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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 360 292 271
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -21
Contract jobs citing Cognos 246 308 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.39% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 216
Average daily rate
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£450 £483 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.73% +20.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.69 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £23.00 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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
22706 22214 21558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.97% 45.00% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13686 12544 12039
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 989 994 1100
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -80 103 £463 -7.50% 38
South East -28 46 £413 +3.12% 12
East of England +16 33 £350 +36.58% 6
West Midlands +24 18 £475 - 3
North West -23 15 £450 - 5
South West -2 13 £450 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire -26 9 £294 -28.35% 6
Midlands +1 5 £550 - 1
East Midlands -9 2 £425 +13.33% 7
North East - 2 - -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 342 (58.06%) Business Intelligence
2 256 (43.46%) SQL
3 243 (41.26%) Finance
4 211 (35.82%) Data Warehouse
5 153 (25.98%) ETL
6 141 (23.94%) SQL Server
7 137 (23.26%) Oracle
8 121 (20.54%) IBM
9 97 (16.47%) Data Modelling
10 96 (16.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 95 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 88 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 87 (14.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 80 (13.58%) Cognos TM1
15 78 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (13.24%) Cognos Report Studio
16 69 (11.71%) BusinessObjects
17 66 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
18 61 (10.36%) Analytics
19 60 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
19 60 (10.19%) Project Management
20 56 (9.51%) MS Excel
21 54 (9.17%) Banking
22 52 (8.83%) QlikView
23 49 (8.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 49 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 45 (7.64%) Data Analysis
24 45 (7.64%) Informatica
25 43 (7.30%) Business Analysis
26 41 (6.96%) Retail

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 37 (6.28%) SAS
2 30 (5.09%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.53%) IIS
4 8 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.85%) Apache
5 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.51%) JBoss
7 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.34%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.62%) MS Office
3 14 (2.38%) MS Project
4 13 (2.21%) SPSS
5 11 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.36%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 96 (16.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 80 (13.58%) Cognos TM1
3 14 (2.38%) ResourceLink
4 8 (1.36%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (1.19%) CODA-Financials
6 6 (1.02%) SunGard AvantGard
7 4 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.51%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.34%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.34%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.34%) Lawson
9 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.34%) Movex
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.19%) FTP
2 6 (1.02%) SAN
2 6 (1.02%) Intranet
2 6 (1.02%) NAS
3 4 (0.68%) WAN
3 4 (0.68%) Internet
3 4 (0.68%) Extranet
4 3 (0.51%) LDAP
4 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.51%) DNS
5 2 (0.34%) VLAN
5 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.34%) FCoE
5 2 (0.34%) LAN
5 2 (0.34%) HTTP
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) SSH
6 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (35.82%) Data Warehouse
2 141 (23.94%) SQL Server
3 88 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (14.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 78 (13.24%) Cognos Report Studio
6 69 (11.71%) BusinessObjects
7 52 (8.83%) QlikView
8 49 (8.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (5.26%) Relational Database
10 30 (5.09%) Oracle Database
11 28 (4.75%) DataStage
12 27 (4.58%) Crystal Reports
12 27 (4.58%) Cognos Transformer
13 26 (4.41%) OLAP
14 25 (4.24%) Oracle BI EE
15 24 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (3.57%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.21%) Toad
2 12 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.02%) ERwin
4 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) PROIV
General
1 243 (41.26%) Finance
2 54 (9.17%) Banking
3 41 (6.96%) Retail
4 14 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.70%) Marketing
6 9 (1.53%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.02%) Law
9 5 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.68%) Front Office
10 4 (0.68%) International Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (31.58%) Analyst
2 184 (31.24%) Developer
3 78 (13.24%) Cognos Developer
4 76 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 59 (10.02%) Project Manager
6 45 (7.64%) TM1 Developer
7 43 (7.30%) Architect
8 41 (6.96%) Consultant
9 39 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 34 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 28 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.75%) Data Analyst
12 24 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
13 23 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
14 22 (3.74%) Cognos Consultant
15 20 (3.40%) Applications Support
16 19 (3.23%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.23%) Report Developer
16 19 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
17 18 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.23%) .NET
2 14 (2.38%) XML
3 11 (1.87%) Web Services
4 9 (1.53%) JMS
4 9 (1.53%) MDX
5 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.85%) J2EE
6 5 (0.85%) Spring
7 4 (0.68%) Middleware
8 3 (0.51%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.51%) BAPI
8 3 (0.51%) JSP
8 3 (0.51%) HTML
9 2 (0.34%) EJB
9 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.34%) JSON
10 1 (0.17%) JSR 168
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.17%) Spring Security
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.89%) Data Integration
4 16 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.70%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.85%) Statistics
7 5 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.68%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.68%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.51%) Social Media
9 3 (0.51%) Equities
9 3 (0.51%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.51%) PMI
9 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.77%) UNIX
2 21 (3.57%) Linux
3 19 (3.23%) Windows
4 6 (1.02%) Solaris
5 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.68%) AIX
7 2 (0.34%) HPUX
7 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) SUSE
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (58.06%) Business Intelligence
2 153 (25.98%) ETL
3 97 (16.47%) Data Modelling
4 78 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (10.36%) Analytics
6 60 (10.19%) Project Management
6 60 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (7.64%) Data Analysis
8 43 (7.30%) Business Analysis
9 33 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (4.92%) Migration
11 27 (4.58%) Physical Data Model
12 26 (4.41%) Kimball Methodology
13 25 (4.24%) PRINCE2
14 23 (3.90%) Information Management
14 23 (3.90%) System Testing
15 22 (3.74%) Waterfall
15 22 (3.74%) Data Management
15 22 (3.74%) ERP
16 21 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 256 (43.46%) SQL
2 41 (6.96%) T-SQL
3 37 (6.28%) PL/SQL
4 32 (5.43%) VBA
5 14 (2.38%) Java
6 8 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.19%) VB
8 6 (1.02%) C
9 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.85%) R
10 4 (0.68%) Perl
11 3 (0.51%) VBScript
11 3 (0.51%) C#
11 3 (0.51%) Python
12 2 (0.34%) Korn
12 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.34%) PHP
12 2 (0.34%) C-shell
13 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.17%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 19 (3.23%) Degree
2 17 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.68%) PMP
5 4 (0.68%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.68%) CIMA
6 2 (0.34%) CCAB
6 2 (0.34%) AAT
6 2 (0.34%) CIPFA
6 2 (0.34%) ISEB
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.17%) MCP
7 1 (0.17%) ACCA
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.23%) QA
2 14 (2.38%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.68%) SLA
6 3 (0.51%) GAAP
7 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.51%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.34%) Samba
4 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.34%) KVM
4 2 (0.34%) HDFS
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (1.02%) Control-M
2 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.34%) OpenView
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 137 (23.26%) Oracle
2 121 (20.54%) IBM
3 95 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 45 (7.64%) Informatica
5 40 (6.79%) SAP
6 35 (5.94%) Tableau
7 26 (4.41%) Netezza
8 23 (3.90%) MicroStrategy
9 19 (3.23%) Teradata
10 18 (3.06%) Hyperion
10 18 (3.06%) CODA
11 12 (2.04%) Sun
12 10 (1.70%) SunGard
13 7 (1.19%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.19%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.02%) HP
14 6 (1.02%) Veritas
14 6 (1.02%) Birst
15 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (0.68%) Symantec
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