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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 396 367 338
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -29
Contract jobs citing Cognos 257 322 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 207 175
Median daily rate £409 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £69.07 £77.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.87% +210.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.07 - £82.00

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
23644 24948 26301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14457 14759 14896
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1208
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 238 £413 -2.94% 36
London -8 103 £475 +11.76% 26
South East +28 59 £340 -18.56% 1
Berkshire +20 29 £313 -26.47%
North West +5 21 £375 -21.05% 3
City of London +24 18 £471 -3.33% 12
East Midlands 0 15 £450 +5.88%
West Sussex +12 14 £404 -
Slough +8 12 £325 -
Manchester +2 12 £375 -7.69% 2
South West +9 11 £425 -16.25% 1
West Midlands -24 11 £363 -36.95% 3
Scotland -8 10 £375 -6.25%
East of England -12 9 £300 -34.06% 1
Bristol +5 8 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +9 7 £428 +35.71% 1
Derbyshire +8 7 £450 +5.88%
Lancashire +22 6 £368 -22.63%
Edinburgh +17 6 £350 -12.50%
West Yorkshire +12 6 £434 +77.94% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £575 +4.54%
Crawley - 6 £338 -
Leicester - 5 £413 -
Leicestershire - 5 £413 -
Cambridgeshire +25 4 £300 -4.76%
Leeds +13 4 £451 +71.90% 1
Derby +1 4 - -
Bracknell -7 4 £488 +30.00%
Belfast -12 4 £175 -38.59%
County Antrim -12 4 £175 -38.59%

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 271 (59.82%) Business Intelligence
2 177 (39.07%) SQL
3 152 (33.55%) Finance
4 126 (27.81%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (26.05%) SQL Server
6 115 (25.39%) ETL
7 105 (23.18%) Oracle
8 85 (18.76%) BusinessObjects
9 74 (16.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 72 (15.89%) Microsoft
11 71 (15.67%) Cognos TM1
12 70 (15.45%) QlikView
13 69 (15.23%) Data Modelling
14 63 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 59 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
16 58 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
17 56 (12.36%) IBM
18 54 (11.92%) SAP
19 53 (11.70%) Tableau
20 51 (11.26%) Banking
21 49 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 48 (10.60%) Analytics
23 45 (9.93%) Security Cleared
24 42 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
25 41 (9.05%) Migration
25 41 (9.05%) MS Excel
26 38 (8.39%) Project Management
27 35 (7.73%) Informatica
27 35 (7.73%) Data Management
28 33 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 24 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.53%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.53%) SAS
3 12 (2.65%) Apache
3 12 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.99%) IIS
4 9 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.55%) Apache Pig
5 7 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.32%) iPlanet
6 6 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.66%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle UPK
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.30%) MS Office
3 9 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.99%) Windchill
4 8 (1.77%) MS Project
5 4 (0.88%) SPSS
6 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 74 (16.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 71 (15.67%) Cognos TM1
3 20 (4.42%) Cognos Planning
4 11 (2.43%) Cognos Controller
5 8 (1.77%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.10%) CODA-Financials
6 5 (1.10%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.88%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle iSupplier
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.44%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.22%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.77%) Office 365
2 7 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) SmartFocus
5 2 (0.44%) Veeva
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.31%) Firewall
2 7 (1.55%) FTP
2 7 (1.55%) LDAP
3 6 (1.32%) BIG-IP
3 6 (1.32%) Internet
3 6 (1.32%) LAN
4 5 (1.10%) DHCP
4 5 (1.10%) DNS
4 5 (1.10%) SAN
5 4 (0.88%) HTTP
5 4 (0.88%) NAS
5 4 (0.88%) SSH
5 4 (0.88%) WAN
6 3 (0.66%) Skype
7 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.44%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.22%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (27.81%) Data Warehouse
2 118 (26.05%) SQL Server
3 85 (18.76%) BusinessObjects
4 70 (15.45%) QlikView
5 63 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (7.06%) Big Data
9 30 (6.62%) Oracle Database
10 27 (5.96%) Cognos Report Studio
10 27 (5.96%) DataStage
11 26 (5.74%) Power BI
12 24 (5.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 24 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (5.08%) Hadoop
14 22 (4.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (4.64%) Relational Database
16 17 (3.75%) Cognos Query Studio
16 17 (3.75%) OLAP
16 17 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (3.53%) Toad
2 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.66%) JIRA
2 3 (0.66%) Selenium
2 3 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.22%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) VisualVM
General
1 152 (33.55%) Finance
2 51 (11.26%) Banking
3 11 (2.43%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Law
5 6 (1.32%) Legal
5 6 (1.32%) Marketing
6 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.66%) Advertising
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (35.98%) Developer
2 124 (27.37%) Analyst
3 71 (15.67%) Cognos Developer
4 62 (13.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 47 (10.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 42 (9.27%) SQL Developer
7 38 (8.39%) Data Analyst
8 37 (8.17%) Architect
9 32 (7.06%) Cognos BI Developer
10 31 (6.84%) Consultant
11 21 (4.64%) Business Analyst
12 20 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
12 20 (4.42%) SQL BI Developer
13 19 (4.19%) Business Developer
14 17 (3.75%) Applications Support
14 17 (3.75%) Report Developer
15 15 (3.31%) Report Analyst
15 15 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
16 14 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
16 14 (3.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.74%) .NET
2 15 (3.31%) Web Services
3 12 (2.65%) XML
4 10 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.21%) HTML
5 7 (1.55%) J2EE
5 7 (1.55%) JSP
6 4 (0.88%) CSS
6 4 (0.88%) JMX
6 4 (0.88%) MDX
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.66%) EJB
7 3 (0.66%) HTML5
7 3 (0.66%) JAXB
7 3 (0.66%) JAX-WS
7 3 (0.66%) jQuery
7 3 (0.66%) JSF
7 3 (0.66%) JSON
7 3 (0.66%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.64%) Visualisation
4 10 (2.21%) Data Integration
4 10 (2.21%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.55%) Clustering
6 7 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.32%) Statistics
8 5 (1.10%) Grid Computing
8 5 (1.10%) Social Media
8 5 (1.10%) Streaming Video
9 4 (0.88%) HP Storage
9 4 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (0.88%) User Experience
10 3 (0.66%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.66%) FMCG
10 3 (0.66%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.40%) Windows
2 21 (4.64%) Unix
3 14 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.99%) Linux
4 9 (1.99%) Solaris
5 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.32%) AIX
7 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (59.82%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (25.39%) ETL
3 69 (15.23%) Data Modelling
4 58 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (10.60%) Analytics
6 42 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (9.05%) Migration
8 38 (8.39%) Project Management
9 35 (7.73%) Data Management
10 30 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (6.40%) Data Analysis
11 29 (6.40%) ITIL
12 22 (4.86%) Systems Analysis
13 21 (4.64%) Six Sigma
14 20 (4.42%) Data Migration
15 19 (4.19%) Kimball Methodology
15 19 (4.19%) Waterfall
16 18 (3.97%) Business Analysis
16 18 (3.97%) Requirements Analysis
17 15 (3.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (39.07%) SQL
2 29 (6.40%) PL/SQL
3 28 (6.18%) Java
4 26 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 18 (3.97%) VB
6 15 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.43%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.43%) VBA
8 10 (2.21%) C#
9 9 (1.99%) C
10 8 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.77%) Python
10 8 (1.77%) VBScript
11 6 (1.32%) Perl
12 3 (0.66%) C++
12 3 (0.66%) R
13 2 (0.44%) RPG
13 2 (0.44%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.86%) Degree
4 7 (1.55%) ISEB
4 7 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.10%) ACCA
5 5 (1.10%) CIMA
5 5 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) MCSA
7 3 (0.66%) CCNA
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.44%) MCP
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCAD
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.32%) JSP 440
2 6 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.32%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.10%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.44%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.43%) vRealize
2 6 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (1.32%) OpenView
2 6 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.88%) Control-M
3 4 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.88%) SCCM
4 3 (0.66%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.44%) Oozie
6 1 (0.22%) Cacti
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (23.18%) Oracle
2 72 (15.89%) Microsoft
3 56 (12.36%) IBM
4 54 (11.92%) SAP
5 53 (11.70%) Tableau
6 35 (7.73%) Informatica
7 24 (5.30%) Teradata
8 23 (5.08%) Hyperion
9 18 (3.97%) VMware
10 16 (3.53%) JD Edwards
11 12 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (2.21%) Sun
13 9 (1.99%) Cisco
13 9 (1.99%) CODA
14 8 (1.77%) HP
14 8 (1.77%) Netezza
15 7 (1.55%) F5
16 6 (1.32%) BEA
16 6 (1.32%) Opsware
16 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
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