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 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 313 258 248
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -10
Contract jobs citing Cognos 308 376 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 1.63% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 228 220
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £527 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £14.29 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £19.24 £126.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 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
England -49 277 £425 +3.03% 108
London -16 163 £438 +9.37% 44
City of London +24 43 £425 -2.85% 13
South East -65 40 £375 -18.91% 22
North West +3 27 £400 +18.51% 11
Scotland -14 15 £363 -9.37% 1
Hampshire -5 13 £425 -12.82% 5
West Midlands -17 13 £438 +2.94% 5
East of England +7 11 £375 +15.38% 5
Surrey -4 11 £365 -2.66% 5
Yorkshire -21 11 £375 -6.25% 2
Glasgow -5 10 £388 +3.46% 1
South Yorkshire +4 8 £406 +1.56% 1
Merseyside -8 8 £356 +9.61% 5
Bedfordshire -2 5 £425 +21.42% 3
Liverpool -5 5 £400 +23.07% 3
South West -7 5 £444 +36.53% 14
Berkshire -37 5 £400 -20.00% 4
Manchester -15 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Hertfordshire +7 3 £375 +40.18% 2
Birmingham 0 3 £438 +16.66% 3
East Midlands -1 3 £425 +53.84% 3
East Sussex -2 3 £420 -
Brighton -4 3 £420 -
Wales -11 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Cheshire -1 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Coventry -6 2 £325 -27.77%
South Wales -6 2 £350 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh -11 2 £338 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 367 (54.86%) Business Intelligence
2 257 (38.42%) Finance
3 249 (37.22%) SQL
4 204 (30.49%) Data Warehouse
5 165 (24.66%) IBM
6 160 (23.92%) SQL Server
7 141 (21.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 121 (18.09%) Oracle
9 115 (17.19%) ETL
10 111 (16.59%) Data Modelling
11 109 (16.29%) Cognos TM1
12 108 (16.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 104 (15.55%) Banking
14 95 (14.20%) Microsoft
14 95 (14.20%) Cognos Report Studio
15 93 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 86 (12.86%) Business Objects
17 74 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
18 70 (10.46%) Project Management
19 69 (10.31%) QlikView
20 68 (10.16%) Security Cleared
20 68 (10.16%) Analytics
21 65 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
22 57 (8.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 56 (8.37%) SC Cleared
24 55 (8.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
25 54 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
26 52 (7.77%) OLAP
27 51 (7.62%) Data Analysis
28 48 (7.17%) Cognos Query Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 40 (5.98%) SAS
2 21 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (1.35%) IIS
6 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.60%) FileNet
7 4 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.45%) Apache
8 3 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.33%) MS Office
3 27 (4.04%) SPSS
4 13 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.05%) MS Project
7 6 (0.90%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 141 (21.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 109 (16.29%) Cognos TM1
3 20 (2.99%) ResourceLink
4 16 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.90%) Cognos Planning
5 6 (0.90%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (0.75%) Agresso
6 5 (0.75%) Summit
7 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.60%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.45%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.30%) Maximo
9 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.30%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.45%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.15%) Responsys
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.64%) HTTP
1 11 (1.64%) DNS
2 10 (1.49%) LAN
2 10 (1.49%) WAN
3 9 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.20%) FTP
5 6 (0.90%) Internet
6 4 (0.60%) Firewall
7 3 (0.45%) SSL
7 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.45%) Broadband
7 3 (0.45%) SMTP
7 3 (0.45%) CTI
8 2 (0.30%) SAN
9 1 (0.15%) NAS
9 1 (0.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (30.49%) Data Warehouse
2 160 (23.92%) SQL Server
3 108 (16.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 95 (14.20%) Cognos Report Studio
5 93 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (10.31%) QlikView
7 57 (8.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (8.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 52 (7.77%) OLAP
10 48 (7.17%) Cognos Query Studio
11 37 (5.53%) Cognos Transformer
12 33 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (4.63%) DataStage
14 25 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (3.44%) Relational Database
16 22 (3.29%) Oracle Database
17 21 (3.14%) Data Mining
17 21 (3.14%) Crystal Reports
18 20 (2.99%) DB2
19 19 (2.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.20%) ERwin
2 6 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (0.60%) JMeter
3 4 (0.60%) Toad
3 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.30%) JIRA
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
General
1 257 (38.42%) Finance
2 104 (15.55%) Banking
3 35 (5.23%) Retail
4 27 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.64%) Marketing
6 10 (1.49%) Legal
6 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.90%) Back Office
9 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) International Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 243 (36.32%) Developer
2 175 (26.16%) Analyst
3 129 (19.28%) Cognos Developer
4 68 (10.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 66 (9.87%) Business Analyst
6 57 (8.52%) Consultant
7 51 (7.62%) Architect
8 44 (6.58%) Data Analyst
9 43 (6.43%) TM1 Developer
10 42 (6.28%) Project Manager
11 34 (5.08%) Cognos BI Developer
12 28 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 26 (3.89%) Business Developer
14 24 (3.59%) Cognos Consultant
15 21 (3.14%) Support Analyst
16 17 (2.54%) Data Architect
17 16 (2.39%) Report Developer
18 15 (2.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 15 (2.24%) Test Analyst
18 15 (2.24%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.24%) .NET
2 14 (2.09%) XML
3 12 (1.79%) HTML
4 8 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.05%) JSP
5 7 (1.05%) Web Services
6 6 (0.90%) MDX
6 6 (0.90%) ODBC
6 6 (0.90%) CSS
7 4 (0.60%) JSTL
7 4 (0.60%) Ajax
7 4 (0.60%) JDBC
7 4 (0.60%) Servlets
7 4 (0.60%) SOAP
8 2 (0.30%) jQuery
8 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.30%) Middleware
8 2 (0.30%) Flash
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.29%) Management Information System
2 22 (3.29%) Data Integration
3 15 (2.24%) Data Structures
4 10 (1.49%) FMCG
5 7 (1.05%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.05%) Statistics
6 6 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.75%) NHS
7 5 (0.75%) Equities
8 4 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.45%) iSeries
9 3 (0.45%) Social Media
9 3 (0.45%) PMI
9 3 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.53%) Linux
2 35 (5.23%) Windows
3 31 (4.63%) UNIX
4 17 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.35%) 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%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (54.86%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (17.19%) ETL
3 111 (16.59%) Data Modelling
4 70 (10.46%) Project Management
5 68 (10.16%) Analytics
6 65 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (7.62%) Data Analysis
9 47 (7.03%) Business Analysis
10 42 (6.28%) Migration
11 36 (5.38%) Kimball Methodology
12 25 (3.74%) Data Migration
12 25 (3.74%) ITIL
13 24 (3.59%) Change Management
14 23 (3.44%) Data Management
15 22 (3.29%) Dimensional Modelling
16 20 (2.99%) Data Architecture
17 19 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (2.69%) ERP
19 16 (2.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 249 (37.22%) SQL
2 38 (5.68%) T-SQL
3 34 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 26 (3.89%) Java
5 25 (3.74%) VBA
6 13 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.35%) Perl
9 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.05%) C
10 7 (1.05%) C#
11 6 (0.90%) VB
12 5 (0.75%) PHP
13 4 (0.60%) ABAP
14 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.45%) SAS Macro
15 2 (0.30%) VBScript
15 2 (0.30%) RPG
16 1 (0.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.94%) Degree
4 11 (1.64%) VCP4
5 10 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.75%) ISEB
8 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.45%) MBA
10 1 (0.15%) CBAP
10 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.15%) PMP
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) OCP
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ACCA
10 1 (0.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.39%) Solvency II
2 12 (1.79%) GAAP
3 11 (1.64%) QA
4 9 (1.35%) SLA
5 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) Basel III
6 2 (0.30%) COREP
6 2 (0.30%) FINREP
7 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) P3O
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.90%) 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%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 165 (24.66%) IBM
2 121 (18.09%) Oracle
3 95 (14.20%) Microsoft
4 86 (12.86%) Business Objects
5 41 (6.13%) SAP
6 26 (3.89%) Teradata
7 23 (3.44%) Informatica
8 18 (2.69%) Hyperion
9 17 (2.54%) Sun
10 16 (2.39%) Tableau
11 13 (1.94%) MicroStrategy
12 12 (1.79%) Sybase
13 10 (1.49%) ILOG
14 7 (1.05%) Applix
15 6 (0.90%) Netezza
15 6 (0.90%) CODA
16 5 (0.75%) HP
16 5 (0.75%) Lotus
16 5 (0.75%) i2
16 5 (0.75%) Cisco
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Wight
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £570 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago