The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 441 326 302
Rank change year-on-year
-115 -24
Contract jobs citing Cognos 184 327 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 1.45% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 225 193
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.63 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +5.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +56.09%
Cognos
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22132 22586 21485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.22% 45.04% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13871 13330 12440
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 1034 1004
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the England region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in England

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the England region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -118 74 £431 -6.50% 31
South East -1 39 £425 +6.25% 11
East of England +8 16 £450 +28.57% 6
West Midlands -15 13 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +21 12 £482 +32.96% 2
East Midlands +14 10 £425 +13.71%
North West -19 7 £400 -7.40% 3
South West -20 4 £398 -0.62% 3
North East -39 4 £500 -
Midlands -4 2 £600 +14.28%
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 238 (58.91%) Business Intelligence
2 174 (43.07%) Finance
3 157 (38.86%) SQL
4 147 (36.39%) Data Warehouse
5 129 (31.93%) Oracle
6 102 (25.25%) SQL Server
7 100 (24.75%) ETL
8 87 (21.53%) IBM
9 83 (20.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 78 (19.31%) Microsoft
11 64 (15.84%) Security Cleared
12 61 (15.10%) Analytics
13 60 (14.85%) BusinessObjects
14 58 (14.36%) Project Management
15 55 (13.61%) QlikView
16 48 (11.88%) Data Modelling
17 47 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (11.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 45 (11.14%) Cognos TM1
18 45 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 45 (11.14%) SAP
19 44 (10.89%) SharePoint
20 42 (10.40%) Tableau
21 40 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
21 40 (9.90%) MS Office
21 40 (9.90%) SC Cleared
22 36 (8.91%) Cognos Report Studio
23 35 (8.66%) ISEB
23 35 (8.66%) HP

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.95%) SAS
3 8 (1.98%) Apache
4 7 (1.73%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.99%) iPlanet
6 4 (0.99%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle UPK
7 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.50%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (9.90%) MS Office
2 23 (5.69%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.47%) MS Project
4 10 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.48%) SPSS
5 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.74%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (20.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 45 (11.14%) Cognos TM1
3 21 (5.20%) Cognos Planning
4 8 (1.98%) Cognos Controller
4 8 (1.98%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (1.24%) Maximo
5 5 (1.24%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.74%) HFM
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle iSupplier
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.50%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.50%) Unica
8 2 (0.50%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.99%) Office 365
3 3 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.74%) SmartFocus
3 3 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.49%) Firewall
1 6 (1.49%) NAS
2 5 (1.24%) FTP
3 4 (0.99%) BIG-IP
3 4 (0.99%) LDAP
4 3 (0.74%) SAN
4 3 (0.74%) Skype
5 2 (0.50%) DHCP
5 2 (0.50%) DNS
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) SSH
5 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) HTTP
6 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (36.39%) Data Warehouse
2 102 (25.25%) SQL Server
3 60 (14.85%) BusinessObjects
4 55 (13.61%) QlikView
5 45 (11.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 45 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (8.91%) Cognos Report Studio
7 33 (8.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (7.18%) DataStage
10 22 (5.45%) Big Data
11 18 (4.46%) Oracle Database
12 17 (4.21%) Hadoop
13 16 (3.96%) Power BI
14 15 (3.71%) IBM InfoSphere
15 14 (3.47%) Oracle ODI
16 13 (3.22%) Apache Hive
16 13 (3.22%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (2.97%) Spotfire
18 11 (2.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (7.92%) Toad
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.50%) Subversion
2 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 174 (43.07%) Finance
2 32 (7.92%) Banking
3 11 (2.72%) Investment Banking
3 11 (2.72%) Retail
4 9 (2.23%) Legal
5 7 (1.73%) Marketing
6 6 (1.49%) Law
7 5 (1.24%) Front Office
8 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.99%) Military
9 3 (0.74%) International Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (30.94%) Analyst
2 117 (28.96%) Developer
3 51 (12.62%) Cognos Developer
4 44 (10.89%) Architect
5 40 (9.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 35 (8.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 35 (8.66%) Project Manager
7 34 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 34 (8.42%) Test Analyst
8 29 (7.18%) Consultant
9 21 (5.20%) Cognos Consultant
9 21 (5.20%) Data Analyst
10 20 (4.95%) Data Architect
10 20 (4.95%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (4.70%) ETL Developer
12 17 (4.21%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 17 (4.21%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
12 17 (4.21%) Cognos BI Developer
13 16 (3.96%) Software Analyst
13 16 (3.96%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.22%) .NET
2 10 (2.48%) Web Services
3 8 (1.98%) XML
4 6 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.49%) JSP
5 5 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.99%) Hibernate
6 4 (0.99%) HTML
6 4 (0.99%) J2EE
6 4 (0.99%) MDX
6 4 (0.99%) Spring
7 3 (0.74%) XSLT
8 2 (0.50%) CSS
8 2 (0.50%) JDBC
8 2 (0.50%) jQuery
8 2 (0.50%) JSON
8 2 (0.50%) Middleware
8 2 (0.50%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.20%) Visualisation
3 11 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.48%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.98%) Statistics
6 6 (1.49%) FMCG
6 6 (1.49%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.99%) Clustering
8 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.99%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.74%) Economics
9 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.50%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.20%) Windows
2 12 (2.97%) Linux
3 7 (1.73%) Unix
3 7 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.24%) Solaris
5 4 (0.99%) AIX
5 4 (0.99%) MVS
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) Android
7 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (58.91%) Business Intelligence
2 100 (24.75%) ETL
3 61 (15.10%) Analytics
4 58 (14.36%) Project Management
5 48 (11.88%) Data Modelling
6 47 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (8.42%) Migration
9 27 (6.68%) Kimball Methodology
10 26 (6.44%) Data Analysis
11 22 (5.45%) Business Analysis
12 21 (5.20%) Data Management
12 21 (5.20%) Data Migration
13 18 (4.46%) Integration Testing
14 17 (4.21%) Test Scripting
15 16 (3.96%) PRINCE2
15 16 (3.96%) System Integration Testing
16 14 (3.47%) Waterfall
17 13 (3.22%) BPMN
17 13 (3.22%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 157 (38.86%) SQL
2 14 (3.47%) PL/SQL
2 14 (3.47%) VBA
3 12 (2.97%) Java
3 12 (2.97%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.73%) C
5 6 (1.49%) VB
6 5 (1.24%) R
6 5 (1.24%) VBScript
7 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.50%) Python
9 1 (0.25%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) Perl
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 35 (8.66%) ISEB
4 31 (7.67%) ISTQB
5 26 (6.44%) Degree
6 20 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (4.21%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (1.98%) ACCA
9 7 (1.73%) CIMA
10 6 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CISA
12 3 (0.74%) CISM
12 3 (0.74%) CISSP
12 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.74%) MCSA
13 2 (0.50%) CCNA
13 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.99%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.99%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.74%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.25%) GAAP
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.50%) HDFS
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.49%) Ambari
3 5 (1.24%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.99%) OpenView
4 4 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.25%) Control-M
6 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 129 (31.93%) Oracle
2 87 (21.53%) IBM
3 78 (19.31%) Microsoft
4 45 (11.14%) SAP
5 42 (10.40%) Tableau
6 35 (8.66%) HP
7 21 (5.20%) MicroStrategy
8 18 (4.46%) Netezza
9 16 (3.96%) Hyperion
10 8 (1.98%) Teradata
11 7 (1.73%) CODA
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco
12 6 (1.49%) Concur
12 6 (1.49%) Sun
13 5 (1.24%) Adobe
13 5 (1.24%) Anaplan
13 5 (1.24%) Informatica
13 5 (1.24%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.99%) Opsware
14 4 (0.99%) VMware
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