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 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 113 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Cognos 15 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.82% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 2.02% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £340 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £488 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
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
999 988 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.26% 40.51% 47.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 452 467
Average daily rate £365 £358 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Glasgow -5 10 £388 +3.46% 1
Edinburgh -11 2 £338 -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 19 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) ETL
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
6 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (22.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (22.58%) QlikView
7 7 (22.58%) Data Architecture
7 7 (22.58%) Analytics
7 7 (22.58%) Java
7 7 (22.58%) Migration
8 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.13%) Information Management
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) Data Management
9 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
9 5 (16.13%) Business Objects
10 4 (12.90%) SAS
10 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.90%) Sybase
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (12.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
10 4 (12.90%) Tableau
10 4 (12.90%) Banking

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (12.90%) SAS
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SPSS
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (22.58%) QlikView
4 4 (12.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) Big Data
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos Query Studio
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (9.68%) DB2
5 3 (9.68%) OLAP
6 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
6 2 (6.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
7 1 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ERwin
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Cognos Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Report Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos BI Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Data Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 1 (3.23%) TM1 Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss Seam
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Java EE 5
2 1 (3.23%) MDX
2 1 (3.23%) JSF
2 1 (3.23%) RichFaces
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) JAX-RS
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) JSP
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Struts
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Reference Data
2 3 (9.68%) Social Media
3 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (38.71%) ETL
3 7 (22.58%) Data Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) Analytics
3 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.13%) Information Management
5 5 (16.13%) Data Management
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Master Data Management
7 3 (9.68%) Information Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Data Security
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.45%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) VBA
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Business Objects
3 4 (12.90%) Sybase
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Tableau
4 3 (9.68%) Teradata
4 3 (9.68%) Informatica
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) Actuate
6 1 (3.23%) Primavera