Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 641 569
Rank change year-on-year +65 -72 -59
Contract jobs citing Cognos 199 208 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.52% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 145 221
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £800 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
England median hourly rate £20.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.00% +42.86% -20.00%
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -59.00% +42.86% -20.00%

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 33,236 39,807 40,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.38% 42.34% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,081 25,025 25,107
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,283 1,494 1,338
England median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% +0.72% +5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.83 £17.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +13.31% +0.06% +6.00%

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 12 November 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
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 12 November 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 +94 105 £500 +13.64% 9
South East +48 35 £415 -7.78% 3
North of England +27 24 £410 -8.89% 10
Midlands +34 19 £440 -2.22% 9
North West +31 15 £394 -16.67% 8
East of England +24 15 £410 -18.00% 5
East Midlands +20 15 £440 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +7 9 £463 +7.56% 1
West Midlands +32 4 £513 +13.89% 8
South West -12 1 - - 6
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 113 (56.78%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (49.75%) SQL
3 79 (39.70%) Finance
4 68 (34.17%) SQL Server
5 66 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (31.66%) Tableau
7 62 (31.16%) Power BI
7 62 (31.16%) Power Platform
8 52 (26.13%) Microsoft
9 48 (24.12%) IBM
10 44 (22.11%) Analytics
11 42 (21.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (19.60%) QlikView
14 38 (19.10%) Visualisation
14 38 (19.10%) OLAP
15 37 (18.59%) .NET
15 37 (18.59%) ETL
16 33 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (16.08%) Data Visualisation
18 31 (15.58%) Data Analysis
19 30 (15.08%) MicroStrategy
20 29 (14.57%) SAP
21 28 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 28 (14.07%) Microsoft Excel
21 28 (14.07%) Oracle
22 27 (13.57%) C#
22 27 (13.57%) Data Modelling
23 26 (13.07%) HTML
23 26 (13.07%) TDD

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 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.01%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (14.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.01%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 17 (8.54%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (4.02%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.51%) Cognos Planning
4 3 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.51%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (1.01%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.01%) Primavera
5 2 (1.01%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.50%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 62 (31.16%) Power Platform
2 15 (7.54%) AWS
3 8 (4.02%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (2.01%) Azure
5 3 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.01%) GCP
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.50%) Boomi
7 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) Firewall
1 1 (0.50%) FTP
1 1 (0.50%) LAN
1 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (34.17%) SQL Server
2 62 (31.16%) Power BI
3 42 (21.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 40 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (19.60%) QlikView
6 38 (19.10%) OLAP
7 28 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (9.05%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (8.54%) Relational Database
11 12 (6.03%) Cognos Report Studio
12 11 (5.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (5.53%) DB2
13 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (4.02%) Star Schema
15 7 (3.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 7 (3.52%) PowerCenter
16 6 (3.02%) DataStage
16 6 (3.02%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (3.02%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 23 (11.56%) Git (software)
1 23 (11.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 23 (11.56%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.51%) ERwin
3 3 (1.51%) JIRA
3 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.01%) Maven
4 2 (1.01%) MSI
4 2 (1.01%) Selenium
4 2 (1.01%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.50%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 79 (39.70%) Finance
2 11 (5.53%) Retail
3 9 (4.52%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.02%) Banking
5 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.51%) Law
6 5 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.01%) Publishing
8 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (42.71%) Developer
2 47 (23.62%) Analyst
3 29 (14.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 23 (11.56%) Cognos Developer
5 17 (8.54%) Consultant
6 15 (7.54%) Data Analyst
7 12 (6.03%) Architect
8 11 (5.53%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.03%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) ETL Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.52%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Programmer
12 7 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.02%) Data Engineer
13 6 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.02%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (3.02%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.59%) .NET
2 26 (13.07%) HTML
3 23 (11.56%) AngularJS
3 23 (11.56%) ASP.NET
3 23 (11.56%) CSS
3 23 (11.56%) React
4 6 (3.02%) EDI
4 6 (3.02%) MDX
5 3 (1.51%) REST
6 2 (1.01%) jQuery
6 2 (1.01%) SAML
6 2 (1.01%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) LESS
7 1 (0.50%) Sass
7 1 (0.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.06%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.52%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (2.51%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.01%) Life Science
5 4 (2.01%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.51%) Equities
6 3 (1.51%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.01%) Pharmacovigilance
7 2 (1.01%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) iSeries
8 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.03%) Unix
2 7 (3.52%) Windows
3 6 (3.02%) Linux
4 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (56.78%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.11%) Analytics
4 38 (19.10%) Visualisation
5 37 (18.59%) ETL
6 32 (16.08%) Data Visualisation
7 31 (15.58%) Data Analysis
8 27 (13.57%) Data Modelling
9 26 (13.07%) TDD
10 24 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (9.55%) Web Development
12 18 (9.05%) Validation
13 16 (8.04%) ERP
14 13 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (6.03%) Kimball Methodology
16 11 (5.53%) Project Delivery
17 10 (5.03%) Migration
18 9 (4.52%) Data Analytics
18 9 (4.52%) Dimensional Modelling
19 8 (4.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 99 (49.75%) SQL
2 27 (13.57%) C#
3 23 (11.56%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.54%) T-SQL
5 14 (7.04%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.52%) Java
7 6 (3.02%) Python
8 5 (2.51%) VBScript
9 4 (2.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.51%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) R
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.53%) Degree
3 5 (2.51%) CTC Cleared
3 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.51%) CFA
6 2 (1.01%) ACCA
6 2 (1.01%) CIMA
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (3.02%) Control-M
2 3 (1.51%) SCCM
2 3 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.01%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (31.66%) Tableau
2 52 (26.13%) Microsoft
3 48 (24.12%) IBM
4 30 (15.08%) MicroStrategy
5 29 (14.57%) SAP
6 28 (14.07%) Oracle
7 25 (12.56%) Informatica
8 6 (3.02%) Planview
9 4 (2.01%) Talend
9 4 (2.01%) Teradata
10 3 (1.51%) Netezza
10 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.01%) Ariba
11 2 (1.01%) Citrix
11 2 (1.01%) Google
11 2 (1.01%) HP
11 2 (1.01%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.01%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.01%) Reuters
11 2 (1.01%) Sybase