Period
to 20 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 July 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 541 519
Rank change year-on-year -63 -22 -123
Contract jobs citing Cognos 305 318 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.76% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 289
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - -
10th Percentile £303 £325 £275
90th Percentile £550 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 10
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £16.06 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.50% -21.66% -8.89%
10th Percentile £19.26 £15.53 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £16.59 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.06 £20.50
% change year-on-year +117.93% -21.66% -35.94%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,577 41,773 49,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 43.85% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,039 25,513 30,128
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,611 1,425 1,630
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.12 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -6.54% +2.94%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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 -29 294 £450 +5.88% 67
UK excluding London -37 166 £435 +8.75% 41
London -40 133 £450 - 31
South East -26 53 £436 +2.65% 7
North of England -21 36 £425 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire -8 31 £413 +17.93% 6
East of England +17 26 £488 +21.88%
South West +16 22 £463 +1.65% 3
Midlands -29 20 £375 -1.32% 12
East Midlands -3 10 £375 +8.70% 3
West Midlands -35 10 £425 +10.75% 9
Scotland -50 9 £325 -35.00% 6
North West -22 4 £450 +5.88% 7
Northern Ireland +17 1 £275 +41.03%
North East -9 1 £500 +21.95%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos 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.

1 147 (48.20%) SQL
2 144 (47.21%) Business Intelligence
3 122 (40.00%) Finance
4 95 (31.15%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (28.85%) IBM
6 83 (27.21%) Tableau
7 82 (26.89%) Oracle
8 74 (24.26%) ETL
9 64 (20.98%) Analytics
10 61 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 56 (18.36%) SQL Server
12 52 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
14 48 (15.74%) Cognos TM1
15 41 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (13.44%) Visualisation
16 38 (12.46%) Banking
17 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
17 34 (11.15%) Oracle Database
18 33 (10.82%) Data Visualisation
19 31 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 31 (10.16%) Informatica
19 31 (10.16%) Project Management
20 30 (9.84%) SAP
21 28 (9.18%) PL/SQL
21 28 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 28 (9.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 28 (9.18%) QlikView
21 28 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
22 27 (8.85%) Oracle Database 11g

Cognos
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 13 (4.26%) SAS
2 12 (3.93%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.97%) Confluence
4 6 (1.97%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 61 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (9.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 48 (15.74%) Cognos TM1
2 25 (8.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (3.61%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (1.31%) Maximo
5 3 (0.98%) HFM
5 3 (0.98%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.98%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.98%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.66%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.66%) Summit
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.33%) Servitor
7 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) SMS
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (31.15%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (18.36%) SQL Server
3 50 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
4 34 (11.15%) Oracle Database
5 31 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (9.18%) QlikView
6 28 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (8.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (8.52%) Power BI
9 23 (7.54%) Spotfire
10 20 (6.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 20 (6.56%) DataStage
11 19 (6.23%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (5.90%) PowerCenter
12 18 (5.90%) Star Schema
13 16 (5.25%) OLAP
14 15 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (3.28%) Cognos Report Studio
16 9 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (2.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.28%) JIRA
1 10 (3.28%) PeopleTools
2 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) Hudson
4 2 (0.66%) Subversion
4 2 (0.66%) Toad
5 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 122 (40.00%) Finance
2 38 (12.46%) Banking
3 20 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 19 (6.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.95%) Law
6 7 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.97%) Billing
7 6 (1.97%) Legal
7 6 (1.97%) Retail
8 5 (1.64%) Front Office
9 4 (1.31%) Marketing
10 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (39.34%) Developer
2 77 (25.25%) Analyst
3 54 (17.70%) Cognos Developer
4 31 (10.16%) Data Analyst
5 26 (8.52%) TM1 Developer
6 24 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 24 (7.87%) Consultant
7 21 (6.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 16 (5.25%) Business Analyst
8 16 (5.25%) Programmer
8 16 (5.25%) Report Developer
9 14 (4.59%) Data Warehouse Specialist
10 13 (4.26%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.61%) Cognos BI Developer
12 10 (3.28%) Architect
12 10 (3.28%) PeopleSoft Developer
12 10 (3.28%) Report Analyst
12 10 (3.28%) Technical Developer
13 9 (2.95%) Report Specialist
13 9 (2.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.95%) HTML
2 6 (1.97%) CSS
3 5 (1.64%) .NET
3 5 (1.64%) EDI
4 4 (1.31%) XML
5 3 (0.98%) HTML5
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.66%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (0.66%) MDX
6 2 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.33%) D3.js
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) Velocity
7 1 (0.33%) XBRL
7 1 (0.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.59%) FMCG
5 12 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.31%) Fintech
7 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.98%) NHS
8 3 (0.98%) Replication
9 2 (0.66%) Animation
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) iPad
9 2 (0.66%) iPhone
9 2 (0.66%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.66%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.26%) Unix
2 12 (3.93%) Linux
2 12 (3.93%) Windows
3 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (47.21%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (24.26%) ETL
3 64 (20.98%) Analytics
4 52 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (13.44%) Visualisation
6 33 (10.82%) Data Visualisation
7 31 (10.16%) Project Management
8 28 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (8.85%) Business Analysis
9 27 (8.85%) Data Modelling
9 27 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (8.20%) Data Analysis
11 23 (7.54%) Kimball Methodology
12 20 (6.56%) Data Integration
13 19 (6.23%) Migration
14 16 (5.25%) Data Analytics
14 16 (5.25%) Kanban
14 16 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (4.92%) Data Science
15 15 (4.92%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 147 (48.20%) SQL
2 28 (9.18%) PL/SQL
3 15 (4.92%) Java
3 15 (4.92%) VBA
4 14 (4.59%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.26%) Python
6 10 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.62%) C#
8 6 (1.97%) Scala
9 4 (1.31%) C
9 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.98%) Jython
10 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.98%) R
10 3 (0.98%) VBScript
11 2 (0.66%) VB
12 1 (0.33%) ABAP
12 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.33%) Korn
12 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.59%) Degree
4 7 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.98%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ACCA
6 1 (0.33%) CIMA
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCSA
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.23%) CDISC
2 18 (5.90%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.95%) QA
4 5 (1.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.66%) PMO
5 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.66%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) GxP
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.95%) Control-M
2 4 (1.31%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.66%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.66%) Netcool
4 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (28.85%) IBM
2 83 (27.21%) Tableau
3 82 (26.89%) Oracle
4 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
5 31 (10.16%) Informatica
6 30 (9.84%) SAP
7 13 (4.26%) Netezza
8 12 (3.93%) PeopleSoft
9 11 (3.61%) Hyperion
10 10 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (3.28%) Teradata
11 7 (2.30%) BMC
12 6 (1.97%) Lotus
13 5 (1.64%) Anaplan
13 5 (1.64%) Jaspersoft
14 4 (1.31%) Alteryx
14 4 (1.31%) Capita
14 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.31%) Talend