Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 274 229
Rank change year-on-year -123 -45 -18
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 581 843 1,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.66% 3.94% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 519 738
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.04% +5.31%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £270
90th Percentile £600 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 27
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £26.72 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.82% +24.28% -21.82%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.18 £12.90
90th Percentile £39.38 £44.80 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -40.00% +69.49%

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 21,826 21,369 24,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.85% 22.44% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,190 14,284 16,565
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 302 409
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -5.36% +1.82%
10th Percentile £15.05 £9.43 £11.95
90th Percentile £56.84 £48.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +59.18% -10.91% +2.80%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -107 554 £425 +5.64% 98
UK excluding London -88 323 £400 +6.67% 77
London -76 242 £450 - 38
South East -42 100 £425 +14.86% 14
North of England -41 59 £413 +11.86% 14
South West +19 58 £400 +6.67% 10
East of England -23 43 £413 +3.13% 5
Midlands -49 41 £380 -8.16% 17
North West -7 32 £475 +18.75% 8
West Midlands -49 27 £380 -8.71% 10
Yorkshire -24 23 £450 +66.67% 6
Scotland -47 18 £394 +5.00% 14
East Midlands 0 13 £350 -12.50% 6
North East +18 11 £610 +63.76%
Northern Ireland -11 3 £225 +15.38%
Wales -14 1 £400 -20.00% 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 281 (48.36%) SQL
2 256 (44.06%) Business Intelligence
3 245 (42.17%) SAP
4 182 (31.33%) Finance
5 151 (25.99%) SQL Server
6 126 (21.69%) Oracle
7 122 (21.00%) Data Warehouse
8 115 (19.79%) ETL
9 99 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
10 97 (16.70%) Data Modelling
11 94 (16.18%) Tableau
12 92 (15.83%) Analytics
13 91 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
14 85 (14.63%) Microsoft
15 82 (14.11%) Microsoft Excel
16 76 (13.08%) SAP BW
17 72 (12.39%) Data Management
18 70 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 70 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 68 (11.70%) QlikView
19 68 (11.70%) SAP Data Services
20 67 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
21 64 (11.02%) Data Quality
22 59 (10.15%) Visualisation
22 59 (10.15%) Informatica
23 58 (9.98%) Crystal Reports
23 58 (9.98%) Migration
23 58 (9.98%) Data Analysis
24 56 (9.64%) Big Data
25 54 (9.29%) SAP HANA

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 43 (7.40%) SAS
2 28 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.38%) IIS
6 8 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.20%) Confluence
8 6 (1.03%) JBoss
8 6 (1.03%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.69%) Apache
9 4 (0.69%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.17%) FileNet
12 1 (0.17%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 82 (14.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.03%) SPSS
7 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 21 (3.61%) SAP ERP
1 21 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (2.58%) SAP BPC
3 14 (2.41%) iTrent
4 12 (2.07%) SAP CO
4 12 (2.07%) SAP FI
4 12 (2.07%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (1.89%) SAP GRC
6 9 (1.55%) SAP MDG
6 9 (1.55%) SAP PSCD
7 8 (1.38%) Markit EDM
7 8 (1.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 8 (1.38%) ResourceLink
8 6 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (1.03%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.69%) Lawson
9 4 (0.69%) Summit
10 3 (0.52%) SAP MII
10 3 (0.52%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.34%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.89%) Slack
3 10 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.72%) Trello
4 5 (0.86%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (0.69%) Boomi
5 4 (0.69%) iPaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (0.52%) GitHub
6 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.34%) IaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Taleo
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.93%) SMS
2 14 (2.41%) Firewall
3 11 (1.89%) DNS
3 11 (1.89%) Network Security
4 10 (1.72%) SSL
5 9 (1.55%) DHCP
5 9 (1.55%) Internet
5 9 (1.55%) NetScaler
5 9 (1.55%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) 3G
6 3 (0.52%) 4G
6 3 (0.52%) LAN
6 3 (0.52%) WAN
7 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 122 (21.00%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (13.08%) SAP BW
4 70 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (11.70%) QlikView
5 68 (11.70%) SAP Data Services
6 58 (9.98%) Crystal Reports
7 56 (9.64%) Big Data
8 54 (9.29%) SAP HANA
9 53 (9.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 42 (7.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 34 (5.85%) Data Mining
11 34 (5.85%) Power BI
12 32 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (4.99%) Relational Database
14 25 (4.30%) Hadoop
14 25 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (3.10%) Oracle Database
16 16 (2.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 21 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.41%) JIRA
3 11 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.72%) LSMW
4 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (1.38%) Selenium
6 7 (1.20%) ERwin
7 5 (0.86%) Toad
8 4 (0.69%) CA Gen
8 4 (0.69%) Subversion
9 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.34%) NWDI
11 1 (0.17%) eCATT
11 1 (0.17%) GitLab
11 1 (0.17%) NuGet
11 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.17%) PROIV
11 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 182 (31.33%) Finance
2 37 (6.37%) Banking
3 25 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.13%) Retail
5 23 (3.96%) Marketing
6 15 (2.58%) Legal
7 12 (2.07%) Advertising
7 12 (2.07%) German Language
7 12 (2.07%) Italian Language
8 10 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.55%) General Ledger
10 6 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.86%) Billing
11 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.69%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 197 (33.91%) Analyst
2 155 (26.68%) Developer
3 71 (12.22%) Data Analyst
4 66 (11.36%) Consultant
5 52 (8.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 47 (8.09%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 47 (8.09%) SAP Consultant
7 44 (7.57%) Business Analyst
8 39 (6.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 34 (5.85%) Business Developer
10 30 (5.16%) SQL Developer
11 29 (4.99%) Architect
12 28 (4.82%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
13 27 (4.65%) Report Developer
14 21 (3.61%) SAP Developer
15 20 (3.44%) SAP Analyst
16 19 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
16 19 (3.27%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
17 18 (3.10%) Analyst Developer
17 18 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.02%) .NET
2 26 (4.48%) XML
3 20 (3.44%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.24%) SAP XI
4 13 (2.24%) Web Services
5 10 (1.72%) HTML
5 10 (1.72%) REST
6 9 (1.55%) Regular Expression
7 7 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.20%) CSS
8 6 (1.03%) JSON
8 6 (1.03%) SAP Basis
8 6 (1.03%) WCF
9 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.86%) ADO.NET
9 5 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (0.86%) SAP Fiori
9 5 (0.86%) SOAP
10 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 99 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.41%) Reference Data
6 13 (2.24%) User Experience
7 10 (1.72%) FMCG
8 6 (1.03%) PMI
9 5 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.86%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.69%) Replication
11 3 (0.52%) Clustering
11 3 (0.52%) Derivative
12 2 (0.34%) CMDB
12 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.34%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.30%) Unix
2 24 (4.13%) Linux
3 15 (2.58%) Windows
4 14 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.38%) CentOS
5 8 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.52%) AIX
6 3 (0.52%) Solaris
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (44.06%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (19.79%) ETL
3 97 (16.70%) Data Modelling
4 92 (15.83%) Analytics
5 91 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (12.39%) Data Management
7 67 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (10.15%) Visualisation
9 58 (9.98%) Data Analysis
9 58 (9.98%) Migration
10 40 (6.88%) Master Data Management
11 39 (6.71%) Project Management
12 34 (5.85%) Data Governance
13 33 (5.68%) Data Visualisation
14 32 (5.51%) ERP
15 30 (5.16%) Business Analysis
16 29 (4.99%) ITIL
17 27 (4.65%) Data Architecture
17 27 (4.65%) Data Cleansing
18 26 (4.48%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 281 (48.36%) SQL
2 50 (8.61%) PL/SQL
3 33 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.16%) VBA
5 29 (4.99%) Java
6 24 (4.13%) C#
7 14 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.41%) VB
8 11 (1.89%) ABAP
9 10 (1.72%) Python
9 10 (1.72%) R
10 8 (1.38%) Perl
11 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.69%) C
12 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.69%) VB6
12 4 (0.69%) VBScript
13 3 (0.52%) XPath
13 3 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (5.68%) Degree
2 17 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.38%) CCA
5 7 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.03%) ISEB
6 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.17%) ACCA
11 1 (0.17%) CIMA
11 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.17%) MBA
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (11.02%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.24%) QA
3 10 (1.72%) CDISC
4 6 (1.03%) IFRS
4 6 (1.03%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.69%) SLA
6 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.52%) GDPR
7 2 (0.34%) HL7
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) Basel II
8 1 (0.17%) COREP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.20%) XenApp
2 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.86%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.69%) HDFS
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.52%) Mesos
3 3 (0.52%) Oozie
4 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.17%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) Nessus
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 245 (42.17%) SAP
2 126 (21.69%) Oracle
3 94 (16.18%) Tableau
4 85 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 59 (10.15%) Informatica
6 46 (7.92%) Cognos
7 22 (3.79%) IBM
8 19 (3.27%) Ariba
8 19 (3.27%) Citrix
9 17 (2.93%) Teradata
10 14 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
11 13 (2.24%) webMethods
12 12 (2.07%) Cisco
13 9 (1.55%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.55%) Dell
13 9 (1.55%) Extreme Networks
13 9 (1.55%) Northgate
14 8 (1.38%) HP
14 8 (1.38%) OpenText
15 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com