Period
to 18 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 404 342
Rank change year-on-year -54 -62 -29
Contract jobs citing BusinessObjects 419 618 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.60% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.12% 2.63% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 364 403
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £270 £288 £313
90th Percentile £622 £568 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 10
UK median hourly rate £25.23 £35.00 £22.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +57.36% +48.28%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.42 £15.48
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.75 £31.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £16.06
% change year-on-year -14.44% +40.10% +7.07%

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 19,802 23,486 21,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.92% 22.79% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,548 16,403 14,512
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 238 252
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -7.26% +8.77%
10th Percentile £14.32 £13.25 £11.35
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.98 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% -8.73% +6.69%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -52 392 £433 +1.76% 63
UK excluding London -42 250 £413 +3.13% 52
London -52 137 £470 +5.98% 16
South East +13 110 £375 -11.76% 13
North of England -18 46 £525 +32.91% 12
Midlands +25 39 £411 +0.18% 8
North West +2 37 £525 +39.53% 8
West Midlands +15 29 £363 - 6
East of England +8 23 £443 +10.63% 7
South West -42 16 £400 -2.44% 7
Scotland +26 11 £400 +6.67% 4
East Midlands +25 10 £425 +2.10% 2
Yorkshire -5 8 £270 -32.50% 4
Wales +6 3 £405 -22.86% 1
Northern Ireland +2 3 £225 -27.13%
North East +13 1 £588 +26.34%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 233 (55.61%) Business Intelligence
2 174 (41.53%) SAP
3 168 (40.10%) SQL
4 127 (30.31%) Oracle
5 112 (26.73%) Finance
6 102 (24.34%) Power BI
6 102 (24.34%) Power Platform
7 93 (22.20%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (21.48%) ETL
9 87 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (19.81%) Analytics
11 80 (19.09%) Data Modelling
12 79 (18.85%) Tableau
13 74 (17.66%) SAP BW
14 71 (16.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 66 (15.75%) Microsoft Excel
16 65 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
17 64 (15.27%) SQL Server
18 60 (14.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
19 58 (13.84%) Microsoft
20 56 (13.37%) Visualisation
21 54 (12.89%) SAP HANA
22 48 (11.46%) Migration
23 46 (10.98%) QlikView
24 45 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
25 44 (10.50%) PL/SQL
26 41 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
27 39 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 38 (9.07%) Unix
29 37 (8.83%) SAS

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 37 (8.83%) SAS
2 15 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.10%) Confluence
4 10 (2.39%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.43%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.72%) CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.72%) IIS
8 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) Apache
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.24%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (15.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.39%) Open Workbench
5 9 (2.15%) SPSS
6 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.48%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (4.06%) SAP ERP
2 10 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.15%) SAP BPC
4 8 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.67%) SAP FI
5 7 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (1.67%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (1.43%) SAP FI-CA
6 6 (1.43%) SAP HR
6 6 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.95%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.72%) iTrent
9 3 (0.72%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.72%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 102 (24.34%) Power Platform
2 23 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.58%) SaaS
5 4 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.72%) Apigee
6 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.48%) Boomi
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.72%) GPRS
1 3 (0.72%) GSM
1 3 (0.72%) UMTS
2 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.24%) Firewall
3 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.24%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.34%) Power BI
2 93 (22.20%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (17.66%) SAP BW
4 71 (16.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 64 (15.27%) SQL Server
6 60 (14.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 54 (12.89%) SAP HANA
8 46 (10.98%) QlikView
9 39 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (8.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (8.35%) SAP Data Services
12 34 (8.11%) Oracle Database
13 32 (7.64%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (6.44%) Big Data
15 26 (6.21%) Qlik Sense
16 25 (5.97%) MySQL
17 20 (4.77%) Crystal Reports
17 20 (4.77%) Oracle Database 12c
17 20 (4.77%) Relational Database
18 19 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (6.44%) JIRA
2 8 (1.91%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.91%) ERwin
2 8 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.19%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.19%) Toad
4 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) PVCS
6 1 (0.24%) LSMW
6 1 (0.24%) NUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 112 (26.73%) Finance
2 34 (8.11%) Public Sector
3 27 (6.44%) Retail
4 25 (5.97%) Banking
5 19 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.63%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.15%) Publishing
9 7 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.43%) Front Office
10 6 (1.43%) Marketing
11 5 (1.19%) Legal
11 5 (1.19%) Local Government
12 3 (0.72%) Automotive
13 2 (0.48%) International Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Police
14 1 (0.24%) Cantonese Language
14 1 (0.24%) Environmental Health
14 1 (0.24%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.24%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 117 (27.92%) Developer
2 98 (23.39%) Analyst
3 48 (11.46%) Consultant
4 41 (9.79%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 37 (8.83%) SAP Consultant
6 36 (8.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 36 (8.59%) Data Analyst
7 34 (8.11%) SAP Developer
8 27 (6.44%) Architect
9 22 (5.25%) SQL Developer
10 19 (4.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 17 (4.06%) PMO Analyst
11 17 (4.06%) SAP BW Consultant
11 17 (4.06%) SAP BW Developer
12 15 (3.58%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.58%) Business Developer
13 14 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 14 (3.34%) Data Scientist
14 13 (3.10%) Data Architect
14 13 (3.10%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.06%) .NET
2 14 (3.34%) SAP XI
2 14 (3.34%) XML
3 12 (2.86%) J2EE
4 7 (1.67%) HTML
5 6 (1.43%) Middleware
5 6 (1.43%) MSMQ
6 5 (1.19%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (1.19%) XSLT
7 4 (0.95%) CSS
8 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.72%) JSP
8 3 (0.72%) REST
9 2 (0.48%) Kafka
9 2 (0.48%) LDAP
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.48%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.48%) SAPUI5
9 2 (0.48%) Velocity
9 2 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.97%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.67%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.72%) FMCG
9 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.72%) Life Science
9 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.72%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) Replication
9 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.07%) Unix
2 27 (6.44%) Linux
3 16 (3.82%) Windows
4 11 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.67%) Solaris
6 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (55.61%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (21.48%) ETL
3 87 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (19.81%) Analytics
5 80 (19.09%) Data Modelling
6 56 (13.37%) Visualisation
7 48 (11.46%) Migration
8 45 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (7.88%) Data Analysis
11 32 (7.64%) CRM
12 29 (6.92%) ERP
12 29 (6.92%) Project Management
13 28 (6.68%) Data Analytics
14 27 (6.44%) Data Migration
15 24 (5.73%) Change Management
15 24 (5.73%) Waterfall
16 23 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (5.49%) Data Science
17 22 (5.25%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 168 (40.10%) SQL
2 44 (10.50%) PL/SQL
3 32 (7.64%) ABAP
4 28 (6.68%) Python
5 27 (6.44%) Java
6 23 (5.49%) Shell Script
7 22 (5.25%) VB
8 18 (4.30%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.10%) VBA
10 11 (2.63%) R
11 10 (2.39%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.67%) C#
13 3 (0.72%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.48%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.24%) PHP
15 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (6.92%) Degree
2 23 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.30%) ISEB
5 13 (3.10%) PhD
6 10 (2.39%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.67%) CCA
8 2 (0.48%) ACCA
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) CIMA
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MCSA
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 19 (4.53%) PMO
3 7 (1.67%) SLA
4 5 (1.19%) GDPR
5 4 (0.95%) QA
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) GAAP
7 1 (0.24%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.48%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.24%) Automic
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 174 (41.53%) SAP
2 127 (30.31%) Oracle
3 79 (18.85%) Tableau
4 58 (13.84%) Microsoft
5 30 (7.16%) Informatica
6 15 (3.58%) Cognos
7 11 (2.63%) webMethods
8 10 (2.39%) Workday
9 9 (2.15%) Niku
9 9 (2.15%) Teradata
10 8 (1.91%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.91%) Google
11 7 (1.67%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.67%) Liquidlogic
11 7 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.43%) CODA
12 6 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (1.19%) DataFlux
14 4 (0.95%) Netezza
14 4 (0.95%) Northgate