The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 138 128
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 8 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.10% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.23% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 12
Median daily rate £500 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.92% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £345 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £345 £445
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 the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1143 1311 1152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.85% 43.98% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 808 691
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 99
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the South West

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the South West

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +1 5 £468 +35.50%
Gloucestershire - 2 £525 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 8 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 2 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
6 2 (14.29%) Tableau
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (7.14%) iTrent
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (7.14%) Big Data

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) iPlanet
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (7.14%) iTrent
3 1 (7.14%) Maximo
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) FCoE
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos Event Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) OLAP
3 1 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cognos Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Maximo Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Maximo Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Kafka
1 1 (7.14%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) HPUX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) SUSE
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) ETL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C-shell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Korn
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Scala
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) HDFS
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Concur
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Opsware
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) Teradata
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
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