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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 79 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.23% - 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% - 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.31% -
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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
413 405 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.48% 34.47% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 183 114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £293 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.20 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £51.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 14 (82.35%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 13 (76.47%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (70.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (64.71%) Kimball Methodology
4 11 (64.71%) Cognos Report Studio
4 11 (64.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 11 (64.71%) Cognos Transformer
5 8 (47.06%) Project Management
6 6 (35.29%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) ETL
8 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
8 3 (17.65%) Change Management
8 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
9 2 (11.76%) Analytics
9 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
9 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.76%) Big Data
9 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) Social Media
9 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
9 2 (11.76%) Reference Data
9 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) Data Management
9 2 (11.76%) Information Management
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (11.76%) Data Security
9 2 (11.76%) Teradata

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (64.71%) Cognos Report Studio
2 11 (64.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 11 (64.71%) Cognos Transformer
3 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) DB2
4 2 (11.76%) OLAP
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (11.76%) Big Data
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
5 1 (5.88%) DecisionStream
5 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ERwin
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
1 14 (82.35%) Cognos Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Cognos BI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Cognos Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) ETL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Reference Data
1 2 (11.76%) Social Media
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (64.71%) Kimball Methodology
3 8 (47.06%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Security
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) Information Management
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Sybase
2 2 (11.76%) Informatica
2 2 (11.76%) Teradata
3 1 (5.88%) SAP