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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
UK
Rank 441 358 309
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -49
Contract jobs citing Cognos 153 285 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 1.32% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 182 179
Median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £525 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £69.07 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.70% -1.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £69.07 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-66.70% -1.32%

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
20361 21578 23065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.51% 43.26% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12457 12656 13574
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 761 864 1026
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -99 140 £450 +5.88% 47
London -99 53 £475 +11.76% 23
South East +19 38 £388 -9.88% 10
West Midlands -16 16 £380 -15.55% 5
City of London -14 12 £475 -5.00% 9
Birmingham +10 11 £369 -18.05% 1
West Sussex +11 10 £525 +27.27%
Kent +4 9 £370 +13.84%
East Midlands +1 9 £365 -18.88% 1
Scotland - 9 £400 - 1
North West +17 8 £400 - 4
South West +18 7 £488 +42.33% 1
Crawley +17 7 £525 +27.27%
Berkshire -3 7 £318 -24.85% 1
Manchester +13 5 £394 +10.52% 4
West Yorkshire +13 5 £525 +6.06% 1
Yorkshire +9 5 £525 +6.06% 2
Leeds +5 5 £525 +6.06% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £313 -16.66% 5
Bracknell - 5 £310 -
Hampshire +17 4 £488 -
Surrey +11 4 £483 -1.02% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £450 - 1
Nottingham +3 4 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £400 -
Derbyshire +5 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Folkestone - 3 £350 -
High Wycombe - 3 £200 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £405 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 227 (59.58%) Business Intelligence
2 146 (38.32%) Finance
3 141 (37.01%) SQL
4 116 (30.45%) Data Warehouse
5 106 (27.82%) SQL Server
6 98 (25.72%) Data Modelling
7 94 (24.67%) ETL
8 78 (20.47%) Oracle
9 74 (19.42%) Microsoft
10 68 (17.85%) Analytics
11 65 (17.06%) Tableau
12 62 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (16.27%) BusinessObjects
12 62 (16.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 60 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 59 (15.49%) Cognos TM1
14 59 (15.49%) QlikView
15 52 (13.65%) SAP
16 50 (13.12%) MS Excel
16 50 (13.12%) IBM
17 46 (12.07%) Banking
18 45 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
19 43 (11.29%) Informatica
20 40 (10.50%) Data Management
21 38 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 34 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
22 34 (8.92%) Project Management
23 31 (8.14%) Migration
23 31 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
24 28 (7.35%) Teradata

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 23 (6.04%) SAS
2 14 (3.67%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.15%) Apache Pig
3 12 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.57%) FileNet
4 6 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.31%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.05%) Apache
6 4 (1.05%) IIS
7 3 (0.79%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) Luigi
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 50 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.94%) MS Office
3 8 (2.10%) SPSS
4 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.05%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 62 (16.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 59 (15.49%) Cognos TM1
3 12 (3.15%) SAP ERP
4 8 (2.10%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.57%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (1.57%) WebTrends
7 5 (1.31%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.79%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.52%) HFM
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.31%) Google Tag Manager
2 5 (1.31%) Office 365
3 4 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.62%) HTTP
2 5 (1.31%) FTP
3 4 (1.05%) Firewall
3 4 (1.05%) Internet
4 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.79%) LDAP
4 3 (0.79%) NAS
4 3 (0.79%) SAN
4 3 (0.79%) SSH
5 2 (0.52%) Network Security
5 2 (0.52%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (30.45%) Data Warehouse
2 106 (27.82%) SQL Server
3 62 (16.27%) BusinessObjects
4 60 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (15.49%) QlikView
6 38 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (6.56%) Big Data
7 25 (6.56%) Power BI
8 24 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (5.77%) Hadoop
10 22 (5.77%) Oracle Database
10 22 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (5.51%) Cognos Report Studio
11 21 (5.51%) Relational Database
12 19 (4.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 19 (4.99%) DataStage
13 18 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (4.46%) Cognos Query Studio
15 16 (4.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.31%) Toad
3 3 (0.79%) Selenium
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.52%) ERwin
4 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.52%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (38.32%) Finance
2 46 (12.07%) Banking
3 17 (4.46%) Marketing
4 13 (3.41%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.41%) Retail
5 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.84%) Back Office
7 5 (1.31%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Advertising
8 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
9 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (38.58%) Developer
2 93 (24.41%) Analyst
3 77 (20.21%) Cognos Developer
4 46 (12.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 43 (11.29%) Architect
6 30 (7.87%) Cognos BI Developer
6 30 (7.87%) Data Analyst
7 28 (7.35%) SQL Developer
8 27 (7.09%) Business Analyst
9 25 (6.56%) Consultant
10 23 (6.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 22 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (4.72%) Data Manager
13 16 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 16 (4.20%) Business Manager
14 14 (3.67%) Report Developer
15 13 (3.41%) SQL Analyst
16 12 (3.15%) Analyst Developer
16 12 (3.15%) Business Developer
17 11 (2.89%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.67%) .NET
2 12 (3.15%) HTML
2 12 (3.15%) XML
3 11 (2.89%) Web Services
4 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.31%) MDX
5 5 (1.31%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.05%) JSON
7 3 (0.79%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.79%) D3.js
7 3 (0.79%) J2EE
7 3 (0.79%) JSP
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.79%) SOAP
8 2 (0.52%) CSS
8 2 (0.52%) EJB
8 2 (0.52%) WSDL
8 2 (0.52%) XSD
8 2 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.51%) Visualisation
4 15 (3.94%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.36%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.84%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.57%) Statistics
9 5 (1.31%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.31%) Replication
9 5 (1.31%) Social Media
9 5 (1.31%) Streaming Video
9 5 (1.31%) User Experience
10 4 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.79%) Clustering
11 3 (0.79%) Data Conversion
11 3 (0.79%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.79%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.46%) Windows
2 12 (3.15%) Linux
3 8 (2.10%) Unix
4 7 (1.84%) Solaris
4 7 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.79%) AIX
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (59.58%) Business Intelligence
2 98 (25.72%) Data Modelling
3 94 (24.67%) ETL
4 68 (17.85%) Analytics
5 45 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (10.50%) Data Management
7 34 (8.92%) Project Management
7 34 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (8.14%) Migration
8 31 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (6.04%) ERP
10 20 (5.25%) Business Analysis
11 19 (4.99%) Data Analysis
11 19 (4.99%) ITIL
12 18 (4.72%) Waterfall
13 17 (4.46%) Six Sigma
14 16 (4.20%) Data Migration
14 16 (4.20%) Data Transformation
14 16 (4.20%) Web Analytics
15 15 (3.94%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 141 (37.01%) SQL
2 26 (6.82%) T-SQL
3 20 (5.25%) PL/SQL
4 18 (4.72%) Java
5 13 (3.41%) Python
6 11 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.62%) VB
8 8 (2.10%) C
8 8 (2.10%) C#
8 8 (2.10%) R
9 7 (1.84%) VBA
10 5 (1.31%) Perl
10 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.52%) Korn
11 2 (0.52%) Scala
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (5.25%) Degree
2 12 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) ISEB
4 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.05%) SLA
5 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) Basel II
7 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.36%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.57%) Oozie
2 4 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.79%) OpenView
3 3 (0.79%) vRealize
4 2 (0.52%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (20.47%) Oracle
2 74 (19.42%) Microsoft
3 65 (17.06%) Tableau
4 52 (13.65%) SAP
5 50 (13.12%) IBM
6 43 (11.29%) Informatica
7 28 (7.35%) Teradata
8 18 (4.72%) Hyperion
9 14 (3.67%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (2.62%) Netezza
11 9 (2.36%) Adobe
12 8 (2.10%) Google
12 8 (2.10%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.84%) Talend
14 6 (1.57%) CODA
14 6 (1.57%) VMware
15 5 (1.31%) Lotus
15 5 (1.31%) Sun
15 5 (1.31%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.05%) Omniture
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £270 - 360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £393.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £14 to £19 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Washington Frank
Rate: £400 - £401 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago