The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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.

Cognos
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 75 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 0.68% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +165.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 454 443 544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.16% 42.47% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 243 235
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Buckinghamshire

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Buckinghamshire

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Milton Keynes +1 5 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Cognos
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) PMO
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Business Forecasting
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) CIMA
4 2 (22.22%) ACCA
5 1 (11.11%) Epicor
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) IFS

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 3 (33.33%) HR Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) HR Data Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Report Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ETL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Business Forecasting
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ACCA
1 2 (22.22%) CIMA
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Epicor
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) IFS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP