The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 295 316 281
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -35
Contract jobs citing Cognos 362 296 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.56% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.20% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 183 198
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £266 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-24.60% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Cognos Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognos
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
England +2 315 £460 +8.23% 92
London +34 203 £475 +5.55% 43
City of London +29 62 £475 +11.76% 20
South East -18 37 £415 -2.35% 16
Scotland +3 22 £400 +14.28% 4
East of England -27 19 £288 +8.49% 6
East Midlands +7 14 £375 +66.66% 1
South West -24 14 £425 +6.25% 5
Hertfordshire -12 12 £210 -11.57% 4
North West -24 10 £425 +21.42% 11
Edinburgh -2 9 £400 +14.28% 2
Glasgow -7 9 £380 +8.57% 2
Hampshire -14 9 £475 +40.74% 4
Berkshire +6 7 £355 -25.26% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £410 - 5
Derby - 5 - -
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 £483 - 2
Wiltshire -12 4 £425 +30.76%
West Yorkshire - 4 £420 - 3
Cheshire -4 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £350 -
Essex -8 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -9 3 £375 -16.66% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £350 - 2
Peterborough - 3 £350 -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 385 (51.68%) Business Intelligence
2 294 (39.46%) Finance
3 292 (39.19%) SQL
4 278 (37.32%) Data Warehouse
5 238 (31.95%) Oracle
6 165 (22.15%) Cognos TM1
7 164 (22.01%) SQL Server
8 163 (21.88%) ETL
9 146 (19.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 139 (18.66%) Banking
11 111 (14.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 109 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 100 (13.42%) IBM
14 92 (12.35%) Business Objects
14 92 (12.35%) Cognos Report Studio
15 91 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 89 (11.95%) QlikView
17 78 (10.47%) Project Management
18 77 (10.34%) Data Modelling
19 73 (9.80%) SAP
20 63 (8.46%) DataStage
21 62 (8.32%) T-SQL
22 57 (7.65%) Analytics
23 54 (7.25%) Investment Banking
24 53 (7.11%) PL/SQL
25 47 (6.31%) Kimball Methodology
26 45 (6.04%) Cognos Transformer
27 44 (5.91%) Relational Database
27 44 (5.91%) Windows
27 44 (5.91%) SharePoint

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.97%) SAS
3 22 (2.95%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.01%) IIS
6 12 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.27%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.13%) Confluence
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.13%) FileNet
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 42 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.36%) MS Office
3 16 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.94%) SPSS
7 5 (0.67%) MS Project
8 4 (0.54%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 165 (22.15%) Cognos TM1
2 146 (19.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (2.42%) Cognos Controller
4 10 (1.34%) SAP PS
5 9 (1.21%) Agresso
6 7 (0.94%) ResourceLink
6 7 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.67%) Cognos Planning
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.54%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.27%) Summit
10 2 (0.27%) HFM
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.74%) FTP
1 13 (1.74%) HTTP
2 11 (1.48%) WAN
2 11 (1.48%) LAN
2 11 (1.48%) SAN
3 7 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.81%) Internet
5 5 (0.67%) Intranet
6 4 (0.54%) Extranet
7 3 (0.40%) MPLS
7 3 (0.40%) VoIP
7 3 (0.40%) VPN
8 2 (0.27%) DNS
8 2 (0.27%) SDH
8 2 (0.27%) UMTS
8 2 (0.27%) LDAP
8 2 (0.27%) BGP
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.27%) LTE
9 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (37.32%) Data Warehouse
2 164 (22.01%) SQL Server
3 111 (14.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 92 (12.35%) Cognos Report Studio
5 91 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 89 (11.95%) QlikView
7 63 (8.46%) DataStage
8 45 (6.04%) Cognos Transformer
9 44 (5.91%) Relational Database
9 44 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (4.56%) OLAP
11 33 (4.43%) Oracle Database
12 28 (3.76%) Data Mart
12 28 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (3.62%) Big Data
13 27 (3.62%) Cognos Query Studio
14 25 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
14 25 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (3.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 16 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (2.01%) ERwin
3 13 (1.74%) JIRA
4 9 (1.21%) Toad
5 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.67%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.40%) Selenium
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.27%) JMeter
9 2 (0.27%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.27%) Xcode
9 2 (0.27%) JBehave
10 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.13%) Maven
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 294 (39.46%) Finance
2 139 (18.66%) Banking
3 54 (7.25%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.89%) Retail
5 15 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.34%) Publishing
9 8 (1.07%) Back Office
10 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.81%) Marketing
10 6 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.67%) Legal
11 5 (0.67%) Front Office
12 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 307 (41.21%) Developer
2 203 (27.25%) Analyst
3 148 (19.87%) Cognos Developer
4 82 (11.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 75 (10.07%) Business Analyst
6 65 (8.72%) Consultant
7 45 (6.04%) TM1 Developer
8 40 (5.37%) Cognos BI Developer
9 34 (4.56%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.30%) Project Manager
11 31 (4.16%) Cognos Consultant
12 30 (4.03%) Data Analyst
13 28 (3.76%) ETL Developer
14 26 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 25 (3.36%) Architect
16 22 (2.95%) DataStage Developer
17 21 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
18 20 (2.68%) Administrator
18 20 (2.68%) Data Warehouse Analyst
19 17 (2.28%) TM1 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.56%) XML
2 29 (3.89%) MDX
3 26 (3.49%) .NET
4 13 (1.74%) HTML
5 12 (1.61%) Web Services
6 10 (1.34%) CSS
6 10 (1.34%) JSON
7 5 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.54%) EDI
8 4 (0.54%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.54%) HTML5
9 3 (0.40%) REST
9 3 (0.40%) Middleware
10 2 (0.27%) XSLT
10 2 (0.27%) JSP
10 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.27%) CSS3
11 1 (0.13%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.50%) Data Integration
2 28 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.28%) NHS
4 15 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.74%) Visualisation
6 10 (1.34%) iPad
7 7 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 6 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.81%) CMDB
9 5 (0.67%) Derivative
10 4 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.40%) FMCG
11 3 (0.40%) Open Source
11 3 (0.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.40%) Replication
11 3 (0.40%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.40%) Economics
11 3 (0.40%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.91%) Windows
2 30 (4.03%) UNIX
3 26 (3.49%) Linux
4 12 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.07%) Solaris
7 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.40%) AIX
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (51.68%) Business Intelligence
2 163 (21.88%) ETL
3 78 (10.47%) Project Management
4 77 (10.34%) Data Modelling
5 57 (7.65%) Analytics
6 47 (6.31%) Kimball Methodology
7 44 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (5.23%) Data Management
9 35 (4.70%) Business Analysis
9 35 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (4.03%) Data Analysis
10 30 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (4.03%) Change Management
11 29 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (3.76%) ITIL
13 26 (3.49%) Migration
14 25 (3.36%) Scrum
15 23 (3.09%) PRINCE2
15 23 (3.09%) CRM
15 23 (3.09%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 292 (39.19%) SQL
2 62 (8.32%) T-SQL
3 53 (7.11%) PL/SQL
4 21 (2.82%) VBA
5 18 (2.42%) Java
6 17 (2.28%) VBScript
7 16 (2.15%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.07%) C
10 6 (0.81%) SAS Macro
11 5 (0.67%) VB
11 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.54%) C#
12 4 (0.54%) Perl
12 4 (0.54%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) Python
13 2 (0.27%) Ruby
14 1 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 37 (4.97%) Degree
2 17 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.21%) ISEB
5 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ACCA
8 2 (0.27%) CIMA
8 2 (0.27%) MBA
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.15%) QA
2 14 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.34%) CDISC
4 8 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.40%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.40%) SLA
6 2 (0.27%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.13%) FINREP
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.81%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) Control-M
1 6 (0.81%) ARCserve
2 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 238 (31.95%) Oracle
2 109 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 100 (13.42%) IBM
4 92 (12.35%) Business Objects
5 73 (9.80%) SAP
6 43 (5.77%) Informatica
7 25 (3.36%) Tableau
8 18 (2.42%) Hyperion
9 17 (2.28%) Netezza
10 12 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (1.61%) Teradata
11 11 (1.48%) Ab Initio
11 11 (1.48%) Primavera
12 10 (1.34%) Sun
12 10 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.34%) Palantir
13 9 (1.21%) VMware
14 7 (0.94%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.94%) Siebel
14 7 (0.94%) HP
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £390 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago