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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 310 285 285
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 350 349 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.44% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 224 176
Average daily rate
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£420 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+368.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 - -

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
26037 24193 25519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 46.22% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15267 13737 13206
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1166 1307
Average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Cognos Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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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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 -41 313 £425 -5.55% 89
London -22 169 £450 -5.26% 39
South East -27 56 £399 -9.37% 18
City of London +11 36 £425 -5.55% 10
East of England -23 26 £340 -15.00% 3
North West +3 24 £425 +54.54% 9
Hampshire -7 22 £476 +26.93% 3
Hertfordshire -1 20 £325 -3.70% 3
Scotland +14 19 £400 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +9 18 £358 -31.90% 4
East Midlands +7 18 £400 +18.51% 8
Glasgow +6 13 £400 +14.28% 4
Cardiff -2 11 £325 - 1
South Wales -6 11 £325 - 1
Wales -21 11 £325 - 2
Reading +17 10 £380 -10.58% 2
Derbyshire +10 10 £400 +18.51% 2
Derby +11 9 £400 +18.51% 1
Manchester -9 8 £333 +35.71% 6
West Midlands -10 7 £425 +21.42% 4
South West -27 6 £425 -10.52% 2
Merseyside - 5 £393 - 1
Middlesex +3 4 - -
Yorkshire -1 4 £483 - 6
Surrey -8 4 £410 -5.20% 7
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £350 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £388 -
Edinburgh - 4 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £463 +35.53% 3

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 354 (50.57%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (40.00%) SQL
3 267 (38.14%) Data Warehouse
4 264 (37.71%) Finance
5 190 (27.14%) Oracle
6 175 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 172 (24.57%) ETL
8 124 (17.71%) Banking
9 115 (16.43%) Cognos TM1
10 111 (15.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 107 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 104 (14.86%) Microsoft
13 95 (13.57%) IBM
13 95 (13.57%) Data Modelling
14 88 (12.57%) Business Objects
14 88 (12.57%) QlikView
15 86 (12.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 86 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
16 80 (11.43%) Cognos Report Studio
17 77 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
18 74 (10.57%) Project Management
19 62 (8.86%) SAP
20 59 (8.43%) OLAP
20 59 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 58 (8.29%) Analytics
22 56 (8.00%) DataStage
23 51 (7.29%) T-SQL
24 50 (7.14%) PL/SQL
25 48 (6.86%) SAS
26 47 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 48 (6.86%) SAS
2 31 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.43%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.00%) IIS
6 13 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.29%) Sonic ESB
10 2 (0.29%) FileNet
11 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 36 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.43%) MS Office
3 19 (2.71%) SPSS
4 12 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 115 (16.43%) Cognos TM1
2 111 (15.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.43%) SAP PS
5 7 (1.00%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.86%) Cognos Controller
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.71%) Agresso
8 4 (0.57%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.57%) Summit
8 4 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.57%) Cognos Planning
8 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.43%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) SaaS
1 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.86%) HTTP
2 12 (1.71%) FTP
3 11 (1.57%) LAN
3 11 (1.57%) WAN
4 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.86%) DNS
5 6 (0.86%) SAN
6 3 (0.43%) CTI
6 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.43%) SSL
6 3 (0.43%) VoIP
6 3 (0.43%) SMTP
6 3 (0.43%) Broadband
6 3 (0.43%) Firewall
7 2 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.29%) LTE
7 2 (0.29%) Internet
7 2 (0.29%) MPLS
7 2 (0.29%) BGP
7 2 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (38.14%) Data Warehouse
2 175 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 107 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (12.57%) QlikView
5 86 (12.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 80 (11.43%) Cognos Report Studio
7 59 (8.43%) OLAP
7 59 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (8.00%) DataStage
9 40 (5.71%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 37 (5.29%) Cognos Transformer
11 36 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 35 (5.00%) Relational Database
13 32 (4.57%) Cognos Query Studio
13 32 (4.57%) Data Mart
14 26 (3.71%) Crystal Reports
14 26 (3.71%) RDBMS
15 25 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (3.43%) Oracle Database
17 23 (3.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (2.00%) ERwin
2 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (1.00%) JIRA
5 6 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.86%) JMeter
6 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 3 (0.43%) Toad
6 3 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.14%) Introscope
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.14%) Xcode
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 264 (37.71%) Finance
2 124 (17.71%) Banking
3 38 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.71%) Retail
5 14 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.43%) Publishing
7 10 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.43%) Legal
8 8 (1.14%) Marketing
8 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.00%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.57%) Front Office
11 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 265 (37.86%) Developer
2 200 (28.57%) Analyst
3 108 (15.43%) Cognos Developer
4 74 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 73 (10.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 58 (8.29%) Consultant
7 45 (6.43%) Data Analyst
8 42 (6.00%) Architect
9 36 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.71%) Project Manager
11 32 (4.57%) TM1 Developer
12 30 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 29 (4.14%) Cognos Consultant
14 26 (3.71%) Cognos BI Developer
15 21 (3.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
16 19 (2.71%) DataStage Developer
17 17 (2.43%) ETL Developer
17 17 (2.43%) SAS Developer
18 15 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
18 15 (2.14%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.29%) XML
2 27 (3.86%) MDX
3 25 (3.57%) .NET
4 14 (2.00%) Web Services
5 13 (1.86%) HTML
6 10 (1.43%) CSS
7 6 (0.86%) JSON
8 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.71%) Middleware
9 4 (0.57%) ODBC
9 4 (0.57%) JDBC
9 4 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.43%) REST
11 2 (0.29%) HTML5
11 2 (0.29%) JSP
11 2 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.29%) XSLT
12 1 (0.14%) EDI
12 1 (0.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.43%) Data Integration
3 21 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.14%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.86%) Visualisation
6 10 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.29%) NHS
7 9 (1.29%) iPad
8 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.00%) FMCG
9 6 (0.86%) CMDB
9 6 (0.86%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.71%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.71%) Statistics
10 5 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.57%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.43%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.14%) Windows
2 27 (3.86%) Linux
3 20 (2.86%) UNIX
4 11 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (50.57%) Business Intelligence
2 172 (24.57%) ETL
3 95 (13.57%) Data Modelling
4 77 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (10.57%) Project Management
6 58 (8.29%) Analytics
7 47 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (6.29%) Data Analysis
9 41 (5.86%) Data Management
9 41 (5.86%) Migration
9 41 (5.86%) Kimball Methodology
10 35 (5.00%) Business Analysis
11 30 (4.29%) ERP
12 29 (4.14%) Dimensional Modelling
13 28 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (4.00%) CRM
13 28 (4.00%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.71%) Scrum
15 24 (3.43%) Change Management
15 24 (3.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 280 (40.00%) SQL
2 51 (7.29%) T-SQL
3 50 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 24 (3.43%) VBA
5 20 (2.86%) Java
6 11 (1.57%) VBScript
6 11 (1.57%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.29%) SAS Macro
7 9 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.29%) Perl
8 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.00%) C#
9 7 (1.00%) VB
10 6 (0.86%) C
11 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.57%) PHP
12 2 (0.29%) Python
12 2 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.14%) Jython
13 1 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 34 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.43%) Degree
3 25 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.14%) ISEB
6 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.57%) MBA
9 2 (0.29%) PMP
9 2 (0.29%) ACCA
9 2 (0.29%) CIMA
9 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.14%) CBAP
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.14%) OCP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.00%) QA
2 11 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.43%) CDISC
4 5 (0.71%) GAAP
5 4 (0.57%) SLA
5 4 (0.57%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.29%) P3O
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.71%) Terminal Services
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
1 5 (0.71%) ARCserve
2 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (0.57%) Netcool
2 4 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 190 (27.14%) Oracle
2 104 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 95 (13.57%) IBM
4 88 (12.57%) Business Objects
5 62 (8.86%) SAP
6 45 (6.43%) Informatica
7 27 (3.86%) Tableau
8 26 (3.71%) Hyperion
9 18 (2.57%) Sun
10 15 (2.14%) Netezza
10 15 (2.14%) Teradata
11 13 (1.86%) Ab Initio
12 12 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.71%) Palantir
13 11 (1.57%) Primavera
14 10 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (1.29%) ILOG
15 9 (1.29%) VMware
15 9 (1.29%) CODA
16 8 (1.14%) Cisco
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £400 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
London Arena
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £470 - 510 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £528.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £460 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Hudson - London
Rate: NEG Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: c£420-430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: negotiable day rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago