Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 494 421
Rank change year-on-year -46 -73 -71
Contract jobs citing Cognos 354 447 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.94% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 254 392
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £320 £275 £300
90th Percentile £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £368 £413
% change year-on-year +15.65% -10.91% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -3.33%
10th Percentile £29.68 £16.65 £20.15
90th Percentile £69.07 £69.07 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.52 £66.79 £21.25
% change year-on-year -4.89% +214.28% -5.56%

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 43242 47490 49684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 45.29% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26864 29037 29297
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1447 1703 2110
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -42 325 £425 - 24
UK excluding London +1 228 £425 +15.65% 13
London -85 116 £435 -8.42% 12
Midlands +40 56 £400 - 1
North of England +62 55 £400 +6.67% 3
South East -44 39 £425 +25.93% 4
West Midlands +44 37 £406 +8.33% 1
North West +27 35 £425 +13.33% 3
South West +28 33 £600 +41.18% 3
Scotland -6 22 £400 +6.67% 1
East of England -16 21 £354 -16.76% 1
East Midlands +6 19 £363 -9.38%
Yorkshire +15 12 £388 -14.13%
North East - 8 £405 -
Northern Ireland -50 3 £225 +16.88%
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 179 (50.56%) Business Intelligence
2 135 (38.14%) SQL
3 114 (32.20%) Finance
4 92 (25.99%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (25.14%) IBM
6 86 (24.29%) Analytics
7 84 (23.73%) Security Cleared
8 77 (21.75%) ETL
9 72 (20.34%) SC Cleared
10 70 (19.77%) Oracle
11 66 (18.64%) Cognos TM1
11 66 (18.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 65 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (14.97%) Microsoft
15 52 (14.69%) Data Modelling
16 51 (14.41%) Microsoft Excel
17 47 (13.28%) Data Analysis
18 41 (11.58%) Tableau
19 39 (11.02%) Banking
20 38 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 37 (10.45%) SAP
22 33 (9.32%) SQL Server
22 33 (9.32%) BusinessObjects
22 33 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
23 32 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 31 (8.76%) Migration
25 30 (8.47%) SAS
25 30 (8.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
26 28 (7.91%) 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 30 (8.47%) SAS
2 22 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.65%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.39%) ArcGIS
5 12 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (3.39%) MQSeries
5 12 (3.39%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.11%) Apache
6 11 (3.11%) iPlanet
6 11 (3.11%) JBoss
6 11 (3.11%) Oracle Application Server
6 11 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.11%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 51 (14.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.82%) SPSS
5 9 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.69%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 66 (18.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 66 (18.64%) Cognos TM1
2 13 (3.67%) Cognos Planning
3 12 (3.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (2.54%) ResourceLink
4 9 (2.54%) Unica
5 7 (1.98%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (1.13%) Maximo
7 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.85%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.85%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.56%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.24%) NAS
2 12 (3.39%) LDAP
2 12 (3.39%) SAN
3 11 (3.11%) Firewall
3 11 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.69%) DNS
4 6 (1.69%) FCoE
4 6 (1.69%) iSCSI
4 6 (1.69%) WAN
5 3 (0.85%) VLAN
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (25.99%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.32%) BusinessObjects
3 33 (9.32%) SQL Server
4 32 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (8.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 26 (7.34%) OLAP
7 25 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (6.50%) Cognos Report Studio
9 21 (5.93%) Power BI
10 19 (5.37%) QlikView
11 18 (5.08%) Oracle Database
11 18 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (3.95%) Oracle OLAP
12 14 (3.95%) Pentaho
13 12 (3.39%) Big Data
13 12 (3.39%) MS Access
13 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (3.11%) Hadoop
15 10 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) ERwin
1 5 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
1 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.13%) Toad
2 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 114 (32.20%) Finance
2 39 (11.02%) Banking
3 21 (5.93%) Marketing
4 16 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.39%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.85%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 137 (38.70%) Developer
2 97 (27.40%) Analyst
3 75 (21.19%) Cognos Developer
4 47 (13.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 32 (9.04%) Cognos BI Developer
6 31 (8.76%) Consultant
7 30 (8.47%) Business Analyst
8 25 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 25 (7.06%) Data Analyst
9 22 (6.21%) TM1 Developer
10 19 (5.37%) Cognos Consultant
11 18 (5.08%) Architect
12 15 (4.24%) SQL Developer
13 12 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) DBA
15 9 (2.54%) Analytics Developer
15 9 (2.54%) Applications Developer
15 9 (2.54%) Data Architect
15 9 (2.54%) Oracle DBA
15 9 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.52%) XML
2 12 (3.39%) CSS
2 12 (3.39%) HTML
3 11 (3.11%) J2EE
4 10 (2.82%) .NET
5 5 (1.41%) MDX
6 4 (1.13%) REST
6 4 (1.13%) SOAP
7 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.85%) EDI
7 3 (0.85%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.85%) Web Services
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Avro
9 1 (0.28%) D3.js
9 1 (0.28%) jQuery
9 1 (0.28%) JSON
9 1 (0.28%) Kafka
9 1 (0.28%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.50%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.67%) Clustering
3 13 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.26%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.69%) Grid Computing
6 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.41%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.41%) User Experience
7 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.85%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.28%) FMCG
8 1 (0.28%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.34%) Unix
2 24 (6.78%) Linux
3 20 (5.65%) Windows
4 12 (3.39%) AIX
4 12 (3.39%) HPUX
4 12 (3.39%) Solaris
5 11 (3.11%) SUSE
6 3 (0.85%) MVS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.28%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (50.56%) Business Intelligence
2 86 (24.29%) Analytics
3 77 (21.75%) ETL
4 56 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (14.69%) Data Modelling
6 47 (13.28%) Data Analysis
7 33 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (8.76%) Migration
9 28 (7.91%) Data Management
10 21 (5.93%) SDLC
11 18 (5.08%) UML
12 17 (4.80%) ITIL
13 16 (4.52%) Kimball Methodology
14 15 (4.24%) Scrum
15 14 (3.95%) Waterfall
16 13 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (3.39%) Business Analysis
17 12 (3.39%) Project Management
18 11 (3.11%) High Availability
18 11 (3.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 135 (38.14%) SQL
2 26 (7.34%) VBA
3 19 (5.37%) Shell Script
4 17 (4.80%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.11%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.26%) C#
6 8 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.26%) PHP
7 7 (1.98%) Perl
7 7 (1.98%) Python
8 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.69%) C-shell
8 6 (1.69%) Java
8 6 (1.69%) Korn
8 6 (1.69%) R
9 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.13%) VB
10 2 (0.56%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 84 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 72 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.24%) Degree
4 11 (3.11%) ACCA
4 11 (3.11%) CIMA
5 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.69%) ISEB
6 5 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.56%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.39%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.39%) KVM
1 12 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 12 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.69%) Samba
3 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.39%) OpenView
1 12 (3.39%) Oracle EDQ
2 10 (2.82%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.69%) Netcool
3 6 (1.69%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.56%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 89 (25.14%) IBM
2 70 (19.77%) Oracle
3 53 (14.97%) Microsoft
4 41 (11.58%) Tableau
5 37 (10.45%) SAP
6 25 (7.06%) HP
7 16 (4.52%) Informatica
8 15 (4.24%) Cisco
9 14 (3.95%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (3.39%) Opsware
10 12 (3.39%) PlateSpin
10 12 (3.39%) Sun
10 12 (3.39%) Veritas
10 12 (3.39%) VMware
11 11 (3.11%) F5
11 11 (3.11%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.98%) Northgate
13 6 (1.69%) Borland
13 6 (1.69%) ILOG
13 6 (1.69%) NGA Human Resources