The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 80 119 100
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 46 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.74% 0.043% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 4.11% 0.092% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 10
Average daily rate £400 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £275 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1119 1088 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.23% 46.44% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 519 537
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Scotland region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Scotland region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 26 £375 - 2
Glasgow +21 12 £425 +54.54% 5
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (73.77%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (59.02%) Finance
3 32 (52.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 30 (49.18%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (42.62%) Oracle
6 19 (31.15%) Project Management
7 18 (29.51%) Kimball Methodology
8 16 (26.23%) Cognos TM1
9 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.03%) IBM
11 10 (16.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (14.75%) Banking
12 9 (14.75%) SQL
12 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
12 9 (14.75%) Cognos Controller
13 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
13 7 (11.48%) Change Management
13 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
15 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
15 5 (8.20%) Data Management
16 4 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (6.56%) Scrum
16 4 (6.56%) Workflow
16 4 (6.56%) Migration
16 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
16 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
16 4 (6.56%) .NET
16 4 (6.56%) OO

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (52.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (26.23%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (14.75%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (1.64%) Maximo
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (49.18%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
3 10 (16.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (59.02%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Developer
2 31 (50.82%) Cognos Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Cognos BI Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) TM1 Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) TM1 Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Cognos Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) DBA
11 1 (1.64%) PMO Analyst
11 1 (1.64%) PMO Manager
11 1 (1.64%) Tester
11 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 1 (1.64%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (31.15%) Project Management
3 18 (29.51%) Kimball Methodology
4 7 (11.48%) Change Management
4 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Data Management
7 4 (6.56%) Scrum
7 4 (6.56%) Workflow
7 4 (6.56%) Migration
7 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.56%) OO
7 4 (6.56%) Analytics
8 3 (4.92%) Campaign Management
8 3 (4.92%) Release Management
8 3 (4.92%) CRM
8 3 (4.92%) Network Design
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (1.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) IBM
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
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