Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 158 171
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing Cognos 14 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £350 £335
90th Percentile £498 £559 £488
UK median daily rate £448 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
% change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% -1.33%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,708 1,739 2,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.35% 47.06% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 962 1,163
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £208 £203 £196
90th Percentile £541 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 33
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £41.00 £52.17 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 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
Edinburgh -33 8 £463 +15.63%
Inverclyde -2 2 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow -6 2 - - 1
Highlands - 2 £250 -
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (21.43%) Data Management
6 3 (21.43%) ETL
6 3 (21.43%) VBA
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Informatica
7 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VB
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Sybase
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) SAS
7 2 (14.29%) Information Management
7 2 (14.29%) Teradata

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 2 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 2 (14.29%) QlikView
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
4 1 (7.14%) DataStage
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Cognos Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) TM1 Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Tableau Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) VBA
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) MicroStrategy
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Informatica
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Sybase
2 2 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (7.14%) Alteryx
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau