The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within IBM Cognos.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 84 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% - 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
423 422 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.09% 34.79% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 219 134
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.60 £163.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Edinburgh region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Edinburgh region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) Teradata
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
4 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (37.50%) Information Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Social Media
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
4 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos Transformer
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Security
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Data Management
4 3 (37.50%) Information Management
4 3 (37.50%) SAS
4 3 (37.50%) Informatica
4 3 (37.50%) SPSS
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Cognos Report Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Cognos Transformer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ERwin
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Cognos Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Data Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
1 3 (37.50%) Social Media
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Information Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Data Security
3 3 (37.50%) Data Management
3 3 (37.50%) Information Management
3 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Teradata
2 3 (37.50%) Informatica
2 3 (37.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) SAP