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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 136 122 83
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 10 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.33% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.88% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 24
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1360 1139 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.47% 38.08% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 607 481
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 26
Average hourly rate £38.25 £16.00 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.06% -45.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.10 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.05 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 8 £365 -18.88% 2
Edinburgh -12 2 £300 +9.09% 1
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Cognos Controller
3 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Performance Management
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Hyperion
6 3 (21.43%) SAP
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (21.43%) IT Audit
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) ETL Development
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (14.29%) Statistics
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (14.29%) ACCA

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (7.14%) HFM
2 1 (7.14%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Systems Support
2 5 (35.71%) Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Support Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Cognos Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Cognos BI Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Cognos Support
6 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) Spring
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Management
3 3 (21.43%) IT Audit
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) ETL Development
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ACCA
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CIMA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Hyperion
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft