The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 285 270 287
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing Cognos 347 348 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.45% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 225 201
Average daily rate
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£472 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £399
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £34.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.92% +57.50%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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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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 -39 311 £483 +20.62% 67
London +1 201 £500 +11.11% 34
City of London 0 59 £500 +25.00% 12
South East -6 46 £400 +6.66% 13
Scotland -6 21 £400 +14.28% 3
South West -8 14 £363 -6.45% 5
North West -14 13 £475 +26.66% 6
Edinburgh -5 12 £425 +21.42%
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £160 -52.59% 2
East of England -35 11 £250 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +3 10 £390 -17.89%
Yorkshire +14 9 £410 -
West Yorkshire +6 6 £420 -
East Midlands -1 5 £375 +66.66% 4
Hampshire -12 5 £475 +34.75% 7
Dorset - 5 £483 - 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £425 -
Glasgow -1 4 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £350 - 1
Cheshire 0 3 - - 4
Wiltshire -6 3 £345 +6.15% 1
Surrey -8 3 £375 -12.79% 2
Hertfordshire -15 3 £263 -14.63%
Leeds - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 £483 - 1
South Wales - 3 £190 -
Wales - 3 £190 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 413 (51.95%) Business Intelligence
2 316 (39.75%) Finance
3 303 (38.11%) SQL
4 294 (36.98%) Data Warehouse
5 273 (34.34%) Oracle
6 182 (22.89%) SQL Server
7 170 (21.38%) Cognos TM1
8 165 (20.75%) ETL
9 159 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 139 (17.48%) Banking
11 122 (15.35%) IBM
12 117 (14.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 110 (13.84%) Microsoft
14 109 (13.71%) Business Objects
15 98 (12.33%) QlikView
16 97 (12.20%) Cognos Report Studio
17 96 (12.08%) Data Modelling
18 91 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 83 (10.44%) Project Management
20 79 (9.94%) DataStage
20 79 (9.94%) SAP
21 67 (8.43%) Analytics
22 62 (7.80%) T-SQL
23 54 (6.79%) Investment Banking
24 52 (6.54%) Kimball Methodology
25 51 (6.42%) Cognos Transformer
26 50 (6.29%) PL/SQL
27 49 (6.16%) Relational Database
28 48 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
29 47 (5.91%) Windows

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 33 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.03%) SAS
3 26 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.26%) IIS
6 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.25%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (0.25%) FileNet
9 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
10 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 43 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.40%) MS Office
3 17 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.63%) MS Project
5 5 (0.63%) SPSS
5 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.50%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 170 (21.38%) Cognos TM1
2 159 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 22 (2.77%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (1.13%) Agresso
5 7 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.75%) ResourceLink
7 5 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.63%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.25%) HFM
11 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.14%) SAN
2 13 (1.64%) LAN
2 13 (1.64%) WAN
3 12 (1.51%) HTTP
3 12 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.38%) FTP
5 7 (0.88%) Internet
6 6 (0.75%) Intranet
7 5 (0.63%) Extranet
8 3 (0.38%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) MPLS
9 2 (0.25%) LTE
9 2 (0.25%) BGP
9 2 (0.25%) SDH
9 2 (0.25%) UMTS
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.13%) LDAP
10 1 (0.13%) SMTP
10 1 (0.13%) SSL
10 1 (0.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (36.98%) Data Warehouse
2 182 (22.89%) SQL Server
3 117 (14.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 98 (12.33%) QlikView
5 97 (12.20%) Cognos Report Studio
6 91 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 79 (9.94%) DataStage
8 51 (6.42%) Cognos Transformer
9 49 (6.16%) Relational Database
10 43 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 40 (5.03%) BusinessObjects
11 40 (5.03%) Oracle Database
12 30 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (3.52%) Big Data
14 27 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (3.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 26 (3.27%) Cognos Query Studio
16 24 (3.02%) OLAP
16 24 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (2.89%) ERwin
2 16 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.51%) JIRA
4 10 (1.26%) Toad
5 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.50%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.50%) Subversion
8 3 (0.38%) Selenium
8 3 (0.38%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.25%) JBehave
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.25%) Xcode
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.13%) Lombardi
10 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 316 (39.75%) Finance
2 139 (17.48%) Banking
3 54 (6.79%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.27%) Retail
5 19 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.51%) Back Office
7 12 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.26%) Publishing
9 7 (0.88%) Marketing
9 7 (0.88%) Front Office
10 6 (0.75%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.38%) German Language
13 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 299 (37.61%) Developer
2 218 (27.42%) Analyst
3 149 (18.74%) Cognos Developer
4 83 (10.44%) Business Analyst
5 81 (10.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 68 (8.55%) Consultant
7 44 (5.53%) TM1 Developer
8 43 (5.41%) Cognos BI Developer
9 42 (5.28%) Project Manager
10 37 (4.65%) Cognos Consultant
10 37 (4.65%) Architect
11 31 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 29 (3.65%) Data Analyst
13 27 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 27 (3.40%) ETL Developer
13 27 (3.40%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.40%) Administrator
14 22 (2.77%) Systems Analyst
15 21 (2.64%) DataStage Developer
15 21 (2.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.90%) MDX
2 26 (3.27%) XML
3 25 (3.14%) .NET
4 13 (1.64%) Web Services
5 10 (1.26%) JSON
6 8 (1.01%) HTML
7 5 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.63%) CSS
8 4 (0.50%) HTML5
8 4 (0.50%) EDI
8 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.50%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.38%) Middleware
10 2 (0.25%) CSS3
10 2 (0.25%) JDBC
10 2 (0.25%) XSLT
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.13%) jQuery
11 1 (0.13%) Java EE
11 1 (0.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 29 (3.65%) Data Integration
3 24 (3.02%) NHS
4 17 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.64%) Visualisation
6 12 (1.51%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.51%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.26%) iPad
8 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.75%) CMDB
9 6 (0.75%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.63%) Replication
10 5 (0.63%) IVR
10 5 (0.63%) Derivative
11 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.38%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.38%) Statistics
12 3 (0.38%) Economics
12 3 (0.38%) PMI
12 3 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.91%) Windows
2 37 (4.65%) UNIX
3 29 (3.65%) Linux
4 18 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.01%) Solaris
7 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.38%) AIX
7 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (51.95%) Business Intelligence
2 165 (20.75%) ETL
3 96 (12.08%) Data Modelling
4 83 (10.44%) Project Management
5 67 (8.43%) Analytics
6 52 (6.54%) Kimball Methodology
7 48 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (5.79%) Data Management
8 46 (5.79%) Business Analysis
9 38 (4.78%) Scrum
10 37 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (4.40%) Data Analysis
12 34 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (4.15%) ITIL
14 32 (4.03%) PRINCE2
15 30 (3.77%) Change Management
16 27 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
16 27 (3.40%) CRM
16 27 (3.40%) Migration
17 22 (2.77%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 303 (38.11%) SQL
2 62 (7.80%) T-SQL
3 50 (6.29%) PL/SQL
4 22 (2.77%) VBA
5 18 (2.26%) Java
6 17 (2.14%) VBScript
7 16 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.01%) C
10 7 (0.88%) VB
11 6 (0.75%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.63%) Perl
13 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.50%) C#
14 3 (0.38%) PHP
15 2 (0.25%) Python
15 2 (0.25%) Ruby
16 1 (0.13%) Jython
16 1 (0.13%) C++
16 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (5.66%) Degree
2 17 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.64%) ISEB
4 12 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.38%) CIMA
7 3 (0.38%) ACCA
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.25%) MBA
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) OCP
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.02%) QA
2 13 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.75%) CDISC
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
5 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 12 (1.51%) Terminal Services
2 8 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.51%) ARCserve
2 6 (0.75%) Control-M
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 273 (34.34%) Oracle
2 122 (15.35%) IBM
3 110 (13.84%) Microsoft
4 109 (13.71%) Business Objects
5 79 (9.94%) SAP
6 40 (5.03%) Informatica
7 32 (4.03%) Tableau
8 21 (2.64%) Teradata
9 17 (2.14%) Siebel
10 15 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
10 15 (1.89%) Netezza
11 14 (1.76%) VMware
11 14 (1.76%) Hyperion
11 14 (1.76%) Sun
12 12 (1.51%) Intel
12 12 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.26%) Palantir
14 8 (1.01%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (0.75%) Ab Initio
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