Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 526 514
Rank change year-on-year -150 -12 -90
Contract jobs citing Cognos 197 353 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 255 222
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% -0.59%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £600 £598 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
England median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £64.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% -18.60% +30.96%
10th Percentile £30.09 £32.50 £16.65
90th Percentile £51.78 £69.07 £69.07
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £64.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% -30.23% +30.96%

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 40,745 40,433 43,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.26% 42.54% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,666 25,502 26,647
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £245
90th Percentile £634 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,487 1,315 1,554
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -38 74 £450 - 25
North of England -38 30 £450 +9.76% 4
Midlands -40 27 £450 +9.09% 10
East of England +6 24 £500 +17.65% 2
South East -29 23 £450 +12.50% 11
Yorkshire 0 17 £425 +9.68% 2
South West -57 16 £460 -16.36% 2
East Midlands +1 13 £400 -4.48% 1
North West -47 13 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands -50 10 £450 +9.09% 8
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 108 (54.82%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (37.56%) SQL
3 59 (29.95%) Finance
3 59 (29.95%) Tableau
4 47 (23.86%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (22.84%) Oracle
5 45 (22.84%) Analytics
6 33 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (15.74%) ETL
7 31 (15.74%) IBM
7 31 (15.74%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (15.23%) QlikView
8 30 (15.23%) Visualisation
9 29 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (14.21%) Cognos TM1
11 27 (13.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
13 23 (11.68%) Cognos Report Studio
14 22 (11.17%) Power BI
15 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
16 20 (10.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
17 18 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
19 16 (8.12%) Spotfire
19 16 (8.12%) Informatica
20 15 (7.61%) Project Management
20 15 (7.61%) 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 6 (3.05%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.03%) IIS
3 3 (1.52%) SAS
3 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (14.21%) Cognos TM1
2 27 (13.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.03%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (1.02%) Maximo
5 2 (1.02%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.51%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.51%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.54%) IaaS
4 5 (2.54%) PaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.05%) Firewall
1 6 (3.05%) HTTP
1 6 (3.05%) HTTPS
1 6 (3.05%) SSL
1 6 (3.05%) VPN
2 5 (2.54%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.86%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (15.74%) BusinessObjects
3 30 (15.23%) QlikView
4 23 (11.68%) Cognos Report Studio
5 22 (11.17%) Power BI
6 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
7 20 (10.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 18 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (8.12%) Spotfire
10 15 (7.61%) Hadoop
11 13 (6.60%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (6.09%) Cognos Transformer
13 10 (5.08%) Apache Hive
13 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
14 9 (4.57%) Pentaho
15 8 (4.06%) Big Data
16 7 (3.55%) OLAP
16 7 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.52%) Subversion
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (29.95%) Finance
2 14 (7.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (4.57%) Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.55%) Legal
6 6 (3.05%) Publishing
7 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.02%) Law
8 2 (1.02%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (38.58%) Developer
2 44 (22.34%) Cognos Developer
3 32 (16.24%) Analyst
4 22 (11.17%) Consultant
5 16 (8.12%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.12%) TM1 Developer
6 12 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Cognos Consultant
8 10 (5.08%) Data Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Report Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Cognos Developer
12 6 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Azure Engineer
13 5 (2.54%) Finance Manager
13 5 (2.54%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.06%) LDAP
2 6 (3.05%) HTML
2 6 (3.05%) jQuery
2 6 (3.05%) OAuth
2 6 (3.05%) SAML
3 5 (2.54%) .NET
4 4 (2.03%) MDX
5 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
6 1 (0.51%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) Velocity
6 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.08%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.52%) FMCG
7 3 (1.52%) Life Science
7 3 (1.52%) Pharmacovigilance
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) Blog
9 1 (0.51%) Equities
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.51%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.58%) Linux
2 8 (4.06%) Unix
2 8 (4.06%) Windows
3 2 (1.02%) AIX
3 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (54.82%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (22.84%) Analytics
3 33 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (15.74%) ETL
5 30 (15.23%) Visualisation
6 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.61%) Data Visualisation
8 15 (7.61%) Migration
8 15 (7.61%) Project Management
9 14 (7.11%) Business Analysis
9 14 (7.11%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.60%) Configuration Management
10 13 (6.60%) Data Analysis
10 13 (6.60%) Data Integration
11 12 (6.09%) Validation
12 10 (5.08%) Data Analytics
12 10 (5.08%) DevOps
12 10 (5.08%) ERP
13 9 (4.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 74 (37.56%) SQL
2 12 (6.09%) Java
3 10 (5.08%) Python
4 9 (4.57%) VBA
5 8 (4.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.06%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.03%) Scala
8 2 (1.02%) C
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) R
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) ABAP
9 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.54%) Degree
4 4 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.51%) ACCA
7 1 (0.51%) CIMA
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.55%) GDPR
3 6 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.54%) CDISC
5 4 (2.03%) PMO
6 2 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.02%) QA
7 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.51%) SLA
7 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (3.55%) HDFS
2 4 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.03%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Ansible
2 6 (3.05%) Ambari
2 6 (3.05%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (3.05%) Oozie
2 6 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.05%) Terraform
3 4 (2.03%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.51%) Control-M
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (29.95%) Tableau
2 45 (22.84%) Oracle
3 31 (15.74%) IBM
4 16 (8.12%) Informatica
5 13 (6.60%) SAP
6 11 (5.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.58%) MicroStrategy
7 9 (4.57%) Hyperion
8 8 (4.06%) Cloudera
9 7 (3.55%) Hortonworks
10 5 (2.54%) Anaplan
10 5 (2.54%) Lotus
11 4 (2.03%) Ab Initio
11 4 (2.03%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.52%) Actuate
12 3 (1.52%) Birst
12 3 (1.52%) Jaspersoft
12 3 (1.52%) Talend
12 3 (1.52%) Teradata
13 2 (1.02%) Alteryx