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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
England / South West
Rank 131 133 139
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £485 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.57% -13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £383 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £443 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -9.37% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1044 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.56% 39.95% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 751 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 70
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the South West

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Bristol -1 2 £553 +33.93% 1
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos Event Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (22.22%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) OLAP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Java

Cognos
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos Event Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (22.22%) OLAP
3 2 (22.22%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Maximo Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Maximo Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Kafka
1 1 (11.11%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Scala
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Concur
3 1 (11.11%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP