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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 444 324 262
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -62
Contract jobs citing Cognos 207 361 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.43% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 239 267
Median daily rate £434 £439 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%

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
24636 25283 24533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.32% 45.27% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15131 14421 13830
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1104 1053
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.56 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 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 4 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 -132 189 £450 +1.12% 37
London -123 76 £425 -5.55% 18
South East -11 38 £430 +14.53% 8
West Midlands -8 20 £430 -3.37% 4
East of England +16 19 £450 +9.09% 1
Surrey -8 15 £500 +42.85% 2
Scotland -11 14 £360 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 12 £483 +30.84%
City of London -12 11 £450 -2.70% 7
Glasgow +14 9 £363 -19.44% 1
East Midlands +11 9 £450 +29.50%
Berkshire +2 8 £450 +5.88%
West Sussex -13 8 £370 -33.03%
Suffolk - 8 £450 -
Leeds - 8 £507 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £507 -
Bury St Edmunds - 7 £450 -
Reading -3 6 £450 +12.50%
Crawley -3 6 £369 -33.25%
South West -7 6 £398 -0.62% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £430 -
Bristol -4 5 £398 +14.38%
Hampshire 0 4 £385 -3.75% 2
Norwich - 4 £475 -
Norfolk - 4 £475 -
Northamptonshire +9 3 £525 +90.90%
Nottingham +5 3 £400 +15.11%
East Sussex +3 3 £325 -
Bedfordshire +1 3 £350 -6.66%
Birmingham -1 3 £160 -39.04%

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 287 (60.29%) Business Intelligence
2 215 (45.17%) Finance
3 184 (38.66%) SQL
4 182 (38.24%) Data Warehouse
5 160 (33.61%) Oracle
6 126 (26.47%) ETL
7 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
8 109 (22.90%) IBM
9 92 (19.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 81 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 72 (15.13%) Analytics
12 66 (13.87%) QlikView
13 64 (13.45%) BusinessObjects
14 62 (13.03%) Project Management
15 60 (12.61%) SAP
15 60 (12.61%) Cognos TM1
16 58 (12.18%) Security Cleared
17 57 (11.97%) Data Modelling
18 56 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 54 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
20 53 (11.13%) Tableau
20 53 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
21 43 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 42 (8.82%) MS Office
23 41 (8.61%) Banking
24 40 (8.40%) Cognos Report Studio
24 40 (8.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
25 39 (8.19%) SharePoint
26 37 (7.77%) 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 39 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.25%) SAS
3 7 (1.47%) Apache
4 6 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.63%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (8.82%) MS Office
2 30 (6.30%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.15%) SPSS
4 13 (2.73%) MS Project
5 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 92 (19.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 60 (12.61%) Cognos TM1
3 22 (4.62%) Cognos Planning
4 20 (4.20%) Cognos Controller
5 13 (2.73%) Hyperion Planning
6 12 (2.52%) ResourceLink
7 9 (1.89%) HFM
8 8 (1.68%) SAP BPC
9 7 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (1.47%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 7 (1.47%) Maximo
10 5 (1.05%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.63%) Unica
11 3 (0.63%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.42%) Siebel Analytics
13 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
13 1 (0.21%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.84%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.63%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) Office 365
6 1 (0.21%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.68%) NAS
2 3 (0.63%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.63%) Firewall
2 3 (0.63%) FTP
2 3 (0.63%) Intranet
2 3 (0.63%) LDAP
2 3 (0.63%) Skype
2 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.42%) SAN
3 2 (0.42%) SSH
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (38.24%) Data Warehouse
2 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
3 66 (13.87%) QlikView
4 64 (13.45%) BusinessObjects
5 56 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (8.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 40 (8.40%) Cognos Report Studio
8 36 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (6.72%) DataStage
10 24 (5.04%) Big Data
11 23 (4.83%) IBM InfoSphere
12 21 (4.41%) Oracle Database
13 19 (3.99%) Oracle BI EE
14 18 (3.78%) Hadoop
14 18 (3.78%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (3.78%) Power BI
15 15 (3.15%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (2.94%) OLAP
16 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (6.72%) Toad
2 5 (1.05%) Subversion
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.63%) JIRA
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.21%) ERwin
6 1 (0.21%) PowerDesigner
General
1 215 (45.17%) Finance
2 41 (8.61%) Banking
3 15 (3.15%) Retail
4 10 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.89%) Legal
6 8 (1.68%) Front Office
6 8 (1.68%) Marketing
7 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.84%) Law
8 4 (0.84%) Military
8 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.63%) International Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (28.57%) Analyst
2 132 (27.73%) Developer
3 56 (11.76%) Cognos Developer
4 54 (11.34%) Architect
5 44 (9.24%) Project Manager
6 43 (9.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 41 (8.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 41 (8.61%) Consultant
8 40 (8.40%) Test Analyst
9 33 (6.93%) Business Analyst
10 28 (5.88%) Cognos Consultant
11 27 (5.67%) Data Analyst
12 25 (5.25%) SQL Analyst
13 23 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 23 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
13 23 (4.83%) Data Warehouse Analyst
14 22 (4.62%) ETL Developer
15 21 (4.41%) Data Architect
16 20 (4.20%) SQL Developer
17 19 (3.99%) Cognos BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.15%) .NET
1 15 (3.15%) Web Services
2 10 (2.10%) JSP
3 7 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 7 (1.47%) MDX
3 7 (1.47%) Spring
3 7 (1.47%) XML
4 6 (1.26%) XSLT
5 5 (1.05%) Ajax
5 5 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.05%) HTML
5 5 (1.05%) HTML5
5 5 (1.05%) J2EE
5 5 (1.05%) REST
6 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.84%) Spring Integration
6 4 (0.84%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.57%) Visualisation
3 13 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.10%) Statistics
6 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.47%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.26%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.84%) FMCG
10 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.63%) Clustering
11 3 (0.63%) Economics
11 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.42%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.42%) Fintech
12 2 (0.42%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.42%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.42%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.41%) Windows
2 15 (3.15%) Linux
3 6 (1.26%) MVS
4 5 (1.05%) Solaris
4 5 (1.05%) Unix
5 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.21%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) SUSE
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (60.29%) Business Intelligence
2 126 (26.47%) ETL
3 72 (15.13%) Analytics
4 62 (13.03%) Project Management
5 57 (11.97%) Data Modelling
6 53 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (6.93%) Migration
9 32 (6.72%) Kimball Methodology
10 30 (6.30%) Data Analysis
11 26 (5.46%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.62%) Data Management
12 22 (4.62%) Data Migration
13 21 (4.41%) Test Scripting
14 18 (3.78%) Integration Testing
15 17 (3.57%) PRINCE2
15 17 (3.57%) SDLC
15 17 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (3.36%) System Integration Testing
17 15 (3.15%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 184 (38.66%) SQL
2 19 (3.99%) PL/SQL
3 18 (3.78%) T-SQL
4 17 (3.57%) Java
5 14 (2.94%) VBA
6 9 (1.89%) C
7 5 (1.05%) R
8 4 (0.84%) VB
9 3 (0.63%) Python
9 3 (0.63%) VBScript
10 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.42%) Perl
10 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.77%) ISEB
3 36 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 34 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 31 (6.51%) Degree
6 20 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (2.10%) ACCA
9 8 (1.68%) CIMA
10 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.63%) CISA
12 3 (0.63%) CISM
12 3 (0.63%) CISSP
13 2 (0.42%) APMP
13 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.42%) PMP
13 2 (0.42%) SAS Certification
14 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.84%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.63%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.42%) HDFS
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle EDQ
3 6 (1.26%) Ambari
4 4 (0.84%) Control-M
5 3 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.63%) OpenView
5 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.21%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 160 (33.61%) Oracle
2 109 (22.90%) IBM
3 81 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 60 (12.61%) SAP
5 53 (11.13%) Tableau
6 35 (7.35%) HP
7 26 (5.46%) MicroStrategy
8 24 (5.04%) Hyperion
9 22 (4.62%) Netezza
10 17 (3.57%) Informatica
11 12 (2.52%) Teradata
12 8 (1.68%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.47%) Infor
14 6 (1.26%) Siebel
15 5 (1.05%) Anaplan
15 5 (1.05%) CODA
15 5 (1.05%) Sun
16 4 (0.84%) Concur
16 4 (0.84%) ILOG
16 4 (0.84%) VMware
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
Capita plc
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago