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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 87 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.19% 1.02% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 3.02% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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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
459 431 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.47% 33.67% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 228 122
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 9
Average hourly rate £11.18 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.78% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £5.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £21.00 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SAS
4 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) QlikView
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft