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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 116 132
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.50% 0.41% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 0.77% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -9.37% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

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 913 1303 1408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.36% 52.95% 48.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 669 698
Median daily rate £400 £398 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 47 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Berkshire

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +15 4 - -
Thatcham - 4 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (89.47%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (63.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
3 8 (42.11%) Maximo
4 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) QlikView
5 5 (26.32%) Tableau
6 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.53%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (10.53%) Teradata
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) ETL
8 2 (10.53%) Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Inmon Methodology
9 1 (5.26%) Power BI
9 1 (5.26%) Records Management
9 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
9 1 (5.26%) Toad

Cognos
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Maximo
2 6 (31.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) QlikView
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.26%) CloverETL
5 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
5 1 (5.26%) Pentaho
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Maximo Specialist
1 8 (42.11%) Report Specialist
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Cognos Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Report Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cognos Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (21.05%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Tableau
2 3 (15.79%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Teradata
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Talend