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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 417 370 306
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -64
Contract jobs citing Cognos 250 297 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.52% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 1.18% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 182 199
Median daily rate £400 £439 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.32 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.30 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £22.24 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +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
24376 25091 24656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.14% 43.95% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14784 13626
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 822 1089 1078
Median hourly rate £19.56 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -50 216 £407 -9.55% 42
London -30 83 £450 -2.70% 16
South East +22 60 £339 -16.61% 5
Berkshire +7 30 £331 -24.28%
North West +9 19 £338 -20.58% 9
East of England +6 18 £355 +1.42% 5
Scotland -2 17 £350 -12.50% 2
West Sussex +4 15 £400 +12.28%
Slough +13 12 £338 -
Belfast - 11 £193 -
Northern Ireland - 11 £193 -
County Antrim - 11 £193 -
South West -1 10 £425 -
Edinburgh +7 9 £325 +33.33%
East Midlands +3 9 £425 - 2
West Midlands -45 9 £388 -18.42% 3
Manchester +2 8 £338 -15.62% 6
Lancashire -2 8 - - 1
Crawley +6 7 £381 +22.00%
Bristol +5 7 £500 +42.85%
City of London +3 7 £475 +2.70% 4
Yorkshire -1 7 £338 +28.57% 2
Surrey -8 7 £344 -8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +27 5 £250 - 1
Reading +6 5 £338 -4.92%
Hertfordshire +14 4 £318 +8.08% 2
South Wales +13 4 £325 +2.36%
Wales +10 4 £325 +2.36%
Gourock +10 4 £400 -
Inverclyde +9 4 £400 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 266 (58.21%) Business Intelligence
2 179 (39.17%) SQL
3 174 (38.07%) Finance
4 146 (31.95%) Data Warehouse
5 136 (29.76%) Oracle
6 122 (26.70%) SQL Server
7 117 (25.60%) ETL
8 81 (17.72%) BusinessObjects
9 79 (17.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 77 (16.85%) IBM
11 74 (16.19%) QlikView
12 67 (14.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 65 (14.22%) Microsoft
14 59 (12.91%) Cognos TM1
15 58 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (12.25%) Security Cleared
17 51 (11.16%) Analytics
18 49 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (10.50%) Migration
20 47 (10.28%) SAP
21 45 (9.85%) Tableau
22 44 (9.63%) Banking
23 43 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 41 (8.97%) Data Modelling
25 39 (8.53%) Project Management
25 39 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
25 39 (8.53%) SC Cleared
26 36 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 34 (7.44%) Cognos Report Studio
28 33 (7.22%) Oracle Database

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 28 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.72%) SAS
3 12 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.41%) Apache
5 9 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.53%) IIS
7 6 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.09%) iPlanet
8 5 (1.09%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle UPK
9 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.44%) CMS
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (7.22%) MS Office
2 26 (5.69%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.41%) MS Project
5 9 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.97%) SPSS
5 9 (1.97%) Windchill
6 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 79 (17.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 59 (12.91%) Cognos TM1
3 24 (5.25%) Cognos Planning
4 15 (3.28%) Cognos Controller
5 6 (1.31%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.09%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle iSupplier
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.66%) HFM
9 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.44%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.22%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.88%) Office 365
2 4 (0.88%) SaaS
3 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) SmartFocus
4 2 (0.44%) Veeva
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.84%) Firewall
2 6 (1.31%) FTP
2 6 (1.31%) LDAP
3 5 (1.09%) BIG-IP
3 5 (1.09%) DHCP
3 5 (1.09%) DNS
3 5 (1.09%) Internet
3 5 (1.09%) LAN
4 4 (0.88%) SAN
4 4 (0.88%) Skype
5 3 (0.66%) HTTP
5 3 (0.66%) NAS
5 3 (0.66%) SSH
5 3 (0.66%) WAN
6 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.44%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.44%) SSL
6 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.22%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (31.95%) Data Warehouse
2 122 (26.70%) SQL Server
3 81 (17.72%) BusinessObjects
4 74 (16.19%) QlikView
5 67 (14.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (7.44%) Cognos Report Studio
9 33 (7.22%) Oracle Database
10 29 (6.35%) DataStage
11 28 (6.13%) Big Data
12 27 (5.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 21 (4.60%) Hadoop
13 21 (4.60%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (4.38%) Power BI
15 17 (3.72%) Apache Hive
15 17 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (3.72%) Star Schema
16 15 (3.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (5.25%) Toad
2 5 (1.09%) Subversion
3 4 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.66%) JIRA
4 3 (0.66%) Selenium
4 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.44%) Maven
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.22%) ERwin
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) VisualVM
General
1 174 (38.07%) Finance
2 44 (9.63%) Banking
3 14 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.19%) Retail
5 6 (1.31%) Front Office
5 6 (1.31%) Law
5 6 (1.31%) Legal
6 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) International Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (32.60%) Developer
2 133 (29.10%) Analyst
3 56 (12.25%) Cognos Developer
4 53 (11.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 52 (11.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 42 (9.19%) Consultant
7 32 (7.00%) SQL Developer
8 31 (6.78%) Business Analyst
9 28 (6.13%) Architect
10 27 (5.91%) Data Analyst
11 26 (5.69%) Cognos Consultant
12 23 (5.03%) Test Analyst
13 21 (4.60%) Cognos BI Developer
14 20 (4.38%) SQL Analyst
15 17 (3.72%) Applications Support
16 16 (3.50%) Report Analyst
17 15 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
17 15 (3.28%) Report Developer
17 15 (3.28%) SQL BI Developer
18 14 (3.06%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.47%) .NET
2 14 (3.06%) Web Services
3 13 (2.84%) HTML
3 13 (2.84%) XML
4 11 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.41%) JSP
5 7 (1.53%) HTML5
6 6 (1.31%) J2EE
6 6 (1.31%) XSLT
7 5 (1.09%) Ajax
7 5 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.09%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.09%) REST
7 5 (1.09%) Spring
8 4 (0.88%) Middleware
8 4 (0.88%) Spring Integration
8 4 (0.88%) Spring MVC
9 3 (0.66%) CSS
9 3 (0.66%) jQuery
9 3 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.03%) Visualisation
3 19 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.19%) Statistics
7 7 (1.53%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.31%) Clustering
8 6 (1.31%) FMCG
9 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.88%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.88%) Grid Computing
10 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.88%) User Experience
10 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.66%) Economics
11 3 (0.66%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.60%) Windows
2 17 (3.72%) Unix
3 11 (2.41%) Linux
3 11 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.31%) Solaris
5 5 (1.09%) AIX
5 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.88%) Android
6 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (58.21%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (25.60%) ETL
3 51 (11.16%) Analytics
4 49 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (10.50%) Migration
6 41 (8.97%) Data Modelling
7 39 (8.53%) Project Management
7 39 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (7.00%) Data Management
9 30 (6.56%) Data Analysis
9 30 (6.56%) Kimball Methodology
10 29 (6.35%) Data Migration
11 19 (4.16%) ITIL
12 18 (3.94%) Business Analysis
13 17 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (3.72%) Waterfall
14 16 (3.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
14 16 (3.50%) Systems Analysis
15 15 (3.28%) Scrum
16 14 (3.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (39.17%) SQL
2 28 (6.13%) Java
3 24 (5.25%) PL/SQL
4 21 (4.60%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.84%) VB
6 10 (2.19%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.19%) VBA
7 8 (1.75%) C#
7 8 (1.75%) VBScript
8 7 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.09%) C
9 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.88%) Python
11 3 (0.66%) C++
12 2 (0.44%) Perl
12 2 (0.44%) R
12 2 (0.44%) RPG
12 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.91%) Degree
4 23 (5.03%) ISEB
5 20 (4.38%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.75%) ACCA
8 7 (1.53%) CIMA
8 7 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.88%) MCSA
10 3 (0.66%) CCNA
10 3 (0.66%) CISA
10 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.66%) CISM
10 3 (0.66%) CISSP
10 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.44%) MCP
12 1 (0.22%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.35%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.31%) QA
3 5 (1.09%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 16 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.44%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.41%) vRealize
3 5 (1.09%) Ambari
3 5 (1.09%) Control-M
3 5 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (1.09%) OpenView
3 5 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.66%) SCCM
5 2 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 136 (29.76%) Oracle
2 77 (16.85%) IBM
3 65 (14.22%) Microsoft
4 47 (10.28%) SAP
5 45 (9.85%) Tableau
6 21 (4.60%) Hyperion
7 19 (4.16%) HP
7 19 (4.16%) Teradata
8 17 (3.72%) VMware
9 16 (3.50%) Informatica
10 14 (3.06%) Netezza
11 13 (2.84%) JD Edwards
11 13 (2.84%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (2.19%) CODA
13 8 (1.75%) Cisco
13 8 (1.75%) Sun
14 7 (1.53%) Adobe
14 7 (1.53%) TIBCO
15 6 (1.31%) F5
16 5 (1.09%) Opsware
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