Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 422 411
Rank change year-on-year -41 -11 -131
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 243 543 582
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.85% 2.52% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 327 357
Median daily rate £450 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +2.44%
10th Percentile £314 £292 £300
90th Percentile £594 £560 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +9.88% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 24
Median hourly rate £15.52 £25.08 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.11% -29.86% +22.22%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £16.25
90th Percentile £30.60 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.52 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.78% +2.86% -40.17%

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 13,170 21,554 22,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.88% 22.29% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,626 14,866 15,506
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £311
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 251 241
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £14.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £26.71 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% -12.50% +58.76%

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 28 March 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BusinessObjects over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 -21 229 £450 +9.09% 70
UK excluding London -52 152 £445 +9.88% 48
London +80 88 £463 +8.82% 25
South East +69 58 £450 +12.50% 20
North of England +27 27 £525 +23.53% 8
Midlands +23 23 £400 +8.11% 11
West Midlands +23 22 £400 +10.34% 9
East of England -15 20 £413 -4.01% 3
North West +25 14 £548 +25.86% 5
Yorkshire +34 12 £525 +23.53% 2
South West +15 12 £406 -1.58% 3
Scotland +2 10 £413 - 2
Work from Home +15 3 £550 +29.41% 5
Wales +24 2 £375 - 1
East Midlands +26 1 - - 2
North East +20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 140 (57.61%) Business Intelligence
2 129 (53.09%) SAP
3 116 (47.74%) SQL
4 80 (32.92%) Data Modelling
5 76 (31.28%) Oracle
6 69 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (23.05%) Finance
7 56 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (21.81%) ETL
9 47 (19.34%) Java
10 41 (16.87%) Analytics
11 37 (15.23%) CRM
11 37 (15.23%) Microsoft
12 36 (14.81%) Informatica
12 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 35 (14.40%) PL/SQL
13 35 (14.40%) SAP Data Services
14 34 (13.99%) Security Cleared
15 33 (13.58%) Power BI
15 33 (13.58%) Power Platform
16 32 (13.17%) webMethods
17 30 (12.35%) Configuration Management
17 30 (12.35%) SC Cleared
17 30 (12.35%) Problem Management
17 30 (12.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 29 (11.93%) J2EE
19 28 (11.52%) ERP
19 28 (11.52%) Process Improvement
20 27 (11.11%) Migration
21 26 (10.70%) WebLogic

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 26 (10.70%) WebLogic
2 19 (7.82%) Confluence
3 18 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.53%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.70%) SAS
6 7 (2.88%) SAP Portal
7 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.82%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.41%) CMS
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.65%) SPSS
6 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (6.17%) SAP PSCD
2 14 (5.76%) SAP ERP
3 13 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (5.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (4.53%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (3.29%) SAP BPC
6 7 (2.88%) Oracle AML
7 4 (1.65%) SAP MDM
8 3 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (1.23%) SAP IBP
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.82%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.82%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.82%) Unica
10 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.58%) Power Platform
2 24 (9.88%) Azure
3 13 (5.35%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.29%) AWS
5 6 (2.47%) GCP
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Step Functions
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
6 3 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.41%) Boomi
8 1 (0.41%) Office 365
8 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.06%) FTP
1 5 (2.06%) HTTP
2 3 (1.23%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.23%) Skype
3 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 35 (14.40%) SAP Data Services
4 33 (13.58%) Power BI
5 30 (12.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 25 (10.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 22 (9.05%) Relational Database
8 21 (8.64%) SAP BW
8 21 (8.64%) SAP HANA
9 19 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (6.58%) QlikView
10 16 (6.58%) RDBMS
11 15 (6.17%) Big Data
11 15 (6.17%) Oracle Database
12 12 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (4.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (4.12%) MS Access
15 8 (3.29%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (3.29%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (2.88%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 24 (9.88%) JIRA
2 16 (6.58%) Eclipse
3 12 (4.94%) Selenium
4 11 (4.53%) Ant
4 11 (4.53%) Artifactory
4 11 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.53%) JUnit
4 11 (4.53%) Maven
4 11 (4.53%) Subversion
4 11 (4.53%) Toad
5 10 (4.12%) CA Gen
6 5 (2.06%) NWDS
7 3 (1.23%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.82%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.82%) ERwin
9 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (23.05%) Finance
2 25 (10.29%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.12%) General Ledger
4 10 (4.12%) Local Government
5 9 (3.70%) Banking
6 6 (2.47%) Billing
6 6 (2.47%) Marketing
7 5 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Back Office
8 4 (1.65%) Publishing
9 3 (1.23%) Retail
10 2 (0.82%) Law
10 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 90 (37.04%) Developer
2 56 (23.05%) Analyst
3 37 (15.23%) Consultant
4 28 (11.52%) SAP Developer
5 23 (9.47%) Data Analyst
6 22 (9.05%) SAP Consultant
7 15 (6.17%) Architect
7 15 (6.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 13 (5.35%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
9 10 (4.12%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Data Architect
9 10 (4.12%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.70%) Business Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 8 (3.29%) SAP Architect
11 8 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 7 (2.88%) Database Developer
12 7 (2.88%) PMO Analyst
12 7 (2.88%) SAP BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.93%) J2EE
2 16 (6.58%) .NET
2 16 (6.58%) XML
3 15 (6.17%) SAP XI
4 11 (4.53%) JDBC
4 11 (4.53%) JSP
4 11 (4.53%) Struts
5 9 (3.70%) Web Dynpro
6 7 (2.88%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.88%) REST
6 7 (2.88%) Spring
7 6 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.47%) SOAP
7 6 (2.47%) Web Services
8 5 (2.06%) JSON
8 5 (2.06%) SAP PI
8 5 (2.06%) XSD
8 5 (2.06%) XSLT
9 4 (1.65%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.06%) W3C
4 4 (1.65%) Robotics
5 3 (1.23%) Acoustics
5 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.41%) DataPower
7 1 (0.41%) FMCG
7 1 (0.41%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.41%) RIA
7 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.05%) Unix
2 18 (7.41%) Linux
3 12 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.29%) Windows
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.41%) HPUX
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (57.61%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (32.92%) Data Modelling
3 69 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (21.81%) ETL
5 41 (16.87%) Analytics
6 37 (15.23%) CRM
7 30 (12.35%) Configuration Management
7 30 (12.35%) Problem Management
8 28 (11.52%) ERP
8 28 (11.52%) Process Improvement
9 27 (11.11%) Migration
10 26 (10.70%) Test Strategy
11 20 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.82%) Visualisation
13 18 (7.41%) OO
13 18 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.58%) RUP
15 15 (6.17%) Revenue Management
16 14 (5.76%) Master Data Management
16 14 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (47.74%) SQL
2 47 (19.34%) Java
3 35 (14.40%) PL/SQL
4 21 (8.64%) Shell Script
5 16 (6.58%) ABAP
6 10 (4.12%) Perl
6 10 (4.12%) VBA
7 7 (2.88%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.88%) Python
8 6 (2.47%) C#
8 6 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.06%) C
10 4 (1.65%) R
11 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.41%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.12%) CCA
4 5 (2.06%) ISEB
5 3 (1.23%) Degree
6 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) ACCA
7 1 (0.41%) CIMA
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.70%) PMO
3 7 (2.88%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.06%) NFS
2 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.23%) XenApp
2 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.47%) Kibana
1 6 (2.47%) logstash
2 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 129 (53.09%) SAP
2 76 (31.28%) Oracle
3 37 (15.23%) Microsoft
4 36 (14.81%) Informatica
5 32 (13.17%) webMethods
6 26 (10.70%) Tableau
7 19 (7.82%) Cognos
8 15 (6.17%) BEA
9 14 (5.76%) Adobe
10 11 (4.53%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.12%) IBM
11 10 (4.12%) Pega
12 9 (3.70%) Teradata
13 8 (3.29%) Google
14 7 (2.88%) MicroStrategy
15 5 (2.06%) Ab Initio
15 5 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (2.06%) Talend
16 4 (1.65%) Remedy
16 4 (1.65%) VMware