Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 681 585 544
Rank change year-on-year -96 -41 -33
Contract jobs citing Cognos 123 294 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 191 180
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £349 £305 £325
90th Percentile £673 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £456 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +2.53% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 1
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +133.50% -21.66%
10th Percentile £24.65 £19.26 £15.53
90th Percentile £56.05 £61.25 £16.59
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £16.06
% change year-on-year +13.33% +133.50% -21.66%

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 35,819 39,342 38,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.53% 41.40% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,548 24,566 23,862
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +4.79%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,464 1,306
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.50 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -15 67 £500 +11.11% 10
Midlands +24 18 £435 +16.00% 6
North of England -1 16 £438 +2.94% 7
South East -16 15 £400 -8.31% 8
East Midlands +27 13 £420 +12.00% 2
North West +26 12 £356 -20.83% 5
East of England -7 7 £463 -5.13% 1
West Midlands +17 5 £500 +17.65% 4
Yorkshire 0 3 £463 +12.05% 2
North East +22 1 - -
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 72 (58.54%) Business Intelligence
2 51 (41.46%) SQL
3 46 (37.40%) Tableau
4 40 (32.52%) Power BI
4 40 (32.52%) Power Platform
5 38 (30.89%) Finance
6 34 (27.64%) SQL Server
7 31 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (23.58%) Analytics
9 27 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
10 25 (20.33%) Data Modelling
11 23 (18.70%) Visualisation
12 22 (17.89%) ETL
12 22 (17.89%) IBM
13 21 (17.07%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (16.26%) MicroStrategy
14 20 (16.26%) QlikView
15 19 (15.45%) Oracle
15 19 (15.45%) C#
16 18 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (13.82%) SAP
17 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Excel
18 16 (13.01%) Data Analysis
18 16 (13.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 16 (13.01%) Cognos Report Studio
19 15 (12.20%) Data Visualisation
19 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (12.20%) .NET

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 8 (6.50%) SAS
2 4 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.44%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) Confluence
4 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (7.32%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.63%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (1.63%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.81%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.81%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (32.52%) Power Platform
2 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.63%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) DNS
1 2 (1.63%) Firewall
1 2 (1.63%) Internet
1 2 (1.63%) Intranet
1 2 (1.63%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.63%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.52%) Power BI
2 34 (27.64%) SQL Server
3 27 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (17.07%) BusinessObjects
5 20 (16.26%) QlikView
6 18 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (13.01%) Cognos Report Studio
8 14 (11.38%) Spotfire
9 13 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (9.76%) OLAP
11 11 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (6.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 8 (6.50%) Cognos Transformer
13 7 (5.69%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
13 7 (5.69%) Star Schema
14 6 (4.88%) BusinessObjects XI
14 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database
14 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (6.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (4.07%) JIRA
3 3 (2.44%) ERwin
4 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.63%) NUnit
4 2 (1.63%) Selenium
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.63%) webpack
4 2 (1.63%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.81%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (30.89%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.63%) Advertising
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.63%) Law
4 2 (1.63%) Publishing
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (47.97%) Developer
2 25 (20.33%) Analyst
3 20 (16.26%) Cognos Developer
4 18 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (8.94%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Power BI Developer
7 7 (5.69%) Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (5.69%) Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Cognos BI Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Programmer
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.07%) SQL BI Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 4 (3.25%) Power BI Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) .NET
2 12 (9.76%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.69%) CSS
5 6 (4.88%) MDX
6 5 (4.07%) React
6 5 (4.07%) REST
7 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.44%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
7 3 (2.44%) SAP XI
7 3 (2.44%) Web Services
7 3 (2.44%) WinForms
8 2 (1.63%) LESS
8 2 (1.63%) Sass
8 2 (1.63%) Swagger
8 2 (1.63%) Velocity
8 2 (1.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.88%) User Experience
4 4 (3.25%) FMCG
5 3 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.63%) Life Science
6 2 (1.63%) Pharmacovigilance
6 2 (1.63%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.25%) Unix
2 3 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (58.54%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.58%) Analytics
4 25 (20.33%) Data Modelling
5 23 (18.70%) Visualisation
6 22 (17.89%) ETL
7 16 (13.01%) Data Analysis
8 15 (12.20%) Data Visualisation
8 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (10.57%) TDD
10 12 (9.76%) Data Science
11 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
11 10 (8.13%) Project Management
12 9 (7.32%) Migration
13 8 (6.50%) Mathematics
13 8 (6.50%) Statistics
14 7 (5.69%) Acceptance Criteria
14 7 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (5.69%) Data Migration
14 7 (5.69%) Story Points
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) SQL
2 19 (15.45%) C#
3 10 (8.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.69%) Java
5 7 (5.69%) Python
6 6 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.07%) VBA
8 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.63%) Scala
10 1 (0.81%) R
10 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.07%) Degree
3 4 (3.25%) ISEB
4 3 (2.44%) CFA
4 3 (2.44%) CIMA
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.44%) PhD
4 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) ACCA
5 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) CDISC
1 5 (4.07%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) IFRS
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Ansible
1 2 (1.63%) Control-M
1 2 (1.63%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.63%) Puppet
1 2 (1.63%) SCCM
1 2 (1.63%) SCOM
1 2 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (37.40%) Tableau
2 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.89%) IBM
4 20 (16.26%) MicroStrategy
5 19 (15.45%) Oracle
6 17 (13.82%) SAP
7 12 (9.76%) Informatica
8 7 (5.69%) Hyperion
9 6 (4.88%) Netezza
10 5 (4.07%) Teradata
11 3 (2.44%) Ab Initio
12 2 (1.63%) Anaplan
12 2 (1.63%) Cadence
12 2 (1.63%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.63%) Greenplum
12 2 (1.63%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.63%) HP
12 2 (1.63%) Sybase
12 2 (1.63%) Talend
13 1 (0.81%) Alteryx