Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 297 212
Rank change year-on-year -81 -85 -1
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 634 894 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.85% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.78% 3.78% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 544 815
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.05% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £243 £274
90th Percentile £615 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 37 20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -26.01% -15.20%
10th Percentile £15.42 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £27.95 £43.80 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -54.55% +29.41%

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 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -70 603 £450 +12.50% 68
UK excluding London -94 328 £420 +8.39% 48
London -25 286 £475 +11.76% 25
South East -50 99 £400 +6.67% 14
North of England 0 69 £475 +26.67% 13
South West +2 62 £420 +20.00% 5
Midlands -43 40 £400 -11.11% 9
North West +17 37 £610 +52.40% 5
East of England -24 34 £450 +11.49% 2
West Midlands -33 25 £388 -12.92% 5
Yorkshire +3 23 £610 +68.28% 8
North East +49 21 £610 +88.08%
Scotland -31 18 £425 +6.25% 5
East Midlands -6 11 £350 -27.46% 4
Wales +7 3 £394 +21.15%
Northern Ireland -60 3 £225 +16.88%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BusinessObjects.

1 296 (46.69%) Business Intelligence
2 295 (46.53%) SQL
3 261 (41.17%) SAP
4 181 (28.55%) Finance
5 143 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (22.40%) ETL
7 136 (21.45%) Data Warehouse
8 134 (21.14%) Oracle
9 131 (20.66%) SQL Server
10 130 (20.50%) Analytics
11 102 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
12 98 (15.46%) Data Modelling
13 95 (14.98%) Visualisation
14 88 (13.88%) Tableau
15 83 (13.09%) SAP BW
16 80 (12.62%) QlikView
17 76 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 75 (11.83%) Microsoft
19 74 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
20 72 (11.36%) Migration
21 69 (10.88%) Data Visualisation
22 68 (10.73%) SAP HANA
22 68 (10.73%) Big Data
23 65 (10.25%) Scrum
23 65 (10.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 61 (9.62%) Crystal Reports
25 59 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
25 59 (9.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
26 58 (9.15%) Data Management
27 55 (8.68%) Informatica

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 42 (6.62%) SAS
2 19 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.84%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.21%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.05%) Confluence
6 8 (1.26%) JBoss
6 8 (1.26%) NetWeaver
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.63%) FileNet
10 4 (0.63%) IIS
11 3 (0.47%) Apache
12 2 (0.32%) CMS
12 2 (0.32%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.10%) SPSS
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (3.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (2.21%) iTrent
3 12 (1.89%) SAP BPC
3 12 (1.89%) SAP MM
4 10 (1.58%) SAP ERP
5 9 (1.42%) SAP SD
6 8 (1.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 7 (1.10%) SAP MDG
8 6 (0.95%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.95%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.95%) SAP GRC
8 6 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.79%) Global One
9 5 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.63%) Lawson
11 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.47%) SAP MDM
12 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.32%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 12 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 11 (1.74%) Force.com
5 7 (1.10%) Trello
6 5 (0.79%) Slack
7 4 (0.63%) Taleo
8 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.16%) Boomi
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.21%) Firewall
2 13 (2.05%) Network Security
2 13 (2.05%) SSL
3 11 (1.74%) DNS
4 9 (1.42%) Internet
5 7 (1.10%) DHCP
5 7 (1.10%) LDAP
5 7 (1.10%) NetScaler
5 7 (1.10%) SMS
5 7 (1.10%) Wireless
6 5 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.47%) 3G
7 3 (0.47%) 4G
8 2 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (21.45%) Data Warehouse
2 131 (20.66%) SQL Server
3 83 (13.09%) SAP BW
4 80 (12.62%) QlikView
5 76 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 68 (10.73%) Big Data
6 68 (10.73%) SAP HANA
7 65 (10.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (9.62%) Crystal Reports
9 59 (9.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 54 (8.52%) Hadoop
11 52 (8.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 49 (7.73%) SAP Data Services
13 37 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (5.52%) MongoDB
15 23 (3.63%) Apache Hive
15 23 (3.63%) Oracle Database
15 23 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
15 23 (3.63%) Power BI
16 22 (3.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (6.62%) JIRA
2 14 (2.21%) ERwin
3 10 (1.58%) Ant
3 10 (1.58%) Eclipse
3 10 (1.58%) SoapUI
3 10 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.42%) LSMW
5 8 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.63%) Toad
9 3 (0.47%) GitLab
10 2 (0.32%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.32%) Subversion
10 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 181 (28.55%) Finance
2 43 (6.78%) Banking
3 33 (5.21%) Marketing
4 26 (4.10%) Retail
5 24 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.00%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.05%) Advertising
7 13 (2.05%) Electronics
8 12 (1.89%) German Language
8 12 (1.89%) Italian Language
9 11 (1.74%) Publishing
9 11 (1.74%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.10%) Legal
11 6 (0.95%) Front Office
12 5 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.63%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.47%) Billing
14 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 205 (32.33%) Analyst
2 159 (25.08%) Developer
3 76 (11.99%) Consultant
4 57 (8.99%) Data Analyst
5 50 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 50 (7.89%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 49 (7.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 49 (7.73%) SAP Consultant
7 39 (6.15%) Architect
7 39 (6.15%) Business Developer
8 38 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (4.89%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
10 30 (4.73%) Report Analyst
11 29 (4.57%) SAP Developer
12 28 (4.42%) Report Developer
12 28 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
13 27 (4.26%) SQL Developer
14 22 (3.47%) Data Architect
14 22 (3.47%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
15 19 (3.00%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.15%) JSON
2 23 (3.63%) .NET
3 20 (3.15%) XML
4 14 (2.21%) D3.js
4 14 (2.21%) Web Services
5 11 (1.74%) Ajax
6 9 (1.42%) MDX
7 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.26%) Software Packaging
8 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.10%) Regular Expression
8 7 (1.10%) SAP Smart Forms
9 6 (0.95%) SAP Basis
10 5 (0.79%) CSS
10 5 (0.79%) JDBC
10 5 (0.79%) Middleware
10 5 (0.79%) ODBC
10 5 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.63%) J2EE
11 4 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.52%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.74%) Algorithms
5 11 (1.74%) User Experience
6 10 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.95%) Derivative
7 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.95%) Equities
8 5 (0.79%) DataPower
8 5 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.63%) Fintech
9 4 (0.63%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.63%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.47%) Clustering
10 3 (0.47%) CMDB
10 3 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.36%) Unix
2 26 (4.10%) Linux
3 19 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (2.52%) Windows
5 12 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.95%) CentOS
7 5 (0.79%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) Solaris
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (46.69%) Business Intelligence
2 143 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (22.40%) ETL
4 130 (20.50%) Analytics
5 98 (15.46%) Data Modelling
6 95 (14.98%) Visualisation
7 72 (11.36%) Migration
8 69 (10.88%) Data Visualisation
9 65 (10.25%) Scrum
10 59 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (9.15%) Data Management
12 53 (8.36%) Data Analysis
13 49 (7.73%) Business Analysis
14 43 (6.78%) Machine Learning
15 41 (6.47%) Kanban
16 38 (5.99%) Data Governance
17 31 (4.89%) Data Migration
18 30 (4.73%) Data Architecture
18 30 (4.73%) Project Management
19 29 (4.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 295 (46.53%) SQL
2 39 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 35 (5.52%) Java
4 32 (5.05%) R
5 22 (3.47%) PL/SQL
5 22 (3.47%) Python
6 21 (3.31%) T-SQL
6 21 (3.31%) VBA
7 14 (2.21%) ABAP
7 14 (2.21%) C#
8 12 (1.89%) Perl
9 11 (1.74%) Apex Code
10 10 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.58%) SOQL
11 9 (1.42%) VB
12 8 (1.26%) C
12 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.10%) SAPscript
14 3 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.47%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 38 (5.99%) Degree
2 34 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.74%) ISEB
5 7 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) MCSA
9 2 (0.32%) MCSE
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.16%) CFA
10 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.16%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.52%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.00%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) GDPR
3 3 (0.47%) IFRS
3 3 (0.47%) IFRS 9
3 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) HL7
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) HDFS
3 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.32%) NFS
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (1.10%) Ansible
1 7 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.10%) Puppet
2 5 (0.79%) Dollar Universe
2 5 (0.79%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (0.47%) Mesos
4 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Terraform
5 1 (0.16%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 261 (41.17%) SAP
2 134 (21.14%) Oracle
3 88 (13.88%) Tableau
4 75 (11.83%) Microsoft
5 55 (8.68%) Informatica
6 34 (5.36%) Cognos
7 27 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
8 25 (3.94%) IBM
9 23 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.37%) Ariba
11 14 (2.21%) HP
12 12 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.74%) Cisco
13 11 (1.74%) Teradata
14 10 (1.58%) CA
14 10 (1.58%) Citrix
15 9 (1.42%) TIBCO
16 8 (1.26%) OpenText
16 8 (1.26%) Sybase
17 7 (1.10%) Siebel