The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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 / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 146 126
Rank change year-on-year +40 -20  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 10 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 0.64% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £520 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 827 1404 1097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.15% 47.80% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 701 534
Median daily rate £395 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 36
Median hourly rate £31.85 £38.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +139.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.39 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Scotland

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in Scotland

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Scotland

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh +20 8 £500 +66.66% 1
Glasgow +6 2 £523 +74.16% 1
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (53.85%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Tableau
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (15.38%) Conceptual Models
6 2 (15.38%) Data Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) ERD
6 2 (15.38%) ArchiMate
6 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.69%) Big Data
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (7.69%) Looker
5 1 (7.69%) MS Access
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Business Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Implementation Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Tableau Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SSIS Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos BI Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
2 4 (30.77%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) ERD
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Tableau
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Alteryx
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP