Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 686 523
Rank change year-on-year +185 -163 +15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 157 164 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.44% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 246
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £800 £550 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 25
Median hourly rate £31.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +13.33% +89.87%
10th Percentile £24.75 £21.28 £17.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.44 £65.58
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.29% +14.86% +87.34%

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 23,355 37,697 38,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.89% 42.58% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,183 23,784 24,197
Median daily rate £450 £457 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +1.61% +5.88%
10th Percentile £221 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £643 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,064 1,255 1,320
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.17% +3.01% +2.94%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cognos in England.

Daily rate trend for Cognos in England

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cognos in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cognos in England

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cognos in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 9 April 2020. 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 +125 67 £500 +11.11% 7
Midlands +69 25 £365 -13.07% 1
East Midlands +44 24 £365 -8.72%
East of England +41 24 £420 -11.58%
North of England +76 18 £425 -12.82% 1
South East +117 16 £438 -5.91% 2
Yorkshire +77 13 £438 -14.63%
South West +39 8 £616 +29.58% 1
North West +40 5 £425 -10.53% 1
West Midlands +62 1 £800 +77.78% 1
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 92 (58.60%) SQL
2 78 (49.68%) Business Intelligence
3 70 (44.59%) Finance
4 64 (40.76%) Power BI
4 64 (40.76%) Power Platform
5 56 (35.67%) Visualisation
6 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (32.48%) Data Visualisation
7 51 (32.48%) Analytics
8 48 (30.57%) Tableau
9 43 (27.39%) Data Analysis
10 37 (23.57%) SQL Server
11 36 (22.93%) IBM
12 31 (19.75%) OLAP
13 30 (19.11%) Microsoft
13 30 (19.11%) QlikView
14 29 (18.47%) Data Warehouse
15 28 (17.83%) .NET
16 26 (16.56%) HTML
17 25 (15.92%) C#
17 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
17 25 (15.92%) ETL
18 23 (14.65%) CSS
18 23 (14.65%) Data Modelling
19 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (13.38%) Cognos TM1
21 20 (12.74%) Degree
22 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 19 (12.10%) Oracle
22 19 (12.10%) SAP

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 2 (1.27%) Apache
1 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.27%) Jetty
1 2 (1.27%) Jupyter
1 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (13.38%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (3.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (2.55%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.91%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.27%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.64%) HFM
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.64%) Primavera
6 1 (0.64%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.64%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 64 (40.76%) Power Platform
2 14 (8.92%) AWS
3 7 (4.46%) Azure
4 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.27%) GitHub
4 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.64%) Boomi
5 1 (0.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (40.76%) Power BI
2 37 (23.57%) SQL Server
3 31 (19.75%) OLAP
4 30 (19.11%) QlikView
5 29 (18.47%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (10.83%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (10.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (7.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (6.37%) Cognos Report Studio
10 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
11 7 (4.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 5 (3.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 5 (3.18%) Cognos Connection
12 5 (3.18%) MS Access
12 5 (3.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (3.18%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (9.55%) Git (software)
1 15 (9.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 15 (9.55%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.18%) Maven
3 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.64%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.64%) ERwin
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
General
1 70 (44.59%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Law
4 4 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.55%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) International Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (46.50%) Developer
2 36 (22.93%) Analyst
3 25 (15.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 15 (9.55%) Cognos Developer
5 14 (8.92%) C# Developer
5 14 (8.92%) Data Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Data Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Data Visualisation Developer
7 9 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Business Data Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Consultant
7 9 (5.73%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Junior
9 7 (4.46%) Junior Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Junior .NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Junior C# Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Junior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.83%) .NET
2 26 (16.56%) HTML
3 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.65%) CSS
5 15 (9.55%) AngularJS
5 15 (9.55%) React
6 4 (2.55%) SOAP
7 3 (1.91%) jQuery
7 3 (1.91%) MDX
7 3 (1.91%) REST
8 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.27%) Node.js
8 2 (1.27%) NumPy
8 2 (1.27%) Pandas
8 2 (1.27%) scikit-learn
8 2 (1.27%) SciPy
9 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.64%) D3.js
9 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.55%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.82%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.55%) Life Science
4 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.91%) User Experience
5 3 (1.91%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.27%) Equities
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmacovigilance
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) Unix
2 4 (2.55%) Linux
2 4 (2.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (49.68%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (35.67%) Visualisation
3 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (32.48%) Analytics
4 51 (32.48%) Data Visualisation
5 43 (27.39%) Data Analysis
6 25 (15.92%) ETL
7 23 (14.65%) Data Modelling
8 16 (10.19%) TDD
8 16 (10.19%) Web Development
9 15 (9.55%) Business Analysis
10 14 (8.92%) Data Architecture
10 14 (8.92%) DevOps
11 10 (6.37%) Business Process Modelling
11 10 (6.37%) Validation
12 9 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (4.46%) Decision-Making
13 7 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (3.82%) Mathematics
14 6 (3.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (58.60%) SQL
2 25 (15.92%) C#
3 15 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 15 (9.55%) Python
4 13 (8.28%) VBA
5 11 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.01%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.55%) Java
7 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.55%) VB
8 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.27%) Groovy
8 2 (1.27%) Korn
8 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 2 (1.27%) Scala
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Degree
2 16 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) RIBA
6 1 (0.64%) ACCA
6 1 (0.64%) CIMA
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) Terraform
2 1 (0.64%) Control-M
2 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (30.57%) Tableau
2 36 (22.93%) IBM
3 30 (19.11%) Microsoft
4 19 (12.10%) Oracle
4 19 (12.10%) SAP
5 16 (10.19%) MicroStrategy
6 12 (7.64%) Informatica
7 4 (2.55%) Talend
8 2 (1.27%) CODA
8 2 (1.27%) Planview
8 2 (1.27%) Sage
8 2 (1.27%) Teradata
9 1 (0.64%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.64%) Ariba
9 1 (0.64%) BMC
9 1 (0.64%) Dell
9 1 (0.64%) Google
9 1 (0.64%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.64%) SnapLogic