The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 244 253 258
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Cognos 453 347 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.55% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 236 224
Average daily rate £400 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £324 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +13.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 381 £406 -9.72% 103
London +5 230 £420 -6.66% 65
South East -47 52 £450 +5.88% 5
Scotland +39 46 £400 +45.45% 8
City of London -46 42 £425 -5.55% 22
West Midlands +7 34 £413 -11.29% 9
Edinburgh - 26 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -2 20 £400 -3.03% 1
Berkshire -33 19 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham +3 17 £425 - 1
East of England -17 14 £338 -18.18% 6
North West -20 14 £325 - 5
Surrey -3 13 £350 -12.50% 2
Glasgow +21 12 £425 +54.54% 5
Reading +4 8 £500 +56.25%
County Antrim - 8 £353 -
Belfast - 8 £353 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £353 -
West Yorkshire -13 7 £388 +3.33% 1
South Yorkshire +5 6 £400 -11.11%
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £350 -33.33% 1
Liverpool - 6 £325 - 2
Leeds - 6 £394 - 1
Coventry - 6 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £363 +11.53%
Hampshire -2 5 £475 +20.15% 1
Hertfordshire -4 5 £235 - 2
Manchester -14 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £419 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 409 (51.64%) Business Intelligence
2 312 (39.39%) Finance
3 298 (37.63%) SQL
4 280 (35.35%) Data Warehouse
5 260 (32.83%) Oracle
6 195 (24.62%) SQL Server
7 192 (24.24%) ETL
8 167 (21.09%) Cognos TM1
9 152 (19.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 146 (18.43%) Banking
11 126 (15.91%) IBM
12 123 (15.53%) Data Modelling
13 121 (15.28%) Business Objects
14 94 (11.87%) SAP
15 87 (10.98%) DataStage
16 86 (10.86%) Project Management
17 85 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 81 (10.23%) Microsoft
19 70 (8.84%) Analytics
20 68 (8.59%) QlikView
21 66 (8.33%) Informatica
22 62 (7.83%) T-SQL
23 57 (7.20%) UNIX
23 57 (7.20%) Investment Banking
24 51 (6.44%) Relational Database
25 49 (6.19%) BusinessObjects
26 48 (6.06%) PL/SQL
27 47 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
28 46 (5.81%) Teradata
28 46 (5.81%) Oracle Database

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 32 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.03%) SAS
3 19 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.02%) IIS
5 13 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.38%) Sonic ESB
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.13%) Documentum
11 1 (0.13%) FileNet
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 38 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (2.53%) MS Office
4 17 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.76%) SPSS
5 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 167 (21.09%) Cognos TM1
2 152 (19.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 21 (2.65%) Cognos Controller
4 11 (1.39%) Cognos Planning
5 8 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.76%) Agresso
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.63%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.51%) HFM
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.38%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.38%) Maximo
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.38%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.38%) SaaS
2 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.89%) SAN
2 8 (1.01%) LAN
2 8 (1.01%) WAN
3 7 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.76%) Internet
5 5 (0.63%) Extranet
5 5 (0.63%) Intranet
6 3 (0.38%) NAS
6 3 (0.38%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) LDAP
8 1 (0.13%) SNMP
8 1 (0.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) FTP
8 1 (0.13%) SMTP
8 1 (0.13%) MPLS
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (35.35%) Data Warehouse
2 195 (24.62%) SQL Server
3 87 (10.98%) DataStage
4 85 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (8.59%) QlikView
6 51 (6.44%) Relational Database
7 49 (6.19%) BusinessObjects
8 46 (5.81%) Oracle Database
9 44 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (4.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 32 (4.04%) OLAP
11 31 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (3.41%) Cognos Powerplay
14 24 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
16 22 (2.78%) ReportNet
17 21 (2.65%) RDBMS
18 20 (2.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (2.15%) ERwin
2 14 (1.77%) Toad
3 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (1.14%) JIRA
4 5 (0.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.63%) FitNesse
5 3 (0.38%) Build Forge
5 3 (0.38%) TestNG
5 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.38%) JUnit
5 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (0.38%) Maven
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) JBehave
7 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 312 (39.39%) Finance
2 146 (18.43%) Banking
3 57 (7.20%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.53%) Retail
5 17 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.89%) Back Office
6 15 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.01%) Marketing
8 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.63%) Legal
11 3 (0.38%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Front Office
11 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
11 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 305 (38.51%) Developer
2 165 (20.83%) Analyst
3 147 (18.56%) Cognos Developer
4 85 (10.73%) Consultant
5 82 (10.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 61 (7.70%) Architect
7 52 (6.57%) Business Analyst
8 45 (5.68%) Cognos Consultant
9 44 (5.56%) Project Manager
10 41 (5.18%) TM1 Developer
11 37 (4.67%) Cognos BI Developer
12 32 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 32 (4.04%) Administrator
13 27 (3.41%) Business Intelligence Manager
14 24 (3.03%) DBA
14 24 (3.03%) Tester
15 23 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 21 (2.65%) Business Developer
16 21 (2.65%) DataStage Developer
17 20 (2.53%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.18%) .NET
2 23 (2.90%) ASP.NET
3 19 (2.40%) MDX
4 13 (1.64%) XML
5 12 (1.52%) Web Services
6 8 (1.01%) HTML
7 5 (0.63%) ODBC
7 5 (0.63%) SOAP
7 5 (0.63%) J2EE
7 5 (0.63%) Hibernate
7 5 (0.63%) Spring
8 4 (0.51%) DHTML
9 3 (0.38%) REST
9 3 (0.38%) Spring Integration
9 3 (0.38%) HTML5
9 3 (0.38%) Ehcache
9 3 (0.38%) CSS
9 3 (0.38%) EDI
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.79%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.02%) NHS
3 14 (1.77%) Replication
4 9 (1.14%) Visualisation
4 9 (1.14%) Data Integration
5 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 7 (0.88%) Thin Client
5 7 (0.88%) Economics
5 7 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 6 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.63%) IVR
7 5 (0.63%) Derivative
8 4 (0.51%) PMI
9 3 (0.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.38%) Statistics
10 2 (0.25%) Life Science
10 2 (0.25%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.20%) UNIX
2 38 (4.80%) Windows
3 18 (2.27%) Linux
4 11 (1.39%) Solaris
4 11 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.25%) AIX
7 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (51.64%) Business Intelligence
2 192 (24.24%) ETL
3 123 (15.53%) Data Modelling
4 86 (10.86%) Project Management
5 70 (8.84%) Analytics
6 47 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (5.43%) ITIL
8 41 (5.18%) Kimball Methodology
9 40 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 36 (4.55%) Scrum
11 35 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (4.29%) Change Management
13 33 (4.17%) Data Management
14 31 (3.91%) Migration
15 29 (3.66%) PRINCE2
15 29 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (3.16%) Data Analysis
17 24 (3.03%) Workflow
18 22 (2.78%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 298 (37.63%) SQL
2 62 (7.83%) T-SQL
3 48 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 36 (4.55%) VBA
5 22 (2.78%) VB
6 18 (2.27%) Java
7 11 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.26%) VBScript
9 9 (1.14%) C#
10 6 (0.76%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.51%) C
11 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.38%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) PHP
13 2 (0.25%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.25%) Python
14 1 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (4.17%) Degree
2 18 (2.27%) ISEB
2 18 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.76%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.25%) CFA
7 2 (0.25%) MBA
7 2 (0.25%) PMP
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.13%) OCP
8 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.13%) ACCA
8 1 (0.13%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.04%) QA
2 7 (0.88%) SLA
3 6 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.63%) GAAP
4 5 (0.63%) TickIT
5 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) FINREP
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.88%) Terminal Services
3 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.88%) ARCserve
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.38%) Control-M
5 2 (0.25%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.13%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 260 (32.83%) Oracle
2 126 (15.91%) IBM
3 121 (15.28%) Business Objects
4 94 (11.87%) SAP
5 81 (10.23%) Microsoft
6 66 (8.33%) Informatica
7 46 (5.81%) Teradata
8 19 (2.40%) MicroStrategy
9 18 (2.27%) Hyperion
10 17 (2.15%) Tableau
11 14 (1.77%) Siebel
12 13 (1.64%) JD Edwards
13 9 (1.14%) Sybase
13 9 (1.14%) VMware
14 7 (0.88%) Intel
15 6 (0.76%) Applix
15 6 (0.76%) Sun
16 5 (0.63%) SolarWinds
16 5 (0.63%) Citrix
16 5 (0.63%) Websense
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