Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 379 314
Rank change year-on-year -44 -65 -93
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 592 651 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.49% 2.87% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 419 504
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £271 £296 £240
90th Percentile £567 £615 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 35
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £19.42 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.62% +5.67% -13.53%
10th Percentile £16.21 £16.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.59 £37.63 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% +21.67% -57.14%

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 23,813 22,696 23,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.60% 21.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,575 15,592 15,339
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 267 355
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +11.25% -0.22%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.75 £51.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00% -3.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -55 530 £425 -3.46% 100
UK excluding London -5 352 £400 -4.19% 80
London -51 224 £425 -5.66% 28
South East -14 91 £425 +6.25% 11
North of England -16 64 £390 -17.89% 23
Midlands +12 60 £325 -23.53% 20
East of England +12 49 £438 +2.94% 11
West Midlands +3 46 £314 -23.94% 13
North West -18 43 £375 -38.52% 13
South West -56 37 £438 +4.17% 7
Scotland +3 34 £360 -12.73% 4
Yorkshire -8 20 £450 -26.23% 10
Wales -10 11 £310 -21.27% 2
East Midlands +4 10 £413 +22.22% 7
Northern Ireland +35 7 £283 +25.56% 2
North East -22 2 £625 +2.46%

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 284 (47.97%) SQL
2 271 (45.78%) Business Intelligence
3 259 (43.75%) SAP
4 148 (25.00%) Finance
5 147 (24.83%) Oracle
6 129 (21.79%) ETL
7 117 (19.76%) Data Warehouse
8 107 (18.07%) Microsoft Excel
9 103 (17.40%) Data Modelling
10 102 (17.23%) Tableau
11 96 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 82 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 80 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (12.84%) Analytics
15 75 (12.67%) Power BI
16 73 (12.33%) Microsoft
17 71 (11.99%) Project Management
18 66 (11.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 66 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (10.98%) SAP BW
20 62 (10.47%) Java
20 62 (10.47%) Data Analysis
21 61 (10.30%) SAP Data Services
22 52 (8.78%) Unix
23 51 (8.61%) SAS
24 49 (8.28%) JIRA
25 48 (8.11%) Informatica
26 47 (7.94%) Visualisation
27 46 (7.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
27 46 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 51 (8.61%) SAS
2 41 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.41%) Confluence
4 26 (4.39%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.36%) IIS
7 7 (1.18%) Apache
8 6 (1.01%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.34%) PowerExchange
12 1 (0.17%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (18.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (3.04%) Open Workbench
5 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.35%) SPSS
7 7 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (2.20%) SAP ERP
4 12 (2.03%) SAP BPC
4 12 (2.03%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (1.01%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.84%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.84%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.84%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.51%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.51%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.51%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.51%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.51%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.18%) Office 365
5 5 (0.84%) SaaS
6 4 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.34%) Trello
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Slack
9 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.35%) SAN
2 5 (0.84%) SMS
3 3 (0.51%) 3G
3 3 (0.51%) 4G
3 3 (0.51%) CTI
3 3 (0.51%) PBX
3 3 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.17%) 5G
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (19.76%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 75 (12.67%) Power BI
4 66 (11.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 65 (10.98%) SAP BW
6 61 (10.30%) SAP Data Services
7 46 (7.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 46 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (6.42%) SAP HANA
9 36 (6.08%) Big Data
9 36 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (5.91%) QlikView
11 34 (5.74%) Crystal Reports
12 33 (5.57%) Relational Database
13 29 (4.90%) Hadoop
14 27 (4.56%) Oracle Database
15 26 (4.39%) Lumira
16 25 (4.22%) MySQL
17 19 (3.21%) Pentaho
18 18 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (8.28%) JIRA
2 17 (2.87%) CA Gen
3 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.18%) LoadRunner
5 7 (1.18%) Maven
6 6 (1.01%) Checkstyle
6 6 (1.01%) ERwin
7 5 (0.84%) Selenium
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.51%) LSMW
9 3 (0.51%) RStudio
9 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.51%) Toad
10 2 (0.34%) JMeter
10 2 (0.34%) Subversion
10 2 (0.34%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (25.00%) Finance
2 39 (6.59%) Banking
3 20 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.04%) Marketing
5 16 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.86%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.35%) Publishing
9 7 (1.18%) Legal
9 7 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.01%) Billing
11 4 (0.68%) Advertising
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.68%) Law
11 4 (0.68%) Retail
12 3 (0.51%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 180 (30.41%) Developer
2 173 (29.22%) Analyst
3 92 (15.54%) Consultant
4 70 (11.82%) Data Analyst
5 54 (9.12%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 49 (8.28%) SAP Consultant
7 44 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 35 (5.91%) Business Developer
9 34 (5.74%) SAP Developer
10 32 (5.41%) ETL Developer
11 30 (5.07%) Architect
12 28 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 28 (4.73%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
13 27 (4.56%) SQL Developer
14 26 (4.39%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
15 23 (3.89%) Business Analyst
15 23 (3.89%) PMO Analyst
15 23 (3.89%) Project Manager
16 20 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
17 16 (2.70%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.60%) J2EE
2 41 (6.93%) XML
3 29 (4.90%) .NET
4 14 (2.36%) SAP XI
5 12 (2.03%) JSON
6 9 (1.52%) HTML
7 8 (1.35%) Middleware
8 7 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.18%) Spring
8 7 (1.18%) Spring Boot
9 5 (0.84%) Web Services
9 5 (0.84%) XSLT
10 4 (0.68%) REST
10 4 (0.68%) SOAP
11 3 (0.51%) CSS
12 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.34%) BAPI
12 2 (0.34%) jQuery
12 2 (0.34%) JSP
12 2 (0.34%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.07%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.18%) Clustering
7 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.84%) FMCG
8 5 (0.84%) IVR
8 5 (0.84%) Replication
9 4 (0.68%) Blog
9 4 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.34%) AS400
10 2 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.34%) NHS
10 2 (0.34%) Social Media
10 2 (0.34%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.78%) Unix
2 16 (2.70%) Solaris
3 15 (2.53%) Linux
4 10 (1.69%) Windows
5 5 (0.84%) VME
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (45.78%) Business Intelligence
2 129 (21.79%) ETL
3 103 (17.40%) Data Modelling
4 80 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (12.84%) Analytics
6 71 (11.99%) Project Management
7 66 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
8 62 (10.47%) Data Analysis
9 47 (7.94%) Visualisation
10 44 (7.43%) CRM
11 42 (7.09%) Process Improvement
12 40 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (6.08%) Change Management
13 36 (6.08%) ERP
14 32 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
14 32 (5.41%) OO
14 32 (5.41%) Waterfall
15 31 (5.24%) Scrum
16 30 (5.07%) Configuration Management
16 30 (5.07%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 284 (47.97%) SQL
2 62 (10.47%) Java
3 40 (6.76%) PL/SQL
4 29 (4.90%) Shell Script
5 27 (4.56%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.89%) Perl
7 20 (3.38%) VBA
8 18 (3.04%) ABAP
9 15 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.20%) Python
11 11 (1.86%) C#
11 11 (1.86%) VB
12 7 (1.18%) R
13 6 (1.01%) C++
13 6 (1.01%) Java 8
13 6 (1.01%) PHP
14 5 (0.84%) COBOL
15 3 (0.51%) C
15 3 (0.51%) XPath
16 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 31 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.73%) Degree
3 25 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.89%) ISEB
5 11 (1.86%) CCA
6 7 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.17%) ACCA
10 1 (0.17%) CIMA
10 1 (0.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.09%) Data Quality
2 26 (4.39%) PMO
3 22 (3.72%) QA
4 5 (0.84%) CDISC
5 4 (0.68%) GDPR
6 3 (0.51%) IFRS
7 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) PSD2
8 1 (0.17%) SEPA
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.18%) Docker
2 7 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.84%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.17%) Consul
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) Oozie
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 259 (43.75%) SAP
2 147 (24.83%) Oracle
3 102 (17.23%) Tableau
4 73 (12.33%) Microsoft
5 48 (8.11%) Informatica
6 34 (5.74%) Cognos
7 32 (5.41%) webMethods
8 23 (3.89%) BEA
9 17 (2.87%) Pega
10 15 (2.53%) Cloudera
10 15 (2.53%) Google
11 12 (2.03%) Niku
12 11 (1.86%) IBM
13 10 (1.69%) Hyperion
13 10 (1.69%) Workday
14 9 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
14 9 (1.52%) OpenText
15 8 (1.35%) VMware
16 7 (1.18%) Thunderhead
17 6 (1.01%) Teradata