Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 503 423
Rank change year-on-year -37 -80 -56
Contract jobs citing Cognos 335 405 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.92% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 231 360
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £288 £312
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -8.42%
10th Percentile £29.68 £16.65 £20.15
90th Percentile £69.07 £69.07 £64.00
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -3.33%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40600 44229 44976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.23% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25466 27310 27018
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £244 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1360 1561 1937
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -74 121 £435 -8.42% 13
Midlands +38 56 £400 -
North of England +65 55 £400 +6.67% 8
South East -45 40 £419 +24.07% 4
West Midlands +50 38 £400 +6.67%
North West +25 35 £425 +13.33% 7
South West +18 35 £600 +41.18% 2
East of England -20 21 £354 -16.76% 2
East Midlands -11 18 £419 +1.52%
Yorkshire +14 12 £388 -14.13% 1
North East - 8 £405 -
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 175 (52.24%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (37.31%) SQL
3 102 (30.45%) Finance
4 88 (26.27%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (25.67%) IBM
6 84 (25.07%) Security Cleared
7 80 (23.88%) Analytics
8 73 (21.79%) ETL
9 72 (21.49%) SC Cleared
10 67 (20.00%) Oracle
11 64 (19.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 64 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (18.51%) Cognos TM1
13 56 (16.72%) Microsoft
14 50 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
16 44 (13.13%) Data Modelling
17 43 (12.84%) Data Analysis
17 43 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 39 (11.64%) Tableau
19 37 (11.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (10.75%) SQL Server
21 34 (10.15%) SAP
22 33 (9.85%) Banking
23 31 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
24 29 (8.66%) OLAP
24 29 (8.66%) BusinessObjects
25 28 (8.36%) Data Management
25 28 (8.36%) Migration
25 28 (8.36%) Cognos Framework Manager

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 26 (7.76%) SAS
2 20 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.58%) ArcGIS
3 12 (3.58%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.58%) MQSeries
3 12 (3.58%) OpenStack
3 12 (3.58%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.28%) Apache
4 11 (3.28%) iPlanet
4 11 (3.28%) JBoss
4 11 (3.28%) Oracle Application Server
4 11 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.30%) FileNet
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.79%) SPSS
6 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (19.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 62 (18.51%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (3.88%) Cognos Planning
4 12 (3.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (2.69%) ResourceLink
5 9 (2.69%) Unica
6 7 (2.09%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (1.19%) Maximo
8 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.90%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.90%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.30%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.48%) NAS
2 12 (3.58%) LDAP
2 12 (3.58%) SAN
3 11 (3.28%) Firewall
3 11 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.79%) DNS
4 6 (1.79%) FCoE
4 6 (1.79%) iSCSI
4 6 (1.79%) WAN
5 3 (0.90%) SMS
5 3 (0.90%) VLAN
6 2 (0.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (26.27%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (11.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (10.75%) SQL Server
5 29 (8.66%) BusinessObjects
5 29 (8.66%) OLAP
6 28 (8.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 26 (7.76%) Cognos Report Studio
8 25 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (7.46%) Power BI
9 19 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (5.07%) Oracle OLAP
11 16 (4.78%) Oracle Database
12 15 (4.48%) QlikView
13 14 (4.18%) Pentaho
14 13 (3.88%) MS Access
15 11 (3.28%) Big Data
16 10 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (2.69%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (1.49%) ERwin
1 5 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.19%) Toad
2 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
General
1 102 (30.45%) Finance
2 33 (9.85%) Banking
3 20 (5.97%) Marketing
4 17 (5.07%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.99%) Retail
6 6 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.19%) Electronics
8 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (39.70%) Developer
2 91 (27.16%) Analyst
3 71 (21.19%) Cognos Developer
4 54 (16.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 35 (10.45%) Cognos BI Developer
6 30 (8.96%) Consultant
7 29 (8.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 27 (8.06%) Business Analyst
9 24 (7.16%) Data Analyst
10 19 (5.67%) SQL Developer
10 19 (5.67%) TM1 Developer
11 18 (5.37%) Cognos Consultant
12 16 (4.78%) Architect
13 12 (3.58%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
14 10 (2.99%) DBA
14 10 (2.99%) SQL Analyst
14 10 (2.99%) SQL BI Developer
15 9 (2.69%) Applications Developer
15 9 (2.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 9 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.88%) XML
2 11 (3.28%) CSS
2 11 (3.28%) HTML
2 11 (3.28%) J2EE
3 9 (2.69%) .NET
4 5 (1.49%) MDX
5 4 (1.19%) REST
5 4 (1.19%) SOAP
6 3 (0.90%) EDI
6 3 (0.90%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.90%) Web Services
7 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Avro
8 1 (0.30%) D3.js
8 1 (0.30%) jQuery
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.30%) Kafka
8 1 (0.30%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 64 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.97%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.88%) Clustering
3 13 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.69%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.79%) Grid Computing
7 5 (1.49%) User Experience
8 4 (1.19%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.60%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.30%) NHS
11 1 (0.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.76%) Unix
2 23 (6.87%) Linux
3 20 (5.97%) Windows
4 12 (3.58%) AIX
4 12 (3.58%) HPUX
4 12 (3.58%) Solaris
5 11 (3.28%) SUSE
6 3 (0.90%) MVS
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.30%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (52.24%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (23.88%) Analytics
3 73 (21.79%) ETL
4 50 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (13.13%) Data Modelling
6 43 (12.84%) Data Analysis
7 31 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (8.36%) Data Management
8 28 (8.36%) Migration
9 22 (6.57%) SDLC
10 18 (5.37%) UML
11 14 (4.18%) Business Analysis
11 14 (4.18%) ITIL
11 14 (4.18%) Kimball Methodology
11 14 (4.18%) Scrum
12 13 (3.88%) Unit Testing
13 12 (3.58%) Project Management
13 12 (3.58%) Waterfall
14 11 (3.28%) High Availability
14 11 (3.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 125 (37.31%) SQL
2 23 (6.87%) VBA
3 19 (5.67%) Shell Script
4 14 (4.18%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.28%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.39%) C#
6 8 (2.39%) PHP
7 7 (2.09%) Perl
7 7 (2.09%) Python
8 6 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.79%) C-shell
8 6 (1.79%) Korn
8 6 (1.79%) R
9 4 (1.19%) Java
9 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.60%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 2 (0.60%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (25.07%) Security Cleared
2 72 (21.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.88%) Degree
4 11 (3.28%) ACCA
4 11 (3.28%) CIMA
5 6 (1.79%) ISEB
6 5 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.58%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.58%) KVM
1 12 (3.58%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (3.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 12 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.79%) Samba
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.58%) OpenView
1 12 (3.58%) Oracle EDQ
2 10 (2.99%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.49%) Netcool
3 5 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.60%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (25.67%) IBM
2 67 (20.00%) Oracle
3 56 (16.72%) Microsoft
4 39 (11.64%) Tableau
5 34 (10.15%) SAP
6 25 (7.46%) HP
7 15 (4.48%) Cisco
7 15 (4.48%) Informatica
8 12 (3.58%) Opsware
8 12 (3.58%) PlateSpin
8 12 (3.58%) Sun
8 12 (3.58%) Veritas
8 12 (3.58%) VMware
9 11 (3.28%) F5
9 11 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (2.09%) Northgate
12 6 (1.79%) Borland
12 6 (1.79%) NGA Human Resources
13 5 (1.49%) ILOG