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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 301 268 269
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 315 333 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.49% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 189 192
Average daily rate
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£413 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £233 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.48 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £18.99 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 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
England -28 286 £420 +1.81% 85
London +12 142 £450 +10.76% 33
South East -42 47 £375 -9.90% 14
North West +34 37 £450 +5.88% 6
City of London +23 32 £400 -15.78% 8
Hampshire -3 20 £425 +6.25% 1
Merseyside - 17 £515 -
Yorkshire -5 14 £388 -3.12% 1
West Midlands -13 14 £350 -17.64% 7
Scotland -11 13 £400 - 6
East of England +1 12 £375 +7.14% 7
South West -19 12 £444 +29.09% 12
East Midlands +16 11 £430 +1.17% 4
Liverpool - 11 £515 -
Glasgow -1 10 £401 +6.93% 4
Berkshire -22 10 £375 -11.76% 3
South Yorkshire - 9 £450 -
Manchester +4 8 £333 -5.00% 4
Nottinghamshire - 7 £435 -
Nottingham - 7 £435 -
Coventry -11 6 £350 -22.22% 1
Hertfordshire +3 5 £375 +25.00% 3
West Yorkshire -4 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading -5 4 £265 -36.33%
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £435 - 2
Birmingham -3 3 £438 +16.66% 4
Bedfordshire -8 3 £369 +5.35% 4
Bristol -10 3 £469 +36.36% 3
Surrey -12 3 £371 -7.18% 7
Wales -25 3 £338 +3.84% 2

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 364 (54.57%) Business Intelligence
2 268 (40.18%) Finance
3 244 (36.58%) SQL
4 215 (32.23%) Data Warehouse
5 176 (26.39%) SQL Server
6 147 (22.04%) IBM
7 134 (20.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 130 (19.49%) ETL
9 118 (17.69%) Oracle
10 115 (17.24%) Cognos TM1
11 110 (16.49%) Banking
12 101 (15.14%) Data Modelling
13 98 (14.69%) Microsoft
13 98 (14.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 92 (13.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 91 (13.64%) Cognos Report Studio
16 83 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
17 82 (12.29%) Business Objects
18 69 (10.34%) Security Cleared
19 66 (9.90%) Project Management
20 65 (9.75%) OLAP
20 65 (9.75%) QlikView
21 61 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 60 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
23 59 (8.85%) Analytics
24 58 (8.70%) Cognos Analysis Studio
25 57 (8.55%) SC Cleared
26 54 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
27 52 (7.80%) SAP
28 51 (7.65%) Cognos Query Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 46 (6.90%) SAS
2 35 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.20%) IIS
7 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.60%) FileNet
9 3 (0.45%) Apache
9 3 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.15%) JBoss
11 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.35%) SPSS
3 23 (3.45%) MS Office
4 10 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.90%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.75%) MS Project
9 4 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 134 (20.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 115 (17.24%) Cognos TM1
3 16 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (2.10%) ResourceLink
5 10 (1.50%) SAP PS
6 6 (0.90%) Summit
7 5 (0.75%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.75%) Agresso
8 4 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.60%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.30%) BPCS
10 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.45%) SaaS
1 3 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.15%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.10%) WAN
1 14 (2.10%) LAN
2 12 (1.80%) DNS
2 12 (1.80%) HTTP
3 10 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.75%) FTP
4 5 (0.75%) Internet
5 4 (0.60%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) SMTP
6 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.45%) SSL
6 3 (0.45%) Broadband
6 3 (0.45%) VoIP
6 3 (0.45%) CTI
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
8 1 (0.15%) NAS
8 1 (0.15%) PBX
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (32.23%) Data Warehouse
2 176 (26.39%) SQL Server
3 98 (14.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (13.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 91 (13.64%) Cognos Report Studio
6 65 (9.75%) OLAP
6 65 (9.75%) QlikView
7 61 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (8.70%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 51 (7.65%) Cognos Query Studio
10 40 (6.00%) Cognos Transformer
11 38 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (4.65%) DataStage
13 26 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
13 26 (3.90%) DB2
13 26 (3.90%) Relational Database
14 20 (3.00%) Data Mart
14 20 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (3.00%) RDBMS
15 19 (2.85%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (1.20%) ERwin
1 8 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (0.90%) JMeter
3 4 (0.60%) Toad
4 3 (0.45%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.15%) JUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Introscope
General
1 268 (40.18%) Finance
2 110 (16.49%) Banking
3 33 (4.95%) Retail
4 25 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.95%) Legal
6 11 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.35%) Marketing
7 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.90%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) International Banking
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 247 (37.03%) Developer
2 176 (26.39%) Analyst
3 128 (19.19%) Cognos Developer
4 75 (11.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 59 (8.85%) Business Analyst
6 56 (8.40%) Consultant
7 49 (7.35%) Architect
8 44 (6.60%) Data Analyst
9 42 (6.30%) TM1 Developer
10 39 (5.85%) Cognos BI Developer
11 35 (5.25%) Project Manager
12 32 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 30 (4.50%) Support Analyst
14 25 (3.75%) Business Developer
15 21 (3.15%) Cognos Consultant
16 16 (2.40%) Data Architect
17 15 (2.25%) SAS Developer
17 15 (2.25%) Data Warehouse Analyst
18 14 (2.10%) Administrator
18 14 (2.10%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.55%) XML
2 16 (2.40%) .NET
3 15 (2.25%) HTML
4 11 (1.65%) CSS
5 10 (1.50%) MDX
6 8 (1.20%) JSP
6 8 (1.20%) Web Services
7 6 (0.90%) ODBC
7 6 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.75%) SOAP
9 4 (0.60%) Servlets
9 4 (0.60%) JDBC
9 4 (0.60%) Ajax
9 4 (0.60%) JSTL
9 4 (0.60%) REST
10 3 (0.45%) Middleware
11 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.30%) Flash
11 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.10%) Data Integration
3 14 (2.10%) Data Structures
4 13 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.65%) FMCG
6 9 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.20%) Statistics
8 6 (0.90%) NHS
8 6 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.60%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.45%) iSeries
11 3 (0.45%) Social Media
11 3 (0.45%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.45%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.45%) Derivative
11 3 (0.45%) Equities
11 3 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.00%) Windows
2 33 (4.95%) Linux
3 28 (4.20%) UNIX
4 17 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.60%) Solaris
9 3 (0.45%) CentOS
10 2 (0.30%) VMS
10 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (54.57%) Business Intelligence
2 130 (19.49%) ETL
3 101 (15.14%) Data Modelling
4 66 (9.90%) Project Management
5 60 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (8.85%) Analytics
7 54 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (6.75%) Migration
8 45 (6.75%) Data Analysis
9 38 (5.70%) Business Analysis
10 32 (4.80%) Kimball Methodology
11 29 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (3.90%) Dimensional Modelling
12 26 (3.90%) Data Management
13 24 (3.60%) Change Management
13 24 (3.60%) ITIL
13 24 (3.60%) Data Migration
14 21 (3.15%) Data Architecture
15 19 (2.85%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (2.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 244 (36.58%) SQL
2 42 (6.30%) T-SQL
3 38 (5.70%) PL/SQL
4 28 (4.20%) VBA
5 24 (3.60%) Java
6 16 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.35%) SAS Macro
8 8 (1.20%) Perl
9 7 (1.05%) C
9 7 (1.05%) VB
10 5 (0.75%) C#
10 5 (0.75%) PHP
11 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.45%) ABAP
13 2 (0.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.30%) RPG
14 1 (0.15%) Python
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 57 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.10%) Degree
4 11 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (0.90%) ISEB
7 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.45%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) CBAP
9 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.15%) OCP
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) CIMA
9 1 (0.15%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.95%) Solvency II
2 9 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.35%) QA
3 8 (1.20%) GAAP
3 8 (1.20%) SLA
4 5 (0.75%) CDISC
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) COREP
5 2 (0.30%) FINREP
5 2 (0.30%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) P3O
6 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) XenServer
3 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (0.60%) Netcool
1 4 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 4 (0.60%) Control-M
2 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 147 (22.04%) IBM
2 118 (17.69%) Oracle
3 98 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 82 (12.29%) Business Objects
5 52 (7.80%) SAP
6 35 (5.25%) Informatica
7 27 (4.05%) Teradata
8 21 (3.15%) Hyperion
9 15 (2.25%) Tableau
10 13 (1.95%) Sun
11 12 (1.80%) ILOG
12 11 (1.65%) Sybase
12 11 (1.65%) Primavera
13 10 (1.50%) Ab Initio
13 10 (1.50%) MicroStrategy
14 9 (1.35%) CODA
15 8 (1.20%) HP
15 8 (1.20%) Applix
15 8 (1.20%) Netezza
16 6 (0.90%) Cisco
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