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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 74 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.091% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -
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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
468 364 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.08% 33.00% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 144 128
Average daily rate £400 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.72 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.40 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 26 (81.25%) Finance
2 25 (78.13%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (78.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 23 (71.88%) Cognos Report Studio
3 23 (71.88%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (68.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 21 (65.63%) Kimball Methodology
5 21 (65.63%) Oracle
6 20 (62.50%) Cognos Transformer
7 15 (46.88%) Project Management
8 8 (25.00%) Banking
9 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.75%) Change Management
10 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
10 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
11 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
11 3 (9.38%) ETL
12 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (6.25%) SQL
12 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
12 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (6.25%) Cognos Event Studio
13 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
13 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
13 1 (3.13%) DecisionStream
13 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
13 1 (3.13%) MS Office
13 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
13 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (78.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (71.88%) Data Warehouse
1 23 (71.88%) Cognos Report Studio
2 22 (68.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 20 (62.50%) Cognos Transformer
4 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.25%) Cognos Event Studio
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) DecisionStream
General
1 26 (81.25%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) Developer
1 30 (93.75%) Cognos Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Cognos BI Developer
4 3 (9.38%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Cognos Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Accountant
6 1 (3.13%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (65.63%) Kimball Methodology
3 15 (46.88%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) ETL
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
1 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft