Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 309 207
Rank change year-on-year -62 -102 -4
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 643 870 1364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.83% 1.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.89% 3.66% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 521 841
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £263
90th Percentile £615 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 39 15
UK median hourly rate £22.16 £15.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.97% -29.55% -12.00%
10th Percentile £15.37 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £28.99 £43.40 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.53 £15.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year +3.53% -26.18% -18.72%

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 22241 23747 26569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.53% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15058 15814 17434
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 389 386
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.12% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.70 £10.85 £12.40
90th Percentile £54.38 £50.20 £52.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +14.04% -3.39% +31.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -46 610 £450 +12.50% 55
UK excluding London -63 336 £420 +12.00% 38
London 0 285 £475 +11.76% 16
South East -52 94 £375 +1.35% 14
North of England +39 92 £469 +20.19% 9
South West -1 54 £421 +20.36% 3
North West +26 49 £610 +43.53% 4
Midlands -35 40 £413 -4.07% 8
Yorkshire +19 37 £600 +60.00% 4
East of England -37 29 £400 -0.90% 4
West Midlands -20 27 £375 -8.54% 5
Scotland -5 21 £425 +25.93%
North East +58 16 £610 +96.77% 1
East Midlands -14 9 £500 -4.76% 3
Wales +2 3 £394 +21.15%
Northern Ireland -63 3 £225 +16.88%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 290 (45.10%) SQL
2 286 (44.48%) Business Intelligence
3 282 (43.86%) SAP
4 165 (25.66%) Finance
5 155 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
7 142 (22.08%) Oracle
8 139 (21.62%) ETL
9 127 (19.75%) Analytics
10 123 (19.13%) SQL Server
11 104 (16.17%) Data Modelling
12 98 (15.24%) SAP BW
13 88 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
14 83 (12.91%) Visualisation
15 81 (12.60%) Tableau
15 81 (12.60%) SAP HANA
16 78 (12.13%) Migration
17 75 (11.66%) QlikView
18 73 (11.35%) Microsoft Excel
19 70 (10.89%) Microsoft
19 70 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 68 (10.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
21 66 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
22 63 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
23 61 (9.49%) Data Visualisation
24 60 (9.33%) Scrum
25 56 (8.71%) Big Data
25 56 (8.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
26 54 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 52 (8.09%) SAP Data 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 35 (5.44%) SAS
2 14 (2.18%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.18%) WebLogic
3 13 (2.02%) Confluence
4 12 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.24%) JBoss
6 8 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.09%) MS Project Server
7 7 (1.09%) NetWeaver
7 7 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.78%) CMS
8 5 (0.78%) IIS
9 4 (0.62%) FileNet
10 3 (0.47%) Apache
10 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.31%) Documentum
11 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 73 (11.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.93%) SPSS
7 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (2.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (2.18%) SAP BPC
3 11 (1.71%) iTrent
3 11 (1.71%) SAP MM
4 8 (1.24%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.93%) Global One
5 6 (0.93%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 5 (0.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.78%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.78%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.78%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 12 (1.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 11 (1.71%) Force.com
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (0.31%) Boomi
5 2 (0.31%) GitHub
5 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.31%) Taleo
5 2 (0.31%) Trello
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.71%) SSL
2 10 (1.56%) Firewall
2 10 (1.56%) Network Security
3 8 (1.24%) DNS
4 7 (1.09%) LDAP
4 7 (1.09%) SMS
5 6 (0.93%) Internet
6 5 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.62%) DHCP
7 4 (0.62%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.62%) Wireless
8 3 (0.47%) 3G
8 3 (0.47%) 4G
9 2 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.31%) FTP
9 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.31%) SAN
9 2 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
2 123 (19.13%) SQL Server
3 98 (15.24%) SAP BW
4 81 (12.60%) SAP HANA
5 75 (11.66%) QlikView
6 70 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (10.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 66 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
9 56 (8.71%) Big Data
9 56 (8.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 54 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 52 (8.09%) SAP Data Services
12 50 (7.78%) Hadoop
13 32 (4.98%) MongoDB
14 31 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (4.67%) Oracle Database
16 28 (4.35%) Relational Database
17 23 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (2.95%) Apache Hive
19 18 (2.80%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 40 (6.22%) JIRA
2 12 (1.87%) ERwin
3 10 (1.56%) Ant
3 10 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 10 (1.56%) SoapUI
4 9 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.09%) LSMW
6 7 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.09%) Toad
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.47%) GitLab
9 2 (0.31%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.31%) Liquibase
9 2 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.31%) Subversion
9 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 165 (25.66%) Finance
2 44 (6.84%) Banking
3 29 (4.51%) Marketing
4 27 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.73%) Retail
6 19 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.33%) Electronics
8 12 (1.87%) Publishing
9 10 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.40%) Advertising
10 9 (1.40%) Billing
11 7 (1.09%) Front Office
11 7 (1.09%) German Language
11 7 (1.09%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.62%) Local Government
14 3 (0.47%) Legal
15 2 (0.31%) Automotive
15 2 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 195 (30.33%) Analyst
2 162 (25.19%) Developer
3 94 (14.62%) Consultant
4 62 (9.64%) SAP Consultant
5 54 (8.40%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 50 (7.78%) Data Analyst
7 47 (7.31%) Business Analyst
8 45 (7.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 44 (6.84%) Architect
9 44 (6.84%) Business Developer
10 40 (6.22%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
11 32 (4.98%) SAP Developer
12 30 (4.67%) SQL Analyst
13 29 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (4.51%) Report Analyst
13 29 (4.51%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
14 27 (4.20%) Data Architect
14 27 (4.20%) Report Developer
14 27 (4.20%) SQL Developer
15 25 (3.89%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.22%) JSON
2 23 (3.58%) .NET
3 21 (3.27%) Web Services
4 17 (2.64%) XML
5 14 (2.18%) D3.js
6 11 (1.71%) Ajax
7 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.24%) MDX
7 8 (1.24%) SAP Basis
7 8 (1.24%) SOAP
7 8 (1.24%) Software Packaging
8 7 (1.09%) SAP Smart Forms
9 6 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.93%) Middleware
9 6 (0.93%) REST
10 5 (0.78%) CSS
10 5 (0.78%) JDBC
10 5 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
10 5 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.15%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.49%) Data Structures
4 11 (1.71%) Algorithms
4 11 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.40%) User Experience
7 7 (1.09%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.09%) Derivative
7 7 (1.09%) FMCG
8 5 (0.78%) DataPower
8 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.78%) Equities
8 5 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.78%) PMI
9 4 (0.62%) CMDB
9 4 (0.62%) Fintech
9 4 (0.62%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.62%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.98%) Unix
2 24 (3.73%) Windows
3 23 (3.58%) Linux
4 18 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.78%) AIX
8 4 (0.62%) CentOS
9 2 (0.31%) Solaris
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (44.48%) Business Intelligence
2 155 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (21.62%) ETL
4 127 (19.75%) Analytics
5 104 (16.17%) Data Modelling
6 83 (12.91%) Visualisation
7 78 (12.13%) Migration
8 63 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (9.49%) Data Visualisation
10 60 (9.33%) Scrum
11 47 (7.31%) Business Analysis
12 45 (7.00%) Data Analysis
13 44 (6.84%) Data Migration
14 43 (6.69%) Data Management
15 41 (6.38%) Kanban
16 40 (6.22%) Machine Learning
17 36 (5.60%) Data Governance
17 36 (5.60%) Project Management
18 29 (4.51%) Dimensional Modelling
19 27 (4.20%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 290 (45.10%) SQL
2 41 (6.38%) Java
3 33 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 31 (4.82%) R
5 25 (3.89%) PL/SQL
6 24 (3.73%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.73%) VBA
7 22 (3.42%) Python
8 16 (2.49%) ABAP
9 15 (2.33%) C#
9 15 (2.33%) VB
10 12 (1.87%) C
10 12 (1.87%) Perl
11 11 (1.71%) Apex Code
12 10 (1.56%) SOQL
13 9 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.09%) SAPscript
16 3 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.75%) Degree
3 33 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.71%) ISEB
5 6 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) MCSA
9 2 (0.31%) MCSE
9 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.16%) CCA
10 1 (0.16%) CFA
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.31%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.27%) QA
3 5 (0.78%) PMO
4 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.62%) IFRS
4 4 (0.62%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) GCP
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) NFS
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.31%) vSphere
3 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.16%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (1.09%) Ansible
2 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.93%) Puppet
3 5 (0.78%) Dollar Universe
3 5 (0.78%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (0.47%) Control-M
4 3 (0.47%) Mesos
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.16%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 282 (43.86%) SAP
2 142 (22.08%) Oracle
3 81 (12.60%) Tableau
4 70 (10.89%) Microsoft
5 44 (6.84%) Informatica
6 38 (5.91%) Cognos
7 25 (3.89%) MicroStrategy
8 23 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (3.42%) IBM
10 14 (2.18%) HP
11 13 (2.02%) Teradata
12 12 (1.87%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.71%) Hyperion
14 10 (1.56%) Ariba
15 9 (1.40%) CA
15 9 (1.40%) TIBCO
16 8 (1.24%) Cisco
16 8 (1.24%) Sybase
17 7 (1.09%) Siebel
17 7 (1.09%) Sun