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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
UK / England
Rank 422 408 327
Rank change year-on-year -14 -81  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 153 208 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.42% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.97% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 138 196
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -9.37% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18104 21410 21910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11276 13153 12665
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 762 928
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 72 £465 +9.41% 23
South East +31 33 £419 -6.94% 3
East Midlands +8 14 £340 -28.42%
West Midlands +1 11 £386 -10.43% 6
South West +2 6 £485 +17.57% 2
North West +25 4 £498 +24.37% 9
Yorkshire +6 4 £315 -35.48%
East of England -16 4 £400 -11.11% 2
Midlands +8 1 £400 -33.33%
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 159 (53.90%) Business Intelligence
2 123 (41.69%) Finance
3 93 (31.53%) SQL
4 85 (28.81%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (26.10%) Analytics
6 70 (23.73%) SQL Server
7 67 (22.71%) Oracle
8 62 (21.02%) ETL
9 57 (19.32%) Data Modelling
9 57 (19.32%) Tableau
10 53 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (17.63%) Microsoft
12 50 (16.95%) IBM
13 48 (16.27%) QlikView
14 46 (15.59%) BusinessObjects
15 40 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (13.22%) Cognos TM1
17 38 (12.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 35 (11.86%) MS Excel
19 33 (11.19%) SAP
20 31 (10.51%) Informatica
21 29 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 28 (9.49%) Business Analysis
23 27 (9.15%) Banking
24 26 (8.81%) Data Management
25 25 (8.47%) Project Management
26 24 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
27 23 (7.80%) Hadoop
28 22 (7.46%) MicroStrategy
28 22 (7.46%) Relational Database

Cognos
Top Related 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 19 (6.44%) SAS
2 16 (5.42%) Apache Pig
3 15 (5.08%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.69%) FileNet
6 4 (1.36%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.42%) MS Office
3 12 (4.07%) SPSS
4 4 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.68%) Weka
7 1 (0.34%) MS Project
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (13.22%) Cognos TM1
2 38 (12.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (3.05%) Cognos Controller
3 9 (3.05%) Maximo
4 7 (2.37%) WebTrends
5 6 (2.03%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.69%) Cognos Planning
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (1.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 4 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (1.36%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) Adobe Analytics
1 6 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.69%) Google Tag Manager
3 3 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.02%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) FTP
2 3 (1.02%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.68%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) LDAP
3 2 (0.68%) NAS
3 2 (0.68%) Network Security
3 2 (0.68%) SAN
3 2 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (28.81%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (23.73%) SQL Server
3 48 (16.27%) QlikView
4 46 (15.59%) BusinessObjects
5 40 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (7.80%) Hadoop
8 22 (7.46%) Relational Database
9 20 (6.78%) Big Data
10 17 (5.76%) Power BI
10 17 (5.76%) Spotfire
11 16 (5.42%) Apache Hive
11 16 (5.42%) Cognos Report Studio
11 16 (5.42%) Oracle Database
12 15 (5.08%) DataStage
13 14 (4.75%) RDBMS
14 12 (4.07%) DB2
14 12 (4.07%) HBase
14 12 (4.07%) NoSQL
14 12 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (2.71%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.36%) JIRA
4 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) ERwin
5 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Toad
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 123 (41.69%) Finance
2 27 (9.15%) Banking
3 18 (6.10%) Marketing
4 16 (5.42%) Retail
5 14 (4.75%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.03%) Back Office
7 6 (2.03%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.36%) Front Office
8 4 (1.36%) Legal
9 3 (1.02%) Advertising
9 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (35.59%) Developer
2 64 (21.69%) Analyst
3 56 (18.98%) Cognos Developer
4 34 (11.53%) Architect
5 30 (10.17%) Consultant
6 23 (7.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 22 (7.46%) Data Analyst
8 19 (6.44%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.76%) Cognos Consultant
10 16 (5.42%) Report Developer
11 14 (4.75%) Cognos BI Developer
12 12 (4.07%) Data Architect
12 12 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 11 (3.73%) Report Specialist
14 9 (3.05%) Business Manager
14 9 (3.05%) Data Manager
14 9 (3.05%) SQL Developer
15 8 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.07%) HTML
2 10 (3.39%) .NET
3 9 (3.05%) Web Services
4 7 (2.37%) XML
5 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.69%) JSON
5 5 (1.69%) MDX
5 5 (1.69%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.02%) CSS
7 3 (1.02%) D3.js
7 3 (1.02%) J2EE
7 3 (1.02%) SOAP
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) JSP
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.68%) REST
8 2 (0.68%) WSDL
8 2 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.71%) Reinsurance
4 7 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.37%) Replication
4 7 (2.37%) User Experience
5 5 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.02%) Clustering
6 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.68%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (0.68%) Life Science
7 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.08%) Linux
2 7 (2.37%) Solaris
3 5 (1.69%) Windows
4 4 (1.36%) Unix
4 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.68%) AIX
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (53.90%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (26.10%) Analytics
3 62 (21.02%) ETL
4 57 (19.32%) Data Modelling
5 28 (9.49%) Business Analysis
6 26 (8.81%) Data Management
7 25 (8.47%) Project Management
8 24 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (7.12%) Data Analysis
10 19 (6.44%) Migration
10 19 (6.44%) Visualisation
11 18 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (5.76%) ERP
12 17 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (5.76%) Web Analytics
13 15 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 14 (4.75%) Data Governance
14 14 (4.75%) Data Integration
15 12 (4.07%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 10 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (31.53%) SQL
2 18 (6.10%) Python
3 16 (5.42%) Java
3 16 (5.42%) R
3 16 (5.42%) T-SQL
4 13 (4.41%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.37%) C
5 7 (2.37%) Scala
5 7 (2.37%) VBA
6 6 (2.03%) C#
7 5 (1.69%) Korn
8 4 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.02%) PHP
9 3 (1.02%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) JCL
11 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (5.76%) Degree
2 5 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.36%) ACCA
3 4 (1.36%) CIMA
4 2 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) ISEB
4 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PMP
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.37%) PMO
3 4 (1.36%) IFRS
3 4 (1.36%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.36%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) SLA
4 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.68%) Basel II
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (4.07%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.37%) Oozie
2 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.68%) OpenView
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Control-M
4 1 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 67 (22.71%) Oracle
2 57 (19.32%) Tableau
3 52 (17.63%) Microsoft
4 50 (16.95%) IBM
5 33 (11.19%) SAP
6 31 (10.51%) Informatica
7 22 (7.46%) MicroStrategy
8 18 (6.10%) Hyperion
8 18 (6.10%) Teradata
9 10 (3.39%) Netezza
10 9 (3.05%) Talend
11 8 (2.71%) Adobe
11 8 (2.71%) CODA
12 7 (2.37%) Google
12 7 (2.37%) Omniture
13 6 (2.03%) Brio
14 5 (1.69%) Coremetrics
14 5 (1.69%) Hortonworks
14 5 (1.69%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.69%) Vertica
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