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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 332 287 272
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 328 376 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.57% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 212 223
Average daily rate
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£450 £445 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.07 £20.50 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +53.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.50 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.00 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -55 303 £450 - 102
London -47 164 £463 -6.32% 38
City of London +14 68 £463 -7.50% 10
South East -14 46 £400 - 17
East of England +16 27 £325 +26.82% 12
West Midlands +4 23 £463 +15.62% 8
Berkshire +23 17 £438 +10.75% 5
Essex - 17 £325 - 3
South West -1 16 £400 +14.28% 6
Scotland -12 13 £400 -3.03% 7
North West -16 13 £413 -2.94% 12
Surrey -3 11 £375 -0.66% 4
Docklands, London +1 9 £475 -25.49%
Coventry +16 8 £450 -
Hampshire 0 7 £450 -1.63% 1
Gloucestershire +3 6 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex -6 6 £406 - 4
Hertfordshire -7 6 £294 -17.54% 4
Chelmsford - 6 £388 -
Bristol +3 5 £348 -19.42% 3
Midlands +2 5 £550 -
Bracknell -2 5 £450 +15.38% 3
Crawley - 5 £413 - 3
Bedfordshire +12 4 £250 - 4
Warwickshire +1 4 £475 -
Northern Ireland +1 4 £155 -53.73%
Cheshire 0 4 £475 -
Glasgow -3 4 - - 2
Cheltenham -4 4 £400 +28.00%
Watford -6 4 £375 +42.85%

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (54.09%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (41.60%) SQL
3 275 (40.86%) Finance
4 225 (33.43%) Data Warehouse
5 165 (24.52%) IBM
6 153 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 146 (21.69%) ETL
8 145 (21.55%) Oracle
9 123 (18.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 118 (17.53%) Microsoft
11 111 (16.49%) Data Modelling
12 107 (15.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 101 (15.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 99 (14.71%) Cognos TM1
15 92 (13.67%) Cognos Report Studio
16 73 (10.85%) Business Objects
17 70 (10.40%) Analytics
18 68 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
19 67 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
20 63 (9.36%) MS Excel
20 63 (9.36%) Banking
20 63 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 61 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
22 60 (8.92%) QlikView
23 59 (8.77%) Project Management
24 52 (7.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 49 (7.28%) Business Analysis
25 49 (7.28%) Data Analysis
26 45 (6.69%) SharePoint
26 45 (6.69%) T-SQL

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 45 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.54%) SAS
3 16 (2.38%) IIS
4 10 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.19%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.59%) Apache
8 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.30%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 63 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.24%) MS Office
3 15 (2.23%) SPSS
4 14 (2.08%) MS Project
5 12 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 123 (18.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 99 (14.71%) Cognos TM1
3 16 (2.38%) ResourceLink
4 11 (1.63%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (1.04%) CODA-Financials
6 6 (0.89%) SunGard AvantGard
6 6 (0.89%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.74%) assyst
7 5 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.74%) Maximo
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
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%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.38%) Internet
2 13 (1.93%) Intranet
3 11 (1.63%) Extranet
4 8 (1.19%) FTP
5 7 (1.04%) SAN
5 7 (1.04%) NAS
6 5 (0.74%) WAN
7 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.45%) DNS
8 3 (0.45%) LAN
8 3 (0.45%) Firewall
9 2 (0.30%) FCoE
9 2 (0.30%) SSH
9 2 (0.30%) VLAN
9 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.30%) LDAP
10 1 (0.15%) HTTP
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) IPsec
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (33.43%) Data Warehouse
2 153 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 107 (15.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 101 (15.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 92 (13.67%) Cognos Report Studio
6 63 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (8.92%) QlikView
8 52 (7.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (5.35%) Relational Database
10 32 (4.75%) Oracle Database
11 31 (4.61%) DataStage
12 30 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (4.46%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 30 (4.46%) Cognos Transformer
13 29 (4.31%) Cognos Query Studio
13 29 (4.31%) Crystal Reports
14 28 (4.16%) OLAP
15 23 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (3.42%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.49%) Toad
3 6 (0.89%) ERwin
4 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
5 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) PROIV
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 275 (40.86%) Finance
2 63 (9.36%) Banking
3 42 (6.24%) Retail
4 14 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.93%) General Ledger
6 11 (1.63%) Marketing
7 8 (1.19%) Legal
8 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.89%) Law
10 5 (0.74%) Back Office
11 4 (0.59%) Front Office
11 4 (0.59%) International Banking
12 3 (0.45%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 230 (34.18%) Developer
2 208 (30.91%) Analyst
3 94 (13.97%) Cognos Developer
4 73 (10.85%) Business Analyst
5 58 (8.62%) TM1 Developer
6 54 (8.02%) Project Manager
7 51 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 50 (7.43%) Consultant
9 44 (6.54%) Architect
10 35 (5.20%) Support Analyst
11 33 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 30 (4.46%) Data Analyst
13 24 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
13 24 (3.57%) Report Developer
14 23 (3.42%) Cognos Consultant
15 21 (3.12%) Business Developer
15 21 (3.12%) Applications Support
15 21 (3.12%) SQL Developer
16 20 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 17 (2.53%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.12%) .NET
2 15 (2.23%) Web Services
3 12 (1.78%) XML
4 8 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.89%) HTML
6 5 (0.74%) JMS
7 4 (0.59%) Middleware
7 4 (0.59%) JSP
7 4 (0.59%) COM
7 4 (0.59%) J2EE
8 3 (0.45%) Servlets
8 3 (0.45%) CSS
8 3 (0.45%) JSTL
8 3 (0.45%) Spring
8 3 (0.45%) Ajax
8 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.30%) JSON
9 2 (0.30%) MDX
9 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.30%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.42%) Data Integration
4 16 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.63%) Visualisation
6 6 (0.89%) FMCG
6 6 (0.89%) Replication
6 6 (0.89%) Data Extraction
6 6 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.74%) Statistics
7 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.59%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.59%) NHS
8 4 (0.59%) Equities
8 4 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.35%) UNIX
2 28 (4.16%) Linux
3 23 (3.42%) Windows
4 7 (1.04%) Solaris
5 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.45%) AIX
7 2 (0.30%) HPUX
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.30%) SUSE
7 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (54.09%) Business Intelligence
2 146 (21.69%) ETL
3 111 (16.49%) Data Modelling
4 70 (10.40%) Analytics
5 68 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 59 (8.77%) Project Management
8 49 (7.28%) Data Analysis
8 49 (7.28%) Business Analysis
9 33 (4.90%) Migration
10 32 (4.75%) ITIL
11 28 (4.16%) Data Management
11 28 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (3.57%) Data Migration
13 22 (3.27%) Dimensional Modelling
13 22 (3.27%) Information Management
14 21 (3.12%) Change Management
14 21 (3.12%) Kimball Methodology
14 21 (3.12%) Physical Data Model
15 20 (2.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 280 (41.60%) SQL
2 45 (6.69%) T-SQL
3 43 (6.39%) PL/SQL
4 37 (5.50%) VBA
5 21 (3.12%) Java
6 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.19%) C
8 7 (1.04%) VB
9 6 (0.89%) C#
10 4 (0.59%) Perl
10 4 (0.59%) PHP
10 4 (0.59%) R
11 3 (0.45%) VBScript
11 3 (0.45%) ABAP
12 2 (0.30%) Python
12 2 (0.30%) Korn
12 2 (0.30%) C-shell
13 1 (0.15%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 27 (4.01%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.42%) Degree
3 15 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.04%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.59%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.59%) PMP
6 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.15%) MCP
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) ACCA
8 1 (0.15%) CIMA
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.97%) QA
1 20 (2.97%) Solvency II
2 10 (1.49%) GAAP
3 9 (1.34%) SLA
4 7 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (1.04%) ISA Server
2 5 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.59%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.30%) Samba
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.30%) KVM
4 2 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (0.74%) Control-M
1 5 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (0.74%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.30%) Oozie
3 2 (0.30%) OpenView
3 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool/Proviso
Vendors
1 165 (24.52%) IBM
2 145 (21.55%) Oracle
3 118 (17.53%) Microsoft
4 73 (10.85%) Business Objects
5 42 (6.24%) SAP
6 41 (6.09%) Informatica
7 30 (4.46%) Tableau
8 27 (4.01%) Netezza
9 22 (3.27%) Teradata
10 20 (2.97%) Sun
11 18 (2.67%) CODA
12 17 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (2.53%) Hyperion
13 10 (1.49%) Veritas
13 10 (1.49%) SunGard
14 8 (1.19%) Lotus
14 8 (1.19%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.04%) JD Edwards
16 6 (0.89%) Symantec
17 5 (0.74%) Ab Initio
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