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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 447 355 318
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -37
Contract jobs citing Cognos 183 316 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.34% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 205 208
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £77.50 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.32% -5.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £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
22888 23667 25669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.60% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13962 13919 15119
Median daily rate £420 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 987 1246
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -82 168 £425 -1.44% 31
London -56 92 £500 +17.64% 16
South East +18 29 £356 -13.63% 8
City of London +1 26 £503 +11.66% 9
Berkshire +5 15 £318 -24.85%
North West +1 10 £375 -21.05% 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £500 +12.67%
East Midlands -15 9 £365 -18.88% 3
West Yorkshire +22 8 £513 +95.23%
Scotland +11 8 £400 -4.47% 4
West Midlands -36 8 £400 -11.11% 2
Leeds +21 7 £525 +5.00%
Cheshire +7 6 £363 -23.68%
East of England -8 6 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey +18 5 £406 -14.47% 1
Edinburgh +13 5 £400 -1.53% 2
Slough +8 5 £225 -
Birmingham -7 5 £400 -11.11%
Warrington - 5 £350 -
Bracknell - 5 £310 -
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £410 - 4
Derbyshire +4 4 - -
Shropshire -1 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Hampshire +22 2 - -
Crawley +17 2 - - 2
South Wales +12 2 £488 +95.00%
West Sussex +10 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - -
Derby +6 2 - -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 276 (63.45%) Business Intelligence
2 181 (41.61%) SQL
3 161 (37.01%) Finance
4 124 (28.51%) Data Warehouse
5 113 (25.98%) SQL Server
6 106 (24.37%) ETL
7 102 (23.45%) Oracle
8 83 (19.08%) Data Modelling
9 81 (18.62%) Microsoft
10 80 (18.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 78 (17.93%) BusinessObjects
12 72 (16.55%) Cognos TM1
13 69 (15.86%) QlikView
14 65 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (13.56%) Tableau
15 59 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 58 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
17 56 (12.87%) Banking
18 55 (12.64%) SAP
19 53 (12.18%) IBM
19 53 (12.18%) Analytics
20 49 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
21 48 (11.03%) MS Excel
22 42 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 42 (9.66%) Informatica
23 39 (8.97%) Migration
24 37 (8.51%) Data Management
25 33 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
26 31 (7.13%) T-SQL
26 31 (7.13%) PL/SQL

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 17 (3.91%) SAS
2 16 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.07%) Apache Pig
4 9 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.84%) IIS
6 5 (1.15%) Apache
6 5 (1.15%) FileNet
6 5 (1.15%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.46%) CMS
9 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.46%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.60%) MS Office
3 7 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.61%) SPSS
4 4 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.92%) Windchill
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 80 (18.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 72 (16.55%) Cognos TM1
3 11 (2.53%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.84%) Cognos Planning
5 7 (1.61%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.38%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.69%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.46%) HFM
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.46%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.38%) Office 365
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.46%) SaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.38%) Firewall
1 6 (1.38%) Internet
2 4 (0.92%) FTP
2 4 (0.92%) LAN
3 3 (0.69%) HTTP
3 3 (0.69%) LDAP
4 2 (0.46%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.46%) DHCP
4 2 (0.46%) DNS
4 2 (0.46%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.46%) NAS
4 2 (0.46%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.46%) SAN
4 2 (0.46%) SSH
4 2 (0.46%) SSL
4 2 (0.46%) WAN
4 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.23%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (28.51%) Data Warehouse
2 113 (25.98%) SQL Server
3 78 (17.93%) BusinessObjects
4 69 (15.86%) QlikView
5 59 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (6.90%) DataStage
8 28 (6.44%) Oracle Database
8 28 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (6.21%) Big Data
10 26 (5.98%) Cognos Report Studio
11 25 (5.75%) Power BI
12 24 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (5.29%) Hadoop
14 22 (5.06%) Relational Database
15 19 (4.37%) OLAP
16 18 (4.14%) Cognos Query Studio
17 17 (3.91%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (3.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 16 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.76%) Toad
2 6 (1.38%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (0.92%) JIRA
4 3 (0.69%) ERwin
4 3 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.69%) Selenium
4 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.46%) Maven
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) VisualVM
General
1 161 (37.01%) Finance
2 56 (12.87%) Banking
3 16 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.22%) Retail
5 8 (1.84%) Marketing
6 7 (1.61%) Back Office
7 6 (1.38%) Legal
7 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.92%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (37.47%) Developer
2 118 (27.13%) Analyst
3 76 (17.47%) Cognos Developer
4 57 (13.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 43 (9.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 38 (8.74%) Data Analyst
7 37 (8.51%) SQL Developer
8 35 (8.05%) Architect
9 29 (6.67%) Cognos BI Developer
10 27 (6.21%) Consultant
11 26 (5.98%) Business Analyst
12 22 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (4.60%) Applications Support
14 18 (4.14%) Business Developer
15 17 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Manager
16 16 (3.68%) Business Manager
16 16 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
16 16 (3.68%) SQL BI Developer
17 14 (3.22%) Data Manager
17 14 (3.22%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.98%) .NET
2 13 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.53%) Web Services
4 10 (2.30%) HTML
4 10 (2.30%) XML
5 5 (1.15%) MDX
6 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.69%) CSS
7 3 (0.69%) D3.js
7 3 (0.69%) HTML5
7 3 (0.69%) J2EE
7 3 (0.69%) JMX
7 3 (0.69%) JSON
7 3 (0.69%) JSP
8 2 (0.46%) EJB
8 2 (0.46%) JAXB
8 2 (0.46%) JMS
8 2 (0.46%) Middleware
8 2 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.14%) Visualisation
4 13 (2.99%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.15%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.15%) Social Media
8 5 (1.15%) Streaming Video
9 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) User Experience
10 3 (0.69%) Clustering
10 3 (0.69%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.69%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.69%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.69%) Replication
11 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.46%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.46%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.06%) Windows
2 16 (3.68%) Unix
3 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.38%) Linux
4 6 (1.38%) Solaris
5 5 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.46%) AIX
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (63.45%) Business Intelligence
2 106 (24.37%) ETL
3 83 (19.08%) Data Modelling
4 58 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (12.18%) Analytics
6 49 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (8.97%) Migration
8 37 (8.51%) Data Management
9 33 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (6.44%) Project Management
11 26 (5.98%) Data Analysis
12 23 (5.29%) ITIL
13 22 (5.06%) Waterfall
14 21 (4.83%) Kimball Methodology
15 19 (4.37%) ERP
15 19 (4.37%) Six Sigma
16 18 (4.14%) Business Analysis
16 18 (4.14%) Systems Analysis
17 17 (3.91%) Lean Six Sigma
17 17 (3.91%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 181 (41.61%) SQL
2 31 (7.13%) PL/SQL
2 31 (7.13%) T-SQL
3 25 (5.75%) Java
4 15 (3.45%) VB
5 14 (3.22%) Shell Script
5 14 (3.22%) VBA
6 12 (2.76%) C#
7 11 (2.53%) C
7 11 (2.53%) Python
8 10 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.38%) Perl
9 6 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.92%) R
11 3 (0.69%) C++
11 3 (0.69%) Scala
11 3 (0.69%) VBScript
12 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.46%) Korn
12 2 (0.46%) RPG
Qualifications
1 21 (4.83%) Degree
2 19 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.69%) ISEB
4 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.23%) AAT
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.23%) CCNA
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.07%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) SLA
5 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.61%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.46%) HDFS
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.53%) vRealize
2 5 (1.15%) Control-M
3 4 (0.92%) Oozie
4 2 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.46%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.46%) OpenView
4 2 (0.46%) SCCM
4 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Cacti
5 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Netcool
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 102 (23.45%) Oracle
2 81 (18.62%) Microsoft
3 59 (13.56%) Tableau
4 55 (12.64%) SAP
5 53 (12.18%) IBM
6 42 (9.66%) Informatica
7 30 (6.90%) Teradata
8 26 (5.98%) Hyperion
9 16 (3.68%) JD Edwards
9 16 (3.68%) MicroStrategy
10 13 (2.99%) VMware
11 8 (1.84%) CODA
12 7 (1.61%) Netezza
13 6 (1.38%) Talend
14 5 (1.15%) Lotus
14 5 (1.15%) Sun
15 4 (0.92%) Ab Initio
16 3 (0.69%) Adobe
16 3 (0.69%) Brio
16 3 (0.69%) TIBCO
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: 275-300
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago