Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 599 559 505
Rank change year-on-year -40 -54 -120
Contract jobs citing Cognos 249 279 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 174 255
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £300
90th Percentile £576 £550 £565
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 11
England median hourly rate £37.50 £34.28 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.39% +67.22% -3.82%
10th Percentile £18.52 £19.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.03 £69.07
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £34.28 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.39% +67.22% -7.09%

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 39,082 38,614 45,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.92% 43.70% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,452 23,786 28,070
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,430 1,260 1,483
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.49 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -6 113 £475 +10.47% 18
South East -38 42 £438 +2.94% 11
North of England -25 33 £425 +8.97% 14
Yorkshire -3 26 £425 +21.43% 5
East of England +8 25 £475 - 6
Midlands -41 16 £413 +6.45% 9
South West -7 14 £463 -9.76% 3
East Midlands -16 7 £375 +3.45% 4
North West -29 6 £450 +5.88% 9
West Midlands -47 6 £394 +1.61% 5
North East -6 1 £500 +21.95%
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 118 (47.39%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (46.99%) SQL
3 101 (40.56%) Finance
4 81 (32.53%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (31.73%) Tableau
6 74 (29.72%) Oracle
6 74 (29.72%) IBM
7 62 (24.90%) ETL
8 56 (22.49%) Analytics
9 53 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
11 42 (16.87%) SQL Server
12 39 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (15.26%) BusinessObjects
13 38 (15.26%) Cognos TM1
14 33 (13.25%) Visualisation
15 32 (12.85%) Oracle Database
16 30 (12.05%) Informatica
17 29 (11.65%) Banking
18 28 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (10.84%) Business Analysis
19 27 (10.84%) Data Visualisation
20 26 (10.44%) QlikView
20 26 (10.44%) Oracle Database 11g
20 26 (10.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 25 (10.04%) Project Management
21 25 (10.04%) PL/SQL
22 24 (9.64%) SAP
22 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
23 23 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting 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 12 (4.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.21%) SAS
3 6 (2.41%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.61%) Confluence
6 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.80%) Appian
7 2 (0.80%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 47 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (15.26%) Cognos TM1
2 17 (6.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.20%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (1.20%) HFM
3 3 (1.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.80%) Summit
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.40%) iTrent
5 1 (0.40%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.40%) Maximo
5 1 (0.40%) Movex
5 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.61%) IaaS
3 4 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) SMS
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
2 4 (1.61%) HTTP
2 4 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.61%) SSL
2 4 (1.61%) VPN
3 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (32.53%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (16.87%) SQL Server
3 38 (15.26%) BusinessObjects
4 32 (12.85%) Oracle Database
5 26 (10.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (10.44%) QlikView
5 26 (10.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (8.84%) Power BI
8 19 (7.63%) Spotfire
9 18 (7.23%) PowerCenter
10 17 (6.83%) Star Schema
11 16 (6.43%) DataStage
12 15 (6.02%) OLAP
12 15 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (5.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 14 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (4.82%) Hadoop
15 9 (3.61%) Big Data
15 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.81%) JIRA
2 5 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.20%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.80%) Toad
6 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 101 (40.56%) Finance
2 29 (11.65%) Banking
3 19 (7.63%) Manufacturing
4 18 (7.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.81%) Legal
6 5 (2.01%) Front Office
6 5 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.01%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Billing
7 4 (1.61%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.80%) French Language
9 2 (0.80%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) International Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (36.95%) Developer
2 55 (22.09%) Analyst
3 43 (17.27%) Cognos Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Data Analyst
5 24 (9.64%) TM1 Developer
6 23 (9.24%) Consultant
7 18 (7.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (6.43%) Project Manager
9 15 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 15 (6.02%) Report Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Data Warehouse Specialist
11 11 (4.42%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.02%) Programmer
13 9 (3.61%) Architect
13 9 (3.61%) Cognos Consultant
13 9 (3.61%) Data Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) Report Specialist
14 7 (2.81%) Cognos BI Developer
14 7 (2.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 7 (2.81%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.81%) HTML
2 6 (2.41%) CSS
3 4 (1.61%) .NET
3 4 (1.61%) LDAP
3 4 (1.61%) OAuth
3 4 (1.61%) SAML
4 3 (1.20%) MDX
5 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.80%) EDI
5 2 (0.80%) XML
6 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.40%) D3.js
6 1 (0.40%) HTML5
6 1 (0.40%) Middleware
6 1 (0.40%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Velocity
6 1 (0.40%) XBRL
6 1 (0.40%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.02%) FMCG
5 9 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.81%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.61%) Fintech
8 3 (1.20%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.40%) Blog
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.40%) Life Science
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.62%) Linux
2 11 (4.42%) Unix
3 10 (4.02%) Windows
4 6 (2.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (47.39%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (24.90%) ETL
3 56 (22.49%) Analytics
4 53 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (13.25%) Visualisation
6 28 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (10.84%) Business Analysis
7 27 (10.84%) Data Visualisation
8 25 (10.04%) Project Management
9 22 (8.84%) Data Integration
9 22 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.43%) Data Modelling
11 20 (8.03%) Kimball Methodology
12 19 (7.63%) Data Analysis
12 19 (7.63%) Migration
13 14 (5.62%) Kanban
13 14 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (5.62%) Workflow
14 12 (4.82%) Data Analytics
15 11 (4.42%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 117 (46.99%) SQL
2 25 (10.04%) PL/SQL
3 15 (6.02%) Java
4 13 (5.22%) Python
5 11 (4.42%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.42%) VBA
6 9 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.41%) C#
7 6 (2.41%) Scala
8 4 (1.61%) C
9 3 (1.20%) Jython
9 3 (1.20%) R
9 3 (1.20%) VBScript
10 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.40%) ABAP
11 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.82%) Degree
3 11 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.80%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ACCA
6 1 (0.40%) CIMA
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.23%) Data Quality
2 14 (5.62%) CDISC
3 8 (3.21%) QA
4 6 (2.41%) GDPR
5 5 (2.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.80%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.40%) IFRS
8 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.01%) HDFS
2 2 (0.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.61%) Control-M
2 5 (2.01%) Ansible
3 4 (1.61%) Ambari
3 4 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (1.61%) Oozie
3 4 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.61%) Terraform
4 3 (1.20%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (31.73%) Tableau
2 74 (29.72%) IBM
2 74 (29.72%) Oracle
3 30 (12.05%) Informatica
4 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.64%) SAP
5 12 (4.82%) Netezza
6 10 (4.02%) Teradata
7 9 (3.61%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.81%) BMC
8 7 (2.81%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.41%) Anaplan
9 6 (2.41%) Lotus
9 6 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (2.01%) Hortonworks
10 5 (2.01%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (1.61%) Alteryx
11 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.20%) Capita
12 3 (1.20%) JD Edwards