Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cognos Business Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 21 January 2020 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.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (Cognos BI)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 727 866 822
Rank change year-on-year +139 -44 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos Business Intelligence 14 26 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.026% 0.075%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.26% 0.41% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 53
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £351 £413 £353
90th Percentile £568 £536 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £483 £428
% change year-on-year -11.92% +12.87% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £63.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £63.52

Cognos Business Intelligence is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 5,305 6,342 7,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.28% 6.42% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 3,703 4,689
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 85 70
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +55.56% -1.10%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.50 £10.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £69.90 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +55.56% -14.29%

Cognos Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cognos Business Intelligence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos Business Intelligence in the UK

Cognos Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos Business Intelligence in the UK

Cognos Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos Business Intelligence in the UK

Cognos Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos Business Intelligence in the UK

Cognos Business Intelligence
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos Business Intelligence within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
England +132 13 £500 +11.11% 6
London +108 7 £500 +17.65% 4
UK excluding London +83 6 £425 -11.92% 2
North of England +47 2 £450 -10.00% 1
Midlands +41 2 £425 -15.00%
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
South East +53 1 £350 -22.22%
Yorkshire +43 1 £575 +15.00%
East of England +23 1 £500 -
North West +15 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos Business Intelligence 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 with a requirement for Cognos Business Intelligence.

1 14 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) Cognos
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Analytics
3 7 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Cognos Query Studio
6 3 (21.43%) Tableau
6 3 (21.43%) Power BI
6 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
7 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (14.29%) Life Science
7 2 (14.29%) Pharmacovigilance
7 2 (14.29%) Spotfire
7 2 (14.29%) QlikView
7 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (14.29%) Publishing
7 2 (14.29%) Validation

Cognos Business Intelligence
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (21.43%) Cognos Query Studio
3 3 (21.43%) Power BI
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) QlikView
4 2 (14.29%) Spotfire
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ERwin
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Publishing
4 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Cognos Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Report Writer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cognos Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Cognos Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Cognos Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) EDI
3 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (14.29%) Life Science
1 2 (14.29%) Pharmacovigilance
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (57.14%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Architectural Design
5 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Critical Thinking
5 1 (7.14%) Data Science
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Economics
5 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) R
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cognos
2 3 (21.43%) Tableau
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) CODA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) SAP