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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 433 297 290
Rank change year-on-year
-136 -7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 191 336 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.46% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 230 227
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%
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
22412 22965 22764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.97% 45.34% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13989 13331 13114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 1002 1026
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -137 79 £425 -5.55% 19
South East -7 39 £430 +14.53% 7
West Midlands -3 20 £430 -3.37% 5
East of England +9 17 £450 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +14 12 £483 +30.84%
East Midlands +8 9 £450 +29.50%
South West -8 6 £398 -0.62% 3
North East -34 3 £500 -
Midlands -6 2 £600 +33.33%
North West -36 1 £400 -4.64% 3
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 271 (60.76%) Business Intelligence
2 199 (44.62%) Finance
3 178 (39.91%) SQL
4 174 (39.01%) Data Warehouse
5 149 (33.41%) Oracle
6 123 (27.58%) ETL
7 111 (24.89%) SQL Server
8 103 (23.09%) IBM
9 87 (19.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 81 (18.16%) Microsoft
11 65 (14.57%) Analytics
12 62 (13.90%) BusinessObjects
13 61 (13.68%) Project Management
13 61 (13.68%) QlikView
14 57 (12.78%) SAP
15 56 (12.56%) Security Cleared
15 56 (12.56%) Cognos TM1
16 55 (12.33%) Data Modelling
17 54 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 53 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
19 51 (11.43%) Tableau
20 50 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
22 42 (9.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 40 (8.97%) SharePoint
23 40 (8.97%) Cognos Report Studio
24 39 (8.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
24 39 (8.74%) Banking
25 37 (8.30%) MS Office
25 37 (8.30%) ISEB

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.38%) SAS
3 7 (1.57%) Apache
4 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.67%) iPlanet
6 3 (0.67%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (8.30%) MS Office
2 27 (6.05%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.91%) MS Project
4 11 (2.47%) SPSS
5 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 87 (19.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 56 (12.56%) Cognos TM1
3 21 (4.71%) Cognos Planning
4 13 (2.91%) Hyperion Planning
5 12 (2.69%) Cognos Controller
6 11 (2.47%) ResourceLink
7 8 (1.79%) HFM
8 7 (1.57%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 7 (1.57%) Maximo
8 7 (1.57%) SAP BPC
9 5 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (1.12%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.67%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.45%) Unica
12 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
12 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) Office 365
6 1 (0.22%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.79%) NAS
2 3 (0.67%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.67%) Firewall
2 3 (0.67%) FTP
2 3 (0.67%) Intranet
2 3 (0.67%) LDAP
2 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.45%) SAN
3 2 (0.45%) Skype
3 2 (0.45%) SSH
4 1 (0.22%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (39.01%) Data Warehouse
2 111 (24.89%) SQL Server
3 62 (13.90%) BusinessObjects
4 61 (13.68%) QlikView
5 54 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (9.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (8.97%) Cognos Report Studio
8 39 (8.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 35 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (7.17%) DataStage
11 22 (4.93%) Big Data
11 22 (4.93%) IBM InfoSphere
12 18 (4.04%) Oracle Database
12 18 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (4.04%) Power BI
13 17 (3.81%) Hadoop
14 16 (3.59%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (3.36%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (3.14%) OLAP
16 14 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (7.17%) Toad
2 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.67%) JIRA
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.45%) Subversion
4 2 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.22%) ERwin
5 1 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
General
1 199 (44.62%) Finance
2 39 (8.74%) Banking
3 14 (3.14%) Retail
4 10 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.02%) Legal
6 8 (1.79%) Marketing
7 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.12%) Front Office
8 4 (0.90%) Law
8 4 (0.90%) Military
8 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.67%) International Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (29.82%) Analyst
2 125 (28.03%) Developer
3 52 (11.66%) Cognos Developer
4 49 (10.99%) Architect
5 43 (9.64%) Project Manager
6 41 (9.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 40 (8.97%) Test Analyst
8 39 (8.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 34 (7.62%) Business Analyst
9 34 (7.62%) Consultant
10 26 (5.83%) Cognos Consultant
10 26 (5.83%) Data Analyst
11 25 (5.61%) SQL Analyst
12 23 (5.16%) Data Warehouse Analyst
13 22 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 22 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
13 22 (4.93%) ETL Developer
14 20 (4.48%) Data Architect
14 20 (4.48%) SQL Developer
15 17 (3.81%) Cognos BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.14%) Web Services
2 12 (2.69%) .NET
3 7 (1.57%) JSP
3 7 (1.57%) MDX
4 5 (1.12%) J2EE
5 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.90%) Hibernate
5 4 (0.90%) Spring
5 4 (0.90%) XML
6 3 (0.67%) JMS
6 3 (0.67%) XSLT
7 2 (0.45%) Ajax
7 2 (0.45%) HTML
7 2 (0.45%) HTML5
7 2 (0.45%) JDBC
7 2 (0.45%) Middleware
7 2 (0.45%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.81%) Visualisation
3 12 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.79%) Statistics
6 7 (1.57%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.35%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.90%) FMCG
8 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.67%) Clustering
9 3 (0.67%) Economics
9 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.45%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.45%) Fintech
10 2 (0.45%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.45%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.45%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.48%) Windows
2 15 (3.36%) Linux
3 6 (1.35%) MVS
4 5 (1.12%) Solaris
4 5 (1.12%) Unix
5 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) HPUX
7 1 (0.22%) SUSE
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (60.76%) Business Intelligence
2 123 (27.58%) ETL
3 65 (14.57%) Analytics
4 61 (13.68%) Project Management
5 55 (12.33%) Data Modelling
6 53 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (6.95%) Kimball Methodology
8 31 (6.95%) Migration
9 28 (6.28%) Data Analysis
10 27 (6.05%) Business Analysis
11 21 (4.71%) Data Management
11 21 (4.71%) Data Migration
11 21 (4.71%) Test Scripting
12 18 (4.04%) Integration Testing
12 18 (4.04%) PRINCE2
13 16 (3.59%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (3.36%) SDLC
15 13 (2.91%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (39.91%) SQL
2 19 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 17 (3.81%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.14%) Java
4 14 (3.14%) VBA
5 9 (2.02%) C
6 5 (1.12%) R
7 3 (0.67%) Python
7 3 (0.67%) VB
7 3 (0.67%) VBScript
8 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) C++
9 1 (0.22%) Korn
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.30%) ISEB
3 34 (7.62%) ISTQB
3 34 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.73%) Degree
5 20 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.81%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (1.79%) ACCA
8 7 (1.57%) CIMA
9 6 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.67%) CISA
11 3 (0.67%) CISM
11 3 (0.67%) CISSP
12 2 (0.45%) APMP
12 2 (0.45%) CITP
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.45%) PMP
12 2 (0.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.16%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.90%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.67%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.45%) HDFS
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) Ambari
2 6 (1.35%) Oracle EDQ
3 4 (0.90%) Control-M
4 3 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.67%) OpenView
4 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.22%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 149 (33.41%) Oracle
2 103 (23.09%) IBM
3 81 (18.16%) Microsoft
4 57 (12.78%) SAP
5 51 (11.43%) Tableau
6 36 (8.07%) HP
7 26 (5.83%) MicroStrategy
8 22 (4.93%) Netezza
9 21 (4.71%) Hyperion
10 16 (3.59%) Informatica
11 12 (2.69%) Teradata
12 7 (1.57%) Infor
13 6 (1.35%) JD Edwards
14 5 (1.12%) Anaplan
14 5 (1.12%) Sun
15 4 (0.90%) Concur
15 4 (0.90%) Google
15 4 (0.90%) ILOG
15 4 (0.90%) Northgate
15 4 (0.90%) VMware
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kent
Capita plc
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago