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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, BOBJ)
UK
Rank 271 240 196
Rank change year-on-year -31 -44  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 387 542 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.02% 1.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.76% 4.62% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 309 371
Median daily rate £445 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.87% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £398
% change year-on-year -3.12% +0.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
Median hourly rate £25.75 £19.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% -27.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.25 £17.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £27.75 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -12.82%  

BusinessObjects is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10302 11737 11801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.14% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 7866 7527
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 190 155
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BusinessObjects as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BusinessObjects.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 357 £450 +7.78% 64
London +27 131 £500 +11.11% 21
South East -27 53 £383 -1.60% 11
West Midlands -38 40 £424 -4.02% 3
North East +7 29 £475 -26.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 28 £475 -26.92% 1
Tyne and Wear +8 28 £475 -26.92% 1
East of England +1 27 £375 +4.16% 6
North West +33 22 £363 - 7
Essex - 20 £438 -
Berkshire +29 19 £396 -1.00%
Yorkshire -10 19 £350 -6.66% 7
West Yorkshire +16 17 £350 +6.06% 6
City of London +5 17 £500 +11.11% 7
Warwickshire +7 16 £360 -0.68% 1
South West -13 16 £358 -14.88% 4
Scotland +7 14 £388 +8.77%
Hampshire 0 12 £300 -13.04% 3
Manchester +15 11 £388 +5.44% 6
East Midlands -7 11 £333 +15.65% 3
Leeds +14 10 £348 -0.71% 4
Wales +10 9 £500 +5.82%
Glasgow +5 8 £388 -4.32%
Cardiff +17 7 £500 +5.82%
South Wales +13 7 £500 +5.82%
Wiltshire -2 7 £178 -57.73%
West Sussex -2 7 £525 +2.94% 1
Leicestershire - 6 £325 -
Leicester - 6 £325 -
Reading +17 5 £413 -2.94%

BusinessObjects
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 369 (45.11%) Business Intelligence
2 350 (42.79%) SQL
3 309 (37.78%) SAP
4 254 (31.05%) Oracle
5 211 (25.79%) Finance
6 168 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
7 163 (19.93%) ETL
8 153 (18.70%) SQL Server
9 136 (16.63%) Analytics
10 133 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (14.91%) Data Modelling
11 122 (14.91%) SAP BW
12 114 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
13 107 (13.08%) QlikView
14 101 (12.35%) Unix
15 99 (12.10%) Migration
16 92 (11.25%) Java
17 88 (10.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 81 (9.90%) Windows
19 80 (9.78%) Linux
20 79 (9.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
21 76 (9.29%) Microsoft
22 75 (9.17%) Tableau
23 72 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 71 (8.68%) Security Cleared
25 70 (8.56%) MS Excel
26 69 (8.44%) Banking
27 67 (8.19%) Degree
27 67 (8.19%) SAP Data Services
28 66 (8.07%) CRM

BusinessObjects
Top Related 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 64 (7.82%) WebLogic
2 46 (5.62%) SAS
3 29 (3.55%) Confluence
4 28 (3.42%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.81%) JBoss
6 21 (2.57%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.83%) Apache Pig
8 9 (1.10%) IIS
9 8 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.98%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.61%) FileNet
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.37%) CMS
12 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.12%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 70 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.67%) MS Office
3 9 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.10%) SPSS
4 6 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.61%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.37%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Weka
Business Applications
1 35 (4.28%) SAP BPC
2 25 (3.06%) SAP ERP
3 23 (2.81%) Adobe Campaign
3 23 (2.81%) Unica
4 20 (2.44%) SAP FI
5 15 (1.83%) SAP PSCD
6 14 (1.71%) SAP MII
7 11 (1.34%) SAP CO
8 10 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (1.10%) SAP GRC
10 8 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.86%) SAP FSCM
11 7 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 5 (0.61%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.61%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.61%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.49%) SAP MM
14 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.81%) Trello
4 17 (2.08%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.73%) IaaS
5 6 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.61%) Office 365
6 5 (0.61%) Yammer
7 4 (0.49%) PaaS
8 3 (0.37%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.24%) Taleo
10 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.08%) SSL
2 12 (1.47%) Network Security
3 11 (1.34%) LDAP
4 7 (0.86%) DNS
5 6 (0.73%) Firewall
5 6 (0.73%) NetScaler
5 6 (0.73%) Wireless
6 5 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.49%) 2G
7 4 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.37%) Internet
8 3 (0.37%) RFID
8 3 (0.37%) SAN
9 2 (0.24%) 3G
9 2 (0.24%) 4G
9 2 (0.24%) FTP
9 2 (0.24%) LTE
10 1 (0.12%) HSPA
10 1 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.12%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
2 153 (18.70%) SQL Server
3 122 (14.91%) SAP BW
4 107 (13.08%) QlikView
5 88 (10.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 79 (9.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 72 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (8.19%) SAP Data Services
9 59 (7.21%) Hadoop
9 59 (7.21%) SAP HANA
10 57 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (6.48%) Oracle Database
11 53 (6.48%) Relational Database
12 40 (4.89%) Crystal Reports
13 36 (4.40%) Big Data
14 35 (4.28%) BusinessObjects XI
15 33 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (2.93%) Apache Hive
18 22 (2.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.40%) JIRA
3 32 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 22 (2.69%) GitLab
5 14 (1.71%) ERwin
5 14 (1.71%) NWDI
6 13 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
6 13 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.86%) Subversion
9 4 (0.49%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.37%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.24%) Toad
11 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 211 (25.79%) Finance
2 69 (8.44%) Banking
3 47 (5.75%) Retail
4 35 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.30%) Marketing
6 24 (2.93%) General Ledger
7 15 (1.83%) Front Office
7 15 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.22%) Advertising
9 6 (0.73%) Automotive
10 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Electronics
11 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 244 (29.83%) Developer
2 206 (25.18%) Analyst
3 106 (12.96%) Consultant
4 94 (11.49%) Architect
5 83 (10.15%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 60 (7.33%) Business Developer
7 55 (6.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 55 (6.72%) SAP Consultant
8 47 (5.75%) Business Analyst
9 42 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 40 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 38 (4.65%) Data Analyst
12 36 (4.40%) SQL Developer
13 32 (3.91%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
14 30 (3.67%) SAP Developer
14 30 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
15 28 (3.42%) Data Architect
15 28 (3.42%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
16 27 (3.30%) Business Consultant
17 26 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.13%) XML
2 39 (4.77%) Software Packaging
3 34 (4.16%) HTML
4 31 (3.79%) CSS
5 23 (2.81%) .NET
5 23 (2.81%) JSON
5 23 (2.81%) Web Services
6 19 (2.32%) SAP Basis
7 18 (2.20%) SAP XI
8 14 (1.71%) REST
9 8 (0.98%) Apache Avro
10 7 (0.86%) J2EE
11 6 (0.73%) Regular Expression
11 6 (0.73%) SAPUI5
12 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.61%) COM
12 5 (0.61%) D3.js
12 5 (0.61%) MDX
12 5 (0.61%) SOAP
12 5 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.57%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.34%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (0.98%) Grid Computing
8 8 (0.98%) NHS
9 7 (0.86%) Market Risk
9 7 (0.86%) User Experience
10 6 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.73%) Replication
11 5 (0.61%) DataPower
11 5 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.49%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.37%) Clustering
13 3 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.35%) Unix
2 81 (9.90%) Windows
3 80 (9.78%) Linux
4 60 (7.33%) Windows Server
5 53 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.59%) Solaris
8 12 (1.47%) AIX
8 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.34%) HPUX
10 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.24%) SUSE
12 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (45.11%) Business Intelligence
2 163 (19.93%) ETL
3 136 (16.63%) Analytics
4 133 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (14.91%) Data Modelling
6 99 (12.10%) Migration
7 66 (8.07%) CRM
8 63 (7.70%) Data Management
8 63 (7.70%) Project Management
9 54 (6.60%) DevOps
10 53 (6.48%) Data Migration
11 50 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (5.75%) Change Control
12 47 (5.75%) Configuration Management
13 46 (5.62%) ERP
14 44 (5.38%) Data Analysis
15 39 (4.77%) SDLC
16 37 (4.52%) Dimensional Modelling
17 36 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (4.40%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 350 (42.79%) SQL
2 92 (11.25%) Java
3 63 (7.70%) PL/SQL
4 47 (5.75%) PowerShell
5 41 (5.01%) VBA
6 38 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 37 (4.52%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.18%) PHP
9 20 (2.44%) Perl
10 19 (2.32%) C#
11 18 (2.20%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.83%) R
12 15 (1.83%) Scala
12 15 (1.83%) VB
13 14 (1.71%) ABAP
13 14 (1.71%) Python
14 9 (1.10%) C
15 3 (0.37%) ANSI SQL
15 3 (0.37%) C++
15 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.19%) Degree
3 49 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.83%) CCA
5 10 (1.22%) BC Cleared
6 7 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.61%) ISEB
7 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.24%) PMP
9 1 (0.12%) AAT
9 1 (0.12%) ACCA
9 1 (0.12%) CIMA
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) MBA
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.59%) QA
3 8 (0.98%) IFRS
3 8 (0.98%) IFRS 9
4 7 (0.86%) SLA
5 5 (0.61%) PMO
6 4 (0.49%) Basel II
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.34%) Apache Flume
4 9 (1.10%) HDFS
5 7 (0.86%) XenApp
5 7 (0.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.73%) vSphere
6 6 (0.73%) XenServer
7 5 (0.61%) Docker
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (4.03%) Ansible
2 32 (3.91%) Dollar Universe
3 15 (1.83%) Oozie
4 11 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.22%) Puppet
6 7 (0.86%) SCCM
7 5 (0.61%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.24%) Control-M
10 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) MOM
10 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.12%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 309 (37.78%) SAP
2 254 (31.05%) Oracle
3 76 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 75 (9.17%) Tableau
5 59 (7.21%) Informatica
6 55 (6.72%) Cognos
7 54 (6.60%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.38%) TIBCO
9 39 (4.77%) Teradata
10 38 (4.65%) HP
11 30 (3.67%) MicroStrategy
11 30 (3.67%) Sybase
12 28 (3.42%) Atlassian
13 26 (3.18%) Adobe
14 24 (2.93%) IBM
15 20 (2.44%) webMethods
16 18 (2.20%) Cisco
16 18 (2.20%) VMware
17 17 (2.08%) Netezza
18 14 (1.71%) Citrix
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