Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 521 495
Rank change year-on-year -38 -26 -113
Contract jobs citing Cognos 296 280 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.75% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 166 256
England median daily rate £450 £440 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.38% -0.80%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £550 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 12
England median hourly rate £37.50 £16.28 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.34% -60.77% +91.86%
10th Percentile £17.53 £15.28 £12.80
90th Percentile £61.25 £17.63 £69.07
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £16.28 £41.50
% change year-on-year +130.34% -60.77% +52.29%

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 38,163 37,138 43,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 44.00% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,858 22,924 26,968
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £602 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,381 1,272 1,492
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.70
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -36 136 £452 +0.33% 24
South East -28 53 £438 +2.94% 8
North of England -10 32 £450 +28.57% 7
Midlands -32 29 £409 +9.00% 7
Yorkshire -8 26 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England +15 24 £438 +9.38% 4
South West +12 18 £463 -4.15% 2
East Midlands +1 17 £400 +14.36% 1
West Midlands -32 12 £450 +20.00% 6
North West -22 5 £450 - 3
North East - 1 £500 - 1
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 144 (48.65%) SQL
2 139 (46.96%) Business Intelligence
3 115 (38.85%) Finance
4 90 (30.41%) IBM
5 89 (30.07%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (28.04%) Tableau
7 75 (25.34%) Oracle
8 73 (24.66%) ETL
9 63 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
10 61 (20.61%) Analytics
11 58 (19.59%) SQL Server
12 51 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (15.20%) BusinessObjects
14 42 (14.19%) Visualisation
15 41 (13.85%) Cognos TM1
16 40 (13.51%) Banking
16 40 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (13.18%) Microsoft
18 36 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (12.16%) Data Visualisation
19 33 (11.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 33 (11.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 33 (11.15%) Power BI
20 32 (10.81%) Data Modelling
21 31 (10.47%) QlikView
22 30 (10.14%) Data Analysis
22 30 (10.14%) Informatica
23 29 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 29 (9.80%) Oracle Database
24 28 (9.46%) Project Management

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 11 (3.72%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.70%) SAS
2 8 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.36%) Confluence
4 4 (1.35%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.68%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 63 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (13.85%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (11.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (3.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 7 (2.36%) Maximo
5 4 (1.35%) Cognos Planning
5 4 (1.35%) ResourceLink
6 3 (1.01%) HFM
6 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.01%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.68%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.68%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.34%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) SMS
2 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (30.07%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (19.59%) SQL Server
3 45 (15.20%) BusinessObjects
4 36 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (11.15%) Power BI
5 33 (11.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (10.47%) QlikView
7 29 (9.80%) Oracle Database
8 25 (8.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (7.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 23 (7.77%) Spotfire
10 21 (7.09%) DataStage
11 17 (5.74%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (5.74%) PowerCenter
11 17 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (5.74%) Star Schema
12 16 (5.41%) Cognos Report Studio
13 12 (4.05%) OLAP
14 9 (3.04%) Relational Database
14 9 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.38%) PeopleTools
2 9 (3.04%) JIRA
3 6 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.01%) Hudson
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
7 2 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 115 (38.85%) Finance
2 40 (13.51%) Banking
3 23 (7.77%) Manufacturing
4 20 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.70%) Law
5 8 (2.70%) Retail
6 6 (2.03%) Billing
6 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.03%) Legal
7 5 (1.69%) Front Office
8 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (41.55%) Developer
2 74 (25.00%) Analyst
3 55 (18.58%) Cognos Developer
4 31 (10.47%) Data Analyst
5 25 (8.45%) Consultant
6 24 (8.11%) TM1 Developer
7 22 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 22 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 17 (5.74%) Report Developer
9 16 (5.41%) Programmer
10 12 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) Data Warehouse Specialist
10 12 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.38%) Cognos BI Developer
11 10 (3.38%) PeopleSoft Developer
11 10 (3.38%) Report Analyst
11 10 (3.38%) Technical Developer
12 9 (3.04%) Architect
12 9 (3.04%) Cognos Specialist
12 9 (3.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) HTML
1 9 (3.04%) XML
2 6 (2.03%) .NET
2 6 (2.03%) CSS
2 6 (2.03%) EDI
3 3 (1.01%) HTML5
3 3 (1.01%) HTML5 Canvas
3 3 (1.01%) Middleware
4 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.68%) MDX
4 2 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.34%) D3.js
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.34%) Spring
5 1 (0.34%) Velocity
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) XBRL
5 1 (0.34%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.73%) FMCG
4 12 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.04%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.35%) Fintech
8 3 (1.01%) Animation
8 3 (1.01%) iPad
8 3 (1.01%) iPhone
8 3 (1.01%) NHS
9 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.34%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.72%) Unix
2 10 (3.38%) Linux
3 7 (2.36%) Windows
4 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (46.96%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (24.66%) ETL
3 61 (20.61%) Analytics
4 51 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (14.19%) Visualisation
6 36 (12.16%) Data Visualisation
7 32 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 30 (10.14%) Data Analysis
9 28 (9.46%) Project Management
10 25 (8.45%) Business Analysis
11 24 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (7.43%) Kimball Methodology
13 21 (7.09%) Migration
13 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (6.76%) Data Integration
15 17 (5.74%) Data Analytics
16 15 (5.07%) Data Science
16 15 (5.07%) Statistics
16 15 (5.07%) Translating Business Requirements
17 13 (4.39%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 144 (48.65%) SQL
2 26 (8.78%) PL/SQL
3 15 (5.07%) VBA
4 13 (4.39%) T-SQL
5 10 (3.38%) Java
5 10 (3.38%) Python
6 8 (2.70%) C#
6 8 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.35%) R
8 3 (1.01%) C
8 3 (1.01%) Jython
8 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.01%) Scala
8 3 (1.01%) VBScript
9 2 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.34%) Korn
10 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.72%) Degree
4 5 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.35%) ACCA
5 4 (1.35%) CIMA
6 3 (1.01%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) MBA
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 19 (6.42%) CDISC
3 8 (2.70%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.68%) PMO
5 2 (0.68%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) GxP
6 1 (0.34%) IFRS
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) HDFS
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) Control-M
2 5 (1.69%) Netcool
3 2 (0.68%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 90 (30.41%) IBM
2 83 (28.04%) Tableau
3 75 (25.34%) Oracle
4 39 (13.18%) Microsoft
5 30 (10.14%) Informatica
6 27 (9.12%) SAP
7 13 (4.39%) Netezza
8 12 (4.05%) PeopleSoft
9 10 (3.38%) Teradata
10 8 (2.70%) BMC
10 8 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (2.36%) Hyperion
12 6 (2.03%) Talend
13 5 (1.69%) Alteryx
13 5 (1.69%) Cramer
14 4 (1.35%) Capita
14 4 (1.35%) Google
14 4 (1.35%) JDA
14 4 (1.35%) Lotus
14 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com