Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 562 502
Rank change year-on-year -114 -60 -73
Contract jobs citing Cognos 216 346 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.80% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 241 261
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £349 £320 £275
90th Percentile £578 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -20.00% +101.15%
10th Percentile £42.15 £23.39 £12.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £59.63 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £64.50
% change year-on-year +35.29% -34.11% +203.53%

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 43,395 43,384 47,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 42.82% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,916 26,925 29,222
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £239
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,447 1,717
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.94% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.58 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 12 November 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 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 November 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 -73 208 £450 +5.88% 60
UK excluding London -108 134 £450 +5.88% 41
London -11 76 £440 -2.22% 25
North of England -34 35 £450 +15.38% 10
East of England +10 28 £500 +25.00% 1
Midlands -37 26 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -18 25 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +2 24 £430 +14.67% 5
South West -42 14 £460 -23.33% 4
East Midlands +9 11 £400 -4.48% 1
North West -34 11 £473 +11.18% 5
West Midlands -50 11 £450 +12.50% 14
Scotland -29 6 £475 +18.75% 4
Northern Ireland +35 2 £275 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 114 (52.78%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (39.35%) SQL
3 65 (30.09%) Finance
4 63 (29.17%) Tableau
5 55 (25.46%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (21.76%) Oracle
6 47 (21.76%) Analytics
7 45 (20.83%) IBM
8 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
10 38 (17.59%) ETL
10 38 (17.59%) Cognos TM1
11 33 (15.28%) Visualisation
12 31 (14.35%) QlikView
12 31 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
13 30 (13.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 27 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 26 (12.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (11.11%) Power BI
17 22 (10.19%) Cognos Report Studio
17 22 (10.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 20 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (9.26%) Informatica
18 20 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (8.80%) Data Visualisation
20 18 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
21 17 (7.87%) Security Cleared
22 16 (7.41%) Project Management
22 16 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical

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 7 (3.24%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 4 (1.85%) IIS
2 4 (1.85%) SAS
2 4 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (17.59%) Cognos TM1
2 30 (13.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.85%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.39%) HFM
5 2 (0.93%) Maximo
5 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.46%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.46%) Movex
6 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.78%) IaaS
3 6 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.24%) Firewall
1 7 (3.24%) HTTP
1 7 (3.24%) HTTPS
1 7 (3.24%) SSL
1 7 (3.24%) VPN
2 6 (2.78%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.46%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
3 31 (14.35%) QlikView
4 27 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 26 (12.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (11.11%) Power BI
7 22 (10.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 22 (10.19%) Cognos Report Studio
8 16 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (6.94%) Spotfire
10 14 (6.48%) Hadoop
11 13 (6.02%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 13 (6.02%) OLAP
12 11 (5.09%) Apache Hive
12 11 (5.09%) Cognos Transformer
13 10 (4.63%) Oracle Database
13 10 (4.63%) Pentaho
13 10 (4.63%) Relational Database
14 8 (3.70%) Big Data
15 7 (3.24%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.39%) Subversion
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (30.09%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (6.48%) Banking
4 8 (3.70%) Legal
4 8 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.85%) Marketing
5 4 (1.85%) Publishing
6 3 (1.39%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.93%) Billing
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) International Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (37.96%) Developer
2 46 (21.30%) Cognos Developer
3 36 (16.67%) Analyst
4 26 (12.04%) Consultant
5 24 (11.11%) TM1 Developer
6 17 (7.87%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 13 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (5.56%) Data Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) Cognos Consultant
10 8 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Data Engineer
11 7 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 7 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.78%) Programmer
12 6 (2.78%) Report Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) Senior Cognos Developer
12 6 (2.78%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.17%) LDAP
2 7 (3.24%) OAuth
2 7 (3.24%) SAML
3 5 (2.31%) .NET
4 4 (1.85%) HTML
4 4 (1.85%) jQuery
5 3 (1.39%) MDX
6 2 (0.93%) EDI
6 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.46%) CSS
7 1 (0.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.46%) RESTful
7 1 (0.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.46%) Velocity
7 1 (0.46%) XBRL
7 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.09%) Data Structures
5 10 (4.63%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.31%) FMCG
8 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.39%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.93%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
11 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.46%) Blog
11 1 (0.46%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.46%) Life Science
11 1 (0.46%) Mashup
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmacovigilance
11 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.46%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.56%) Linux
2 8 (3.70%) Unix
2 8 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (0.93%) AIX
3 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (52.78%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (21.76%) Analytics
3 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (17.59%) ETL
5 33 (15.28%) Visualisation
6 20 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (8.80%) Data Visualisation
8 16 (7.41%) Migration
8 16 (7.41%) Project Management
9 14 (6.48%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.02%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 11 (5.09%) Data Integration
12 11 (5.09%) DevOps
12 11 (5.09%) Translating Business Requirements
13 10 (4.63%) ERP
14 9 (4.17%) Performance Management
15 8 (3.70%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 85 (39.35%) SQL
2 12 (5.56%) Java
3 11 (5.09%) PL/SQL
4 10 (4.63%) Python
5 8 (3.70%) VBA
6 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.85%) Scala
8 3 (1.39%) Jython
8 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.39%) VBScript
9 2 (0.93%) C
9 2 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.46%) ABAP
10 1 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.93%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.46%) ACCA
6 1 (0.46%) CIMA
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.17%) CDISC
3 8 (3.70%) GDPR
3 8 (3.70%) QA
4 7 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.39%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.93%) PMO
7 1 (0.46%) IFRS
7 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) HDFS
2 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) Ansible
2 7 (3.24%) Ambari
2 7 (3.24%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (3.24%) Oozie
2 7 (3.24%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.24%) Terraform
3 4 (1.85%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.39%) Control-M
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (29.17%) Tableau
2 47 (21.76%) Oracle
3 45 (20.83%) IBM
4 20 (9.26%) Informatica
5 15 (6.94%) SAP
6 14 (6.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.63%) Hyperion
8 9 (4.17%) Cloudera
8 9 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (3.70%) Anaplan
9 8 (3.70%) Hortonworks
10 6 (2.78%) Teradata
11 5 (2.31%) Netezza
12 4 (1.85%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.85%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.85%) Lotus
13 3 (1.39%) Actuate
13 3 (1.39%) BMC
13 3 (1.39%) Jaspersoft
13 3 (1.39%) Talend