The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 0.69% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 1.27% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £434 £375
% change year-on-year -7.83% +15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 337 552 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 50.98% 54.06% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 292 255
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.67% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.05 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Reading

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (80.00%) Maximo
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (20.00%) CloverETL
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) CloverETL
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Maximo Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Report Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Talend