Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 497 387
Rank change year-on-year -64 -110 -61
Contract jobs citing Cognos 310 451 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.93% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 287 426
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £313
90th Percentile £550 £538 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
UK median hourly rate £34.28 £20.50 £22.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.22% -7.09% +7.63%
10th Percentile £19.10 £12.25 £20.25
90th Percentile £50.03 £69.07 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.28 £42.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -19.34% +55.96% +32.93%

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 41786 48679 50438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.58% 44.95% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25544 29876 29374
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1642 2237
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.36 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% +3.03%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -39 283 £425 - 49
UK excluding London -24 184 £410 +2.50% 32
London -27 106 £430 -7.03% 20
South East -22 55 £425 +9.68% 2
Midlands +18 44 £380 -13.64% 3
North of England +50 43 £390 -1.27% 17
West Midlands +42 28 £380 -11.63% 2
Scotland +16 22 £475 +31.94%
North West +29 21 £425 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire +34 15 £350 -27.39% 9
East Midlands -20 15 £363 -19.44% 1
South West -2 11 £513 +28.13% 3
East of England -29 11 £475 +5.56% 4
North East +58 7 £410 -18.00% 2
Northern Ireland -60 1 £195 +1.30% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 166 (53.55%) Business Intelligence
2 122 (39.35%) SQL
3 120 (38.71%) Finance
4 93 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (22.26%) Oracle
6 67 (21.61%) IBM
7 65 (20.97%) ETL
8 61 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (18.71%) Analytics
10 50 (16.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 50 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
11 45 (14.52%) SQL Server
11 45 (14.52%) Cognos TM1
12 44 (14.19%) BusinessObjects
13 43 (13.87%) Microsoft
14 42 (13.55%) Tableau
15 41 (13.23%) Data Modelling
15 41 (13.23%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (12.58%) Data Analysis
17 38 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 34 (10.97%) Security Cleared
18 34 (10.97%) Banking
19 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
19 30 (9.68%) SAP
20 29 (9.35%) Migration
20 29 (9.35%) SC Cleared
20 29 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 27 (8.71%) Oracle Database
22 26 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (7.74%) Degree

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 21 (6.77%) SAS
2 20 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.23%) MQSeries
5 10 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.90%) Apache
6 9 (2.90%) iPlanet
6 9 (2.90%) JBoss
6 9 (2.90%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.90%) WebLogic Portal
7 8 (2.58%) ArcGIS
7 8 (2.58%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.97%) FileNet
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.65%) IIS
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.61%) SPSS
6 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (16.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 45 (14.52%) Cognos TM1
3 15 (4.84%) Cognos Controller
4 10 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (2.26%) Maximo
5 7 (2.26%) Unica
6 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.61%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (1.29%) SAP BPC
8 4 (1.29%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.97%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.97%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.65%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.65%) HFM
10 2 (0.65%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.65%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.58%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (1.29%) SaaS
3 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.19%) NAS
2 10 (3.23%) LDAP
2 10 (3.23%) SAN
3 9 (2.90%) Firewall
3 9 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.94%) DNS
4 6 (1.94%) FCoE
4 6 (1.94%) iSCSI
4 6 (1.94%) WAN
5 3 (0.97%) VLAN
6 2 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (14.52%) SQL Server
3 44 (14.19%) BusinessObjects
4 38 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (8.71%) Oracle Database
7 22 (7.10%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (6.45%) Power BI
9 19 (6.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 19 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (5.16%) QlikView
11 15 (4.84%) Cognos Report Studio
12 14 (4.52%) OLAP
12 14 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (3.55%) Relational Database
14 10 (3.23%) DataStage
14 10 (3.23%) Pentaho
15 9 (2.90%) IBM InfoSphere
15 9 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (2.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
1 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (0.97%) ERwin
4 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 120 (38.71%) Finance
2 34 (10.97%) Banking
3 18 (5.81%) Marketing
4 14 (4.52%) Retail
5 10 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.97%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 106 (34.19%) Developer
2 74 (23.87%) Analyst
3 44 (14.19%) Cognos Developer
4 39 (12.58%) Consultant
5 34 (10.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 28 (9.03%) Cognos Consultant
7 22 (7.10%) Business Analyst
8 21 (6.77%) Cognos BI Developer
9 20 (6.45%) Architect
9 20 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 19 (6.13%) SQL Developer
11 14 (4.52%) Cognos Support
12 13 (4.19%) Data Analyst
12 13 (4.19%) Report Developer
12 13 (4.19%) Support Consultant
12 13 (4.19%) Systems Support
12 13 (4.19%) TM1 Developer
13 12 (3.87%) Report Analyst
14 11 (3.55%) ETL Developer
15 10 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.87%) .NET
2 9 (2.90%) J2EE
3 7 (2.26%) HTML
4 4 (1.29%) CSS
4 4 (1.29%) XML
5 3 (0.97%) REST
5 3 (0.97%) SOAP
5 3 (0.97%) Web Services
5 3 (0.97%) WSDL
5 3 (0.97%) XML Messaging
5 3 (0.97%) XSD
6 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.65%) MDX
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) EDI
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) Kafka
7 1 (0.32%) Node.js
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 61 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.13%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.23%) Clustering
5 6 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.94%) Grid Computing
6 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.32%) Fintech
8 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.32%) FMCG
8 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.32%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.10%) Unix
2 21 (6.77%) Linux
3 19 (6.13%) Solaris
4 17 (5.48%) Windows
5 10 (3.23%) AIX
5 10 (3.23%) HPUX
5 10 (3.23%) SUSE
6 3 (0.97%) MVS
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (53.55%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (20.97%) ETL
3 58 (18.71%) Analytics
4 41 (13.23%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (13.23%) Data Modelling
5 39 (12.58%) Data Analysis
6 29 (9.35%) Migration
7 26 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.42%) Business Analysis
9 17 (5.48%) ERP
9 17 (5.48%) Project Management
10 16 (5.16%) ITIL
11 14 (4.52%) Data Integration
11 14 (4.52%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.19%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 13 (4.19%) Data Management
12 13 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.19%) Translating Business Requirements
13 11 (3.55%) CRM
13 11 (3.55%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.35%) SQL
2 17 (5.48%) Shell Script
3 16 (5.16%) PL/SQL
4 15 (4.84%) Korn
5 14 (4.52%) VBA
6 9 (2.90%) C#
6 9 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.26%) Perl
8 6 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.94%) C
8 6 (1.94%) C-shell
9 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.29%) ABAP
10 4 (1.29%) Java
10 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.29%) Python
10 4 (1.29%) R
11 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.32%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.74%) Degree
4 8 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.97%) ACCA
7 3 (0.97%) CIMA
8 2 (0.65%) CBAP
8 2 (0.65%) IIBA
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCP
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.13%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.90%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 10 (3.23%) KVM
1 10 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 10 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 10 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.94%) Samba
3 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.23%) OpenView
2 8 (2.58%) Oracle EDQ
3 7 (2.26%) Data Guard
3 7 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.29%) Netcool
4 4 (1.29%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (22.26%) Oracle
2 67 (21.61%) IBM
3 43 (13.87%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.55%) Tableau
5 30 (9.68%) SAP
6 20 (6.45%) Informatica
7 16 (5.16%) MicroStrategy
8 15 (4.84%) HP
9 14 (4.52%) Cisco
10 10 (3.23%) Opsware
10 10 (3.23%) PlateSpin
10 10 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.23%) Sun
10 10 (3.23%) Veritas
10 10 (3.23%) VMware
11 9 (2.90%) F5
12 6 (1.94%) Teradata
13 5 (1.61%) Brio
13 5 (1.61%) Netezza
13 5 (1.61%) Omniture