Oracle
3 39 (15.98%) Microsoft
4 33 (13.52%) Informatica
5 28 (11.48%) webMethods
6 25 (10.25%) Tableau
7 20 (8.20%) Cognos
8 14 (5.74%) BEA
9 13 (5.33%) IBM
10 12 (4.92%) Adobe
11 11 (4.51%) Pega
11 11 (4.51%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.51%) Teradata
12 7 (2.87%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (2.05%) Ab Initio
13 5 (2.05%) Google
14 4 (1.64%) Ariba
14 4 (1.64%) Niku
15 3 (1.23%) Hyperion
15 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com