Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 486 707
Rank change year-on-year -133 +221 -119
Contract jobs citing Cognos 62 54 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 83
10th Percentile £225 £343 £359
25th Percentile £413 £359 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £550 £481 £538
90th Percentile £599 £615 £703
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 23,352 14,057 35,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.85% 43.05% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,300 9,179 22,331
10th Percentile £285 £258 £255
25th Percentile £400 £366 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £690 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 467 1,164
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.31 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -4.52% +6.42% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.41 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -140 34 £538 +34.38% 6
Midlands -30 16 £300 -40.00% 4
West Midlands -29 8 £425 -32.00% 2
East Midlands -10 7 £225 -55.00% 2
South West -22 3 £400 -35.01%
South East -47 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -23 1 - - 2
North of England -33 1 - - 4
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 35 (56.45%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (45.16%) SQL
3 27 (43.55%) Finance
4 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (30.65%) Analytics
6 18 (29.03%) ETL
7 15 (24.19%) Social Skills
8 14 (22.58%) Oracle
8 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
9 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (20.97%) Data Modelling
9 13 (20.97%) IBM
9 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
9 13 (20.97%) Power BI
9 13 (20.97%) Power Platform
10 12 (19.35%) AWS
10 12 (19.35%) Java
10 12 (19.35%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) IBM Planning Analytics
11 11 (17.74%) SDLC
12 10 (16.13%) Visualisation
12 10 (16.13%) Banking
12 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
13 9 (14.52%) Data Visualisation
14 8 (12.90%) Jaspersoft
14 8 (12.90%) QlikView
14 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
14 8 (12.90%) Fintech
14 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration 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 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.68%) SAS
3 3 (4.84%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (17.74%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 5 (8.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (4.84%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.61%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.61%) SAP MDG
6 1 (1.61%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Power Platform
2 12 (19.35%) AWS
3 5 (8.06%) Azure
4 1 (1.61%) GCP
4 1 (1.61%) GitHub
4 1 (1.61%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (8.06%) PBX
1 5 (8.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (20.97%) Power BI
3 8 (12.90%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (12.90%) QlikView
3 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.29%) Tableau
5 6 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (6.45%) Metadata
7 3 (4.84%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.23%) Big Data
8 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (3.23%) PowerCenter
8 2 (3.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Subversion
2 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 1 (1.61%) ERwin
3 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (43.55%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Social Skills
3 10 (16.13%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Report Developer
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Product Owner
5 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Report Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Support Manager
5 4 (6.45%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Cognos Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Finance Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) COM
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) Spring
3 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Analytics
4 18 (29.03%) ETL
5 13 (20.97%) Data Modelling
6 12 (19.35%) Scrum
7 11 (17.74%) SDLC
8 10 (16.13%) Visualisation
9 9 (14.52%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (12.90%) Fintech
10 8 (12.90%) TDD
11 7 (11.29%) Data Analytics
11 7 (11.29%) Migration
11 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Validation
13 5 (8.06%) ERP
14 4 (6.45%) Process Improvement
14 4 (6.45%) Project Management
14 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 3 (4.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.45%) VBA
5 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
7 1 (1.61%) R
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) vSphere
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.61%) Rancher
1 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 13 (20.97%) IBM
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) Jaspersoft
3 8 (12.90%) TIBCO
4 7 (11.29%) Informatica
5 6 (9.68%) SAP
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco
6 5 (8.06%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Veeam
6 5 (8.06%) VMware
7 4 (6.45%) OutSystems
7 4 (6.45%) Talend
8 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
8 2 (3.23%) Netezza
9 1 (1.61%) Anaplan
9 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.61%) Sun