Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 479 440 436
Rank change year-on-year -39 -4 -31
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 215 176 493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 1.86% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 107 298
10th Percentile £231 £280 £286
25th Percentile £350 £374 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.18%
75th Percentile £507 £500 £513
90th Percentile £584 £575 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £416
% change year-on-year +8.96% -0.72% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 14
10th Percentile £16.93 £17.10 £11.85
25th Percentile £18.55 £19.45 £13.14
Median hourly rate £22.89 £22.50 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +1.73% +8.43% -41.96%
75th Percentile £27.00 £25.13 £38.48
90th Percentile £58.75 £26.70 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.55 £22.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -17.56% +41.96% -29.56%

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 12,719 9,468 20,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.61% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,680 6,553 14,055
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 132 229
10th Percentile £11.54 £13.79 £12.91
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.18
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.71 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.29% -17.65% -7.69%
75th Percentile £45.19 £44.88 £48.75
90th Percentile £61.68 £60.70 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% -25.00% -10.45%

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 14 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 12 June 2021. 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 -43 161 £450 +5.32% 31
UK excluding London +8 102 £450 +8.96% 17
Work from Home -208 67 £450 -16.28% 8
London -88 57 £425 -5.56% 15
Midlands +6 41 £460 +10.84% 6
West Midlands +6 34 £473 +12.50% 6
South East +7 32 £463 +2.78% 3
Scotland -29 9 £170 -58.79%
East of England +1 8 £205 -50.30%
South West +22 6 £350 -13.79% 1
East Midlands +5 6 £400 -
North of England +2 6 £444 -10.80% 6
North West -12 3 £338 -48.08% 5
North East - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 125 (58.14%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (46.98%) SQL
3 99 (46.05%) SAP
4 79 (36.74%) Oracle
5 68 (31.63%) Data Modelling
6 58 (26.98%) Analytics
7 57 (26.51%) Social Skills
8 54 (25.12%) Power BI
8 54 (25.12%) Power Platform
8 54 (25.12%) ETL
9 50 (23.26%) Java
10 49 (22.79%) Finance
11 45 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (20.93%) Azure
12 40 (18.60%) Informatica
13 37 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (16.28%) Migration
14 35 (16.28%) Microsoft
15 33 (15.35%) Unix
15 33 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (13.95%) CRM
17 29 (13.49%) J2EE
18 28 (13.02%) Public Sector
19 27 (12.56%) PL/SQL
19 27 (12.56%) SAP BW
20 26 (12.09%) AWS
21 24 (11.16%) Jenkins
21 24 (11.16%) SharePoint
21 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (10.70%) JIRA

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 24 (11.16%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.77%) Confluence
3 18 (8.37%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (6.51%) SAS
5 10 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.79%) SAP Portal
7 3 (1.40%) Apache
7 3 (1.40%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.93%) JBoss
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.33%) SPSS
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.93%) FileZilla
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (8.37%) Dynamics AX
1 18 (8.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.79%) iTrent
2 6 (2.79%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (2.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.33%) HFM
3 5 (2.33%) SAP MDG
4 3 (1.40%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (1.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (1.40%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.93%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.12%) Power Platform
2 45 (20.93%) Azure
3 26 (12.09%) AWS
4 18 (8.37%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (4.65%) GCP
6 7 (3.26%) Amazon S3
6 7 (3.26%) Tricentis Tosca
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.33%) Snowflake
9 4 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (1.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (1.40%) Google Data Studio
10 3 (1.40%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.40%) SaaS
11 2 (0.93%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.47%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.47%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.47%) GitHub
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.33%) Firewall
2 3 (1.40%) Network Security
3 2 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (25.12%) Power BI
2 45 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (12.56%) SAP BW
4 23 (10.70%) SAP HANA
5 22 (10.23%) Tableau
6 17 (7.91%) MySQL
7 16 (7.44%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (7.44%) Qlik Sense
7 16 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (6.98%) Big Data
9 14 (6.51%) Pentaho
9 14 (6.51%) SQL Server
10 13 (6.05%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (6.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.58%) Hadoop
11 12 (5.58%) SAP Data Services
12 11 (5.12%) QlikView
13 10 (4.65%) Apache Hive
13 10 (4.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (11.16%) Jenkins
2 23 (10.70%) JIRA
3 16 (7.44%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.65%) Maven
5 8 (3.72%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.72%) GitLab
6 2 (0.93%) ProC
7 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.47%) ERwin
7 1 (0.47%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (26.51%) Social Skills
2 49 (22.79%) Finance
3 28 (13.02%) Public Sector
4 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.91%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (3.26%) Automotive
7 6 (2.79%) Billing
7 6 (2.79%) General Ledger
7 6 (2.79%) Marketing
7 6 (2.79%) Retail
8 5 (2.33%) Legal
8 5 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.93%) Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (34.42%) Developer
2 35 (16.28%) Analyst
3 19 (8.84%) Architect
3 19 (8.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 18 (8.37%) Data Engineer
5 14 (6.51%) Consultant
6 12 (5.58%) Power BI Developer
6 12 (5.58%) SAP Developer
7 11 (5.12%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
9 8 (3.72%) CRM Developer
9 8 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (3.72%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.72%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
10 7 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 6 (2.79%) ABAP Developer
11 6 (2.79%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.49%) J2EE
2 18 (8.37%) .NET
3 13 (6.05%) JSON
4 11 (5.12%) Spring
4 11 (5.12%) XML
5 10 (4.65%) Apache Camel
5 10 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (4.65%) SOAP
5 10 (4.65%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.19%) REST
7 7 (3.26%) Web Dynpro
8 6 (2.79%) Middleware
9 4 (1.86%) DOM
9 4 (1.86%) Kafka
9 4 (1.86%) React
9 4 (1.86%) Redux
10 3 (1.40%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.93%) D3.js
11 2 (0.93%) HTML
11 2 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.12%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.26%) NHS
3 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
3 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
3 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.47%) Derivative
4 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.47%) Life Science
4 1 (0.47%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.35%) Unix
2 14 (6.51%) Linux
3 7 (3.26%) AIX
4 6 (2.79%) Windows
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (58.14%) Business Intelligence
2 68 (31.63%) Data Modelling
3 58 (26.98%) Analytics
4 54 (25.12%) ETL
5 37 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (16.28%) Migration
7 33 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (13.95%) CRM
9 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (9.30%) Configuration Management
11 19 (8.84%) Data Migration
12 16 (7.44%) Problem Management
13 15 (6.98%) Process Improvement
13 15 (6.98%) Project Delivery
13 15 (6.98%) Visualisation
14 14 (6.51%) Data Analytics
14 14 (6.51%) Software Engineering
15 13 (6.05%) Data Integration
15 13 (6.05%) Data Virtualisation
15 13 (6.05%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.98%) SQL
2 50 (23.26%) Java
3 27 (12.56%) PL/SQL
4 21 (9.77%) Python
5 13 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.05%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.65%) ABAP
6 10 (4.65%) Java 8
7 9 (4.19%) C#
8 8 (3.72%) C
8 8 (3.72%) HiveQL
8 8 (3.72%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.26%) VBA
10 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.86%) R
11 2 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.93%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) MBCS
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.91%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 4 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.40%) PMO
4 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.93%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.47%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) Ansible
2 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.93%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (0.93%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 99 (46.05%) SAP
2 79 (36.74%) Oracle
3 40 (18.60%) Informatica
4 35 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 15 (6.98%) webMethods
6 13 (6.05%) Talend
7 11 (5.12%) IBM
8 10 (4.65%) BEA
8 10 (4.65%) WSO2
9 6 (2.79%) Adobe
9 6 (2.79%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.33%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.86%) Alteryx
12 3 (1.40%) CA
12 3 (1.40%) Cerner
12 3 (1.40%) Databricks
12 3 (1.40%) Google
12 3 (1.40%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.40%) Workday
13 2 (0.93%) Fujitsu