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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 297 291 291
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 351 339 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 1.42% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 200 176
Average daily rate
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£420 £436 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
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 £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -32 320 £425 -2.85% 61
London -12 158 £450 - 29
South East -14 67 £378 -10.11% 9
North West +34 45 £450 +28.57% 7
City of London -6 26 £460 +3.37% 12
Hampshire +6 25 £433 +8.12% 2
Berkshire +13 22 £375 -34.78% 1
Merseyside - 21 £502 - 1
East Midlands +7 15 £400 +26.98% 1
Scotland +6 15 £400 +23.07% 4
Manchester +3 14 £333 -5.00% 3
Liverpool - 14 £502 - 1
Reading +24 10 £380 -
Glasgow +4 10 £400 +10.34% 2
Yorkshire -5 10 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England -21 10 £375 -6.83% 6
South West -26 10 £463 +22.51% 4
West Midlands -28 9 £425 - 3
Nottingham - 8 £435 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £435 - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 6 £375 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £381 - 2
Coventry -15 6 £350 -22.26% 2
South Wales -15 6 £350 - 5
Wales -23 6 £350 - 5
Milton Keynes - 5 £381 - 1
Derbyshire +18 4 £400 -
Cardiff -8 4 £338 - 3
Surrey -15 4 £410 -2.38% 2

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 390 (55.40%) Business Intelligence
2 276 (39.20%) SQL
3 272 (38.64%) Finance
4 251 (35.65%) Data Warehouse
5 178 (25.28%) SQL Server
6 163 (23.15%) ETL
7 152 (21.59%) Oracle
8 135 (19.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 124 (17.61%) IBM
10 119 (16.90%) Banking
11 117 (16.62%) Cognos TM1
12 104 (14.77%) Microsoft
13 103 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 99 (14.06%) Data Modelling
15 91 (12.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 89 (12.64%) Cognos Report Studio
17 88 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
18 84 (11.93%) Business Objects
19 70 (9.94%) QlikView
19 70 (9.94%) Project Management
20 68 (9.66%) OLAP
21 63 (8.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 63 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
22 57 (8.10%) Security Cleared
23 55 (7.81%) Analytics
23 55 (7.81%) SAP
24 51 (7.24%) Cognos Analysis Studio
25 50 (7.10%) Data Analysis
26 49 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
27 48 (6.82%) PL/SQL

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (6.39%) SAS
2 31 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.56%) IIS
5 10 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.43%) Apache
7 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.28%) FileNet
8 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.28%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.55%) SPSS
3 23 (3.27%) MS Office
4 11 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.71%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.57%) MS Project
8 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 135 (19.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 117 (16.62%) Cognos TM1
3 14 (1.99%) ResourceLink
4 13 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.42%) SAP PS
6 7 (0.99%) Agresso
7 6 (0.85%) Summit
8 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.71%) Cognos Controller
9 4 (0.57%) CODA-Financials
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.57%) Cognos Planning
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.28%) BPCS
11 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.43%) SaaS
1 3 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.14%) Responsys
2 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.99%) WAN
1 14 (1.99%) HTTP
1 14 (1.99%) LAN
2 12 (1.70%) DNS
3 10 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.99%) FTP
5 3 (0.43%) VoIP
5 3 (0.43%) Broadband
5 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.43%) SSL
5 3 (0.43%) SMTP
5 3 (0.43%) SAN
5 3 (0.43%) Firewall
5 3 (0.43%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) NAS
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) PBX
6 1 (0.14%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (35.65%) Data Warehouse
2 178 (25.28%) SQL Server
3 103 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (12.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 89 (12.64%) Cognos Report Studio
6 70 (9.94%) QlikView
7 68 (9.66%) OLAP
8 63 (8.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (7.24%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 44 (6.25%) DataStage
11 41 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (5.40%) Cognos Transformer
13 37 (5.26%) Cognos Query Studio
14 30 (4.26%) Relational Database
15 28 (3.98%) Data Mart
16 24 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (3.27%) RDBMS
18 22 (3.13%) Spotfire
18 22 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (1.99%) ERwin
2 8 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (0.85%) JMeter
3 6 (0.85%) JIRA
3 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.43%) Toad
6 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.14%) Introscope
General
1 272 (38.64%) Finance
2 119 (16.90%) Banking
3 38 (5.40%) Retail
4 30 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.56%) Legal
6 11 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.99%) Marketing
9 6 (0.85%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.43%) Front Office
12 3 (0.43%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (37.07%) Developer
2 191 (27.13%) Analyst
3 124 (17.61%) Cognos Developer
4 81 (11.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 67 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 60 (8.52%) Consultant
7 53 (7.53%) Data Analyst
8 47 (6.68%) Architect
9 36 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 36 (5.11%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.69%) Cognos BI Developer
11 32 (4.55%) TM1 Developer
12 31 (4.40%) Project Manager
13 25 (3.55%) Data Warehouse Analyst
14 23 (3.27%) Cognos Consultant
15 21 (2.98%) Business Developer
16 16 (2.27%) SAS Developer
17 14 (1.99%) Test Analyst
18 12 (1.70%) Report Analyst
18 12 (1.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.41%) XML
2 22 (3.13%) MDX
3 20 (2.84%) .NET
4 15 (2.13%) HTML
5 10 (1.42%) CSS
6 8 (1.14%) Web Services
7 6 (0.85%) ODBC
7 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.71%) SOAP
8 5 (0.71%) JSP
9 4 (0.57%) Middleware
9 4 (0.57%) JDBC
9 4 (0.57%) REST
10 3 (0.43%) jQuery
11 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.28%) HTML5
12 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.14%) JAX-RS
12 1 (0.14%) Java EE 5
12 1 (0.14%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.97%) Data Integration
3 19 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 17 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.56%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.14%) Statistics
7 7 (0.99%) FMCG
8 6 (0.85%) NHS
8 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.57%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.57%) CMDB
10 4 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.57%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.43%) Social Media
11 3 (0.43%) iSeries
11 3 (0.43%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.68%) Windows
2 26 (3.69%) UNIX
3 25 (3.55%) Linux
4 18 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.57%) Solaris
9 3 (0.43%) CentOS
10 2 (0.28%) VMS
10 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (55.40%) Business Intelligence
2 163 (23.15%) ETL
3 99 (14.06%) Data Modelling
4 70 (9.94%) Project Management
5 63 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (7.81%) Analytics
7 50 (7.10%) Data Analysis
8 49 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (5.40%) Migration
10 36 (5.11%) Kimball Methodology
10 36 (5.11%) Business Analysis
11 32 (4.55%) Data Management
12 28 (3.98%) Change Management
13 27 (3.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (3.69%) Dimensional Modelling
15 24 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
16 22 (3.13%) ERP
17 21 (2.98%) ITIL
18 20 (2.84%) Scrum
19 19 (2.70%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 276 (39.20%) SQL
2 48 (6.82%) PL/SQL
3 47 (6.68%) T-SQL
4 26 (3.69%) VBA
5 22 (3.13%) Java
6 10 (1.42%) VB
6 10 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.28%) SAS Macro
8 8 (1.14%) Perl
8 8 (1.14%) C#
9 6 (0.85%) C
10 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.57%) PHP
11 3 (0.43%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.43%) VBScript
12 2 (0.28%) Python
12 2 (0.28%) RPG
12 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 57 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 47 (6.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.84%) Degree
4 9 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.14%) ISEB
6 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.43%) MBA
9 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.14%) CBAP
10 1 (0.14%) OCP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CIMA
10 1 (0.14%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.70%) Solvency II
2 10 (1.42%) CDISC
3 9 (1.28%) QA
4 8 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.85%) GAAP
6 4 (0.57%) SLA
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) P3O
8 2 (0.28%) COREP
8 2 (0.28%) FINREP
8 2 (0.28%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.28%) XenServer
3 1 (0.14%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (0.57%) Netcool
2 4 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (0.57%) Control-M
3 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 152 (21.59%) Oracle
2 124 (17.61%) IBM
3 104 (14.77%) Microsoft
4 84 (11.93%) Business Objects
5 55 (7.81%) SAP
6 38 (5.40%) Informatica
7 25 (3.55%) Hyperion
7 25 (3.55%) Teradata
8 24 (3.41%) Tableau
9 16 (2.27%) Sun
10 14 (1.99%) Netezza
11 11 (1.56%) Sybase
11 11 (1.56%) Primavera
11 11 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (1.42%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.42%) ILOG
13 9 (1.28%) Applix
13 9 (1.28%) HP
13 9 (1.28%) CODA
14 8 (1.14%) Cisco
Croydon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £0 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago