The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cognos
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 112 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.59% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £365 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.14% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 876 1179 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.37% 50.71% 50.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 615 588
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 54
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in Berkshire

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Berkshire

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 11 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (72.73%) Eclipse
2 8 (72.73%) Maximo
2 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Changepoint
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) Scribe Insight
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (18.18%) QlikView
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Maximo
2 2 (18.18%) Changepoint
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (9.09%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) QlikView
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Maximo Specialist
1 8 (72.73%) Report Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Records Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Tableau
2 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (9.09%) SAP