The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Edinburgh region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 70 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 0.098% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.50% 0.31% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £395
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
520 322 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.69% 31.48% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 123 142
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Cognos
Scotland

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 29 July 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 33 (82.50%) Finance
1 33 (82.50%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (80.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 32 (80.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 31 (77.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 31 (77.50%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (72.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 28 (70.00%) Oracle
6 27 (67.50%) Cognos Transformer
7 20 (50.00%) Project Management
8 11 (27.50%) Banking
9 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
9 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
10 6 (15.00%) Change Management
11 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 3 (7.50%) SQL
12 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (7.50%) ETL
12 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (7.50%) Cognos Event Studio
13 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
14 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
14 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
14 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
14 1 (2.50%) Back Office
14 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
14 1 (2.50%) DecisionStream

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (80.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (80.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 31 (77.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 31 (77.50%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (67.50%) Cognos Transformer
4 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
4 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (7.50%) Cognos Event Studio
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) DecisionStream
General
1 33 (82.50%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (97.50%) Developer
1 39 (97.50%) Cognos Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 13 (32.50%) Cognos BI Developer
4 3 (7.50%) ETL Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos Programmer
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Accountant
6 1 (2.50%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Cognos Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (72.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 20 (50.00%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Investment Management
8 1 (2.50%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
1 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft