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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 309 265 261
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognos 349 400 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 1.64% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 238 237
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £12.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% +61.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%

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
24719 24319 22176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 44.88% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14380 13814 11818
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1081 1194
Average hourly rate £18.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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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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 -25 326 £450 +5.88% 75
London +7 189 £463 -2.63% 30
City of London +46 75 £463 - 13
South East -27 40 £400 +1.26% 21
West Midlands -13 22 £450 +9.09% 7
North West -4 21 £432 +1.64% 8
South West +20 17 £400 -7.24% 5
East of England +9 16 £350 +33.33%
Surrey +19 14 £375 +11.11% 2
Coventry +14 11 £450 +26.31% 3
Berkshire +9 11 £450 +9.09% 3
Scotland -40 11 £400 - 4
Cheshire - 9 £439 - 1
East Midlands +2 8 £374 - 1
Docklands, London +1 8 £450 -21.73%
Northern Ireland -2 8 £190 -48.64%
Hampshire +1 7 £425 -3.40% 12
County Antrim +1 7 £190 -48.64%
Belfast +1 7 £190 -48.64%
Essex - 7 £350 -
Midlands +5 6 £550 +17.33%
Gloucestershire -1 6 £400 +14.28% 5
Bristol +4 5 £348 -27.22%
Bracknell +1 5 £456 +16.98%
Merseyside -9 5 £365 +26.95% 1
Dorset - 5 £516 -
Bedfordshire +10 4 £250 -
Uxbridge +6 4 £350 -6.66%
Hertfordshire -7 4 £375 +42.85%
Glasgow -10 4 £450 +5.88% 1

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 365 (55.05%) Business Intelligence
2 267 (40.27%) Finance
3 261 (39.37%) SQL
4 204 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 166 (25.04%) IBM
6 143 (21.57%) SQL Server
7 139 (20.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 137 (20.66%) ETL
9 135 (20.36%) Oracle
10 114 (17.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 113 (17.04%) Microsoft
12 107 (16.14%) Data Modelling
13 106 (15.99%) Cognos TM1
14 102 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 94 (14.18%) Cognos Report Studio
16 77 (11.61%) Business Objects
17 74 (11.16%) Analytics
18 70 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 70 (10.56%) Banking
19 63 (9.50%) Project Management
20 62 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
20 62 (9.35%) QlikView
21 60 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
22 59 (8.90%) MS Excel
23 56 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (7.69%) Data Analysis
25 49 (7.39%) Business Analysis
26 47 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 43 (6.49%) SAP
27 43 (6.49%) T-SQL

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 43 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 42 (6.33%) SAS
3 16 (2.41%) IIS
4 11 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.60%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.30%) FileNet
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 59 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.03%) MS Office
3 17 (2.56%) SPSS
4 14 (2.11%) MS Project
5 12 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 139 (20.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 106 (15.99%) Cognos TM1
3 17 (2.56%) ResourceLink
4 8 (1.21%) Cognos Controller
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.90%) Cognos Planning
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.75%) Unica
6 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.75%) assyst
7 4 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.60%) Maximo
8 3 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.45%) SunGard AvantGard
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.26%) Internet
2 11 (1.66%) Extranet
2 11 (1.66%) Intranet
3 6 (0.90%) FTP
4 5 (0.75%) WAN
5 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.60%) SAN
5 4 (0.60%) NAS
6 3 (0.45%) LAN
6 3 (0.45%) DNS
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
7 2 (0.30%) LDAP
7 2 (0.30%) VLAN
7 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.30%) FCoE
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) SNMP
8 1 (0.15%) IPsec
8 1 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 143 (21.57%) SQL Server
3 114 (17.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 102 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (14.18%) Cognos Report Studio
6 70 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (9.35%) QlikView
8 47 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (5.28%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 34 (5.13%) Cognos Query Studio
10 34 (5.13%) Cognos Transformer
11 33 (4.98%) Relational Database
12 30 (4.52%) Oracle Database
13 29 (4.37%) OLAP
14 24 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (3.47%) DataStage
15 23 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
16 22 (3.32%) Data Mining
17 21 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (3.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.21%) Toad
3 6 (0.90%) ERwin
4 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) PROIV
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 267 (40.27%) Finance
2 70 (10.56%) Banking
3 35 (5.28%) Retail
4 16 (2.41%) General Ledger
5 15 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.11%) Marketing
7 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.21%) Back Office
8 7 (1.06%) Legal
9 6 (0.90%) Law
9 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) International Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 235 (35.44%) Developer
2 190 (28.66%) Analyst
3 106 (15.99%) Cognos Developer
4 66 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 62 (9.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 56 (8.45%) Consultant
7 55 (8.30%) TM1 Developer
8 51 (7.69%) Project Manager
9 48 (7.24%) Architect
10 34 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 32 (4.83%) Data Analyst
12 28 (4.22%) Support Analyst
13 25 (3.77%) Business Developer
13 25 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 25 (3.77%) Cognos Consultant
14 23 (3.47%) Cognos BI Developer
15 21 (3.17%) Report Developer
16 19 (2.87%) Analyst Developer
17 18 (2.71%) Data Architect
17 18 (2.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.17%) .NET
2 15 (2.26%) Web Services
3 14 (2.11%) XML
4 9 (1.36%) HTML
5 8 (1.21%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.90%) JSP
7 5 (0.75%) JMS
8 4 (0.60%) J2EE
8 4 (0.60%) COM
9 3 (0.45%) Spring
9 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.45%) MDX
9 3 (0.45%) JSTL
9 3 (0.45%) Ajax
9 3 (0.45%) Servlets
9 3 (0.45%) CSS
10 2 (0.30%) Middleware
10 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.30%) Flash
10 2 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.87%) Data Integration
4 14 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.81%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.06%) Statistics
6 7 (1.06%) Replication
7 6 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.90%) FMCG
8 5 (0.75%) Equities
8 5 (0.75%) Data Extraction
8 5 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.45%) iSeries
10 3 (0.45%) Social Media
10 3 (0.45%) User Experience
10 3 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.43%) UNIX
2 30 (4.52%) Linux
3 22 (3.32%) Windows
4 7 (1.06%) Solaris
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.30%) SUSE
8 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.30%) HPUX
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (55.05%) Business Intelligence
2 137 (20.66%) ETL
3 107 (16.14%) Data Modelling
4 74 (11.16%) Analytics
5 63 (9.50%) Project Management
6 62 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 49 (7.39%) Business Analysis
10 36 (5.43%) Migration
11 31 (4.68%) ITIL
12 25 (3.77%) Data Migration
12 25 (3.77%) Data Management
13 24 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (3.47%) Dimensional Modelling
15 22 (3.32%) Information Management
16 20 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
16 20 (3.02%) Kimball Methodology
17 19 (2.87%) Physical Data Model
17 19 (2.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (39.37%) SQL
2 43 (6.49%) T-SQL
3 41 (6.18%) PL/SQL
4 26 (3.92%) VBA
5 20 (3.02%) Java
6 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.51%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.36%) C
9 7 (1.06%) C#
10 6 (0.90%) VB
11 4 (0.60%) Perl
11 4 (0.60%) PHP
11 4 (0.60%) R
12 3 (0.45%) ABAP
13 2 (0.30%) Python
13 2 (0.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.30%) Korn
13 2 (0.30%) C-shell
14 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.32%) Degree
4 7 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.60%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.60%) PMP
6 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.30%) ACCA
7 2 (0.30%) CIMA
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.92%) Solvency II
2 18 (2.71%) QA
3 10 (1.51%) GAAP
4 9 (1.36%) SLA
5 5 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (1.06%) ISA Server
2 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) Samba
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.30%) KVM
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas File System
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Control-M
2 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.30%) OpenView
2 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.15%) Netcool/Proviso
3 1 (0.15%) Netcool
3 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 166 (25.04%) IBM
2 135 (20.36%) Oracle
3 113 (17.04%) Microsoft
4 77 (11.61%) Business Objects
5 43 (6.49%) SAP
6 33 (4.98%) Informatica
7 22 (3.32%) Tableau
8 20 (3.02%) Netezza
8 20 (3.02%) Teradata
9 18 (2.71%) Hyperion
10 17 (2.56%) Sun
11 16 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (1.21%) Lotus
12 8 (1.21%) CODA
13 7 (1.06%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.75%) Norkom
14 5 (0.75%) Mantas
14 5 (0.75%) Actimize
14 5 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
South East
Scarlet Fraser Associates
Salary: £500-600/Day or £70-75k + package
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Cognitive Group
Rate: £350 - £475 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago