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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 285 219
Rank change year-on-year -34 -66  
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 325 459 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.85% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.08% 3.91% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 296 366
UK median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -3.12%  
10th Percentile £313 £259 £263
90th Percentile £600 £544 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +14.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 8
UK median hourly rate £20.36 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.73% -33.33%  
10th Percentile £15.16 £11.51 £14.30
90th Percentile £24.66 £20.50 £34.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.53 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% -33.33%  

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 10536 11727 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.83% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15348 17471 20004
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £313 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 335 344
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +19.25%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £15.07
90th Percentile £51.83 £50.10 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 10 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 29 June 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 -39 306 £450 +15.38% 76
UK excluding London -20 181 £430 +14.66% 50
London +2 134 £500 +17.64% 27
North of England +42 55 £450 +28.57% 17
South East -42 51 £370 +5.71% 14
Midlands -24 31 £405 +1.25% 8
South West +6 18 £463 +10.11% 6
Scotland +36 16 £450 +46.10% 2
East of England -11 8 £350 -22.22% 3
Wales -7 2 £475 +26.66%

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 313 (45.30%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (41.97%) SQL
3 284 (41.10%) SAP
4 188 (27.21%) Oracle
5 180 (26.05%) Finance
6 145 (20.98%) Analytics
7 135 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
8 120 (17.37%) Data Warehouse
9 113 (16.35%) ETL
10 105 (15.20%) Data Modelling
10 105 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
11 101 (14.62%) Migration
12 98 (14.18%) SQL Server
13 89 (12.88%) SAP BW
14 80 (11.58%) SAP HANA
15 79 (11.43%) QlikView
16 76 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
17 72 (10.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 70 (10.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 67 (9.70%) Security Cleared
20 66 (9.55%) Microsoft
21 65 (9.41%) Unix
21 65 (9.41%) Hadoop
22 64 (9.26%) Java
23 63 (9.12%) Tableau
24 62 (8.97%) Windows
25 60 (8.68%) JIRA
26 56 (8.10%) Visualisation
27 54 (7.81%) Data Migration
27 54 (7.81%) Project Management

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 47 (6.80%) SAS
2 41 (5.93%) WebLogic
3 32 (4.63%) Confluence
4 18 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.17%) IIS
6 12 (1.74%) MS Project Server
7 9 (1.30%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.30%) JBoss
8 8 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.58%) CMS
11 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.29%) Documentum
13 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 76 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.87%) SPSS
7 5 (0.72%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (2.60%) SAP ERP
2 14 (2.03%) Global One
3 13 (1.88%) SAP BPC
4 11 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (1.45%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (1.45%) Unica
6 9 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.30%) SAP PSCD
7 7 (1.01%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.58%) iTrent
9 4 (0.58%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.58%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.58%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.58%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.47%) Trello
4 14 (2.03%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.58%) Office 365
5 4 (0.58%) PaaS
5 4 (0.58%) Yammer
6 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.43%) IaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Boomi
7 2 (0.29%) SaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Taleo
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.16%) Network Security
1 8 (1.16%) SSL
2 6 (0.87%) DNS
2 6 (0.87%) Firewall
2 6 (0.87%) NetScaler
2 6 (0.87%) Wireless
3 2 (0.29%) FTP
3 2 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.14%) 2G
4 1 (0.14%) 4G
4 1 (0.14%) DSL
4 1 (0.14%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) LAN
4 1 (0.14%) LDAP
4 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.14%) SMS
4 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (17.37%) Data Warehouse
2 98 (14.18%) SQL Server
3 89 (12.88%) SAP BW
4 80 (11.58%) SAP HANA
5 79 (11.43%) QlikView
6 72 (10.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 70 (10.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 65 (9.41%) Hadoop
9 50 (7.24%) SAP Data Services
9 50 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (6.22%) Relational Database
11 42 (6.08%) Big Data
12 40 (5.79%) Oracle Database
13 39 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (5.07%) Crystal Reports
15 33 (4.78%) BusinessObjects XI
16 27 (3.91%) MongoDB
17 23 (3.33%) Lumira
18 22 (3.18%) Power BI
19 21 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (8.68%) JIRA
2 35 (5.07%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 23 (3.33%) GitLab
5 10 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (1.30%) ERwin
7 6 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.72%) Subversion
8 5 (0.72%) Toad
9 4 (0.58%) NWDI
9 4 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.58%) XMLSpy
10 3 (0.43%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.29%) LSMW
General
1 180 (26.05%) Finance
2 43 (6.22%) Banking
3 37 (5.35%) Retail
4 33 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.62%) Marketing
6 19 (2.75%) Front Office
7 16 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.30%) Billing
10 8 (1.16%) Back Office
10 8 (1.16%) Electronics
11 7 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.87%) Advertising
13 4 (0.58%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.58%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 2 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (27.21%) Analyst
2 186 (26.92%) Developer
3 95 (13.75%) Consultant
4 80 (11.58%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 60 (8.68%) Architect
6 59 (8.54%) SAP Consultant
7 54 (7.81%) Business Developer
8 48 (6.95%) Business Analyst
9 44 (6.37%) SAP Developer
10 42 (6.08%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
11 38 (5.50%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
12 35 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 33 (4.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 33 (4.78%) Data Analyst
14 30 (4.34%) Business Consultant
15 29 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 29 (4.20%) SQL Analyst
16 27 (3.91%) SQL Developer
17 22 (3.18%) Data Architect
18 21 (3.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.63%) JSON
2 30 (4.34%) XML
3 29 (4.20%) Software Packaging
4 27 (3.91%) Web Services
5 22 (3.18%) .NET
6 17 (2.46%) HTML
7 16 (2.32%) CSS
8 14 (2.03%) D3.js
8 14 (2.03%) REST
8 14 (2.03%) SAP Basis
8 14 (2.03%) SOAP
9 11 (1.59%) SAP XI
10 8 (1.16%) MDX
11 7 (1.01%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.87%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.58%) COM
13 4 (0.58%) J2EE
13 4 (0.58%) XSD
14 3 (0.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 105 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.32%) Data Structures
4 13 (1.88%) PMI
5 12 (1.74%) Derivative
5 12 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.30%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.16%) FMCG
8 8 (1.16%) User Experience
9 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.72%) Equities
10 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.72%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.43%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.41%) Unix
2 62 (8.97%) Windows
3 53 (7.67%) Linux
3 53 (7.67%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.87%) Solaris
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.72%) HPUX
9 2 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (45.30%) Business Intelligence
2 145 (20.98%) Analytics
3 135 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (16.35%) ETL
5 105 (15.20%) Data Modelling
6 101 (14.62%) Migration
7 56 (8.10%) Visualisation
8 54 (7.81%) Data Migration
8 54 (7.81%) Project Management
8 54 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 53 (7.67%) Data Management
10 48 (6.95%) Data Visualisation
11 42 (6.08%) Machine Learning
12 38 (5.50%) CRM
13 37 (5.35%) Change Control
13 37 (5.35%) ERP
13 37 (5.35%) Scrum
14 36 (5.21%) Business Analysis
14 36 (5.21%) DevOps
15 34 (4.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 290 (41.97%) SQL
2 64 (9.26%) Java
3 35 (5.07%) R
3 35 (5.07%) VBA
4 33 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 33 (4.78%) PowerShell
4 33 (4.78%) T-SQL
5 31 (4.49%) PL/SQL
6 24 (3.47%) Python
7 22 (3.18%) C#
8 14 (2.03%) VB
9 12 (1.74%) C
9 12 (1.74%) PHP
10 11 (1.59%) ABAP
11 7 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.87%) Perl
12 6 (0.87%) Scala
13 5 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
14 3 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.22%) Degree
4 17 (2.46%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.30%) CCA
6 7 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.87%) ISEB
8 5 (0.72%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.72%) PMP
9 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.14%) AAT
12 1 (0.14%) CIMA
12 1 (0.14%) MBA
12 1 (0.14%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.21%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.32%) QA
3 13 (1.88%) PMO
4 7 (1.01%) IFRS
4 7 (1.01%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.43%) Basel II
5 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.01%) Apache Flume
2 7 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (4.78%) Ansible
2 31 (4.49%) Dollar Universe
3 4 (0.58%) Control-M
3 4 (0.58%) Oozie
4 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.14%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
5 1 (0.14%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 284 (41.10%) SAP
2 188 (27.21%) Oracle
3 66 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 63 (9.12%) Tableau
5 53 (7.67%) Cognos
6 52 (7.53%) Informatica
7 37 (5.35%) TIBCO
8 36 (5.21%) Red Hat
9 24 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 22 (3.18%) Teradata
11 21 (3.04%) HP
12 19 (2.75%) MicroStrategy
13 16 (2.32%) Netezza
14 15 (2.17%) Sybase
15 13 (1.88%) Adobe
15 13 (1.88%) Cisco
16 12 (1.74%) Ab Initio
16 12 (1.74%) webMethods
17 11 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
18 8 (1.16%) Remedy
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