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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 288 274 280
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Cognos 358 351 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.46% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 229 195
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £34.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24962 24020 26977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 47.12% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13017 13658
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1196 1388
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.87 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -22 320 £488 +21.87% 76
London +6 213 £500 +15.94% 43
City of London +6 60 £500 +25.00% 16
South East -7 44 £400 +3.22% 13
Scotland +4 23 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -13 15 £363 -6.45% 4
Edinburgh -6 14 £400 +14.28%
North West -25 13 £475 +26.66% 4
Berkshire +7 11 £390 -17.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £160 -52.59% 2
Yorkshire +11 9 £410 -
East of England -38 9 £250 -20.00% 3
Canary Wharf - 8 £500 -
West Yorkshire +7 6 £420 -
Hampshire -14 6 £475 +30.58% 4
East Midlands +6 5 £375 +66.66% 5
Dorset - 5 £483 - 1
Docklands, London +4 4 £638 +41.66%
Glasgow 0 4 - - 4
Middlesex -2 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £350 - 1
Wiltshire 0 3 £345 +6.15% 1
Surrey -17 3 £375 -12.79% 2
South Wales - 3 £190 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £190 -
Leeds - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 £483 - 1

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 419 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
2 317 (39.63%) Finance
3 298 (37.25%) SQL
4 296 (37.00%) Data Warehouse
5 275 (34.38%) Oracle
6 186 (23.25%) SQL Server
7 173 (21.63%) Cognos TM1
8 163 (20.38%) ETL
9 160 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 141 (17.63%) Banking
11 125 (15.63%) IBM
12 122 (15.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 112 (14.00%) Business Objects
14 111 (13.88%) Microsoft
15 102 (12.75%) Data Modelling
15 102 (12.75%) Cognos Report Studio
16 97 (12.13%) QlikView
17 90 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 87 (10.88%) Project Management
19 84 (10.50%) SAP
20 77 (9.63%) DataStage
21 68 (8.50%) Analytics
22 59 (7.38%) T-SQL
23 54 (6.75%) Investment Banking
24 52 (6.50%) Kimball Methodology
25 51 (6.38%) Cognos Transformer
26 50 (6.25%) Relational Database
26 50 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
27 46 (5.75%) Business Analysis
27 46 (5.75%) Windows

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 34 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.88%) SAS
3 26 (3.25%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.38%) IIS
6 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.25%) FileNet
9 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.25%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.13%) Confluence
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.25%) MS Office
3 17 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.88%) MS Project
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.63%) SPSS
8 4 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 173 (21.63%) Cognos TM1
2 160 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 22 (2.75%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (1.13%) Agresso
5 6 (0.75%) ResourceLink
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.63%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.25%) HFM
9 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.13%) SAN
2 13 (1.63%) LAN
2 13 (1.63%) WAN
3 12 (1.50%) HTTP
3 12 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.38%) FTP
5 7 (0.88%) Internet
6 6 (0.75%) Intranet
7 5 (0.63%) Extranet
8 3 (0.38%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) MPLS
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.25%) BGP
9 2 (0.25%) SDH
9 2 (0.25%) UMTS
9 2 (0.25%) LTE
10 1 (0.13%) Network Security
10 1 (0.13%) SMTP
10 1 (0.13%) SSL
10 1 (0.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (37.00%) Data Warehouse
2 186 (23.25%) SQL Server
3 122 (15.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 102 (12.75%) Cognos Report Studio
5 97 (12.13%) QlikView
6 90 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 77 (9.63%) DataStage
8 51 (6.38%) Cognos Transformer
9 50 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 44 (5.50%) BusinessObjects
11 42 (5.25%) Oracle Database
12 40 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
14 30 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (3.63%) Cognos Query Studio
16 28 (3.50%) Big Data
17 27 (3.38%) Oracle BI EE
18 25 (3.13%) OLAP
19 24 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (2.63%) ERwin
2 17 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.50%) JIRA
4 10 (1.25%) Toad
5 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.50%) Subversion
7 4 (0.50%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.38%) Selenium
8 3 (0.38%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.25%) Xcode
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.25%) JBehave
10 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.13%) Lombardi
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 317 (39.63%) Finance
2 141 (17.63%) Banking
3 54 (6.75%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.88%) Retail
5 20 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.50%) Back Office
8 10 (1.25%) Publishing
9 7 (0.88%) Front Office
9 7 (0.88%) Marketing
10 6 (0.75%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.38%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.38%) German Language
13 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 298 (37.25%) Developer
2 213 (26.63%) Analyst
3 150 (18.75%) Cognos Developer
4 81 (10.13%) Business Analyst
4 81 (10.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 72 (9.00%) Consultant
6 46 (5.75%) TM1 Developer
7 43 (5.38%) Cognos BI Developer
8 42 (5.25%) Project Manager
9 39 (4.88%) Cognos Consultant
9 39 (4.88%) Architect
10 29 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 27 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 27 (3.38%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.38%) Administrator
11 27 (3.38%) ETL Developer
12 25 (3.13%) Data Analyst
13 24 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 22 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
15 21 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.88%) MDX
2 24 (3.00%) XML
3 23 (2.88%) .NET
4 13 (1.63%) Web Services
5 10 (1.25%) JSON
6 7 (0.88%) HTML
7 4 (0.50%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.50%) CSS
7 4 (0.50%) EDI
7 4 (0.50%) HTML5
8 2 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.25%) Middleware
8 2 (0.25%) JDBC
8 2 (0.25%) XSLT
8 2 (0.25%) CSS3
9 1 (0.13%) MapReduce
9 1 (0.13%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 29 (3.63%) Data Integration
3 24 (3.00%) NHS
4 17 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 12 (1.50%) Fat Client
6 12 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.25%) iPad
8 8 (1.00%) Replication
9 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.75%) CMDB
10 6 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.63%) IVR
11 5 (0.63%) Derivative
12 4 (0.50%) Economics
12 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.38%) Open Source
13 3 (0.38%) PMI
13 3 (0.38%) DTV
13 3 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (5.75%) Windows
2 35 (4.38%) UNIX
3 29 (3.63%) Linux
4 18 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.00%) Solaris
7 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.38%) AIX
8 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
2 163 (20.38%) ETL
3 102 (12.75%) Data Modelling
4 87 (10.88%) Project Management
5 68 (8.50%) Analytics
6 52 (6.50%) Kimball Methodology
7 50 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (5.75%) Business Analysis
9 43 (5.38%) Data Management
10 40 (5.00%) Scrum
11 38 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (4.63%) ITIL
13 36 (4.50%) Data Analysis
14 34 (4.25%) Change Management
14 34 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (4.13%) PRINCE2
16 28 (3.50%) Migration
16 28 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
17 27 (3.38%) CRM
18 23 (2.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 298 (37.25%) SQL
2 59 (7.38%) T-SQL
3 45 (5.63%) PL/SQL
4 23 (2.88%) VBA
5 18 (2.25%) Java
6 17 (2.13%) VBScript
7 16 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.00%) C
10 6 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.75%) VB
11 5 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) C#
12 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.25%) Ruby
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.25%) Python
14 1 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 45 (5.63%) Degree
2 18 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.63%) ISEB
4 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.38%) CIMA
7 3 (0.38%) ACCA
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.25%) MBA
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.25%) QA
2 12 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.50%) CDISC
5 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) FINREP
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 12 (1.50%) Terminal Services
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.50%) ARCserve
2 6 (0.75%) Control-M
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 275 (34.38%) Oracle
2 125 (15.63%) IBM
3 112 (14.00%) Business Objects
4 111 (13.88%) Microsoft
5 84 (10.50%) SAP
6 42 (5.25%) Informatica
7 32 (4.00%) Tableau
8 23 (2.88%) Teradata
9 17 (2.13%) Siebel
10 16 (2.00%) Hyperion
11 15 (1.88%) MicroStrategy
12 14 (1.75%) Netezza
12 14 (1.75%) VMware
12 14 (1.75%) Sun
13 12 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.50%) Intel
14 10 (1.25%) Palantir
15 8 (1.00%) JD Edwards
16 6 (0.75%) Ab Initio
16 6 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £510 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Insource
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago