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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 375 338 286
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -52
Contract jobs citing Cognos 261 303 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.59% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.18% 1.30% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 167 201
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%

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
22070 23365 22368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.80% 45.66% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13153 13548 12236
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 982 965
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 247 £425 - 83
London -13 122 £425 -5.55% 44
South East +3 32 £440 +17.33% 14
West Midlands 0 25 £413 -5.71% 3
East of England +6 19 £400 +6.66% 2
City of London +22 14 £425 +6.25% 9
Surrey +2 13 £488 +31.31% 7
East Midlands -4 13 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £473 +21.93% 5
North West -34 12 £400 -5.88% 11
South West +1 9 £335 -24.50% 2
Berkshire +5 8 £400 +3.22% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 7 £356 - 2
Lancashire -7 7 £263 -34.37%
Sutton Coldfield - 7 - -
Bristol +6 6 £325 -30.66% 1
Hertfordshire +7 5 £338 -10.00%
South Yorkshire -19 5 £325 -27.77% 1
Sheffield -20 5 £325 -27.77% 1
Peterborough - 5 £400 - 2
Guildford - 5 £475 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £550 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £425 +14.86% 4
Hampshire 0 4 £488 +14.70% 1
Reading -3 4 £344 -14.06% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £305 -30.28% 2
Scotland -17 4 £413 +10.00% 8
Manchester -25 4 £356 +5.55% 8
Milton Keynes +5 3 £438 +18.24% 4
Glasgow +4 3 £400 -0.24% 1

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 352 (59.86%) Business Intelligence
2 284 (48.30%) SQL
3 240 (40.82%) Finance
4 222 (37.76%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (32.14%) Oracle
6 151 (25.68%) ETL
7 129 (21.94%) IBM
8 125 (21.26%) SQL Server
9 115 (19.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 102 (17.35%) Microsoft
11 97 (16.50%) Data Modelling
12 85 (14.46%) Analytics
13 81 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
14 79 (13.44%) BusinessObjects
15 76 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
16 72 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 64 (10.88%) SAP
18 63 (10.71%) Tableau
19 62 (10.54%) Project Management
19 62 (10.54%) QlikView
20 59 (10.03%) Cognos TM1
21 56 (9.52%) Security Cleared
22 53 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 53 (9.01%) Banking
23 52 (8.84%) Cognos Framework Manager
24 47 (7.99%) Cognos Report Studio
25 44 (7.48%) MicroStrategy
26 42 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
27 40 (6.80%) Data Management
27 40 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 39 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.42%) SAS
3 9 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (1.36%) Apache Pig
5 7 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.02%) LiveCycle
7 5 (0.85%) CICS
8 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) Apache
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.78%) MS Office
3 9 (1.53%) MS Project
4 8 (1.36%) SPSS
5 6 (1.02%) Windchill
6 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 115 (19.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 59 (10.03%) Cognos TM1
3 19 (3.23%) Cognos Planning
4 14 (2.38%) ResourceLink
5 12 (2.04%) Cognos Controller
5 12 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (1.53%) Maximo
7 8 (1.36%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (1.36%) SAP BPC
8 7 (1.19%) CODA-Financials
8 7 (1.19%) HFM
8 7 (1.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 5 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.85%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.51%) Unica
10 3 (0.51%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.17%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) NAS
2 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) DHCP
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (37.76%) Data Warehouse
2 125 (21.26%) SQL Server
3 79 (13.44%) BusinessObjects
4 72 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (10.54%) QlikView
6 53 (9.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (8.84%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 47 (7.99%) Cognos Report Studio
9 40 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (5.78%) Hadoop
11 33 (5.61%) Data Mining
12 32 (5.44%) Big Data
12 32 (5.44%) DataStage
13 30 (5.10%) Oracle BI EE
14 29 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (4.59%) Oracle Database
16 26 (4.42%) IBM InfoSphere
17 18 (3.06%) OLAP
17 18 (3.06%) Relational Database
18 17 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (4.42%) Toad
2 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.51%) JIRA
5 3 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.34%) ERwin
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 240 (40.82%) Finance
2 53 (9.01%) Banking
3 15 (2.55%) Retail
4 10 (1.70%) Legal
4 10 (1.70%) Marketing
5 9 (1.53%) Front Office
6 7 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.19%) Law
6 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.85%) Billing
7 5 (0.85%) International Banking
8 4 (0.68%) Military
8 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (33.84%) Analyst
2 148 (25.17%) Developer
3 71 (12.07%) Cognos Developer
4 67 (11.39%) Architect
5 50 (8.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 49 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 48 (8.16%) Project Manager
8 47 (7.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 47 (7.99%) Data Analyst
9 46 (7.82%) SQL Analyst
10 42 (7.14%) Business Analyst
11 41 (6.97%) Data Warehouse Analyst
12 40 (6.80%) Consultant
13 32 (5.44%) SQL Data Analyst
14 31 (5.27%) Business Intelligence Manager
14 31 (5.27%) Cognos BI Developer
15 30 (5.10%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
16 29 (4.93%) SQL Developer
17 27 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
18 23 (3.91%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.08%) Web Services
2 22 (3.74%) .NET
3 17 (2.89%) XML
4 11 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.70%) Java EE
6 9 (1.53%) MDX
7 7 (1.19%) HTML
7 7 (1.19%) JMS
8 6 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.02%) HTML5
9 5 (0.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (0.85%) JSP
9 5 (0.85%) Spring
10 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.68%) XSLT
11 3 (0.51%) Ajax
11 3 (0.51%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.51%) REST
12 2 (0.34%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.08%) Data Integration
3 21 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.55%) Statistics
5 14 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.87%) Neural Network
7 8 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.19%) Economics
9 6 (1.02%) Applied Mathematics
10 5 (0.85%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.68%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.68%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.51%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.51%) FMCG
12 3 (0.51%) NHS
13 2 (0.34%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.59%) Windows
2 15 (2.55%) Linux
3 7 (1.19%) Unix
3 7 (1.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.02%) MVS
5 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.68%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (59.86%) Business Intelligence
2 151 (25.68%) ETL
3 97 (16.50%) Data Modelling
4 85 (14.46%) Analytics
5 76 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (10.54%) Project Management
7 42 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (6.80%) Data Management
9 39 (6.63%) Business Analysis
9 39 (6.63%) Data Analysis
10 38 (6.46%) Kimball Methodology
11 35 (5.95%) SDLC
12 34 (5.78%) Migration
13 25 (4.25%) Data Governance
14 23 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (3.74%) Unit Testing
16 21 (3.57%) CRM
16 21 (3.57%) ERP
16 21 (3.57%) PRINCE2
16 21 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 284 (48.30%) SQL
2 29 (4.93%) PL/SQL
3 28 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 27 (4.59%) VBA
5 13 (2.21%) C
6 10 (1.70%) Java
6 10 (1.70%) VB
6 10 (1.70%) XPath
7 9 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.36%) R
9 5 (0.85%) COBOL
10 4 (0.68%) C#
11 2 (0.34%) C++
11 2 (0.34%) Perl
11 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.34%) Python
11 2 (0.34%) VB6
11 2 (0.34%) VBScript
12 1 (0.17%) Korn
12 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.10%) ISEB
4 29 (4.93%) ISTQB
5 27 (4.59%) Degree
6 16 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.85%) CITP
9 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.68%) ACCA
10 4 (0.68%) CISA
10 4 (0.68%) CISM
10 4 (0.68%) CRISC
11 3 (0.51%) APMP
11 3 (0.51%) CIMA
11 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.34%) PMP
12 2 (0.34%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.59%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.85%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.53%) Oracle EDQ
3 7 (1.19%) Control-M
3 7 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.19%) Oozie
4 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.34%) Ambari
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.17%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 189 (32.14%) Oracle
2 129 (21.94%) IBM
3 102 (17.35%) Microsoft
4 64 (10.88%) SAP
5 63 (10.71%) Tableau
6 44 (7.48%) MicroStrategy
7 38 (6.46%) Informatica
8 36 (6.12%) Teradata
9 26 (4.42%) HP
10 24 (4.08%) Netezza
11 21 (3.57%) Hyperion
12 13 (2.21%) Ab Initio
13 10 (1.70%) CODA
14 8 (1.36%) Adobe
14 8 (1.36%) Infor
14 8 (1.36%) JD Edwards
15 7 (1.19%) Cloudera
15 7 (1.19%) Hortonworks
15 7 (1.19%) MapR
15 7 (1.19%) Siebel
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