The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cognos Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos Planning over the 3 months to 30 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.

IBM Cognos Planning
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 632 621
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11  
Contract jobs citing Cognos Planning 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.13% 0.18% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3855 4350 4696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.47% 8.04% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 2629 2644
Median daily rate £450 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

Cognos Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cognos Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos Planning in the UK

Cognos Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos Planning in the UK

Cognos Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos Planning in the UK

Cognos Planning
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +45 5 £463 -7.50% 1
London +35 3 £463 -7.50% 1
South East +19 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cognos Planning.

1 6 (100.00%) Cognos
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (33.33%) ACCA
4 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) CIMA
5 1 (16.67%) IFS
5 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Epicor

Cognos Planning
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:

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Planning Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Planning Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) VBA Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ACCA
1 2 (33.33%) CIMA
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cognos
2 2 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (16.67%) Epicor
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) IFS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SAP