Period
to 18 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 395 513
Rank change year-on-year -98 +118 -78
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 354 136 326
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 1.93% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 73 209
10th Percentile £263 £208 £263
25th Percentile £350 £300 £349
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £512 £500 £544
90th Percentile £575 £568 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £368 £416
% change year-on-year +22.45% -11.71% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -16.56% -14.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +29.87% +1.32%

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 17,942 7,053 18,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.39% 22.85% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,569 4,822 12,937
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £496 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.79% +4.47% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 118 248
10th Percentile £15.66 £12.63 £11.22
25th Percentile £23.19 £17.47 £16.67
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +2.35%
75th Percentile £58.05 £42.00 £48.85
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.22 £27.94
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.91% +7.46%

BusinessObjects
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BusinessObjects as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects.

Daily rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BusinessObjects.

Hourly rate trend for BusinessObjects in the UK

BusinessObjects
Top 15 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 October 2021. 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 -104 263 £450 +20.00% 47
UK excluding London -76 149 £450 +22.45% 34
Work from Home -171 107 £450 -5.26% 11
London -149 105 £450 +5.88% 16
Midlands -22 75 £450 +22.45% 16
West Midlands -15 68 £450 +25.00% 13
South East -55 46 £351 -34.04% 5
North of England -83 9 £425 +67.69% 6
East of England -48 7 £205 -8.89% 3
East Midlands -32 6 £400 - 3
South West -44 6 £350 -18.60% 1
Yorkshire -50 5 £425 +30.77% 2
North West -62 4 £400 +119.93% 3
Wales -27 3 £550 +37.50% 1
Scotland -70 3 £525 +27.27% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 241 (68.08%) Business Intelligence
2 211 (59.60%) SQL
3 172 (48.59%) Oracle
4 156 (44.07%) SAP
5 128 (36.16%) Data Modelling
6 120 (33.90%) Social Skills
7 110 (31.07%) Java
8 97 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (25.99%) ETL
10 91 (25.71%) Finance
11 86 (24.29%) Analytics
12 85 (24.01%) J2EE
12 85 (24.01%) Microsoft
13 81 (22.88%) Azure
14 80 (22.60%) Migration
15 79 (22.32%) Informatica
16 78 (22.03%) Power Platform
17 76 (21.47%) Power BI
18 70 (19.77%) Unix
19 69 (19.49%) Data Warehouse
20 68 (19.21%) PL/SQL
21 63 (17.80%) Jenkins
22 59 (16.67%) Configuration Management
23 56 (15.82%) Shell Script
23 56 (15.82%) OO
24 54 (15.25%) Git (software)
24 54 (15.25%) JIRA
25 53 (14.97%) Ansible
26 52 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
26 52 (14.69%) Linux

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 45 (12.71%) WebLogic
2 44 (12.43%) SharePoint
3 41 (11.58%) BizTalk Server
4 38 (10.73%) Confluence
5 24 (6.78%) SAS
6 6 (1.69%) Apache
6 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.85%) JBoss
7 3 (0.85%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.41%) SPSS
6 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (10.73%) Dynamics AX
1 38 (10.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (4.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (3.11%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.41%) iTrent
5 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.13%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.85%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.85%) HFM
6 3 (0.85%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.85%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.56%) Maximo
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.56%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 81 (22.88%) Azure
2 78 (22.03%) Power Platform
3 38 (10.73%) Dynamics 365
4 33 (9.32%) AWS
5 17 (4.80%) GCP
6 11 (3.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 10 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (2.82%) GitHub
8 9 (2.54%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (2.54%) SaaS
9 8 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.98%) Tricentis Tosca
11 6 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.85%) Google Data Studio
12 3 (0.85%) IaaS
12 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.56%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.26%) Firewall
2 5 (1.41%) Network Security
3 2 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) NAS
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (21.47%) Power BI
2 69 (19.49%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (13.28%) Tableau
4 43 (12.15%) SQL Server
5 36 (10.17%) SAP BW
6 33 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (8.47%) SAP Data Services
8 29 (8.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 28 (7.91%) SAP HANA
10 26 (7.34%) Oracle Database
10 26 (7.34%) QlikView
11 25 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (6.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 20 (5.65%) MySQL
15 19 (5.37%) Data Mining
16 18 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (5.08%) Pentaho
17 17 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (4.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (17.80%) Jenkins
2 54 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 54 (15.25%) JIRA
3 40 (11.30%) Maven
4 11 (3.11%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.82%) GitLab
6 7 (1.98%) CA Gen
7 4 (1.13%) Selenium
8 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.56%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.56%) ProC
8 2 (0.56%) Protractor
8 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.56%) Sourcetree
8 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) ERwin
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Toad
9 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 120 (33.90%) Social Skills
2 91 (25.71%) Finance
3 52 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (10.45%) Public Sector
5 33 (9.32%) Presentation Skills
6 24 (6.78%) Marketing
7 14 (3.95%) General Ledger
8 13 (3.67%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.39%) Retail
10 10 (2.82%) Banking
11 7 (1.98%) Automotive
11 7 (1.98%) Billing
11 7 (1.98%) Legal
12 5 (1.41%) German Language
12 5 (1.41%) Local Government
13 4 (1.13%) French Language
13 4 (1.13%) Law
14 3 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 138 (38.98%) Developer
2 69 (19.49%) Analyst
3 44 (12.43%) Consultant
4 37 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 33 (9.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 29 (8.19%) Data Analyst
6 29 (8.19%) SAP Consultant
7 25 (7.06%) Data Engineer
8 23 (6.50%) CRM Developer
8 23 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 17 (4.80%) Architect
9 17 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 15 (4.24%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
11 14 (3.95%) SAP BW Consultant
12 11 (3.11%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.11%) SAP Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Analyst Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.54%) Business Developer
14 8 (2.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (24.01%) J2EE
2 43 (12.15%) Spring
3 42 (11.86%) JSON
3 42 (11.86%) Spring Boot
4 40 (11.30%) .NET
4 40 (11.30%) Apache Camel
4 40 (11.30%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (4.80%) XML
6 8 (2.26%) React
6 8 (2.26%) REST
6 8 (2.26%) SOAP
7 5 (1.41%) CSS
7 5 (1.41%) Middleware
8 4 (1.13%) BAPI
8 4 (1.13%) DOM
8 4 (1.13%) HTML
8 4 (1.13%) IDoc
8 4 (1.13%) Redux
8 4 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
9 3 (0.85%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.37%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.67%) NHS
3 6 (1.69%) Robotics
4 5 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.28%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.28%) Life Science
7 1 (0.28%) Mashup
7 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.77%) Unix
2 52 (14.69%) Linux
3 21 (5.93%) Windows
4 11 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (68.08%) Business Intelligence
2 128 (36.16%) Data Modelling
3 97 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (25.99%) ETL
5 86 (24.29%) Analytics
6 80 (22.60%) Migration
7 59 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 56 (15.82%) OO
9 51 (14.41%) CRM
10 48 (13.56%) Problem Management
11 46 (12.99%) RUP
12 45 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (11.86%) Microservices
14 41 (11.58%) Process Improvement
15 40 (11.30%) Data Migration
15 40 (11.30%) Test Strategy
16 28 (7.91%) DevOps
17 24 (6.78%) Visualisation
18 23 (6.50%) Data Analytics
19 22 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (59.60%) SQL
2 110 (31.07%) Java
3 68 (19.21%) PL/SQL
4 56 (15.82%) Shell Script
5 42 (11.86%) Java 8
6 35 (9.89%) JavaScript
7 30 (8.47%) Python
8 28 (7.91%) C#
9 20 (5.65%) ABAP
10 13 (3.67%) R
11 11 (3.11%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.54%) HiveQL
13 8 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.26%) Scala
14 7 (1.98%) C
14 7 (1.98%) Perl
15 5 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (1.13%) VBA
17 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.82%) Degree
4 8 (2.26%) CCA
5 7 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.13%) ISEB
7 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.56%) Tableau Certification
8 1 (0.28%) ACCA
8 1 (0.28%) CBAP
8 1 (0.28%) CIMA
8 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.21%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.98%) PMO
3 6 (1.69%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) GRC
6 1 (0.28%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.28%) Section 508
6 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.54%) HDFS
3 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.41%) XenApp
5 5 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (14.97%) Ansible
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 5 (1.41%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.56%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.28%) Control-M
6 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 172 (48.59%) Oracle
2 156 (44.07%) SAP
3 85 (24.01%) Microsoft
4 79 (22.32%) Informatica
5 45 (12.71%) BEA
6 41 (11.58%) webMethods
7 40 (11.30%) WSO2
8 17 (4.80%) IBM
9 10 (2.82%) Databricks
10 9 (2.54%) Talend
11 8 (2.26%) Cognos
11 8 (2.26%) VMware
12 7 (1.98%) Citrix
12 7 (1.98%) Pega
13 6 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
14 5 (1.41%) Ab Initio
14 5 (1.41%) Alteryx
14 5 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (1.13%) Google
15 4 (1.13%) Northgate