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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 302 304 271
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -33
Contract jobs citing Cognos 315 283 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.26% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 177 190
Average daily rate
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£460 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £268 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.23 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-24.60% -
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
23558 22470 24594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.03% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13539 12788 12898
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
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 1040 1032 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Cognos Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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
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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 +34 203 £475 +5.55% 43
South East -18 37 £415 -2.35% 15
East of England -27 19 £288 +8.49% 6
East Midlands +7 14 £375 +66.66% 1
South West -24 14 £425 +6.25% 5
North West -24 10 £425 +21.42% 11
Yorkshire - 6 £410 - 5
West Midlands -20 2 - - 4
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 303 (48.33%) Business Intelligence
2 264 (42.11%) SQL
3 228 (36.36%) Finance
4 226 (36.04%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (30.94%) Oracle
6 143 (22.81%) ETL
7 137 (21.85%) Cognos TM1
8 131 (20.89%) SQL Server
9 119 (18.98%) Banking
10 95 (15.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 86 (13.72%) IBM
12 85 (13.56%) QlikView
13 80 (12.76%) Business Objects
14 76 (12.12%) Microsoft
15 74 (11.80%) Data Modelling
16 71 (11.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 66 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 63 (10.05%) DataStage
19 61 (9.73%) SAP
20 57 (9.09%) Cognos Report Studio
21 55 (8.77%) Project Management
22 54 (8.61%) Investment Banking
23 51 (8.13%) T-SQL
24 50 (7.97%) PL/SQL
25 45 (7.18%) Analytics
26 42 (6.70%) Informatica
27 40 (6.38%) Data Integration
28 39 (6.22%) Windows
28 39 (6.22%) MS Excel
29 37 (5.90%) SAS

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (5.90%) SharePoint
1 37 (5.90%) SAS
2 21 (3.35%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.07%) IIS
5 12 (1.91%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.32%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Documentum
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.03%) MS Office
3 15 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.96%) SPSS
7 5 (0.80%) MS Project
8 4 (0.64%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 137 (21.85%) Cognos TM1
2 95 (15.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (1.59%) SAP PS
4 9 (1.44%) Agresso
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.96%) ResourceLink
7 5 (0.80%) Cognos Controller
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.32%) Summit
10 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.32%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) PaaS
2 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.07%) FTP
2 12 (1.91%) HTTP
3 9 (1.44%) WAN
3 9 (1.44%) LAN
3 9 (1.44%) SAN
4 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.64%) Internet
6 3 (0.48%) Intranet
6 3 (0.48%) VPN
6 3 (0.48%) VoIP
6 3 (0.48%) MPLS
7 2 (0.32%) BGP
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.32%) LTE
7 2 (0.32%) LDAP
7 2 (0.32%) SDH
7 2 (0.32%) UMTS
7 2 (0.32%) Extranet
8 1 (0.16%) DNS
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (36.04%) Data Warehouse
2 131 (20.89%) SQL Server
3 85 (13.56%) QlikView
4 71 (11.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 66 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (10.05%) DataStage
7 57 (9.09%) Cognos Report Studio
8 34 (5.42%) Relational Database
9 31 (4.94%) OLAP
10 30 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (4.63%) Oracle Database
12 27 (4.31%) Big Data
13 25 (3.99%) Cognos Query Studio
13 25 (3.99%) Data Mart
14 23 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
16 20 (3.19%) Cognos Analysis Studio
17 19 (3.03%) ProClarity
18 18 (2.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (2.39%) ERwin
3 12 (1.91%) JIRA
4 9 (1.44%) Toad
5 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.80%) Subversion
7 4 (0.64%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.48%) Selenium
9 2 (0.32%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.32%) JMeter
9 2 (0.32%) Xcode
9 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.32%) JBehave
10 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.16%) Introscope
General
1 228 (36.36%) Finance
2 119 (18.98%) Banking
3 54 (8.61%) Investment Banking
4 29 (4.63%) Retail
5 15 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.59%) Publishing
8 6 (0.96%) Marketing
8 6 (0.96%) Back Office
8 6 (0.96%) Billing
9 5 (0.80%) Legal
9 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.80%) Front Office
9 5 (0.80%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.48%) Electronics
10 3 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
11 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 240 (38.28%) Developer
2 183 (29.19%) Analyst
3 102 (16.27%) Cognos Developer
4 69 (11.00%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.29%) Consultant
6 49 (7.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 36 (5.74%) TM1 Developer
8 33 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 28 (4.47%) Data Analyst
10 27 (4.31%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.99%) Cognos BI Developer
12 24 (3.83%) Architect
12 24 (3.83%) ETL Developer
13 22 (3.51%) DataStage Developer
14 21 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 21 (3.35%) Cognos Consultant
15 20 (3.19%) Data Warehouse Analyst
16 16 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
17 15 (2.39%) Administrator
18 14 (2.23%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.10%) XML
2 27 (4.31%) MDX
3 16 (2.55%) .NET
4 11 (1.75%) HTML
4 11 (1.75%) Web Services
5 10 (1.59%) JSON
6 9 (1.44%) CSS
7 4 (0.64%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.64%) EDI
7 4 (0.64%) HTML5
8 3 (0.48%) REST
8 3 (0.48%) Middleware
8 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.32%) JSP
9 2 (0.32%) XSLT
9 2 (0.32%) CSS3
10 1 (0.16%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.16%) SOAP
10 1 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.38%) Data Integration
2 24 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.71%) NHS
4 14 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.07%) Visualisation
6 10 (1.59%) iPad
7 7 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 6 (0.96%) CMDB
9 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.64%) Derivative
9 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.64%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.48%) DTV
10 3 (0.48%) PMI
10 3 (0.48%) Replication
10 3 (0.48%) Economics
10 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.48%) Open Source
10 3 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.22%) Windows
2 27 (4.31%) UNIX
3 25 (3.99%) Linux
4 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.80%) Solaris
6 3 (0.48%) AIX
6 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (48.33%) Business Intelligence
2 143 (22.81%) ETL
3 74 (11.80%) Data Modelling
4 55 (8.77%) Project Management
5 45 (7.18%) Analytics
6 35 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (5.58%) Data Management
7 33 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (4.94%) Business Analysis
9 27 (4.31%) Data Analysis
9 27 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (3.99%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (3.83%) ITIL
12 23 (3.67%) CRM
13 22 (3.51%) Migration
13 22 (3.51%) Dimensional Modelling
14 21 (3.35%) PRINCE2
14 21 (3.35%) Scrum
15 20 (3.19%) User Stories
16 19 (3.03%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 264 (42.11%) SQL
2 51 (8.13%) T-SQL
3 50 (7.97%) PL/SQL
4 21 (3.35%) VBA
5 18 (2.87%) Java
6 17 (2.71%) VBScript
7 16 (2.55%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.28%) C
10 6 (0.96%) SAS Macro
11 4 (0.64%) C#
11 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.64%) Perl
11 4 (0.64%) PHP
12 3 (0.48%) VB
13 2 (0.32%) Ruby
13 2 (0.32%) Python
14 1 (0.16%) C++
14 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (5.26%) Degree
2 16 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.44%) ISEB
5 8 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.32%) MBA
9 1 (0.16%) ACCA
9 1 (0.16%) CIMA
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.55%) QA
2 12 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.59%) CDISC
4 8 (1.28%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.32%) GAAP
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.96%) Control-M
2 4 (0.64%) ARCserve
2 4 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 194 (30.94%) Oracle
2 86 (13.72%) IBM
3 80 (12.76%) Business Objects
4 76 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 61 (9.73%) SAP
6 42 (6.70%) Informatica
7 17 (2.71%) Hyperion
7 17 (2.71%) Netezza
7 17 (2.71%) Tableau
8 12 (1.91%) Teradata
9 11 (1.75%) Ab Initio
9 11 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
9 11 (1.75%) Primavera
10 10 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.59%) Sun
10 10 (1.59%) Palantir
11 7 (1.12%) Siebel
12 6 (0.96%) HP
12 6 (0.96%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.80%) Northgate
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £390 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago