The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 112 100 116
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 1.08% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 2.75% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 0
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£400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +53.55%
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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1037 1056 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.37% 39.40% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 503 472
Average daily rate £345 £343 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Glasgow -3 4 - - 2
Edinburgh -9 4 £244 -40.00% 4
Inverclyde - 2 £400 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 15 (51.72%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (44.83%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (34.48%) ETL
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (24.14%) Java
7 6 (20.69%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
8 5 (17.24%) QlikView
8 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
9 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 3 (10.34%) Cognos Query Studio
10 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
10 3 (10.34%) Analytics
10 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
10 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.34%) C#
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.90%) Maximo
3 2 (6.90%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) Cognos Report Studio
3 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (17.24%) QlikView
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.79%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 3 (10.34%) Cognos Query Studio
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (3.45%) Cognos Event Studio
7 1 (3.45%) Cognos Metric Studio
7 1 (3.45%) OLAP
7 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (3.45%) Data Mart
7 1 (3.45%) BODI
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Cognos Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Report Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Report Writer
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Cognos BI Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) MI Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (34.48%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) SDLC
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) UML
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Actuate
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
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