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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 364 310 276
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -34
Contract jobs citing Cognos 290 347 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 1.41% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 193 227
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Average hourly rate £21.32 £20.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -39.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £17.10 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £22.75 £45.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -

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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -59 260 £450 -7.69% 91
London -69 114 £461 -7.75% 37
South East -9 48 £413 +3.12% 15
City of London -18 48 £463 -7.50% 11
East of England +26 33 £350 +40.00% 6
Berkshire +19 22 £450 +15.38% 1
West Midlands +18 19 £475 - 3
Essex +11 17 £325 - 1
Scotland -6 16 £400 - 8
South West -4 14 £450 +24.13% 7
North West -17 14 £425 -10.52% 8
Surrey +6 13 £375 - 7
Bedfordshire +16 8 £575 +130.00% 1
South Wales +12 8 £318 +67.10%
Wales +7 8 £318 +67.10%
Yorkshire -29 8 £263 -35.97% 6
Glasgow +12 7 £425 - 7
Cardiff +3 7 £318 +67.10%
Hertfordshire -6 7 £294 -17.54% 4
Merseyside -6 7 £525 -
Liverpool - 7 £525 -
Hampshire -1 6 £450 -5.26% 4
Sheffield -4 6 £294 -26.56% 4
South Yorkshire -9 6 £294 -26.56% 5
Somerset - 6 £488 -
Luton - 6 £575 -
Midlands +2 5 £550 -
Watford +1 5 £375 +42.85% 1
Slough - 5 - -
Docklands, London -1 4 £475 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 366 (56.13%) Business Intelligence
2 281 (43.10%) SQL
3 261 (40.03%) Finance
4 236 (36.20%) Data Warehouse
5 167 (25.61%) ETL
6 151 (23.16%) SQL Server
7 148 (22.70%) Oracle
8 135 (20.71%) IBM
9 109 (16.72%) Microsoft
9 109 (16.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 101 (15.49%) Data Modelling
11 96 (14.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 95 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 89 (13.65%) Cognos TM1
14 85 (13.04%) Cognos Report Studio
15 83 (12.73%) BusinessObjects
16 78 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
17 65 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
18 63 (9.66%) Project Management
19 62 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
20 61 (9.36%) Analytics
21 60 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 58 (8.90%) MS Excel
22 58 (8.90%) Banking
22 58 (8.90%) QlikView
23 52 (7.98%) Informatica
24 50 (7.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 46 (7.06%) Data Analysis
26 44 (6.75%) T-SQL
26 44 (6.75%) Business Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (6.13%) SAS
2 37 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.45%) IIS
4 10 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.77%) Apache
6 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.77%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.61%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.46%) JBoss
8 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.31%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.98%) MS Office
3 14 (2.15%) MS Project
4 13 (1.99%) SPSS
5 11 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.46%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 109 (16.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 89 (13.65%) Cognos TM1
3 16 (2.45%) ResourceLink
4 13 (1.99%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (1.07%) CODA-Financials
6 6 (0.92%) SunGard AvantGard
7 5 (0.77%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.77%) assyst
7 5 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.61%) Maximo
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.31%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.31%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.99%) Intranet
2 12 (1.84%) Internet
3 11 (1.69%) Extranet
4 8 (1.23%) FTP
5 7 (1.07%) SAN
5 7 (1.07%) NAS
6 4 (0.61%) WAN
7 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.46%) DNS
7 3 (0.46%) LDAP
8 2 (0.31%) LAN
8 2 (0.31%) 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 (0.15%) IPsec
9 1 (0.15%) MPLS
9 1 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (36.20%) Data Warehouse
2 151 (23.16%) SQL Server
3 96 (14.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 95 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (13.04%) Cognos Report Studio
6 83 (12.73%) BusinessObjects
7 60 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (8.90%) QlikView
9 50 (7.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (5.52%) DataStage
11 34 (5.21%) Oracle Database
12 33 (5.06%) Relational Database
13 29 (4.45%) Cognos Transformer
14 28 (4.29%) OLAP
14 28 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
15 26 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (3.68%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (3.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (1.99%) Toad
2 12 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.07%) ERwin
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.31%) Subversion
5 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.15%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) PROIV
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 261 (40.03%) Finance
2 58 (8.90%) Banking
3 42 (6.44%) Retail
4 14 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.69%) General Ledger
5 11 (1.69%) Marketing
6 7 (1.07%) Law
6 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.92%) Legal
7 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.77%) Back Office
9 4 (0.61%) Front Office
9 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.61%) International Banking
10 3 (0.46%) French Language
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 208 (31.90%) Analyst
2 202 (30.98%) Developer
3 85 (13.04%) Cognos Developer
4 78 (11.96%) Business Analyst
5 59 (9.05%) Project Manager
6 47 (7.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 47 (7.21%) TM1 Developer
7 46 (7.06%) Consultant
8 44 (6.75%) Architect
9 36 (5.52%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 31 (4.75%) Data Analyst
11 25 (3.83%) Systems Analyst
12 24 (3.68%) Cognos Consultant
13 23 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
14 21 (3.22%) Report Developer
15 20 (3.07%) Applications Support
16 19 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
17 18 (2.76%) SQL Developer
18 17 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.91%) .NET
2 16 (2.45%) Web Services
3 15 (2.30%) XML
4 8 (1.23%) MDX
5 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.92%) JMS
7 5 (0.77%) Middleware
7 5 (0.77%) Spring
7 5 (0.77%) J2EE
8 4 (0.61%) COM
8 4 (0.61%) HTML
9 3 (0.46%) JSP
9 3 (0.46%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.31%) JSON
10 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.31%) EJB
11 1 (0.15%) XSLT
11 1 (0.15%) EDI
11 1 (0.15%) Java EE
11 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.22%) Data Integration
4 15 (2.30%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 6 (0.92%) Replication
6 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.77%) Statistics
7 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.61%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.46%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.46%) Social Media
9 3 (0.46%) PMI
9 3 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.67%) UNIX
2 24 (3.68%) Linux
3 20 (3.07%) Windows
4 7 (1.07%) Solaris
5 6 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.61%) AIX
7 2 (0.31%) HPUX
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.31%) SUSE
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (56.13%) Business Intelligence
2 167 (25.61%) ETL
3 101 (15.49%) Data Modelling
4 78 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (9.66%) Project Management
6 62 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (9.36%) Analytics
8 46 (7.06%) Data Analysis
9 44 (6.75%) Business Analysis
10 30 (4.60%) Migration
10 30 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (4.45%) ITIL
12 27 (4.14%) Kimball Methodology
13 26 (3.99%) Data Management
13 26 (3.99%) Physical Data Model
14 25 (3.83%) PRINCE2
15 24 (3.68%) SDLC
16 23 (3.53%) Information Management
17 22 (3.37%) ERP
17 22 (3.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 281 (43.10%) SQL
2 44 (6.75%) T-SQL
3 38 (5.83%) PL/SQL
4 33 (5.06%) VBA
5 20 (3.07%) Java
6 9 (1.38%) VB
7 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.07%) C
9 6 (0.92%) C#
10 5 (0.77%) Perl
10 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.77%) R
11 3 (0.46%) VBScript
11 3 (0.46%) Python
12 2 (0.31%) Korn
12 2 (0.31%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.31%) C-shell
13 1 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.15%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.37%) Degree
2 20 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.07%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.77%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.61%) PMP
7 4 (0.61%) CIMA
8 2 (0.31%) CCAB
8 2 (0.31%) AAT
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CIPFA
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
9 1 (0.15%) ACCA
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.07%) QA
2 16 (2.45%) Solvency II
3 12 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.07%) GAAP
5 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.61%) SLA
7 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (1.07%) ISA Server
2 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.61%) Veritas File System
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 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
1 5 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Control-M
3 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.31%) Oozie
3 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) OpenView
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool/Proviso
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 148 (22.70%) Oracle
2 135 (20.71%) IBM
3 109 (16.72%) Microsoft
4 52 (7.98%) Informatica
5 42 (6.44%) SAP
6 34 (5.21%) Tableau
7 28 (4.29%) Netezza
8 27 (4.14%) Teradata
9 23 (3.53%) MicroStrategy
10 18 (2.76%) CODA
10 18 (2.76%) Hyperion
11 17 (2.61%) Sun
12 12 (1.84%) Veritas
13 10 (1.53%) SunGard
14 8 (1.23%) Lotus
14 8 (1.23%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.07%) JD Edwards
15 7 (1.07%) HP
16 6 (0.92%) Birst
17 5 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 350
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: good market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Net Talent
Posted: 10 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago