The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 108 126
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 15
Median daily rate £475 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £368 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £466 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.06 - £21.25
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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1049 1173 1499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.59% 47.03% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 610 851
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 99 136
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.53 £40.00 £42.50
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the East of England

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the East of England

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the East of England

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Bedfordshire -5 3 £475 -
Essex -13 2 £394 -5.68%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - -
Cognos
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) ERP
5 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) PMP
6 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (10.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Big Data
5 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) HR Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) SSRS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSRS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Conflict Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Alteryx
2 1 (10.00%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau