Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 300 216
Rank change year-on-year -44 -84 -10
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 679 897 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.83% 1.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.13% 3.73% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 562 785
UK median daily rate £443 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £311 £250 £263
90th Percentile £613 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 11
UK median hourly rate £22.24 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -33.33% +28.57%
10th Percentile £15.48 £10.30 £12.75
90th Percentile £31.53 £21.20 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £15.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year +7.07% -26.18% +25.05%

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 21684 24051 26288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.62% 22.21% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 16113 17099
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 381 381
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.01 £28.13
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.16% -0.44%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -29 641 £450 +12.50% 51
UK excluding London -54 369 £413 +10.00% 39
London +32 289 £475 +11.76% 16
South East -47 111 £375 +7.14% 14
North of England +36 105 £453 +13.25% 15
Midlands -57 55 £425 -1.16% 3
North West +44 45 £550 +44.26% 6
South West +6 40 £388 -3.13% 2
West Midlands -33 39 £425 - 2
Yorkshire +20 37 £550 -21.43% 7
North East +47 31 £556 +79.44% 2
Scotland +24 28 £425 +37.10% 3
East of England -32 26 £363 -9.38% 1
East Midlands -22 13 £333 -23.12% 1
Wales -7 3 £431 +32.69% 1
Northern Ireland -63 1 £195 +1.30%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 307 (45.21%) Business Intelligence
2 297 (43.74%) SQL
3 295 (43.45%) SAP
4 180 (26.51%) Finance
5 162 (23.86%) Oracle
6 160 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (20.03%) Analytics
8 130 (19.15%) ETL
9 125 (18.41%) Data Warehouse
10 105 (15.46%) SQL Server
11 103 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
12 102 (15.02%) Data Modelling
13 93 (13.70%) Migration
14 92 (13.55%) SAP BW
15 85 (12.52%) Microsoft Excel
16 83 (12.22%) Microsoft
17 82 (12.08%) SAP HANA
18 81 (11.93%) Visualisation
19 75 (11.05%) Tableau
20 67 (9.87%) QlikView
20 67 (9.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
21 66 (9.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
22 63 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 58 (8.54%) Security Cleared
24 57 (8.39%) Unix
25 56 (8.25%) Data Visualisation
26 55 (8.10%) Scrum
26 55 (8.10%) Management Information System
27 52 (7.66%) Java
27 52 (7.66%) 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 32 (4.71%) WebLogic
2 30 (4.42%) SAS
3 21 (3.09%) Confluence
4 16 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.91%) IIS
5 13 (1.91%) MS Project Server
6 12 (1.77%) JBoss
7 8 (1.18%) NetWeaver
7 8 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.59%) CMS
10 3 (0.44%) FileNet
10 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.29%) Documentum
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.29%) PowerExchange
11 2 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (12.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.44%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.44%) SPSS
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.50%) Global One
2 13 (1.91%) SAP BPC
2 13 (1.91%) SAP ERP
3 9 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.33%) SAP SD
4 8 (1.18%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (1.03%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.88%) iTrent
6 6 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.88%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.44%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.06%) Trello
4 12 (1.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 12 (1.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 11 (1.62%) Force.com
6 6 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.29%) Boomi
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Taleo
8 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) Slack
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.03%) LDAP
2 6 (0.88%) SSL
3 4 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (0.59%) Network Security
4 3 (0.44%) Firewall
4 3 (0.44%) SMS
5 2 (0.29%) DNS
5 2 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.29%) Internet
5 2 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.29%) SAN
5 2 (0.29%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) DSL
6 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.41%) Data Warehouse
2 105 (15.46%) SQL Server
3 92 (13.55%) SAP BW
4 82 (12.08%) SAP HANA
5 67 (9.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 67 (9.87%) QlikView
6 66 (9.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 63 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (7.36%) SAP Data Services
9 49 (7.22%) Hadoop
10 48 (7.07%) Big Data
11 45 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (6.04%) Crystal Reports
13 39 (5.74%) Oracle Database
14 34 (5.01%) Relational Database
15 31 (4.57%) MongoDB
16 29 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (3.83%) BusinessObjects XI
18 21 (3.09%) Qlik Sense
19 20 (2.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 48 (7.07%) JIRA
2 22 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (1.91%) GitLab
5 10 (1.47%) Ant
5 10 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.47%) ERwin
5 10 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 9 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.74%) Toad
10 4 (0.59%) Subversion
10 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.29%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.29%) Liquibase
12 2 (0.29%) LSMW
General
1 180 (26.51%) Finance
2 39 (5.74%) Banking
3 37 (5.45%) Marketing
4 36 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.57%) Retail
6 20 (2.95%) Front Office
7 17 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.36%) Electronics
9 13 (1.91%) Publishing
10 11 (1.62%) General Ledger
11 9 (1.33%) Billing
12 8 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 7 (1.03%) Back Office
14 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.74%) Advertising
16 4 (0.59%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.59%) Local Government
17 2 (0.29%) German Language
17 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 196 (28.87%) Analyst
2 178 (26.22%) Developer
3 103 (15.17%) Consultant
4 65 (9.57%) SAP Consultant
5 62 (9.13%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 52 (7.66%) Architect
7 50 (7.36%) Business Analyst
8 46 (6.77%) Business Developer
8 46 (6.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 44 (6.48%) SAP Developer
10 41 (6.04%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
11 37 (5.45%) Data Analyst
12 36 (5.30%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
13 33 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 30 (4.42%) Business Consultant
14 30 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
15 29 (4.27%) Report Analyst
16 24 (3.53%) SQL Developer
17 20 (2.95%) Report Developer
18 19 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.74%) JSON
2 25 (3.68%) .NET
3 24 (3.53%) Web Services
4 20 (2.95%) Software Packaging
5 18 (2.65%) XML
6 15 (2.21%) SOAP
7 14 (2.06%) D3.js
7 14 (2.06%) REST
7 14 (2.06%) SAP Basis
8 11 (1.62%) SAP XI
9 10 (1.47%) Ajax
9 10 (1.47%) MDX
10 8 (1.18%) CSS
10 8 (1.18%) HTML
11 7 (1.03%) J2EE
11 7 (1.03%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (0.88%) SAP Smart Forms
12 6 (0.88%) SAPUI5
13 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (8.10%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.21%) Derivative
5 13 (1.91%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.62%) PMI
7 10 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.33%) User Experience
9 8 (1.18%) Equities
9 8 (1.18%) FMCG
10 7 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.03%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.03%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (0.59%) CMDB
12 4 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.59%) DataPower
12 4 (0.59%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.39%) Unix
2 49 (7.22%) Windows
3 43 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.60%) Linux
5 29 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.88%) Solaris
8 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.74%) HPUX
10 4 (0.59%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (45.21%) Business Intelligence
2 160 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (20.03%) Analytics
4 130 (19.15%) ETL
5 102 (15.02%) Data Modelling
6 93 (13.70%) Migration
7 81 (11.93%) Visualisation
8 56 (8.25%) Data Visualisation
9 55 (8.10%) Scrum
10 50 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (7.22%) Business Analysis
11 49 (7.22%) Project Management
12 48 (7.07%) Data Migration
13 47 (6.92%) Data Management
14 40 (5.89%) Data Analysis
15 38 (5.60%) Machine Learning
16 37 (5.45%) Kanban
17 33 (4.86%) ERP
18 27 (3.98%) DevOps
19 26 (3.83%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 297 (43.74%) SQL
2 52 (7.66%) Java
3 35 (5.15%) T-SQL
4 33 (4.86%) VBA
5 30 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 28 (4.12%) PL/SQL
7 27 (3.98%) R
8 22 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 21 (3.09%) C#
10 18 (2.65%) Python
11 16 (2.36%) ABAP
12 15 (2.21%) C
12 15 (2.21%) VB
13 11 (1.62%) Apex Code
13 11 (1.62%) Perl
14 10 (1.47%) SOQL
15 9 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.88%) SAPscript
17 5 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 3 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 58 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.60%) Degree
4 15 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.18%) CCA
5 8 (1.18%) ISEB
6 7 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.74%) PMP
8 4 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.29%) MCSA
9 2 (0.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.29%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.74%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.95%) QA
3 11 (1.62%) PMO
4 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) NFS
3 2 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (2.95%) Ansible
2 18 (2.65%) Dollar Universe
3 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.74%) Puppet
4 4 (0.59%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (0.44%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.15%) Terraform
6 1 (0.15%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 295 (43.45%) SAP
2 162 (23.86%) Oracle
3 83 (12.22%) Microsoft
4 75 (11.05%) Tableau
5 52 (7.66%) Informatica
6 44 (6.48%) Cognos
7 30 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 28 (4.12%) MicroStrategy
9 25 (3.68%) TIBCO
10 22 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (2.95%) HP
12 13 (1.91%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.91%) Teradata
13 11 (1.62%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.62%) IBM
13 11 (1.62%) Sybase
13 11 (1.62%) webMethods
14 10 (1.47%) VMware
15 9 (1.33%) Cisco
15 9 (1.33%) Remedy