Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 689 541 516
Rank change year-on-year -148 -25 -104
Contract jobs citing Cognos 196 362 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 252 229
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +5.59% -
10th Percentile £350 £308 £306
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +89.87% -71.41%
10th Percentile £20.48 £24.90 £15.78
90th Percentile £130.00 £67.71 £24.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.63 £57.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -55.43% +191.14% -71.41%

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 41,703 41,436 43,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,801 26,127 26,606
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,528 1,357 1,646
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £45.00 £46.00
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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -146 183 £450 - 45
UK excluding London -136 105 £450 +5.88% 36
London -26 87 £450 -6.25% 17
Midlands -37 28 £450 +5.88% 8
North of England -40 24 £453 +6.47% 4
East of England -1 17 £500 +17.65% 1
East Midlands -8 14 £400 -3.61% 3
South East -20 13 £450 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire -6 12 £443 +14.19% 2
North West -24 12 £475 +11.76% 2
South West -53 12 £468 -22.08% 5
West Midlands -43 10 £450 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland +27 7 £215 -4.44%
Scotland -22 4 £513 +28.13% 8

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 119 (60.71%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (41.33%) SQL
3 65 (33.16%) Finance
4 55 (28.06%) Tableau
5 51 (26.02%) Oracle
6 49 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 42 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (21.43%) Analytics
8 40 (20.41%) Visualisation
8 40 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (19.90%) SQL Server
10 36 (18.37%) QlikView
11 34 (17.35%) ETL
11 34 (17.35%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (15.31%) Power BI
13 29 (14.80%) IBM
13 29 (14.80%) Cognos TM1
14 28 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (13.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 25 (12.76%) VBA
16 25 (12.76%) Cognos Report Studio
17 24 (12.24%) Relational Database
18 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
19 21 (10.71%) Data Visualisation
20 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
21 18 (9.18%) Data Modelling
21 18 (9.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
22 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
23 16 (8.16%) Data Analysis
24 15 (7.65%) Spotfire

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 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.06%) SAS
3 4 (2.04%) IIS
3 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.02%) Confluence
4 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.55%) SPSS
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.53%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (14.80%) Cognos TM1
2 26 (13.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.02%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (1.02%) Maximo
4 2 (1.02%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.51%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.51%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.06%) IaaS
4 6 (3.06%) PaaS
5 3 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) Firewall
1 7 (3.57%) HTTP
1 7 (3.57%) HTTPS
1 7 (3.57%) SSL
1 7 (3.57%) VPN
2 6 (3.06%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (19.90%) SQL Server
3 36 (18.37%) QlikView
4 34 (17.35%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (15.31%) Power BI
6 25 (12.76%) Cognos Report Studio
7 24 (12.24%) Relational Database
8 18 (9.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 15 (7.65%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 15 (7.65%) Spotfire
10 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (6.63%) Cognos Transformer
11 13 (6.63%) Hadoop
11 13 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (6.12%) RDBMS
13 11 (5.61%) Neo4j
14 9 (4.59%) Apache Hive
14 9 (4.59%) Pentaho
15 8 (4.08%) Data Mining
16 7 (3.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.53%) Subversion
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (33.16%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (5.61%) Banking
4 8 (4.08%) Legal
5 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.06%) Publishing
7 4 (2.04%) Retail
7 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.53%) Law
9 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.02%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Marketing
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.51%) Electronics
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
10 1 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (41.33%) Developer
2 48 (24.49%) Analyst
3 47 (23.98%) Cognos Developer
4 27 (13.78%) Data Analyst
5 19 (9.69%) TM1 Developer
6 18 (9.18%) Consultant
7 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (5.10%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.59%) Report Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) Cognos Consultant
12 7 (3.57%) Report Developer
12 7 (3.57%) Senior Cognos Developer
12 7 (3.57%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 6 (3.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 6 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
14 5 (2.55%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.12%) LDAP
2 7 (3.57%) OAuth
2 7 (3.57%) SAML
2 7 (3.57%) XML
3 6 (3.06%) HTML
3 6 (3.06%) jQuery
4 5 (2.55%) .NET
4 5 (2.55%) MDX
5 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) JSP
6 1 (0.51%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) Spring
6 1 (0.51%) Web Services
6 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) Data Structures
2 10 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.10%) Taxonomies
3 8 (4.08%) FMCG
4 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.04%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.53%) Life Science
6 3 (1.53%) Pharmacovigilance
6 3 (1.53%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) Equities
7 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Mashup
8 1 (0.51%) Podcast
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.10%) Linux
2 6 (3.06%) Unix
2 6 (3.06%) Windows
3 5 (2.55%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.02%) AIX
4 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (60.71%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (21.43%) Analytics
3 40 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (20.41%) Visualisation
4 34 (17.35%) ETL
5 21 (10.71%) Data Visualisation
6 18 (9.18%) Data Modelling
7 16 (8.16%) Data Analysis
8 15 (7.65%) Data Integration
8 15 (7.65%) Data Science
9 14 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.14%) Data Analytics
9 14 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (7.14%) Project Management
10 12 (6.12%) Risk Management
10 12 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.12%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (5.61%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 11 (5.61%) Financial Analysis
11 11 (5.61%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.33%) SQL
2 25 (12.76%) VBA
3 14 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.55%) Python
7 4 (2.04%) Java
7 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.53%) Degree
4 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.51%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) GDPR
2 8 (4.08%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.55%) CDISC
5 4 (2.04%) PMO
6 3 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.02%) SLA
8 1 (0.51%) EMIR
8 1 (0.51%) MiFID
8 1 (0.51%) QA
8 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.57%) HDFS
2 4 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (4.08%) Ansible
2 7 (3.57%) Ambari
2 7 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (3.57%) Oozie
2 7 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.57%) Terraform
3 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 55 (28.06%) Tableau
2 51 (26.02%) Oracle
3 29 (14.80%) IBM
4 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.12%) Informatica
6 11 (5.61%) SAP
7 10 (5.10%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (4.08%) Cloudera
8 8 (4.08%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.06%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.04%) Talend
11 3 (1.53%) Actuate
11 3 (1.53%) Anaplan
11 3 (1.53%) Birst
11 3 (1.53%) Cisco
11 3 (1.53%) Google
11 3 (1.53%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.53%) Lotus
11 3 (1.53%) Sage
11 3 (1.53%) Teradata