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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 116 112
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.54% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 1.33% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £475 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -11.42% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

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 761 1055 1042
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.36% 40.77% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 582 552
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 35
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £13.80 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Inverclyde - 2 £475 -
Edinburgh +18 1 - - 2
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) ETL
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 4 (28.57%) Tableau
5 4 (28.57%) ETL Development
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 2 (14.29%) Data Integration

Cognos
Top Related 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 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (7.14%) HFM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) QlikView
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (7.14%) Looker
6 1 (7.14%) MySQL
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (7.14%) Yellowfin
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 3 (21.43%) ETL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Cognos Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) MI Manager
3 2 (14.29%) SSIS Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Operational Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
2 5 (35.71%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) ETL Development
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Tableau
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle