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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 467 349
Rank change year-on-year -4 -118  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 136 184 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.35% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.77% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 119 212
Median daily rate £436 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £16.06 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.70% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 126 £425 -0.58% 49
London -15 56 £450 +1.12% 20
South East +11 21 £425 - 6
West Midlands +26 13 £378 -12.20% 10
Yorkshire +25 11 £350 -27.31% 3
Scotland +35 10 £520 +73.33% 2
Leeds +27 8 £350 -27.46% 2
West Sussex +21 8 £440 +17.33% 2
West Yorkshire +20 8 £350 -27.46% 3
Edinburgh +20 8 £500 +66.66% 1
City of London +1 8 £488 +14.70% 10
Birmingham +23 6 £378 -11.17% 3
South West +8 6 £500 +44.92% 2
Surrey -5 6 £381 -19.73% 1
East of England -16 6 £475 +5.55% 1
North West +19 4 £400 - 4
Crawley +1 4 £440 +17.33% 1
East Sussex - 4 - -
Hove - 4 - -
Bristol -3 3 £468 +35.50% 1
Bedfordshire -4 3 £475 -
Coventry - 3 £375 - 3
Cheshire - 3 £375 - 1
Berkshire +15 2 £365 +8.14% 1
Glasgow +8 2 £523 +74.16% 1
East Midlands -13 2 £425 +6.25%
Essex -16 2 £394 -5.68%
Gloucestershire - 2 £525 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 156 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
2 138 (46.00%) Finance
3 106 (35.33%) SQL
4 84 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (22.00%) Analytics
6 65 (21.67%) Tableau
7 62 (20.67%) IBM
8 61 (20.33%) Oracle
9 58 (19.33%) SQL Server
10 54 (18.00%) BusinessObjects
10 54 (18.00%) Data Modelling
11 51 (17.00%) ETL
12 47 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 47 (15.67%) Microsoft Excel
13 46 (15.33%) Microsoft
13 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (14.00%) Cognos TM1
15 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 35 (11.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 35 (11.67%) QlikView
17 29 (9.67%) Data Analysis
17 29 (9.67%) Informatica
18 28 (9.33%) Banking
18 28 (9.33%) Power BI
19 27 (9.00%) SAP
20 26 (8.67%) Project Management
20 26 (8.67%) Business Analysis
21 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (7.67%) Migration
22 23 (7.67%) Microsoft Office

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 20 (6.67%) SAS
2 12 (4.00%) Apache Pig
3 11 (3.67%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.00%) FileNet
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.67%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.67%) IIS
7 2 (0.67%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (15.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.33%) SPSS
4 6 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.67%) Weka
Business Applications
1 42 (14.00%) Cognos TM1
2 35 (11.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 16 (5.33%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (3.00%) Maximo
5 8 (2.67%) Cognos Planning
6 6 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (1.67%) WebTrends
8 4 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (1.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (1.00%) Primavera
9 3 (1.00%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (1.33%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.33%) SaaS
3 3 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 2 (0.67%) Firewall
2 2 (0.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.67%) LDAP
2 2 (0.67%) NAS
2 2 (0.67%) Network Security
2 2 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.33%) DNS
3 1 (0.33%) FCoE
3 1 (0.33%) FTP
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.33%) SSH
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.33%) VLAN
3 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (19.33%) SQL Server
3 54 (18.00%) BusinessObjects
4 47 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (11.67%) QlikView
7 28 (9.33%) Power BI
8 23 (7.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (7.00%) Oracle Database
10 20 (6.67%) Relational Database
11 16 (5.33%) Hadoop
12 15 (5.00%) Big Data
13 14 (4.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 14 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (4.33%) Cognos Report Studio
14 13 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (4.33%) RDBMS
14 13 (4.33%) Spotfire
14 13 (4.33%) Star Schema
15 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.00%) ERwin
4 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.00%) JIRA
4 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 138 (46.00%) Finance
2 28 (9.33%) Banking
3 13 (4.33%) Retail
4 12 (4.00%) Marketing
5 7 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.67%) Legal
7 4 (1.33%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.33%) Law
8 3 (1.00%) Advertising
8 3 (1.00%) Front Office
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (36.00%) Developer
2 58 (19.33%) Analyst
3 50 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
4 47 (15.67%) Consultant
5 32 (10.67%) Cognos Consultant
6 30 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 23 (7.67%) Architect
8 15 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 15 (5.00%) Report Developer
8 15 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Cognos BI Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Cognos Support
9 14 (4.67%) Support Consultant
9 14 (4.67%) Systems Support
10 13 (4.33%) Data Analyst
10 13 (4.33%) TM1 Developer
11 12 (4.00%) Data Architect
11 12 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.00%) Report Specialist
12 11 (3.67%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.67%) .NET
2 9 (3.00%) HTML
3 5 (1.67%) Web Services
4 4 (1.33%) CSS
4 4 (1.33%) XML
5 3 (1.00%) J2EE
5 3 (1.00%) REST
5 3 (1.00%) SOAP
5 3 (1.00%) WSDL
5 3 (1.00%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.00%) XSD
6 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.67%) D3.js
6 2 (0.67%) JSON
6 2 (0.67%) MDX
6 2 (0.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.33%) jQuery
7 1 (0.33%) Kafka
7 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.00%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.00%) User Experience
5 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.00%) Clustering
6 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.00%) Replication
6 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.67%) Fintech
7 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.67%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.67%) Life Science
7 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.67%) Solaris
2 8 (2.67%) Linux
2 8 (2.67%) Windows
3 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.67%) AIX
4 2 (0.67%) Unix
4 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.33%) HPUX
5 1 (0.33%) SUSE
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (22.00%) Analytics
3 54 (18.00%) Data Modelling
4 51 (17.00%) ETL
5 29 (9.67%) Data Analysis
6 26 (8.67%) Business Analysis
6 26 (8.67%) Project Management
7 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.67%) Migration
9 21 (7.00%) Visualisation
10 20 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (6.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 19 (6.33%) ERP
12 18 (6.00%) Data Management
13 16 (5.33%) Translating Business Requirements
14 14 (4.67%) CRM
15 13 (4.33%) Data Migration
15 13 (4.33%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (4.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 106 (35.33%) SQL
2 19 (6.33%) R
3 17 (5.67%) Python
4 15 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.33%) Java
6 11 (3.67%) C#
7 10 (3.33%) Korn
7 10 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.33%) VBA
8 6 (2.00%) C
8 6 (2.00%) Scala
9 5 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.00%) ABAP
11 3 (1.00%) Perl
12 2 (0.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.33%) C++
13 1 (0.33%) C-shell
13 1 (0.33%) JCL
13 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (7.67%) Degree
2 10 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.33%) ACCA
5 4 (1.33%) CIMA
6 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.67%) CBAP
7 2 (0.67%) IIBA
7 2 (0.67%) ISEB
7 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.33%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.00%) QA
3 8 (2.67%) PMO
4 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.00%) SLA
5 2 (0.67%) Basel II
6 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) KVM
3 1 (0.33%) Samba
3 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (1.33%) Oozie
2 2 (0.67%) OpenView
2 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (21.67%) Tableau
2 62 (20.67%) IBM
3 61 (20.33%) Oracle
4 46 (15.33%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.67%) Informatica
6 27 (9.00%) SAP
7 19 (6.33%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (4.00%) Teradata
9 8 (2.67%) Netezza
10 7 (2.33%) Omniture
11 6 (2.00%) Adobe
11 6 (2.00%) Brio
11 6 (2.00%) Cisco
12 5 (1.67%) CODA
12 5 (1.67%) Coremetrics
12 5 (1.67%) HP
12 5 (1.67%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.67%) Talend
12 5 (1.67%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.67%) Vertica
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day +
Posted: 3 hours ago
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England
Opal Tree Solutions
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Jersey, Channel Isles
The ECS Group Limited
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Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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