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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 459 326 273
Rank change year-on-year
-133 -53
Contract jobs citing Cognos 198 348 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.43% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 235 238
Median daily rate £434 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £534 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +56.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +56.09%

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
24345 24412 23555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.87% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15017 14127 13357
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1126 1043
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -129 184 £450 - 61
London -116 74 £431 -5.21% 31
South East -15 39 £425 +6.25% 11
East of England +8 16 £450 +28.57% 6
Surrey -6 15 £488 +30.00% 5
West Midlands -19 13 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +19 12 £482 +32.96% 2
City of London -27 11 £450 -2.70% 13
East Midlands +14 10 £425 +13.71%
Scotland -18 9 £360 -7.09% 4
West Sussex -18 9 £375 -32.12%
Suffolk - 9 £450 - 1
Leeds +6 7 £507 -
West Yorkshire +6 7 £507 -
Crawley -1 7 £375 -32.12%
North West -28 7 £400 -7.40% 3
Bury St Edmunds - 7 £450 -
Glasgow +3 5 £360 -20.00%
Berkshire -13 5 £450 - 4
Nottinghamshire +1 4 £400 +15.11%
Nottingham +1 4 £400 +15.11%
Reading -2 4 £450 +73.07%
Hampshire -6 4 £385 -9.41% 2
South West -21 4 £398 -0.62% 3
North East -41 4 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 4 £500 -
Tyne and Wear -45 4 £500 -
Kent - 4 £434 -
Derbyshire +13 3 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £488 +39.28% 2

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cognos.

1 254 (58.39%) Business Intelligence
2 189 (43.45%) Finance
3 166 (38.16%) SQL
4 153 (35.17%) Data Warehouse
5 137 (31.49%) Oracle
6 105 (24.14%) ETL
7 103 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 93 (21.38%) IBM
9 90 (20.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 79 (18.16%) Microsoft
11 67 (15.40%) Security Cleared
12 65 (14.94%) Analytics
13 63 (14.48%) BusinessObjects
14 59 (13.56%) Project Management
15 58 (13.33%) QlikView
16 52 (11.95%) Data Modelling
17 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
18 50 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 50 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (11.49%) Cognos TM1
19 48 (11.03%) SAP
20 46 (10.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
21 44 (10.11%) Tableau
21 44 (10.11%) MS Office
21 44 (10.11%) SharePoint
22 43 (9.89%) SC Cleared
23 41 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
24 36 (8.28%) Migration
24 36 (8.28%) Cognos Report Studio
25 35 (8.05%) ISEB

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.83%) SAS
3 8 (1.84%) Apache
4 7 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.92%) iPlanet
6 4 (0.92%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle UPK
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (10.11%) MS Office
2 26 (5.98%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.22%) MS Project
4 13 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.53%) SPSS
6 8 (1.84%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.69%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 90 (20.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 50 (11.49%) Cognos TM1
3 21 (4.83%) Cognos Planning
4 17 (3.91%) Cognos Controller
5 8 (1.84%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (1.15%) Maximo
7 5 (1.15%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.92%) HFM
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.69%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle iSupplier
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.69%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.69%) Unica
10 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.46%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 2 (0.46%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.46%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.92%) Office 365
3 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.69%) SmartFocus
3 3 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.38%) Firewall
1 6 (1.38%) NAS
2 5 (1.15%) FTP
3 4 (0.92%) BIG-IP
3 4 (0.92%) LDAP
3 4 (0.92%) Skype
4 3 (0.69%) SAN
5 2 (0.46%) DHCP
5 2 (0.46%) DNS
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) LAN
5 2 (0.46%) SSH
5 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (35.17%) Data Warehouse
2 103 (23.68%) SQL Server
3 63 (14.48%) BusinessObjects
4 58 (13.33%) QlikView
5 50 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (10.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 36 (8.28%) Cognos Report Studio
8 35 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (6.67%) DataStage
11 24 (5.52%) Big Data
12 21 (4.83%) Oracle Database
13 18 (4.14%) Hadoop
14 16 (3.68%) IBM InfoSphere
14 16 (3.68%) Power BI
15 14 (3.22%) Oracle ODI
16 13 (2.99%) Apache Hive
16 13 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (2.76%) Spotfire
18 11 (2.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (7.36%) Toad
2 5 (1.15%) Subversion
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (43.45%) Finance
2 35 (8.05%) Banking
3 12 (2.76%) Retail
4 11 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.07%) Legal
6 8 (1.84%) Front Office
7 7 (1.61%) Marketing
8 6 (1.38%) Law
9 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Military
10 3 (0.69%) International Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (29.66%) Analyst
2 126 (28.97%) Developer
3 56 (12.87%) Cognos Developer
4 48 (11.03%) Architect
5 42 (9.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 39 (8.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 37 (8.51%) Project Manager
8 36 (8.28%) Consultant
9 35 (8.05%) Business Analyst
10 34 (7.82%) Test Analyst
11 23 (5.29%) Cognos Consultant
11 23 (5.29%) Data Architect
12 22 (5.06%) Data Analyst
13 20 (4.60%) Cognos BI Developer
13 20 (4.60%) SQL Analyst
14 19 (4.37%) ETL Developer
15 18 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
15 18 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
16 17 (3.91%) SQL Developer
17 16 (3.68%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.68%) .NET
2 11 (2.53%) Web Services
2 11 (2.53%) XML
3 9 (2.07%) JSP
4 7 (1.61%) Hibernate
4 7 (1.61%) HTML
4 7 (1.61%) Spring
5 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.38%) XSLT
6 5 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.15%) Ajax
6 5 (1.15%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.15%) HTML5
6 5 (1.15%) REST
7 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.92%) J2EE
7 4 (0.92%) MDX
7 4 (0.92%) Spring Integration
7 4 (0.92%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.46%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.83%) Visualisation
3 14 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.30%) Statistics
7 8 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.61%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.38%) FMCG
9 6 (1.38%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.92%) Clustering
11 4 (0.92%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.69%) Economics
12 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.46%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.46%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.83%) Windows
2 12 (2.76%) Linux
3 7 (1.61%) Unix
3 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.15%) Solaris
5 4 (0.92%) AIX
5 4 (0.92%) MVS
6 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (58.39%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (24.14%) ETL
3 65 (14.94%) Analytics
4 59 (13.56%) Project Management
5 52 (11.95%) Data Modelling
6 50 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (8.28%) Migration
9 29 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 29 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
10 25 (5.75%) Data Management
11 23 (5.29%) Business Analysis
12 22 (5.06%) Data Migration
13 18 (4.14%) Integration Testing
14 17 (3.91%) Test Scripting
15 16 (3.68%) PRINCE2
15 16 (3.68%) System Integration Testing
16 15 (3.45%) ITIL
16 15 (3.45%) SDLC
16 15 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 166 (38.16%) SQL
2 15 (3.45%) Java
3 14 (3.22%) PL/SQL
3 14 (3.22%) T-SQL
3 14 (3.22%) VBA
4 8 (1.84%) VB
5 7 (1.61%) C
6 5 (1.15%) R
6 5 (1.15%) VBScript
7 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.46%) Python
9 1 (0.23%) C#
9 1 (0.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 35 (8.05%) ISEB
4 31 (7.13%) ISTQB
5 27 (6.21%) Degree
6 20 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (3.91%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (2.30%) ACCA
9 8 (1.84%) CIMA
10 6 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.69%) CISA
12 3 (0.69%) CISM
12 3 (0.69%) CISSP
12 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.69%) MCSA
13 2 (0.46%) CCNA
13 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.44%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.92%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.92%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.69%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) GAAP
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) HDFS
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.38%) Ambari
3 5 (1.15%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.92%) OpenView
4 4 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) Control-M
6 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.23%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 137 (31.49%) Oracle
2 93 (21.38%) IBM
3 79 (18.16%) Microsoft
4 48 (11.03%) SAP
5 44 (10.11%) Tableau
6 35 (8.05%) HP
7 21 (4.83%) MicroStrategy
8 19 (4.37%) Hyperion
9 18 (4.14%) Netezza
10 8 (1.84%) Teradata
11 7 (1.61%) CODA
11 7 (1.61%) JD Edwards
12 6 (1.38%) Cisco
12 6 (1.38%) Concur
12 6 (1.38%) Informatica
12 6 (1.38%) Sun
13 5 (1.15%) Adobe
13 5 (1.15%) Anaplan
14 4 (0.92%) BEA
14 4 (0.92%) ILOG
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