Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 550 499
Rank change year-on-year -99 -51 -113
Contract jobs citing Cognos 236 333 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 220 267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £305 £318 £275
90th Percentile £596 £564 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +156.10% -8.89%
10th Percentile £42.15 £22.67 £12.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £63.15 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% +23.53% +55.96%

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 43,608 42,470 47,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.32% 43.36% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,064 26,125 29,345
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,401 1,622
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% -3.80% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -100 226 £450 +5.88% 69
UK excluding London -96 135 £450 +5.88% 48
London -45 94 £475 +10.47% 26
North of England -27 36 £435 +11.54% 16
South East -15 33 £425 - 9
Yorkshire -6 30 £425 +21.43% 6
East of England +6 28 £500 +34.23% 1
Midlands -33 21 £450 +16.13% 10
East Midlands -2 10 £375 -23.08% 6
South West -26 9 £450 -14.29% 7
Scotland -38 8 £375 -14.29% 4
West Midlands -43 7 £450 +18.42% 4
North West -34 6 £461 +8.53% 10
Northern Ireland +32 2 £275 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 115 (48.73%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (41.95%) SQL
3 84 (35.59%) Finance
4 66 (27.97%) Tableau
5 61 (25.85%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (25.00%) Oracle
7 53 (22.46%) IBM
7 53 (22.46%) Analytics
8 48 (20.34%) ETL
8 48 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (16.53%) Cognos TM1
10 38 (16.10%) BusinessObjects
11 36 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 35 (14.83%) Microsoft Excel
13 33 (13.98%) Visualisation
14 32 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (13.14%) QlikView
16 26 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 24 (10.17%) Power BI
19 23 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (9.32%) Data Visualisation
20 22 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 22 (9.32%) Banking
20 22 (9.32%) Informatica
21 21 (8.90%) Migration
22 20 (8.47%) Project Management
22 20 (8.47%) Data Quality
22 20 (8.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
22 20 (8.47%) Cognos Framework Manager

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 (5.51%) SAS
2 8 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.97%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.85%) Appian
6 2 (0.85%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (14.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (16.53%) Cognos TM1
2 20 (8.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.27%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (1.27%) HFM
4 2 (0.85%) Maximo
4 2 (0.85%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.85%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.42%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.42%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.42%) iTrent
5 1 (0.42%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.42%) Movex
5 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.97%) IaaS
3 7 (2.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.97%) Firewall
1 7 (2.97%) HTTP
1 7 (2.97%) HTTPS
1 7 (2.97%) SSL
1 7 (2.97%) VPN
2 6 (2.54%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.69%) SMS
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (25.85%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (16.10%) BusinessObjects
3 36 (15.25%) SQL Server
4 31 (13.14%) QlikView
5 25 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (10.17%) Power BI
7 22 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (8.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 16 (6.78%) Spotfire
10 15 (6.36%) Cognos Report Studio
10 15 (6.36%) DataStage
10 15 (6.36%) Oracle Database
11 14 (5.93%) Hadoop
11 14 (5.93%) OLAP
12 13 (5.51%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (5.51%) Relational Database
13 11 (4.66%) Apache Hive
13 11 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (4.24%) Big Data
14 10 (4.24%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.69%) JIRA
3 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.85%) Toad
5 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 84 (35.59%) Finance
2 22 (9.32%) Banking
3 16 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 15 (6.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.81%) Legal
6 7 (2.97%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.12%) Retail
8 4 (1.69%) Billing
8 4 (1.69%) Law
9 3 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.27%) Marketing
9 3 (1.27%) Publishing
10 2 (0.85%) French Language
11 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) Front Office
11 1 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) International Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (36.44%) Developer
2 47 (19.92%) Cognos Developer
3 46 (19.49%) Analyst
4 25 (10.59%) TM1 Developer
5 22 (9.32%) Consultant
6 19 (8.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 19 (8.05%) Data Analyst
7 17 (7.20%) Business Analyst
8 16 (6.78%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.08%) Data Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.39%) Cognos BI Developer
11 8 (3.39%) Cognos Consultant
11 8 (3.39%) Report Developer
12 7 (2.97%) Architect
12 7 (2.97%) Data Warehouse Specialist
12 7 (2.97%) SQL Developer
13 6 (2.54%) Banking Analyst
13 6 (2.54%) Programmer
13 6 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.97%) LDAP
1 7 (2.97%) OAuth
1 7 (2.97%) SAML
2 4 (1.69%) HTML
3 3 (1.27%) .NET
3 3 (1.27%) jQuery
3 3 (1.27%) MDX
4 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.85%) CSS
4 2 (0.85%) EDI
5 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.42%) D3.js
5 1 (0.42%) HTML5
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.42%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.42%) RESTful
5 1 (0.42%) SOAP
5 1 (0.42%) XBRL
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.12%) FMCG
8 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.27%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.42%) Blog
10 1 (0.42%) Fintech
10 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.42%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.93%) Linux
2 12 (5.08%) Unix
2 12 (5.08%) Windows
3 5 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.85%) AIX
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.73%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (22.46%) Analytics
3 48 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (20.34%) ETL
4 33 (13.98%) Visualisation
5 26 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.32%) Data Visualisation
8 21 (8.90%) Migration
9 20 (8.47%) Project Management
10 18 (7.63%) Data Modelling
11 17 (7.20%) Business Analysis
11 17 (7.20%) Data Analysis
12 15 (6.36%) Data Integration
13 13 (5.51%) Data Analytics
13 13 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (4.66%) Validation
15 10 (4.24%) Data Migration
15 10 (4.24%) Software Engineering
15 10 (4.24%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 99 (41.95%) SQL
2 17 (7.20%) PL/SQL
3 16 (6.78%) Java
4 12 (5.08%) Python
5 8 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.39%) VBA
6 7 (2.97%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.54%) Scala
8 4 (1.69%) C
9 3 (1.27%) C#
9 3 (1.27%) Jython
9 3 (1.27%) VBScript
10 2 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) ABAP
11 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.42%) R
11 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.51%) Degree
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.85%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ACCA
6 1 (0.42%) CIMA
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.47%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.81%) CDISC
2 9 (3.81%) QA
3 8 (3.39%) GDPR
4 7 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.85%) PMO
6 2 (0.85%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) IFRS
7 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.39%) HDFS
2 3 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.39%) Ansible
2 7 (2.97%) Ambari
2 7 (2.97%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (2.97%) Oozie
2 7 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (2.97%) Terraform
3 4 (1.69%) Control-M
3 4 (1.69%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (27.97%) Tableau
2 59 (25.00%) Oracle
3 53 (22.46%) IBM
4 22 (9.32%) Informatica
5 19 (8.05%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.05%) SAP
6 11 (4.66%) Hyperion
6 11 (4.66%) Netezza
7 10 (4.24%) Cloudera
7 10 (4.24%) Teradata
8 9 (3.81%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (3.39%) Hortonworks
10 7 (2.97%) Anaplan
10 7 (2.97%) Lotus
11 4 (1.69%) Alteryx
11 4 (1.69%) Talend
12 3 (1.27%) Birst
12 3 (1.27%) BMC
12 3 (1.27%) Jaspersoft
12 3 (1.27%) JD Edwards