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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 602 474 470
Rank change year-on-year -128 -4 -27
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 230 202 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.33% 1.67% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 131 114
10th Percentile £363 £275 £292
25th Percentile £425 £353 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £500
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.63 £14.26
25th Percentile £16.23 £18.15 £14.95
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.89 £19.02
Median % change year-on-year -1.70% +20.38% -9.45%
75th Percentile £32.50 £27.00 £24.13
90th Percentile - £58.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £18.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.51% -17.56% +25.00%

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 17,246 12,108 10,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.72% 21.23% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,259 8,265 7,382
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £481
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +4.03% +1.18%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.22% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 216 159
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.49 £13.45
25th Percentile £22.40 £19.00 £17.92
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £24.10
Median % change year-on-year +73.08% +7.88% -15.44%
75th Percentile £65.27 £45.00 £45.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.75 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% +6.67% -25.00%

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects.

Daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects.

Hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -100 189 £500 +11.11% 23
UK excluding London -30 114 £510 +13.33% 20
Work from Home -125 95 £500 +11.11% 2
London -104 70 £500 +14.94% 6
Midlands -13 58 £540 +10.20% 4
West Midlands -14 52 £540 +9.09% 2
North of England -39 17 £444 -1.39% 5
South East -51 14 £481 +6.94% 4
East of England -25 13 £428 +108.78% 1
North West -36 10 £415 +0.61% 1
East Midlands -13 6 £540 +35.00% 2
Scotland -13 6 £525 +208.82% 3
South West -31 5 £575 +64.29% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 3
North East -9 2 £590 +31.11% 1
Wales -18 1 £500 +20.48%

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 127 (55.22%) SQL
2 121 (52.61%) Business Intelligence
3 113 (49.13%) Oracle
4 83 (36.09%) ETL
4 83 (36.09%) Agile
5 81 (35.22%) SAP
6 77 (33.48%) Data Modelling
7 76 (33.04%) Analytics
7 76 (33.04%) Power Platform
8 74 (32.17%) Power BI
9 72 (31.30%) Azure
10 66 (28.70%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (24.35%) Informatica
12 55 (23.91%) SQL Server
13 53 (23.04%) Social Skills
14 52 (22.61%) Migration
15 47 (20.43%) Finance
16 46 (20.00%) Unix
17 45 (19.57%) AWS
18 44 (19.13%) PL/SQL
19 41 (17.83%) Java
20 40 (17.39%) Data Analytics
21 39 (16.96%) Data Migration
22 37 (16.09%) Scrum
23 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
24 34 (14.78%) Configuration Management
25 33 (14.35%) Public Sector
26 32 (13.91%) JIRA
27 31 (13.48%) DevOps
27 31 (13.48%) SAS

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 31 (13.48%) SAS
2 27 (11.74%) Confluence
3 16 (6.96%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.48%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.04%) NetWeaver
6 7 (3.04%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.74%) IIS
8 4 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.43%) PowerExchange
10 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (11.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.09%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (6.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.61%) Primavera
3 6 (2.61%) SAP BPC
4 5 (2.17%) Maximo
5 4 (1.74%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.30%) iTrent
7 2 (0.87%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.43%) ContrOCC
8 1 (0.43%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.43%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.43%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.43%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 76 (33.04%) Power Platform
2 72 (31.30%) Azure
3 45 (19.57%) AWS
4 20 (8.70%) GCP
5 17 (7.39%) Tricentis Tosca
6 16 (6.96%) npm
7 14 (6.09%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (3.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 5 (2.17%) Azure Logic Apps
10 5 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (2.17%) PowerApps
10 5 (2.17%) SoftLayer
11 4 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.74%) Power Automate
12 3 (1.30%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.30%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.61%) HTTP
1 6 (2.61%) SAN
2 5 (2.17%) 4G
2 5 (2.17%) 5G
2 5 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.74%) 2G
3 4 (1.74%) 3G
3 4 (1.74%) 3GPP
4 3 (1.30%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) Internet
5 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.87%) SSL
5 2 (0.87%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.43%) NAS
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (32.17%) Power BI
2 66 (28.70%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (23.91%) SQL Server
4 28 (12.17%) Pentaho
5 27 (11.74%) SAP Data Services
5 27 (11.74%) Tableau
6 25 (10.87%) MySQL
7 24 (10.43%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (8.70%) Oracle Database
9 19 (8.26%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (8.26%) Relational Database
9 19 (8.26%) SAP BW
10 18 (7.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (7.39%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (6.96%) SAP HANA
13 14 (6.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 14 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (4.78%) Impala
16 9 (3.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (13.91%) JIRA
2 29 (12.61%) Jenkins
3 25 (10.87%) GitLab
4 23 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 18 (7.83%) Bitbucket
6 16 (6.96%) Babel
6 16 (6.96%) webpack
6 16 (6.96%) Zephyr
7 7 (3.04%) Maven
8 4 (1.74%) ERwin
9 3 (1.30%) CA Gen
10 2 (0.87%) Toad
11 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.43%) LSMW
11 1 (0.43%) Sourcetree
11 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 47 (20.43%) Finance
3 33 (14.35%) Public Sector
4 21 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.78%) Marketing
6 10 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.61%) Legal
7 6 (2.61%) Retail
8 5 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.30%) Automotive
9 3 (1.30%) Banking
9 3 (1.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.87%) German Language
10 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (37.83%) Developer
2 44 (19.13%) Analyst
3 30 (13.04%) Architect
4 20 (8.70%) Consultant
5 19 (8.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 13 (5.65%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.78%) Data Analyst
7 11 (4.78%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (4.78%) UI Developer
8 10 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 10 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (4.35%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
9 9 (3.91%) Data Architect
9 9 (3.91%) Lead Architect
9 9 (3.91%) Power BI Developer
10 8 (3.48%) Business Developer
10 8 (3.48%) Data Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.04%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.87%) .NET
2 24 (10.43%) J2EE
3 23 (10.00%) JSON
4 20 (8.70%) React
5 16 (6.96%) JWT
5 16 (6.96%) RESTful
6 15 (6.52%) DOM
7 13 (5.65%) Redux
8 12 (5.22%) XML
9 9 (3.91%) SOAP
10 7 (3.04%) JDBC
11 6 (2.61%) Apache Camel
11 6 (2.61%) BAPI
11 6 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.61%) SAP ALE
11 6 (2.61%) SAP Basis
11 6 (2.61%) SAP PI
11 6 (2.61%) Spring
11 6 (2.61%) Spring Boot
11 6 (2.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.04%) Mainframe
2 6 (2.61%) Legacy Systems
3 5 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.74%) PACS
5 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.30%) NHS
6 2 (0.87%) IoT
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) PKI
7 1 (0.43%) Tandem
7 1 (0.43%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.00%) Unix
2 17 (7.39%) Linux
3 11 (4.78%) Windows
4 6 (2.61%) Solaris
4 6 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.17%) zOS
6 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.87%) VMS
7 1 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (52.61%) Business Intelligence
2 83 (36.09%) Agile
2 83 (36.09%) ETL
3 77 (33.48%) Data Modelling
4 76 (33.04%) Analytics
5 52 (22.61%) Migration
6 40 (17.39%) Data Analytics
7 39 (16.96%) Data Migration
8 37 (16.09%) Scrum
9 34 (14.78%) Configuration Management
10 31 (13.48%) DevOps
11 30 (13.04%) CI/CD
12 29 (12.61%) Data Virtualisation
12 29 (12.61%) Process Improvement
13 28 (12.17%) Test Strategy
14 25 (10.87%) Problem Management
15 23 (10.00%) Data Integration
15 23 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (9.57%) OO
16 22 (9.57%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 127 (55.22%) SQL
2 44 (19.13%) PL/SQL
3 41 (17.83%) Java
4 29 (12.61%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 17 (7.39%) C#
7 15 (6.52%) Python
8 14 (6.09%) ABAP
9 13 (5.65%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.04%) VBA
11 6 (2.61%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.61%) VB
12 5 (2.17%) R
13 4 (1.74%) MapBasic
13 4 (1.74%) Perl
14 2 (0.87%) Scala
15 1 (0.43%) COBOL
15 1 (0.43%) HiveQL
15 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.39%) ISTQB
3 17 (7.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.91%) Degree
6 2 (0.87%) HNC
6 2 (0.87%) HND
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.57%) QA
2 11 (4.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.74%) GDPR
4 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.87%) COBIT
5 2 (0.87%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.43%) Section 508
6 1 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.17%) HDFS
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (13.04%) Ansible
2 4 (1.74%) Terraform
3 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 113 (49.13%) Oracle
2 81 (35.22%) SAP
3 56 (24.35%) Informatica
4 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.26%) Talend
6 9 (3.91%) webMethods
7 8 (3.48%) BEA
8 6 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.61%) WSO2
9 5 (2.17%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.17%) Databricks
10 4 (1.74%) Cisco
10 4 (1.74%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.74%) F5
10 4 (1.74%) Huawei
10 4 (1.74%) NetCracker
10 4 (1.74%) Nokia
10 4 (1.74%) Telerik
11 3 (1.30%) IBM
11 3 (1.30%) Pega