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 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 288 219
Rank change year-on-year -14 -69  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 345 457 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.85% 1.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.28% 3.94% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 281 342
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £608 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £385
% change year-on-year +8.55% -1.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £24.66 £13.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.31% -41.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -41.48%  

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 10507 11607 12544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.71% 21.59% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 7865 8175
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 179 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £46.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% +43.81%  

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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 -12 321 £435 +8.75% 75
London +7 114 £463 +5.71% 30
South East -20 67 £413 +17.85% 4
City of London +9 34 £488 +16.76% 10
West Midlands -18 28 £435 +8.75% 4
Berkshire +27 26 £398 +5.43%
Yorkshire +9 26 £428 -41.03% 2
Scotland +46 21 £425 +30.76% 3
North West +31 21 £434 +33.53% 6
West Yorkshire +40 17 £425 +36.00% 2
South West +3 17 £375 -10.71% 18
North East +42 14 £457 +47.41%
Tyne and Wear +49 13 £439 +41.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne +46 13 £439 +46.33%
Leeds +28 13 £413 +37.50% 2
Brighton - 13 £325 -
East Sussex - 13 £325 -
East Midlands -12 12 £325 -23.52% 3
East of England -10 11 £325 -18.23% 6
Edinburgh +24 9 £425 +28.30% 1
Glasgow +12 9 £388 +29.16% 1
West Sussex +23 8 £438 +16.66% 2
South Yorkshire -12 8 £550 -26.66%
Sheffield -12 8 £550 -26.66%
Wiltshire +5 7 £178 -57.73% 6
Hampshire +1 7 £431 +35.82% 1
Worthing - 7 - - 2
Warwickshire +3 6 - - 2
Surrey -22 6 £556 +58.92% 1
Maidenhead - 6 £575 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 324 (45.25%) Business Intelligence
2 299 (41.76%) SQL
3 278 (38.83%) SAP
4 221 (30.87%) Oracle
5 181 (25.28%) Finance
6 139 (19.41%) Data Warehouse
7 131 (18.30%) ETL
8 124 (17.32%) SQL Server
9 117 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
10 114 (15.92%) Analytics
11 113 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
11 113 (15.78%) Data Modelling
12 110 (15.36%) Migration
13 96 (13.41%) SAP BW
14 84 (11.73%) QlikView
15 80 (11.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 79 (11.03%) Windows
17 78 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
17 78 (10.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 76 (10.61%) Unix
19 72 (10.06%) Java
19 72 (10.06%) SAP HANA
20 70 (9.78%) Security Cleared
21 69 (9.64%) Microsoft
22 68 (9.50%) Windows Server
23 65 (9.08%) Linux
24 62 (8.66%) WebLogic
25 60 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (8.24%) Tableau
26 59 (8.24%) Data Migration

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 62 (8.66%) WebLogic
2 50 (6.98%) SAS
3 25 (3.49%) Confluence
4 19 (2.65%) JBoss
4 19 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.09%) IIS
6 14 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.82%) Apache Pig
8 12 (1.68%) MS Project Server
9 8 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.70%) CMS
12 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.42%) Documentum
13 3 (0.42%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.12%) SPSS
6 4 (0.56%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.28%) Weka
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.21%) SAP BPC
1 23 (3.21%) SAP ERP
2 12 (1.68%) Global One
2 12 (1.68%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (1.40%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.40%) SAP MII
3 10 (1.40%) Unica
4 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.98%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.98%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.56%) iTrent
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.35%) Trello
4 14 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.84%) IaaS
5 6 (0.84%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) Office 365
6 4 (0.56%) Yammer
7 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.42%) SaaS
8 2 (0.28%) Boomi
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.26%) SSL
2 8 (1.12%) Network Security
3 6 (0.84%) DNS
3 6 (0.84%) Firewall
3 6 (0.84%) NetScaler
3 6 (0.84%) Wireless
4 3 (0.42%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) 2G
5 2 (0.28%) 4G
5 2 (0.28%) FTP
5 2 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.14%) Intranet
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
6 1 (0.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (19.41%) Data Warehouse
2 124 (17.32%) SQL Server
3 96 (13.41%) SAP BW
4 84 (11.73%) QlikView
5 80 (11.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 78 (10.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 72 (10.06%) SAP HANA
8 55 (7.68%) Oracle Database
8 55 (7.68%) SAP Data Services
9 53 (7.40%) Relational Database
10 52 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 46 (6.42%) Hadoop
12 39 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (5.17%) Crystal Reports
14 34 (4.75%) BusinessObjects XI
15 28 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (3.21%) Big Data
17 22 (3.07%) Power BI
18 21 (2.93%) RDBMS
19 20 (2.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 30 (4.19%) JIRA
5 23 (3.21%) GitLab
6 16 (2.23%) Oracle APEX
7 12 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (1.40%) NWDI
9 8 (1.12%) ERwin
10 6 (0.84%) Subversion
11 5 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.70%) Toad
12 4 (0.56%) CA Gen
12 4 (0.56%) XMLSpy
13 3 (0.42%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.28%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.28%) LSMW
14 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 181 (25.28%) Finance
2 52 (7.26%) Banking
3 42 (5.87%) Retail
4 36 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.49%) Marketing
6 20 (2.79%) Front Office
7 15 (2.09%) General Ledger
8 14 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Advertising
10 9 (1.26%) Back Office
10 9 (1.26%) Billing
11 6 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Electronics
12 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 200 (27.93%) Developer
2 179 (25.00%) Analyst
3 100 (13.97%) Consultant
4 83 (11.59%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 78 (10.89%) Architect
6 61 (8.52%) SAP Consultant
7 51 (7.12%) Business Developer
8 40 (5.59%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
8 40 (5.59%) SAP Developer
9 39 (5.45%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
10 37 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 36 (5.03%) Business Analyst
11 36 (5.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 32 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 32 (4.47%) SQL Developer
13 31 (4.33%) Business Consultant
13 31 (4.33%) Data Analyst
14 30 (4.19%) SQL Analyst
15 23 (3.21%) Data Architect
16 22 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.33%) Web Services
2 30 (4.19%) Software Packaging
3 28 (3.91%) XML
4 22 (3.07%) .NET
5 21 (2.93%) SAP Basis
6 18 (2.51%) HTML
7 16 (2.23%) CSS
8 14 (1.96%) SAP XI
9 12 (1.68%) JSON
9 12 (1.68%) REST
9 12 (1.68%) SOAP
10 9 (1.26%) J2EE
11 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.84%) Regular Expression
11 6 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
12 5 (0.70%) MDX
12 5 (0.70%) Middleware
13 4 (0.56%) COM
13 4 (0.56%) XSD
14 3 (0.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (1.82%) PMI
5 12 (1.68%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.40%) Derivative
6 10 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.12%) FMCG
7 8 (1.12%) Market Risk
8 5 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (0.70%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.70%) User Experience
8 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.56%) Equities
10 3 (0.42%) NHS
10 3 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.03%) Windows
2 76 (10.61%) Unix
3 68 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 65 (9.08%) Linux
5 44 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.82%) Solaris
8 13 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.54%) HPUX
10 2 (0.28%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (45.25%) Business Intelligence
2 131 (18.30%) ETL
3 117 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (15.92%) Analytics
5 113 (15.78%) Data Modelling
6 110 (15.36%) Migration
7 59 (8.24%) Data Migration
7 59 (8.24%) Project Management
8 53 (7.40%) Data Management
9 48 (6.70%) CRM
10 47 (6.56%) ERP
11 41 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (5.45%) DevOps
13 38 (5.31%) Change Control
14 34 (4.75%) Data Analysis
14 34 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
15 31 (4.33%) Configuration Management
16 30 (4.19%) Open Source
16 30 (4.19%) SDLC
17 29 (4.05%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 299 (41.76%) SQL
2 72 (10.06%) Java
3 42 (5.87%) PL/SQL
4 40 (5.59%) PowerShell
5 39 (5.45%) T-SQL
6 34 (4.75%) VBA
7 21 (2.93%) C#
8 20 (2.79%) JavaScript
9 15 (2.09%) Python
9 15 (2.09%) VB
10 14 (1.96%) R
11 12 (1.68%) PHP
12 11 (1.54%) C
12 11 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.40%) ABAP
13 10 (1.40%) Perl
14 7 (0.98%) Scala
15 3 (0.42%) ANSI SQL
15 3 (0.42%) C++
15 3 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 70 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 47 (6.56%) Degree
4 17 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.68%) CCA
6 9 (1.26%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) PMP
9 4 (0.56%) ISEB
10 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.14%) AAT
12 1 (0.14%) ACCA
12 1 (0.14%) CIMA
12 1 (0.14%) CIPD
12 1 (0.14%) Mathematical Degree
12 1 (0.14%) MBA
12 1 (0.14%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.31%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.96%) QA
3 12 (1.68%) PMO
4 9 (1.26%) IFRS
4 9 (1.26%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.42%) Basel II
5 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 40 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.26%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.70%) vSphere
4 5 (0.70%) XenApp
4 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.70%) XenServer
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 35 (4.89%) Ansible
2 33 (4.61%) Dollar Universe
3 5 (0.70%) Oozie
3 5 (0.70%) SCCM
4 4 (0.56%) Control-M
4 4 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 278 (38.83%) SAP
2 221 (30.87%) Oracle
3 69 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 59 (8.24%) Tableau
5 58 (8.10%) Informatica
6 56 (7.82%) Cognos
7 45 (6.28%) Red Hat
7 45 (6.28%) TIBCO
8 27 (3.77%) HP
9 26 (3.63%) Teradata
10 24 (3.35%) Atlassian
11 23 (3.21%) MicroStrategy
11 23 (3.21%) Sybase
12 19 (2.65%) Cisco
12 19 (2.65%) Netezza
12 19 (2.65%) webMethods
13 18 (2.51%) VMware
14 13 (1.82%) Adobe
14 13 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.68%) Ab Initio
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