Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 553 517
Rank change year-on-year -92 -36 -90
Contract jobs citing Cognos 207 305 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 216 229
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £298
90th Percentile £588 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
England median hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +156.10% -5.22%
10th Percentile £42.15 £22.67 £12.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £63.15 £69.07
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +156.10% -8.89%

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 39,568 39,426 44,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.99% 43.15% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,794 24,533 27,456
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £626 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,491 1,277 1,558
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £45.66 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% - -

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 -49 77 £450 +0.90% 26
North of England -41 36 £435 +11.54% 15
South East -23 28 £425 - 6
East of England +4 27 £500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -6 27 £425 +17.24% 4
Midlands -41 24 £450 +12.50% 17
South West -33 11 £460 -23.33% 3
East Midlands -4 10 £400 -4.48% 3
West Midlands -38 10 £475 +18.75% 14
North West -34 9 £473 +11.18% 10
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 103 (49.76%) Business Intelligence
2 89 (43.00%) SQL
3 65 (31.40%) Finance
4 59 (28.50%) Tableau
5 53 (25.60%) Oracle
6 52 (25.12%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (22.22%) IBM
8 45 (21.74%) Analytics
9 42 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (18.84%) ETL
11 35 (16.91%) BusinessObjects
12 33 (15.94%) Cognos TM1
13 30 (14.49%) Visualisation
13 30 (14.49%) QlikView
14 28 (13.53%) SQL Server
15 27 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
17 23 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 23 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (10.63%) Power BI
18 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (10.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
20 20 (9.66%) Informatica
21 19 (9.18%) Cognos Report Studio
22 18 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
22 18 (8.70%) Project Management
23 17 (8.21%) Banking
23 17 (8.21%) Spotfire
24 16 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 7 (3.38%) IBM Notes
2 6 (2.90%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.90%) SAS
3 4 (1.93%) IIS
3 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.97%) Confluence
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (15.94%) Cognos TM1
2 23 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.93%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (1.45%) HFM
5 2 (0.97%) Maximo
5 2 (0.97%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.97%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.48%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.48%) Movex
6 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.48%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.42%) IaaS
4 5 (2.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) Firewall
1 6 (2.90%) HTTP
1 6 (2.90%) HTTPS
1 6 (2.90%) SSL
1 6 (2.90%) VPN
2 5 (2.42%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.97%) SMS
4 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (25.12%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (16.91%) BusinessObjects
3 30 (14.49%) QlikView
4 28 (13.53%) SQL Server
5 23 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (10.63%) Power BI
7 21 (10.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 19 (9.18%) Cognos Report Studio
9 17 (8.21%) Spotfire
10 16 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (6.76%) Hadoop
12 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
13 12 (5.80%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 12 (5.80%) OLAP
13 12 (5.80%) Oracle Database
14 11 (5.31%) Apache Hive
15 9 (4.35%) Cognos Transformer
15 9 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (4.35%) Pentaho
16 8 (3.86%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.45%) Subversion
2 3 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 65 (31.40%) Finance
2 17 (8.21%) Banking
3 15 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.38%) Legal
6 4 (1.93%) Billing
6 4 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.93%) Publishing
7 3 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.45%) Retail
8 2 (0.97%) French Language
8 2 (0.97%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (36.71%) Developer
2 39 (18.84%) Cognos Developer
3 32 (15.46%) Analyst
4 21 (10.14%) Consultant
5 20 (9.66%) TM1 Developer
6 17 (8.21%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (6.76%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Data Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 7 (3.38%) Cognos Consultant
12 6 (2.90%) Architect
12 6 (2.90%) Programmer
13 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse Specialist
13 5 (2.42%) ERP Manager
13 5 (2.42%) ERP Project Manager
13 5 (2.42%) Finance Project Manager
13 5 (2.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) .NET
1 6 (2.90%) LDAP
1 6 (2.90%) OAuth
1 6 (2.90%) SAML
2 4 (1.93%) HTML
2 4 (1.93%) jQuery
3 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.97%) EDI
3 2 (0.97%) MDX
3 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) HTML5
4 1 (0.48%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.48%) RESTful
4 1 (0.48%) SOAP
4 1 (0.48%) Velocity
4 1 (0.48%) XBRL
4 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.73%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.42%) FMCG
6 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.45%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.48%) Blog
8 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.48%) Life Science
8 1 (0.48%) Mashup
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.76%) Linux
2 13 (6.28%) Unix
3 10 (4.83%) Windows
4 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.97%) AIX
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (49.76%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (21.74%) Analytics
3 42 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (18.84%) ETL
5 30 (14.49%) Visualisation
6 23 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
8 18 (8.70%) Project Management
9 15 (7.25%) Migration
10 14 (6.76%) Data Analysis
11 13 (6.28%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.28%) Data Integration
11 13 (6.28%) Data Modelling
12 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
13 11 (5.31%) Validation
14 10 (4.83%) DevOps
14 10 (4.83%) Translating Business Requirements
15 9 (4.35%) Performance Management
15 9 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 89 (43.00%) SQL
2 15 (7.25%) Java
2 15 (7.25%) PL/SQL
3 11 (5.31%) Python
3 11 (5.31%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.86%) VBA
5 6 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.90%) Scala
6 4 (1.93%) C
7 3 (1.45%) Jython
7 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.45%) VBScript
8 2 (0.97%) C#
8 2 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) Degree
4 5 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.97%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.48%) ACCA
6 1 (0.48%) CIMA
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.35%) CDISC
3 8 (3.86%) QA
4 7 (3.38%) GDPR
5 6 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (1.45%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.97%) PMO
9 1 (0.48%) IFRS
9 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.38%) HDFS
2 4 (1.93%) Docker
3 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.38%) Ansible
2 6 (2.90%) Ambari
2 6 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (2.90%) Oozie
2 6 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.90%) Terraform
3 4 (1.93%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.45%) Control-M
4 3 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.45%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (28.50%) Tableau
2 53 (25.60%) Oracle
3 46 (22.22%) IBM
4 20 (9.66%) Informatica
5 16 (7.73%) SAP
6 13 (6.28%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.31%) Hyperion
8 10 (4.83%) MicroStrategy
9 9 (4.35%) Cloudera
9 9 (4.35%) Teradata
10 8 (3.86%) Anaplan
11 7 (3.38%) Hortonworks
11 7 (3.38%) Lotus
12 6 (2.90%) Netezza
13 5 (2.42%) Talend
14 4 (1.93%) Ab Initio
15 3 (1.45%) Actuate
15 3 (1.45%) BMC
15 3 (1.45%) Jaspersoft
15 3 (1.45%) JD Edwards