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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 445 348 293
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -55
Contract jobs citing Cognos 196 338 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 1.35% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 211 216
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.07 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £32.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-24.77% +32.92%

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
23987 24983 24134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.86% 44.50% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14700 14631 13551
Median daily rate £400 £388 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 1109 1020
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.15 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -97 173 £425 -5.55% 53
London -105 69 £425 -8.10% 26
South East +1 39 £414 +3.43% 10
East of England +2 17 £438 +34.61% 3
Surrey -2 13 £525 +40.00% 2
Yorkshire +11 12 £482 - 2
Berkshire -5 11 £338 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -32 11 £430 -7.02% 6
North West -9 10 £400 -3.03% 6
Scotland -26 10 £300 -25.00% 7
West Sussex -6 9 £381 -6.15%
Belfast +3 7 £195 +2.63%
County Antrim +2 7 £195 +2.63%
Northern Ireland 0 7 £195 +2.63%
Slough +9 6 £338 - 1
Crawley +1 6 £381 -7.57%
East Midlands +1 6 £425 +6.25%
North Yorkshire - 6 £390 - 2
Suffolk - 6 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +19 5 £344 -1.78% 3
West Yorkshire +6 5 £483 -
Edinburgh +1 5 £300 +23.07% 3
Kent - 5 £407 -
Manchester 0 4 £400 - 4
Leeds -2 4 £483 -
North East -55 4 £500 -
Tyne and Wear -56 4 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -61 4 £500 -
Wales +18 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Cambridge +17 3 - - 1

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cognos.

1 248 (58.91%) Business Intelligence
2 175 (41.57%) Finance
3 166 (39.43%) SQL
4 139 (33.02%) Oracle
5 135 (32.07%) Data Warehouse
6 112 (26.60%) SQL Server
7 102 (24.23%) ETL
8 83 (19.71%) IBM
9 76 (18.05%) BusinessObjects
10 74 (17.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 71 (16.86%) Microsoft
12 67 (15.91%) QlikView
13 60 (14.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 58 (13.78%) Security Cleared
15 52 (12.35%) Cognos TM1
16 51 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (11.88%) Analytics
18 48 (11.40%) Project Management
19 46 (10.93%) SAP
19 46 (10.93%) Tableau
20 44 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (9.98%) Data Modelling
22 39 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 39 (9.26%) MS Office
22 39 (9.26%) Migration
22 39 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
23 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
24 37 (8.79%) Banking
25 36 (8.55%) SharePoint
26 35 (8.31%) Kimball Methodology

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.51%) SAS
3 12 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.14%) Apache
4 9 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.14%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.43%) IIS
6 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.95%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.95%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle UPK
7 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (9.26%) MS Office
2 25 (5.94%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.85%) MS Project
5 9 (2.14%) Windchill
6 8 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.90%) SPSS
7 7 (1.66%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.24%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 74 (17.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 52 (12.35%) Cognos TM1
3 25 (5.94%) Cognos Planning
4 16 (3.80%) Cognos Controller
5 8 (1.90%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.95%) HFM
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle iSupplier
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.71%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.71%) Maximo
9 3 (0.71%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.71%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 2 (0.48%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.95%) SaaS
3 3 (0.71%) Office 365
3 3 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.48%) SmartFocus
4 2 (0.48%) Veeva
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.85%) Firewall
2 5 (1.19%) FTP
3 4 (0.95%) BIG-IP
3 4 (0.95%) DHCP
3 4 (0.95%) DNS
3 4 (0.95%) LAN
3 4 (0.95%) LDAP
3 4 (0.95%) NAS
3 4 (0.95%) Skype
4 3 (0.71%) Internet
4 3 (0.71%) SAN
4 3 (0.71%) WAN
5 2 (0.48%) Intranet
5 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.48%) SSH
5 2 (0.48%) SSL
5 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (32.07%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (26.60%) SQL Server
3 76 (18.05%) BusinessObjects
4 67 (15.91%) QlikView
5 60 (14.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (7.36%) Cognos Report Studio
8 30 (7.13%) DataStage
9 29 (6.89%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 29 (6.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (6.41%) Oracle Database
11 24 (5.70%) Big Data
12 17 (4.04%) Hadoop
12 17 (4.04%) Power BI
13 15 (3.56%) Relational Database
14 14 (3.33%) Apache Hive
15 13 (3.09%) OLAP
16 12 (2.85%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (2.85%) Spotfire
16 12 (2.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (7.13%) Toad
2 5 (1.19%) Subversion
3 3 (0.71%) JIRA
3 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 175 (41.57%) Finance
2 37 (8.79%) Banking
3 12 (2.85%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.61%) Retail
5 9 (2.14%) Legal
6 8 (1.90%) Front Office
7 5 (1.19%) Law
8 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.71%) International Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (29.93%) Developer
2 123 (29.22%) Analyst
3 47 (11.16%) Cognos Developer
4 44 (10.45%) Consultant
5 43 (10.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 41 (9.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 36 (8.55%) Architect
8 35 (8.31%) Business Analyst
9 28 (6.65%) Test Analyst
10 26 (6.18%) Cognos Consultant
10 26 (6.18%) Project Manager
11 22 (5.23%) SQL Developer
12 20 (4.75%) Data Analyst
13 18 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 18 (4.28%) SQL Analyst
14 17 (4.04%) Data Architect
15 16 (3.80%) Cognos BI Developer
16 15 (3.56%) ETL Developer
16 15 (3.56%) Report Developer
17 14 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.51%) .NET
2 12 (2.85%) Web Services
3 11 (2.61%) XML
4 9 (2.14%) HTML
4 9 (2.14%) JSP
5 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.43%) XSLT
7 5 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.19%) Ajax
7 5 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.19%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.19%) HTML5
7 5 (1.19%) REST
7 5 (1.19%) Spring
8 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.95%) J2EE
8 4 (0.95%) Spring Integration
8 4 (0.95%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.48%) CSS
9 2 (0.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.75%) Visualisation
3 14 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.14%) Statistics
5 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.66%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.43%) FMCG
8 5 (1.19%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.95%) Clustering
9 4 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.95%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.71%) Economics
10 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.48%) AS400
11 2 (0.48%) Fintech
11 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.99%) Windows
2 11 (2.61%) Linux
3 10 (2.38%) Unix
3 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.19%) Solaris
4 5 (1.19%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.95%) AIX
6 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.48%) Android
7 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.48%) MVS
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (58.91%) Business Intelligence
2 102 (24.23%) ETL
3 51 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (11.88%) Analytics
5 48 (11.40%) Project Management
6 42 (9.98%) Data Modelling
7 39 (9.26%) Migration
7 39 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (8.31%) Kimball Methodology
9 29 (6.89%) Data Analysis
10 21 (4.99%) Data Management
10 21 (4.99%) Data Migration
11 19 (4.51%) Business Analysis
12 17 (4.04%) ITIL
13 16 (3.80%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 16 (3.80%) Integration Testing
13 16 (3.80%) Scrum
14 15 (3.56%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.56%) Waterfall
15 14 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (39.43%) SQL
2 20 (4.75%) Java
3 19 (4.51%) PL/SQL
4 18 (4.28%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.61%) VB
6 8 (1.90%) VBA
7 6 (1.43%) C
7 6 (1.43%) VBScript
8 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.48%) C#
10 2 (0.48%) C++
10 2 (0.48%) Python
10 2 (0.48%) R
10 2 (0.48%) RPG
10 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.65%) ISEB
4 25 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 20 (4.75%) Degree
6 15 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.14%) ACCA
7 9 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (1.66%) CIMA
8 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.95%) MCSA
9 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.71%) CCNA
10 3 (0.71%) CISA
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.71%) CISM
10 3 (0.71%) CISSP
10 3 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.48%) APMP
11 2 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.70%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.95%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 15 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.90%) vRealize
3 5 (1.19%) Ambari
4 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.95%) OpenView
4 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.71%) Control-M
5 3 (0.71%) SCCM
6 2 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 139 (33.02%) Oracle
2 83 (19.71%) IBM
3 71 (16.86%) Microsoft
4 46 (10.93%) SAP
4 46 (10.93%) Tableau
5 27 (6.41%) HP
6 23 (5.46%) Hyperion
7 15 (3.56%) MicroStrategy
8 14 (3.33%) Netezza
9 13 (3.09%) Teradata
9 13 (3.09%) VMware
10 11 (2.61%) Informatica
11 8 (1.90%) CODA
12 7 (1.66%) Cisco
12 7 (1.66%) JD Edwards
13 6 (1.43%) Concur
13 6 (1.43%) Sun
13 6 (1.43%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.19%) Anaplan
14 5 (1.19%) ILOG
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