Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 514 417
Rank change year-on-year -5 -97 -59
Contract jobs citing Cognos 355 321 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.81% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 201 348
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £598 £579 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 7
England median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% -9.12%
10th Percentile £27.05 £15.78 £60.40
90th Percentile £67.48 £24.73 £73.94
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
% change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% -1.33%

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 38,842 39,753 42,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 44.74% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,706 24,690 25,558
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,305 1,459 1,723
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -52 141 £475 - 16
Midlands +38 64 £425 +16.44% 16
South East -34 41 £413 +6.45% 14
South West +46 39 £525 +8.81% 7
North of England +34 38 £425 +13.33% 9
West Midlands +23 36 £425 +11.84% 11
East Midlands +11 28 £403 +10.27% 4
East of England +3 28 £425 +3.03% 4
North West +22 25 £450 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +3 12 £381 +1.67% 5
North East - 1 £313 -
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 197 (55.49%) Business Intelligence
2 149 (41.97%) SQL
3 101 (28.45%) Finance
4 95 (26.76%) IBM
5 89 (25.07%) Analytics
6 86 (24.23%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (20.85%) ETL
8 73 (20.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 70 (19.72%) Microsoft
10 69 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 66 (18.59%) Data Modelling
12 64 (18.03%) Tableau
13 63 (17.75%) Oracle
14 61 (17.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (16.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 57 (16.06%) SC Cleared
16 55 (15.49%) Cognos TM1
17 50 (14.08%) SQL Server
17 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
18 48 (13.52%) Data Analysis
19 44 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (12.11%) BusinessObjects
20 43 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
21 42 (11.83%) Banking
21 42 (11.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
22 40 (11.27%) Power BI
23 38 (10.70%) Cognos Report Studio
24 36 (10.14%) Data Management
24 36 (10.14%) Visualisation
25 35 (9.86%) 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 14 (3.94%) SAS
2 10 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.13%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.13%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.85%) Confluence
6 2 (0.56%) Apache
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.56%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) iPlanet
6 2 (0.56%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.56%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 73 (20.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 55 (15.49%) Cognos TM1
3 15 (4.23%) Cognos Planning
4 12 (3.38%) ResourceLink
5 8 (2.25%) Maximo
5 8 (2.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (1.41%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.56%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.56%) Unica
8 2 (0.56%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.13%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) Firewall
2 2 (0.56%) FTP
2 2 (0.56%) Internet
2 2 (0.56%) NAS
2 2 (0.56%) SAN
2 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.23%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (17.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (16.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (14.08%) SQL Server
5 43 (12.11%) BusinessObjects
6 42 (11.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 40 (11.27%) Power BI
8 38 (10.70%) Cognos Report Studio
9 24 (6.76%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (6.48%) OLAP
10 23 (6.48%) QlikView
11 20 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (4.79%) MS Access
13 15 (4.23%) Spotfire
14 14 (3.94%) DataStage
15 13 (3.66%) DecisionStream
16 12 (3.38%) Big Data
16 12 (3.38%) Oracle Database
16 12 (3.38%) Semantic Layer
17 11 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.97%) PeopleTools
2 5 (1.41%) ERwin
2 5 (1.41%) JIRA
2 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.13%) Toad
4 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.85%) Hudson
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Jtest
6 1 (0.28%) JUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 101 (28.45%) Finance
2 42 (11.83%) Banking
3 25 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.54%) Marketing
6 9 (2.54%) Retail
7 6 (1.69%) Law
8 5 (1.41%) Legal
9 4 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (40.85%) Developer
2 99 (27.89%) Analyst
3 81 (22.82%) Cognos Developer
4 47 (13.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 34 (9.58%) Consultant
5 34 (9.58%) Data Analyst
6 33 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 30 (8.45%) Cognos BI Developer
8 28 (7.89%) Business Analyst
9 20 (5.63%) TM1 Developer
10 16 (4.51%) Credit Analyst
10 16 (4.51%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 16 (4.51%) Risk Analyst
11 14 (3.94%) SQL Developer
12 13 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 12 (3.38%) Architect
13 12 (3.38%) Cognos Consultant
13 12 (3.38%) Data Consultant
14 11 (3.10%) Programmer
14 11 (3.10%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.61%) XML
2 22 (6.20%) HTML
3 18 (5.07%) CSS
4 8 (2.25%) .NET
5 6 (1.69%) EDI
5 6 (1.69%) SOAP
6 5 (1.41%) J2EE
6 5 (1.41%) MDX
7 4 (1.13%) REST
7 4 (1.13%) Web Services
8 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.85%) HTML5
8 3 (0.85%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.56%) JSP
9 2 (0.56%) LDAP
9 2 (0.56%) Middleware
9 2 (0.56%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.56%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.51%) Credit Risk
4 15 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.97%) FMCG
7 6 (1.69%) User Experience
8 5 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.41%) iPad
9 4 (1.13%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.85%) Animation
10 3 (0.85%) Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) iPhone
10 3 (0.85%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.85%) Replication
11 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.28%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.82%) Windows
2 8 (2.25%) Unix
3 7 (1.97%) Linux
4 3 (0.85%) Android
5 2 (0.56%) AIX
5 2 (0.56%) HPUX
5 2 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) SUSE
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (55.49%) Business Intelligence
2 89 (25.07%) Analytics
3 74 (20.85%) ETL
4 66 (18.59%) Data Modelling
5 48 (13.52%) Data Analysis
6 43 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (10.14%) Data Management
7 36 (10.14%) Visualisation
8 34 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (8.17%) Data Visualisation
10 28 (7.89%) Migration
11 24 (6.76%) SDLC
11 24 (6.76%) UML
12 21 (5.92%) Project Management
13 19 (5.35%) Data Science
13 19 (5.35%) Kimball Methodology
14 15 (4.23%) Business Analysis
15 14 (3.94%) Business Process Modelling
15 14 (3.94%) Data Analytics
16 13 (3.66%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (41.97%) SQL
2 26 (7.32%) VBA
3 17 (4.79%) PL/SQL
4 13 (3.66%) PHP
5 12 (3.38%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.54%) C#
7 8 (2.25%) Java
7 8 (2.25%) Python
7 8 (2.25%) R
8 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) ABAP
11 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.28%) Scala
12 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 57 (16.06%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.66%) ACCA
3 13 (3.66%) CIMA
4 11 (3.10%) Degree
5 6 (1.69%) ISEB
6 5 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) MBA
9 1 (0.28%) MCSA
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.10%) CDISC
2 7 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.69%) QA
4 4 (1.13%) GDPR
5 3 (0.85%) PMO
6 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.56%) KVM
2 2 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.69%) Netcool
2 4 (1.13%) Control-M
2 4 (1.13%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.13%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.56%) Ansible
4 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) Oozie
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView
4 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 95 (26.76%) IBM
2 70 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 64 (18.03%) Tableau
4 63 (17.75%) Oracle
5 35 (9.86%) SAP
6 20 (5.63%) Informatica
7 15 (4.23%) HP
8 10 (2.82%) Capita
8 10 (2.82%) Northgate
8 10 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (2.82%) Talend
9 8 (2.25%) NGA Human Resources
10 5 (1.41%) Cramer
10 5 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.41%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.13%) BMC
11 4 (1.13%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.13%) JDA
11 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.13%) Workday