Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 526 410
Rank change year-on-year -18 -116 -40
Contract jobs citing Cognos 362 360 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.84% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 224 393
UK median daily rate £449 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.28% +0.29% -
10th Percentile £308 £307 £300
90th Percentile £594 £575 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 7
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% -9.12%
10th Percentile £24.90 £15.78 £60.40
90th Percentile £67.71 £24.73 £73.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £19.75 £69.07
% change year-on-year +191.14% -71.41% -15.77%

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 41,873 43,050 46,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 45.16% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,449 26,366 27,387
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 1,636 1,939
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -3 335 £450 +2.27% 66
UK excluding London +35 221 £425 +6.25% 47
London -52 133 £480 +1.05% 23
Midlands +23 69 £425 +16.44% 8
West Midlands +26 40 £425 +21.86% 5
North of England +40 38 £425 +13.33% 17
South East -59 36 £400 - 7
North West +12 32 £425 +13.33% 8
South West +26 31 £600 +23.39% 8
East Midlands +5 29 £415 +3.75% 3
East of England -7 24 £425 - 3
Scotland -12 19 £400 - 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £388 -16.22% 6
Northern Ireland -22 3 £225 -42.75% 1
Wales +4 2 £300 -7.69%
North East - 2 £338 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos 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.

1 199 (54.97%) Business Intelligence
2 148 (40.88%) SQL
3 109 (30.11%) Analytics
4 105 (29.01%) Finance
5 94 (25.97%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (25.14%) IBM
7 84 (23.20%) ETL
8 74 (20.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 73 (20.17%) Security Cleared
10 69 (19.06%) Microsoft
11 68 (18.78%) Data Modelling
12 67 (18.51%) Oracle
13 64 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
14 62 (17.13%) SC Cleared
14 62 (17.13%) Tableau
15 61 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 60 (16.57%) Data Analysis
17 58 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 55 (15.19%) Cognos TM1
19 54 (14.92%) Microsoft Excel
20 49 (13.54%) Banking
21 47 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
22 46 (12.71%) SQL Server
23 45 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
24 44 (12.15%) BusinessObjects
25 39 (10.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
26 38 (10.50%) Cognos Report Studio
26 38 (10.50%) SAP
27 37 (10.22%) Migration
28 35 (9.67%) Data Management

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 24 (6.63%) SAS
2 13 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.31%) ArcGIS
4 10 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.49%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.10%) Apache
7 4 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.10%) iPlanet
7 4 (1.10%) JBoss
7 4 (1.10%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (14.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.38%) SPSS
6 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 74 (20.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 55 (15.19%) Cognos TM1
3 16 (4.42%) Cognos Planning
4 10 (2.76%) ResourceLink
5 6 (1.66%) Maximo
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (1.38%) SAP Payroll
6 5 (1.38%) Unica
7 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.83%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.55%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.55%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.55%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.28%) HFM
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.38%) SMS
2 4 (1.10%) Firewall
2 4 (1.10%) NAS
2 4 (1.10%) SAN
2 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) DNS
3 2 (0.55%) FCoE
3 2 (0.55%) FTP
3 2 (0.55%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (25.97%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (12.71%) SQL Server
5 44 (12.15%) BusinessObjects
6 39 (10.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 38 (10.50%) Cognos Report Studio
8 34 (9.39%) Power BI
9 30 (8.29%) OLAP
10 27 (7.46%) QlikView
11 24 (6.63%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (4.97%) Oracle OLAP
14 17 (4.70%) MS Access
14 17 (4.70%) Oracle Database
15 16 (4.42%) Big Data
16 13 (3.59%) DataStage
16 13 (3.59%) Hadoop
16 13 (3.59%) Pentaho
17 12 (3.31%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 5 (1.38%) ERwin
2 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.10%) Toad
3 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) Jtest
5 1 (0.28%) JUnit
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 105 (29.01%) Finance
2 49 (13.54%) Banking
3 27 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.70%) Marketing
5 13 (3.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.31%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.10%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.55%) Automotive
8 2 (0.55%) Billing
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
8 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 136 (37.57%) Developer
2 104 (28.73%) Analyst
3 81 (22.38%) Cognos Developer
4 44 (12.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 35 (9.67%) Consultant
6 33 (9.12%) Business Analyst
6 33 (9.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 32 (8.84%) Data Analyst
8 29 (8.01%) Cognos BI Developer
9 24 (6.63%) TM1 Developer
10 14 (3.87%) Architect
10 14 (3.87%) Credit Analyst
10 14 (3.87%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 14 (3.87%) Risk Analyst
11 13 (3.59%) SQL Developer
12 12 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
12 12 (3.31%) Data Consultant
13 11 (3.04%) Cognos Consultant
13 11 (3.04%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 11 (3.04%) Risk Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.73%) XML
2 18 (4.97%) HTML
3 16 (4.42%) CSS
4 7 (1.93%) J2EE
5 6 (1.66%) .NET
5 6 (1.66%) MDX
5 6 (1.66%) SOAP
6 4 (1.10%) EDI
6 4 (1.10%) LDAP
6 4 (1.10%) REST
6 4 (1.10%) Web Services
7 3 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (0.83%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.55%) JSP
9 1 (0.28%) JSON
9 1 (0.28%) Middleware
9 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.80%) Data Structures
3 16 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.87%) Credit Risk
5 8 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.38%) Clustering
6 5 (1.38%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.38%) User Experience
7 4 (1.10%) FMCG
8 3 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.83%) iPad
8 3 (0.83%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.83%) Replication
8 3 (0.83%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.55%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.04%) Unix
1 11 (3.04%) Windows
2 8 (2.21%) Linux
3 4 (1.10%) AIX
3 4 (1.10%) HPUX
3 4 (1.10%) Solaris
4 3 (0.83%) SUSE
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (54.97%) Business Intelligence
2 109 (30.11%) Analytics
3 84 (23.20%) ETL
4 68 (18.78%) Data Modelling
5 60 (16.57%) Data Analysis
6 47 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (10.22%) Migration
9 35 (9.67%) Data Management
10 30 (8.29%) Visualisation
11 25 (6.91%) SDLC
12 24 (6.63%) UML
13 22 (6.08%) Data Visualisation
14 20 (5.52%) Kimball Methodology
15 19 (5.25%) Project Management
16 17 (4.70%) Business Analysis
17 16 (4.42%) ITIL
18 15 (4.14%) Data Analytics
19 14 (3.87%) Business Process Modelling
20 13 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (40.88%) SQL
2 29 (8.01%) VBA
3 14 (3.87%) PL/SQL
4 13 (3.59%) PHP
4 13 (3.59%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.76%) Java
6 7 (1.93%) C#
6 7 (1.93%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.66%) Python
7 6 (1.66%) R
8 3 (0.83%) ABAP
8 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.83%) VB
9 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.55%) C
9 2 (0.55%) C-shell
9 2 (0.55%) Korn
9 2 (0.55%) Perl
9 2 (0.55%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 73 (20.17%) Security Cleared
2 62 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.14%) ACCA
3 15 (4.14%) CIMA
4 14 (3.87%) Degree
5 6 (1.66%) ISEB
6 5 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.66%) CDISC
2 6 (1.66%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.10%) KVM
1 4 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.83%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.55%) Samba
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) Oracle EDQ
2 10 (2.76%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.38%) Netcool
4 4 (1.10%) Control-M
4 4 (1.10%) OpenView
4 4 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.83%) Oozie
6 2 (0.55%) Ansible
6 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (25.14%) IBM
2 69 (19.06%) Microsoft
3 67 (18.51%) Oracle
4 62 (17.13%) Tableau
5 38 (10.50%) SAP
6 23 (6.35%) Informatica
7 17 (4.70%) HP
8 12 (3.31%) Talend
9 11 (3.04%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (2.49%) Capita
11 8 (2.21%) Northgate
12 7 (1.93%) Cisco
13 6 (1.66%) NGA Human Resources
14 4 (1.10%) F5
14 4 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.10%) Opsware
14 4 (1.10%) PlateSpin
14 4 (1.10%) Sun
14 4 (1.10%) Veritas
14 4 (1.10%) VMware