The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 250 251 261
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Cognos 386 321 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 1.59% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 218 210
Average daily rate £413 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +13.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23572 20174 25406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.90% 46.72% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13513 11085 13351
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1111 1254
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -2 233 £425 -5.55% 74
South East -47 54 £450 +5.88% 7
West Midlands +4 35 £413 - 10
Yorkshire +10 20 £400 -3.03% 1
North West -22 14 £325 - 5
East of England -23 13 £338 -18.18% 6
South West -26 5 £478 -8.17% 13
East Midlands -11 3 £206 -55.64%
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 337 (48.98%) Business Intelligence
2 274 (39.83%) SQL
3 254 (36.92%) Finance
4 239 (34.74%) Data Warehouse
5 227 (32.99%) Oracle
6 184 (26.74%) ETL
7 169 (24.56%) SQL Server
8 138 (20.06%) Cognos TM1
9 132 (19.19%) Banking
10 117 (17.01%) Data Modelling
11 113 (16.42%) IBM
11 113 (16.42%) Business Objects
12 109 (15.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 87 (12.65%) DataStage
14 82 (11.92%) SAP
15 67 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 67 (9.74%) QlikView
16 66 (9.59%) Project Management
17 65 (9.45%) Informatica
18 61 (8.87%) Analytics
19 59 (8.58%) Microsoft
20 56 (8.14%) Investment Banking
21 55 (7.99%) T-SQL
22 54 (7.85%) UNIX
23 47 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
24 45 (6.54%) Teradata
24 45 (6.54%) PL/SQL
25 44 (6.40%) BusinessObjects
26 43 (6.25%) Oracle Database
27 42 (6.10%) Relational Database

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.91%) SAS
3 19 (2.76%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.89%) IIS
5 8 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.44%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (0.29%) Apache
9 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) Documentum
10 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 35 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.20%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (2.03%) MS Office
4 6 (0.87%) MS Project
5 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.73%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 138 (20.06%) Cognos TM1
2 109 (15.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.02%) Cognos Planning
4 6 (0.87%) Agresso
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.58%) Cognos Controller
7 3 (0.44%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.29%) Movex
8 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.29%) Maximo
8 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.29%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.74%) SAN
2 5 (0.73%) LAN
2 5 (0.73%) WAN
3 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.44%) SSL
4 3 (0.44%) NAS
4 3 (0.44%) Internet
5 2 (0.29%) Extranet
5 2 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) SMTP
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) MPLS
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (34.74%) Data Warehouse
2 169 (24.56%) SQL Server
3 87 (12.65%) DataStage
4 67 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (9.74%) QlikView
5 44 (6.40%) BusinessObjects
6 43 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 42 (6.10%) Relational Database
8 35 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (4.65%) OLAP
10 31 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (3.92%) Cognos Powerplay
12 26 (3.78%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (3.63%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (3.20%) ReportNet
15 20 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (2.76%) DB2
17 18 (2.62%) DTS
17 18 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (2.33%) ERwin
2 13 (1.89%) Toad
3 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.16%) JIRA
5 5 (0.73%) FitNesse
5 5 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.44%) JUnit
7 3 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.44%) Maven
7 3 (0.44%) TestNG
7 3 (0.44%) Build Forge
8 2 (0.29%) JBehave
8 2 (0.29%) Selenium
8 2 (0.29%) Subversion
9 1 (0.15%) Xcode
9 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
General
1 254 (36.92%) Finance
2 132 (19.19%) Banking
3 56 (8.14%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.76%) Retail
5 15 (2.18%) Retail Banking
5 15 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.89%) Back Office
7 10 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.87%) Marketing
9 5 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Front Office
11 3 (0.44%) Legal
11 3 (0.44%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 257 (37.35%) Developer
2 145 (21.08%) Analyst
3 114 (16.57%) Cognos Developer
4 73 (10.61%) Consultant
5 65 (9.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 61 (8.87%) Architect
7 42 (6.10%) Business Analyst
8 38 (5.52%) Cognos Consultant
9 36 (5.23%) Project Manager
10 29 (4.22%) TM1 Developer
11 27 (3.92%) Cognos BI Developer
12 26 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 24 (3.49%) Administrator
14 23 (3.34%) Tester
15 22 (3.20%) DBA
15 22 (3.20%) DataStage Developer
15 22 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Manager
16 20 (2.91%) Data Architect
17 19 (2.76%) Business Developer
17 19 (2.76%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.09%) .NET
2 23 (3.34%) ASP.NET
3 19 (2.76%) MDX
4 13 (1.89%) XML
5 10 (1.45%) Web Services
6 8 (1.16%) HTML
7 5 (0.73%) J2EE
7 5 (0.73%) SOAP
7 5 (0.73%) ODBC
7 5 (0.73%) Hibernate
7 5 (0.73%) Spring
8 4 (0.58%) DHTML
9 3 (0.44%) CSS
9 3 (0.44%) EDI
9 3 (0.44%) Spring MVC
9 3 (0.44%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.44%) Ehcache
9 3 (0.44%) HTML5
9 3 (0.44%) Spring Integration
9 3 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.22%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.33%) NHS
3 13 (1.89%) Replication
4 9 (1.31%) Data Integration
4 9 (1.31%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.73%) IVR
6 5 (0.73%) Economics
7 4 (0.58%) Derivative
7 4 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.58%) PMI
8 3 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.44%) Statistics
8 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.29%) DataPower
9 2 (0.29%) Social Media
9 2 (0.29%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.85%) UNIX
2 33 (4.80%) Windows
3 18 (2.62%) Linux
4 8 (1.16%) Solaris
5 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.29%) AIX
8 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (48.98%) Business Intelligence
2 184 (26.74%) ETL
3 117 (17.01%) Data Modelling
4 66 (9.59%) Project Management
5 61 (8.87%) Analytics
6 47 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (6.10%) ITIL
8 33 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (4.65%) Scrum
9 32 (4.65%) Business Analysis
10 28 (4.07%) Data Management
11 27 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (3.78%) PRINCE2
12 26 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (3.49%) Change Management
13 24 (3.49%) Data Analysis
14 23 (3.34%) Kimball Methodology
15 22 (3.20%) Data Transformation
15 22 (3.20%) Migration
15 22 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (39.83%) SQL
2 55 (7.99%) T-SQL
3 45 (6.54%) PL/SQL
4 36 (5.23%) VBA
5 22 (3.20%) VB
6 17 (2.47%) Java
7 11 (1.60%) VBScript
7 11 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.45%) C#
9 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.58%) C
10 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.44%) Perl
11 3 (0.44%) PHP
12 2 (0.29%) Python
12 2 (0.29%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.15%) Korn
13 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (3.63%) Degree
2 18 (2.62%) ISEB
3 16 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PMP
8 2 (0.29%) MBA
8 2 (0.29%) CFA
9 1 (0.15%) OCP
9 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ACCA
9 1 (0.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.22%) QA
2 7 (1.02%) SLA
3 5 (0.73%) GAAP
3 5 (0.73%) TickIT
3 5 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.29%) NFS
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.58%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.44%) Control-M
4 2 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.15%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 227 (32.99%) Oracle
2 113 (16.42%) Business Objects
2 113 (16.42%) IBM
3 82 (11.92%) SAP
4 65 (9.45%) Informatica
5 59 (8.58%) Microsoft
6 45 (6.54%) Teradata
7 19 (2.76%) MicroStrategy
8 16 (2.33%) Tableau
9 15 (2.18%) Hyperion
10 14 (2.03%) Siebel
11 13 (1.89%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.31%) Sybase
13 6 (0.87%) Sun
13 6 (0.87%) VMware
13 6 (0.87%) Applix
14 5 (0.73%) Citrix
15 4 (0.58%) Intel
16 3 (0.44%) Perforce
16 3 (0.44%) Sage
London
Lucas Kennedy
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis IT
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis IT
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners (BE & NL)
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Wolverhampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £545 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago