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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 78 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 30 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 2.39% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 7.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 0
Average daily rate
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£244 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
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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
416 388 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.01% 30.89% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 196 105
Average daily rate £340 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £262 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £32.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 28 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SAS
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) IBM

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) QlikView
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) DecisionStream
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos BI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft