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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 360 307 319
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +12
Contract jobs citing Cognos 297 353 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 1.39% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 174 184
Average daily rate
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£425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £15.26 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £24.50 £44.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.60%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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 -45 260 £425 -5.55% 103
London -60 112 £438 -7.89% 40
South East -12 44 £425 +2.40% 18
East of England +24 39 £394 +36.95% 9
City of London -27 29 £475 - 12
Essex +15 21 £388 -3.12% 3
Berkshire +9 20 £450 +26.76% 4
South West -6 18 £488 +14.70% 10
North West -24 17 £450 +5.88% 12
West Midlands +14 16 £575 - 5
Scotland -11 16 £400 - 5
Glasgow +5 11 £363 -4.60% 2
South Yorkshire -8 11 £325 -18.75% 1
Yorkshire -24 11 £325 -20.73% 6
Hampshire -7 10 £550 +15.78% 9
Bedfordshire +21 8 £575 - 1
Surrey +2 8 £356 -5.00% 2
Hertfordshire -1 8 £425 +102.38% 4
Merseyside -2 8 £425 - 1
Wales -5 8 £318 -2.30% 1
South Wales -10 8 £318 -2.30% 1
Sheffield -11 8 £325 -18.75% 1
Liverpool - 8 £425 - 1
Cardiff -11 7 £318 -2.30% 1
Somerset - 6 £488 -
Luton - 6 £575 -
Slough - 5 - -
Watford - 5 - - 3
Coventry - 5 £575 - 1
Belfast +7 4 £285 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 359 (55.75%) Business Intelligence
2 295 (45.81%) SQL
3 277 (43.01%) Finance
4 243 (37.73%) Data Warehouse
5 176 (27.33%) ETL
6 166 (25.78%) SQL Server
7 158 (24.53%) Oracle
8 126 (19.57%) IBM
9 111 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 107 (16.61%) Data Modelling
11 96 (14.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 90 (13.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 87 (13.51%) BusinessObjects
14 76 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
15 71 (11.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 70 (10.87%) Cognos Report Studio
16 70 (10.87%) Cognos TM1
17 61 (9.47%) Analytics
18 60 (9.32%) Informatica
19 59 (9.16%) Project Management
20 55 (8.54%) QlikView
21 54 (8.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 53 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 53 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
23 50 (7.76%) MS Excel
24 49 (7.61%) Banking
25 47 (7.30%) T-SQL
26 43 (6.68%) SAP
27 42 (6.52%) Tableau

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (6.37%) SAS
2 38 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.33%) IIS
4 10 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.24%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.24%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.78%) Apache
7 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.62%) CICS
9 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.47%) JBoss
9 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.31%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.43%) MS Office
3 13 (2.02%) MS Project
4 12 (1.86%) SPSS
5 7 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 90 (13.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 70 (10.87%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (2.02%) CODA-Financials
4 12 (1.86%) Cognos Planning
5 11 (1.71%) ResourceLink
6 9 (1.40%) Cognos Controller
7 6 (0.93%) SunGard AvantGard
8 5 (0.78%) assyst
8 5 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.47%) Maximo
11 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.31%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.02%) Intranet
2 11 (1.71%) Extranet
3 10 (1.55%) Internet
4 7 (1.09%) NAS
4 7 (1.09%) SAN
5 5 (0.78%) WAN
6 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.62%) DNS
7 3 (0.47%) LDAP
7 3 (0.47%) LAN
7 3 (0.47%) FTP
7 3 (0.47%) HTTP
8 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) SSH
8 2 (0.31%) VLAN
8 2 (0.31%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.31%) FCoE
9 1 (0.16%) IPsec
9 1 (0.16%) MPLS
9 1 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (37.73%) Data Warehouse
2 166 (25.78%) SQL Server
3 96 (14.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (13.51%) BusinessObjects
5 71 (11.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 70 (10.87%) Cognos Report Studio
7 55 (8.54%) QlikView
8 54 (8.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (5.43%) DataStage
10 35 (5.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 35 (5.43%) Oracle Database
11 33 (5.12%) Relational Database
11 33 (5.12%) Crystal Reports
12 32 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (4.50%) Cognos Transformer
14 27 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 27 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (3.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Toad
2 14 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.40%) ERwin
4 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.31%) Subversion
5 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.16%) PROIV
General
1 277 (43.01%) Finance
2 49 (7.61%) Banking
3 34 (5.28%) Retail
4 11 (1.71%) General Ledger
5 10 (1.55%) Marketing
5 10 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.24%) Law
7 6 (0.93%) Legal
8 4 (0.62%) Front Office
8 4 (0.62%) Billing
8 4 (0.62%) International Banking
9 3 (0.47%) French Language
9 3 (0.47%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 215 (33.39%) Analyst
2 190 (29.50%) Developer
3 84 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 72 (11.18%) Cognos Developer
5 58 (9.01%) Project Manager
6 47 (7.30%) Architect
7 43 (6.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 42 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 38 (5.90%) Consultant
10 35 (5.43%) TM1 Developer
11 34 (5.28%) Support Analyst
12 31 (4.81%) Data Analyst
13 26 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
14 24 (3.73%) Cognos Consultant
15 23 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
16 20 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
16 20 (3.11%) Applications Support
17 19 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
18 16 (2.48%) Business Developer
18 16 (2.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.95%) .NET
1 19 (2.95%) Web Services
2 12 (1.86%) XML
3 11 (1.71%) MDX
4 10 (1.55%) Middleware
5 9 (1.40%) JMS
5 9 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.24%) J2EE
7 7 (1.09%) Spring
8 5 (0.78%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.62%) COM
10 3 (0.47%) BAPI
10 3 (0.47%) JSP
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.31%) JSON
11 2 (0.31%) HTML
11 2 (0.31%) EJB
12 1 (0.16%) XSLT
12 1 (0.16%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.73%) Data Integration
4 12 (1.86%) Visualisation
4 12 (1.86%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.71%) Statistics
6 8 (1.24%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.93%) Replication
7 6 (0.93%) Neural Network
8 5 (0.78%) Economics
8 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.78%) Data Extraction
8 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.62%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.62%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.47%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (0.47%) PMI
10 3 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.97%) UNIX
2 28 (4.35%) Windows
3 23 (3.57%) Linux
4 7 (1.09%) Solaris
5 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.62%) AIX
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.31%) SUSE
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.31%) HPUX
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (55.75%) Business Intelligence
2 176 (27.33%) ETL
3 107 (16.61%) Data Modelling
4 76 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (9.47%) Analytics
6 59 (9.16%) Project Management
7 53 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (6.37%) Data Analysis
8 41 (6.37%) Business Analysis
9 37 (5.75%) Migration
10 33 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (4.81%) SDLC
12 29 (4.50%) ITIL
13 28 (4.35%) Data Management
14 27 (4.19%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.19%) Physical Data Model
15 25 (3.88%) Kimball Methodology
15 25 (3.88%) Waterfall
16 23 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (3.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 295 (45.81%) SQL
2 47 (7.30%) T-SQL
3 39 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 39 (6.06%) VBA
4 18 (2.80%) Java
5 13 (2.02%) VB
6 12 (1.86%) R
7 9 (1.40%) C
8 7 (1.09%) C#
9 6 (0.93%) Perl
10 4 (0.62%) COBOL
11 3 (0.47%) Python
11 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.47%) VB6
11 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.47%) VBScript
12 2 (0.31%) C-shell
12 2 (0.31%) Korn
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (3.42%) Degree
2 17 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.78%) ISEB
5 5 (0.78%) IBM Certification
6 4 (0.62%) PMP
6 4 (0.62%) CIMA
7 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CCAB
8 2 (0.31%) AAT
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) ACCA
8 2 (0.31%) CIPFA
9 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.80%) QA
2 14 (2.17%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.47%) SLA
6 2 (0.31%) GAAP
6 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (1.09%) ISA Server
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.62%) Veritas File System
3 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.31%) Samba
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.31%) KVM
4 2 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.24%) Control-M
2 7 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.78%) Oozie
3 5 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.31%) OpenView
5 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.16%) Netcool/Proviso
6 1 (0.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 158 (24.53%) Oracle
2 126 (19.57%) IBM
3 111 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 60 (9.32%) Informatica
5 43 (6.68%) SAP
6 42 (6.52%) Tableau
7 35 (5.43%) Netezza
8 32 (4.97%) Teradata
9 30 (4.66%) MicroStrategy
10 26 (4.04%) CODA
11 19 (2.95%) Hyperion
12 12 (1.86%) Veritas
12 12 (1.86%) Sun
13 11 (1.71%) SunGard
14 9 (1.40%) HP
15 8 (1.24%) Lotus
15 8 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.24%) Ab Initio
16 7 (1.09%) Birst
16 7 (1.09%) JD Edwards
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