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 25 June 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.

Cognos
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 460 337
Rank change year-on-year +4 -123  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 124 168 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.78% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 112 202
Median daily rate £425 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £16.06 £20.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.70% -7.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

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 18659 21671 22818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.91% 44.48% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11425 13607 13668
Median daily rate £427 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 720 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 -4 55 £450 +1.12% 21
South East +20 21 £425 - 6
West Midlands +27 13 £378 -12.20% 9
Yorkshire +21 11 £350 -27.31% 3
South West +5 6 £500 +44.92% 2
East of England -18 6 £475 +5.55%
North West +22 3 £425 +6.25% 4
East Midlands -15 2 £425 +6.25%
Midlands +13 1 - - 9
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 138 (49.29%) Business Intelligence
2 131 (46.79%) Finance
3 96 (34.29%) SQL
4 81 (28.93%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (22.14%) Analytics
6 61 (21.79%) IBM
7 57 (20.36%) Tableau
8 53 (18.93%) Oracle
9 51 (18.21%) SQL Server
9 51 (18.21%) ETL
10 47 (16.79%) Data Modelling
11 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Excel
12 45 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (15.71%) BusinessObjects
14 42 (15.00%) Microsoft
15 41 (14.64%) Cognos TM1
15 41 (14.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 33 (11.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 33 (11.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (11.43%) QlikView
18 28 (10.00%) Banking
18 28 (10.00%) Informatica
19 26 (9.29%) SAP
19 26 (9.29%) Business Analysis
19 26 (9.29%) Data Analysis
20 25 (8.93%) Project Management
21 23 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
21 23 (8.21%) Power BI
22 22 (7.86%) Migration

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 19 (6.79%) SAS
2 12 (4.29%) Apache Pig
3 11 (3.93%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.07%) FileNet
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.57%) SPSS
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.71%) Weka
Business Applications
1 41 (14.64%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (11.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 16 (5.71%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (3.21%) Maximo
5 8 (2.86%) Cognos Planning
6 6 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.79%) WebTrends
8 3 (1.07%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (1.07%) Primavera
8 3 (1.07%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.21%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.43%) SaaS
3 3 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.07%) HTTP
1 3 (1.07%) Internet
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
2 2 (0.71%) LDAP
2 2 (0.71%) NAS
2 2 (0.71%) Network Security
2 2 (0.71%) SAN
3 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) FCoE
3 1 (0.36%) FTP
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) VLAN
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (28.93%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (18.21%) SQL Server
3 44 (15.71%) BusinessObjects
4 41 (14.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (11.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (11.43%) QlikView
7 23 (8.21%) Power BI
8 20 (7.14%) Relational Database
9 18 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (6.07%) Oracle Database
11 16 (5.71%) Hadoop
12 14 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (4.64%) Cognos Report Studio
13 13 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (4.64%) RDBMS
13 13 (4.64%) Spotfire
14 12 (4.29%) Apache Hive
14 12 (4.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 10 (3.57%) Big Data
15 10 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.07%) ERwin
3 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.07%) JIRA
3 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 131 (46.79%) Finance
2 28 (10.00%) Banking
3 13 (4.64%) Retail
4 9 (3.21%) Marketing
5 7 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.43%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.43%) Legal
7 3 (1.07%) Advertising
7 3 (1.07%) Front Office
7 3 (1.07%) Law
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (34.64%) Developer
2 58 (20.71%) Analyst
3 50 (17.86%) Cognos Developer
4 42 (15.00%) Consultant
5 31 (11.07%) Cognos Consultant
6 23 (8.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (7.50%) Architect
8 16 (5.71%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.36%) Report Developer
10 14 (5.00%) Cognos BI Developer
10 14 (5.00%) Cognos Support
10 14 (5.00%) Support Consultant
10 14 (5.00%) Systems Support
11 13 (4.64%) Data Analyst
11 13 (4.64%) SQL Developer
12 12 (4.29%) Report Specialist
12 12 (4.29%) TM1 Developer
13 11 (3.93%) ETL Developer
13 11 (3.93%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.57%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.93%) .NET
2 10 (3.57%) HTML
3 5 (1.79%) Web Services
3 5 (1.79%) XML
4 4 (1.43%) CSS
5 3 (1.07%) J2EE
5 3 (1.07%) JSON
5 3 (1.07%) REST
5 3 (1.07%) SOAP
5 3 (1.07%) WSDL
5 3 (1.07%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.07%) XSD
6 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.71%) D3.js
6 2 (0.71%) MDX
6 2 (0.71%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.36%) Kafka
7 1 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.14%) User Experience
5 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.07%) Clustering
6 3 (1.07%) Replication
7 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) Fintech
7 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.71%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.71%) Life Science
7 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.93%) Solaris
2 9 (3.21%) Linux
3 8 (2.86%) Windows
4 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) AIX
5 2 (0.71%) Unix
5 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) HPUX
6 1 (0.36%) SUSE
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (49.29%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (22.14%) Analytics
3 51 (18.21%) ETL
4 47 (16.79%) Data Modelling
5 26 (9.29%) Business Analysis
5 26 (9.29%) Data Analysis
6 25 (8.93%) Project Management
7 23 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.86%) Migration
9 18 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (6.43%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 16 (5.71%) Visualisation
11 14 (5.00%) CRM
11 14 (5.00%) Data Management
11 14 (5.00%) ERP
11 14 (5.00%) Web Analytics
12 13 (4.64%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.29%) Data Migration
13 12 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 96 (34.29%) SQL
2 17 (6.07%) Python
3 15 (5.36%) PL/SQL
3 15 (5.36%) R
4 13 (4.64%) Java
5 11 (3.93%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.57%) Korn
7 8 (2.86%) VBA
8 7 (2.50%) C#
9 6 (2.14%) C
9 6 (2.14%) Scala
10 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.07%) ABAP
12 3 (1.07%) Perl
13 2 (0.71%) PHP
14 1 (0.36%) C++
14 1 (0.36%) JCL
14 1 (0.36%) Ruby
14 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (7.14%) Degree
2 10 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.43%) ACCA
5 4 (1.43%) CIMA
5 4 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.71%) CBAP
7 2 (0.71%) IIBA
7 2 (0.71%) ISEB
7 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.79%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.21%) QA
3 8 (2.86%) PMO
4 3 (1.07%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) Basel II
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.86%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) KVM
3 1 (0.36%) Samba
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) Oozie
2 2 (0.71%) OpenView
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (21.79%) IBM
2 57 (20.36%) Tableau
3 53 (18.93%) Oracle
4 42 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 28 (10.00%) Informatica
6 26 (9.29%) SAP
7 19 (6.79%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (4.29%) Teradata
9 8 (2.86%) Netezza
10 7 (2.50%) Omniture
11 6 (2.14%) Brio
12 5 (1.79%) CODA
12 5 (1.79%) Concur
12 5 (1.79%) Coremetrics
12 5 (1.79%) HP
12 5 (1.79%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.79%) Talend
12 5 (1.79%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.79%) Vertica
13 4 (1.43%) Google
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