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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 302 247 267
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +20
Contract jobs citing Cognos 353 458 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.78% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 273 237
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 -43 322 £425 +3.03% 89
London -18 193 £450 +7.14% 45
City of London +41 65 £450 +5.88% 8
South East -34 40 £375 -17.80% 12
North West +2 30 £388 +19.23% 5
West Midlands -32 19 £350 -17.64% 4
Surrey +7 16 £348 -0.71% 2
Scotland -30 16 £388 -3.00% 2
East of England +20 14 £369 +9.25% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £425 -15.00% 1
South West +9 10 £450 -5.75% 13
Glasgow -7 10 £401 -5.64% 1
Bedfordshire +6 9 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +8 8 £347 +46.30% 4
Cheshire - 8 £425 - 1
Merseyside -17 7 £365 +12.30% 1
Manchester -5 6 £325 -7.14% 3
Hampshire -8 5 £400 -15.78% 7
Birmingham -20 5 £275 -35.29% 3
Bracknell - 5 £456 - 1
Dorset - 5 £516 -
Uxbridge - 5 £325 -
Docklands, London +6 4 £450 -5.26%
Liverpool -16 4 £365 +12.30% 1
Yorkshire -33 4 £369 -7.81% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £413 - 11
Derbyshire +3 3 £400 -
Reading +1 3 £438 -12.50%
Bournemouth - 3 £500 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £475 +102.12%

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 378 (55.92%) Business Intelligence
2 259 (38.31%) Finance
3 253 (37.43%) SQL
4 202 (29.88%) Data Warehouse
5 175 (25.89%) IBM
6 150 (22.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 138 (20.41%) SQL Server
8 128 (18.93%) Oracle
9 121 (17.90%) ETL
10 119 (17.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 114 (16.86%) Data Modelling
12 112 (16.57%) Cognos TM1
13 104 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
14 97 (14.35%) Microsoft
15 94 (13.91%) Banking
16 87 (12.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 75 (11.09%) Business Objects
18 73 (10.80%) Analytics
19 71 (10.50%) QlikView
20 69 (10.21%) Project Management
21 68 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
22 66 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 61 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
24 59 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
25 57 (8.43%) Data Analysis
25 57 (8.43%) Business Analysis
25 57 (8.43%) Security Cleared
26 56 (8.28%) MS Excel
27 49 (7.25%) Cognos Analysis Studio
28 44 (6.51%) SC Cleared

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (5.77%) SAS
2 35 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.07%) IIS
5 11 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.04%) Apache
6 7 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.59%) FileNet
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.03%) MS Office
3 22 (3.25%) SPSS
4 13 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.78%) MS Project
6 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.89%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.59%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 150 (22.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 112 (16.57%) Cognos TM1
3 22 (3.25%) ResourceLink
4 8 (1.18%) Cognos Planning
5 7 (1.04%) Cognos Controller
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.59%) Unica
8 4 (0.59%) assyst
8 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.59%) Agresso
8 4 (0.59%) Maximo
8 4 (0.59%) Summit
9 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.44%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.15%) Responsys
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.07%) Internet
2 13 (1.92%) WAN
3 11 (1.63%) LAN
3 11 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.63%) DNS
4 9 (1.33%) HTTP
5 7 (1.04%) FTP
6 5 (0.74%) Intranet
6 5 (0.74%) Extranet
7 4 (0.59%) Firewall
8 3 (0.44%) NAS
8 3 (0.44%) SAN
9 2 (0.30%) LDAP
9 2 (0.30%) FCoE
9 2 (0.30%) VLAN
9 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.15%) IPsec
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
10 1 (0.15%) Broadband
10 1 (0.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (29.88%) Data Warehouse
2 138 (20.41%) SQL Server
3 119 (17.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 104 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
5 87 (12.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (10.50%) QlikView
7 66 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (7.25%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 39 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (5.62%) Cognos Query Studio
10 38 (5.62%) Cognos Transformer
11 34 (5.03%) Relational Database
11 34 (5.03%) OLAP
12 27 (3.99%) Oracle Database
13 25 (3.70%) DataStage
14 24 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (3.40%) RDBMS
16 22 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
17 21 (3.11%) Data Mining
18 19 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.04%) ERwin
2 5 (0.74%) Toad
3 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 259 (38.31%) Finance
2 94 (13.91%) Banking
3 34 (5.03%) Retail
4 24 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.92%) Marketing
6 12 (1.78%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.18%) Back Office
10 5 (0.74%) Legal
10 5 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.74%) International Banking
11 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.44%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.30%) Games
13 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 245 (36.24%) Developer
2 187 (27.66%) Analyst
3 134 (19.82%) Cognos Developer
4 78 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 69 (10.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 53 (7.84%) Consultant
6 53 (7.84%) TM1 Developer
7 50 (7.40%) Project Manager
8 45 (6.66%) Architect
9 40 (5.92%) Data Analyst
10 34 (5.03%) Cognos BI Developer
11 30 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 27 (3.99%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.85%) Business Developer
14 21 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 21 (3.11%) Report Developer
15 20 (2.96%) Cognos Consultant
16 17 (2.51%) Senior Developer
16 17 (2.51%) Data Architect
17 16 (2.37%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.66%) .NET
2 16 (2.37%) XML
3 10 (1.48%) HTML
4 9 (1.33%) Web Services
5 7 (1.04%) JSP
6 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.59%) Servlets
7 4 (0.59%) SOAP
7 4 (0.59%) ODBC
7 4 (0.59%) CSS
7 4 (0.59%) Ajax
7 4 (0.59%) MDX
7 4 (0.59%) JSTL
8 2 (0.30%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.30%) JSON
8 2 (0.30%) jQuery
8 2 (0.30%) HTML5
8 2 (0.30%) Flash
8 2 (0.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.11%) Data Integration
4 16 (2.37%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.04%) Statistics
6 7 (1.04%) FMCG
7 6 (0.89%) Replication
7 6 (0.89%) NHS
8 5 (0.74%) PMI
8 5 (0.74%) Equities
9 4 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.59%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.44%) iSeries
10 3 (0.44%) User Experience
10 3 (0.44%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.44%) Clustering
10 3 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.21%) Linux
2 34 (5.03%) UNIX
3 33 (4.88%) Windows
4 15 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.89%) Solaris
7 4 (0.59%) CentOS
8 3 (0.44%) VMS
9 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.30%) AIX
9 2 (0.30%) HPUX
9 2 (0.30%) SUSE
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (55.92%) Business Intelligence
2 121 (17.90%) ETL
3 114 (16.86%) Data Modelling
4 73 (10.80%) Analytics
5 69 (10.21%) Project Management
6 61 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 59 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (8.43%) Data Analysis
8 57 (8.43%) Business Analysis
9 34 (5.03%) Migration
10 30 (4.44%) ITIL
11 27 (3.99%) Data Management
11 27 (3.99%) Kimball Methodology
12 24 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (3.40%) Change Management
14 22 (3.25%) Data Migration
15 21 (3.11%) Data Architecture
16 20 (2.96%) Dimensional Modelling
17 18 (2.66%) Time Management
18 17 (2.51%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (37.43%) SQL
2 39 (5.77%) PL/SQL
3 36 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 27 (3.99%) Java
5 20 (2.96%) VBA
6 13 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.63%) Perl
8 10 (1.48%) C
8 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.04%) C#
10 6 (0.89%) VB
11 5 (0.74%) PHP
12 3 (0.44%) ABAP
12 3 (0.44%) R
13 2 (0.30%) C-shell
13 2 (0.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.30%) Korn
13 2 (0.30%) Python
13 2 (0.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.25%) Degree
4 9 (1.33%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.59%) PMP
6 3 (0.44%) MBA
6 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ACCA
8 1 (0.15%) CIMA
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.40%) Solvency II
2 15 (2.22%) QA
3 11 (1.63%) GAAP
4 9 (1.33%) SLA
5 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) Basel III
6 2 (0.30%) COREP
6 2 (0.30%) FINREP
6 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) P3O
7 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
System Software
1 6 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.59%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.30%) Samba
3 2 (0.30%) KVM
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) XenServer
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
4 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.74%) Control-M
2 2 (0.30%) OpenView
2 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.30%) Netcool
3 1 (0.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.15%) Netcool/Proviso
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 175 (25.89%) IBM
2 128 (18.93%) Oracle
3 97 (14.35%) Microsoft
4 75 (11.09%) Business Objects
5 42 (6.21%) SAP
6 30 (4.44%) Informatica
7 26 (3.85%) Teradata
8 18 (2.66%) Tableau
8 18 (2.66%) Sun
9 14 (2.07%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (1.78%) Netezza
12 8 (1.18%) Lotus
13 7 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.04%) Sybase
14 6 (0.89%) HP
14 6 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.89%) Mantas
14 6 (0.89%) Actimize
14 6 (0.89%) Norkom
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