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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 307 309 302
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 353 311 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.28% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 198 183
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -24 311 £450 +2.27% 78
London +14 192 £475 +1.06% 41
City of London +36 56 £470 +4.44% 16
South East -20 36 £453 +3.42% 13
East of England -28 25 £340 -12.25% 3
Scotland -6 19 £400 +14.28% 6
Hertfordshire -13 18 £324 +36.31% 1
North West -9 15 £450 +55.17% 11
East Midlands +7 14 £400 +18.51% 4
South West -23 14 £425 +6.25% 1
Middlesex +7 10 - -
Glasgow -8 10 £380 +8.57% 2
Hampshire -12 10 £477 +33.89% 2
Wales - 9 £325 -
South Wales - 9 £325 -
Berkshire -6 8 £350 -26.31% 3
Derbyshire +12 6 £400 +18.51% 2
Derby +1 6 £400 +18.51% 2
Edinburgh 0 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Dorset - 5 £483 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £350 - 2
Wiltshire -9 4 £425 +30.76%
West Midlands -22 4 £419 +4.68% 3
Cheshire +6 3 - - 4
Surrey -1 3 £375 -21.05% 2
Essex -16 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £400 -
Bournemouth - 3 £483 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 370 (51.32%) Business Intelligence
2 291 (40.36%) SQL
3 287 (39.81%) Finance
4 275 (38.14%) Data Warehouse
5 233 (32.32%) Oracle
6 179 (24.83%) ETL
7 171 (23.72%) SQL Server
8 157 (21.78%) Cognos TM1
9 132 (18.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 130 (18.03%) Banking
11 111 (15.40%) Microsoft
12 101 (14.01%) IBM
13 98 (13.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 92 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 91 (12.62%) Business Objects
16 87 (12.07%) Data Modelling
17 83 (11.51%) QlikView
18 80 (11.10%) Cognos Report Studio
19 73 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
20 71 (9.85%) SAP
21 70 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
22 69 (9.57%) DataStage
23 68 (9.43%) Project Management
24 60 (8.32%) Analytics
25 54 (7.49%) PL/SQL
26 52 (7.21%) T-SQL
27 48 (6.66%) Data Integration
28 47 (6.52%) Informatica
29 46 (6.38%) SharePoint
29 46 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 46 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.99%) SAS
3 20 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (2.77%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.66%) IIS
5 11 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.28%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.14%) FileNet
9 1 (0.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 41 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.19%) MS Office
3 16 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.97%) SPSS
7 4 (0.55%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.42%) MS Project
9 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 157 (21.78%) Cognos TM1
2 132 (18.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 14 (1.94%) Cognos Controller
4 10 (1.39%) Agresso
4 10 (1.39%) SAP PS
5 7 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.97%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.69%) Cognos Planning
7 4 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.14%) PaaS
1 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.94%) HTTP
2 13 (1.80%) FTP
3 10 (1.39%) WAN
3 10 (1.39%) LAN
4 9 (1.25%) SAN
5 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.55%) Internet
7 3 (0.42%) Intranet
7 3 (0.42%) DNS
7 3 (0.42%) VoIP
8 2 (0.28%) LDAP
8 2 (0.28%) SDH
8 2 (0.28%) UMTS
8 2 (0.28%) VPN
8 2 (0.28%) Extranet
8 2 (0.28%) MPLS
8 2 (0.28%) BGP
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.28%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (38.14%) Data Warehouse
2 171 (23.72%) SQL Server
3 98 (13.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 92 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (11.51%) QlikView
6 80 (11.10%) Cognos Report Studio
7 69 (9.57%) DataStage
8 46 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (6.10%) OLAP
10 38 (5.27%) Cognos Transformer
11 37 (5.13%) Relational Database
12 34 (4.72%) Oracle Database
13 32 (4.44%) Data Mart
14 28 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (3.74%) Cognos Query Studio
16 26 (3.61%) Crystal Reports
17 25 (3.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
17 25 (3.47%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (3.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (2.22%) ERwin
1 16 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (1.66%) JIRA
3 8 (1.11%) Toad
4 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.69%) JMeter
6 4 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.42%) Subversion
8 2 (0.28%) Xcode
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.28%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.28%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.14%) Introscope
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.14%) JBehave
General
1 287 (39.81%) Finance
2 130 (18.03%) Banking
3 46 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.58%) Retail
5 15 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.39%) Publishing
9 8 (1.11%) Marketing
10 6 (0.83%) Legal
10 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.55%) Front Office
12 4 (0.55%) Back Office
12 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.42%) Electronics
13 3 (0.42%) Law
14 2 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 293 (40.64%) Developer
2 201 (27.88%) Analyst
3 135 (18.72%) Cognos Developer
4 80 (11.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 72 (9.99%) Business Analyst
6 60 (8.32%) Consultant
7 42 (5.83%) TM1 Developer
8 37 (5.13%) Cognos BI Developer
9 35 (4.85%) Data Analyst
10 34 (4.72%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.16%) Cognos Consultant
12 28 (3.88%) Architect
12 28 (3.88%) Project Manager
13 27 (3.74%) ETL Developer
13 27 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 22 (3.05%) Data Warehouse Analyst
14 22 (3.05%) DataStage Developer
15 20 (2.77%) Systems Analyst
16 16 (2.22%) Administrator
17 15 (2.08%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.85%) XML
2 30 (4.16%) MDX
3 28 (3.88%) .NET
4 13 (1.80%) HTML
5 11 (1.53%) CSS
5 11 (1.53%) Web Services
6 10 (1.39%) JSON
7 5 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.55%) EDI
8 4 (0.55%) HTML5
9 3 (0.42%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.42%) REST
9 3 (0.42%) Middleware
9 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.28%) JSP
10 2 (0.28%) XSLT
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.28%) CSS3
11 1 (0.14%) jQuery
11 1 (0.14%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.66%) Data Integration
3 29 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.80%) Visualisation
5 13 (1.80%) NHS
6 10 (1.39%) iPad
7 6 (0.83%) CMDB
7 6 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.69%) Derivative
8 5 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.55%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.55%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.42%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.42%) Economics
10 3 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.42%) FMCG
10 3 (0.42%) DTV
10 3 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.24%) Windows
2 28 (3.88%) UNIX
3 25 (3.47%) Linux
4 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.83%) Solaris
6 3 (0.42%) AIX
6 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (51.32%) Business Intelligence
2 179 (24.83%) ETL
3 87 (12.07%) Data Modelling
4 73 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (9.43%) Project Management
6 60 (8.32%) Analytics
7 46 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.83%) Data Management
9 41 (5.69%) Kimball Methodology
10 34 (4.72%) Data Analysis
11 30 (4.16%) Migration
11 30 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (3.88%) Change Management
14 27 (3.74%) ITIL
14 27 (3.74%) Business Analysis
15 26 (3.61%) Dimensional Modelling
16 24 (3.33%) Scrum
16 24 (3.33%) PRINCE2
17 21 (2.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 291 (40.36%) SQL
2 54 (7.49%) PL/SQL
3 52 (7.21%) T-SQL
4 22 (3.05%) VBA
5 17 (2.36%) VBScript
6 16 (2.22%) Java
6 16 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.11%) SAS Macro
9 8 (1.11%) C
10 5 (0.69%) C#
10 5 (0.69%) VB
10 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.55%) PHP
12 2 (0.28%) Python
12 2 (0.28%) Ruby
12 2 (0.28%) Perl
13 1 (0.14%) C++
13 1 (0.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 37 (5.13%) Degree
2 17 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.97%) ISEB
6 6 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) ACCA
9 2 (0.28%) CIMA
10 1 (0.14%) MBA
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.64%) QA
2 17 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.39%) CDISC
4 7 (0.97%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.28%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (0.69%) ARCserve
1 5 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.55%) Control-M
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 233 (32.32%) Oracle
2 111 (15.40%) Microsoft
3 101 (14.01%) IBM
4 91 (12.62%) Business Objects
5 71 (9.85%) SAP
6 47 (6.52%) Informatica
7 25 (3.47%) Tableau
8 19 (2.64%) Hyperion
9 17 (2.36%) Netezza
10 13 (1.80%) Ab Initio
11 12 (1.66%) Teradata
11 12 (1.66%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (1.66%) Sun
12 11 (1.53%) Primavera
12 11 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.39%) Palantir
14 8 (1.11%) VMware
14 8 (1.11%) HP
14 8 (1.11%) Siebel
15 7 (0.97%) Cisco
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550-600 daily
Posted: 6 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Net Talent
Rate: Excellent rate on offer
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago