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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 359 332 289
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -43
Contract jobs citing Cognos 254 281 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.31% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 160 176
Average daily rate £425 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £416
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £69.07 £70.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +300.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
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
20185 21463 20154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.77% 45.74% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12222 12712 11398
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 916 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 132 £425 -5.55% 49
South East -15 29 £440 +17.33% 19
West Midlands -2 23 £431 +23.21% 6
East of England +10 18 £375 - 4
East Midlands -3 16 £475 +11.76%
North West -43 13 £400 -11.11% 14
Yorkshire -17 11 £473 +21.93% 6
South West +1 9 £335 -24.50% 3
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 321 (59.23%) Business Intelligence
2 263 (48.52%) SQL
3 229 (42.25%) Finance
4 212 (39.11%) Data Warehouse
5 179 (33.03%) Oracle
6 148 (27.31%) ETL
7 134 (24.72%) SQL Server
8 108 (19.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 105 (19.37%) IBM
10 102 (18.82%) Microsoft
11 79 (14.58%) Data Modelling
11 79 (14.58%) Analytics
12 74 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 73 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
14 70 (12.92%) BusinessObjects
15 67 (12.36%) SAP
15 67 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
16 62 (11.44%) Tableau
17 56 (10.33%) Project Management
18 54 (9.96%) Cognos TM1
18 54 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (9.78%) QlikView
20 52 (9.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
21 50 (9.23%) Banking
22 44 (8.12%) MicroStrategy
22 44 (8.12%) Security Cleared
23 43 (7.93%) Cognos Report Studio
23 43 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
24 41 (7.56%) MS Excel
25 39 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.61%) SAS
3 9 (1.66%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.11%) LiveCycle
6 5 (0.92%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.46%) MS Office
3 10 (1.85%) MS Project
4 6 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.11%) Windchill
5 4 (0.74%) SPSS
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 108 (19.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 54 (9.96%) Cognos TM1
3 23 (4.24%) Cognos Planning
4 14 (2.58%) ResourceLink
5 11 (2.03%) Cognos Controller
6 9 (1.66%) CODA-Financials
7 8 (1.48%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (1.48%) SAP BPC
8 7 (1.29%) HFM
8 7 (1.29%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 7 (1.29%) Maximo
9 5 (0.92%) ACBS
9 5 (0.92%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.55%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.55%) SaaS
3 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.18%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.11%) NAS
2 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.55%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) DHCP
4 1 (0.18%) DNS
4 1 (0.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (39.11%) Data Warehouse
2 134 (24.72%) SQL Server
3 74 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (12.92%) BusinessObjects
5 54 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (9.78%) QlikView
7 52 (9.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 43 (7.93%) Cognos Report Studio
9 39 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (5.72%) Oracle Reports
11 27 (4.98%) Oracle BI EE
12 26 (4.80%) Hadoop
12 26 (4.80%) IBM InfoSphere
13 25 (4.61%) Oracle Database
14 24 (4.43%) Data Mining
15 22 (4.06%) Big Data
15 22 (4.06%) DataStage
16 20 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (3.32%) OLAP
17 18 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (4.43%) Toad
2 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.55%) ERwin
5 3 (0.55%) JIRA
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 229 (42.25%) Finance
2 50 (9.23%) Banking
3 13 (2.40%) Retail
4 10 (1.85%) Marketing
5 9 (1.66%) Legal
6 7 (1.29%) Law
7 6 (1.11%) Front Office
8 5 (0.92%) Billing
8 5 (0.92%) International Banking
8 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.74%) Military
9 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (33.58%) Analyst
2 142 (26.20%) Developer
3 65 (11.99%) Cognos Developer
4 60 (11.07%) Architect
5 48 (8.86%) Project Manager
5 48 (8.86%) Test Analyst
6 44 (8.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 44 (8.12%) SQL Analyst
7 43 (7.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 40 (7.38%) Business Analyst
8 40 (7.38%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 37 (6.83%) Data Analyst
10 32 (5.90%) SQL Developer
11 31 (5.72%) Consultant
11 31 (5.72%) SQL Data Analyst
12 30 (5.54%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 30 (5.54%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
13 26 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
13 26 (4.80%) Cognos BI Developer
14 23 (4.24%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.69%) .NET
2 13 (2.40%) Web Services
3 12 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.85%) MDX
5 7 (1.29%) JMS
6 6 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.11%) Middleware
6 6 (1.11%) XML
7 5 (0.92%) J2EE
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.74%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.74%) HTML
8 4 (0.74%) Spring
9 3 (0.55%) HTML5
10 2 (0.37%) BAPI
10 2 (0.37%) JDBC
10 2 (0.37%) jQuery
10 2 (0.37%) JSP
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.14%) Data Integration
4 15 (2.77%) Statistics
5 14 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.03%) Neural Network
7 8 (1.48%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.29%) Economics
9 6 (1.11%) Applied Mathematics
9 6 (1.11%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.74%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.55%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.55%) NHS
13 2 (0.37%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.17%) Windows
2 14 (2.58%) Linux
3 7 (1.29%) Unix
3 7 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.11%) MVS
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.74%) Solaris
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) HPUX
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (59.23%) Business Intelligence
2 148 (27.31%) ETL
3 79 (14.58%) Analytics
3 79 (14.58%) Data Modelling
4 73 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (10.33%) Project Management
6 43 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (6.83%) Business Analysis
7 37 (6.83%) Kimball Methodology
8 36 (6.64%) Data Analysis
9 31 (5.72%) Migration
10 28 (5.17%) Data Management
11 26 (4.80%) SDLC
12 22 (4.06%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.06%) Unit Testing
13 21 (3.87%) CRM
13 21 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (3.69%) Validation
15 18 (3.32%) Data Migration
15 18 (3.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 263 (48.52%) SQL
2 30 (5.54%) PL/SQL
3 29 (5.35%) T-SQL
4 27 (4.98%) VBA
5 14 (2.58%) C
6 11 (2.03%) VB
7 9 (1.66%) Java
8 8 (1.48%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.48%) R
9 5 (0.92%) C#
9 5 (0.92%) COBOL
10 3 (0.55%) VB6
11 2 (0.37%) C++
11 2 (0.37%) Perl
11 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.37%) Python
11 2 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.35%) ISEB
2 29 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.17%) ISTQB
4 25 (4.61%) Degree
5 16 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.21%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.92%) ACCA
8 5 (0.92%) CITP
9 4 (0.74%) CISA
9 4 (0.74%) CISM
9 4 (0.74%) CRISC
9 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.55%) APMP
10 3 (0.55%) CIMA
10 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.37%) PMP
11 2 (0.37%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.43%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.29%) QA
3 4 (0.74%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.18%) HDFS
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.29%) Control-M
3 6 (1.11%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) Ambari
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 179 (33.03%) Oracle
2 105 (19.37%) IBM
3 102 (18.82%) Microsoft
4 67 (12.36%) SAP
5 62 (11.44%) Tableau
6 44 (8.12%) MicroStrategy
7 30 (5.54%) Informatica
8 27 (4.98%) Teradata
9 26 (4.80%) HP
10 21 (3.87%) Hyperion
11 18 (3.32%) Netezza
12 13 (2.40%) CODA
13 8 (1.48%) Adobe
13 8 (1.48%) Infor
14 6 (1.11%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.11%) Concur
14 6 (1.11%) JD Edwards
14 6 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.74%) Northgate
15 4 (0.74%) Talend
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Greythorn
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Modis International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
aap3
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Neg
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 14 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago
Lancashire
aap3
Rate: £55 - £70 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
London
MRP-Global.com
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