Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 337 303
Rank change year-on-year -58 -34 -81
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 615 690 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.64% 3.19% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 402 574
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £288 £307 £252
90th Percentile £573 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £385
% change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 27
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.24 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.36% +48.28% -33.33%
10th Percentile £16.27 £15.48 £10.30
90th Percentile £43.25 £31.53 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £16.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year +79.02% +7.07% -26.18%

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 23,320 21,627 24,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.79% 22.62% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,285 14,408 16,212
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 249 379
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £49.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £34.00 £30.10
% change year-on-year -5.88% +12.95% +11.49%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -49 579 £425 -5.56% 103
UK excluding London -31 358 £400 -3.03% 69
London -58 244 £450 -5.37% 41
South East -12 121 £425 +12.58% 21
North of England -44 86 £395 -13.38% 17
North West -16 47 £376 -30.00% 7
East of England +6 43 £400 +10.34% 6
Midlands -33 43 £408 +1.88% 11
South West -11 38 £400 +4.92% 7
West Midlands -33 33 £363 -14.71% 7
Yorkshire -21 30 £400 -27.27% 9
Scotland -49 20 £375 -9.09% 5
North East -29 10 £465 -13.49% 1
East Midlands -3 9 £416 +25.19% 4
Wales -11 7 £525 +21.74% 2
Northern Ireland +37 3 £309 +58.33%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 301 (48.94%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (45.53%) SAP
3 278 (45.20%) SQL
4 194 (31.54%) Finance
5 136 (22.11%) Oracle
6 132 (21.46%) Data Modelling
7 126 (20.49%) Analytics
8 121 (19.67%) Tableau
9 119 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
10 117 (19.02%) ETL
11 105 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
11 105 (17.07%) SQL Server
12 90 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
13 87 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (12.85%) Microsoft
15 75 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
16 73 (11.87%) Power BI
16 73 (11.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 71 (11.54%) SAP BW
18 69 (11.22%) Informatica
19 68 (11.06%) Visualisation
19 68 (11.06%) SAP Data Services
20 65 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
21 59 (9.59%) Data Analysis
21 59 (9.59%) Unix
22 57 (9.27%) Project Management
23 56 (9.11%) Data Quality
24 55 (8.94%) PL/SQL
25 49 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 49 (7.97%) Big Data

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 36 (5.85%) SAS
2 30 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 26 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.09%) Confluence
5 11 (1.79%) IIS
6 9 (1.46%) Apache
6 9 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (1.30%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.98%) FileNet
9 6 (0.98%) JBoss
9 6 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.65%) PowerExchange
11 3 (0.49%) Documentum
11 3 (0.49%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 105 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (5.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.11%) Open Workbench
5 8 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.14%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (4.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (3.90%) SAP PSCD
3 23 (3.74%) SAP ERP
4 19 (3.09%) SAP BPC
5 15 (2.44%) SAP FI
6 11 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (1.63%) SAP CO
7 10 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (1.30%) SAP HR
10 7 (1.14%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 6 (0.98%) iTrent
11 6 (0.98%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.81%) SAP FI-CA
12 5 (0.81%) SAP SD
13 4 (0.65%) ResourceLink
13 4 (0.65%) SAP MM
14 3 (0.49%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.81%) Office 365
3 5 (0.81%) SaaS
4 4 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.33%) Boomi
6 2 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 2 (0.33%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.33%) Slack
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.41%) SMS
2 8 (1.30%) SAN
3 6 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.98%) Network Security
3 6 (0.98%) SSL
4 3 (0.49%) CTI
4 3 (0.49%) Firewall
4 3 (0.49%) PBX
5 2 (0.33%) 3G
5 2 (0.33%) 4G
5 2 (0.33%) Intranet
5 2 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.16%) 5G
6 1 (0.16%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
2 105 (17.07%) SQL Server
3 73 (11.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 73 (11.87%) Power BI
4 71 (11.54%) SAP BW
5 68 (11.06%) SAP Data Services
6 49 (7.97%) Big Data
6 49 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (7.64%) SAP HANA
8 45 (7.32%) QlikView
9 40 (6.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 36 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (5.37%) Lumira
12 31 (5.04%) Hadoop
13 26 (4.23%) Relational Database
14 24 (3.90%) Data Lake
15 22 (3.58%) Oracle Database
15 22 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (3.25%) Crystal Reports
17 19 (3.09%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (4.07%) JIRA
2 20 (3.25%) CA Gen
3 13 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.95%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.63%) ERwin
5 10 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.14%) Maven
8 4 (0.65%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.65%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.65%) LSMW
8 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.49%) Checkstyle
9 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.49%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.33%) Ant
10 2 (0.33%) Subversion
10 2 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 194 (31.54%) Finance
2 43 (6.99%) Banking
3 33 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.09%) General Ledger
4 19 (3.09%) Retail
5 18 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (2.11%) Marketing
7 12 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.30%) Back Office
9 8 (1.30%) Publishing
10 5 (0.81%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 4 (0.65%) Billing
12 3 (0.49%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (28.29%) Developer
2 156 (25.37%) Analyst
3 93 (15.12%) Consultant
4 62 (10.08%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 60 (9.76%) Data Analyst
5 60 (9.76%) SAP Consultant
6 44 (7.15%) Architect
6 44 (7.15%) Business Developer
7 43 (6.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 35 (5.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 29 (4.72%) SAP Developer
10 27 (4.39%) ETL Developer
11 23 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 23 (3.74%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
12 20 (3.25%) Data Architect
13 17 (2.76%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
13 17 (2.76%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.60%) Project Manager
14 16 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.28%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.18%) J2EE
2 27 (4.39%) XML
3 22 (3.58%) .NET
4 21 (3.41%) SAP XI
5 13 (2.11%) HTML
6 10 (1.63%) JSON
6 10 (1.63%) Middleware
6 10 (1.63%) Web Services
7 9 (1.46%) LDAP
8 7 (1.14%) jQuery
8 7 (1.14%) Software Packaging
8 7 (1.14%) Spring
9 6 (0.98%) REST
9 6 (0.98%) WCF
9 6 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.98%) XSLT
10 4 (0.65%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.65%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.15%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.11%) FMCG
6 12 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.30%) Clustering
7 8 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.30%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.14%) Replication
9 6 (0.98%) DataPower
9 6 (0.98%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.65%) Blog
10 4 (0.65%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.49%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.59%) Unix
2 18 (2.93%) Linux
3 14 (2.28%) Windows
4 8 (1.30%) Solaris
5 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.81%) AIX
7 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.65%) VME
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (48.94%) Business Intelligence
2 132 (21.46%) Data Modelling
3 126 (20.49%) Analytics
4 117 (19.02%) ETL
5 87 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (11.06%) Visualisation
8 65 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (9.59%) Data Analysis
10 57 (9.27%) Project Management
11 46 (7.48%) CRM
12 43 (6.99%) Migration
13 40 (6.50%) Configuration Management
13 40 (6.50%) Data Visualisation
13 40 (6.50%) Process Improvement
14 39 (6.34%) OO
14 39 (6.34%) Waterfall
15 36 (5.85%) ERP
16 32 (5.20%) Data Analytics
17 31 (5.04%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (45.20%) SQL
2 55 (8.94%) PL/SQL
3 45 (7.32%) Java
4 32 (5.20%) Shell Script
5 30 (4.88%) Perl
6 20 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.93%) ABAP
7 18 (2.93%) VBA
8 15 (2.44%) C#
8 15 (2.44%) Python
9 12 (1.95%) VB
10 10 (1.63%) C++
10 10 (1.63%) R
11 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.65%) COBOL
13 3 (0.49%) Java 8
13 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.49%) XPath
13 3 (0.49%) XQuery
14 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.07%) Degree
3 24 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.25%) CCA
5 12 (1.95%) ISEB
6 6 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CITP
10 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.11%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.41%) QA
3 18 (2.93%) PMO
4 15 (2.44%) CDISC
5 5 (0.81%) IFRS
6 4 (0.65%) GDPR
6 4 (0.65%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.65%) SLA
7 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.65%) Docker
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.63%) Puppet
2 8 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.98%) Forum Sentry
3 6 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.65%) Ansible
4 4 (0.65%) Terraform
5 3 (0.49%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) Consul
7 1 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.16%) Grafana
7 1 (0.16%) Graphite
7 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.16%) Nessus
7 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 280 (45.53%) SAP
2 136 (22.11%) Oracle
3 121 (19.67%) Tableau
4 79 (12.85%) Microsoft
5 69 (11.22%) Informatica
6 42 (6.83%) webMethods
7 41 (6.67%) Cognos
8 23 (3.74%) BEA
9 20 (3.25%) IBM
9 20 (3.25%) Pega
10 13 (2.11%) Teradata
10 13 (2.11%) Workday
11 12 (1.95%) Cloudera
12 10 (1.63%) Google
12 10 (1.63%) Remedy
13 9 (1.46%) Adobe
13 9 (1.46%) HP
13 9 (1.46%) VMware
14 8 (1.30%) CA
15 7 (1.14%) Sun