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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 297 269 283
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Cognos 286 305 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.50% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 178 168
Average daily rate
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£420 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.57% -41.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
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
20941 20363 19274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.67% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12460 11591 10375
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 910 1252
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
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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 +12 142 £450 +10.76% 30
South East -42 47 £375 -9.90% 14
North West +34 37 £450 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire -5 14 £388 -3.12% 1
West Midlands -13 14 £350 -17.64% 7
East of England +1 12 £375 +7.14% 7
South West -19 12 £444 +29.09% 12
East Midlands +16 11 £430 +1.17% 4
North East - - - - 1
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 315 (52.41%) Business Intelligence
2 241 (40.10%) Finance
3 212 (35.27%) SQL
4 190 (31.61%) Data Warehouse
5 145 (24.13%) SQL Server
6 141 (23.46%) IBM
7 112 (18.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 111 (18.47%) Cognos TM1
9 107 (17.80%) ETL
10 105 (17.47%) Banking
11 103 (17.14%) Oracle
12 96 (15.97%) Data Modelling
13 80 (13.31%) Microsoft
14 77 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 77 (12.81%) Cognos Report Studio
15 75 (12.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 75 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
16 68 (11.31%) Business Objects
17 63 (10.48%) Project Management
17 63 (10.48%) Security Cleared
18 60 (9.98%) OLAP
19 57 (9.48%) QlikView
19 57 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (8.65%) SC Cleared
21 50 (8.32%) Analytics
22 48 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
23 47 (7.82%) Cognos Analysis Studio
24 45 (7.49%) SAP
25 43 (7.15%) SAS
25 43 (7.15%) Cognos Query Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 43 (7.15%) SAS
2 31 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.33%) IIS
7 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.67%) FileNet
9 3 (0.50%) Apache
9 3 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.33%) SPSS
3 23 (3.83%) MS Office
4 9 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.00%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.83%) MS Project
8 4 (0.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 112 (18.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 111 (18.47%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (2.16%) ResourceLink
4 10 (1.66%) SAP PS
5 9 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (1.00%) Summit
7 5 (0.83%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.83%) Agresso
8 4 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.50%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.33%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.33%) BPCS
10 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.17%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.33%) LAN
1 14 (2.33%) WAN
2 12 (2.00%) DNS
2 12 (2.00%) HTTP
3 10 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) FTP
5 4 (0.67%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) Firewall
6 3 (0.50%) CTI
6 3 (0.50%) VoIP
6 3 (0.50%) SMTP
6 3 (0.50%) Broadband
6 3 (0.50%) SSL
6 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
8 1 (0.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (31.61%) Data Warehouse
2 145 (24.13%) SQL Server
3 77 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 77 (12.81%) Cognos Report Studio
4 75 (12.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 60 (9.98%) OLAP
6 57 (9.48%) QlikView
7 47 (7.82%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 43 (7.15%) Cognos Query Studio
9 40 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (5.16%) DataStage
12 30 (4.99%) Cognos Transformer
13 25 (4.16%) Relational Database
14 23 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
14 23 (3.83%) DB2
15 20 (3.33%) RDBMS
16 18 (3.00%) Spotfire
17 15 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (2.50%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 8 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (1.16%) ERwin
3 6 (1.00%) JMeter
4 4 (0.67%) Toad
5 3 (0.50%) JIRA
6 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.17%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) Introscope
7 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.17%) JUnit
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
General
1 241 (40.10%) Finance
2 105 (17.47%) Banking
3 32 (5.32%) Retail
4 25 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.16%) Legal
6 11 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.50%) Marketing
7 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.50%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 213 (35.44%) Developer
2 166 (27.62%) Analyst
3 116 (19.30%) Cognos Developer
4 58 (9.65%) Business Analyst
5 53 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 53 (8.82%) Consultant
6 45 (7.49%) Architect
7 42 (6.99%) TM1 Developer
7 42 (6.99%) Data Analyst
8 33 (5.49%) Cognos BI Developer
9 31 (5.16%) Project Manager
10 29 (4.83%) Support Analyst
11 27 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 21 (3.49%) Business Developer
12 21 (3.49%) Cognos Consultant
13 15 (2.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
13 15 (2.50%) SAS Developer
14 14 (2.33%) Administrator
15 13 (2.16%) Analyst Developer
15 13 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.66%) XML
2 15 (2.50%) .NET
3 13 (2.16%) HTML
4 10 (1.66%) CSS
5 8 (1.33%) Web Services
5 8 (1.33%) MDX
6 7 (1.16%) JSP
7 6 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.00%) ODBC
8 4 (0.67%) Servlets
8 4 (0.67%) SOAP
8 4 (0.67%) JDBC
8 4 (0.67%) Ajax
8 4 (0.67%) JSTL
9 3 (0.50%) Middleware
9 3 (0.50%) REST
10 2 (0.33%) Flash
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.17%) jQuery
11 1 (0.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.16%) Data Integration
3 12 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 11 (1.83%) FMCG
4 11 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.50%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.33%) Statistics
7 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.00%) NHS
7 6 (1.00%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.50%) iSeries
9 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.50%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.50%) Derivative
9 3 (0.50%) Equities
9 3 (0.50%) PMI
10 2 (0.33%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.16%) Windows
2 33 (5.49%) Linux
3 23 (3.83%) UNIX
4 14 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (52.41%) Business Intelligence
2 107 (17.80%) ETL
3 96 (15.97%) Data Modelling
4 63 (10.48%) Project Management
5 57 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (8.32%) Analytics
7 48 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (6.49%) Data Analysis
9 37 (6.16%) Business Analysis
10 36 (5.99%) Migration
11 29 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (4.66%) Kimball Methodology
13 24 (3.99%) Dimensional Modelling
14 23 (3.83%) Change Management
15 20 (3.33%) Data Management
15 20 (3.33%) Data Migration
16 18 (3.00%) ITIL
17 17 (2.83%) ERP
18 16 (2.66%) Scrum
18 16 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 212 (35.27%) SQL
2 31 (5.16%) T-SQL
2 31 (5.16%) PL/SQL
3 26 (4.33%) VBA
4 19 (3.16%) Java
5 11 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.50%) SAS Macro
6 9 (1.50%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.33%) Perl
8 7 (1.16%) C
9 5 (0.83%) C#
9 5 (0.83%) PHP
10 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.50%) ABAP
12 2 (0.33%) VBScript
12 2 (0.33%) VB
12 2 (0.33%) RPG
13 1 (0.17%) Python
13 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.16%) Degree
4 11 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.00%) ISEB
7 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) MBA
8 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CIMA
9 1 (0.17%) ACCA
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) CBAP
9 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.16%) Solvency II
2 9 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.33%) SLA
3 8 (1.33%) GAAP
3 8 (1.33%) QA
4 5 (0.83%) CDISC
5 2 (0.33%) Basel III
5 2 (0.33%) COREP
5 2 (0.33%) FINREP
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
6 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
System Software
1 9 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) XenServer
3 1 (0.17%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (0.67%) Netcool
1 4 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 4 (0.67%) Control-M
2 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 141 (23.46%) IBM
2 103 (17.14%) Oracle
3 80 (13.31%) Microsoft
4 68 (11.31%) Business Objects
5 45 (7.49%) SAP
6 31 (5.16%) Informatica
7 24 (3.99%) Teradata
8 21 (3.49%) Hyperion
9 13 (2.16%) Sun
10 12 (2.00%) ILOG
11 10 (1.66%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.66%) Ab Initio
11 10 (1.66%) Primavera
12 9 (1.50%) CODA
12 9 (1.50%) Tableau
13 8 (1.33%) HP
13 8 (1.33%) Netezza
13 8 (1.33%) Applix
14 7 (1.16%) Sybase
15 6 (1.00%) Palantir
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