Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 157 163
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing Cognos 23 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 1.21% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 17
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £300 £340
90th Percentile £485 £544 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -3.33%

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 1878 1978 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.37% 45.88% 37.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 1087 1131
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
10th Percentile £202 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £501
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 76
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.56 £8.38
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.63 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -12 10 £463 +42.31% 1
Glasgow -9 7 £388 -6.06% 1
Inverclyde 0 3 £325 -
Highlands - 2 £250 - 1
Cognos
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) Analytics
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) ETL
6 5 (21.74%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (17.39%) VBA
7 4 (17.39%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (17.39%) Tableau
7 4 (17.39%) Data Structures
8 3 (13.04%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (13.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (13.04%) SAS
8 3 (13.04%) DataStage

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 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (13.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Infor M3
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (13.04%) DataStage
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.70%) QlikView
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Cognos Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) TM1 Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Tableau Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Netezza Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Report Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SAP BW Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (30.43%) Analytics
2 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) ETL
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (13.04%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (8.70%) Data Mapping
6 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) VBA
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) ABAP
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (17.39%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) Tableau
4 2 (8.70%) Informatica
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Netezza
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Sybase
4 2 (8.70%) Talend
4 2 (8.70%) Teradata
5 1 (4.35%) Alteryx
5 1 (4.35%) Infor