Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 381 313
Rank change year-on-year -28 -68 -100
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 597 640 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.58% 2.90% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 391 520
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £257
90th Percentile £571 £615 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.94% +42.97% -30.34%
10th Percentile £16.56 £15.37 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £28.99 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £15.53 £15.00
% change year-on-year +44.88% +3.53% -33.33%

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 23,126 22,066 23,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.60% 22.21% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,128 14,922 15,919
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 276 393
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.37 £13.70 £11.05
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.38 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -0.33%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -44 549 £425 -5.56% 95
UK excluding London -9 357 £400 -4.76% 68
London -55 227 £450 -5.26% 33
South East +13 111 £413 +10.00% 19
North of England -48 66 £415 -10.27% 26
Midlands -3 55 £338 -18.18% 5
East of England +24 46 £400 - 8
West Midlands -1 42 £320 -14.67% 5
North West -19 41 £390 -36.07% 14
South West -35 41 £425 +0.89% 4
Scotland -13 29 £350 -17.65%
Yorkshire -35 22 £475 -20.83% 12
Wales -12 10 £310 -21.27% 6
East Midlands +5 9 £416 -16.75%
North East -8 4 £483 -20.90%
Northern Ireland +35 2 £309 +37.22%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 291 (48.74%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (46.90%) SQL
3 278 (46.57%) SAP
4 177 (29.65%) Finance
5 130 (21.78%) Oracle
6 120 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
7 118 (19.77%) Tableau
8 117 (19.60%) ETL
9 112 (18.76%) Data Modelling
10 107 (17.92%) SQL Server
11 104 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
12 97 (16.25%) Analytics
13 93 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
14 77 (12.90%) Power BI
14 77 (12.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 75 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
15 75 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (11.89%) Microsoft
17 69 (11.56%) SAP Data Services
18 67 (11.22%) SAP BW
19 65 (10.89%) Project Management
20 61 (10.22%) Visualisation
21 60 (10.05%) Data Analysis
22 55 (9.21%) Unix
23 51 (8.54%) Java
23 51 (8.54%) Informatica
23 51 (8.54%) SAP HANA
24 50 (8.38%) J2EE
24 50 (8.38%) CRM
25 47 (7.87%) QlikView

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 43 (7.20%) SAS
2 34 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.02%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.85%) Confluence
5 20 (3.35%) IIS
6 15 (2.51%) Apache
7 12 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.84%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.67%) SAP Portal
10 3 (0.50%) Documentum
11 2 (0.34%) FileNet
11 2 (0.34%) JBoss
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.34%) PowerExchange
11 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 104 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.85%) Open Workbench
5 9 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (1.17%) SPSS
8 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (3.52%) SAP PSCD
3 18 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (3.02%) SAP ERP
4 16 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.84%) SAP BPC
6 7 (1.17%) SAP HR
6 7 (1.17%) Workday HCM
7 6 (1.01%) SAP FI
7 6 (1.01%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.84%) SAP PM
8 5 (0.84%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.67%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.50%) Primavera
10 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.50%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.50%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.17%) Office 365
5 6 (1.01%) SaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.67%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.35%) SAN
2 9 (1.51%) SMS
3 3 (0.50%) 3G
3 3 (0.50%) 4G
3 3 (0.50%) CTI
3 3 (0.50%) PBX
3 3 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.34%) Firewall
4 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.34%) Network Security
4 2 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.17%) 5G
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
2 107 (17.92%) SQL Server
3 77 (12.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 77 (12.90%) Power BI
4 69 (11.56%) SAP Data Services
5 67 (11.22%) SAP BW
6 51 (8.54%) SAP HANA
7 47 (7.87%) QlikView
8 46 (7.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (7.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 33 (5.53%) Big Data
10 33 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (5.36%) Lumira
11 32 (5.36%) Relational Database
12 31 (5.19%) Crystal Reports
13 26 (4.36%) Hadoop
14 17 (2.85%) MySQL
14 17 (2.85%) Oracle Database
15 15 (2.51%) DB2
16 14 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) JIRA
2 17 (2.85%) CA Gen
3 12 (2.01%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.68%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.51%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.34%) Maven
7 7 (1.17%) ERwin
8 6 (1.01%) Checkstyle
9 4 (0.67%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.67%) LSMW
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.50%) GitLab
10 3 (0.50%) RStudio
10 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.50%) Toad
11 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 177 (29.65%) Finance
2 43 (7.20%) Banking
3 28 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.85%) General Ledger
6 16 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.35%) Marketing
8 12 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.51%) Publishing
10 8 (1.34%) Retail
11 6 (1.01%) Billing
11 6 (1.01%) Legal
12 5 (0.84%) Law
13 3 (0.50%) Advertising
14 2 (0.34%) Back Office
14 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.34%) Local Government
14 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 183 (30.65%) Developer
2 153 (25.63%) Analyst
3 97 (16.25%) Consultant
4 65 (10.89%) Data Analyst
5 62 (10.39%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 57 (9.55%) SAP Consultant
7 49 (8.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 42 (7.04%) Business Developer
9 37 (6.20%) SAP Developer
10 35 (5.86%) Architect
11 31 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 29 (4.86%) ETL Developer
13 25 (4.19%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
13 25 (4.19%) SQL Developer
14 23 (3.85%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.52%) Business Analyst
16 19 (3.18%) PMO Analyst
17 18 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
18 17 (2.85%) Designer
19 16 (2.68%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.38%) J2EE
2 32 (5.36%) .NET
3 30 (5.03%) XML
4 20 (3.35%) SAP XI
5 16 (2.68%) Middleware
6 10 (1.68%) HTML
6 10 (1.68%) JSON
7 9 (1.51%) Spring
8 8 (1.34%) Web Services
9 7 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.17%) Spring Boot
9 7 (1.17%) XSLT
10 4 (0.67%) Web Dynpro
11 3 (0.50%) CSS
11 3 (0.50%) LDAP
11 3 (0.50%) REST
12 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.34%) J2SE
12 2 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.69%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.35%) Clustering
5 14 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.17%) FMCG
6 7 (1.17%) Replication
7 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.67%) Blog
8 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.67%) Reinsurance
8 4 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.21%) Unix
2 20 (3.35%) Linux
3 15 (2.51%) Solaris
4 12 (2.01%) Windows
5 7 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.84%) VME
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.50%) AIX
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (48.74%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (19.60%) ETL
3 112 (18.76%) Data Modelling
4 97 (16.25%) Analytics
5 75 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (10.89%) Project Management
7 61 (10.22%) Visualisation
8 60 (10.05%) Data Analysis
9 50 (8.38%) CRM
10 46 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (6.70%) Migration
12 39 (6.53%) Process Improvement
13 38 (6.37%) ERP
14 37 (6.20%) Configuration Management
14 37 (6.20%) OO
15 33 (5.53%) Data Visualisation
16 31 (5.19%) Waterfall
17 30 (5.03%) Problem Management
18 28 (4.69%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (46.90%) SQL
2 51 (8.54%) Java
3 44 (7.37%) PL/SQL
4 30 (5.03%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.19%) Perl
6 20 (3.35%) ABAP
6 20 (3.35%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.02%) VBA
8 15 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.18%) C#
10 11 (1.84%) VB
11 10 (1.68%) Python
12 8 (1.34%) C++
13 6 (1.01%) Java 8
13 6 (1.01%) R
14 5 (0.84%) COBOL
14 5 (0.84%) PHP
15 3 (0.50%) C
15 3 (0.50%) XPath
16 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (4.69%) Degree
2 24 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.85%) CCA
5 16 (2.68%) ISEB
6 11 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.70%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.85%) PMO
3 21 (3.52%) QA
4 9 (1.51%) CDISC
5 6 (1.01%) GDPR
6 3 (0.50%) IFRS
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.50%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.17%) Docker
4 6 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.84%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.50%) Ansible
4 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.50%) Terraform
5 2 (0.34%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) Consul
6 1 (0.17%) Oozie
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 278 (46.57%) SAP
2 130 (21.78%) Oracle
3 118 (19.77%) Tableau
4 71 (11.89%) Microsoft
5 51 (8.54%) Informatica
6 40 (6.70%) webMethods
7 38 (6.37%) Cognos
8 22 (3.69%) BEA
9 17 (2.85%) Pega
10 16 (2.68%) IBM
11 15 (2.51%) VMware
12 14 (2.35%) Google
13 13 (2.18%) Workday
14 11 (1.84%) Adobe
14 11 (1.84%) Niku
15 9 (1.51%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (1.51%) Remedy
16 7 (1.17%) Teradata
17 6 (1.01%) Cloudera
17 6 (1.01%) HP