Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 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.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 719 623
Rank change year-on-year +227 -96 -54
Contract jobs citing Cognos 61 131 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.34% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 87 195
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £343 £341 £306
90th Percentile £615 £713 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +5.67% +133.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +70.73% -41.43% +117.93%

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 15,801 38,899 43,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.12% 42.67% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,441 24,233 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 1,436 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.36 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.33% +1.64%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cognos.

Daily rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cognos.

Hourly rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 14 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 4 August 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 +218 54 £425 -5.56% 5
London +188 34 £400 -23.81% 1
UK excluding London +209 25 £475 +11.76% 5
North of England +106 6 £438 +6.06% 2
South West - 6 £616 -
Scotland +79 5 £545 -0.91% 1
Yorkshire +82 4 £438 -5.41%
Midlands +74 4 £475 +9.20%
South East +151 3 - - 1
Work from Home -18 3 £425 -10.53% 2
East of England +76 2 £430 -7.03% 1
North West +69 2 - - 2
West Midlands +69 2 £625 +31.58%
East Midlands +41 2 £463 +8.82%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 36 (59.02%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) Finance
3 21 (34.43%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (27.87%) .NET
4 17 (27.87%) C#
4 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
5 16 (26.23%) VBA
5 16 (26.23%) Banking
5 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (26.23%) Business Analysis
6 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (22.95%) OLAP
7 14 (22.95%) CSS
7 14 (22.95%) HTML
7 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
7 14 (22.95%) QA
7 14 (22.95%) Analytics
8 11 (18.03%) IBM
9 9 (14.75%) ETL
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (13.11%) Tableau
11 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
12 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
12 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (8.20%) Sprint Planning
13 5 (8.20%) Power Platform

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 1 (1.64%) Apache
1 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.64%) Jetty
1 1 (1.64%) Jupyter
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.64%) SAS
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (3.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.64%) HFM
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.64%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.64%) Summit
3 1 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Power Platform
2 3 (4.92%) Azure
3 2 (3.28%) AWS
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (22.95%) OLAP
4 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.20%) Power BI
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (4.92%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (4.92%) QlikView
8 2 (3.28%) DataStage
8 2 (3.28%) Essbase
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.28%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (3.28%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.64%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
General
1 29 (47.54%) Finance
2 16 (26.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.92%) International Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (54.10%) Developer
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Developer
3 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (13.11%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) Junior
4 7 (11.48%) Junior Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Junior .NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Junior C# Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Junior SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Data Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Junior VBA Developer
7 4 (6.56%) VBA Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) .NET
1 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
2 14 (22.95%) CSS
2 14 (22.95%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) MDX
5 2 (3.28%) D3.js
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) EDI
6 1 (1.64%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) NumPy
6 1 (1.64%) Pandas
6 1 (1.64%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.64%) SciPy
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Credit Risk
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) CMDB
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) AIX
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Business Analysis
2 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (22.95%) Analytics
4 9 (14.75%) ETL
5 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.20%) Case Management
7 5 (8.20%) DevOps
7 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.20%) Scrum
7 5 (8.20%) Sprint Planning
7 5 (8.20%) Workflow
8 4 (6.56%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.56%) MVC
8 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.56%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
9 3 (4.92%) Decision-Making
9 3 (4.92%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) SQL
2 17 (27.87%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) VBA
4 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.56%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.56%) VB
7 2 (3.28%) Java
7 2 (3.28%) R
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.64%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) Korn
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) ACCA
4 1 (1.64%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) GxP
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Control-M
1 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) IBM
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) Tableau
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) Informatica
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) Concur
5 3 (4.92%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.28%) Alteryx
6 2 (3.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.64%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.64%) BMC
7 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.64%) Netezza
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Talend