The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 April 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 88 83
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.13% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £434 £375
% change year-on-year -7.83% +15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 371 580 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 36.88% 37.86% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 308 243
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +18.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £17.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.69 £36.60 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Edinburgh

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in Edinburgh

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (50.00%) ERP
3 4 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (50.00%) Tableau
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (12.50%) Looker
6 1 (12.50%) Data Ingestion
6 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Yellowfin
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Looker
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Yellowfin
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Business Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos BI Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Ingestion
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
5 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Tableau